• Outdoor Worship & Meditation Area at St. Elizabeth Church
  • Fr. Brendan Buckler, Pastor
  • Erin Kotlowski, AppState CCM Minister
  • 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 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.


FAITH FORMATION registration and health forms are available in the Gathering Space and Religious Education Office. Forms and payments must be completed and submitted by Sunday, August 25. The first day of Faith Formation classes will be Sunday, September 8. Faith Formation this year will take place from 12:15 PM until 1:15 PM.  It will be immediately after the 11:00 AM Mass and just prior to the Spanish Mass, which will take place at 1:30 PM starting September 8. The schedule has changed in order to be equally convenient to both our English-speaking and Hispanic communities who have children in Faith Formation and wish to attend the Mass of their choice. 

For those students who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Fall, classes will resume on Wednesday,  August 21, from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM.  The class meets every week leading up to Confirmation, which will take place on Monday, September 30, at 6:00 PM.  For more information contact the Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz, at 828-264-8338 ext. 22 or email stehc.formation@gmail.com.

FORMACIÓN DE FE: Las formas de matriculación y salud están disponibles en el Espacio de Reunión y en la Oficina de Educación Religiosa. Las formas y pagos deben completarse y enviarse antes del domingo 25 de agosto. El primer día de clases de Formación de Fe será el domingo 8 de septiembre. La Formación de Fe este año tendrá lugar de 12:15 PM a 1:15 PM. Será inmediatamente después de la misa de las 11:00 AM y justo antes de la misa en español, que tendrá lugar a la 1:30 PM a partir del 8 de septiembre. El horario ha cambiado para ser igualmente conveniente tanto para nuestras comunidades de habla inglesa como hispanas que tienen niños en formación de fe y desean asistir a la misa de su elección. Para más información contacte al Director de Educación Religiosa, Paul Kankiewicz, al 828-264-8338 ext. 22 o envíe un correo electrónico a stehc.formation@gmail.com.

Youth Group

Just a quick reminder that St. Elizabeth youth group will be meeting this Saturday, August 24, at 5:45 PM (after the 4:30 Vigil Mass) in the youth room. If you're in high school, please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship!

Pastor Installation


Bishop Peter Jugis will install Father Brendan Buckler as Pastor of St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country Parish at the 11:00 AM  bilingual Mass on Sunday, September 1.  A reception will follow the Installation Mass in the Pat Jones Parish Hall on the lower level of the Church.

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 8::00 AM (Oct. 20 - May 17)
Sunday Mass 11:00 AM
Sunday Hispanic Language Mass 1:00 PM (Changing to 1:30 PM beginning September 8)

Sunday Mass 9:00 AM (May 26 Through Oct. 13)

Faith Formation

Faith Formation for Grades Pre-K through 8th -- 12:15–1:15 PM on Sundays, beginning September 8, 2019.

Call the Parish Office or pick up a form at Mass and sign up for Fall 2019 Classes!

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

Chapel Hours

Because of Recent Security Issues, our Prayer Chapel is Only Open during Masses.  We are investigating options to resolve these concerns and safely reopen the Chapel with regular hours.


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

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 (Revised July 2019) are available in the Gathering Space. 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 Knights of Columbus will again be selling tamales at “Music in the Valle” at Valle Crucis Park on Friday, August 31.  Please come out and enjoy the music and support this effort to benefit local charities.
The bulletin for Sunday, August 24, The Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, has published. Click on http://www.stehc.org/publications to access it.


We have ministries that are in need of volunteers.  No special skill or talent is required.  Willingness is the only requirement.  If you are willing to assist with our Maintenance, Bereavement, Parish Life, Flower, or other ministries, please call Kathy Camilleri in the Parish Office or signup online at our Online Volunteer Signup Form.

Tenemos ministerios que necesitan voluntarios.  No se requiere ninguna habilidad o talento especial.  La voluntad es el único requisito.  Si usted está dispuesto a ayudar con nuestro Mantenimiento, Duelo, Vida Parroquial, Flor, u otros ministerios, por favor llame a Kathy Camilleri en la Oficina Parroquial o regístrese en línea en nuestro Formulario de Registro de Voluntarios en Línea.


WELCOME STUDENTS!  Register with us HERE and become an active member of our Parish and Catholic Campus Ministry families during your stay here.  Returning students are urged to use this ONLINE LINK to update their information.  Register Today!  We look forward to seeing you!


Ladies Night Out will be held at Taste Grill in Shadowline Shopping Center at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 29.  RSVP ambermellon@gmail.com to reserve a seat.


 All who want to learn more about the Catholic Faith are invited to attend this year’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes.  RCIA is open to anyone with an interest, regardless of your religious background.  These sessions are an opportunity to both learn and to ask questions about Catholicism.  Non Catholics who complete the course will be eligible to be received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church at the 2020 Easter Vigil Service, although there is no requirement to do so.  This year’s first session will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Youth Room off the Gathering Space.  Classes will be held weekly at this time (except holidays) until the Easter Vigil.  For more information, come by or call the Parish Office at 828-264-8338.

Confirmation 2019

The 2019 Confirmation Mass will take place on Monday, September 30, at 6:00 PM. All parishioners are invited to attend and pray for our confirmandi as they receive this great sacrament.


The 2019 Eucharistic Congress will be held on September 6th and 7th at the Charlotte Convention Center. This year’s speakers will include Dr. Scott Hahn and Russ Berault, who will speak on his extensive research on The Shroud of Turin.  There are tracks for Children, Middle School, Teens and Special Needs (registration is required for all). There is also  a Spanish track for adults, which does not require registration. Parents can  register this year’s First Communicants online to participate in the Processional that takes place at 9 AM on the 7th.  Click HERE for more information on events and registration.


 If you are moving, please let the Parish office know, so we can have your envelopes sent to your new address. You can call 828-264-8338 or use our Online Registration Form to update your information.


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