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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

Celebrate Advent

Advent is four weeks of preparing for the celebration of Christ’s birth and anticipating His coming again in glory. In his homily for the first Sunday of Advent on November 29, Pope Francis said “Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God who came down to dwell in our midst. Let us

By |2020-12-11T21:18:21-05:00November 29th, 2020|Parish News|Comments Off on Celebrate Advent

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

2020 Drive Thru

St. Elizabeth hosted a drive-thru so parishioners could pick up materials for Advent and the start of the Liturgical year. The afternoon turned into a parade of more than 60 families. If you did not pick up your materials, email St. Elizabeth is very thankful for the parishioners who organized the event: Chris

By |2020-11-26T11:47:41-05:00November 26th, 2020|Featured, Parish News|Comments Off on 2020 Drive Thru

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 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
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