• Outdoor Worship & Meditation Area at St. Elizabeth Church
  • Winter at St. Elizabeth Church
  • Fr. Matthew Codd, Pastor
  • Holy Week
  • Catholic Campus Ministry House on Faculty Street in Boone
  • Catholic Campus Ministry Group
  • Cross over Main Entrance at St. Elizabeth Church
  • The First St. Elizabeth Church on Faculty Street, Destroyed by Fire ...
  • St. Elizabeth Chancel Choir
  • Church of the Epiphany, St. Elizabeth's Mission Church in Blowing Rock
  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Early Fall

 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!

Office Closed

Parish Offices will be closed Monday, January 21.  The Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Agnes on this date.  The country celebrates Martin Luther King Day on this date.  Either way, the offices are closed in observance of the significance of the day. 

Faith Formation News

Confirmation Sessions began on January 9, 2019.  If your child missed the starting session, please contact Ellisa Hayes at 828-264-8338 Ext. 22 asap.


Snow Tubing

The Youth Group will have a Snow Tubing Social on February 10.  Please RSVP by January 24.  Contact FFD Ellisa Hayes at 828-264-8338 Ext. 22 to RSVP or for more information.


National Souperbowl of Caring

On the weekend of January 26th and 27th after Masses, members of St. Elizabeth’s Youth group will be collecting donations in the  Gathering Space with empty soup pots.  These donations will be  spent by the Youth Ministry Group to purchase additional materials to create more blankets for the needy. During our last annual  project “Cover UP”, our group spent many hours of service creating blankets to donate.  Our enthusiastic and hard working youth were able to complete and donate 34 blankets to the Ebenezer Children’s Home in Wilkes County.  The St. Elizabeth's Youth Ministry Team and members thank you for your generosity as we gather together  with other youth from across the country to “tackle” the many needs of those less fortunate!

AppState Student News

App State Catholic men are invited to join the St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus for their monthly meeting in the Church Parish Hall on Monday, January 21 at 7:00 PM.  A Social Meet and Greet will precede the meeting at 6:30 PM.


Give Your Heart Away is a weekend of service for college students in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Prayer, theological reflection, feasting and fellowship will accompany the service.  This year's weekend is February 15-17 at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC.  For more information or to register, go to http://catholiconcampus.com/gyha/.


Wednesday Night Dinners are back at CCM!  Be at the Catholic Campus Ministry House at 232 Faculty Street behind IHOP for the best dinner deal for students in town on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM.  The FREE DINNER comes complete with fun, games and fellowship with some of the best people you're ever going to meet during your college career.  Be There!


Need a Ride to Church?  App State CCM has an awesome carpool deal going for the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass.   If you are a member of their Facebook Group, you can register to ride online in their weekly Ride Poll prior to the Mass.  For other Masses or activities, check with other CCM members.  Often, someone else will be coming who will give you a ride.  If that doesn't work, call the Parish at 828-264-8338 Ext. 17 during office hours or call or text 828-266-8553 anytime for Parish Rideshare availability.


If you are a student and you haven't previously registered with the St. Elizabeth Parish, please do so on our online Student Parishioner Registration Page.  You can join our High Country Catholics Facebook Group to keep up with what's happening in our Parish.  We also recommend the AppState Catholic Campus Ministry Facebook Group for both new and existing students.  Welcome to the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Parish Family!  We look forward to seeing you!

Worship Assistants

 Updated Worship Assistant Schedules are available on our website.  Click on Usher ScheduleLector Schedule, or Eucharistic Minister Schedule for the latest schedules and updates.  Paper Schedules are available for pickup in the hallway book shelves just off of the Gathering Space.


You can volunteer for our Worship Assistant Team.  To volunteer for February, just click HERE to sign up online or update contact, availability, and preferences information.  If you have questions about the online form or wish to volunteer in person, you can stop by or call the Church Office at 828-264-8338 Ext. 17, call or text 828-266-8553 anytime, or email stelizboone@gmail.com.


Thank You to our Great Worship Assistants for All That You Do!

March for Life 2019


We are thankful that the St. Elizabeth March for Life Group has returned safely.  Pray that the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people at the March for Life and the prayers of millions of other people won't be in vain.

See pictures and videos of our trip and the March HERE.

Volunteers Needed


Volunteer Opportunities --  If you or your group have a little extra time that would allow you to be of great assistance to our Parish or the community, check our most immediate volunteer needs HERE.  Go to our Online Registration Page to view and sign up for available volunteer jobs.


Weather Delays and Cancellations


All Masses, activities, and events, for Sunday, January 20 are canceled.

Decisions on weather-related cancellations or delays at St. E will be posted here and on High Country Catholics Facebook Group as they are made.  As always, please use your own best judgement and stay safe.

Mass Times


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


Sunday Mass 9:00 AM (Seasonal May 26 Through October 13 Only)

Faith Formation


Faith Formation K-12 -- 9:15 AM Sundays

Confession Times

Wednesdays -- 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM

Thursdays and Fridays -- 9:00 AM

Saturdays -- 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adoration Times

Tuesday and  Thursday -- 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday -- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Chapel Hours

Monday - Thursday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Office Hours

Offices for both St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country and Church of the Epiphany are located at St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country Church, 259 Pilgrims Way, in Boone, NC. Office Hours are as follows:


Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Online Forms

Online Forms Currently Available By Clicking Are:

New Parishioner and Family Registration

University and College Student Registration

Worship Assistant Signup and Registration

Maintenance Job Volunteer Form

Bulletin Announcement Request Form

Online Giving

Click, Fill Out, Click Again.  You're done and we've got it.  Available 24/7.  Sure beats tracking down the paper forms and getting them where they need to go.

News and Events

The Knights of Columbus monthly meeting will be Monday, January 21 at 7:00 PM.  There will be a social preceding the meeting beginning at 6:30 PM.  All Catholic men are invited to both events.  Contact Mike Parichuk at mikeparichuk@gmx.com for information.


The Funeral Mass for Patricia "Pat" Alexander, who passed away on January 14, will be offered at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 22 at St. Elizabeth Church.  The body will lie in state at the Church from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  The family will receive friends at Hampton Funeral Service from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday, January 21.  The family has also arranged a reception at Casa Rustica on Highway 105 at 1:30 PM following the burial.  Friends of Pat are invited to attend and share "Pat" stories there.  You can view the full obituary HERE.


End of Year Statements will be going out the week of January 27th, if you have a change of address please call the church office at 828-264-8338 before Thursday, January 24th.  You can also update your information online at our Online Registration link.


The Charlotte Diocese is conducting a F.E.M.M. Retreat at St. Elizabeth on Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 AM until Noon.  All girls, ages 12-18 and their mothers are invited.  For more information about the retreat and how to register for it, click HERE.


Rediscover the spark that was there on your wedding day!  Rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married!  Join couples worldwide who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive!

There will be a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on March 13 in Hickory.  Early signup is recommended.  For more information, visit the website at https://NCMarriageDiscovery.org, email applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org, or call 704-315-2144.


Join the High Country Catholics Facebook Group to keep up with the latest Parish, Diocese, and Churchwide happenings as they happen.