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

Mass and Confession Schedules

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

Weekday Mass:
8:00am

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

Holy Days:
5:30pm Vigil, 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 Sixth Grade Religious Education

Sixth Grade Catechist: Ramona Kalinowski -- steulaliasixthgrade@gmail.com

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 Sixth Grade families should join the Class Remid Group. To join text @ste6thgr to 81010.

NEW --Take a virtual tour of the church. See the views from the choir loft and altar. Learn about the statues and holy oils.


WEEK 8 -- Nov. 22-28

Hi Everyone,

The Church or liturgical year is divided into seasons. The Liturgical Calendar represents the celebration of the mystery of Christ from the anticipation of His birth to the sending of the Holy Spirit. Advent begins the church year and the year ends with the Feast of Christ the King.

Session 5 talks about Ordinary Time, which doesn't mean it's plain or uninteresting, or that it's a time when nothing is happening. "Ordinary" comes from the Latin word ordinal, meaning counted. When the weeks between the seasons of the year are counted - Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.

Each season has its own color, signs and symbols:

SEASON COLOR SYMBOLIZING
Advent and Lent violet or purple preparation and penance
Christmastime & Eastertime white innocence and joy
Ordinary Time green  hope

During Ordinary Time the priest wears a green chasuble. Each year the church focuses on a particular Gospel more than another and during these weeks we read from a different Gospel writer in a three year cycle. Each story we read teaches us a little more about Jesus and the great works he did and the words he spoke. So, there is nothing ordinary about that.

On page 211 is the Liturgical Calendar showing the feasts and seasons of the year in the colors of that season. Page 212 tells us about the feasts of the year.

Thank you for all the work that you're doing.
May you and your family have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Just a reminder there is no class on November 29.

Mrs. Kilanowski
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g6_s5


WEEK 7 -- Nov. 15-21

Hi Everyone,

The story of the Exodus is a salvation story, where God working through Moses brought the Israelites from Egypt to the Cananna, the Promised Land. God sent His son Jesus to deliver us from sin and set us free to live as God's own people.

The journey to the Promised Land was a long, hard and complicated one. Moses led the people through the desert to Mt. Sinai where he was given the 10 Commandments which are the moral law of God and the precursor to our Western Law. It is a "living document", a covenant, teaching us how to love God, our neighbors and ourselves. The first three teach us how to show our love for God. Think of something you can do or say to keep your friendship with God strong and growing. Jesus gave us another commandment: Love one another as I have loved you.

The Israelites disobeyed God making a golden idol to worship, but God never left them. They were hungry, thirsty and angry at Moses, like a long car ride today with everyone asking "when are we going to get there". LIke our parents, Moses had a lot to deal with! When the Israelites were hungry, God sent them manna, which is a sweet substance secreted by the hammada shrub in Sinai. The manna was made into cakes or bread and has a taste similar to honey. Today, in Israel they have food trucks that sell manna. The Eucharist is sometimes called manna. Manna was physical nourishment for the Israelites, the Eucharist gives us spiritual nourishment in Jesus.

Moses did not enter the promised land, but saw it from Mt. Nebo in present day Jordan. Moses completed his assignment long ago, leading the people out of Egypt. The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert before God led them, under Joshua's leadership, into the promised land. The tactics used by Joshua to conquer Canaan are still studied today by the military.

This week -- please read Session 8 (pages 63-70). Session review: https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g6_s8

Have a safe and healthy week.

Mrs. Kilanowski


WEEK 6 -- Nov. 8-14

Unit 2 Session 7 Passover & the Euchrist

Hi Everyone,

Last week we saw how the Israelites came to Egypt and settled there. Over time their numbers grew and became a worry for Pharaoh. So, the Israelites were placed into slavery.

Slavery is not just the loss of freedom it is the loss of everything you have. There are many types of slavery such as spiritual slavery - addiction, prejudice, poverty, violence, materialism to name a few. This prevents people from living in peace, happiness and love.

God chose Moses to lead the people from slavery in Egypt. Who was Moses to complete this great task? Moses was just an ordinary guy, he commited a crime and fled from Egypt and became a shepherd in Midian. God often works through ordinary people to bring his message of love to the suffering. Don't forget God's covenant with Abraham. God saw the suffering of His people, who remained faithful to Him and sent Moses to them. They probably asked the same question, who are you, Moses, to do this? But God, working through Moses, sent 10 plagues to the Egyptians. The 10th being the death of the first born.

