Welcome to the parish website for St. Eugene’s Church.  “The Church of Saint Eugene is a community of believers seeking to grow in the faith of Jesus Christ through His Eucharist and by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Church of Saint Eugene welcomes all God’s people through liturgy, sacraments, outreach to our neighbors in need, and by following the example of Jesus Christ. Through works and actions we strive to meet the spiritual, physical and temporal needs of all generations, especially our young. By encouraging one another, we grow in faith and we demonstrate our life in the Holy Trinity by sharing the Good News of Jesus and by being an active voice in our society. With God’s help, we remain a community united in Faith, Hope and Charity.” Please visit these pages to learn more about our vibrant faith community!

The 2023 Catholic Charity Appeal is underway! A pledge or onetime gift to the Appeal will fund more than 35 ministries and agencies of the church. These include Evangelization, Pastoral Services, Seminarian Formation, Catholic School Tuition Assistance, Mother of Hope Camp in Chepachet, Rejoice in Hope Youth Center in Cranston, Campus Ministry at Brown and RISD, grants for St. Clare Nursing Home in Newport, support for All Saints Academy on Aquidneck Island, and immediate assistance programs that feed and shelter those in need in every city and town in RI.

Visit givecentral.org/2023CCA to make a difference this year!



Faith is living and dynamic: if not fed, it grows weak; if not practiced, it grows rusty; if not shared, it grows cold; if not lived, it dies.


1st Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and 1st Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are held every month. Please see the schedule below for dates and time.

1st Friday            1st Saturday
7:30 am                 8:30 am

Jan 6                     Jan 7

Feb 3                     Feb 4

Mar 3                    Mar 4

Apr 7                     Apr 1

May 5                   May 6

Jun 2                    Jun 3

Jul 7                     Jul 8

Aug 4                   Aug 5

Sept 8                  Sept 9

Oct 6                   Oct 7

Nov 3                  Nov 4

Dec 1                  Dec 2

Holy Days of Obligation 2023
Jan 1 Solemnity of Mary
May 18 Ascension Thursday

Aug 15 Assumption of Mary

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Dec 8 Immaculate Conception

Dec 25 Christmas Day

Mass Intention Book Open
The 2023 Mass intention book is now open to schedule Mass intentions or the Sanctuary Lamp. Our secretary is available to do this. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday 9-3 and Friday 9-12. Wednesday hours are by appointment with the Pastor. We are closed on Thursday.  The Stipend for the Mass is payable at the time of scheduling or can be reserved. If you want particular dates, now is the time to do it. The stipend schedule established by the Bishop is as follows: • Weekday Mass $10.00 • Weekend Masses and Holy day Masses $25.00 • 7 Day Sanctuary Lamp $10.00

Religious Education
Our young people are enrolled with many devoted catechists volunteering their time and talent to help form future generations of believers. I want to express my profound appreciation to these parishioners for giving up their time and devoting their energy teaching the young. Our Lord warned adults not to prevent the children from coming to Him, for such as these does the Kingdom of God belong. Parents are, above all, the first and most important teachers of religion and we who teach and preach can only build on the foundation provided by parents.

In addition to bringing their children to religion classes, parents are encouraged to attend Sunday Mass with their children; for the faith to be experienced it must be enlivened spiritually with the grace of the Sacraments, especially the sharing of God’s Word and His Body and Blood, gifts given to us at each and every Mass. It is the house, that is, the life, built on the solid rock of faith rather than the shifting sands of ease and comfort that sustains in time of trial and difficulty; that trials and difficulties come is without question—that we can be sustained in the face of these depends on how well we have built, have practiced, have nurtured our faith, particularly with the living Body and Blood of Christ, the Eucharist, each and every Sunday. Faith is living and dynamic: if not fed, it grows weak; if not practiced, it grows rusty; if not shared, it grows cold; if not lived, it dies.

Welcome to St. Eugene Parish, a Roman Catholic community committed to the Gospels. Please call the parish rectory at (401) 568-5102 to register with the parish or to receive budgets. If you are moving out of the parish, please call us so we may update our records. If you have a question for the pastor, please call Father Stephen J. Dandeneau at the rectory or see him after any Mass.

Register by downloading a parish registration form. Completed registration forms  can be returned by mail, brought to the parish office, or dropped in the collection basket at any weekend mass.