Welcome To Saint Elizabeth

Of The Hill Country

Catholic Church!

 

 

We're Glad You're Here!  Please check the Mass Schedules below and join us in worshiping Our Lord.  Our Main Campus is located at 259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, NC.  Church of the Epiphany, our Summer Mission Campus is located at 163 Galax Lane in Blowing Rock, NC.   Parish Schedules, News, Announcements, and other Parish Information can be seen by clicking on the links on this page and in the menu at the top of the page.  Thank You For Visiting -- We Hope To See You Soon!

Parish Mission Statement

 

Happening This Weekend, March 6-7

Happening This Weekend

Saturday -- 10:00 AM First Saturday Traditional Latin Mass

Saturday -- 4:30 PM Ordinary Form English Language Mass

Sunday -- 9:00 AM Ordinary Form English Language Mass

Sunday -- Children's Faith Formation

Sunday -- 11:30 AM Ordinary Form Spanish Language Mass

Sunday -- 1:00 PM Extraordinary Form Traditional Latin High Mass

 

Happening This Week, March 8-12

Happening This Week

Tuesday -- 6:00 PM Traditional Latin Low Mass

Wednesday -- 12:15 PM English Language Mass

Wednesday -- 5:00 PM Holy Hour

Thursday -- 9:30 AM Traditional Latin Low Mass

Thursday -- 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM Adoration in the Church

Friday -- 9:30 AM Traditional Latin Low Mass

Friday -- 7:00 PM Stations of the Cross

The Holy Season of Lent

 Stations of the Cross began in the Church on Friday, February 19, and will continue each Friday (except March 19) at 7:00 PMImage result for stations of the cross through Friday, March 26.  We regret to announce that our traditional parish-wide Friday Night Meatless Soup Suppers prior to the Stations during Lent are not happening this year due to continuing Covid concerns.  There will be no Stations fo the Cross on Friday, March 19.

Giving

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See Current and Planned Parish Fundraisers which you may be interested in participating in by clicking HERE.

We are again receiving offerings in baskets during the Masses of the coming weekends as conditions and attendance permits.  The baskets are brought to you by an usher to minimize your potential for exposure to harmful elements.  You will not have to touch the basket.  Please be prepared to contribute as you are able.

Schedule of Holy Masses

All Masses are in person and inside the Church. We do not stream Masses at this time. All who come in good faith are welcome.to attend and worship. Catholics in good standing may present themselves for Holy Communion. You may wear a mask. Social distancing between family units is suggested.

Saturday -- 4:30 PM Vigil Ordinary Form (English Liturgy, Homily, and Prayers with Latin Chant, Mixed Hymns)
Sunday -- 9:00 AM Ordinary Form (English Liturgy, Homily, and Prayers with Latin Chant, Mixed Hymns)
Sunday -- 11:30 AM Ordinary Form Spanish Language Mass
Sunday -- 1:00 PM Extraordinary Form Traditional High Latin Mass (Latin Chant, Bilingual Gospel, English Homily, Mixed Hymns, and Prayers).

Tuesday -- 6:00 PM Traditional Latin Low Mass
Wednesday -- 12:15 PM English Language Mass
Thursday -- 9:30 AM Traditional Latin Low Mass
Friday -- 9:30 AM Traditional Latin Low Mass

1st Saturday of Month -- 10:00 AM Extraordinary
Form Traditional Latin High Mass (English Homily, Bilingual Gospel, Mixed Prayers and Hymns) followed by a Rosary and 15 minutes of meditation (Fatima Devotions)

We do not currently offer an all English or all Latin Mass. English Masses include Latin chants and occasional Latin hymns. Latin Masses include English Homilies, Gospels, prayers, and hymns.

Covid restrictions permitting, the scheduled date for opening Church of the Epiphany in Blowing Rock for the summer season is Sunday, May 16. Watch for confirmation of this date here.

Parish Schedules

Information and Schedules for Masses, The Prayer ChapelFaith Formation, Confessions, Adoration, Office Hours, Store Hours, etc. are available by clicking on the links here or in the Schedules menu at the top of the page.  Click on Events for additional items and events that may be scheduled.

Delays and Cancellations

Weather-Related Delays or Cancellations of Masses or other Church activities will be posted on this website first.  They may also be posted on our St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Facebook Page and shared with High Country Catholics Facebook Group and AppState Catholic Campus Ministry Facebook Group.  We do not currently use recorded phone announcements, local radio, or other websites for this purpose. 

Prayer List

Image result for prayer listPlease remember our friends and parishioners who may need our thoughts and prayers.  Click HERE to see the latest Prayer List.  If you know someone who should be on the list, please contact the Parish Office.

Destination Wedding Information

High Country Catholic Weddings

St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church (Boone Campus) and Epiphany Catholic Church (Blowing Rock Campus) are now available for weddings, subject to some precautionary restrictions and measures due to the Covid pandemic.  If you are a practicing Catholic and you are interested in having a wedding in the North Carolina Mountains at either location, even if you are not a member of our churches or a Catholic Campus Ministry student, you can call our Parish Office at  828-264-6347 to check availability, costs, and requirements.  Additional information on Catholic weddings and requirements is available HERE, HERE, and HERE.   A Wedding Information and Registration form can be seen HERE.

