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Bulletin: November 28, 2021 (click here)

THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29th AS WE MOVE INTO THE FORMER ECC AT THE CORNER OF 75th & WALNUT. Staff will have limited access to phones and email and will return messages as they are able. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

 

Weekend - Live-stream Masses  - Each Saturday at 4:30 on the STE YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/STEChurch_School). Masses will be available as a recording at anytime.

 

Masks are required inside all school buildings on St. Elizabeth Campus, and strongly encouraged in all other non-school buildings. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

Bishop Johnston lifted the general dispensation on June 1 which signals a return to the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and holy days for most people. A particular dispensation (click here) still exists for those who are symptomatic, or who have been advised by medical doctors to avoid public gatherings, or who are otherwise ill or homebound, as well as their caregivers.

 

 

 

 


Click here to hear from Fr. Greg more about the lifting of the general dispensation and the particular dispensation.

 

Click here for more information on dispensations from the Sunday Obligation

 

Mass Procedures

We continue our regular weekend and weekday Mass schedule. All are invited to attend.

 

Those with serious health concerns, pre-existing conditions, or who are caregivers to the vulnerable, etc., continue to have the grant of a particular dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation. For more information on the particular dispensation, please visit https://kcsjcatholic.org/comehome/

 

We will continue to livestream Mass for as long as needed so that those not attending in person may maintain a spiritual connection with St. Elizabeth. All livestreamed and recorded Masses are accessible through our YouTube channel.

 

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2022 Stewardship Campaign

Goal: $1,830,000

Pledged: $1,016,136

 

Packets have been mailed to all parish households.

Please return your pledge card or submit your pledge electronically (click here) ASAP.

 

Click here to review the 2022 Stewardship Campaign Fast Facts

 

Questions? Contact Heather Solis in the parish office.

 

Thank you for your faithful stewardship and commitment to St. Elizabeth!

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Click here for more information

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Advent Reflection Booklet

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Advent Candlelight Church Tour

Watch, Wait, Listen, Prepare
Sunday, December 12 or 19

6:00pm or 7:15pm

 

As we joyfully await the arrival of our Lord, Fr. Greg and and St. Elizabeth Parish staff invite you to a very special candlelit tour of our church space. Explore spaces not usually seen, discover the importance and meaning behind the architecture of our church and the holy items within our sanctuary and enjoy some treats from our staff. Space is limited to 25 people per tour.

Registration is required. Click here to reserve your spot.

 

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Confirmation is back!

Sunday, December 12th

11am/after 10am mass

Seton Hall

 

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, we are excited to announce that we are resuming the Confirmation preparation program in 2022.

 

This year we will include High School Sophomores AND Juniors to make up for the missed year. All teens and parents who are interested or would like to learn more, please join us in Seton Hall on December 12 after 10am mass.

 

If you have any questions, contact the Confirmation co-directors Erin Gabert, eringabert1977@gmail.com or Judi Moritz, jmoritz3@att.net.

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Experience Pietra Fitness this Advent

A Retreat for Mind, Body and Soul

11/29, 12/1, 12/6, 12/20, and 12/22

5:30pm

12/8

5:00pm

Seton Hall

 

Pietra Ftness is a stretching and strengthening workout class that incorporates Christian Prayer in the Catholic Tradition. Advent meditations during each class will help us “Prepare the Way for the Lord” during this blessed season! Classes are for women only and will be held in Seton Hall: 11/29, 12/1, 12/6, 12/20, and 12/22 at 5:30pm. Class on 12/8 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) will be at 5pm, Mass following at 6pm.

 

Bring an exercise mat. $10 suggested fee or ‘pay what you can’ per class. For further information, contact Mary Beth McClain at mbmcclain87@gmail.com

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NOVEMBER IS BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH

 

For more than thirty years the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus has observed this month to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics (there were Black Catholics long before there were European Catholics!).

 

Click here to learn more at Black Catholic History Month.

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Pledged: $5.68 Million
Total Collected: $5,479,371

 

St. Elizabeth is currently exploring how best to finish the renovations we started in the 2017 Building Our Legacy Campaign, including the possibility of establishing a new or renovated Parish Ministry Center and parish rectory. More details about our planning are listed in the
Case Statement (click here).

 

Need to make a payment on an existing pledge or start a new gift? Click here to donate online via credit card or bank transfer.

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St. Elizabeth El Salvador Ministry

Click here for more information

 

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2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

STE's Goal: $88,000

Pledged: $37,741

 

The Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) supports the mission of the Catholic Church by responding to the abundance of human needs across our diocese.  Your gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), provides assistance to the poor, sick, disabled and to troubled families in crisis.  Your support of the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) will continue a tradition of charity and stewardship across the Church of Northwest Missouri.

 

 

What Does the ACA Do?
The Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) is our way of supporting the work of the Catholic Church, both in our parish and throughout Northwest Missouri.

 

By giving to the ACA, you help:
- Educate seminarians for the priesthood.
- Build our faith communities through ministry education and training at the parish level,
- Offer hope and encouragement to the grieving, the lonely and the elderly, and counsel and strength to families at risk.
- Create an environment for our children where they will earn fundamental life values and receive a quality education through our Religious Education programs and Catholic School system.
- Reach the many diverse cultural groups within our local Church.
- Bring comfort and healing to people in need with emergency assistance.

