What’s Going On: 25 July 2021

WELCOME TO THE PARISH Baby girl Bahati was born on May 15, 2021. Her family came to the US in 2018 from a Tanzania refugee camp. Her family are members of St. Elizabeth. Pierre and his family arrived in Richmond on June 29, 2021. They are from Bujumbura, Burundi. ST. ELIZABETH SCRIPTURE CLASS

Planning started to honor Centennial Year

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, located in the Highland Park area of the City of Richmond, Virginia, will celebrate our Centennial Anniversary in 2023. Bishop Knestout will celebrate mass on November 20, 2022 and kick off Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church Centennial Year. We will conclude with a celebration on Sunday November 19, 2023. In between,

Painful Legacy of Indigenous boarding schools

At the June Social Justice Committee meeting, a parishioner talked with the group about the discovery of mass graves at former residential schools for indigenous children in Canada. With the 160 more graves discovered on Penelakut Island, the total number of graves identified in Canada since early June has risen to at least 1300. Indigenous

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Easter 2021

St. Elizabeth celebrated a beautiful Easter service. What made it special was we welcomed into the Catholic faith (and our parish) Helena and Rod. Helena and Rod diligently attended Mass at the church when we opened with limited capacity. Chris and Beng conducted their important RCIA studies on Zoom. Mark and Connie proudly sponsored them.

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Lent 2021

LENT 2021 February 7: Black History Month Reflections, George Strother,10 am Zoom February 14: Black History Month Reflections, Ty'Shell Jones,10 am Zoom February 9 – 12: Parish office will be open from 1 pm – 4 pm for you to pick up blessed ashes * To join on Zoom, use the link for our

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Social Justice Agents Of Change – January 2021

St. Elizabeth's Social Justice Committee met on January 12 for our first meeting of 2021. We welcomed Mark M. and Mark K. who attended their first committee meeting. VICPP Email Alerts: The Virginia Interfaith Center (St. Elizabeth is a member) is a non-partisan coalition of 23,000 members including 700 faith communities. The General Assembly is

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Christmas 2020 Stewardship

My Sisters and Brothers, We are approaching the celebration of Christmas and the end of 2020 — thanks be to God!! This has been a difficult and challenging year with the COVID Virus, racial strife and economic uncertainties. With all of this, I want to thank you for your continued generosity over the years.

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Celebrate Father Augustus Tolton

Today we celebrate the life of Father Augustus Tolton, who was born into slavery just outside of Hannibal in Ralls County, Missouri in 1854. He would go on to become the first recognized African-American priest to be ordained by the Roman Catholic Church in the United States in 1886 at the age of 31. #AmericanHistory

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The Saints Were People Too

Sinners can be saints, and saints are sinners. Sometimes we forget that the saints were people just like us. They had the same weaknesses and temptations we have today, but conquered all of them for God. Despite the lack of superhuman powers, these spiritual titans often receive superior abilities from God to carry out

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