We at Saint Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church give glory to God by living the message of Christ, practicing unconditional love and building community. We commit ourselves 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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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated Tuesday, December 12. The festivities begin at 5:00 AM with singing and music followed by the Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 6:00 AM. The songs and Mass will be in Spanish language. After Mass, everyone will adjourn to the Parish Hall for breakfast together at 7:00 AM. Come if you can but keep an eye on the weather and stay safe!
Second Wednesday Christmas Luncheon
Our Second Wednesday Christmas Covered Dish Luncheon will be on Wednesday, December 13, immediately following the 12:15 PM Mass. If you have a favorite dish or dessert that you can share, bring it. But most importantly, just bring yourself. All parishioners, including students, are invited.
Season of Advent
Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent, which began on Sunday, December 3 this year, is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ's second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord's birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).
March for Life 2018
This January, St. Elizabeth Church is taking a charter bus to Washington, D.C. for March For Life 2018. We are planning to fill the bus with 53 people who are passionate about everyone's right to life. We will be leaving from St. Elizabeth Church at 7:00 AM on Thursday, January 18 and returning late Friday, January 19 after the March. Cost is $75.00 per person and includes a seat on the bus, 3 meals, lodging for the night and one incredible, life changing experience! There will be a sign up sheet in the Church Gathering Space with contact and payment information. For more information, call Kathy Camilleri at 828-238-5292.
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS
The CatholicLadies' NIght Out originally scheduled for Sunday, December 10 has been rescheduled for December 18.
Wednesday Mass 12:15 PM
Thursday Mass 9:30 AM
Friday Mass 9:30 AM
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 PM
Early Sunday 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 28 Through October 8 Only)
Wednesdays -- 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM
Thursdays and Fridays -- 9:00 AM
Saturdays -- 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday -- 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday -- 5:00 PM
Monday - Thursday -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Choir Practice Schedule
4:30 PM Saturday Vigil Mass Choir Practice -- 6:00 PM Thursday
8:00 AM Sunday Early Mass Choir Practice -- 6:00 PM Thursday
11:00 AM Sunday Mass Choir Practice -- 7:00 PM Thursday
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 AM.
The Appalachian State University Winter Commencement Ceremonies are on Saturday, December 16. Congratulations to the graduating students who have been such a welcome part of our Parish for the last few years. We wish you the best as you begin the next phase of your life. We'll miss you!
The Annual Parish Christmas Dinner follows the Vigil Mass at 6:00 PM on Saturday, December 16. Covered dish style. Bring your favorite dish or dessert to share. Contact Herlinda Poe for information.
Knights of Columbus meet on Monday, December 18. The Pre-Meeting Open Social is at 6:30 PM in the Pat Jones Hall. The closed Business Meeting follows at 7:00 PM. Contact Grand Knight Mike Ihnat for more information.
The Knights of Columbus are going Christmas Caroling. They're sponsoring a sing-a-long event at Appalachian Brian Estates on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 PM. Contact Grand Knight Mike Ihnat for information.
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon