Faith Formation & Youth Group News



The 2019 Confirmation Mass was on Monday, September 30, at 6:00 PM. Many parishioners came to celebrate with our confirmandi as they received this great sacrament.  Bishop Peter Jugis presided with Father Brendan Buckler over the Confirmation. Several of our seminarians, including Michael Camilleri and Bailey Van Nosdell came to participate in the Mass, as did the crew of Engine 6 of the Boone Fire Department after the distribution of the incense by our seminarians got a little too enthusiastic for our fire alarm sensors to ignore. Bishop Jugis wasn't ruffled in the least by the excitement and in his homily noted that the excitement caused was perhaps appropriate in that it may have served to help make the occasion, and especially the conferring of the Holy Spirit upon our confirmands, something they will always be able to remember.


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. Faith Formation this year will take place from 12:15 PM until 1:15 PM.  It will be immediately after the 11:00 AM Mass and just prior to the Spanish Mass, which will take place at 1:30 PM starting September 8. The schedule has changed in order to be equally convenient to both our English-speaking and Hispanic communities who have children in Faith Formation and wish to attend the Mass in the language of their choice. 

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 the Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz, at 828-264-8338 ext. 22 or email

FORMACIÓN DE FE: Las formas de matriculación y salud están disponibles en el Espacio de Reunión y en la Oficina de Educación Religiosa. Las formas y pagos deben completarse y enviarse antes del domingo 25 de agosto. El primer día de clases de Formación de Fe será el domingo 8 de septiembre. La Formación de Fe este año tendrá lugar de 12:15 PM a 1:15 PM. Será inmediatamente después de la misa de las 11:00 AM y justo antes de la misa en español, que tendrá lugar a la 1:30 PM a partir del 8 de septiembre. El horario ha cambiado para ser igualmente conveniente tanto para nuestras comunidades de habla inglesa como hispanas que tienen niños en formación de fe y desean asistir a la misa de su elección. Para más información contacte al Director de Educación Religiosa, Paul Kankiewicz, al 828-264-8338 ext. 22 o envíe un correo electrónico a





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!