Parish Community of Saint 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:
Mon. 6:30-7:00pm or by request

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

Weekend Masses:
Sat. 4:00pm
Sun. 8:00am, 10:05am (livestream), 11:30am

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

Homeschool Program 2021-2022

You can answer this week's question on our Religious Education Facebook page (after 9am each Sunday), or on this web form.



(updated 9/14/21)

Thank you for participating in our homeschool program this year. We sincerely appreciate your commitment to continuing your child’s faith formation at home. Please know, your students are welcome to join our in-person classes whenever they are comfortable doing so. I would just ask that you send in their materials from home.

The packets are ready to be picked up at the church in a waterproof box outside the doors to the lower-level entrance to the Conlan Center. To access, drive around the rectory to the back of the building. Please see detailed information and instructions below. Lessons start this Sunday, 9/19.

As this is new for all of us, laid out below are my thoughts of how this will work. As we all know, initial plans often change. Please know I will do my best to communicate any changes to you via email, this homeschool web page, and the Remind text group.

If you have any comments or suggestions for improving the program or process, please let me know.
Alysia

In your initial packet you will receive:

  1. Eight-weeks’ worth of lessons. These are the newspaper-like pages. Within that one set is all eight weeks. This first set covers 9/19 – 11/7.
  2. Your student’s accompanying handbook. Each week’s lesson will refer to activities to be completed in the workbook that connect the catechism of the church to the gospel. The curriculum publishers have broken down the Catechism of the Catholic Church (basically, what the church teaches and believes) into age-appropriate language. This workbook will be used all year.
  3. 1st graders will receive our parish Prayer Sheet. 2nd graders will also receive this prayer sheet as well as information on receiving First Reconciliation and First Communion.

Packet Pick Up and Return

  • Every eight weeks I will receive a new shipment of the Gospel Weeklies curriculum and will let families know when their packets are ready for pick up.
  • I will leave the packets (organized alphabetically by family) in a waterproof box outside the doors to the lower-level entrance to the Conlan Center. To access, drive around the rectory to the back of the building
  • Families are responsible for picking up the materials prior to the beginning of the new 8-week period.
  • When you come to pick up the new materials, please leave the previous 6 weeks of lessons in the file folder with your family’s name. Please write your student’s name and grade on their papers.
  • Do not return their workbook, just the newspaper-like weekly lesson pages.

Expectations, Participation & Interaction

  • Homeschool students are expected to complete each weekly lesson and return it to me. Your family can determine the best time to complete the work. Does not have to be on Sunday morning.
  • Families are expected to attend mass (Sat. @ 4pm, Sun @ 8am, 10am, 11:30am) or watch the livestream. This year’s curriculum connects to the weekly Gospel.
  • If you cannot attend mass due to health concerns and are watching the livestream, the student’s parent should “like” the livestream video or make a comment on the livestream thread.
  • Students will answer the Question of the Week (QOTW) on our religious ed Facebook page or use the online form if you do not want your answer public or you don’t have Facebook. The link to the QOTW will be on the religious ed web pageQuestions will be posted at 9am each Sunday.
  • For students in a Sacramental Year (2nd & 8th) I will communicate with you directly regarding additional preparation requirements

Communication

 



Outline of our 2021-2022 homeschool program

Unlike last year, the catechists (religious education teachers) will not be emailing weekly lessons.

Program begins 9/19. Packet pick up will be week of 9/12. Alysia will email/text parents as to when/where to pick up materials.

  • Every six weeks parents will pick up our Gospel Weeklies sheets (the same we will be using in our classrooms)
    • These are age-appropriate lessons based on the weekly gospel
    • Each week the student and their parent will work thru that week's packet which generally includes a story, activity, connection to real-world and family life, and the catechism.
  • When parents come for the next six-week batch of Gospel Weeklies they will turn in the completed activities from the previous six weeks
  • We hope to have a weekly Gospel-related family activity posted to the parish religious ed Facebook page which the homeschool children are expected to take part in
  • There is no virtual learning component (Zoom meetings, Google Meet, etc).
  • Families are expected to regularly attend mass or watch the livestream to connect the weekly lesson with hearing the Word during mass
  • Any student in a sacramental year (2nd or 8th grade) will need to meet with Alysia Clancy to ensure proper preparation
  • Fee for homeschool is the same as in-person ($35 per student)

If you wish to switch your child to our homeschool option please contact Alysia Clancy via email (religioused@saint-eulalia.com) or at the parish office (570-842-7656, #5).