Diocesan Support Appeal 2021

“Love Thy Neighbor” is the theme of the 2021 Diocesan Support Appeal. You can view a video HERE to see and understand how funds that are given to the DSA impact our diocese.  This year, the Charlotte Diocese has announced that all funds contributed to the DSA will remain in and be used exclusively in the Charlotte Diocese.  We are collecting for 2021 Diocesan Support Appeal and Priest Retirement and Benefit Funds now so that we will not have to supplement these funds with offertory funds in 2021.  To contribute to either fund, use your regular or special envelopes, designate your check for the fund of your choice, and drop it in the collection basket or mail or bring it to the office.  You may pledge and schedule your payments to the Diocesan Support Appeal in ten equal payments over a ten-month period when you pledge online.  Go HERE to give or pledge and schedule payments.

Men's Conference

11th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference

Saturday, March 20th

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church,

Charlotte, NC

7:30 AM - 3:15 PM

For Information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at

www.catholicmenofthecarolinas.org/

Timely Thought to Consider

Thomistic Tidbit

“Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.”

                                                    ― St. Thomas Aquinas

Events

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News & Announcements

The next meeting of the St. Elizabeth Homeschool Support Group will be on Friday, March 5, after the 9:30 AM Mass.  Homeschoolers and those interested in homeschooling are invited to attend.  Bring a picnic lunch for you and your homeschoolers and join in.  For more information, contact the Parish Office.

Youth Group  The next youth group meeting will be Saturday, March 13, from 5:45 PM (after the Saturday Vigil Mass) to 7:45 PM. Youth in grades 8–12 are invited.  We’ll have some good food, play some games, and learn a little bit about our faith. Please click here to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Knights of Columbus will have their next meeting on March 15 at 7:00 PM in Pat Jones Hall with a social period preceding the meeting at 6:30 PM.

On Friday, March 19, there will be a Missa Cantata in honor of the Feast of St. Joseph at 6:00 PM.  There will be no morning Mass, morning Confessions, or evening Stations of the Cross on this date.  Confessions will be at 5:15 PM.  This Mass will be followed by a Procession.

An America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, will be held on March 20 at 12:00 Noon on the Wells Fargo Bank corner at the intersection of Hwys. 105 and 321 in Boone.

Our Hearing assistance Earpiece Receivers have been returned to service and are available for all Masses.  They are sanitized between uses for your protection and can be obtained before the Mass.  Ask an Usher, Mass Director, or Staff Member for assistance.

Faith Seeking Understanding -- The Rites of Holy Week is a study that will be presented by Adult Christian Education Ministry Director, Paul Kankiewicz, on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 PM in Pat Jones Parish Hall.  Mark your calendars and come if you can!

Our Music Ministry is seeking volunteers with voices!  If you are interested in singing for any Mass, please contact Interim Music Coordinator Matthew Mellon through the Parish Office.  Matt would like to prepare special music for Easter, as we have done in the past, and we need more voices for this.  Join us if you can! 

Faith Seeking Understanding, a monthly adult study group, is moving to Wednesdays at 6:00 PM.  What questions about the Faith and what topics would you like to see Faith Seeking Understanding cover in the future? Please click here to submit your suggestions.  Mr. Paul Kankiewicz, our Director of Religious Education, is leading this program.  If there's something about the Church's teachings you've always wanted to see explained, this is your chance to ask, discuss, and have your questions answered! Let us hear from you!

Mass Intentions fill up quickly during special seasons of the Church year.  Call the parish office soon to make sure to get your preferred dates during Lent.

Year-End Contribution Statements are available.  Register or login HERE and print off your own copy.  If you have trouble doing that, just call the Parish Office.  We'll be glad to print one for you.

Please Be CarefulIf a charitable fundraiser is sanctioned, supported, or otherwise approved by the Church, you will see the fundraiser announced on this website and in the Church bulletin with instructions on how to safely donate.  Call the Parish Office or speak to a staff member if you have questions.

Lost and Found items turned into the office are held for a reasonable length of time before being donated or otherwise disposed of.  If you believe you have lost something on our campus, please contact the office so we can return the item or have a record of the loss and be able to contact you if the item is later turned in. 

Our Adoration Ministry needs Adorers for our weekly Thursday Adoration.  If you can be available for this ministry from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, please contact the Parish Office.  

Obituary Information for St. Elizabeth parishioners, past and present, is posted HERE as it is made available by the family of the deceased or the funeral home that is serving the deceased.

Bulletin Update -- We are changing bulletin formats in order to give you a more readable and useful bulletin.  We hope you like it!  Bulletins can be found online HERE.

For a complete and up-to-date listing of all current Parish News and Announcements, click HERE or go to the News/Announcements button at the top of the webpage and click.