Social Justice Agents Of Change – January 2021

By |2021-02-07T10:48:32-05:00January 15th, 2021|Catholic News, Human Concerns, Parish News|

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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RISC Call To Action: January

By |2021-02-07T10:48:54-05:00January 4th, 2021|Human Concerns, Parish News|

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

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Christmas 2020 Stewardship

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

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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Christmas Angel Tree & Food Drive

By |2020-12-10T08:10:13-05:00December 1st, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|

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

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Celebrate Advent

By |2020-12-11T21:18:21-05:00November 29th, 2020|Parish News|

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

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RISC Call To Action: December

By |2020-12-29T14:06:42-05:00November 29th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|

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

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2020 Drive Thru

By |2020-11-26T11:47:41-05:00November 26th, 2020|Featured, Parish News|

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

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RISC Call To Action: November

By |2020-12-02T18:39:51-05:00November 8th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|

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

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2020 Voter Information

By |2020-12-10T08:12:30-05:00October 15th, 2020|Human Concerns|

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

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2020 Social Justice Plan

By |2020-12-10T08:13:10-05:00October 6th, 2020|Human Concerns, Parish News|

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.

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