This is where Passover originated and the feast that Jesus celebrated on Holy Thursday, the first Euchrist. The Jews spread lambs blood around the doors of their homes to keep death away and this feast celebrates their freedom from slavery and is still celebrated today.

God sent his son Jesus to deliver us from sin and set us free to live as God's own people. Through Jesus, God offers us the greatest freedom of all - everlasting happiness. It is important to remember that there is no situation from which God cannot deliver us. No matter how bad things seem - trust and believe in God.

Thank you all for the work you are doing. But, also enjoy these beautiful days before they're over. This is also a way to honor God by seeing the beauty in the world He has given us.

Mrs. Kilanowski
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g6_s7


WEEK 5 -- Nov. 1-7
 
Hi Everyone,
November 1 is All Saints Day when we celebrate the lives of all Christians who have died in a state of grace.  All Saints Day is one of the six  holy days of obligation in the Church year. On November second, All Souls Day, we remember the souls of all friends and loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. 
 
We are skipping Unit 1 Session 5 this week to continue with the patriarch's of the Old 
Testament.  We will go back to Session 5, Ordinary Time, when we discuss the Liturgical Year and Advent.
 
A patriarch is the male leader of a family, clan, tribe and Abraham was the first making the covenant with God.  He passed the covenant to his son Isaac and this week you will learn about Isaac's sons - Esau and Jacob.  Esau, being the oldest was to receive the birthright - a blessing and sign - of passing on the inheritance.  But Jacob tricked Esau and his father into passing the birthright to him, with the help of his mother, Rebekah.  Jacob sinned and suffered the consequences.  
 
In spite of Jacob's sins, the story reinforces the belief  that God is always faithful to His promises.  God changed Jacob's name to Israel, which means  "one that struggled with God".  Jacob continued the covenant and had 12 sons,  who became the 12 tribes of Israel. But what goes around comes around, Jacob had a favorite son, Joseph.  Joseph's older brothers become jealous and sold Joseph into slavery in Egypt.
 
Joseph had a special gift, he could interpret dreams.  He interpreted Pharaoh's dreams and saved Egypt from famine. The surrounding countries were suffering; Jacob sends his sons to Egypt for food.  To make a long story short, Joseph is reunited with his father and bothers with Jacob moving the family to Egypt.
 
Joseph was alone in a pagan land but remained true to his God and eventually forgave the brothers who betrayed him.  Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph honored the covenant by being faithful to God.  We can honor God by being faithful to the teachings of Jesus and the Church.
 
Have a good week and a happy and safe Halloween,
 
Mrs. Kilanowski
 
Please enter my email address when you finish the review -- steulaliasixthgrade@gmail.com

WEEK 4 -- Oct. 25-31
 
Hi Everyone,
 
This week you'll be learning about Abraham and his absolute belief and trust in God.  Abraham is is the patriarch (leader) of the Jewish people, Christian's father in faith and honored by Muslims.  
 
God selected Abraham and sent three messengers, angels, to Abraham to make a COVENANT (agreement/contract) with God.  Abraham lived in a Mesopotamian city called Ur, near Babylon which is now in present day Iraq.  He was surrounded by people who worshipped pagen gods.  So when God asked Abraham to believe in only the one true God, this was very radical for Abraham's time.  Abramham's part of the covenant was for Abraham and his family and followers to honor and obey God.  As Abraham had no son's, God promised Abraham a son, a new land (Cannan)  and many descendants.   
 
Sarah, Abraham's wife, gave birth to a son, Isaac.  When Isaac was older, God put Abraham through a very difficult test.  God wanted Abrraham to sacrifice his only son.  This was a test of Abraham's trust and belief in God; and also showed that God always keeps His promises.  
 
Thank you and have a good week.
 
Mrs. Kilanowski
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g6_s4 -- whe you finish please enter my email address (steulaliasixthgrade@gmail.com). This is really the only way we can track attendence.

WEEK 3 -- Oct. 18-24
 
Hi Everyone,

Sorry this lesson is late, it's been a busy week, I'm sure you're having similar weeks and I appreciate the work you're doing and sending in.
 
For this week's lesson please complete Unit 1, Session 3 in the book.
 
