Faith Formation & Youth Group News
Totus Tuus will return for the Summer of 2020. The dates this coming year will be June 21-27. Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program are 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!
The 2019 Confirmation Mass was on Monday, September 30, at 6:00 PM. Many parishioners came to celebrate with our confirmandi as they received this great sacrament. Bishop Peter Jugis presided with Father Brendan Buckler over the Confirmation. Several of our seminarians, including Michael Camilleri and Bailey Van Nosdell came to participate in the Mass, as did the crew of Engine 6 of the Boone Fire Department after the distribution of the incense by our seminarians got a little too enthusiastic for our fire alarm sensors to ignore. Bishop Jugis wasn't ruffled in the least by the excitement and in his homily noted that the excitement caused was perhaps appropriate in that it may have served to help make the occasion, and especially the conferring of the Holy Spirit upon our confirmands, something they will always be able to remember.
St. Elizabeth is excited to have Paul Kankiewicz as our Director of Religious Education. Paul was educated at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and Kings College in Pennsylvania. He has previous experience in Youth Ministry and Catholic Religious Education. Paul's first day with us was May 7 but he and his wife, Valerie, have both previously participated as active members in various ministries at St. Elizabeth. Valerie, an AppState and CCM alumnus who is now employed with AppState, found Paul, married him, and brought him to us from Pennsylvania. Be sure to thank her if you get a chance. Valerie and Paul have one child, Benedict, who arrived soon after Paul joined our staff. We're very excited to have this young family become a part of our Parish family and staff!