We had a lovely Pentecost Service with the parishioners wearing red. The Pentecost Reading from the Acts of the Apostles was done in three languages: English, Swahili and French. It reminded us that the listeners in Jerusalem heard the Apostles speak in their own tongues.
JUNETEENTH EVENTS – Monday, June 19
Virginia Catholics for Racial Justice is led by a Leadership Council comprised of members from parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. For more information on their Juneteenth resources and Juneteenth Events in Richmond, please visit: vcrj.net/juneteenth/
JAZZ FESTIVAL MEETING – June 14
On Wednesday, June 14 from 5:30 to 7pm Tim Timmons and Larry Williford will be hosting a volunteer interest meeting to learn more about the Jazz Festival. To get the link to join on Zoom, please email Tim at [email protected]
JAZZ FESTIVAL – Saturday, August 5
Jazz is Back! The Jazz Festival returns to the lawn of St. Elizabeth Parish on Saturday, August 5. To kick off the event, the parish is selling books of raffle tickets. The winning is a cash prize. You can purchase your book of raffle tickets after Mass. Cash and check are accepted. If you are a local business, you can show your community spirit by being a sponsor of the Jazz Festival. Call the Parish Office at (804)-329-4599 and they will email the sponsorship packet. The Jazz Festival committee also needs volunteers. You can help plan the event, book bands, get corporate sponsors, volunteer day of or work behind the scenes. If you can volunteer, call the Parish Office at (804)-329-4599. They will put you in touch with Tim Timmons.
If you are a local business, you can be a sponsor of the Jazz Festival. Your sponsorship will promote your business to the St. Elizabeth and neighborhood community. Being a sponsor will show that your company cares about the community. Call the Parish Office at (804)-329-4599 for a sponsorship packet.
PARISH OFFICE INFORMATION
Sister Mary Mwangi is in the Parish Office on Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Contact her by email [email protected] or call the Parish Office at (804)-329-4599.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 26
VBS is the last week of June! Monday June 26-Friday June 30. Students should arrive by 9:00 and be picked up at 12:00PM. VBS will be hosted by All Saints School, located near St Elizabeth at 3418 Noble Ave. Register your rising kindergarten through 5th grader by contacting the church’s office. Volunteer to help at VBS and we’ll waive the registration fee of $10 per child. For more information, or to register your child or to be a volunteer please email , Liz at [email protected].
CALLING ALL ZOOMERS!
If you participate in Sunday Masses through Zoom, please participate by leading the prayer of Spiritual Communion. You sign up for two to three Sundays through the year. When it is your turn, you will read the Spiritual Communion to everyone on Zoom. You do not need to host or moderate the Zoom Mass. All you do is unmute yourself and read the prayer. You choose the Sundays that work best for you. To volunteer, email Monique at [email protected] and include your name, phone number, and two to three Sundays to read the prayer.
HOSPITALITY MINISTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Hospitality Ministers are the friendly people who greet and seat you for Mass. You already come to church, so why not come early and volunteer to serve at one Sunday a month? You can check out the Hospitality training video on *WATCH* Videos of Parish Ministries. Virtus training is required. To learn more about this ministry, email [email protected].
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS
The Food Pantry will be open starting May 19. The Pantry will be open from 10-Noon, Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed to staff the food pantry. If you can volunteer, call the Parish Office at (804)-329-4599. They will put you in touch with Helena, Joshuah or Mary. Please donate personal hygiene items: deodorant, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products. And food: spaghetti sauce, rice, honey, cereal, flour. Make all donations are not expired.
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