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Bulletin: February 11, 2018





We continue our Building Our Legacy Commitment Weekends!

This month we make our gifts to the Lord and our parish family. If you have not completed your commitment card yet, there will be cards and envelopes in the pews.

If you are not ready to make a pledge, please take a commitment card and envelope home with you, pray about it, and bring it with you next weekend. We would like every household in the parish to be part of this campaign.


We spent January in a period of reflection about the campaign, each of our blessings from God and our own STE legacy. We asked several members of our community to share their reflections with as at Mass. We've recorded them along with Fr. Greg's portion of the homily so you can listen to any that you have missed or re-listen to your favorites.


Steve McClain - 1/13/18

Amy Aldrich - 1/14/18

Kevin Crawford - 1/20/18

Bridget Heos - 1/21/18

Carrie & Terry Madden - 1/21/18

Jim Hart - 1/27/18

Ann Randolph - 1/28/18

Chuck Gosselin - 1/28/18


Holy Hours  

Join your fellow parishioners for Holy Hour in the Church every Thursday through March 22, 2018 from 6-7pm to pray for our Church and Capital Campaign. Contact Mary Cary if you have any questions: 816-333- 6036.


Attention St. Elizabeth Parish High Schoolers

As we say so long to the first 100 years, and look forward to the next, we invite all St. Elizabeth Parish high schoolers to a special 4:30pm Mass and a Building Our Legacy Reunion/Time Capsule event afterward in Seton Hall on February 17, 2018.


Enjoy music, pizza, concert raffle tickets, door prizes, old friends and more! Bring old photos to share from your days at St. Elizabeth and help us Build our Legacy for the next generation as we put together a Time Capsule. Stay tuned for more details!

Click here to learn more about the campaign.


Online giving via credit card coming soon. Please check back.



St. Elizabeth Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Induction Ceremony

Saturday February 24, 2018

Please joins us as we honor:

Fr. Terry Bruce

Pastor 2005 - 2013


Vicki & Bob Fitzgerald

ECC Teacher/Coach/Minister to Homebound


Chuck Gosselin

Server Trainer & Mentor/Liturgical Minister


3:00 Alumni & Friends School Open House – Kick off the

evening with a trip down memory lane or just stop by or a quick peek (even if you can’t stay for the Hall of Fame)

4:30 Mass – Join the St. Elizabeth Community for Mass

5:30 Hall of Fame - Complimentary Cocktail Reception & Dinner Buffet

6:30 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


To RSVP for Hall of Fame Reception and Ceremony click here.


Volunteers are needed to help make the 2018 Hall of Fame the best one yet. 

To sign up to volunteer before or during the event click here


All parishioners, past & present school families and faculty, alumni, and friends of St. Elizabeth are invited.


The Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have positively impacted the parish and/or school community through their personal commitment and service to St. Elizabeth.


Hall of Fame Reception and Ceremony will be held in

Seton Hall (lower level of the church).


Attire for the evening is dressy casual.


Stations of the Cross

During Lent Join us every Friday during Lent for Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm. All services are in the church.


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry - Friday, February 16th


Come enjoy one of the best fish fry dinners in the city at St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus Fish Fry!

5-8 pm. At St. Elizabeth's Seton Hall. All you can eat fried fish, shrimp, salmon, baked ziti, jalapenos biscuits, cole slaw, seasoned french fries, green beans, water, ice tea, lemonade. Calamari available for extra charge, assorted desserts, water, ice tea, lemonade. $12/adults, $5/children, $35/family of 5. $10 for calamari. Assorted desserts and adult beverages also available (suggested donation). Hosted by St. Elizabeth KofC #14163

Upcoming Dates: Friday, March 2, 2018 & Friday, March 23, 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm Seton Hall



Donate to the Heritage Fund!

Our vision is to maintain St. Elizabeth School as one of the leading Catholic elementary schools in the Kansas City area. Our mission is to strengthen the existing school's financial stability and celebrate its outstanding educational heritage.

The Heritage Fund was created by a group of former school parents because they value the quality education their children received years ago and want the same to continue for our current and future students: an education rooted in the Catholic faith, with an emphasis on giving back and with high academic standards. 

Click here to donate online today.


Matching Challenge - Endowment Trust Fund for St. Elizabeth Catholic School


We are working to raise $10,000 in donations to the Endowment and when we do it will be equally matched by an anonymous donor. In order to receive the match we must meet the entire $10,000 goal.


The STE Class of 2017 made the first $2,500 donation towards this goal. Your gifts to the St. Elizabeth Endowment Trust Fund helps to maintain the quality and leadership of our school to provide academic, religious and service excellence.


Each generation is challenged to renew and add to this endowment. At St. Elizabeth we are blessed to benefit from earlier donors who have provided for our school with their donations to the Endowment Trust Fund. Each year our school receives $50,000 in direct support.


Thank you to the Trivia Night committee and everyone who participated for helping support the STE Endowment and getting us closer to our $10,ooo goal! .

If you would like to make your own gift to help us reach our matching challenge AND provided income for our school now and in the future you can click here to donate online or by check via the parish office.




Parish Lectors and Cantors


Retreat for Proclaimers of the Word

Proclaim the Word with deeper understanding and conviction. 

A morning of reflection for the ministers of St. Elizabeth, St. Peter, St. Therese Little Flower and Visitation Parishes.