In this week's lesson we learn about Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden.  Adam & Eve had it made!, they had everything they needed and wanted for nothing.  God asked only one thing of them, not to eat of the one tree in the center of the garden, the tree giving knowledge of good and evil. 
 
 But Adam and Eve were tempted and ate the fruit from the tree and were sent away from the garden and  resulted in Original Sin.  Adam and Eve were tested and it wasn't so much that they ate the fruit but disobeyed God and brought hardship and death to men and women.  What Adam and Eve did not do was to be sorry for their sin and to ask God's forgiveness.  Sin separates us from God and it is through Jesus and his death and resurrection that we are saved.
 
Cain and Abel is a story about two brothers.  As siblings they disagreed and probably fought, but jealousy brought them to a tragic end.  Cain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd.  When it came time to make an offering to God, Abel gave his best and Cain gave what he felt was good enough, instead of his best.  So God accepted Abel's offering and not Cain's.  Cain became angry and jealous and lashed out at Abel killing him and was sent away.  Cain did not so sorrow or ask forgiveness.  The story shows that God is the Creator and it matters very much how we approach Him in worship - what is our attitude and intention when we attend Mass?
 
The story of Noah shows us how God protects, rewards and blesses the good, while evil is punished for their sins.  At the end of the story God makes a COVENANT, an agreement, with Noah, and gives him a sign of this COVENANT.  What was the sign?  As you probably guessed, covenant is an important word which you will learn more about later.
 
These stories explained to the Hebrew people why life was so hard and filled with sorrow.
 
Thank you again for time and effort.  God bless.
 
Mrs. Kilanowski
 

WEEK 2 -- Oct. 11-17
 
Hi Everyone,
 
I hope you had a good week.  Last  week the lesson told about the Bible, the two sections, how it was inspired by the Holy Spirit and how St. Jerome translated the Bible into Latin so more people were able to read the word of God.  
 
Sixth Grade deals with the Old Testament and the Hebrew people.  We will be concerned mostly with Genesis and Exodus, the first two books which are part of the Torah or Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament: 
1. Genesis - deals with creation and the beginning of the Hebrew nation; 
2.  Exodus - Egypt, Moses, the 10 commandments;
3.  Leviticus - ritual laws; 
4.  Numbers- the census ( yes, even then) taken at the beginning and end of the journey in the desert; 
5. Deuteronomy - second law, completion of the law started on Mt. Sinai.
 
We will also be learning about other Books in the Old Testament and New Testament and how Jesus fulfilled the promises God made to the Hebrews in the Old Testament. Please read thru Unit 1, Session 2 and complete the Lesson Review -- https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g6_s2. Please email me the results of the review (steulaliasixthgrade@gmail.com) so I know my emails are making their way to you. 
 
Have a safe and healthy week.
 
Mrs. Kilanowski
 

WEEK 1 -- Oct. 4-10
 
Dear Sixth Grade Parents,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 year of St. Eulalia’s Religious Education program. I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year, and am looking forward to sharing my faith with them. Please read the attached Welcome Letter to learn more about me and our program this year.  

Each week I will be sending you a lesson and/or activity to be completed during the week.
 
The assignment for the week of October 4th is Unit 1 and Session 1, pages 2-12, be sure to click on the QR codes on pages 5, 7, 9 and 12. Click here to find out how to access the book's multimedia features.
 
When finished with the lesson,  please complete the interactive review and email me the results.   https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g6_s1
 
Should you have any questions, please call or email me.
 
Thank you,
 
Ramona Kilanowski
 

The textbooks for grades 1-6 (hardcopy and digital) incorporate QR codes (those black and white square boxes) linking to the publisher's website with videos, activities, and other multimedia features. 

This QR code to the left is not clickable on a laptop or desktop. Click here to read about accessing QR codes on various devices.

 

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

Students discuss Sacred Scripture, the Old Testament consisting of 46 books, and New Testament consisting of 27 books, with its stories of people and topics. The sacraments, the commandments, the beatitudes, and the corporal and spiritual works of mercy are all studied at this grade level.


Sign Up for Religious Education -- You can complete the online registration form or download the PDF registration form. The completed PDF can be emailed back to Mrs. Clancy or printed and placed in the Offertory Box in the church, mailed to the parish office (ATTN: Alysia Clancy), or dropped off at the parish office.

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