Faith Formation News


ANOTHER NEW FACE!  St. Elizabeth is excited to announce that Paul Kankiewicz has accepted the newly created position of Director of Religious Education with our Parish.  Paul was educated at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and Kings College in Pennsylvania.  He has previous experience in Youth Ministry and Catholic Religious Education.  Paul's first day with us was May 7 but he and his wife, Valerie, have both previously participated as active members in various ministries at St. Elizabeth.  Valerie, an AppState and CCM alumnus who is now employed with AppState, found Paul, married him, and brought him to us from Pennsylvania.  Be sure to thank her if you get a chance.  Valerie and Paul are expecting their first child soon.  We're very excited to have this young family become a part of our Parish family and staff!



First Communion for 2019 was at the 4:30 PM Mass on May 4.  Congratulations, Communicants and Catechists!





The Faith Formation End of Year Celebration for 2019 was on Sunday, May 5.





Mark your calendars for Totus Tuus, Summer 2019!  Totus Tuus for this summer (similar to Vacation Bible School) will have a sign up forms and information available in the Gathering Space and Parish Office soon.  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 700 AM 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 yet to be determined but is expected to be minimal with discounts for multiple children.  You can view a promotional video on the program at  For more information, or to register early, contact Batrice Adcock at or call the church office.
 Director of Religious Education Paul Kankiewicz has announced scheduled starting dates for several programs this Fall.  Confirmation classes are scheduled to start on Wednesday, August 21 at a time to be announced later.  Faith Formation classes will resume on Sunday, September 8 at 9:30 AM.  It is not too early to register your child for either or both programs.  Contact our Religious Education Office for more information or to register.