• Winter View of St. Elizabeth
  • CCM Dinner August 2019
  • Outdoor Worship & Meditation Area at St. Elizabeth Church
  • Fr. Brendan Buckler, Pastor
  • Catholic Campus Ministry House on Faculty Street in Boone
  • Cross over Main Entrance at St. Elizabeth Church
  • The First St. Elizabeth Church on Faculty Street, Destroyed by Fire ...
  • 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.  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 our Catholic Faith and numbers.

Thank you for visiting our website.  If you haven't done so, visit our Parish and join us on our journey!

Thanksgiving Week Schedule Changes

  1. Parish Offices will be closed November 28th and 29th to allow Staff to spend time with families during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

There will be no Mass Friday, November 29th.

There will be no Faith Formation Classes on Sunday, December 1st. Classes will resume the following Sunday, December 8th.

There will be no RCIA Classes on Thursday, November 28 or Friday, November 29.

 

Diaper Drive

The AppState Students for Life annual diaper drive is winding down. Donations will be accepted through November 20th and can be placed in the box at the entrance of the church. These donations will be taken to Hope Pregnancy Resource Center to help support new mothers and their babies. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Geiger, App State Students For Life President, at andreageigernc@gmail.com. 

Inclement Weather Announcements

Delays, closings, and cancellations will be posted here as they are decided, as will known road conditions which may affect travel to or from our campus.  There are no weather related delays, closings, or cancellations at this time.

Mass Times

ST. ELIZABETH OF THE HILL COUNTRY in Boone

Tuesday Traditional Latin Mass 6:00 PM
Wednesday Mass 12:15 PM
Thursday Mass 9:30 AM
Friday Traditional Latin Mass 9:30 AM (Cancelled Friday, November 29)
First Saturday Traditional Latin Mass 10:00 AM ----- (First Saturday of Month Only)
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday Early Mass 9::00 AM (Oct. 20 - May 17)
Sunday Mass 11:00 AM
Sunday Hispanic Language Mass 1:30 PM

CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY in Blowing Rock
Sunday Mass 9:00 AM (May 26 Through Oct. 13)

Confession Times

Wednesdays -- 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM (Holy Hour)

Thursdays and Fridays -- 9:00 AM

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

The Confessional is located at the end of the Stairway Hallway.  Please wait your turn at the Hallway Entrance beside the Prayer Chapel.

Chapel Hours

Open daily during office hours.

Enter wooden door on left just inside front entrance when Church is closed.

Adoration

Wednesdays -- 5:00 PM Holy Hour in the Sanctuary

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Pre-K through Grade 8 -- 12:15 PM til 1:15 PM Sundays.

No classes on Sunday, December 1.

RCIA

RCIA Class -- Every Thursday at 7:00 PM or every Friday at 7:30 AM

For those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or joining the Catholic Church.  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes are held in the upstairs Youth Room.  For more information, contact the Parish Office.

No classes on Thursday, November 28 or Friday, November 29.

Catholic Campus Ministry

Weekly Schedule at CCM House, 232 Faculty Street, behind IHOP.

Tuesday Women's Small Group -- 7:15 PM

Tuesday Men's Small Group -- 7:15 PM

Wednesday Dinner and Reflection -- 7:00 PM

Sign up for weekly 11:00 AM Mass Ride Share at AppState CCM Facebook .  Call 828-266-8553 for ride assistance for other Parish activities and Masses.

Office Hours

Offices for 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:

Closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 For Thanksgiving.

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

Offices are closed during weekday Masses.

Staff

New Parishioner Information

  

Click HERE to register you or your family online.   St. Elizabeth New Parishioner and Visitor Guidebooks and Registration Forms are available in the Gathering Space and Parish Offices. Collection envelopes for new parishioners and visitors are in the stairway hallway bookcase just to the left of the Gathering Space.

