Website updated on: 8/15/2014
Parish Visioning Survey
All parishioners are invited to participate in our parish-wide visioning survey by completing the survey either online or on paper by August 25th.
Online: (click here)
On paper: printable version* (click here)
Survey Introduction Letter from Fr. Haskamp: (click here)
Parish Visioning Overview (click here)
* paper copies are also available in the church vestibules and at the parish office. Completed paper surveys may be mailed or delivered to the parish office or placed in the colleciton basket at weekend Masses.
Fr. Haskamp announces parish visioniong process
Fr. Haskamp's homily announcing the visioniong process (click here)
* The first minute or so of the homily was not recorded. During those first few minutes, Fr. Greg mentions that 25% of our parish families are new within the past three years, while 75% of our parishioners have been here for a longer period of time. (click here to hear the rest of his message)
August 17th Bulletin (click here)
For updates on: St. Elizabeth Social Services, Pew Cleaning, Feast for Priests, Food Pantry, El Salvador Mission & Trip, Breaking Open the Word, School of Religion, School News & Area News read this weeks bulletin!
Parish By The Numbers: click here
Stewardship Campaign 2014
A Community Rooted in Loving Service
"We are called to use our gifts in loving service." - Matthew 25:40
Stewardship Packets were mailed to all registered parish households this week. To view the packet online, please click on the links below:
Letter From Fr. Greg Haskamp
Treasure Commitment Card
Online Treasure Commitment Card
Time & Talent Commitment Card
Online Time & Talent Commitment Card
State of the Parish Presentation
Commitment Sunday Slide Show
School Fact Sheet - click here
Hall of Fame/ Heritage Fund 2013
Heritage Fund Donation Link (click here)
Heritage Fund: Informational Brochure (click here)
August is dedicated to
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
RCIA - Interested in the Catholic Faith?
Join us Tuesday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Seton Hall.
For more information (click here)
Adult Faith Formation:
Adult Back to School Night!
Wednesday, September 10th 7:00 pm in Seton Hall
To learn more about it (click here)
Save The Date!
Parish Pot Luck Dinner!
September 6th 2014 at 6:00 pm in Seton Hall
Sponsored by: Dinner for Eight
For more info (click here)
Smoking 'n' Waldo 2014
September 19th & 20th
Click Here for 2014 Registration Info
PARISH NEWS & NOTES
Help for the SVDP Thrift Store
After almost 14 years and 297,000 miles, our 1990 “U Haul” truck is no longer in working condition. To continue with our mission in the 39th St. community, we purchased a “new” truck—a 2005 “U-Haul” for $7200. As a result, our cash reserves are seriously depleted.
We welcome your help in the form of both prayers and/or monetary donations.
Please send your prayers heavenward and your tax deductible check to St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 3922 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64110. We are a 501C3 organization.
For more information call 816-531-5485
Fill the Parish Freezer!
For more information (click here)
El Salvador Scholarship Program
Brochure for the Scholarship Program (click here)
Proceeds from St.E’s ‘Drive By Ribbing’ helps provide clean (and snake free) drinking water for 13 families in El Salvador.
Click here to read more!
For more information contact Katie in the Parish Office.
Funeral Reception Committee
Click on the "Funeral Serving Team" link on the left for more information
Parish Town Hall Meeting Notes
Planned Giving Information (click here)
Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive donations in the form of bequests, mutual fun shares, gifts of securities, gifts of life insurance, and charitable gift annuities. For more information about planned giving opportunities, please visit the website or contact Carrie Madden in the Carrie Madden - 300-0755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Protecting God's Children Workshops
Required for all parishioners working with our children (more info)
You can purchase trash bags year round in the PMC
and school office.
St. Elizabeth School Spirit Wear
Completed order forms can be turned into the school office (click here)
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!