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Bulletin: September 15, 2019




Smoking ‘n Waldo 9

Friday, September 20, 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Saturday, September 21, 11:00am - 10:00pm


Friday night enjoy the Smoker’s Selection, beer garden, food truck, and live music from The Magnetics. NO KIDS ON FRIDAY NIGHT.


Saturday is Family Fun Day enjoy the face painters, photo booth, videogame trailer, food truck, Kona Ice, and live music from Quite Frankly The Band.


For more information, including how to become a sponsor, check us out online:



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.


Look for us this weekend at Smokin in Waldo. We will be passing out some very awesome Koozies to keep those drinks nice and cool and to help you remember to like our facebook page.


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.



Registration is now open for the STE Golf Classic on Friday, October 4! Register online by visiting: or email Kevin Switzer at Sponsorships are available contact Peter Mohn at




Knights of Columbus Induction Ceremony

Thursday, October 8th



Join a great organization! We will have an induction ceremony for the Knights Of Columbus on Thursday, October 8th, 2019 at 7pm.


Please contact Phil Murphy at 8168050244 if you have questions or would like to attend.



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.






FIREball Raffle Cup Contest

We finally won that trophy last year!! It’s staying at St. Elizabeth this year, but we are going to need everyone’s help! The tickets will be sent home in backpack mail, and the contest runs from Sept 4th through Oct 7th at noon! The prize again this year is a Chiefs Pep Rally! Our students had such a blast at this event last year, it would be so great to be able to do it again!



Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, 6 – 11p

North Club at Arrowhead Stadium


FIREBall is a benefit for the FIRE Foundation. Our mission is to provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive Catholic education. Tickets & Underwriting:


FIRE Week:

October 6 – 12th. This is a special week that is set aside for us to celebrate daily what makes every single student at STE special. We are proud of our inclusive community, and we will continue to educate our students about all challenges. We will also have some fun mixed in as well!  FIRE T-shirts are available until September 10 at


Get iNSPiRED and change children’s lives.

Just a generation ago, there wasn’t a place at most Catholic schools for students diagnosed with Down syndrome, for youngsters on the Autism spectrum or children with other special learning needs. Thanks to generous support from people like you, our schools are able to welcome students who need extra support to learn and thrive. Proceeds from FIRE Ball support our mission of inclusion. Mark your calendars! 


Upcoming Friends of FIRE (FOF) meetings:
September 4th, 7pm at Visitation 
September 25th, 7pm at FIRE Foundation office downtown 

These two meetings will give you the opportunity to learn more about how you can help, support, volunteer, and GIVE BACK to FIRE! Please join us! Also look for a sign up coming for specific opportunities to help with FIREball! Remember, many hands make light work!




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