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Bulletin: January 7, 2018

 

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Our Building Our Legacy Capital Campaign continues to build momentum.

This weekend our Building our Legacy campaign has focused on giving back to God. God is the giver of all gifts, and we are called to be life-givers by giving back to God and sharing our gifts with others. In life we are sometimes called to give with sacrifice, to stretch, to go further.

 

As we spend January in a period of reflection about the campaign, each of our blessings from God and our own STE legacy we have 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

 

Also, a reminder that our Advance Commitment Gatherings are coming up on January 17 and 18. If you would like to attend these fun and informational gatherings, please RSVP ASAP to Mary Beth McClain at mbmcclain87@gmail.com or 816-333-3267.

 

 

Click here to learn more about the campaign.

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Trivia Night 2018 - February 3

Registration is now open for the the 2018 Trivia Night. Click below for more information and the reservation form.

2018 Trivia Night Reservation Form

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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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STE Centennial Ornament for Sale at the PMC

 

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!

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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.

 

INTERESTED IN A MISSION TRIP?

St Elizabeth’s is sponsoring two mission trips to El Salvador in 2018:

an adult trip in January and a trip for adolescents and parents in June.

 

If you want to go, or if you just want to learn more about the trips, or to reserve a spot, contact Kerm Fendler at 913-488-7790 or via email kfendler47@gmail.com.

 

Click here to view the video from our 2016 trip.

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Thinking about Kindergarten 2018?

Think STE!

 

Click here for more information and to get a sneek peek of the STE Kindergarten experience!

 

 

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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

 

Our work dates have been set, and volunteers are needed!
You must register and sign-up online at:

http://cerv.is/m?0258g2mERNw

 

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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Donate to the 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. 

Click here to donate online today.

 

 

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 STEWARDSHIP

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2017 Stewardship Campaign Information &

Online Commitment Card (click here)

        

                                     

 

 

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)

 

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Weekly volunteers are needed to move donated food from the church to PMC. The job is much easier if you have family members to help. This job can be accomplished immediately following 10am Mass on Sunday because the church is unlocked and food donations are accessible. More detailed instructions will be given once dates have been selected. Please click here to sign up to help with this mission. Thank you SO much for your service!

 

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.

 

 

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 - 1/17/18

School Mass - 1/10/18

School Mass - 12/13/17

School Mass - 12/6/17

 

Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016

 

 


 

 

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