A Word from Father Mullin

After mastering how to make the Sign of the Cross, one of the first prayers little children learn is the “Glory Be.” In just a few words we proclaim our faith in the Triune God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. May the Holy Trinity continue to lead us in sustaining a holy and faithful parish community at Saint Elizabeth, for unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it.

Father Tom Mullin

Interfaith Dialogue at Saint Elizabeth

It’s not too late to register to participate in an interfaith dialogue and Iftar meal here at Saint Elizabeth this Tuesday, June 13, at 7:00 PM in the social hall. RSVP by Monday morning by calling 610-321-1200.

Memorial Mass for Father’s Day

The Bereavement Ministry Team invites all our parishioners to a Memorial Mass this Saturday, June 17, at 8:30 AM to honor our fathers and grandfathers who have died. Fathers who have suffered the loss of a child are also invited. Coffee & donuts will be provided in the narthex after Mass.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Between next Sunday, June 18, and Sunday, August 27, CLOW will be conducted for both age groups (pre-K & K and grades 1-4) during the 9:30 AM Mass only (not at the 11:30 AM Mass). Thanks to all who offer their service to CLOW throughout the year! To volunteer as an adult leader or teen aide for CLOW, contact the parish services office at 610-646-6550.

Parishioners Active in the Armed Services

Parishioners and the family members of parishioners who are currently serving in the Armed Forces will be acknowledged in a Book of Prayer at the 9:00 AM Mass on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Forms are available in the narthex to list the names of loved ones who are serving in the military. Please return the form to the ministry center by Monday, June 26, to have your loved ones remembered on the roll call at Mass on Independence Day.

Mass Intentions for the Week

June 10-11: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Saturday, 5:30 PM- Judith Earley

Sunday, 8:00 AM- Peter Caruso, Sr.

Sunday, 9:30 AM- Catharine Welker

Sunday, 11:30 AM- People of Saint Elizabeth

Monday, 7:30 AM- George Herlihy

Tuesday, 7:30 AM- Anthony Spino

Wednesday,7:30AM- Esperanza Susan Abaya

7:00 PM- 2017 Graduates of STE Parish School

Thursday, 7:30 AM- Nana & Timmy Wynne

Friday, 7:30 AM- Barbara Cox

10:00 AM- Florence Alvord & Susan Jiannino

Saturday, 8:30 AM- Paul Mullin (46th Ann)

June 17-18: Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Saturday, 5:30 PM- People of Saint Elizabeth

Sunday, 8:00 AM- Philomena & Hugo Ficca

Sunday, 9:30 AM- Gerald Woltman (3rd Ann)

Sunday, 11:30 AM- Philip Carson

Readings: Deuteronomy 8/2-3, 14-16; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 10/16-17; John 6/51-58

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Exposition is normally held in chapel on Mondays after the 7:30 AM Mass. Between now and August 28, Exposition will close at 4:30 PM. Please note that there is no Exposition on Labor Day, September 4.

Prayer Corner

Please remember in prayer all those who are ill, including: Rodney Chaney; Ralph Grosso; Daniel Keating; Father Kevin Kelly; Laura Melvin; Thomas Melvin; Katherine Nolan; Matthew Ternowchek; Catherine & Frank Tyas.

We also remember those who have died. May all our loved ones rest in peace!

Welcome New Parishioners

Saint Elizabeth parish warmly welcomes the following families who registered during May: Christopher Benetatos & Amy Ruotolo; Jordan & Ashley Dougherty; Ryan & Vittoria Greene; Nicholas & Jeannette Ranieri; Frank & Lindsey Sofia and Joel & Colleen Urbine. Welcome one and all!

Legion of Mary

Rosary on the Green: Please join the Legion of Mary for the "Rosary on the Green" this Tuesday, June 13, at 6:00 PM in front of the church as a public witness to the message of Fatima and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the second apparition. This devotion will continue on the 13th of every month until October.

Baptism News

The next session of Pre-Jordan II: A Call to Christian Parenting will be held on Saturday, July 8, and the next session of Pre-Jordan I: Preparing for Your Child’s Baptism will be held on Saturday, August 12. Both programs begin at 10:30 AM in the ministry center. To register for the Pre-Jordan Program and/or to arrange for a baptism, please call 610-321-1200.

Elementary Faith Formation

EFF Registration: The registration of returning and new students for the 2017-2018 EFF year is underway. Forms are available at www.stelizabethparish.org under “Education, Elementary Faith Formation.” If you are new to the parish or have children that will be new to the EFF program, please contact DRE Beth Riordan (briordan@stelizabethparish.org or 610-646-6545).

Stewardship: Join our EFF team! Catechists and teaching assistants, teen aides and car-line volunteers are needed for 2017-2018. To volunteer, contact DRE Beth Riordan. You can find more info on the website.

Family Life Ministry

Chosen Fathers: A group for fathers, grandfathers and others who have children of all ages with special needs in all their many shapes, forms and sizes will meet on Tuesday, June 20, at 7:30 PM in the Saint Mark Conference Room. For more information, contact Joe Howard at HSGJHoward@aol.com.

A Widow’s Walk: Are you aware that we have a parish group for widows? The next meeting is on Wednes­day, June 28, at 7:00 PM in St. Matthew Conference Room. All are welcome to attend, no matter what your age, nor how long you have been a widow.

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM)

SAM Game Day: Come out on the fourth Thursday of each month. Upcoming dates include June 22, July 27, August 24 and September 28, all at 10:30 AM in the ministry center. Join us for fun, snacks and good conversation. Friends are welcome, too!

