General Announcements

 

 

 

St. Elizabeth’s has a  Men’s and Women’s Bible Study that meets every Wednesday at 10:00 AM and all are welcome. The men meet in the Pat Jones Hall and the women meet in the Youth Room. Contemplated are the readings for the following Sunday’s Mass.  For more information, call the Parish Office.

 

 

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. 

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 stehc.formation@gmail.com.

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 stehc.formation@gmail.com.

 

 

We have ministries that are in need of volunteers.  No special skill or talent is required.  Willingness is the only requirement.  If you are willing to assist with our Maintenance, Bereavement, Parish Life, Flower, or other ministries, please call Kathy Camilleri in the Parish Office or signup online at our Online Volunteer Signup Form.

 

All who want to learn more about the Catholic Faith are invited to attend this year’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes.  RCIA is open to anyone with an interest, regardless of your religious background.  These sessions are an opportunity to both learn and to ask questions about Catholicism.  Non Catholics who complete the course will be eligible to be received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church at the 2020 Easter Vigil Service, although there is no requirement to do so.  This year’s first session will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Youth Room off the Gathering Space.  Classes will be held weekly at this time (except holidays) until the Easter Vigil.  For more information, come by or call the Parish Office at 828-264-8338.

 

 

 

A DRESS CODE is in effect for Worship Assistants (Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Musicians, and Ushers).  You are requested to observe it to the best of your ability by dressing neatly and modestly in clean clothes to code suggestions or requirements.  Please help us avoid embarrassment for our Mass Coordinators and yourself by dressing to code when you are assigned to a Mass.  Click on DRESS CODE for more information on suggestions and requirements.

  

  

Parishioners and Visitors are reminded of our building-wide "NO PETS" policy. We love animals, too. And we know that this policy has been only loosely enforced until now. But several recent incidents have put us in the embarrassing position of having to enforce the "NO PETS" policy, even though, frankly, we would rather not. For your convenience, we are posting signs to remind you of the policy at building entrances. To avoid embarrassment for all, please respect the policy and leave your pet in a safe place while attending church events. And please convey our sincerest apologies for having to enforce this policy to your pet.

 

 The Music Ministry is seeking parishioners who love to sing to join your voice with ours. The Sunday Mass Choir sings at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday and for other special Masses. Rehearsal is every Thursday at 6:00 PM. If you are interested, please speak with Brandon after Mass or contact Taylor at the Parish Office during the week.

 

Unclaimed serving dishes, pots, and pans which were used to bring food to parish events can be claimed at the Parish Office.  There are also a number of miscellaneous other lost and found or abandoned items which can also be claimed at the Parish Office.  Items which are unclaimed after 4 weeks will be donated or disposed of.

 

 

The Knights of Columbus have expanded their Fifth Sunday Rosary program.  They have announced that, in response to parishioner requests, they will now lead a Rosary prior to Mass on the last Sunday of every month.  If you would like to participate, please  quietly enter the Church prior to 10:40 AM and take a seat near the front of the Church.  All are welcome to join in this devotion.

  

 

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 new to the Parish or you haven't previously registered with us, Parishioner Registration Forms are in the information racks in the Gathering Space and the Parish Office Hallway.   You can also register you and your family online at http://www.stehc.org/parishioner-online-registration.   Your information will be kept confidential.  It will not be shared or published without your permission and is never sold. 

St. Elizabeth New Parishioner and Visitor Guidebooks are also available in the above mentioned racks.  

  

Our parish is now offering Online Giving.  For additional information, or to sign up, visit http://www.stehc.org/online.

 

 St. Joseph’s Vanguard, The St. Joseph College Seminary Prayer Committee asks that the faithful in our Diocese pray for heaven’s blessing on the capital campaign to raise the funds for a building and residence near the Belmont Abbey campus to meet the housing and formation needs of our expanding seminarian group. Prayer cards invoking the intercession of our great patron, St. Joseph, are available on the bulletin table in the Gathering Space so that we may unite together in prayer for the success of this project, and for our future priests who will serve the faithful of this Diocese for generations to come.