COMMUNAL CONFESSION SERVICE
On Wednesday evening, March 28, at 7:00pm we will have a communal confession service at St. Elizabeth’s. There will be several priests present to hear confessions that evening. These will be the last confessions scheduled at St. E's before Easter. Other communal confession services in town are: Sacred Heart on March 25th at 3:30 and St. Mary on March 26th at 7pm.
The Adoration Chapel will be closed for the Triduum beginning at 5pm Holy Thursday, (March 29). It will reopen on Easter Sunday, (April 1) at 12 Noon. This closing is required by Church law and will enable us to participate fully in the services in our parishes, help increase our awareness of Jesus’ death and burial, and heighten our communal joy at His resurrection. May you have a prayerful Holy Week and a glorious Easter!
HOLY THURSDAY MASS
This Mass is known as the Mass of the Last Supper and it begins the most sacred time of our year, the Easter Triduum. Our Mass will begin at 7:00pm. This beautiful celebration of the Last Supper will include the washing of feet. After the homily, anyone who would like to participate, will be invited forward to have their feet washed. After the washing of the feet, we will collect the Rice Bowls. Money from the Rice Bowls is given to Catholic Relief Services which funds Food Banks in our country and throughout the world so the hungry may have food to eat. Since this Mass begins the Easter Triduum, there is no official conclusion to this Mass. It ends with a Eucharistic procession around the church as we remember Christ leaving the Last Supper and going across the valley to the garden to pray. The Eucharist is then placed on the altar until 10:00pm. Everyone is invited to spend some time in the church that evening, even just a few minutes, to pray with Jesus in the garden.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES
The Easter Triduum continues with our Good Friday Services. We will have services at 12:10pm and at 7:00pm. These services will be similar to each other. Both will have the proclamation of the Passion of Christ, the veneration of the cross and the distribution of Communion. The noon service will be without music and the evening service will have the choir lead us in song. The entire day should be spent in a more somber nature than normal. Please try to fast by eating smaller meals and not eating between meals and abstaining from meat products this day. We try to do small sacrifices to help us understand better the huge sacrifice of Christ as he gave his life for us. As we remember Christ dying this day for our salvation, we celebrate this day as a good day, but a sad one.
EASTER VIGIL MASS
On Saturday evening, March 31, at 8:00pm we will conclude the Easter Triduum with the celebration of the Easter Vigil Mass! This Mass is the high point of our Church year! During this Mass we will listen to several Bible readings about how God was preparing the world for Christ and then we will celebrate his resurrection! This joyous evening will also include the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation.
EASTER MORNING MASSES
We continue our Resurrection Celebrations on Easter morning, April 1, with Masses at 8:30am and 10:30am. This is the morning to bask in the glory of what happened during the night….Jesus, our Savior, rising from the dead!
Heavenly Father, you have blessed our diocese time and again with good and holy bishops who have led us ever closer to you. Aware of your profound love for us, we ask you to bless us once again. Send us a good and holy man to become our next bishop. Inspire us, the clergy, religious and laity of the diocese to work generously with him so that we might grow together in your love and continue the good work you have begun in us for the sake of all. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
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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.
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Catholic Schools - We are blessed to have high quality Catholic Schools in Salina. To find out more about our Catholic grade school, please call 827-4200. To find out more about our Catholic Junior High and High School please call 827-4422.
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 "CMGConnect". This is a national program, widely in used 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.
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.