IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! The Bible School team at St. Elizabeth's is gearing up for another great VBS week July 10-14, 2016, 6-8 p.m. This year we will be enrolling children ages 4 yrs. thru children completing 3rd grade! Get set for adventure as we explore bible stories, crafts, games, music & snacks with "Cave Quest", a Totally Catholic VBS program! Enrollment forms are available on the table in the mezzanine area. Completed forms may be dropped off in the parish office (Mon-Thur 8am-1pm) or dropped down into the parish locking mailbox in the parking lot. Don't miss out on this faith-building adventure for your children! Contact Libby Charvat at 785-643-5237 or Debbie Brenneman 785-820-6432 if you have questions.
ATTENTION VBS PARENTS, please BRING the completed MEDICAL FORMS that were provided with the VBS enrollment packet to the FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS, otherwise your child will NOT be able to participate in VBS! We need this important information to assure that we have a safe and healthy VBS adventure. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, July 10 at 6pm!
The new Ministry Schedule for June through September 2016 is now available.
FALL FESTIVAL PLANNING – The Fall Festival will be upon us before we know it, and we will begin planning during these summer months. Please make a note of the planning meetings listed below and come if you are able. We'd love to have your assistance in any way you can provide it. Thank you in advance for your continued service to our parish - it is greatly appreciated! Please don't hesitate to call, text, or email me if you have any questions at all. Warmly, Lori Esch, Women's Group Vice President - 785-643-1590 (cell/text)
Thursday, July 21st at 7:00pm
Thursday, August 11th at 7:00pm
St. Elizabeth’s has added another month for serving Salvation Army meals… August! Our parish provides servers for the meals prepared at Salvation Army, 1137 N. Santa Fe, on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday in the month of August. Servers need to report by 4:55pm and will be done by 5:45pm on Monday, Thursday, & Fridays. On Wednesdays servers need to report by 4:25 and will be done by 5:15pm. Please consider volunteering for this service to others by signing up on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Questions? Contact Libby Charvat 785-643-5237.
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.