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Bulletin: September 16, 2018

 

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Interested in the Catholic Church?

Join us Tuesday night in RCIA classes, now underway!
Classes have begun! If you or someone you know are thinking about joining the Catholic Church, there's still time to come join us in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, now underway.

 

Classes meet Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30pm in Seton Hall (the basement of the church). Come learn more about us, meet some great people, and gain a better understanding of who we are, what we believe, and where God may be calling you. Light refreshments. For more information, please call the parish office at 816-523-2405.

 

All are welcome!

 

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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.

 

 

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Hy-Vee Food Drive

Saturday, October 6

Hy-Vee - 7620 Stateline Rd

10am – 4pm

Come to Hy-Vee on October 6th from 10am – 4pm and help us stock our food pantry for the fall! While you are shopping for your family, donate some food for the pantry! Volunteers will be at the doors to collect your food.

If you want to volunteer to “work” that day, click here to sign up! Either way, your help is greatly appreciated!

 

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Fall Blood Drive

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Friday, October 12
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
School Gym - 16 West 75th Street

 

Book your appointment today at esavealifenow.org
Enter Sponsor Code: stelizabeth.
For additional details contact David Brown at
816.523.7100 (text only) or dbrown@swdarchitects.com

 

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STE Golf Classic
October 12, 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 stegolfclassic@gmail.com.

 

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Small Faith Communities coming to St. Elizabeth!

Planning is underway by the Adult Faith Formation team for new small faith communities beginning this Fall at St. Elizabeth. The vision is to support group formation, curate a wide range of available content, provide facilitator training, and give groups maximum flexibility to set their own meeting times, places, frequency, and goals.

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

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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.

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Thank you for helping to Build Our Legacy!

 

When we began this process, we announced three pledge goals and plans aligned with them: a Celebration goal of $4 million; a Challenge goal of $6 million; and a Transformation goal of $8 million.

 

So what does this mean? What will we build?

With the close of the first part of the campaign, we were able to establish a beginning budget of $5.7 million (the amount pledged thus far). The building committee worked very hard over the summer to re-align construction plans and our timeline with this starting budget. They consulted with many and conducted a prayerful and thoughtful discernment process.

 

Recently at Mass Fr. Greg shared the latest update on the plans. Click here for a link to the audio of his homily.

 

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.

 

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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

 

NEW WORK DATES COMING SOON!

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.

 

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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.

 

Click here to view the video from our 2016 trip.

 

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We’re going to elevate the tailgate and celebrate! Sip on fanciful cocktails and brews, and bid on incredible items.

Get FIREd up for fabulous fun and games!

With your help, we can make this evening a win for kids in our schools. Tickets sell fast and capacity is limited so go to firefoundation.org to reserve your spot and buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win $1996!

That’s the year FIRE was founded.

We’re also on the hunt for energetic volunteers, auction donations and generous underwriters. Call 816.756.1858 / ext. 252 or email swilliams@diocesekcsj.org for more info.

 

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.

 

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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

 #MySTELegacy!

 

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.

 

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 STEWARDSHIP

 

 

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 - 9/19/18

School Mass - 9/12/18

School Mass - 8/29/18

School Mass - 8/22/18

 

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

Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016