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Bulletin: November 11, 2018





Thank you for helping to Build Our Legacy!


Pledged: $5.67 Million
Total Collected: $1,881,534

As was shared a few months ago the STE Building
Committee has been working closely with the team from
Hollis+Miller and Straub Construction to re-align our
construction plans and time line with our current pledged
total. We are excited to share the updated drawings with
you. These can be found

Next steps include taking these updates to the Diocese and the City of KCMO, and working to identify a projected start date for

the church and ECC projects.

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.



November, the Month of Remembrance

During the month of November, photos of your loved ones
can be displayed in our church windows, as we remember
all the saints who have gone before us.

Bring your photo and place in any of our windows in
church, or bring to the parish office and we will place it.
Please make sure your name is on your photo. At the
conclusion of the Month of Remembrance, all photos
should be picked up the weekend of November 24 & 25.



Vatican II by Fr. Jim Healy
Nov. 5, 12, 19

We had 58 people attend Fr. Jim’s first session, and it was a huge hit, so don’t miss the next two sessions. We’ll learn about all the events that led up to the Second Vatican Council, the Council itself, and the documents produced at the Council.


Fr. Jim Healy is a distinguished scholar of church history and highly engaging speaker. Join us Monday evenings, Nov. 12 and 19, 7:00 – 8:30pm in Seton Hall. Bring a friend and a snack to share.



St. Vincent de Paul and STE Social Services



A general meeting of St. Vincent de Paul and Social Service volunteers will be held after the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, November 18 in Seton Hall. Please attend this short meeting to get more information on all of the social service work being done for our parish and "re-up" or sign up to help.




Knights of Columbus Coat Drive


The Knights will be collecting winter coats for our neighbors in need within our parish boundaries and to be donated to Seton Center. Bins will be located in the church beginning November 25 through December 9. Additionally, if you are a school parent, they will have two afternoon school carpool collection times on Wednesday, November 28 and Wednesday, December 5. Thank you for your generosity!



Christmas Stars


Look for the Christmas “Stars” in the back of Church November 10/11, in addition to November 17/18, 24/25 and December 1/2. St. Elizabeth Social Services coordinates gifts of frozen turkeys, grocery gift cards, and various gift items. You can help this program in many ways! —Take a “Star” from the trees and purchase the item listed. Many of the items are gift cards that can be purchased in the church vestibule through the school Scrip Program. Scrip representatives will be available after Masses in November and the first weekend of December. Simply leave your "Star" and your purchased gift card with the Scrip rep and they will deliver them to the Star Program!


All other Stars and gifts should be returned to Church or the PMC by the weekend of Dec 1/2.


Donate new or used holiday decor, gift wrap, gift bags, tissue, tape, winter hats/gloves. Families participating in the Star Program can pick out decorations and wrapping supplies to bring home with their gift cards and gifts. Hats and gloves are distributed to those in need throughout the winter months. —Monetary donations are accepted to help offset the cost of the frozen Turkeys and unpurchased gifts. Contact Lisa Anielak at or the Parish Office at 816-523-2405 for more information.



Holidays and Bulletin Items


As we approach the holidays, please note that the Bulletin submission dates for the months of November and December are earlier than normal. If you have an item you’d like put in the bulletin, please submit your request 2 weeks before the weekend you would like to see it posted.


Space constraints sometimes prevent us from putting items in or for running items more than a week or two, though we make every effort to include everything we can. Thanks for your understanding. Submit bulletin items to Contact Beth in the Parish Office if you have any questions.



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.


Gracias! Thank you to the many parishioners who so warmly welcomed our scholarship students, Arnulfo and Soraida throughout their visit to Kansas City. An additional shout-out to those who planned and attend our Parish Fiesta!


“Through great poverty, violence and hardships [these students] have remained pure in spirit, loyal to family and continue through great odds to make a better future for themselves.” - Parishioner Kathy Symmonds


Since 2013, the generous people of St. Elizabeth have contributed $101,317, funding 294 scholarships for Salvadoran students in grades kindergarten through university. St. E Scholarship Students/H.S. graduation Currently, scholarship amounts for one year are: $1,000- university, $300-high school & $155-grade school.


Please help us continue this 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


St Elizabeth is sponsoring two mission trips to El Salvador in 2019 An adult trip in January and a youth trip later in the year. For more information contact Joel Jones by phone (816)509-6988 or


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.



You should have received your invitation to participate in the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), which kicked off on October 13 – 14.


The chosen theme this year for the Annual Catholic
Appeal, “The community of believers was of one
heart and mind” Acts 4:32, reminds us that the Holy
Spirit moves us to work together with one heart and mind
to accomplish the works God has prepared for us (cf. Eph
2:10). Please consider a gift to this year’s Annual Catholic


Click here to watch this year's video or to pledge online.



Small Faith Communities are here!

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


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




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.




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.




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.




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



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.




Congratulations to the 2018 FIREBall Cup
Trophy Winners—St. Elizabeth!

The Irish have been pushing for 4 years to get that trophy to a new home, and we finally did it! As we chatter about the contest, we must pause and realize how very lucky we are. Our students are the real winners as we are able to provide all our challenged learners a path to succeed and
spread inclusion through FIRE! Thank you to everyone who participated in purchasing raffle tickets.


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.





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-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 - 11/14/18

School Mass - 11/9/18 - VIP Day

School Mass - 10/31/18

School Mass - 10/24/18

School Mass - 10/17/18

School Mass - 10/10/18

School Mass - 10/3/18 - Fr. Rush


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

Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016