Palm Fronds were blessed at the annual Blessing of the Palms during a private Palm Sunday Mass, as specified by our Diocese. These palm fronds are available for you to pick up. They will be available inside the front door of the Church during regular office hours this week.
We are pleased to announce that St. Elizabeth Faith Formation classes have now moved to an online platform for the remainder of the academic year! Please click here for more information and instructions on how to get started.
¡Nos complace anunciar que las clases de Formación de Fe de St. Elizabeth ahora se han mudado a una plataforma en línea durante el resto del año académico! Haga clic aquí para obtener más información e instrucciones sobre cómo comenzar.
Directives from the Charlotte Diocese in response to the Corona Virus Pandemic are causing numerous policy and schedule changes. The Diocese, in keeping with CDC recommendations, requires that all Parishes in the Diocese follow the rules which have previously applied only to Charlotte area Parishes. They are as follows:
ALL PUBLIC MASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We are allowed to have Private Masses. They are limited to a maximum of ten (10) people. Therefore, we must limit access to the Masses. If you wish to attend a Private Mass, please call the Parish Office to find out when one may be available and what reservation openings may be available. Please do not attempt to enter a Private Mass without a prior reservation.
While there are no plans to publicly Live Stream our Private Masses at this time, stay tuned. We may, by request, Live Stream Holy Week Private Masses. We will post links at the bottom of this page if Live Stream is going to be available.
Confessions are available. Confession times are moved to 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM on Wednesday, 8:30 AM on Thursday and Friday, and 3:00 PM on Saturday. Please maintain the recommended 6' spacing between you and the next person in line and please limit the number of people waiting inside to a maximum of ten (10) people.
Adoration has resumed on a limited basis. A maximum of ten (10) Parishioners may attend the 5:00 PM Holy Hour on Wednesday. Parishioners registered for Adoration may attend their regular times on Thursday. Parishioners who aren't registered but wish to attend Adoration should call the Office to check on available times and register.
Faith Formation has moved to a virtual format. Participants and their parents are being contacted to get them started with this. If you have questions, please call the Parish Office.
Parish Offices are closed to the public. A limited staff remains available by phone and email. As hours and staff are now limited, please be patient.
You may continue to assist us with our ministries through Online Giving at https://www.saintecc.org/online, or by dropping a check in the mail. We appreciate your prayers and support during these rather unprecedented times.
TODAS LAS MASAS PÚBLICAS EN LA DIÓCESIS SE SUSPENDEN HASTA AVISO ADICIONAL. Todavía se nos permite tener misas privadas limitadas. Están limitados a un máximo de diez (10) personas
en una misa privada. Por lo tanto, debemos limitar el acceso a las misas. Si desea asistir a una misa
privada, llame a la oficina de la parroquia para saber cuándo puede estar ocurriendo y qué vacantes
pueden estar disponibles. La adoración se ha reanudado de forma limitada. Un máximo de diez
(10) feligreses pueden asistir a las 5:00 PM Hora Santa del miércoles. Los feligreses registrados
para Adoración pueden asistir a sus horarios regulares el jueves. Feligreses que no están registrados
pero desean asistir a Adoration para verificar los horarios disponibles y registrarse. Puede continuar
ayudándonos con nuestros ministerios a través de Donaciones en línea en
https://www.saintecc.org/online, o enviando un cheque por correo. Agradecemos sus oraciones
y apoyo durante estos tiempos sin precedentes.
The Coronavirus panic has us all stressed. Many of us have had our lives placed on hold with a degree of uncertainty for the future. We all pray that things will return to normal as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Parish Operations and Expenses go on. Bills must be paid. People in distress must be helped. Please remember to support the work and ministry of this Parish with your donations. If you have been unable to attend Masses because of the cancellations and uncertainties, you can still help. Bring your offering by the Parish Office or give online at https://www.saintecc.org/online. Thank you for remembering St. Elizabeth.
Si no ha podido asistir a misas debido a cancelaciones e incertidumbres, aun puede ayudar. Traiga su ofrenda a la Oficina Parroquial o en linea en https://www.saintecc.org/online. Gracias por recordar a Saint Elizabeth.
