We at Saint Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church give glory to God by living the message of Christ, practicing unconditional love and building community. We commit ourselves 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.
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Thanksgiving Schedule Changes
The Parish Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24. There will be no Mass or Confession on Friday, November 24. There will be no Faith Formation on Sunday, November 26.
Over The River and Through The Woods
Many of our friends, fellow parishioners, students, and even Fr. Matthew will be traveling this week to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. We, at St. Elizabeth's, wish for a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING for each of you and we pray for your safe return after the holiday!
Coats for Kids
The Knights of Columbus have purchased some coats for children within our Parish whose parents might have difficulty furnishing them with a coat that is adequate for the extremes of temperature that we sometimes have. These coats are available in limited numbers in both girls' and boys' sizes. If you know of a child who has need for one of these coats, please contact the Parish Office.
Annual Angel Tree
Our annual Angel Tree Project is has begun. The Angel Tree is located in the Gathering Space. You can help a needy family have a little brighter Christmas. Please take a card from the tree and return it with your gift or a gift card to be given to a needy family. Return it by December 10 and our Angel Tree volunteers will take it from there.
Adult Bible Study
A new Adult Bible Study Series will begin on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30 PM in the Youth Room. They will be studying the book, Biblical Roots of the Mass by Thomas Nash. The book is available through Amazon.com in either paperback or Kindle edition. It can also be purchased from any Catholic bookstore. For questions or further information contact Craig Bridgeman at 828-963-0787.
Wednesday Mass 12:15 PM
Thursday Mass 9:30 AM
Friday Mass 9:30 AM (Canceled Nov. 24)
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Early Sunday 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 28 Through October 8 Only)
Wednesdays -- 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM
Thursdays and Fridays -- 9:00 AM (Canceled Friday, Nov. 24)
Saturdays -- 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday -- 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday -- 5:00 PM
Monday - Thursday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Closed Nov. 23-24 for staff holiday.
Choir Practice Schedule
4:30 PM Saturday Vigil Mass Choir Practice -- 6:00 PM Thursday
8:00 AM Sunday Early Mass Choir Practice -- 6:00 PM Thursday
11:00 AM Sunday Mass Choir Practice -- 7:00 PM Thursday
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Closed Nov, 23)
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (Closed Nov., 24)
Office and Chapel Closed Nov. 23 and 24
The choirs are preparing for Advent and the Christmas season. If you'd like to join them, come on out to a choir practice on any Thursday evening except Thanksgiving. The Saturday Vigil Choir and Sunday Early Mass Choir meets at 6:00 PM. The Sunday 11:00 AM Choir meets at 7:00 PM. Come for one or both as the Christmas/Advent music being practiced is the same and the choirs will be performing it together.
Please consider joining the wonderful mission of meal preparation for Hospitality House, the homeless shelter in Boone. Volunteers of Saint Elizabeth’s prepare a meal once a month on the third Thursday. Every month we have a team of 6 that are in rotation but we are in need of more volunteers. Judy Seamone is working on the schedule for the year beginning January 2018. If you can participate in our joint effort to prepare a meal and would like to get in the rotation please contact Judy at 828-265-6677.
Let's fill all the Hours of Adoration (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 10pm). Sign up after Masses or contact Sheryl Kane,8282621543,email@example.com.
Angie’s Angel List: It’s that time of year again when Angie Greene collects for our local nursing homes. Please give Angie a call to see what items the nursing home residents might like or need at 828-264-8021.
The Knights of Columbus are once again offering for sale Lighted Bethlehem Stars and Christmas Crosses after Masses. Follow the lights in the Gathering Space to purchase your limited edition item hand made by the Knights. Proceeds to benefit special Church needs.
The next Knights of Columbus sponsored Habitat for Humanity work day will be at the Greenwood subdivision near Green Valley School off Big Hill Road on Saturday Dec. 9th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. For more information contact Marty Corts 828-355-9210. Brings tools, water, lunch, and gloves. Anyone 16 years of age and up is welcome!