College Student Bible Study - On Monday, December 5th at 7:00pm we will have our College Student Bible Study. The topic this month is “The Theory of Evolution…What do we Believe?” All college age students are welcome to attend this discussion lead by Fr. Keith. We will meet in the conference room of the library at K-State Polytechnic, Salina.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dec 8 Mass 8:00am, 12:10pm, 5:30pm
St. Mary Queen of the Univ. Dec 7 Vigil Mass 7:00pm
Dec 8 Mass 8:05am (with grade school), 9:50am (with high school), 5:15pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral Dec 7 Vigil Mass 5:30pm
Dec 8 Mass 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:10pm, 5:30pm, & 7:00pm (Spanish)
Communal Reconciliation / Penance / Confession Services
Sacred Heart Cathedral Sun, Dec 18 at 3:00pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tue, Dec 20 at 7:00pm
St. Mary Queen of the Univ. Wed, Dec 21 at 7:00pm (this will be the last confession time at any of the three parishes.)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dec 24 4:00pm, 5:45pm
St. Mary Queen of the Univ. Dec 24 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral Dec 24 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm (Spanish), 11:00pm is Lessons & Carols,
12:00am Midnight Mass
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dec 25 8:30am
St. Mary Queen of Univ. Dec 25 8:00am, 10:00am
2:00pm Confessions (Vietnamese), 4:00pm Mass (Vietnamese)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Dec 25 9:00am, 12:30pm (Spanish)
Feast of Mary, Mother of God
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dec 31 Vigil Mass 5:15pm
Jan 1 Mass 8:30am, 10:30am
St. Mary Queen of Univ. Dec 31 Vigil Mass 5:00pm, 6:30pm
Jan 1 Mass 8:00, 9:30am, 11:00am
Sacred Heart Cathedral Dec 31 Vigil Mass 5:30pm, 7:15pm (Spanish)
Jan 1 Mass 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm (Spanish)
Christmas is just around the corner and the activity for this month's Women's Group is making a craft that you could keep or give as a gift! All of the women of the parish are invited to join us on Thursday, Dec 8th in the Parish Hall. We will have a brief business meeting at 6:30 and start craft-making by 6:45. Come join us for refreshments and community building as we enjoy this fun evening. See you soon!
Every Year at St. Elizabeth’s we have a fund drive at Christmas time. It is a wonderful time to give a Christmas gift to our parish. Each year we have a “designated gift” to contribute toward. This year there are two gifts that you can help give to our parish. One is to help pay down our parish debt. We have made great progress on paying off the debt incurred when the new church was built, but we still have a way to go. The second gift is to increase the Parish Endowment Account. We have an Endowment Account that will help our parish meet expenses for years to come. An Endowment Account is where the principal of the account can never be spent, but the interest earned on the account is given to the parish. Currently, our Endowment Account is earning a 5% return! Registered parish members will receive a letter explaining these two gifts and there will be a donation envelope included with the letter. If you wish to give a Christmas Gift to our parish, this will be a wonderful way to do it! There are additional letters and envelopes in the mezzanine area.
CYO will hold their annual Bake and Craft Sale at St. Mary's parish on Sunday, December 18th after all morning Masses. This year, in addition to all of our other regular goodies and gifts, we will also be selling bierocks and frozen, ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls. Please come out and support our youth as they raise money for NCYC, their ski retreat, and Diocesan CYO convention!
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 allocates $2 million each year to assist local non-profits. As a reminder, supporters must visit the dillons.com website to enroll in the program for purchases 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 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.
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!
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.