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Bulletin: October 7, 2018




Faith & Politics Session #4

Monday, Oct. 22

10:30 am – noon or 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Seton Hall


Join us for the fourth and final session of

Dr. Chuck Rhodes’ series on Faith & Politics. We’ll explore

several of today’s top political issues from a faith perspective.








RESCHEDULED for October 26, 2018

Swope Memorial Golf Course

This is the Athletic Committee's biggest fund raiser. The money raised helps maintain the gym, buy new equipment and most of all allows any child at STE that wants to play sports to play sports.


Please sign up to play and if you are able to support us even more please consider becoming a sponsor.

Click here to go to our new event website for more information and to register and pay.

We are also looking for volunteers to help the day of with check in, sitting at hole-in-one tees, and holes with games and buy ups. To volunteer please

e-mail us at




Trunk or Treat

Join us in the church parking lot for Trunk or Treat on
Friday, October 26th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Food
trucks, games, DJ Kirby, treats, and much, much MORE!

Admission is one bag of candy. Please visit the St.
Elizabeth Facebook page
for more information, including
food pricing, etc. Questions contact Michelle Burge at


Is the IRA Tax-Free Charitable Rollover Gift right for you?


Under the renewed (now permanent) charitable IRA
legislation, donors who are age 70-1/2 or older can make
charitable gifts to their parish or other causes using funds
from an IRA without undesirable tax effects. Want to learn


Join STE Parishioner, CPA & Attorney, Jim Hart on
Saturday, October 27th at 9:00am at St. Peter's.
Please RSVP to Heather Solis at 816-300-0755


You should have received your invitation to participate in the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), which kicked off on October 13 – 14.


The chosen theme this year for the Annual Catholic
Appeal, “The community of believers was of one
heart and mind” Acts 4:32, reminds us that the Holy
Spirit moves us to work together with one heart and mind
to accomplish the works God has prepared for us (cf. Eph
2:10). Please consider a gift to this year’s Annual Catholic


Click here to watch this year's video or to pledge online.



November, the Month of Remembrance

During the month of November, photos of your loved ones
can be displayed in our church windows, as we remember
all the saints who have gone before us.

Bring your photo and place in any of our windows in
church, or bring to the parish office and we will place it.
Please make sure your name is on your photo. At the
conclusion of the Month of Remembrance, all photos
should be picked up the weekend of November 24 & 25.



Comfort in the Word

There will be a Mass of Remembrance celebrated on
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:30am at

St. Elizabeth Church. At that time, the names of any of your
loved ones that you provide will be remembered in a very
special way.

If you are unable to attend Mass, but would like your loved
ones mentioned during the service, please call Therese
Roseburrough 816-444-2219 or Carolyn Sawyer

816-942- 3442 and their name will get recorded in this Book of

A luncheon will follow Mass in Seton Hall. All are welcome
to attend both the Mass and the luncheon.
Comfort in the Word will NOT be meeting in November, as
this special Mass will be in place of our meeting.



Communion Minister Training

Saturday, November 3

8:30am – 12:30pm


Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
will take place here at St. Elizabeth in Seton Hall on
Saturday, November 3, from 8:30am – 12:30pm
with Father Paul Turner presenting.


Parishioners interested may take advantage of this opportunity and
contact Beth in the parish office to register: 816-523-2405
or bcressey@stekc.or




Vatican II by Fr. Jim Healy
Coming Nov. 5, 12, 19

You won’t find a more enjoyable way to learn about all the events that lead up to the Second Vatican Council, the Council itself, and the documents produced at the Council. Fr. Jim Healy, a distinguished
scholar of church history and highly engaging speaker, will present three
Monday evening sessions in Seton Hall,
Nov. 5, 12, and 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Mark your calendars now and RSVP to Deacon Mike at to help us plan for handouts. Bring a
friend or attend with your Small Faith Group. Refreshments



St. Elizabeth Merry Market Call for Vendors!
The STE Holiday Bazaar is now the STE Merry Market!
This year’s event is November 30/December 1 and we are
finalizing vendors now. Please contact Julie Fende if
interested at or 913-221-4489.
More information can be found on the Facebook Event



Small Faith Communities are here!

Click here for more information on this exciting new ministry at STE.


If you are interested in joining one of the groups, please click here is sign up.




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.




2019 Confirmation

Sophomores and Juniors interested in being Confirmed in our Catholic faith will need to attend the Orientation meeting in Seton Hall on Sunday, December 9, 2018 immediately following the 10:00am Mass. This meeting is for interested Candidates and Parents.

Sponsor Orientation will be Sunday, December 16, 2018 after the 10am Mass.




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.




Thank you for helping to Build Our Legacy!


Pledged: $5.67 Million
Total Collected: $1,871,509.27

Did you know that you can support Building Our Legacy with a gift of stock or securities? All parishioners can make a campaign gift using stocks or securities. Also, parishioners age 70 1/2 or older are able to direct their
required minimum IRA distribution to the parish tax-free, allowing you to give an even bigger gift. Additionally, estate gifts can be directed specifically to the Building Our Legacy campaign and with the proper documentation can be counted in our pledge total. Please contact Heather
Solis in the parish office if you have questions or need assistance with any of these types of gifts.


If you have not completed your commitment card yet 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.




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.




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.


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 anyone interested in these trips, there will be a reception on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm, at the home of Ellen and Kerm Fendler.

Students from El Salvador will be there to talk about the struggles they face in their homeland. People who have traveled there will tell you about their experiences in El Salvador. Refreshments and snacks will be served. If you want to go, or if you just want to learn more about the trips, then plan on attending this event. For more information or to RSVP, contact Joel Jones by phone (816)509-6988 or


El Salvador Fiesta
Join us for a Salvadoran Fiesta to raise awareness of St. Elizabeth’s
sister communities in El Salvador! Sponsored by the St. Elizabeth

El Salvador Ministry.
Saturday, November 10th
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Seton Hall
• Enjoy authentic Salvadoran cuisine and music.
• Meet Soraida, Arnulfo, Angelica, and Elmer, who are
college students from El Salvador, and hear them
speak about the struggles they face.
• Learn about the canonization of Oscar Romero from
people who attended the ceremony in Rome.
• Purchase crafts created by artisans in El Salvador.
Meals are $10 per person ($8 if under 12 or over 65), or
$30 for a family.


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.



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 - 10/17/18

School Mass - 10/10/18

School Mass - 10/3/18 - Fr. Rush

School Mass - 9/19/18

School Mass - 9/12/18


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

Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016