Katrinia Murray Bledsoe has been a member of St. Elizabeth’s for over 20 years and sings with the St. Elizabeth Gospel Choir. She is the secretary for the Finance Council and is currently a member of the Conversations on Racism Committee. She takes on the new role of Office Manager for the parish. Her background in Church Administration began nearly 30 years ago. She was captivated by the financial services industry over 20 years ago where she transitioned into banking and managed a personal loan company. Katrinia is an entrepreneur and has been licensed in the Financial Services Industry for nearly 13 years. Katrinia is a native of Charleston, SC and is the mother of Isreal, Deshawn, Isaiah and Kara’Hope. She is married to Demetrius Bledsoe, a native of Richmond, VA.


We will simulcast most of the services on Zoom. You can find the complete schedule and the link to watch on Zoom on the parish website: stelizcc.org/advent-mass-schedule/

New Years Eve Dec. 31 • Mary Mother of God Mass of Peace • 5 pm mass
Epiphany of the Lord Jan 2nd • 9 am Mass • Fr. Jim Installed as pastor by Bishop Knestout • NO 11:15 MASS
NO Noon mass on Wednesday Dec. 28th

If you plan to watch the services on Zoom, remember, you will need to download the software. We recommend starting this process at least fifteen minutes before the service begins. If you have not used Zoom in a while, there is a software update you may need. When you log onto Zoom, it will let you know.

The office is closed Monday, December 27 and opens Tuesday, January 4.


If you can, please make a financial gift to support the parish and our parish family. You should have received a letter in the mail for our end of year appeal. You can read it online at https://stelizcc.org/christmas-2021-giving/. You can give online at https://stelizcc.churchgiving.com/ or mail a gift to St. Elizabeth Parish, 1301 Victor Street, Richmond VA 23222.

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The Virginia Catholics for Racial Justice is a new diocesan grassroots racial justice ministry. They will virtually gater on Wednesday, January 5th, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda for the meeting will include:
• an introduction of members of the newly created Wisdom Circle of Black leaders from across the Diocese.
• a compilation of definitions and resources so that we can develop a common message and provide parishes with talking points about the history of racism in the Catholic Church, and more specifically in Virginia.
• a report on the newest module of JustFaith, Want to Talk, and how we plan to use it.
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking the link HERE.  Enter in the Meeting ID: 858 3936 1124 and Passcode: 384073. You can dial by your location by calling +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)  and enter, when prompted, Meeting ID: 858 3936 1124 • Passcode: 384073

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE – Wednesday, January 12

Our parish Social Justice Committee wants to hit the ground running in the new year.  The committee will meet on Zoom on Wednesday January 12, at 7 p.m.  Newcomers always welcome.  Contact Chris Barrett at [email protected] if you want the link to join virtually.


St. Elizabeth’s, with our partner organization, RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities), is doing research aimed at assisting those in the Richmond area who are living in trailers and/or living with mold in their homes.  If you are someone or know someone who lives in a trailer and/or lives with mold in your home, we have a simple survey we would like you to complete. The surveys are in English or Spanish. You can complete it online. Or contact Deacon Chris Barrett at [email protected] call him (no text) at 804-266-3596. He will assist you with completing the survey. Click a link to download a PDF of a survey.
You can also share this link with people you know who are living in these conditions.


RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities) is hiring a Bilingual Associate organizer. You must be fluent in written and verbal Spanish language and have a passion for justice. For more information and to apply: https://thedartcenter.org/careers/ search for the job opening in Virginia.


St. Elizabeth parishioners have formed a book club with our friends at Sacred Heart in Manchester. They read and discuss books on social justice topics. The next book they will discuss is Richmond’s Unhealed History by Rev. Benjamin Campbell. Rev Campbell was the pastoral director at Richmond Hill. If you would like to join, contact the parish office.


First Reconciliation will be held on Sunday, December 19 after the 9:00 Mass. If your child is baptized and older than 7, contact Liz to have your child join our class. Her contact information is (804) 329-4599 EX:16 or [email protected].


You are invited to join our monthly “Family of Faith” Prayer Series Adult Faith Formation on Zoom facilitated by Rita Hatchett
Monthly Topics and Dates for “Prayer” series Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
January 19: The Our Father last 4 petitions and the Holy Spirit and Prayer
February 16: Praying to the Virgin Mary and Expressions of Prayer
March 16: Praying with Scripture and Forms of Prayer
April 13: The Battle of Prayer and the Communion of Saints
The sessions are open to all adult St. Elizabeth parishioners. Contact Rita by [email protected] OR TEXT 804 229-1999.