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ST. EUGENE PARISH HANDBOOK

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MINISTRY GUIDELINES

HOSPITALITY GUIDELINES


Our Parish life thrives through participation of our members. Here are the ministries in which we invite participation (please contact the leaders listed below for more information): 

Worship Ministries

Altar Servers - Ray Kull, 645-6039
Children's Church - Tracy Jedd, 254-5193
Counters - Denise Dobrolski, 254-5193
Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion - Carol Jordan
Hospitality - Dave Hetrick, 667-3009
Ministers to the Homebound - Rev. Dr. Michael Zboyovski, Deacon, 254-5193
Music - Rachel Hansbury, 254-5193
Nursery - Debbie Wadhams, 254-5193
Readers - Jo Steininger, 450-4606 & Pete McHugh, 828-768-9059

MEETING SPACE GUIDELINES

Please fill out the following form to request meeting space for your St. Eugene Ministry at least one week prior to meeting. You may send it to Mechelle Kobar either by fax (828-254-5797), email ([email protected]) or bring it by the office.  Thank you!  Meeting Request Form


Faith Formation

Dear Parents,

It is about time for our faith formation programs to begin again. Things will look a little different this year due to Covid-19. We have decided to run our programs virtually until the first of the year. We will reevaluate the situation at that time a decide if it will be safe for us to come back and meet in person. Below will outline what the program will look like. I am still in the process of working on some of the final details for our Sacrament programs, middle and high school programs. It is very important when you register your child for faith formation classes, that you sign up for the text notifications and give me a working email address. This will be my main way to communicate with you as we navigate our new normal. I will be holding registration for Pre-K through 12th grade Sunday, Aug. 23 and 30 after the 7:30 am and 9:00 am Masses. We will also hold registration on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Registration will be held behind the SEY House.

  • For our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes the only option will be for parents to homeschool their own children. You can download the class materials from a website. Info will be given out at registration. Materials will be available to download by September 13 and can be taught at home any day of the week.
  • For grades 1-5 the program will be set up as a virtual classroom. You will be able to watch a virtual catechist lead a lesson where your child will have the opportunity to answer questions by typing the answers in on the device, they are watching it on. Classes will be available to watch by Sept 13 and can be watched any day of the week. I will have access to the website that will allow me to track who has been logging on and doing the work. Instructions and usernames will be given out at the time of registration.
  • First Reconciliation and First Communion Prep will either be homeschooled by parents or we will meet virtually on a weeknight where the lesson will be led by one of our Catechist. I am still working on the final details for this program. Classes will begin mid-October for the Sacrament classes.
  • Confirmation classes will begin in January 2021. Hopefully, we will be able to teach in person by then.
  • Edge (middle school) and SEY (high school) will be led virtually. We will be using the Life Teen video series. Life Teen is still work on the release of these materials. They should be available by mid-September.

Please remember that it is important to sign up for text notifications and fill in an email address on your child’s registration form. This will allow me to communicate more details about the classes as it becomes available.

To sign up for text notifications text:

(sign up for all classes that your child will be in)

Sunday School (Pre-K through 5th grade) Text @ffavl to 81010

Edge (6th-8th grade) Text @edgeavl to 81010

SEY (9th-12th grade) Text @seylt to 81010

First Communion (class of 2020-2021) Text @firste21 to 81010

Confirmation (class of 2020-2021) Text @confm21 to 81010

Please let me know if for any reason you cannot make it to one of the registration times. We will work out a different way for you to register.

Faith Formation - Tracy Jedd, 254-5193
Faith Formation for parish children (PreK-6th grade)  Registration Form

To pay Registration Fee, make check payable to "St. Eugene Church" or Debit/Credit Card HERE
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Sacrament Preparation for Children -Tracy Jedd, 254-5193
Children's preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist *

*REQUIREMENT: 1 prior year of religious education either at a Catholic School or Catholic religious education program is needed before preparing for First Communion or Confirmation.

EDGE - Tracy Jedd, 254-5193
Faith Formation for parish youth (Grades 7-8)
Classes begin Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:15pm-7:45pm (please note time and day change)
Registration Form

To pay Registration Fee, make check payable to "St. Eugene Church" or Debit/Credit Card HERE

Sacrament Preparation for Youth - Tracy Jedd, 254-5193
Youth preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation*

*REQUIREMENT:  1 prior year of religious education either at a Catholic School or Catholic religious education program is needed before preparing for First Communion or Confirmation.

St. Eugene Youth Ministry (SEY) - Tracy Jedd, 254-5193
Faith Formation for parish youth (Grades 9- 12)
Begins Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:15pm-7:45pm (please note time and day change)
[Registration Form]

To pay Registration Fee, make check payable to "St. Eugene Church" or Debit/Credit Card HERE
[Permission Form]

Other Important Ministries

Asheville Catholic School - www.ashevillecatholic.org
An inter-parochial elementary and middle school supported by the five Catholic parishes of Buncombe County (Pre K - 8th grade) 

Catholic Campus Minister (UNCA) - David Mayeux 828-283-0832 or https://ashevilleccm.com

Choir -Rachel Hansbury, 254-5193
An enhancement of worship with musical talents. 

Inquiry Program -Rev. Dr. Michael Zboyovski, Deacon, 658-9379
For those interested in the Catholic faith. 

Knights of Columbus, St. Eugene Council - Dave Hetrick, [email protected]
Building family and faith together.

Landings - Joe Wansong, 628-9163
Welcoming home returning Catholics. 

Marriage Ministry - Rob and Carol Jordan, 687-2829
Provide marriage preparation to engaged couples. 

Nursery-Debbie Wadhams, 484-8459
Parish provided service on weekends, staffed by adults and teens. 

Preschool/Parent's Morning Out - Jennie Arndt, 254-5193
Time for yourself while your children have fun!

St. Eugene’s Parents Morning Out

Our program offers an opportunity for children to play, learn, explore and gain valuable social skills in a structured, small-group environment.  We include creative activities, bilingual language development activities (Spanish and English), music and dance, group and individual reading time, and outdoor play in our effort to allow children to develop and explore self-expression through art, language, and social relationships. We are currently accepting children 10 months to 4 years old.

Daily Schedule

Monday through Friday from 9am to 1 pm - September through May
9:00-9:30  Children arrive and begin free play
9:30-10:00  Snack (juice and snack provided by PMO)
10:00-11:30  Crafts, activities, reading, outdoor play, circle time
11:30-12:00  Lunch (child brings lunch from home)
12:00-1:00  Free play and clean up

Monthly Tuition

1 Day -  $135

2 Days-  $190

3 Days-  $220

4 Days-  $245

5 Days-  $270

We offer a summer program in June.  For this program we are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-1.  This program is for ages 1-4 and has limited availability.  We are closed in July and August until school begins again.

We follow Asheville Catholic School's annual calendar for Spring Break and Holiday closures.

Please email Jennie Arndt at [email protected] or call 828-707-6595 with questions or if you would like to schedule a visit.  

Prison Ministry- Rev. Dr. Michael Zboyovski, Deacon, 254-5193
Serving inmates at Craggy Prison, a state medium-security facility. 

Respect Life - Debbie Wadhams, 484-8459
Bringing "Right to Life" issues to the parish. 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) - Rev. Dr. Michael Zboyovski, Deacon, 254-5193
For those adults on journey to membership at Easter. 

St. Vincent de Paul Society - 775-1933
Outreach to those in need in our broader community. 

Women's Guild - Ann Crowley
An opportunity for fellowship and service each month.