• 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!

Welcome Students!

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 on MOVE IN WEEKEND!

Our Newest Parishioner


We're excited to welcome our newest parishioner, Benedict Paul Kankiewicz, who was born on August 12, at 10:15 PM.  He came in at 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 18 inches long. He is the firstborn son of our Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz.  Mother and baby are both doing well. Please pray for Valerie, Paul, and baby Benedict as they embark on life's great journey as a family.

Fall Starting Dates Announced

 Confirmation classes are set to resume on Wednesday, August 21, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Faith Formation classes will begin on Sunday, September 8 at 11:45 AM after the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass. Contact our Religious Education Office for more information or to register.  Faith Formation Forms can be found in the Religiious Education Office or on the table in front of the bulletin board in the Gathering Space.

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 Mass on Sunday, September 1.  A reception will follow the Installation Mass.

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 (Changing to 10:30 AM beginning September 8)
Sunday Hispanic Language Mass 1:00 PM

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

Faith Formation

 Faith Formation Grades K through 12 -- 11:45 AM 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

Monday - Thursday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon


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

The Tuesday and Thursday Adoration Schedules are currently suspended.  If you are on the schedule, please call to confirm availability before coming in.

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 & Announcements


Move-In Weekend at App State is August 16-18.  Mass will be offered at 9:30 AM on Friday, August 16.  A Vigil Mass will be offered at 4:30 PM on Saturday, August 17.  The English language Mass will be offered at 11:00 AM on Sunday, August 18.   A Spanish language Mass will follow at 1:00 PM.  Students and their families are invited to come to Mass, get acquainted with each other, and meet members of our Parish and our staff.  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.



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.  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 DRE Paul Kankiewicz in the Parish Religious Education Office at 828-264-8338 ext. 22 or email stehc.formation@gmail.com.


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.


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


Events Calendar