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 First Annual Friendsgiving Luncheon, is in the Pat Jones Hall on Friday, November 23 at 12:00 noon. If you’re spending Thanksgiving Day with family, or not, it doesn’t matter. Come join your St. Elizabeth Parish Family and Friends on the day after Thanksgiving as we come together with you to share fellowship, food, and thank God for all our blessings. You are requested to bring one side dish per family to go with the turkey. For information, contact Libby Herring at email@example.com or 828-263-2725.
This Week at Catholic Campus Ministtry
College Students, Heads Up!!! Your AppState Catholic Campus Ministry has a lot going on and you're invited. Nothing special is required. Just come and join us. The CCM House is located on Faculty Street behind IHOP and just down the street from the Holmes Convocation Center. All area college students are welcome.
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 Masses at St.. E will be at 8:00 AM and 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.
Kingdom of Happiness
Join us for a dynamic new 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. The weekly study meets each non-holiday Wednesday at 6:30 PM in Pat Jones Hall.
Volunteer Opportunity -- We have jobs!. If you or your group have a little extra time that would allow you to be of great assistance to our Parish, check our most immediate volunteer needs HERE or go to our Online Registration Page to view or sign up for available jobs.
Volunteer Opportunity -- The Hospitality House Winter Shelter is now open. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church volunteers assist with evening check-ins every Friday throughout the winter. Two volunteers are needed for each Friday evening from 5:20 PM until 6:45 PM. If you can help with this, please contact Herlinda Poe at 828-262-9907.
Worship Assistant Schedules
December Worship Assistant Schedules are being finalized this week. Worship Assistants are requested to let us know of dates when you cannot serve in December.
The Lector, Usher, and Eucharistic Minister Schedules for November are "live" on our website. Just go to http://www.stehc.org/lector-schedule, http://www.stehc.org/usher-schedule, and http://www.stehc.org/eucharistic-minister-schedule to see the entire month's schedules at a glance.
You can go online to register to be a Worship Assistant or update your information if you are a current Worship Assistant at http://www.stehc.org/worship-assistant-online-registration.
For questions or assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-266-8553.
Wednesday Mass 12:15 PM
Thursday Mass 9:30 AM
Friday Mass 9:30 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Sunday Early 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 26 Through October 13 Only)
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
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
News and Events
Catholic Ladies' Night Out is at Casa Rustica on Highway 105 this Tuesday, November 13. Contact Amber Mellon at email@example.com to reserve your spot with this group.
The Second Wednesday Lunch will be on Wednesday, November 14 in the Parish Hall immediately after the 12:15 Mass. Bring your favorite dish or dessert to share if you have one. Bring yourself if you don't have one. This is the Thanksgiving theme luncheon.
The Kingdom of Happiness 8-week Study Series meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. Ou,r next meeting is on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 PM. The lesson we'll study then is entitled "Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness". Join us then for a great video and discussion series
RCIA meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Youth Room. The topic on Thursday, November 8 will be "Original Sin, Advent, and the Liturgical Year". All are welcome to attend and learn about our Faith.
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.