The Knights of Columbus is hosting a breakfast to benefit Birthright on Sunday, January 22, after all Masses, in the St. E’s parish hall. All proceeds go to support Birthright of Salina. Please join us for a great breakfast and an opportunity to support life and the mothers and babies relying on Birthright for assistance.
St. Elizabeth’s is hosting another round of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! The classes will be Monday evenings, Feb 13 through Apr 10, from 6:30 to 8:00pm, in the parish basement (not handicap accessible). Cost per couple is $102.30 (includes shipping of materials). Register by Feb 5th online at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1033706 or call the parish office at 825-5282.
A very sincere thank you to everyone who helped support the kids at the CYO Christmas Bake Sale! If you have not signed up to receive text reminders from CYO, please text @salinacyo to 81010. This is our primary means of communication, so for info on fundraisers, events, meetings, etc., please sign up today!
Starting Sunday, January 15th, CYO will move their start time back to 6:30. We have been invited to a lock in in Hays on February 4th. It will begin at 4:00 on Saturday and end Sunday morning. Cost is only $5 per person plus transportation costs. Please contact Renee if you want to sign up or are interested in being an adult sponsor. Diocesan CYO Convention will be held in Salina on April 9th and 10th. Registration is due by March 10th. We are also already making plans for NCYC 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana! Cost for the trip will be approximately $600. Registration fees and commitment forms will be due in April.
We will be having our first Faith on Tap for this semester on Monday evening, January 23 at 8:30pm in the parish hall. All young adults between the ages of 21 and 35 are welcome to attend. The topic each month is chosen by the group at the prior meeting. Fr. Keith will lead this discussion on Mormonism.
On Monday evening, Feb.6th at 7:00pm in the library Conference Room at K-State Polytechnic, Fr. Keith will lead a discussion on Religion of Wicca and how it is almost a complete opposite of Christianity. All college age students are welcome to attend.
Have you ever thought, if you were able to eat with Jesus, what would he want to talk about? So often we focus on the preaching and miracles of Jesus, but we can learn a lot by studying which meals of Jesus are mentioned in the bible. Fr. Keith will teach a three week class on the Meals of Jesus found in the Gospel of Luke. We will look at who Jesus ate with, what he said to them and why these meals are in the bible. The classes will be on Thursday evenings, Feb. 16, 23 and March 2 from 7:00m-8:00pm in the parish hall. All high school students and older are welcome to attend these Adult Education Classes.
The Salina Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will come together on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 118 N. 9th St. Salina, KS for our annual meeting. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. and Fr. Gale Hammerschmidt will speak to us at 2:00. Adjournment will be by 4:30. All women of our parish are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact person: Linda Ourada, 452-9638. Please pass this invitation on to any lady in our Diocese.
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.