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.
Spend a little time exploring our website. We update daily to give our followers a real time perspective of who we are, what we're doing, and where we're going. Thank you for visiting our website. If you haven't done so, visit our Parish and join us on our journey!
Kingdom of Happiness
Join us for a new dynamic Bible Study -- Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life. Kingdom of Happiness is an 8-part parish program that unveils Jesus' plan for happiness in the Beatitudes. Featuring teaching videos by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, a study guide, and powerful profiles of normal people living out the Beatitudes in heroic ways, Kingdom of Happiness shows us how to live the Beatitudes and achieve true happiness. For information, call Director of Faith Formation Ellisa Hayes at 828-264-8338 or email her at email@example.com. The weekly study began on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM in the Pat Jones Hall. It meets Thursday at 6:30 PM. Join us! You'll be glad you did!
All Saints' Day
November 1, All Saints' Day is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. For your convenience, All Saints' Day Masses are scheduled at 12:15 PM and 5:30 PM.
March for Life Silent Auction
On the weekend of November 10th and 11th after all Masses, St. Elizabeth's will be holding a Silent Auction to raise funds for our trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life on January 18th. It is our hope to make the cost for the trip per person as little as possible - God willing, no cost at all! Please join us at the auction. It will prove to be exciting with many wonderful items to bid on. We also welcome suggestions for items you would like to see auctioned. Please contact Kathy Camilleri at 828-238-5292.
This Week at Catholic Campus Ministtry
College Students, Heads Up!!! Catholic Campus Ministry has lots of things going on and you're invited to join us. Nothing special is required. Just be here and introduce yourself to anyone you haven't yet met. The CCM House is located on Faculty Street behind IHOP and just down the street from the Holmes Convocation Center.
CCM Men's and Women's Small Groups meet at the CCM House on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Come on by and join us.
CCM members and interested students are invited to join us for Dinner, Reflection, Fellowship, and Fun at the CCM House on Faculty Street at 7:00 PM every Wednesday.
Saturday's Vigil Mass at St. E is at 4:30 PM. If you have a problem getting a ride, call or text 828-266-8553 for carpooling or ride assistance.
Sunday Mass at St.. E will be at 11:00 AM. The Spanish Language Mass follows at 1:00 PM for those more comfortable with or interested in the Spanish Language Mass. Go to the CCM Facebook Group to sign up for Sunday 11:00 AM rides to Mass from the Appstate campus area.
Join the Appstate Catholic Campus Ministry Facebook Group to keep up with the latest on what's happening with our group.
Worship Assistant Schedules
Worship Assistant Schedules for Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist, and Usher/Greeters for October and November are available in the Gathering Space. They may also be seen for each date on the Events Calendar of this website. If you cannot be available on a scheduled date, please contact Ed Herring so that appropriate changes can be made.
If you would like to be added to the schedules for December, contact Ed Herring at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-266-8553. You can also register online at http://www.stehc.org/worship-assistant-online-registration. If you haven't served before or haven't trained for these ministries, training and assistance will be provided for you.
We need volunteers. Several of our long time faithful volunteers have found it necessary to retire so we have opportunities for others to be of service. If you or your group have a little extra time that would allow you to be of great assistance to your Parish, check our most immediate volunteer needs HERE or go to our Online Registration Page to view or sign up for available jobs.
Wednesday Mass 12:15 PM
Thursday Mass 9:30 AM
Friday Mass 9:30 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
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 14 Only)
Faith Formation K-12 -- 9:15 AM Sundays beginning September 9
Catholic Cafe for Adults
All Things Catholic Study, Question, and Answer Session for Adults meets Sundays at 9:30 AM in the downstairs Library. Meetings begin on Sunday, September 23 at 9:30 AM.
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
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
News and Events
Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 9:15 AM until 3:00 PM is the date and time for Saint E’s Youth Service Project….Project “COVER-UP”. This project is meant to create blankets to donate to charity. This year we hope to give a blanket to each child at Ebenezer Orphanage. Volunteers needed to make the dreams of 34 children come true. With cool weather arriving soon, we are inviting others to join us in an effort to help our neighbors. Questions? Contact a member to the YM Team: Stella , Rubi Escobar, Christina Shearon, Matt Bagley or Ellisa Hayes.
There will be a Second Collection for World Missions at all Masses on the weekend of October 20-21. Please plan accordingly and give as you are able
The new Kingdom of Happiness 8-week Study Series is meeting on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. For details, see above or contact the Parish Office.
RCIA meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Youth Room. The topic for Thursday, October 18 is Four Marks (One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic). All are welcome to attend and learn about our Faith.
Our All Saints Day Celebration and Program is on Sunday, October 28 from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM. There will be presentations, fun, fellowship, and snacks. All children, youth, and parents are invited. Saintly costumes, although optional, are encouraged. Come celebrate with our Saints!
All adults from St. E’s Parish are invited to a Day of Reflection on Saturday, November 3 from 8 AM until 2 PM. Fr. Bill Lesak, State Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus will conduct this reflection. Mass, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon reflection sessions will be included. There will be no charge but offerings will be accepted. Please email or call Beverly at the Parish Office by Wednesday, October 31 to let us know if you plan to attend.
Altar Server Training will be November 4th at 9:15am in the sanctuary. New altar servers need to be in the 3rd grade or older. Existing altar servers are asked to attend as well. Parents of new altar servers are asked to stay for a few minutes of the training. For questions, please email Matt Makdad at email@example.com.
Join the High Country Catholics Facebook Group to keep up with the latest Parish, Diocese, and Churchwide happenings as they happen.
You can handle your weekly giving or make donations to special funds online. Click GIVE HERE to set up your own secure account for your donations.
Online Bulletin Announcement Request Form
Those wishing to place announcements in our weekly bulletin can fill out a form available at the Parish Office or you can just click HERE to access the online form, fill it out, and electronically submit it. Forms must be received by noon on the Monday prior to the requested bulletin date.