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.
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Parish Offices will be closed April 18-22 in observance of Easter and to allow staff to spend time with their families over Easter. Fr. Matthew will be out of the office from April 22 through April 26. There will be no Holy Hour, Confessions, or Daily Masses April 22 through April 26
Holy Hour is the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. A plenary indulgence is granted for this practice.
Holy Hour, at St. Elizabeth, is observed on Wednesdays. Join us for an hour of Prayer, Reconciliation, and Adoration beginning at 5:00 PM every Wednesday.
If you are a college or university student who is going to be in the Boone area for all or part of the summer, as a summer school student or just on vacation, we'd like to know it. Please update your Parish Student Registration at http://www.stehc.org/university-student-online-registration and indicate that you will be here for summer session or here on vacation for the summer.
Registration forms and an information table for Totus Tuus, Summer 2019 are in the Gathering Space and Parish Office! Totus Tuus, for those who may not know, is similar to Vacation Bible School.. Totus Tuus will be the week of June 23-28th. Rising 1st - 6th graders will meet June 24th through 28th from 9: AM until 2:30 PM. Rising 7th graders through 12th graders will meet June 23rd through 27th from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Children from other parishes are welcome, including Catholic friends or cousins that want to join your children for the week. Grandkids are welcome, too! Cost is minimal with discounts for multiple children. Scholarships are available. You can view a promotional video on the program at HERE. For more information, or to register, contact Batrice Adcock by email email@example.com or call the church office.
Register online HERE to train and become an Altar Server, Usher, Lector, or Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist. Contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org for email, 828-264-8338 Ext. 17 for office, or 828-266-8553 for direct call or text. For Worship Assistant Schedules, click HERE. They are also available in the Stairwell Hallway Bookcase just off of the Gathering Space.
Faith Formation K-12 -- 9:15 AM Sundays
NO FAITH FORMATION EASTER SUNDAY
Wednesdays -- 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM
Thursdays and Fridays -- 9:00 AM
Saturdays -- 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NO CONFESSIONS APRIL 22-26
Tuesday and Thursday -- 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday -- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Adoration Chapel is CLOSED on days that the Parish Offices are closed.
Monday - Thursday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Seminarian Education Easter Sunday Collection -- We ask for your generous response to the second collection which will be taken in all churches of our Diocese on Easter weekend. This collection will help meet the growing needs of our Seminarian program. We currently have 36 young men studying for the priesthood at St. Joseph Seminary in Charlotte, at the Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary in Ohio, and at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. We look forward to the time when they will be able to begin their service as priests in the Diocese of Charlotte.