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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

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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

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Pantry Drive

"GOD WILL PROVIDE" Three simple words from Genesis. You can put these words into action. St. Elizabeth's Social Ministry and Justice Committees have a small Food Pantry. Sister Tiberh Zerezghi asks for your help to make sure our pantry is stocked for families. Scan the list below and see what you can share with

By |2021-01-01T22:01:36-05:00August 7th, 2020|Human Concerns|Comments Off on Pantry Drive

RISC Call To Action: August

Mini-Action Meeting on August 31, 6:30 pm We will discuss continuing our pressure on government officials to take action on our two issues for this session of RISC: Gun Violence & Housing and Evictions. Join via Zoom using the link: or you can dial in via Phone by calling: +1 301 715 8592

By |2020-11-12T10:29:16-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|Comments Off on RISC Call To Action: August

Deacon Chris speaking at Diocese event

Our own Deacon Chris is one of two speakers for a program sponsored by Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Social Ministries. The program honors the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and days later, we dropped

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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

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
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