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Bulletin:  November 27, 2016

 

 

Christmas Stars

Look for the Christmas “Stars” in the back of Church the weekends of Nov. 19/20, 26/27 and Dec. 3/4. St. Vincent DePaul coordinates gifts to families in need that include a frozen turkey, grocery gift card, and various gift items. You can help by taking a “Star” and purchasing the item. Please consider purchasing gift cards thru Scrip! Simply leave your "Star" and your purchased gift card with the Scrip rep and they will deliver them to SVDP! All other Stars and gifts should be returned to Church or the PMC by the weekend of Dec 3/4. St. Vincent DePaul also accepts monetary donations to help offset the cost of the frozen Turkeys and un-purchased gifts! Contact Lisa Anielak at lanielak@yahoo.com, or the Parish Office at

816-523-2405, for more information.

 

 

El Salvador Mission Trip

St. Elizabeth’s is sponsoring a mission trip to El Salvador from January 25 to February 1, 2017. This is an invitation to join the St. Elizabeth’s delegation traveling there. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of El Salvador, visit historic sites, including the home of Blessed Oscar Romero, tour the mountainous countryside and experience Salvadoran cuisine. Most importantly, you will meet and spend time with the people of

El Salvador, including those from St. Elizabeth’s sister communities. You will also see the results of the Romero Community Building Project, which is a project to build 75 homes and a community center for the members of the Romero Community. Join the St. Elizabeth’s delegation and see for yourself why St. Elizabeth’s parishioners who have traveled to El Salvador look forward to returning there. As

Fr. Dean Brackley, a Jesuit who lived and worked in El Salvador for

22 years, said, “I tell you that you will fall in love with the people of

El Salvador and you will be hooked for life.” To reserve your spot, or for more information, contact Joel Jones 816-509-6988, Kerm Fendler (913-488-7790) or Ellen Fendler (816-309-1222). Space is limited; call now!

 

El Salvador Scholarship Program

Video (click here)

Donation Link (click here)

St. Elizabeth El Salvador Ministry Information (click here)

 

Heritage Fund - Donate Online (click here)

Your donation, doubled.

Once again this year, an anonymous group of donors has generously agreed to match dollar-for-dollar any contributions that are made to the St. Elizabeth Heritage Fund.

Our vision is to maintain St. Elizabeth School as one of the leading Catholic elementary schools in the Kansas City area. Our mission is to strengthen the existing school's financial stability and celebrate its outstanding educational heritage.

The Heritage Fund was created by a group of former school parents because they value the quality education their children received years ago and want the same to continue for our current and future students: an education rooted in the Catholic faith, with an emphasis on giving back and with high academic standards. 

 

St. Elizabeth Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony

Save the Date - Saturday, February 11, 2017

The St. Elizabeth Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have positively impacted the parish and/or school community through their personal commitment and service to St. Elizabeth. To nominate an individual, couple or Business, please contact Heather Solis, hsolis@stekc.org or or 816-523-2405.

 

Facility Utilization Study Results

One of the goals of our recent together we are a legacy visioning process was:

"Through careful research and planning and a deep sense of ownership of our parish, identify the best configuration of our physical space and commit resources to needed improvements to support our parish mission." 

As we continue to move forward to bring these goals to action we recently shared the results of our Facility Utilization Study conducted by SFS Architects. Below you will find the concepts and results that SFS presented at the parish meeting on 9/11/16.

This is the first of many steps in the process. It is a work in progress and a journey that will evolve and develop as we move forward. Nothing has been designed or committed to at this point. What was presented is our jumping off point as a parish as we move forward to discuss, discern and pray about the future of our parish and our facilities.

  

Final Presentation - PDF

Final Presentation - Video

 

Fire Foundation

FIRE was founded in 1996 by a group of parents who shared a common dream; for their children with special needs to attend their parish schools with siblings and friends. Since that time, through the efforts of parents, a dedicated board of directors, many talented volunteers and community members who embrace inclusive Catholic education, $2.5 million has been granted to partner schools in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph (MO) to support inclusive Catholic education.

The FIRE Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 organization, makes it possible for partner Catholic schools to hire special educators and paraprofessionals and to acquire learning materials and technology that create successful learning experiences for all children. Without grants from FIRE, most schools would not be able to welcome students with Down syndrome, significant learning disabilities, many who are on the Autism spectrum and students who face other special learning challenges. In inclusive learning environments, children grow up knowing and appreciating each other’s unique gifts. St. Elizabeth is a proud partner school.

 

State of the Parish Presentation

Parish By The Numbers

School By The Numbers

Annual Parish Financial Update

Parish-Wide Visioning

Parish Visioning Recommendations and Goals (click here)

State of the Parish 2015 power point (click here)

Parish Visioning Update 6/15/2015 (click here)

 

 

Update your Alumni Contact Information

To update your Alumni contact information (click here)

Alumni Class Notes (click here)

 

Personalized Hymnal Dedication 

Online ordering: (click here)

 

Homilies- Audio Version

School Mass - 11/16/2016

School Mass - 11/04/2016

Weekend Mass - 10/30/2016

School Mass - 10/26/2016

School Mass - 10/19/2016

School Mass - 10/12/2016

Weekend Mass - 10/09/2016

Weekend Mass - 10/02/2016

 

 

 

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 STEWARDSHIP

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Stewardship Campagin Information &

Online Commitment Card

        

                                     

 

 

Stewardship Education

Everyone has a different story about why they are called to be a Christian steward... click on the links below to read a few from our parishioners.

"That does not sound like you."

"It's just what we do for family."

"It started with a valentine."

"God is the main Head Coach."

"Experience that awesome feeling that comes with being part of something bigger than ourselve.s"

"It is not an obligation to us. It is a privilege."

"How shall we make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for us?"

"God prepared this house for us."

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait single moment before starting to change the world.”

"A Volleyball Match, a Pocket Knife and a T-shirt."

 

Seven Secrets of Successful Stewards (click here)


Keynote address 2011 Region IX Stewardship Conference

Father Jim Golka (Pastor,St. Patrick Church, Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska) gives an humorous, inspirational and

thought-provoking perspective on stewardship. Enjoy! 

(click here)

 

 

JV


 

 

Fi