NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER –  Sunday, February 4

Sunday, February 4, 2024 was the National Day of Prayer for the African-American and African Family. Father James Goode, OFM, composed the prayer. Born in Roanoke, Va., he entered the Franciscans in 1967 . He was ordained a priest in 1972. In 1989 he founded this National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family. He would later become known as the “Dean” of Black Catholic preachers and evangelists, and is said to have preached over 300 major events during his lifetime.

BENEFIT CONCERT – Sunday, February 11

St. Elizabeth Gospel Choir will be performing with St. Bridget Catholic Church Choir and Holy Rosary Catholic Church Choir at St. Bridget’s Church on Three Chopt Rd at 4pm. The concert is a fundraiser for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Society helps our local community with financial assistance, prison ministry, thrift stores, disaster relief, counseling and more. For more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society, visit

VIRGINIA OPERA – Sunday, February 11

Join Father Jim for Sanctuary Road, by the Virginia Opera. This opera is based on the writings of William Still, an abolitionist, historian, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. If you are interested in attending, call 866-673-7282 and mention that you are coming with St. Elizabeth Catholic Church to get the discounted group rate.

ASH WEDNESDAY – Wednesday, February 14

Ash Wednesday Masses will be at 12pm and 6pm on February 14th. During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross every Friday in the church (except for Good Friday) from 5-6 pm. On Good Friday, stations will be at Noon.

PARISH BREAKFAST – Sunday, February 18

Breakfast with the Ancient Order of Hibernians after 10am Mass on February 18th in the Parish Hall.


On February 25th at the 10am Mass, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament will speak on the work they do and their foundress St. Kathrine Drexel. Katharine Drexel (1858–1955) was a philanthropist, religious sister, and educator. In 1891, she founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, a religious order serving Black and Indigenous Americans.


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2023 was an exciting year for our Religious Education Ministry. With your help, 2024 will be even better. Click here to see an overview of Religious Education and their programs. Your Sunday contributions and special giving allowed St. Elizabeth to offer religious education to the growing number of children in our parish. You can make sure we can continue to offer more faith-based programming, field trips, classes and friendship. Click here to make your donation online.


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