Please Don't Forget Your Offering
Please don't forget your weekly contributions. Per Diocese guidelines, baskets are not currently being passed in order to limit your exposure to the virus and keep you safe. Baskets are just outside all three entrances to the Nave. Please contribute, as you are able, by dropping your envelope, check, or cash into one of these baskets as you enter or leave Mass. If you are not currently comfortable with attending or able to attend Mass, you can drop your contribution off at the Parish Office during office hours or mail it to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 259 Pilgrims Way, Boone, NC 28607. Or you can simply and conveniently just click HERE to sign up for or sign in to use our secure online giving portal. It's as simple as that. Thank you for your continued prayers and support during these trying times.
Parish Special Funding Needs
Flooring and Pew Fund -- If you haven't been to Church in a while, and you're just coming back for the first time in a while, you probably noticed how worn out and unsightly our chairs and carpet have become. Both our seating and our flooring are more than 30 years old, worn out, and beyond repair. Replacement is the only option. Our Flooring and Pew Fund has been given a great start by the very generous donations of some very generous parishioners. But they can't do it all. There is still more to be raised. If you can help, please designate your contribution check to Flooring and Pew Fund or go to online giving and make a contribution to this fund. Every little bit helps and is certainly needed.
Security System Fund -- Most people have heard about the recent theft of the Church Tabernacle and its contents. We've known for a while that our antiquated and unreliable security system was obsolete, outdated, and totally inadequate for our needs in today's times. But this major loss, and recent attacks on church properties and congregations worldwide and even in this Diocese make it imperative that we fix this problem immediately. We cannot afford to have the safety and security of the Parish, its Staff, and our Parishioners placed in jeopardy by our failure to provide even a basic security system. Generous donors have contributed amounts to our Security System Fund which will allow us to complete two phases of a three phase installation and upgrade. We still need to fund Phase Three. If you can help with this, please designate your check to Security System Fund and drop it in the basket or bnrig it by. Or you can go online and designate a gift to the fund. Again, anything you can do is badly needed.
Our parish received $1,873.00 in contributions to the Priests’ Retirement and Benefits Collection last week. We are grateful for the generosity of our parishioners. Our assessment is $8,754.00. Those who were unable to give last week may still put a contribution in the regular collection any time. There are additional envelopes available in the narthex for those who did not receive one in the mail. You may also donate online, mail in your contribution or bring it to the parish office. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
Donations Are Still Needed -- We are now approaching the end of September and are still in great need of donations to meet our goal for the DSA for 2020. This must be paid by our parish even if it is not raised through donations. If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider making a contribution. Pledges can be made so that payments can be broken out over time. See this week's bulletin for more information.
Faith Seeking Understanding
Current Schedule of Holy Masses
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 Tradiotional High Latin Mass (Latin Chant, Dual Gospel, English Homily, Mixed Hymns and Prayers).
1st Saturday of Month -- 10:00 AM Extraordinary
Form Traditional Latin High Mass (English Homily, Dual Gospel, Mixed Prayers and Hymns)
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.
Faith Formation Has Begun
Faith Formation is from 10:15 AM until 11:15 AM this year and is open to all children from Pre-K through 6th Grade with Sacrament Preparation for 7th and 8th Graders. Programs this year are offered both online and in person. Click HERE for the latest information or call Director of Religious Education Paul Kankiewicz at 828-264-8338 for more information.
Catholic Mountain 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 828-264-8338 to check availability, costs, and requirements. Additional information is available HERE.
News & Announcements
The Knights of Columbus are offering a virtual retirement seminar hosted by retirement expert Tom Hegna on October 1 at 7:00 PM. It is being offered to all parishioners. Tom Hegna is an economist, author, and retirement expert. He has been an industry speaker for many years. He will be sharing his insights on creating a happy retirement. Please contact our K of C Field Agent Todd Bradford at 980-253-4788 or email at [email protected] for more information and to register for this free event, all parishioners are welcome participate.
St. Elizabeth Home School Group had its first meeting on Friday, September 4th. The Group will meet next after Mass on Friday, October 2 and continue to meet monthly after each First Friday Mass. All home school families or anyone interested in learning more about home schooling is welcome. Please contact Lisa Bott with any questions: [email protected]
Food Collection -- The Knights of Columbus will be collecting non-perishable food donations on Saturday, October 3 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the front parking lot at St. Elizabeth’s to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition.
Youth Group -- The next Youth Group Meeting will be on Saturday, October 3 from 5:45 PM until 8:00 PM. If you are a student entering grades 8–12, please join us for some food, fellowship, and fun! Dinner is provided. Please click here to RSVP.
Reaching Out The Knights of Columbus will be reaching out to some of our parishioners who we have not seen since the onset of Covid to make sure they are well and to see if they are in need of anything. If you know of anyone they should contact, please contact the Parish Office or inform one of the Knights.
Pandemic Protocol -- Diocesan recommended protocol is in place and being observed at St. Elizabeth for all Masses. Safety concerns are important. Please click on Pandemic Safety Recommended Protocol to see what is being done here.