Parish Community of St. Eulalia

214 Blue Shutters Road
Roaring Brook Twp.,
Pennsylvania 18444-7615

Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay, J.C.L., Pastor
pastor@saint-eulalia.com
570-842-7656

Mass and Confession Schedules

Confession & Adoration:
Mon. 5:30-7:00pm or by request

Weekday Mass:
8:00am (Mon-Th)

Weekend Masses:
Sat. 4:00pm
Sun. 8:00am, 10:05am (livestream), 12:00pm

Holy Days:
Vigil - 5:30pm
Feast Day - 8:00am & 7:00pm

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Office Hours

Mon.-Th. 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fri. 9:00am to 12:00pm

Please note, our offices have moved into the Conlan Center. Please enter using the doors to the right of the parish hall.


E-mail: secretary@saint-eulalia.com
Phone: 570-842-7656
Fax: 570-842-7193

Welcome to Eighth Grade Religious Education

NEW 2/5/21 -- Click here for information re: Confirmation 2021


Eighth Grade Catechists: Kelley McConnell and Vince Galko

Link to the digital book login for students who requested digital (not hardcopy) books.

Check out the Sunday Connection to help put this weekend's readings into perspective.

All Eighth Grade families should join the Class Remid Group.To join text @ste8thgr to 81010


We've compiled a list of resources we use to prepare students for Confirmation.

CONFIRMATION PAPERWORK

Parish Forms -- Due to Mrs. Clancy by Sunday, February 28, 2021. Can be scanned and emailed (religioused@saint-eulalia.com) or dropped in the collection box at the church or mailed to me at the parish. If your student is attending the Youth Group speaker series on Th. 2/25 they can also give the docs to Mrs. McConnell.

 

For Confirmation Sponsors** -- Due to Mrs. Clancy or your catechesists by Sunday, February 28, 2021

All Confirmation paperwork is due Sunday, 2/28.  Can be scanned and emailed (religioused@saint-eulalia.com) or dropped in the collection box at the church or mailed to me at the parish. If your student is attending the Youth Group speaker series on Th. 2/25 they can also give the docs to Mrs. McConnell.

**2 things to note re: sponsors:

  1. If your sponsor is a parishioner here at St. Eulalia’s I just need them to complete and sign the form and then mail it or scan/email it to me. I will compile all the parishioner certificates for Fr. Tudgay to sign. If the sponsor is a member at another parish they can drop it to that parish for the pastor’s signature and then have it mailed to me or again, it can be scanned and emailed to me.
  2. Knowing that our Confirmation Ceremonies will take place in September, some of you are concerned your intended sponsor will not be able to attend the mass (ie if it’s an older sibling or cousin they may be away at college). Please have the person you want to be your sponsor complete the certificate. You can have a “proxy” or stand-in sponsor if your adult is unavailable come September. And this proxy CAN be one of your parents (so a parent cannot serve as the sponsor but can stand in for the sponsor). I know some people are stressing about that detail .... please, NO stress about this! If anyone wants to discuss this further please call or text me at 570-574-9535. 

WEEK 16 -- Feb. 28 - Mar. 6

Hello Everyone.
Reminder that your confirmation paperwork is due.
You can scan and email it to Alysia, drop it at the parish or mail it to the parish.
Thank you.

For this week's assignment, we will learn about one of the most important figures in the history of our church - St. Ignatius Loyola.

Please read pages 152-157 and answer the questions on page 158.

“Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God.” St. Ignatius


WEEK 15 -- Feb. 21-27

We will continue our study of Lent for this week's lesson.
Please read "Lent" pages 231-238
Take some time to reflect on this statement from Pope Francis on other ways we can fast during Lent.

All Confirmation paperwork is due next week. Please know, if you Sponsor cannot make your ceremony in September they can have a proxy or stand in (and the proxy can be your parent). I know some people are stressing about that detail .... please, NO stress about this!


WEEK 14 -- Feb. 14-20

Good morning.

Here is a short background of Saint Valentine for you to read.

The assignment this week is to read Celebrating Lent pages 123-129 and answer the five questions on page 130.

Thank you and have a great day.
Vince and Kelley


WEEK 13 -- Feb. 7-13

Hello.
For this week's assignment, we would like you to begin working on the paperwork (linked above) needed in order to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
- Confirmation Saint Name Registration
- Confirmation Registration
- Sponsor Certificate
These completed papers are due back by Sunday 2/28.
Please focus on the name research and registration for his week.
If you need to use a separate piece of paper for your answers that is fine.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
You can do so by replying to this email or contacting the Parish Office.
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Kelley and Vince


WEEK 12 -- Jan. 31 - Feb. 6

Welcome back to CCD. We hope you had a great Christmas and holiday season.  Now that we are starting the second semester of your 8th grade CCD year, it is time to begin to focus more on preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation. 
 
You will be receiving more information about Confirmation procedures and timing from the Parish Office in coming days and weeks.
 
