General Parish News
New Parish Directory -- The new Online Parish Directory is now live. Watch the bulletin and website for more information. You can CLICK to register, enter, and maintain your family information and pictures. You have control over what is visible to other parishioners. You also can keep track of your contributions. You can volunteer for ministries. You can sign up for events and much, much more! Exciting things are happening!
Worship Assistants Needed
As we return to normal, 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.
Faith Formation Teachers Needed
Teachers Needed! We are looking for volunteers to be Faith Formation teachers for the coming school year of 2020–2021. Teaching our Catholic faith to our children is one of the most important duties we have. We are in need of new lead catechists, assistant catechists, and back-up catechists. If you are interested in helping to hand on the faith to the next generation, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz.
Eucharistic Congress Revised and Rescheduled Locally
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.
Novena of Reparation
The parishioners of Saint Elizabeth Church will be doing a novena of reparation for the profanation of the Blessed Sacrament. Every day during the duration of the novena, we will pray the seven Penitential Psalms and the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This will begin today, June 19, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and end on Sunday, June 28. Please join us in making reparation for this malicious act.
The novena can be found in booklet form in the narthex of the Church or online here.
Information regarding the theft of our tabernacle follows.
Tabernacle containing the Eucharist was stolen from St. Elizabeth
We are calling for prayers and the safe return of the Blessed Sacrament after the tabernacle was stolen from the church after closing on Tuesday night, June 16. We pray that the hearts of those responsible may be moved to return the tabernacle to us, but most especially the Blessed Sacrament. Please pray and offer reparation for the desecration of the church and the theft of the Blessed Sacrament.
Boone police are investigating. Anyone with information which may be related to this act is urged to call the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.
Please Click On Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus And Pray With Us
New Safety Protocols for Communion
After talking with the Diocese, they recommended implementing some stricter protocols for Holy
Communion at this time. The following guidelines have been put in place:
- 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 keep the 6 feet distance at Mass.
- It is recommended that you wear a mask.
- Those disposed to receive Holy Communion should approach as a family group. Family groups
can form 6 feet apart in the center aisle. Those in the side sections should exit to the narthex
and approach from the center aisle.
- Father will be wearing a mask during Holy Communion and will purify his fingers in between family
Thank you for your attention to this. Fr. Winslow, the vicar general and chancellor of the diocese, expressed his appreciation to the Pastors for their commitment and dedication in navigating these difficult times as we desire to return to normal. Please continue to pray for the Bishop, Fr. Winslow, and all your priests. May the love of the Sacred Heart fill your hearts and the Immaculate Heart protect you.
Congratulations to the eight children who received their First Holy Communion at St. Elizabeth this past Saturday, June 13. Please pray for them, that they may always remain close to Our Blessed Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist.