Do you want to honor a loved one with a beautiful Easter Lily on the altar? An Easter Lily not only beautifies our church, but lets someone know you remembered them on Easter. Download this form by clicking HERE. Fill out the form and return it to the parish office. If you like, you can make a donation as an Easter gift to St. Elizabeth Church. Mail a check, payable to St. Elizabeth, to St. Elizabeth Easter Lily, 2712 2nd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222. Our you can donate online at: https://stelizcc.churchgiving.com/
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Monday April 11th, 6 pm: Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 6 pm. This is a special mass where the holy oils are blessed and the priests of the Diocese renew their obedience to the Bishop.
Holy Thursday April 14th, 7 pm: Mass of the Institution of the Eucharist and a call to service at St. Elizabeth. We will also invite you to stay after Mass to spend time before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. You are welcome to pray until 9 pm. Mass is in-person and simulcast on Zoom: Meeting ID: 331-794-018, Password: 946232
Good Friday April 15th: At Noon are The Stations of the Cross. At 7 pm is the Good Friday Service which includes a Reading of the Passion of our Lord, Communion, and Veneration of the Cross. Service is in-person and simulcast on Zoom: Meeting ID: 331-794-018, Password: 946232
Holy Saturday: April 16th, 7 pm: “The Great Easter Vigil” which includes the lighting of the Easter New fire, reading to reflect the hand of God throughout Salvation history, welcoming of new members, communion, and a great Hallelujah He is Risen!! Mass is in-person and simulcast on Zoom: Meeting ID: 331-794-018, Password: 946232
Easter Sunday April 17th, 10am: Mass — THE LORD IS RISEN!!
Please plan your schedule and let us together make this a prayerful Holy Week and Easter! Mass is in-person and simulcast on Zoom: Meeting ID: 331-794-018, Password: 946232
Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.