Saturday, March 10, 2018                                                         

9:00-9:30 am Coffee and Hospitality / Register   

9:30-11:30am Retreat

St. Elizabeth Church - Seton Hall (church basement)  Corners of 75th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri    

Click here to register for this retreat





The Sounds of St. Elizabeth and STE Centennial Ornament for Sale at the PMC


Relive and enjoy the beautiful music from our Centennial Concert on November 9th, 2017 with your very own CD recording, “Sounds of St. Elizabeth”. All the solos, choirs, guitar band, bell choir songs and more are included in this special keepsake CD. CDs will be available for purchase for only $10, after Masses and in the parish office.


This exclusive, limited edition brass ornament will be available until we sell out. Stop by the PMC during business hours to buy one for $15 (cash or check). Don't miss your chance to take home your piece of



On September 9, 2017 we celebrated the first 100 years of our parish with Mass and the Taste of St. Elizabeth.

We were blessed to have to parishioners, Doug Kinney and Daniel McBride volunteer as photographers to capture many of the moments and faces of the day.

Click here is view the online album of their photos.



St. Elizabeth El Salvador Ministry

The mission of the St. Elizabeth’s El Salvador Ministry is to promote solidarity and exchange between the St. Elizabeth Parish community and our sister communities in El Salvador, Romero Community and Palo Grande/Suchitoto.


Click here for information about the Youth Scholarship Program and to donate by mail.


Click here to donate online.



St Elizabeth’s is sponsoring a mission trip to El Salvador in June for

adolescents and parents.


If you want to go, or if you just want to learn more about the trip, or to reserve a spot, contact Kerm Fendler at 913-488-7790 or via email


Click here to view the video from our 2016 trip.




Thinking about Kindergarten 2018?

Think STE!


Click here for more information and to get a sneak peek of the STE Kindergarten experience!




Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s KC House of Abraham brings together faith communities from the three Abrahamic traditions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The communities work together to raise funds and volunteer time building a home for a Kansas City family.

St. Elizabeth is proud to announce we will be participating in one of this year’s Abraham’s House projects. The main objectives of Abraham’s House are:

• Promote interfaith fellowship and learn about each other's faith traditions • Increase awareness and support of Habitat Kansas City in a variety of faith communities • Promote partnerships between Habitat and participating congregations • Build a home for a Kansas City family in need


Our work dates have been set, and volunteers are needed!
You must register and sign-up online at:


On-site training is provided, and no experience is necessary. You will meet at the Habitat office at 1423 E Linwood Blvd. for a briefing before heading to the job site. You must be 16 with a parent, or 18 years old to volunteer.

Questions can be directed to Teresa Medina at parish
office 816-523-2405 ext 3148 or Dana Bass at Habitat
office 816-924-1096 ext 101.





2017 Stewardship Campaign Information &

Online Commitment Card (click here)





Stewardship Education

Everyone has a different story about why they are called to be a Christian steward... click on the links below to read a few from our parishioners.

"That does not sound like you."

"It's just what we do for family."

"It started with a valentine."

"God is the main Head Coach."

"Experience that awesome feeling that comes with being part of something bigger than ourselves"

"It is not an obligation to us. It is a privilege."

"How shall we make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for us?"

"God prepared this house for us."

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait single moment before starting to change the world.”

"A Volleyball Match, a Pocket Knife and a T-shirt."


Seven Secrets of Successful Stewards (click here)

Keynote address 2011 Region IX Stewardship Conference

Father Jim Golka (Pastor,St. Patrick Church, Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska) gives an humorous, inspirational and

thought-provoking perspective on stewardship. Enjoy! 

(click here)


Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Weekly volunteers are needed to move donated food from the church to PMC. The job is much easier if you have family members to help. This job can be accomplished immediately following 10am Mass on Sunday because the church is unlocked and food donations are accessible. More detailed instructions will be given once dates have been selected. Please click here to sign up to help with this mission. Thank you SO much for your service!




FIRE Foundation Benefit Night at the KC Mavericks

Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 PM

KC Mavericks v. Tulsa Oilers

Silverstein Eye Centers Arena


Special Group Pricing $20

Click here for tickets and



$5 of the ticket cost will go back to FIRE.

Look for the "Chuck a Puck" fun during an intermission!

Proceeds from the "Chuck a Puck" game will go to FIRE. 



FIRE was founded in 1996 by a group of parents who shared a common dream; for their children with special needs to attend their parish schools with siblings and friends. Since that time, through the efforts of parents, a dedicated board of directors, many talented volunteers and community members who embrace inclusive Catholic education, $2.5 million has been granted to partner schools in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph (MO) to support inclusive Catholic education.

The FIRE Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 organization, makes it possible for partner Catholic schools to hire special educators and paraprofessionals and to acquire learning materials and technology that create successful learning experiences for all children. Without grants from FIRE, most schools would not be able to welcome students with Down syndrome, significant learning disabilities, many who are on the Autism spectrum and students who face other special learning challenges. In inclusive learning environments, children grow up knowing and appreciating each other’s unique gifts. St. Elizabeth is a proud partner school.



Parish By The Numbers

School By The Numbers

Parish-Wide Visioning

Parish Visioning Recommendations and Goals (click here)

State of the Parish 2015 power point (click here)

Parish Visioning Update 6/15/2015 (click here)



Update your Alumni Contact Information

To update your Alumni contact information (click here)

Alumni Class Notes (click here)


Personalized Hymnal Dedication 

Online ordering: (click here)


Homilies- Audio Version

School Mass - 2/7/18

School Mass - 1/31/18

School Mass - 1/24/18

School Mass - 1/17/18

School Mass - 1/10/18


Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016