Father Jim encourages parish parents of school-age children to register their child for St. Elizabeth Religious Ed! Classes will start in the Fall. Grades K-8 will meet once a month, in-person, with an option of Zoom classes. St. Elizabeth is partnering with high school students from Holy Rosary, St. Paul’s, and the Sacred Heart Cathedral. High schoolers will meet over Zoom and in-person for service projects and social activities. Parents will attend a class, once a month, under the direction of Rita Hatchett, our Adult Faith Formation Coordinator.  All parents should pick up a form at mass or email: [email protected].
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SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – September 11th
It’s that time of year for us to help the neighborhood children who attend Overby-Sheppard Elementary School. The students start in-person instruction on Wed., Sept. 8. They need notebooks, marble composition books, pencils, crayons, dry erase markers, and dry erase erasers. Please leave donations in the boxes in the vestibule through September 12.
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POPCORN FUNDRAISER – September 8-12th
If you receive St. Elizabeth’s e-bulletin, you will have first access to St. Elizabeth’s virtual Pop Up Popcorn Store. On Wednesday, September 8, you will receive an email with a special link to St. Elizabeth’s popcorn store. There is no app to download. No login required. Order your favorite style of popcorn — sweet & salty. The popcorn is shipped directly to your house or gift it to a friend. Then share the link with your friends, family & co-workers. Proceeds from each popcorn sold will benefit St. Elizabeth. If you do not want to purchase popcorn, but you want to contribute to our summer fundraiser, you can donate directly to St. Elizabeth. You can donate online with a one-time or monthly gift at stelizcc.churchgiving.comYou can mail a check to St. Elizabeth Parish Office, 1301 Victor St. Richmond, VA 23222. Write “summer fundraiser” in the memo.
To register your email with the parish, fill out this form:
Visit our website for more information about our Pop Up Popcorn Fundraiser. 
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We are in search of your family’s stories and photos, and volunteers to serve on the Centennial Planning Committee. The website explains three ways you can help tell the history of St. Elizabeth. Contact Connie: text or call 804-402-2405 or email at [email protected].
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Join the Social Justice Committee for a workshop on writing letters for social justice. The Diocese newspaper, The Catholic Virginian, has a Letters to the Editor section that is a great platform for advancing social justice causes. The Committee will have a training and conversation on how to write Letters to the Editor on September 19th from 2-3pm over Zoom. Contact Denise Letendre, [email protected], with any questions. Log on using this Zoom Meeting ID: 506 956 9927 • Passcode: 022313
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St. Elizabeth’s is an active member of Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities (RISC). RISC is a community organizing group that works locally to further the prophetic call to Justice and build a city of God. Our strength is in the power of organized people coming together to demand Equity. If you’d like more information about RISC or would like to join our team, we ask you to attend a small-group meeting on one of the following dates (additional dates may be added if needed): Tuesday, September 21, 6:30pm • Saturday, September 26, 3:00pm • Saturday, October 2, 11:00am • Friday, October 8, 6:30pm • Tuesday, October 12, 6:30pm.
For details, please contact Nancy Kunkel at [email protected] or 804-364-4953.
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Sacred Heart Southside invited St. Elizabeth parishioners to join them in a book discussion. The sessions are on Zoom every other week on Tuesday evenings, beginning on Sept. 14. The book is “Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church.” If you are interested, email Kari Evans at [email protected].