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Bulletin: October 13, 2019




As Fr. Greg announced in March we are transitioning our stewardship pledge period to the calendar year. In October you will be receiving your 2020 pledge packet in the mail. Please return your pledge card by November 17th.


Please remember all current and incoming school families (K - 8) are required to have a current pledge recorded with the parish to be considered an active parishioner.



Volunteers Needed for Fall Food Drive

Saturday, October 19th

10 am-4 pm

Cosentino's Market


Could you spare an hour to volunteer to help with the upcoming food drive for our pantry on Saturday, October 19th, from 10 am-4 pm at Cosentino's Market, 14 W 62nd Terr? We'd love to have you. Please know that spaces are limited so sign up soon!  Click here to sign up.




Phyllis Harris Food Drive


The 8th Grade Girl Scout Troop will again be organizing and helping with the St. Elizabeth October Food Drive. This is an opportunity for all of us to provide food to those in our church and community in need. We are hoping that everyone can be generous and drop off a few food items each week during the month of October! Please drop off the items in the bins located near each entrance to the church, and school children can drop their items off in the bins located outside their classrooms. Girl Scout Troop #686 will be collecting them weekly and stocking the shelves of our food pantry during the month of October. Thank you!



10th Anniversary Hall of Fame

Class of 2019 Induction Ceremony

Saturday, November 2, 2019


Please join us as we honor:

Mary Cary

Mike McNamara

Jodie and Bob Reiter

"Miss Diane" Shatto


Click here to RSVP. All current and past parishioners, school families and faculty, alumni, and friends of St. Elizabeth are invited. The Hall of Fame was established in 2010 to recognize individuals who have positively impacted the parish and/or school community through their personal commitment and service to St. Elizabeth.


Fall Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 5th

7:00 pm

Beer Station


The mission of Slainte (pronounced a little like “slawn-cha”) is to help

St. Elizabeth Young Adult Parishioners, 18 - 40, to grow in their faith through service, social, and spiritual activities.


The St. Elizabeth mascot is “The Irish” so a good Irish word that spreads joy and fellowship is a fitting name for this new group. The word Slainte in the Gaelic language means “Cheers”, the goal is to share good cheer with our community through this group.


Click here it visit our facebook page for more information and a list of upcoming events, and email us at with questions.



Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate) On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World

Mon. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21


Mark your calendar for a (hopefully) inspiring 4session series on Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation on what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be holy “in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities.” Sessions will be facilitated by Dcn. Mike McLean on Mondays, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, and 21, 7 - 8:30 in Seton Hall.


To help estimate handouts, please RSVP to, or 8165232405. Plan to bring a friend and a snack to share.



Who Is My Neighbor?

Mon. Nov. 4, 11, 18

7 - 8:30pm

Seton Hall


Mark your calendar and plan to attend Dr. Chuck Rhodes’ series on Who Is My Neighbor? We’ll cover:

-What the Bible has to say about our relationships with “others”

-The psychology and sociology of tribal mentality and behavior

-The many ways in which we objectify and marginalize those around us

-How moral development influences our personal and political views of “others”

-Spiritual practices to manage our innate tendency towards bias, discrimination, and prejudice

-The role of the Church in fostering equality, mutuality, and inclusivity


Sessions will meet on Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, and 18, 7 - 8:30pm in Seton Hall. Please RSVP to to help us estimate handouts. Bring a friendand a snack to share!



Mass of Remembrance

November 7th



There will be a Mass of Remembrance celebrated on Thursday, November 7th at 11:30am at St. Elizabeth Church. At that time, the names of any of your loved ones who have passed and that you provide, will be remembered in a very special way. If you are unable to attend this Mass, but would like your loved ones mentioned at the service, please call Therese Roseburrough, 816-896-5002 or Carolyn Sawyer 816-942-3442. We will see that their name/names get recorded in the Book of Remembrance and read at Mass.


A light luncheon will follow Mass in Seton Hall. All are welcome to attend both the Mass and the luncheon. Please note that this Mass will be held in the main Church at St Elizabeth.


Also, please note that Comfort in the Word will NOT be meeting in November, as this special Mass will be in place of our meeting.



Advent Reflection booklet


Calling all Parishioners Let’s think about Advent to bring on Autumn! Please write one paragraph about what Advent and Christmas mean to you as you practice your faith. We’ll make our Advent Reflection booklet to grow and learn from each other. Please email with questions or submissions.



Experience Pietra Fitness…


A fitness class that stretches, strengthens and tones the body while refreshing the soul with prayer. In only one hour you will feel calmer, stronger, refreshed and renewed!


Classes for Women are offered on select Mondays at 6:00pm and on Tuesday mornings at 7:30am. Registration is required! For specific class dates and to register for classes, contact Mary Beth McClain, Certified Pietra Fitness Instructor, at



Volunteer Opportunity

One City Café, located at 3936 Troost, has a new daytime volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30-11 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Paul Hiemenz at 316-640-7205.



Gift Card Email Scam

Scammers have been targeting Catholic parishes and others across the country. Here are links to recent articles about this. 




Daily Mass Reminder


Please note that as renovation work on the church continues during the week we will continue to celebrated daily Mass in the Chapel of St. Romero, located in the Parish Ministry Center (PMC - across Main St. from the church).





Thank you for helping to Build Our Legacy!


Pledged: $5.68 Million
Total Collected: $3,452,410


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.




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.


We have partnered with these community since 2013 to provide scholarships to the youth, and much more.  In ninety percent of the homes in the Romero Community, a woman is the head of the household.


Click here to view the “women run this community video” about the women of the Romero Community, their to fight for their land, homes and livelihood, and their drive to provide relevancy to women in a male-dominated society.


Please help us continue our 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


January 22- 29, 2020
For the seventh consecutive year, St Elizabeth is sponsoring an adult  mission trip to El Salvador. The dates are January 22 29, 2020, and you are invited to join us.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of El Salvador, visit historic sites, including the home of Saint Oscar Romero, tour the mountainous countryside and experience Salvadoran cuisine. More importantly, you will meet, spend time with, and work with Salvadorans from St. Elizabeth’s sister communities.

Join the St. E.’s delegation and see for yourself why those who have traveled with us in the past look forward to returning. As Fr. Dean Brackley, a Jesuit who lived and worked in El Salvador for 22 years, said, “I tell you that you will fall in love with the people of El Salvador and you
will be hooked for life.”

To reserve your spot, or for more information, contact Joel Jones at 8165096988 or, or Kerm Fendler at 9134887790 or Space is limited, so contact one of us as soon as possible.


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.







A Reminder


St. Elizabeth Parish does not share parishioner information with any outside business or organization. St. Elizabeth Parish does not endorse political candidates, nor does the parish allow any official campaign activity regarding individual candidates to take place in the name of the parish or on parish property.






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 - 5/22/19

School Mass - 5/15/19

School Mass - 5/8/19


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

Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016