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Juneteenth 2020

Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers announced in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War ended. All slaves were now free. Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. We may liken Juneteenth

By |2020-11-12T10:29:33-05:00June 19th, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on Juneteenth 2020

Attending Mass

Services Schedule: Sunday Mass, St. Elizabeth Parish, 8:30 am Sunday Mass, Zoom, 10:00 am on Sundays Wednesday Mass, Zoom, 6:00 pm followed by the Rosary Friday Mass, Zoom, Noon followed by the Rosary Effective May 31st 2020 until further notice, St. Elizabeth will have one “in person” Mass at 8:30 AM on Sunday. We

Responding to the Persecution

Black is beautiful (1960’s). Black Lives Matter (2020’s). St. Elizabeth is privileged and proud to be one of three parishes in our diocese that is designated as an African-American parish. The universal Catholic Church has been enriched by the saintly participation of black people since the first century. For 400 years now, blacks in

By |2020-11-12T10:30:29-05:00June 6th, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on Responding to the Persecution

RISC Call-To-Action: June

RISC hasn't stopped beating the drum of justice against violence in our communities. Bookmark this page for updates on research sessions, important community meetings, and resources. Email Emily Small if you have questions. — Updated 10 June 2020 Monday, June 15, 6:30 – 8 pm: Justice Ministry (Rodef Tzedek) Member Gathering Monday, June 22, 5:30 pm — Housing &

By |2020-11-12T10:30:36-05:00June 1st, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on RISC Call-To-Action: June

Anniversary of Laudato Si

May 17, 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of an important encyclical from Pope Francis - Laudato Si. Laudato Si starts off with the words of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of those who promote ecology. When he released the letter on May 24, 2015, Pope Francis opened up the conversation about caring for Creation

By |2020-11-12T10:30:44-05:00May 21st, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on Anniversary of Laudato Si

Virtual Prayer Service to honor Earth Day

Earth Day Prayer Service, Thursday April 23, 7 pm on ZoomWhile you're at home, zoom in for a virtual gathering as St. Elizabeth recognizes Earth Day's 50th anniversary and commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Pope’s encyclical letter, Laudato Si’. From the pews to polling stations, we as a faith community can step up and

By |2020-11-12T10:30:51-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News, Videos|Comments Off on Virtual Prayer Service to honor Earth Day

RISC Call-to-Action in April

In summary, on April 27, Richmond City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the Budget on April 27. RISC is insisting the budget include money for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. RISC is calling on it's church members (of which SECC is one) to email or call the mayor and city council members before

By |2020-11-12T10:30:54-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Call-to-Action in April


*Update On Original Post* RISC canceled the Rally and Nehemiah Action happening later this spring. RISC Lead Organizer Emily Small wrote in an email to team leaders: "While it is incredibly important for the safety and well-being of all that we no longer gather in groups for a period of time, we must reflect on

By |2020-11-12T10:30:58-05:00March 1st, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Meeting #2 – CANCELLED

Volunteer at Overby Sheppard

SECC asks if you will serve as a liaison between the parish and Overby Sheppard Elementary School, the public school located a few blocks from the church? In this role, you will attend monthly meetings and share volunteer opportunities with our eager parishioners. If you made a new year's resolution to be more involved with

By |2020-11-12T10:31:04-05:00January 15th, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on Volunteer at Overby Sheppard

RISC Meeting #1

Take a RISC to stop gun violence In our city, on average, one of our fellow citizens dies by firearms each week. SECC is working with the RISC congregations to reduce gun violence in Richmond. We start with the first of several meetings to research gun violence. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.,

By |2020-11-12T10:31:17-05:00January 14th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Meeting #1
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