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.
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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.
On the weekend of January 26th and 27th after Masses, members of St. Elizabeth’s Youth Group, along with Catholic youth all over the country, will be collecting donations in the Gathering Space with empty soup pots. Money collected will be used by the our Youth Ministry Group to purchase materials to create blankets for the needy. During our last annual project “Cover UP”, 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 Youth Ministry thanks you for your generosity as we work together with youth from across the country to assist with the many needs of those less fortunate!
Confirmation Sessions began on January 9, 2019. If your child has missed the starting sessions, please contact Ellisa Hayes at 828-264-8338 Ext. 22 asap.
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/.
Catholic Campus Ministry Small Groups for men and women meet on Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM at the CCM House on Faculty Street behind IHOP. Join them for a time of study, prayer, reflection, and fellowship.
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!
You can volunteer for our Worship Assistant Team. To volunteer, just click HERE to sign up online. Active volunteers can update contact, availability, and preferences information online, too. 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 email@example.com.
Thank You to our Great Worship Assistants for All That You Do!
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.
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.
Faith Formation K-12 -- 9:15 AM Sundays
Wednesdays -- 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM
Thursdays and Fridays -- 9:00 AM
Saturdays -- 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday -- 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday -- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Thursday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
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.
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a blood drive at St. Elizabeth’s on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 11:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Please call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code "St. Elizabeth’s" to schedule an appointment.
All ladies of the parish are invited to join the monthly St. Elizabeth Ladies Night Out. February's event will be Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 PM at Hokkaido Restaurant in the Watauga Village Shopping Center. RSVP by Tuesday, February 19 at 5 PM to make sure there is enough room to for everyone. For questions or to RSVP, please email Amber Mellon at firstname.lastname@example.org at 828-406-7740.
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.
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