100 Years of Faith, Family, and Community
On the Feast of the Epiphany we celebrated the beginning of our 100th year with a champagne toast (lemonade for the younger parishioners) and cake. Fr. Greg Haskamp led the toast after all Masses with a prayer of thanks for our first 100 years and a prayer of hope for our next 100 years.
Fr. Greg also “chalked the door” of the church, a traditional Epiphany blessing, with “20+C+M+B+17” representing the year and the names of the 3 Magi.
On September 9, 1917, Fr. Edward J. Hays celebrated St. Elizabeth's first Mass in a rented storefront at 411 W. 75th St. in Waldo. One hundred years later more 900 families continue the legacy that was started that day. On September 9, 2017, Bishop Johnston will celebrate 4:30 Mass at St. Elizabeth in honor of the parish's first 100 years. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for additional details and 2017 events.
Anyone having stories, memories or photos to share of the church, school or parish life may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the parish office at 816-523-2405.
Have you heard? The bells are ringing again!
We have heard from many parishioners and neighbors that they are pleased to once again share this call to daily and Sunday Mass, and announcing the Angelus throughout the day. Several generous donors have already made contributions towards the cost of replacing the control system and clappers. If you would like to make a contribution to help offset these costs please note "bells" on your check, or click here to donate online.
St. Elizabeth Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Please joins us as we honor:
Ellen & Kerm Fendler
Mike Lillis & Family
The Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have positively impacted the parish and/or school community through their personal commitment and service to St. Elizabeth.
To register for this event, click here!
Your donation, doubled.
Once again this year, an anonymous group of donors has generously agreed to match dollar-for-dollar any contributions that are made to the St. Elizabeth Heritage Fund.
Our vision is to maintain St. Elizabeth School as one of the leading Catholic elementary schools in the Kansas City area. Our mission is to strengthen the existing school's financial stability and celebrate its outstanding educational heritage.
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.
El Salvador Scholarship Program
New Video from our 2016 Visit! (click here)
Facility Utilization Study Results
One of the goals of our recent together we are a legacy visioning process was:
This is the first of many steps in the process. It is a work in progress and a journey that will evolve and develop as we move forward. Nothing has been designed or committed to at this point. What was presented is our jumping off point as a parish as we move forward to discuss, discern and pray about the future of our parish and our facilities.
Parish Visioning Recommendations and Goals (click here)
State of the Parish 2015 power point (click here)
Parish Visioning Update 6/15/2015 (click here)