• 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, 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 and numbers.

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

Traditional Latin Mass Schedule

Traditional Latin Masses are now offered at 6:00 PM every Tuesday, 9:30 AM every Friday, and 10:00 AM on the first Saturday of every month.  Join us for this wonderful tradition.

Schedule Change

The last Mass of the season at Church of the Epiphany, our mission church in Blowing Rock, was Sunday, October 13.  The Church has closed for the winter and will reopen in May.  We wish our Epiphany friends well as they head south for the winter.  St. Elizabeth will add another Mass at 9:00 AM every Sunday beginning Sunday, October 20 until Epiphany reopens in the spring.   There are no other changes to the schedules.

Library Open House

   On the weekend of October 19th and 20th, St. Elizabeth will have a Library Open House.  There are a wide variety of Catholic books that can be checked out. Come downstairs and visit the Library after Mass to see what it has to offer.  Our Librarians look forward to seeing you.



The first St. Elizabeth Oktoberfest was SATURDAY, October 12, at 5:30 PM after the Saturday Vigil Mass and it was a huge success!  Authentic German cuisine and beverages were featured, courtesy of Father Buckler. We had hot dogs and chips for children and those who wanted them. In addition to German beers, a variety of soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages were also available. Huge crowds filled the Parish Hall, downstairs, and the outdoor decks.  Afterwards, the recently refurbished playground was filled with the largest group of happy children and parents seen here in recent years.  They played under the lights until late in the evening.  Special thanks go to the many volunteers who worked tirelessly during the last few weeks to put this event together and make it such a huge success.  But thanks especially to Father Brendan Buckler for putting together the menu, helping plan the event, and interrupting his Priest Retreat to drive over five hours on Friday afternoon from the retreat in Maggie Valley to Raleigh to pick up the German food and beverages that he had special ordered and bring them back to St. Elizabeth on Friday night.  That was really above and beyond the call!  Thanks again to Father Buckler and all others who made it a success.  You really raised the bar this time.  But you guys need to get some rest because there are already calls for a repeat of this event!


Youth Group

The next Youth Group meeting will be on Saturday, October 26th, at 5:45 PM in the Youth Room.  Youth Group is open to all High School students, grades 9 - 12, and is an evening of fun, fellowship and faith. Dinner is included. No registration is needed. Just come to the Youth Room upstairs. 

Mass Times


Tuesday Traditional Latin Mass 6:00 PM
Wednesday Mass 12:15 PM
Thursday Mass 9:30 AM
Friday Traditional Latin Mass 9:30 AM
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

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.


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


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

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church or joining the Catholic Church, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes are held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM every week though the week before Easter in the upstairs Youth Room.  For more information, contact the Parish Office.

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:

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

Offices are closed during weekday Masses.


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 & Announcements

Confirmation & First Communion Certificates for any student who recently received First Communion or was Confirmed are available to pick up.  They are located  in front of the bulletin board in the Gathering Space.

  •    The October Catholic Ladies Night Out will be Wednesday, October 23rd  at 6:30pm at  The High Country Greek at 507 Bamboo Road .  RSVP by Tuesday, October 22nd to reserve a seat. For questions or to RSVP, please email Amber Mellon at ambermellon@gmail.com.  

 The March For Life 2020 Silent Auction is quickly approaching, and the Respect Life Ministry is very excited!  The auction will be on the weekend of November 9th and 10th after all Masses in the Pat Jones Hall.  If you know of a business that would like to donate to the auction, please contact the Parish Office.  The Silent Auction is to raise funds for the trip to Washington, DC for the March For Life in January.  Stay tuned for more information.

St. Elizabeth’s Men’s and Women’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 10:00 AM and 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.
 Did you know you can have a Mass said for a special intention you may have?  A Mass Intention is usually made for the repose of someone’s soul, but could also be made for the health of a loved one, a birthday, anniversary, to honor someone special, or some other special occasion. Typically, a donation is made in any amount you feel compelled to give when you schedule an Intention.  To request a Mass Intention, contact the Parish Office.
Did you know St. Elizabeth has an outdoor Stations of the Cross and Prayer Trail?  Adjacent to our uppermost parking lot is a prayer and meditation area which is bordered by Stations of the Cross.  As you walk through the stations, you come to the Prayer Trail, which our Youth have constructed down through our woods.  It is a favorite area for meditation and prayer among our parishioners.

NOW OPEN -- Our new Catholic Store and Gift Shop is opening on the Lower Level across from the Administrative Office.  We already have a nice selection of the much requested Chapel Veils, Rosaries, Scapulars, Books, Crucifixes, Medals, and other items of interest which one would find in a Catholic Store.  Special Order items are also available.  Coming Soon, St. Elizabeth’s Gift Shop will soon have items from Italy, as well as items made from molds that were originally from the early 1900’s! How exciting!  Stop in and take a look.  The gift shop is open after the Sunday 11:00 Mass and during office hours.  The store is open during weekday office hours and after weekend Masses.  If you are interested in volunteering to work in the new store after Masses, please contact the Parish Office.

   Volunteer, get involved, and get to know your fellow parishioners while you help your Parish maintain or increase its level of ministerial services.  No special skills or talents are required.  Call or stop by the Parish Office and talk with us about where you might best use your skills and talents. You can also sign up online at Online Volunteer Signup Form.
Priests’ Retirement and Benefits
Total Goal -- $15,272.00
Total Collected -- $4157.90
Total Remaining -- $11,114.10
Diocesan Support Appeal
Total Goal -- $41,273.00
Total Collected -- $17,135.90
Total Pledged -- $1,865.60
Total Remaining -- $22,271.50


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