Welcome to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church
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Available May 1 thru May 17, 2021
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Vouchers are valid until August 31, 2021
We're Glad You've Found Us
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish is deep-rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and in our devotion to his Church. As Catholics we are part of the profound and rich Christian tradition that unites us with all our brothers and sisters around the world in “one Lord, one faith, and one baptism…” (Eph. 4,5) The Eucharist is at the center of all we do because Jesus is at the center of all we do. We faithfully serve Him and as His disciples reach out to all people with the Good News that Jesus is risen!
We welcome you and as you explore our webpage we hope you are able to find the information you seek. But the One you seek, that we all seek, is Jesus! Come and join us for Mass sometime and experience His loving and merciful presence.
Rev. John S. Pendzick
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 am
Thursday evening 7 pm
1st Saturday of the Month: 9:00 am
9:00 am, 12:15 pm (Vigil: 7:00 pm)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Sunday: 1/2 hour before Mass time
The Feast of Corpus Christi – Procession and Benediction
The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Solemn Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It celebrates the Real Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1324). Central to the feast is the call to Catholics to express love of the Eucharist to the world, to “proclaim on the housetops” (Mt 10:27) what the apostles came to know at the Last Supper. The Real Presence means that we wholehearted believe that Jesus is present, not a sign or symbol, but truly is there! This is why the Eucharistic procession is the hallmark of celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi.
St. Elizabeth’s will celebrate this Solemnity in the traditional way by having a Eucharistic procession at each Mass over the weekend of June 5 & 6. All of our First Holy Communicants and their families, altar servers and Extra-Ordinary Ministers or the Eucharist are invited to join the procession. The 4:30 PM and 8:00 AM Masses will process within the Church. The 10:00 AM Mass will process around the parish grounds (weather permitting). Otherwise we will stay in the church for the procession. All those processing are reminded about social distancing. At the end of the procession we will celebrate benediction with a Blessing from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the Divine Praises and dismissal. We look forward to celebrating this traditional, 700+ year feast with the people of our parish.
School Registration for 2021-2022
St. Elizabeth Regional School is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2021 -2022 school year for Kindergarten thru 8th Grade. Contact the school office for an application. There are limited spots available in most grades.
Call 610-264-0143 for information.
Because We Are Catholic
We need the participation of all our parish families to assist those in need. Remember every gift counts, no matter how small. Please see the bulletin for details in coming weeks.
Message to our Parishioners
January 4, 2021
Morning Mass is held in the main church at 9:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursday evening Mass is at 7 pm. Weekend Masses are 4:30 pm and Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Church has been and will continue to be open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for private prayer.
We will be seating up to seat 50% of the church capacity or 450 people at each Mass. This well exceeds the normal Mass attendance so you should be able to find a seat. For now please sit in the pews that are roped off.
Know that the entire parish is in our prayers during these difficult times!
God does not distance Himself from us...rather, He loves us and is intimately close!
If anyone is in need of prayers, confession or the last rites, please contact the emergency mailbox on the parish phone message. We will be notified and will return your call ASAP to see what we can do.
If you would like to donate to help those in need please mail checks made out to St Elizabeth to 618 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052 - marked those in need.
Please continue to support the parish through regular contributions. Thank you to all those who continue to send checks directly to the parish and who have signed up for online giving. We appreciate your generous support. Anyone wishing to donate electronically may do so by clicking this link Ways to Give
God Bless you and keep you safe.
Yours in Christ,
St Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic main church will be open for private prayer, Eucharist Adoration, and confessions during the following hours:
- Daily 10 am – 4 pm – main church will be open for private prayer (7 days a week)
- Sunday Mass will continue to be posted to Facebook, You Tube and our website
- Saturday Confessions 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Parish Office is closed to visitors, however we are answering the phone and accepting drops offs between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm: we request visits to the office be restricted to necessary drop offs at this time.
And check out Dusty's page under the Home tab menu........
Fr Pendzick, Fr, Joji and Deacon Mike
Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer
Tithing During the Corona Virus
- To continue your regular tithing during this time of the Corona Virus, consider using on-line giving. Click here to be taken to the St. Elizabeth online portal.
Enter the amount that you wish to donate via credit card, and push Go. You will be directed to a screen where you can securely input your credit card information. You can make this a one-time or a recurring donation. You are in control.
- To have funds directly deducted from your bank account on an ongoing basis, click here, print, fill out, and mail the ACH form directly to the Church office. Please be patient, it may take up to 45 days for your donation instructions to be implemented.
- Donation envelopes can be mailed directly to the Church office. Please be aware that reduced hours and personnel due to the Corona virus may result in a delay in the cashing of checks.