With the threat of coronavirus and the increasing restrictions being placed on communal gatherings, it might be a good idea to familiarize ourselves with the Catholic tradition of making a Spiritual Communion. Making an act of Spiritual Communion is something we can do when for some reason or other we are unable to physically receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. St. Thomas Aquinas defines it as having "an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and lovingly embrace Him." This is something we can do whenever and wherever we are.
How do we go about doing it, then? For some more detailed instructions, this recent article by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf is a good place to start. In the meantime, here is a good act of Spiritual Communion from St. Alphonsus Ligouri you can pray:
"My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen."
Wednesdays -- 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM (Holy Hour)
Thursdays and Fridays -- 8:30 AM
Saturday -- 3:00 PM
The Confessional is located at the end of the Stairway Hallway. Please wait your turn at the Hallway Entrance beside the Prayer Chapel. Please maintain 6' minimum distance between people waiting for Confession. Please do not enter the Church if there are as many as 10 people waiting. Wait until there are less than 10 people.
Monday - Thursday -- 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Friday -- 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Saturday and Sunday -- Open during Masses
Enter wooden door on left just inside front entrance when Church is closed.
Please maintain social distancing minimums of 6' while using the Chapel.
Wednesdays -- 5:00 PM Holy Hour in the Sanctuary (Private)
Thursday -- 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM in the Prayer Chapel. (Private)
Adoration attendance is currently limited to ten (10) Parishioners at a time. Please call the Parish Office or contact Ellie Wee to register for an hour.
Our behavior in Church has an effect on other people. In charity, we need to be sensitive to each other and provide a good example.
Faith Formation Pre-K through Grade 8 -- 12:15 PM til 1:15 PM Sundays. (Suspended)
Evening Adult Study Group -- Wednesday at 5:30 PM (Suspended)
Morning Men's and Women's Bible Study Groups -- Wednesday at 10:00 AM (Suspended)
RCIA (Membership Classes) -- Thursday at 7:00 PM and Friday at 7:00 AM (Private)
Call the Parish Office for more information.
Most CCM campus activities will remain suspended until the University reopens. You can keep up with what is happening off campus on the CCM Facebook Group HERE.
Un programa virtual en línea para la
Formación de Fe está disponible. Los padres que
no han sido contactados con instrucciones sobre
cómo usar esto pueden llamar a la Oficina
Parroquial para obtener información.
The 2020 Bishop's Youth Pilgrimage set for Saturday, April 4, has been cancelled. Any registration fees already submitted to the parish office will be refunded. Continue to pray for a swift end to the spread of the coronavirus and especially pray for those seriously affected by it.
This year's First Holy Communion hopefully will take place Saturday, May 2, at the 4:30 PM Vigil Mass. First Reconciliation will take place the evening prior, Friday, May 1, at 6:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz. Please continue to pray for our First Communicants as they prepare to receive these two sacraments for the first time later this spring,
Totus Tuus remains scheduled for the Summer of 2020. The dates this coming year will be June 21-27. Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The week long program assists parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth. Mark your calendars and watch for information on signing up for this great program!
If you are parking in a Handicapped Space and you are not mobility impaired, please consider parking in a regular space. We are seeing too many cases of people taking advantage of their Handicap Placard to park closer to the building when they have no apparent impairment. If we didn't have folks with real mobility impairments who are being forced to travel farther than they are able from out in the parking lot, this wouldn't be an issue. But it's becoming a real issue which we must address. Please consider your abilities before taking up a handicapped space which you may not need and someone who is actually mobility impaired could use. Thank you for your consideration.
Click HERE to register you or your family online. St. Elizabeth New Parishioner and Visitor Guidebooks and Registration Forms are available in the upstairs Narthex and the Parish Offices. Collection envelopes for new parishioners and visitors are in the stairway hallway bookcase just to the left of the Narthex.
Mary's Market, the St. E Catholic Store and Gift Shop is located on the lower level across the hall from the Administrative Office. The Shop is open by prior appointment only during the current quarantine.
We are Live Streaming some of our Private Masses. If you would like to be added to an email list to receive times and links to these Masses, send a message to Stream Link Request with your name and email address.