Parish News

Christmas Luncheon

Our Second Wednesday Christmas Covered Dish Luncheon was held on Wednesday, December 13 after the 12:15 PM Mass and was an overwhelming success. Thanks to everyone who came out. It was a great turnout. It was especially good to see so many students. Thanks to everyone who helped set up, decorate, and clean up afterwards. You folks outdid yourselves. And thanks, especially, to all of those who prepared and brought all of the delicious food. All of you made this a great event for the Parish!

Appalachian State Winter Commencement

The Appalachian State University Winter Commencement Ceremonies are on Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Congratulations to the graduating students who have been such a welcome and important part of our Parish for the last few years. We wish you the very best as you begin the next phase of your lives. May God richly bless and protect you throughout your lives. We'll miss you!

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was celebrated Tuesday, December 12. The festivities began at 5:00 AM with singing and music followed by a well attended Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 6:00 AM offered by Fr. Matthew. The songs and Mass were in Spanish. After Mass, everyone adjourned to the Parish Hall for breakfast together at 7:00 AM. The Mass and music were beautiful. The food was wonderful. And the bad weather held off. It was a great time for all!

New Knights

The Knights of Columbus welcomed their two newest members with a First Degree Ceremony at their meeting on Monday, November 13.  Jack Brown and Nelson Woodbury are the two newest members.  Jack and Nelson are both students at Appalachian and both are active in our Parish and Catholic Campus Ministry.  Congratulations to Jack and Nelson.

"WE CAN" Made a Difference!

Thank you for supporting the WE CAN service project of our youth during the month of October. With our combined efforts we collected 504 lbs. of canned goods and non-perishables. These items were donated to our local Hunger and Health Coalition. The staff at HHC expressed much appreciation for our continued support, and sadly shared that we were the only church group in our area responding to their urgent request for assistance.


A Rite of Confirmation took place at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:00 PM.  Thirteen young people were confirmed into the Church by Bishop Peter Jugis, assisted by Fr. Matthew Codd.  They are Kassandra Aguilera, Sean Crothers, Alexis Luviano, Ella Nelsen, Naydelin Rodriguez, Sandra Vazquez, Jimin Yu, Spencer Cathey, Claudia Holman, Mark Mellon, Jordan Nuelle, Abigail Utter, and Alex Vazquez.  Congratulations to all! 

Road Paving Fund Raiser

We are currently receiving bids for repair of the paving on Pilgrims Way and our driveways and parking lots.  A generous parishioner has offered matching funds up to a maximum of $10,000.00 for this project.  If you can donate, please make checks payable to St. Elizabeth and notate Paving Fund on them.