2017 Stewardship Day of Service

The 2017 SDOS is behind us, but a slide show is now available on the parish website for all to see the good work done by our SDOS teams. If you were unable to participate this year, check out the slide show and see which parishioners you know. Go to www. stelizabethparish.org and “friend” us on Facebook while you are there. Remember: We are God’s Hands!

Parish School News

Attention Parish School Alumni: Our Annual Field Day Alumni-8th grade-Faculty Game is this Monday, June 12, at 1:00 PM. All school alumni are welcome! Please check in at the school office as you arrive.

Graduation: All are welcome to the Graduation Mass and Diploma Ceremony for the class of 2017 this Wednesday, June 14, at 7:00 PM, followed by a short reception in the social hall.

Closing Mass: Please join the faculty, staff and students for Mass this Friday, June 16, at 10:00 AM, as we give thanks to God for another successful school year and ask His blessings on all of us for a safe and relaxing summer!

Special Kudos: Congratulations to Parish School and Bishop Shanahan High School alumni Kathryn McGonagle, Megan Muller, Luke Swiatek and Julia Szabla, who were honored at the Archdiocesan Academic Honors Convocation on May 18.

2017-2018 School Year: Have you been considering enrolling your child in our parish school? The application period for next year remains open for all grade levels. For more info and application materials, contact Liz Oulton (eoulton@stelizabethparish.org or 610-646-6540).

Youth Ministry News

Sports and Spirituality Summer Camp: Don’t miss the all-new morning summer camp during the week of July 31-August 4 for all children entering grades 3 through 6. For more information and registration, contact Ryan at rschwalm@stelizabethparish.org.

Elementary School Youth Group: Thanks to all the families who took part in our free-play nights, helping to make them the wild success that they were. We look forward to continuing the events next year!

High School Youth Group: We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the CLC next to the social hall. Stay tuned for summer event announcements.

 

High School Music Ministry: Weekly practices are held each Monday at 7:00 PM in the CLC.

Middle School Youth Group: Thank you to everyone who took part in our Middle School Youth Group this year. Keep an eye out for our schedule of summer and fall activities which will be available soon!

8th Grade Youth Group: Thanks to everyone who has taken part in 8th Grade Youth Group during its first year. Though we are finished regular meetings until the fall, we encourage graduating 8th graders to attend the High School Youth Group on Tuesday evenings.

For more info on St. Elizabeth Parish Youth Ministry opportunities, contact Ryan Schwalm or follow us at St. Elizabeth Youth-Ministry on Facebook and @st.es_youthgroup on Instagram.

Saint Elizabeth Athletic Ministry (SEAM)

CYO Soccer: Our first summer training session will be on Wednesday, June 21, with a parent meeting following the practice. Registration remains open through July 15. Go to seamcyo.com to register.

CYO Cheerleading: Registration is now open through August 31. Cheerleading is open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 8. This is a 2 season sport running from September to March. Detailed information is available at seamcyo.com.

CYO Volleyball: Registration for CYO Volleyball for girls in grades 4-7 is open now through July 15. Because the season begins in August, now is the time to register! To register, go online to the Athletic Ministry website http://seamcyo.leag1.com/Registration/Default. asp?org=SEAMCYO.

Coaches and parent assistants are needed for this year’s program. Volleyball knowledge preferred, but not necessary. Safe environment clearances required. If you are interested, please contact Craig Bauhaus at vballcommstes16@gmail.com.

Summer Hours for Church & Parish Offices

(June 19 through September 1)

Church: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM, Mondays thru Saturdays; 7:30 AM-1:30 PM (after Baptisms) on Sundays.

Ministry Center Offices:

8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays;

8:45 AM-12:45 PM on Sunday mornings.

Education Center Offices: 7:30 AM-3:30 PM on regular summer weekdays.

Financial Corner

Thank you for your consistent financial support of our parish community throughout the year.

Regular Collection for Sunday, May 28, 2017

Weekend Contributions: $16,054.50

[Amount of Loose Cash: $1,116.00]

Midweek & Auto-Giving: $ 8,649.50

Total Regular Collection: $24,704.00

Number of adult envelope contributions: 508

Auto-Giving: To arrange for direct debits or automatic with­drawals for your regular collection contributions on a weekly or monthly basis, please call Sam Venuti in the parish business office (610-646-6515).

We encourage parishioners who are out of town on vacation weekends to continue their financial support of Saint Elizabeth during the summer months. Why not consider Auto-Giving all year long?

Knights of Columbus

Thank you to all who contributed to our annual clothing drive this past weekend. Your generosity was once again overwhelming. Thanks also to all those who took part in our annual golf outing on Friday. Your generosity helps us to continue to support our parish and community.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Catholics Coming Home: Mondays (6/12 & 6/19), 7:00 PM, Holy Family Room

Pastoral Outreach Committee: Monday (6/12), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

High School Music Ministry: Mondays (6/12 & 6/19), 7:00 PM, CLC

CYO Track & Field Recognition Dinner: Monday (6/12), 4:30 PM, social hall

Interfaith Dialogue & Pot Luck Dinner: Tuesday (6/13), 7:00 PM, social hall

High School Youth Group: Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, CLC

Called & Gifted Series: Tuesday (6/13), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Bereavement Team: Wednesday (6/14), 9:00 AM, St. Luke

Legion of Mary: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Holy Family Room

Congratulations to all our Graduates!