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Bulletin: April 15, 2018




2018 Stewardship Campaign Information &

Online Commitment Card


After your prayerful consideration, please return your 2018 Stewardship Commitment by April 15th. 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.

Pledges are instrumental as we begin developing the parish budget for the upcoming fiscal year (7/1/18 – 6/30/19). The sooner you are able to return your commitment card the more accurately we can plan for the next year. Commitment cards can be returned via offertory, by mail, to the PMC or online by clicking here.



Thank you for helping to Build Our Legacy!

Please Join Us! Father Greg Haskamp and the Building Our Legacy steering committee would like to THANK YOU for your generosity and commitment to our capital campaign. It has been an exciting journey! Come help us celebrate the gifts of so many; the spirit of hope and optimism and the strong sense of pride that makes our parish so special. Please join us for fellowship and a light brunch on APRIL 29th immediately following 10:00am Mass. All are Welcome!


Thank you to everyone who has responded to the call to participate in Building Our Legacy by making their pledge by April 1st. We continue to receive new pledges daily, each one getting us closer to our next goal of 6 million dollars.


As we begin the fulfillment phase of the campaign in order to help you fulfill your pledge, starting in April, you will find a monthly Building Our Legacy envelope in your envelope packet. If you have chosen to contribute via the auto withdrawal option please watch your inbox for a confirmation email.


If you have not completed your commitment card yet you can click here to submit your pledge online or there will be cards and envelopes 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.


We spent January in a period of reflection about the campaign, each of our blessings from God and our own STE legacy. We 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

Kevin Crawford - 1/20/18

Bridget Heos - 1/21/18

Carrie & Terry Madden - 1/21/18

Jim Hart - 1/27/18

Ann Randolph - 1/28/18

Chuck Gosselin - 1/28/18


Click here to learn more about the campaign.






Join the St. Elizabeth Outpace Poverty Team!

About 16 percent of the population in our diocese struggles with poverty, including hard-working parents, retired adults and one in five children. Imagine the powerful image of members of our Catholic community united to help them during the Outpace Poverty Fun Run/Walk Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Loose Park in Kansas City, MO, sponsored by Catholic Charities!


Grab your tennis shoes and get ready for fun with a purpose with your St. Elizabeth friends! All proceeds stay in our diocese to support people working to transform their lives through Catholic Charities’ programs and
services. Registration is free for the festival, walk and fun run. For participants over the age of 12, commemorative t-shirts are $25.



Waldo Clean-Up - Earth Day 2018

Saturday, April 28th 9-11am

All are welcome to our annual neighborhood clean-up!

Bring your favorite work gloves and meet at the church steps at 9:00am. We'll head to Tower Park, picking up litter along the way. and then clean the park as well.

Email to RSVP (optional but appreciated).

In cooperation with KC Parks and St. Elizabeth Social Services.


St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus #14163 presents A NIGHT AT THE MOUSE RACES

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:30pm, Seton Hall

What: Mouse Races, 50/50 Raffle, Mouse Roulette, 2nd Chance Drawings, Taco Bar

When: 6:30—Doors Open

7:00—Taco Bar Opens

7:30—Mouse Races Begin

Why: To help support the St. Elizabeth Knights charities. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the St. Elizabeth Building Our Legacy Capital Campaign.

Gather your table, sponsor a race, name a mouse! Click here for more info and registration form. Questions:




Camp Shamrock 2018
Monday, June 4- Friday, August 3

Camp Shamrock is a nine-week summer care program offering enrichment activities which include art projects, music, sports, story time, field trips, cookouts, science experiments and weekly visits to the Prairie Village swimming pool.


Click here for more information  



Thinking about Kindergarten 2018?

Think STE!


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



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!



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:


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.




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.



St Elizabeth’s is sponsoring a mission trip to El Salvador in June for

adolescents and parents.


If you want to go, or if you just want to learn more about the trip, or to reserve a spot, contact Kerm Fendler at 913-488-7790 or via email


Click here to view the video from our 2016 trip.




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.




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.


Matching Challenge - Endowment Trust Fund for St. Elizabeth Catholic School


We are working to raise $10,000 in donations to the Endowment and when we do it will be equally matched by an anonymous donor. In order to receive the match we must meet the entire $10,000 goal.


The STE Class of 2017 made the first $2,500 donation towards this goal. Your gifts to the St. Elizabeth Endowment Trust Fund helps to maintain the quality and leadership of our school to provide academic, religious and service excellence.


Each generation is challenged to renew and add to this endowment. At St. Elizabeth we are blessed to benefit from earlier donors who have provided for our school with their donations to the Endowment Trust Fund. Each year our school receives $50,000 in direct support.


Thank you to the Trivia Night committee and everyone who participated for helping support the STE Endowment and getting us closer to our $10,ooo goal! .

If you would like to make your own gift to help us reach our matching challenge AND provided income for our school now and in the future you can click here to donate online or by check via the parish office.





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 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 - 4/18/18

School Mass - 4/11/18

School Mass - 4/4/18

School Mass - 3/28/18

School Mass - 3/21/18



Bishop's Homily - 12/18/2016

Bishop's School Mass - 12/05/2016