Monday, September 21, 2020

St. Elizabeth Adult Faith Formation ~ Beginning in October 2020


Adult Faith Formation begins in October!  Join us monthly on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. You do not need to pre-register!  Click the link below to join.  The password is: church.

Join Zoom Meeting

Passcode:  church

Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

October 5: Our Destiny and Our Origin

November 9: Freedom to Choose the Good

December 7: The Virtues

January 11: The Great Commandment and the First Four Commandments

February 1: The Fifth through Tenth Commandments

March 1: The New Commandment, the Works of Mercy, and the First through Fourth Beatitudes

April 12: The Fifth through Eighth Beatitudes; Social Justice and the Mission of Christian Discipleship

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Please Note: Social Justice Meeting Date and Time This Week ~ Information Provided by Cecilia Hull


The Social Justice Committee will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23, at 7 p.m.

For newcomers, please know that you are welcome.  For the link to join the meeting, please email Connie at:

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Social Justice: Making Good Trouble - RISC House Meetings ~ Info Provided by Cecilia Hull


You have read about RISC and the important work this faith-based group does to advance social justice in the region.  You have the opportunity to MAKE GOOD TROUBLE and join RISC for the new year.

You start by attending a house meeting.  This year, you can zoom into a house meeting from the comfort of your own home.

St. Elizabeth parishioners are hosting virtual house meetings on September 26, 27, or 30th.

This link has the schedule of house meetings and the email of its host:

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Fr. Jim's Jots - Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9.20.2020

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


I am blessed to have your kindness and support this last week while my Mother Pat was in St. Mary's hospital.  She is now in Rehab at Our Lady of Hope and please keep praying that she will be able to return to St. Mary's Woods in the near future.

Wow! ... a Zoom Jazz Festival; what a surprising success!  We raised $25,487.98!  Thanks to all who helped in any way.  Yet again, another example of the love, kindness and generosity of so many good people.  I am blessed to be your priest at Saint Elizabeth!!  Thanks!

We continue the work of the church through our Zoom Masses on Sunday at 10 a.m., Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 12 noon.  Please join us if your schedule permits.  We also offer an in-person Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays and the Rosary several times throughout the week. Please check our website.

The work on the elevator continues;  it needs a new flex hose which is in the machine room.  This hose will bring our elevator up to Code Requirement A17.3.  The cost of labor and materials is $3,043. The work is being done by Otis Elevator.  The Kitchen in the hall has been painted and now we are working to complete the punch list items on the Community Life Committee's work request.  We hope to get a Double oven stove.  Thank you, Pat Cleary for helping.

Please continue to pray for members of our parish who are in nursing homes, rehab centers and home bound.  If you would like to get a phone call or know someone who would enjoy a phone call or visit, please call me at the parish office, 804-329-4599 and leave a message and we have volunteers who can call folks.


Fr. Jim

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

St. Elizabeth's Kitchen - A Work in Progress! ~ Photo provided by Janet Stern


St. Elizabeth's New Kitchen

A Work in Progress

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Fr. Jim's Jots - Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9.13.2020


Fr. Jim's Jots

This summer and during this challenging time of the pandemic, we have not neglected the repairs and maintenance of St. Elizabeth parish.  We have been able to pay for everything thanks to your generosity, insurance from the flood damage, a grant from the Richmond Diocese, a gift from a former parishioner and our Jazz Festival.

Repair and Update

Church Hall -

Repaired and painted hall ceiling, new parish hall floor stripped, water proofed and coated with epoxy terrazzo pattern.  Painted walls and trim, two hall Closets - formerly storage for Jazz Festival items saved and stored in outdoor shed, closets painted and shelves added, one for Kitchen, one for Religious Education materials.

Elevator -

New floor painted, new signs, new lights and light covers, replaced ceiling fan, new chair.

Bathrooms/Hall -

Repaired wall, painted ceiling and floors, installed hand/auto paper towel dispenser and soap dispenser.

Kitchen -

Replaced oven with double oven - work in progress, paint and repair kitchen walls, remove small freezer, added more shelves for storage, paper towel dispenser and hand sanitizer, 2 new steam trays, paint and seal floor, floormats steam cleaned, door re-configured to open out; giving more room to work in the kitchen.

Rectory -

French drain and sump pumps installed, stairway replaced, cracked sewer line replaced, roof repaired, collapsed ceiling repaired, chimney re-lined, boiler and hot water heater replaced.


Fr. Jim

P.S. Please sign up to be part of the "Conversation on Racism" - Date: 10/04/2020 from 2 to 4:30 p.m., via Zoom.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Hailey and Kevin's Wedding at St. Elizabeth, Saturday, 9.5.2020 ~ Photos provided by Connie Hom

Hailey and Kevin's Wedding

September 5, 2020

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Sunday, September 06, 2020

Fr. Jim's Jots ~ Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9.6.2020

Fr. Jim's Jots

Special Thanks to all who helped with the Zoom Jazz Festival.  It was a great success.  Next week, we will have a financial update to share with YOU.  We need some time to listen to good music and relax.  With so much stress and troubles around, please take the time to pause and pray, play and be renewed, to see Christ present in ALL.

This weekend, we mark and pause and celebrate Labor Day.  We are also getting ready to go back to school on all levels.  It will be a challenge in the light of the COVID-19 virus, so please be safe.  We pray for all students, staff and faculty.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please get ready for Religious Education and enroll your family and all children online with the form and info.  If you have any questions, please see the update below and/or contact Liz Wiznerowicz.  We need to have an update of all children for Sacramental programs and every level of Religious Ed.

We pray for all workers this year and in a special way, those workers who are keeping things going during this Virus.

O Lord, our Creator, you imposed a duty on all human beings to work together to build up the world.  Help us to develop the earth by the work of our hands and with the aid of technology, in order that it may bear fruit and become a dwelling place worthy of the whole human family..  Let us realize that we are obeying Christ's command to place ourselves at the service of others in bringing forth a more human world, through your Son Jesus Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Please take the time to thank the workers you meet this week.


Fr. Jim

P.S.  Please sign up to be part of the "Conversation on Racism".  Date:  10/04/2020 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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Family Religious Education will begin this year at the end of September!  There will be two components:  One class each month is just for adults - and you don't have to have children to attend.  The second class each month will be families meeting together and learning together with their children.  All classes will be virtual!

Even if you registered for Faith Formation last year, we would still like you to register again this year.  If you haven't registered with St. Elizabeth Religious Education, and you have children ages 4-19, please register online or look in your mailbox for a hard copy form and return envelope.  

Not registered with the parish?  All families must be registered with the parish to be eligible for faith formation.

Any donation that you can make to help support faith formation costs will be appreciated.  No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  For more info you can email Liz Wiznerowicz at

The following families have participated in faith formation in the last year!  Welcome back!

Bledsoe, Bragg, Braghtly, Cave, Edwards, Geissler, Haines, Jones, Karemara, Khadiga, L'Heureux, Nilandu, Pursley, Schooler, Shishi, Sturdevant, Uwimana and Wiznerowicz.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Tonight's the Night!!! ~ RISC Meeting with Mayor and City Council, Monday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.

We've worked this summer to be ready for Monday, August 31, for a Zoom meeting with the mayor and members of city council on the issues of eviction prevention, affordable housing, and gun violence.  

St. Elizabeth parishioners are invited to join the meeting to be a voice for the poor and those most at risk to gun-violence on Monday, August 31st at 6:30 p.m., by using the link provided.

For more information, contact Deacon Chris at 266-3596 or

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