The Ministry Schedule for October 2016 through January 2017 is now available! Thank you for all you do!!
September is Stewardship Renewal Month for St. Elizabeth's! We will be running the Stewardship Forms in the bulletin on the weekend of September 25. These are meant to help all of us reflect on how we can share our time, talents, and treasure with the St. Elizabeth's faith community. Please take the time to pray about what God is calling you to do for and with our parish. The Stewardship Forms are also also available here.
pdf Stewardship Of Time (258 KB)
pdf Stewardship of Talent (331 KB)
pdf Stewardship of Treasure (284 KB)
How Did Mass Change After Vatican II - The next Faith on Tap will be on Monday, Sept. 26 at 8:30pm in the basement of the church. This group is for anyone between the ages of 21 and 35. The topic for this month is “How did the Mass Change After Vatican II”. Fr. Keith will give a brief summary of the changes in how Mass is celebrated and explain the history behind some of these changes. We will then have a discussion on the changes.
The first Adult Education Class for this semester will be "All About Mary" and will start evening, in the Parish Hall. We will continue the classes evenings, . We will look at biblical passages about Mary and what we can learn about her from the bible. We will also discuss 9 Vatican approved Marian Apparitions. We will briefly cover the well known apparitions such as Guadalupe, Fatima, Lourdes, Knock, but also some of the lesser known ones as well. Everyone of high school age and older is welcome to attend these classes.
On Monday, October 3rd, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, in the conference room in the K-State Salina Polytechnic Library, Fr. Keith will lead a bible study for all college age young adults. The topic for this month's gathering is " The Just War Theory". No matter where a college aged you adult is attending school, all are welcome to this discussion.
It’s that time of year again to pre-heat the oven, flour the pans, grease the cookie sheets, or line the cupcake holders! Fall Festival needs parishioners to bake a goodie for the Sojourners Country Store that will start offering items by donation starting at 4:00 on Sunday, Oct 16th. Remember that fresh or canned produce is always welcome, too. Just bring your item to Mass the weekend of Oct 15-16 and leave it in the kitchen and we will get it to the proper location or you may just bring it with you when you come to the dinner and activities at 4:00. Thanks for your support and yummy participation! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lee Beckman at 825-9234.
Fall Festival Volunteers Needed – Fall Festival is almost here and since this is a parish event, we would welcome anyone who would like to volunteer to help with the various activities of that special day. Posted on the bulletin board by the table in the entrance way, are sign-up sheets for everything from setting up tables to selling meal tickets so take a minute before or after Mass and put your name on the list of your choice. Working together is a terrific way to get to meet fellow members of our church family. Thanks and see you soon.
Sunday, October 16
4:00pm - 7:30pm
It’s almost here: St. Elizabeth’s Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, October 16, 4 to 7:30pm! This annual event is for everyone in our parish, as well as family, friends, and other Parishes. We will be serving a supper from 4-7:30pm (or until the food runs out), that consists of barbecued pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, cobbler, ice cream and beverages. The Women’s Group will be accepting donations for homemade noodles, bierocks, and cinnamon rolls. YUM! First come, first serve, with no advance orders. A raffle will be held at 7:15pm featuring a Fitbit, handmade child’s Doll House for 18” doll, propane BBQ grill, handmade child’s Barn, and homemade quilt. Donations for raffle tickets are $1 each or $10 for 12 tickets. We will also be conducting a silent auction that ends at 7:00pm for a large selection of themed baskets. Many children’s games and prizes for a suggested $5 donation will be held in the church basement from 4:30 to 6:00pm, fun for all ages! BINGO, with prizes, will be played from 6 to 7pum in the parish hall. The Sojourners will be offering baked goods, canned items and garden produce in our County Store from 4:00 to 7:30pm. Don’t miss this annual event that offers a time for fun fellowship and faith! Contact Barb Wentz at 785-212-0449 or Lori Esch at 785-643-1590.
As you know, Pope Francis has called us to a Year of Mercy... We all need mercy at different times in our lives and we all have an obligation to give our mercy to others. It is central to living the life God calls us to. Our Parish Life Commission and Women’s Group have made it possible to purchase 500 copies of the book Beautiful Mercy by twenty-four incredible authors, (including Pope Francis) who witness to the power of God’s mercy, provide simple practical tips on how to be an instrument of that mercy, and bring hope to anyone searching for deeper meaning in life. By focusing on the seven spiritual and seven corporal works of mercy, Beautiful Mercy provides an encounter with the heart of God. St. Elizabeth’s parish invites you to rediscover God’s unconditional love so you can share it with others now and always. Please pick up your copy of Beautiful Mercy in the mezzanine area following Masses beginning Easter weekend. God Bless You!
St. Elizabeth’s now has ONLINE GIVING!
Enjoy Added Convenience!
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support. Because of your financial support and generosity, you have planted the seeds that will enable St. Elizabeth’s to continue to grow and strengthen our Catholic Community.
Dillons Community Rewards has once again allocated $2 million in 2016 to assist local non-profits. As a reminder, supporters must visit the dillons.com website to re-enroll in the program each year for purchases throughout 2016 to give credit to their chosen non-profit. You can choose to support St. Elizabeth’s or Salina CYO or other charities in the Dillons Community Rewards Program. You must ENROLL or RE-ENROLL your Plus Shoppers Cards to participate. To enroll your Plus Shoppers Card visit www.dillons.com and create an account, if you don’t already have one. After you have created an account you can click “Enroll” at the bottom of the screen to link your Plus Shoppers Card.
For St. Elizabeth’s USE #10408 or
For Salina CYO USE #38788
in the search box to find your chosen organization. Every qualifying purchase that you make using your Plus Shoppers Card will then benefit St. Elizabeth’s or Salina CYO!
Many Classes are recorded and linked to our web site. If you would like to watch any of these educational videos, please click on Religious Education, then click on Adult Faith Formation.
All those who minister to children or young people are to be educated about the nature of child sexual abuse, how it is perpetrated, how to report it, and strategies for prevention. The Diocese of Salina has implemented a training program by the name of “VIRTUS”. VIRTUS is a national program, widely in use in dioceses throughout the United States. It is a web-based on-line training program that specializes in helping churches and religious organizations create safe environments for children and youth. The program is mandatory for all adults [employees or volunteers] who interact on a regular basis with children in the Salina Diocese. To learn more or begin training, CLICK HERE.