Events Calendar

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Events & Announcements

The monthly meeting of Knights of Columbus will be held in Pat Jones Parish Hall on Monday, November 18 at 7:00 PM. There will be a 3rd Degree ceremony in the Pat Jones Hall on Saturday, November 23. The December meeting has been moved to Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 PM in the Pat Jones Hall.

The next Catholic Ladies' NIght Out is on November 20 at Bella's Restaurant on Boone Heights Drive at 6:30 PM. The December outing will be at COBO's on Howard Street on December 11 at 6:30 PM. For more information or to RSVP, contact Amber Mellon. Call the Parish Office for contact information.

Bulletin Submission Deadlines for the month of December are as follows: Weekend of December 8, submit by November 27; Weekend of December 15, submit by December 6; Weekend of December 22, submit by December 12; Weekend of December 29, submit by December 16; Weekend of January 5, submit by December 19. Website and Facebook announcement requests should be submitted 24 hours ahead of requested posting date..

The 2020 St. Elizabeth Calendars are now available. You can pick one up in the Gathering Space. 

The 2019 Advent Magnificat is also available to pick up in the Gathering Space. 

 

St. Elizabeth parishioners are volunteering to provide Christmas baskets for families in need. If you are willing and able to provide a family with a basket, the names of families in need from the Hunger Coalition will be available after all Masses on the weekends of December 7th and December 14th. Minimum gift recommended is food for a Christmas dinner and gifts. Questions? See Carol or Anita after Mass.

Diocesan Support Appeal. If you have mailed a check for the Diocesan Support Appeal directly to the Diocese and did not mark the payment was for St. Elizabeth, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. Without making that indication, St. Elizabeth will not receive proper credit for that amount. Thank you for your help!

If you are parking in a Handicapped Space and you are not mobility impaired, please consider parking in a regular space. We are seeing too many cases of people taking advantage of their Handicap Placard to park closer to the building when they have no apparent impairment. If we didn't have folks with real mobility impairments who are being forced to travel farther than they are able from out in the parking lot, this wouldn't be an issue. But it's becoming a real issue which we must address. Please consider your abilities before taking up a handicapped space which you may not need and someone who is actually mobility impaired could use. Thank you for your consideration.

St. Elizabeth’s Men’s and Women’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 10:00 AM. All are welcome. The men meet in the Pat Jones Hall and the women meet in the Youth Room. Contemplated are the readings for the following Sunday’s Mass.  For more information, call the Parish Office. 
   

NOW OPEN -- Our new Catholic Store and Gift Shop has received a new shipment of imported Chapel Veils, Rosaries, Scapulars, Books, Crucifixes, Medals, and other items of interest.  Special Order items are also available.  Stop in and take a look.  The gift shop is open after the Sunday 11:00 Mass and during office hours.

The Bread of Life Committee is seeking volunteers for the Hospitality House Homeless Shelter to prepare meals for shelter residents and clients. St. Elizabeth volunteers work on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Volunteers take turns in groups of six preparing a meal once a month. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Judy Seamone through the Parish Office. Thanks to all of you who are currently volunteering. 

Offertory Envelopes allow us to keep track of your contributions to the church and send you a statement at the end of the year for tax purposes. If you do not currently use envelopes and would like to, please contact Kathy in the Parish Office and she can get you set up. Likewise, if you receive them and do not wish to use them, she can stop them for you, in turn saving the church money. Thank you for your help.
 
Priests’ Retirement and Benefits
Total Goal -- $15,272.00
Total Collected -- $4,207.90
Total Remaining Due to Diocese -- $11,064.10
 
Diocesan Support Appeal
Total Goal -- $41,273.00
Total Collected -- $20,321.41
Total Pledged -- $1,125.09
Total Remaining Due to Diocese -- $19,826.50

Any Diocesan Obligations remaining at the end of the year must be paid from our Parish Funds Balance.  Help us keep our Parish Funds here by contributing generously to the above funds as you are able.

Click on these links for more Parish-Wide NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS!