Welcome to the Saint Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church website. At St. Elizabeth, we give glory to God by living the message of Christ, practicing unconditional love and building community. We continually work to nurture the spiritual, educational, and social development of God’s people. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit we strive to respond to the needs of our community, remain a close and vibrant Parish family, and grow in Faith.
Spend a little time exploring our website. We update daily to give our followers a real time perspective of who we are, what we're doing, and where we're going. Thank you for visiting our website. If you haven't done so, visit our Parish and join us on our journey!
Weather Delays and Cancellations
It's Dig Out Time! We're hoping to get back on "normal" schedule by the weekend. Our parking and drives have not yet been cleared. Any decisions on cancellations or delays at St. E will be posted as they are made. Meanwhile, please use good judgement and stay safe.
The Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12 at 6am has been cancelled. The hill is dangerous today and will be more so tomorrow morning due to re-freezing.
La Misa para Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe el 12 de Diciembre es cancelado. La colina es peligrosa hoy y será más mañana debido a la re-congelación.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Wednesday, December 12. Join us for the festivities. All are invited. The schedule of activities is as follows: 5:00 AM -- Mananitas in the Sanctuary. 6:00 AM -- Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass in the Sanctuary. 7:00 AM -- Breakfast in the Pat Jones Parish Hall.
The Novena preceding the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is each evening at 7:00 PM December 3 through December 11.
This Week at Catholic Campus Ministtry
College Students, Heads Up!!! Your AppState Catholic Campus Ministry has a lot going on and you're invited. Nothing special is required. Just come and join us. The CCM House is located on Faculty Street behind IHOP and just down the street from the Holmes Convocation Center. All area college students are welcome.
CCM Men's and Women's Small Groups meet at the CCM House on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM except during holidays. Come on by and join us.
Students are invited to get together for dinner, reflection, and prayers on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM except during holidays. Meet at the CCM House on Faculty Street.
Saturday's Vigil Mass at St. E is at 4:30 PM. If you have a problem getting a ride, call or text 828-266-8553 for carpooling or ride assistance.
Sunday Masses at St.. E will be at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. The Spanish Language Mass follows at 1:00 PM for those more comfortable with or interested in the Spanish Language Mass. Go to the CCM Facebook Group to sign up for Sunday 11:00 AM rides to Mass from the Appstate campus area.
Join the Appstate Catholic Campus Ministry Facebook Group to keep up with the latest on what's happening with our group.
Worship Assistant Schedules
Worship Assistant Schedules are in the Gathering Space Hallway for Worship Assistants to pick up.
The Lector, Usher, and Eucharistic Minister Schedules are "live" on our website. Just go to http://www.stehc.org/lector-schedule, http://www.stehc.org/usher-schedule, and http://www.stehc.org/eucharistic-minister-schedule to see the current month's schedules at a glance.
You can go online to register to be a Worship Assistant or update your information if you are a current Worship Assistant at http://www.stehc.org/worship-assistant-online-registration.
For questions or assistance, email email@example.com or call 828-266-8553.
Wednesday Mass 12:15 PM
Thursday Mass 9:30 AM
Friday Mass 9:30 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday Early Mass 8:00 AM
Sunday Mass 11:00 AM
Sunday Hispanic Language Mass 1:00 PM
CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY in Blowing Rock
Sunday Mass 9:00 AM (Seasonal May 26 Through October 13 Only)
Faith Formation K-12 -- 9:15 AM Sundays
Wednesdays -- 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM
Thursdays and Fridays -- 9:00 AM
Saturdays -- 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday -- 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday -- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Thursday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Online Bulletin Announcement Request Form
Those wishing to place announcements in our weekly bulletin can fill out a form available at the Parish Office or you can just click HERE to access the online form, fill it out, and electronically submit it. Forms must be received by noon on the Monday prior to the requested bulletin date.
You can handle your weekly giving or make donations to special funds online. Click GIVE HERE to set up your own secure account for your donations.
News and Events
Be a part of the 2018 St. Elizabeth Christmas Basket for a Needy Family Program. Working with the Hunger and Health Coalition, Anita Kitchens and Carol Thompson have resurrected a program which our Parish once sponsored. With the assistance of the Hunger and Health Coalition, deserving needy families have been selected for our parishioners to assist during Christmas. You can pick a family and get complete details of the program after each Mass on December 1-2 and December 8-9. Contact Anita Kitchens at 828-773-1536 or Carol Thompson at 828-264-0405 for further information.
St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church has adopted and will be helping 10 needy families or seniors with their Christmas this year. You can help, too. Please remove an angel from our Angel Tree in the Gathering Space to hang on your tree after you have turned in a gift card to the Parish Office or the Angel Tree Volunteer no later than December 16. A $25.00 gift card from Wal Mart, Food Lion, or your favorite store or grocery store is suggested as an appropriate and needed gift for these people.
Angie Greene is continuing her tradition of collecting items to deliver to seniors in nursing homes who may be without family to share Christmas with. Please contact Angie at 828-264-8021 to see what items she suggests.
RCIA meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Youth Room. All are welcome to attend and learn about our Faith.
Knights of Columbus are selling “Keep Christ in Christmas” magnets after Mass. They are $4 each. All proceeds support local charities.
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