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Bulletin: June 10, 2018




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New Heritage Fund Matching Gift!

We have just received a brand new matching gift for the next $10K donated to the Heritage Fund. If you have been thinking about donating this year NOW is the perfect time to double the impact of your gift! Click here to donate online now or donate by check at the PMC to support the legacy of outstanding Catholic education that is St. Elizabeth Catholic School. With your help, we can reach our $70K goal and this new matching challenge. 

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.



St. Elizabeth's Parish School of Religion (PSR)


2018/2019 School of Religion registration is due August 1.

Click here is register


PSR is a combination home/parish family program for families with children in grades 1-8 who do not attend St. Elizabeth school. Parents teach their own children at home each week, using a textbook approved by the Diocese. Once a month, parents and children registered in the program meet in Seton Hall for support, prayer and a group lesson. Family Meetings typically take place on the 2nd Sunday of the month in Seton Hall from 8:30 – 9:45am and are a required part of the program.


1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist Preparation Children not attending St. Elizabeth school who desire to receive 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist prepare for these sacraments through the PSR. Parents will be required to attend a meeting for each sacrament. Students and parents will be required to attend one extra class to prepare for each sacrament.


Parents will receive the dates of monthly meetings at the Parent Meeting August 29. Your child MUST be registered by August 1, 2018 to secure your place and ensure that books will be ordered. There is a $25 supply fee per child that is due at the Parent Meeting/Book Pick-Up on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30pm in Seton Hall. If you have any questions please contact the parish office.





Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

During summer months, weekly volunteers are needed to move donated food from the church to the food pantry on the first floor of the PMC.  The job is much easier if you have family members to help. It can be accomplished immediately following 10am  Mass because the church is unlocked and food donations are accessible. More detailed instructions will be given once dates have been selected.


Click here to sign up to help with this mission. Thank you SO much for your service!





2018 Stewardship Campaign Information &

Online Commitment Card


After your prayerful consideration, please return your 2018 Stewardship Commitment by June 1st. 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.

Pledges are instrumental as we begin developing the parish budget for the upcoming fiscal year (7/1/18 – 6/30/19). The sooner you are able to return your commitment card the more accurately we can plan for the next year. Commitment cards can be returned via offertory, by mail, to the PMC or online by clicking here.




Thank you for helping to Build Our Legacy!


If you have not completed your commitment card yet you can click here to submit your pledge online or there will be cards and envelopes 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.


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


Click here to learn more about the campaign.








Camp Shamrock 2018
Monday, June 4- Friday, August 3

Camp Shamrock is a nine-week summer care program offering enrichment activities which include art projects, music, sports, story time, field trips, cookouts, science experiments and weekly visits to the Prairie Village swimming pool.


Click here for more information  



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.




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.




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.




THANK YOU! Matching Challenge Met - Endowment Trust Fund for St. Elizabeth Catholic School


We have successfully raised $10,000 in donations to the Endowment which has been equally matched by an anonymous donor!


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 us realize our $10,ooo goal!





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 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 - 5/25/18

School Mass - 5/16/18

School Mass - 5/9/18

School Mass - 5/2/18

School Mass - 4/25/18

School Mass - 4/18/18

School Mass - 4/11/18

School Mass - 4/4/18




Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016