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Bulletin: January 6, 2019


Facility Update:

Due to continuing efforts by KCP&L and our facilities staff to get all systems up and running, we will need to cancel Mass (7:00am and 8:30am) and school once again tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16.

School families please listen to Mrs. Kollasch's message sent to all families this evening through Twilio - our phone messaging system for a detailed message about the status of these repairs and plans for the remainder of the week.

Thank you for your prayers and patience as we work through this event.


ALL CAMPUS EVENTS and ACTIVITIES are CANCELED for Monday JANUARY 14, 2019 AND Tuesday January 15, 2019.

As all campus events and activities have been canceled due to the power outage we are reminding everyone to PLEASE not enter any of the buildings until instructed to do so by an STE staff member. Our maintenance team is working hard to minimize potential damage to our systems and we want to avoid hindering their efforts. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have additional questions please contact a member of the parish staff.

Deacon Mike McLean -
Beth Cressey -
Vicky Kinney -
Susie Adams -
Heather Solis -
Teresa Medina -



No Class Monday 1/14/19 or Tuesday 1/15/19.

Pietra Fitness®… Looking for a great way to kick off your New Year’s resolution?


Try out Pietra Fitness Exercise Classes for Women! Pietra (meaning “rock” in Italian) is a word that reminds us of the importance of a solid foundation when building anything that is to have strength, stability, and longevity. Our “whole person” workouts utilize physical exercise to promote core strength as a solid physical foundation for the rest of the body. For the soul, our workouts include prayer and meditations built upon the strongest of foundations: the rock of Christ and His Church. This powerful combination truly benefits the entire human person—restoring harmony and wholeness to both body and soul.


Classes begin January 7th and are held weekly on Monday's at 6pm in school library and Tuesday's at 8:15am in Seton Hall. Contact Mary Beth McClain, certified Pietra Fitness Instructor, at for questions and more information.


No Class tonight Monday 1/14/19

We will begin the series next week on 1/21/19

Whatever Happened to Vatican II?

Mondays, Jan. 21, 28 and February 4


Fr. Joe Matt will pick up where Fr. Jim Healy left off and present three Monday-evening sessions on the changes in the Church since the Second Vatican Council. What were the most important documents? How were they received by the Church? What impact have they had over the past 53 years?


Fr. Joe studied in Rome under many of the theologians who were directly involved in drafting the Vatican II documents. Come join us in Seton Hall from 7:00 – 8:30pm, Mondays, Jan. 21, 28 and February 4!


To help estimate handouts, please RSVP to Dcn. Mike at, or 816-523-2405. Bring a friend and a snack to share.





Thank you for helping to Build Our Legacy!


Pledged: $5.68 Million
Total Collected: $2,483,465

INTERESTED IN BIDDING ON PROJECT WORK? We are getting close to seeing work begin on the renovations to the Church and building a new ECC using the Rectory site. During the month of January Straub Construction, our project general contractor, will be sending out bids to qualified sub-contractors.

If you are associated with a firm that is interested in bidding on this project please contact Henry Falk at Straub Construction at or 913-452-8828. Straub Construction will evaluate qualifications prior to sending out requests for proposals for Church and ECC work. We anticipate bid requests being sent out in mid to late January so if you or your firm are interested, please let Henry know this month.


Renderings and other information can be found


Thank you to everyone who is Building Our Legacy by
praying the campaign prayer and making payments on
their pledge. If you have not joined us yet, please consider
your role in this important effort for the future of our


You can click here to submit your pledge online or there are also pledge cards in the pews. We would like every household in the parish to be part of this campaign. Click here to donate online via credit card or bank transfer.


Click here to learn more about the campaign.



Parish Blood Drive

Monday, January 21, 2019

3:00pm – 7:00pm

16 West 75th Street - School Gym


Book your appointment today at, enter Sponsor Code: stelizabeth. For additional details contact David Brown at



Trivia Night 2019

When: February 2, 2019

Where: Seton Hall

$120 per table paid in full at time of reservation, 8 people per table (21+). Reservation forms available here*.


This is a very popular event that sells out quickly, get your forms in quickly! Questions, contact Sam Pierron at



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.


Gracias! Thank you to the many parishioners who so warmly welcomed our scholarship students, Arnulfo and Soraida throughout their visit to Kansas City. An additional shout-out to those who planned and attend our Parish Fiesta!


“Through great poverty, violence and hardships [these students] have remained pure in spirit, loyal to family and continue through great odds to make a better future for themselves.” - Parishioner Kathy Symmonds


Since 2013, the generous people of St. Elizabeth have contributed $101,317, funding 294 scholarships for Salvadoran students in grades kindergarten through university. St. E Scholarship Students/H.S. graduation Currently, scholarship amounts for one year are: $1,000- university, $300-high school & $155-grade school.


Please help us continue this legacy of generosity and solidarity by clicking here to make a contribution to the St. Elizabeth El Salvador Scholarship Fund. Questions: please contact Kerm Fendler (913-488-7790 or or Carrie Madden (913-485-8361 or


St Elizabeth is sponsoring two mission trips to El Salvador in 2019 An adult trip in January and a youth trip later in the year. For more information contact Joel Jones by phone (816)509-6988 or


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


Click here to donate online.


Click here to view the video from our 2016 trip.



Know Someone Who Could Use a Caring Visitor?

If you know of a homebound person who lives in our parish boundaries who would appreciate calls or weekly visits from a volunteer in our Caring Visitors ministry, please call the parish office at 816-523-2405.




2018 Stewardship Campaign

Online Commitment Card


Your tithing gifts make it possible to provide and grow the ministries of our parish and fulfill the STE mission of "prayer and action, to further God's kingdom on earth", and we thank you for your ongoing generosity and commitment.

Commitment cards can be returned via offertory, by mail, to the PMC or online by clicking here. Thank you for your generosity and stewardship.




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



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.





Congratulations to the 2018 FIREBall Cup
Trophy Winners—St. Elizabeth!

The Irish have been pushing for 4 years to get that trophy to a new home, and we finally did it! As we chatter about the contest, we must pause and realize how very lucky we are. Our students are the real winners as we are able to provide all our challenged learners a path to succeed and
spread inclusion through FIRE! Thank you to everyone who participated in purchasing raffle tickets.


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.


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.





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.









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)


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)




Homilies- Audio Version

School Mass - 1/9/19

School Mass - 12/19/18

School Mass - 12/12/18

School Mass - 12/5/18



Fr. Greg 25th Anniversary Mass - 7/14/18

Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016