 

Want to learn more? click here

 

Our parish goal is 100% participation and with your gift we can reach it. You should will receive a letter and pledge card from Bishop Johnston and Fr. Greg.  If you have not mailed in the card, please bring it with you next Sunday when you come to Mass and place it in the collection or click here to make your pledge online.

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Employment Positions Available


St. Elizabeth Church and School are seeking to fill several positions including
Child Care Workers, Custodian/Maintenance Worker, and Cafeteria Workers. Click here to learn more about the current positions that are available.

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Ministry for Moms of Young Children

Wednesdays, December 1 & 15

7:30 pm

Seton Hall


Mothers of Young Children Ministry is for mothers with kids under 5 and we would LOVE you to join! Please join us every other Wednesday. These meetings will be a chance to connect with other moms of the parish who are in a similar life stage of raising young children, through shared friendship and faith. We can't wait to meet you! 
For any questions please contact Monica Lagos (mismert@gmail.com) or Ashley Heyburn (ashleyheyburn@gmail.com)

 

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DONATE

 

These days will undoubtedly challenge our parish financially. As you are able please make every effort to keep your support of St. Elizabeth Parish strong. St. Elizabeth now offers more options for convenient electronic giving. You can contribute anywhere, anytime right from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Our eGiving service, Vanco, provides tools to make giving simple even when you’re unable to attend church. Their eGiving is safe and secure, and it allows you to designate your contribution to your tithe as well as the other church funds you’re most passionate about.

 

Give online by clicking here or download our free Vanco Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

Get started today! Search "Vanco Mobile" in the App Store or Google Play for this free app. Click here for instructions and more information about this convenient mobile way to support St. Elizabeth.

 

You may continue to mail your contributions to the parish office, or leave them in the locked mailbox at the PMC. If you would like to set up an ACH (Automated Clearing House) withdrawal to assure that your contributions continue to happen regularly please click here and complete and return this form to the parish office.

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A million thanks to all the students, families, educators and parishioners of St. Elizabeth Parish and School for ALL you did to support FIRE Foundation’s fundraising efforts this fall! We are so blessed to partner with such an enthusiastic and generous community. As you know, St. Elizabeth, once again, is the winner of the esteemed FIRE Ball Cup! Congratulations to all and thanks for buying all those raffle tickets.

 

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How can you help keep our food pantry up and running?

 

There are ways you can help. There is now a drop-off bin outside the front door of the PMC each day, Monday-Friday, from 9 am-1 pm. Items may be left in the bin to replenish our pantry. You can also order non-perishable food online to be delivered to the PMC. We request that you notify Teresa at tmedina.stekc.org when delivery is expected. Please know that your continued support of the pantry is so greatly appreciated by our neighbors during this time of need. Thank you and keep up the great work! As of right now thanks to your generosity we are bringing in enough to keep up with the requests coming in.

 

You may now donate to the food pantry and STE social service program using the GivePlus mobile app. Search "GivePlus Church" in the App Store or Google Play for this free app.

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The Parish Office continues to be open by appointment and some staff continue to work remotely.

 

If you need to reach one of our staff, the best way to do that will be by email. A listing of parish staff email is as follows:

 

Fr. Greg Haskamp: ghaskamp@stekc.org
Dcn. Mike McLean: mmclean@stekc.org
Beth Cressey: bcressey@stekc.org
Vicky Kinney: vkinney@stekc.org
Heather Solis: hsolis@stekc.org
Susie Adams: sadams@stekc.org
Teresa Medina: tmedina@stekc.org

 

We will be checking the parish office voice messages (816-523-2405) daily.

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SCAM ALERT!

Please remember emails from Fr. Greg or the parish staff will be sent from a stekc.org address. Messages from other addresses are from scammers and are not legitimate. If you are unsure about a message or request please start a new email to the appropriate stekc.org address. Do not reply to the original email.

Several parishioners have received emails recently from “Rev. Greg Haskampp” or some other incorrect variation on his name, vaguely requesting assistance and asking for a reply.

If you receive such a message, please check 1) the email address with what is listed in the bulletin 2) the spelling of Fr. Greg’s name and 3) the content of the message before replying, especially if the request is a vague invitation to help with an unspecified task. It most likely is a phishing scam.

Fr. Greg will typically use the phone to request a conversation with someone. If he uses email, the purpose is made explicit in the message and should obviously be connected to parish business. When in doubt, create a new message rather than replying to the original one.

This is not unique to St. Elizabeth and parishes across the country have been targeted. Here are two articles:

 


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Experience Pietra Fitness…

 

Experience Pietra Fitness… A fitness class that stretches, strengthens and tones the body while refreshing the soul with prayer. In only one hour you will feel calmer, stronger, refreshed and renewed!

 

For information or to register for classes by Zoom, contact Mary Beth McClain, Certified Pietra Fitness Instructor, at mbmcclain87@gmail.com.

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Know Someone Who Could Use a Caring Visitor?

If you know of a housebound person who lives in our parish boundaries who would appreciate calls or weekly visits from a volunteer in our Caring Visitors ministry, please call the parish office at 816-523-2405.

 

 

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A Reminder

 

St. Elizabeth Parish does not share parishioner information with any outside business or organization. St. Elizabeth Parish does not endorse political candidates, nor does the parish allow any official campaign activity regarding individual candidates to take place in the name of the parish or on parish property.