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Bulletin: June 18, 2017

 

Heritage Fund - We need you to help us meet our $70,000 goal by June 30th!

Click here to donate online today and your donation will be doubled!

Once again this year, an anonymous group of donors has generously agreed to match dollar-for-dollar any contributions that are made to the St. Elizabeth 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. 

 

STE 100-year Anniversary Photo Directory - Sign Up Now

We are working with Lifetouch Church Directories, a NEW vendor for us. Please schedule to have your family's picture taken for this special book as soon as posible. The photographers will be onsite at St. Elizabeth on :

July 14 from 2pm-9pm

July 15 10am-5pm

July 16 12pm-7pm

July 17 2pm-9pm

August 4 from 2pm-9pm

August 5 from 10am-5pm

August 6 from 12pm-7pm

Click here to schedule your appointment now.

We have had photo directories int he past, but this will be a special anniversary edition that will include a history of our parish. In order to truly capture the spirit and faces of our community at this milestone, we hope to include as many families as possible.

 

Looking for inspiration?  Come and See

Tuesday June 27, 2017, 7:00  - 8:00 PM in Seton Hall

Please register at www.ignatiancenterkc.org for this FREE program

      

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life are based on the conversion experience of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. 

The Spiritual Exercises, made in a nine-month prayer program, are a framework and a dynamic to experience spiritual growth, interior freedom, a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and to find God in all things. The program includes praying with Scripture, journaling, and meeting weekly with a trained Ignatian prayer guide.

Join representatives from the Ignatian Spirituality Center of Kansas City for an overview of the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life, hear stories and ask questions of two people who have completed the Spiritual Exercises and experience God through a short, guided prayer experience followed by a time for Q&A. Can’t come on

the 27th?  Check our web site for other dates and locations.  Questions?  Please contact Jim Caccamo, ISC-KC Executive Director:  jcaccamo@ignatiancenterkc.org. 

 

                  

100 Years of Faith, Family, and Community

Save the Date - September 9, 2017

Bishop Johnston will celebrate 4:30 Mass at St. Elizabeth in honor of the parish's first 100 years.

On September 9, 1917, Fr. Edward J. Hays celebrated St. Elizabeth's first Mass in a rented storefront at 411 W. 75th St. in Waldo. One hundred years later more 900 families continue the legacy that was started that day.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for additional details and 2017 events.

Anyone having stories, memories or photos to share of the church, school or parish life may send them to info@stekc.org or contact the parish office at 816-523-2405.

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The 7th Annual BBQ Contest is September 15 & 16, 2017

 

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 STEWARDSHIP

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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

As we quickly approach summer, it's time to make sure our food pantry stays in good shape! During summer months, weekly volunteers are needed to move donated food from the church to the 2nd floor of the PMC. This is a physical job--up and down stairs--you WILL get a workout! 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!

 

El Salvador Scholarship Program

New Video from our 2016 Visit! (click here)

Donation Link (click here)

St. Elizabeth El Salvador Ministry Information (click here)

 

 

Facility Utilization Study Results

One of the goals of our recent together we are a legacy visioning process was:

 

"Through careful research and planning and a deep sense of ownership of our parish, identify the best configuration of our physical space and commit resources to needed improvements to support our parish mission." 

As we continue to move forward to bring these goals to action we recently shared the results of our Facility Utilization Study conducted by SFS Architects. Below you will find the concepts and results that SFS presented at the parish meeting on 9/11/16.

This is the first of many steps in the process. It is a work in progress and a journey that will evolve and develop as we move forward. Nothing has been designed or committed to at this point. What was presented is our jumping off point as a parish as we move forward to discuss, discern and pray about the future of our parish and our facilities.

  

Final Presentation - PDF

 

 

Fire Foundation

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 - 5/17/2017

School Mass - 5/10/2017

Weekend - 4/30/2017

Weekend - 4/16/2017

School Mass - 4/12/17

Palm Sunday - 4/9/17

 

Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016

 

 


 

 

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