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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

RISC Call To Action: January

January 2021 Meetings ST. ELIZABETH MEMBER MEETING Tuesday, January 26th 7 pm on Zoom This is an important meeting for all St. Elizabeth Justice Ministry Network Members (and anyone else interested in learning more about our RISC Justice Ministry), to do the organizing necessary to have a strong turnout at our RISC Nehemiah Action Rally

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.

By |2020-12-10T08:09:48-05:00December 1st, 2020|Catholic News, Coronavirus Updates, Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on Christmas 2020 Stewardship

Christmas Angel Tree & Food Drive

This Christmas, if you are feeling called to help your neighbor, you can start with the neighbors of St. Elizabeth Church. The church is organizing a Food Drive, Gift Card Drive and an Angel Tree. Your donations will help our Umoja families and families in the neighborhood. If you have question or want to

By |2020-12-10T08:10:13-05:00December 1st, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on Christmas Angel Tree & Food Drive

RISC Call To Action: December

December 2020 Meetings **UPDATE** on the Ordinance RISC organized, and turned out 200 people on December 17th for the City's Finance and Economic Development Committee meeting. Councilperson Jones changed his position. The motion to pass the Ordinance forward to City Council for a vote PASSED (2-1; Robertson and Jones in favor, Larson against). ON

By |2020-12-29T14:06:42-05:00November 29th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Call To Action: December

RISC Call To Action: November

RISC is ready to continue to fight for increasing affordable housing and reducing gun violence. RISC will continue meeting online, virtually, on Zoom. You can become a member of St. Elizabeth's RISC team at any time. Membership is free, though donations are appreciated. In this blog post, you will learn of meetings in November

By |2020-12-02T18:39:51-05:00November 8th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Call To Action: November

2020 Voter Information

Because of the pandemic, the Governor and General Assembly changed the voting process so you have more options on how you can cast your ballot for the November 3, 2020 election. St. Elizabeth Social Justice Committee wants you to know what is required for you to safely cast your vote. Bookmark this page for

By |2020-12-10T08:12:30-05:00October 15th, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on 2020 Voter Information

2020 Social Justice Plan

During his general audience, shortly after the killing of George Floyd, Pope Francis said "My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." The Social Justice Committee decided to put the Pope's words into action.

By |2020-12-10T08:13:10-05:00October 6th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on 2020 Social Justice Plan

RISC Call To Action: September

September marks a new year for RISC. It is your opportunity to join this passionate group of change makers. RISC’s work supports the protestors in the streets through community organizing that results in budgetary or legislative action.Update from Emily Small, RISC Lead Organizer (2 October 2020)Affordable Housing: Monday, September 28, approximately

By |2020-11-12T10:28:49-05:00September 7th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Call To Action: September

Social Justice Committee

SEPTEMBER MEETING, Sept 23, 7 pm on Zoom Login Instructions: Open Zoom app using this link: Meeting ID: 506 956 9927 • Passcode: 022313 One tap mobile: +16468769923

By |2020-11-12T10:28:59-05:00August 16th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on Social Justice Committee
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