BUILDING BRIDGES: REACHING OUT TO LGBT CATHOLICS Wednesday, February 23
The Office of Social Ministries and Respect Life is excited to host Fr. James Martin as he discusses the importance of reaching out to LGBT Catholics. Fr. Martin is a Jesuit priest, author, and editor at large at America. Registration is required prior to this event. You can register online by CLICKING HERE: https://bit.ly/BuildingBridgesRichmond
FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER SERIES
Sunday February 6 Sister Cora Marie Billings, RSM: Sister Cora Marie Billings has been a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas for 65 years. During that time she has been a Teacher, a Campus Minister and an Administrator. She is one of the Founding Members of the National Black Sisters’ Conference. Since 1968 she has been an advocate for human rights and anti-racism. She has done presentations around the nation. At present she considers herself a Community Volunteer.
Sunday February 13 Cathy Woodson: Cathy Woodson served in several ministries here at St. Elizabeth parish over the past 45 years. She served on several commissions and committees with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, the National Black Catholic Congress Leadership team, the Pax Christi USA Anti-Racism team and the Pax Christi National Council. In 1994, she received Bishop Sullivan’s Ministry Award. Currently, she is serving on the Wisdom Circle with the Virginia Catholics for Racial Justice. She works with several community organizations around the region.
Sunday February 20 Sr. Tiberh
Sunday February 27 Vivian Sullivan
WEBINAR BLACK SPIRITUALITY OF RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE Monday, February 7
OVERBY SHEPPARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Please drop off supplies in the donation box in the Church.
MEETINGS COMING UP
RCIA FOR ADULTS
St. Elizabeth will be starting its Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program next Sunday for all those who are interested in learning about the Christian faith, coming into full Communion with the Roman Catholic Church if you are coming from another Christian tradition, or wishing to receive the sacraments of first communion or confirmation. Contact Christopher Metzger at [email protected].
FOLLOW RISC ON SOCIAL MEDIA
In the coming weeks, the RISC Social Media Committee will be working to put out content around our RISC activities and campaigns, with special attention to our Gun Violence Campaign. To be as effective as possible, we need to grow our social media community! If you are active on any of the below platforms, like, follow and share RISC’s posts.
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UPDATE ON COVID
Order A Free COVID Test
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order online via the United States Post Office: special.usps.com/testkits. If you have difficulty accessing the internet or need additional support placing an order, you can call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages – 8am to midnight ET, 7 days a week.
City of Richmond: Weekly vaccine clinic schedules can be accessed here. Appointments are not required, but they are encouraged. You can make an appointment online or call (804) 205-3501.
Chesterfield and Powhatan: Vaccines are available at the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at the Rockwood Vaccination Clinic at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian. The CVC is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Pfizer vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds are available by appointment only.