For now, we'd like you to begin to learn the answers to questions you will need to know.  This quizlet should be a good tool to get you started https://quizlet.com/join/kz2nYpu3z?i=3f9e6i&x=1rqt.  Take some time this week to go over the quotations.
 
Over the next few weeks, you will be asked to identify and research your saint's name,  secure your sponsor and complete the necessary paperwork required to receive Confirmation later this year.
 
Thank you 
 
Kelley and Vince 

WEEK 11 -- Dec. 20-26

We are going to do something different for this week's assignment.
Please answer the following four questions:
1. What is your favorite Christmas hymn or song?
2. What is your favorite Christmas movie or tv show?
3. What is a Christmas tradition that you do?
4. Can you tell us an act of service that you have done or will do this Christmas season?
Some suggestions: shoveling snow for your family or a neighbor, spending time with an elderly relative in person or virtual, sending a card or email to someone who may not receive many cards, setting some time aside to pray for yourself, your loved ones or those in need.

Please reply to this email (steulaliaseightgrade@gmail.com) with your answers by Christmas Eve.
Virtual assignments will start back up on Jan 31, 2021.
We hope you have a safe and very Merry Christmas.
We hope to see you in the new year.

Kelley and Vince


WEEK 10 -- Dec. 13-19

Please read "Celebrating Advent and Christmas" Session 10. Pages 79-85
Answer question 1-10 on page 86


WEEK 9 -- Dec. 6-12

Please read Session 7 "Praise God in Worship" pages 55-61 and answer questions 1-7 on page 62. Thank you.
 

WEEK 8 -- Nov. 22-28

For this week's assignment please read Unit 2 Session 6 pages 45-53 and answer questions 1-7 on page 54.

 
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving,
Kelley and Vince

WEEK 7 -- Nov. 15-21

For this weeks lesson, students should review and become familiar with the first four questions listed on the confirmation questions sheet.


WEEK 6 -- Nov. 8-14

The weather this weekend looks to be beautiful.
Instead of a normal assignment, we encourage you to take a break.
Consider reading this link: Listening for God in Nature and then spend some time outside.

Vince and Kelley


WEEK 5 -- Nov. 1-7

Sunday, Nov 1st is All Saints Day. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

In honor of All Saints Day, instead of a reading assignment, this week we ask the students to spend some time researching potential saints names that they may use as their Confirmation name.  If they have already selected their name, please research some information about the saint.
  • When did they live and die?
  • Were they martyred?
  • What is their feast day?
  • Are they patron saints of anything?
They'll need this information later in the year.
 
If you are still looking for a saint here are some links to get you started:

WEEK 4 -- Oct. 25-31

Reminder:  9am meeting for Confirmation class and parents this Sunday.

Please read Unit 1 Session 4 "The Early Church"
Answer questions 1-7 in the review on page 34

Week 3 -- Oct. 18-24

Please read Unit 1 Session 3 "The Martrys" pages 19-25.

Complete page 26 (you don't need to send it in).
As you begin to research your confirmation name, take note if your saint is a martyr or not.

Week 2 -- Oct. 11-17

Read Unit 1 Session 2 pages 12-18 and complete page 18.


WEEK 1 -- Oct. 4-10

Dear Eighth Grade Parents,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 year of St. Eulalia’s Religious Education program. We are excited to be your child’s teachers this year, and are looking forward to sharing our faith with them. Please read this Welcome Letter to learn more about your catechists and our Confirmation program this year. 

 
Each week, your students will be assigned a short reading or activity and may be asked to complete a brief Google Form. 
 
Assignment for the Week of October 4th:
In your book textbook Finding God, please read:
Unit 1: The Early Church, Session 1: Jesus’s message (Pages 1-9)
Then complete the Unit 1 Session 1 Questions
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We know this is a chaotic time and are more than happy to work with you to make this Confirmation class manageable. 
 
Your Eighth Grade Confirmation Catechists,
 
Vince Galko
vincent_galko@icloud.com
 
Kelley McConnell
kjgilmartin@gmail.com

 


Below is a brief outline of what children enrolled in St. Eulalia's Religious Education Program learn during Eighth Grade

During this year students prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation bestowed in the Spring. Students must research and choose their confirmation name, invite an adult to be their sponsor, perform 20 hours of church and community service, and attend a scheduled Confirmation Retreat. Our dedicated teachers ensure the students are prepared to confirm their faith before the parish community.

Although some see receiving of Confirmation as a "graduation" from Religious Education, and in the sense that students no longer have to attend weekly CCD classes, we like to think that everyone continues their own personal education in our Catholic Faith throughout their lives. Following Confirmation students are invited to actively participate in the Parish of St. Eulalia's thru ministry (as altar servers or lectors), service, Youth Group and more.


Sign Up for Religious Education -- You can complete the online registration form or download the PDF registration form. The completed PDF can be place it into the Offertory Box in the church, mail to the parish office (ATTN: Alysia Clancy), or drop it off at the parish office.

If you are new to our parish, you can register online or download and complete the parish census form.