Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 AM, we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption with a Traditional Latin High Mass. There will be a Procession following the Mass. The Knights of Columbus will be carrying the platform with the statue of the Blessed Virgin in the Procession. Come and join us!
New Parish Online Directory
As we return to normal schedules, volunteers are needed. Additional Altar Servers, Mass Directors, Ushers, Cantors, Vocalists, and Organists are needed for All Masses. Additional Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers are needed for English Language Ordinary Form Masses. Flower Ministry and Pew Maintenance Volunteers are needed to prepare for Masses. Go to the Worship Assistant Signup Page to register for a job and a time when you can be of assistance. Get more information or sign up by calling the Parish Office at 828-264-8338 or email us HERE. Thank you for joining our ministries.
Faith Seeking Understanding Nights to Begin in August!
Do you feel confused when you attend the Traditional Latin Mass? Ever wonder why we Catholics have to do so much "penance"? Want to know how the sacraments work? All these topics and more will be covered at our new monthly Faith Seeking Understanding night! Starting in August, our Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz, will give a presentation each month on different aspects of our Catholic faith, that we might better understand the faith we profess. To kick off this new series, there will be two presentations in August: join us on Monday, August 17, for Latin Mass 101: What IS the Mass, Anyway? and again on Monday, August 24, for Latin Mass 101: The Differences Between the New and Traditional Mass. The time for the event will be 7:00 PM–8:00 PM each evening and it will take place in the Pat Jones Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. Invite your friends, and we hope to see you there! For more information, click here.
Rosary Novena July 19 - September 10
54 Day Rosary
Schedule of Holy Masses
Sunday -- 9:00 AM Ordinary Form (English)
Sunday -- 11:00 AM Extraordinary Form (Traditional
Latin High Mass)
Sunday -- 1:00 PM Ordinary Form (Spanish
Tuesday -- 6:00 PM Extraordinary Form (Traditional
Latin Low Mass)
Wednesday -- 12:15 PM Ordinary Form (English)
Thursday -- 9:30 AM Extraordinary Form
(Traditional Latin Low Mass)
Friday -- 9:30 AM Extraordinary Form (Traditional
Latin Low Mass)
1st Saturday of Month -- 10:00 AM Extraordinary
Form (Traditional Latin High Mass)
Saturday, August 15 -- 10:00 AM Feast of the Assumption Missa Cantata Latin Mass and Procession
Mass Times Will Be Changing September 13 -- Check the Events Calendar for the Times
Faith Formation Registration
Registration for Faith Formation classes for the 2020–2021 school year is now open. There are two ways to register this year:
- You can register online by clicking here and filling out the online form (por favor haga clic aquí para obtener el formulario en español). Please note that if you choose to register online, you will still need to submit both the registration fee and the child health forms to the parish office. This can be done in person or by mail. More information is given at the end of the online registration form.
- You can also pick up a physical copy of the registration form to fill out and submit. The forms can be found at the bulletin board in the church narthex. One health form is attached to each registration form and there is a stack of extra health forms so that you can take as many as you need for however many children you are enrolling.
The deadline for registration is Sunday, August 30. Faith Formation classes are scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 13. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz. For more information on our Faith Formation classes here at St. Elizabeth, click here.
Safety Protocols for Mass
We are following Diocese recommended protocols for Mass and Holy Communion at this time as follows:
- If you are in the high risk group, have any symptoms, or have been sick, please stay home at this time.
- Every other row has been roped off to help people maintain recommended social distancing.
- It is recommended, but not required, that you wear a mask while here.
- Those disposed to receive Holy Communion should approach as a family group. Family groups can form 6 feet apart in the center aisle. If you wear a mask, please lower it prior to approaching.
- The Celebrant will be wearing a mask during Holy Communion and will purify his fingers between family groups.
- Hand sanitizer is available in the Narthex and restroom areas.
Thank you for your attention to this.
News & Announcements
St. Elizabeth Youth Group -- The next Youth Group Meeting will be on Saturday, August 15 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.
Food Collection -- The Knights of Columbus will be collecting non-perishable food donations on Saturday, September 5 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the front parking lot at St. Elizabeth’s to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition.
Eucharistic Congress -- The Charlotte Diocese has announced that Diocesan Eucharistic Congress 2020 has been cancelled due to Pandemic concerns. St. Elizabeth, however, is planning a local celebration in keeping with Diocesan recommendations. We will have Overnight Adoration from 8:00 PM on Friday, September 11 until 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 12 with a Missa Cantata Traditional Latin Mass immediately following. A Procession will end the Mass. A Brunch in the Parish Hall will follow the Procession. Stay tuned for more.
Faith Formation Textbook Returns--If any Faith Formation student still has their Faith & Life Series student textbook at home with them, we ask that it please be returned to the church as soon as possible. We are preparing to purchase new books for the upcoming school year and it is important to get an accurate number of how many we can reuse. There is a box at the main entrance in which to drop them off, as well as the office entrance downstairs. Thank you for your cooperation.
Church of the Epiphany, our mission church in Blowing Rock, is closed due to the difficulty of maintaining social distancing, sanitizing requirements, and staffing limitations. While we had hoped things would improve, restrictions would be relaxed, and we could open Epiphany, it now seems very unlikely that Church of the Epiphany will reopen before summer's end. Reservations for small weddings appropriate for Epiphany's seating capacity are currently being accepted, subject to Parish guidelines and approval.
Destination Wedding Information
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 or 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.
Our Catholic Store
Our Catholic Store, Mary's Market, is now open weekdays during office hours from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday and from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon on Fridays. Inventories are low due to the Covid crisis, but new stocks are coming in. Special orders are also available. If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask.