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 in session now. You can receive email alerts to take action on issues of justice: https://www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org/email-list/
January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King Day
The area will honor the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King in several events. While the events won’t be in-person, you can watch on social media or local TV networks. Father Jim will lead the prayer for a virtual event hosted by Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC), L2L Leadership Institute, Boaz & Ruth and Fifth Street Baptist Church at 4:30 pm. The event is free and virtual. Register at https://mlkrva.com/
You can also make MLK Day a “Day On” doing volunteering and service projects. This article in the Richmond Free Press is a list of watching and volunteer opportunities. Events start around 9 am and run throughout the day. Find one that you can watch with your family.
February Black History Month
The Diocese of Richmond joins the Archdiocese of Chicago, Diocese of Columbus, Diocese of Birmingham and the Tolton Spirituality Center for stories of enduring faith. Every Saturday in February, you will experience the lives of Black Catholics who are on the path to sainthood. You can also hear his Eminence the Most Reverend Wilton Cardinal Gregory speak on February 13 and 27. The weekly experiences are online and free. You can register HERE. Download a flyer of the weekly webinar: 2021_FebBlackHistoryProgram
Wednesday, February 10: Social Justice Committee Meeting
Join the parishioners of St. Elizabeth. During the pandemic, we will meet on Zoom. Email Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting ID and password.
Friday February 26, 2021: Social Justice Stations of the Cross
Every Friday of Lent, you are invited to zoom-in for our online stations of the cross. The stations of the cross is a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The Social Justice Committee will lead the parish in praying stations centered on Social Justice. If you have never prayed the Stations Of The Cross, join us!