This Week's Updates & Bulletin
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday 3-4 p.m.
Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. (
) & 10:30 a.m.
Back to Mass - Click for info on returning to Mass
Note: We're making one important change on our return to Mass information. Due to only a couple of people taking advantage of the streaming option in the Harmony Room, and technical difficulties with that stream, we are instead making a few seats available in the gathering space. Those who are still not comfortable in the church can watch through the windows of the gathering space directly into the church. We will still bring Holy Communion out to those seated there.
Congratulations 3rd Graders!
Congratulations to our 3rd graders who received the Sacrament of Confirmation and their First Holy Communion last night. It was a beautiful Mass and evening. A special thank you to their families and sponsors who help form them in faith in the "domestic church", and to Mrs. Lance and all of the teachers and staff of our school who teach the faith and help to prepare our young people for the Sacraments & discipleship.
Knights of Columbus BBQ TODAY!
Third Degree is having a Bar-B-Que today from 10:30 a.m. till sold out in front of Glik’s at Bellemore Shopping Center. Pork steaks, brats and hot dogs, plates and sandwiches are on the menu. Plates include 2 sides. Come and help the Knights support our churches and schools. All meat comes from Cionko's. We love to support local business!
Important Announcement: Parish Picnic 2021
It is with much sadness that we must share that the decision has been made to cancel the Parish Picnic for 2021. The current restrictions make it impossible to hold an event of this magnitude. The Picnic Committee is exploring other options. Stay tuned!
THANK YOU to the Knights of Columbus
Thank you once again to the Knights of Columbus for helping us to close our gap on our 2020-21 Parish Community Tithe goal to the diocese. We will have a second collection the weekend of May 16 to finish off this goal. Please join in the Knights' generosity the weekend of May 16.
And please remember that starting in July, the tithe is no longer an annual goal, but a 10% tithe the parish will give the diocese from the weekly offering. This means that to maintain what we do as a parish, we need to increase our weekly offering to help offset this. Please continue to prayerfully consider increased financial giving and participation in our parish's financial stewardship.
Young Disciples Society Picnic
Young Disciples (ALL 4th-8th graders, AND the newly Confirmed from last night) join us for our school year wrap-up and YDS kick-off picnic, Sunday, May 23 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Picnic food and fun yard games for all. Awards for those who completed their service hours and/or served as altar servers this year. Hosted at Norma’s place, Along the Way Bed & Breakfast, 152 Central Ave.
Click here to sign up
Learning in the Library / Emmaus Nights
Still all ages, and free, with a free-will offering. Come and learn! This week, Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.: Apostles - from the Gospels to the Early Church (
click to sign up
). Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.: Is God with YOU Always? An Interactive Session (
click to sign up
A Call to Confirmation
Do you know someone who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Please help us find and reach them.
Click to read more!
Mark Your Calendars - Totus Tuus this Summer
Totus Tuus in Granite City July 11-17.
Summer faith, fun, and friendship, like a Vacation Bible School. Students entering Grades 1-6 during the day; Students entering Grades 7-12 in the evening.
Journey Into the Church - RCIA
Learn more about what we believe as Catholics, what it means to be a Catholic, or what the process of entering the Church looks like. Contact Michael Halbrook for an initial conversation: FaithFormation@stelizabethgc.org or 618-877-3300, x1005.
Ladies Sodality Scholarship
Ladies Sodality is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a senior student who graduated from St. Elizabeth School and is an active member of the Church. Applications may be picked up at the Parish Office. Contact Joyce Alexander at 931-4629 for more information.
Interested in being our Daytime Custodian?
Monday-Friday (Approximately 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Benefits, Insurance and a Great Atmosphere. Please send your resume or request an application.
call 618-877-3300, ext. 2000.
BINGO Volunteers Needed
St. Elizabeth Parish has an additional BINGO the third Sunday evening of every month. We have a need for volunteers for this great opportunity. If you are interested, please contact Kathy Lickenbrock at 618-580-3164.
FORMED Pick of the Week & Signup Info:
Thanks to the Men's Club, St. Elizabeth Parishioners have access to FORMED.org, a network of Catholic programming. You can even watch the shows on your Roku or other streaming television device. Visit
and select our parish.
More Info in the Weekly Bulletin:
St Elizabeth Bulletin 2021-04-25.pdf
To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the
“May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pope Pius XII
instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. This feast celebrated on May 1 each year extends the long relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers in both Catholic faith and devotion.
This year, because Holy Father Pope Francis has called us to a special Year of St. Joseph, and because the feast of St. Joseph the Worker falls so close to Sunday (on Saturday), Bishop Paprocki has extended the permission for pastors to celebrate the Mass of the feast of St. Joseph the Worker for the Sunday Masses on May 1 and 2.
Our Mass prayers and readings will sound slightly different and “out of season” next Sunday, because we’ll use prayers and readings for the feast of St. Joseph the Worker instead of the 5th Sunday of Easter.
This is a great opportunity to invite a worker in your life who hasn’t been at Mass as much.
Bring a tool (or tools) for the “Blessing of Tools or Other Equipment of Labor” at Mass.
“The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.” - Venerable Pope Pius XII
Don’t forget to bring your tools to Mass next Sunday!
on Friday, April 23 at 8:00AM