General Parish News

“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.  To donate, make your check out to DSA (cash is fine too) and drop it in the collection basket.  You can also drop your donation by the parish office. You may pledge and schedule your payments at times convenient to you when you pledge online.  Go HERE to give or pledge and schedule payments.

 

Catholic Charities Wee Care Ministry in Lenoir provides baby and toddler items at no charge.  Services, provided in English and Spanish, are available by appointment.  Please call Gina Cabrera at 828-434-5710 Monday - Thursday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to schedule an appointment.  

Catholic Charities is a non-profit social service organization following the teachings of the Catholic Church.  They offer services and programs in the following areas: Burial Assistance, Counseling, Family Enrichment including Elder Ministry Marriage Preparation, and Natural Family Planning, Food and Clothing, Pregnancy Support, Adoption, Stay the Course, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Teen Parenting, Transition Out of Poverty, Refugee Resettlement and Assistance, Immigration; and Social Concerns and Advocacy including CCHD & CRS, Education, Public Policy and Respect Life.  We are working with Catholic Charities to coordinate a way for them to come to Boone and offer their assistance to people of this area. If you feel you could benefit from their services, please contact the Parish Office. Watch for more information in the bulletin and on our website.

 

The Music for the Masses for each weekend is now being posted weekly as it is decided.  Go to Music Ministry News and Announcements to see what will be used in the coming weekend.  Matt Mellon, Interim Music Director, has also prepared an interesting and informative Guide to following our Masses with the pew hymnals, references, and other materials that we have available.  That is also posted on the Music Ministry News.

 

New Items are available in our Gift Shop.  There are also many other beautiful items in stock that would make wonderful gifts.  Crucifixes, Holy Water Containers, Rosaries, plaques, artwork, and hand made chapel veils are now available. The Gift Shop is open during office hours.  Call the office for more information. or stop in between Sunday Masses and visit.

 

Mass Intentions are available at your request by calling, emailing, or stopping by the Parish Office.  Make your request in advance to ensure you have the date you prefer.

 

St. Elizabeth Home School Group meets at 10:30 AM immediately after each First Friday Mass.  All home school families or anyone interested in learning more about homeschooling is welcome.  Please contact Lisa Bott with any questions:  [email protected]

 

Volunteers are needed to assist with Masses.  If you can assist as a Lector, Usher, or with the Music Ministry, please contact the Parish Office.