Welcome to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Welcome to St. Elizabeth Catholic Parish! We invite you to join us at an upcoming Mass or church event to experience what it means to be a part of our parish community. We are actively sharing Christ's message of unity, love, and service to our parish, community, and world. St. Elizabeth is a Roman Catholic Parish located in the Highland Park area of the City of Richmond, Virginia, operating as a part of the Catholic Dioceses of Richmond. We are the parish home for a vibrant faith-filled community, many of whom have worshiped and learned as part of the St. Elizabeth community for generations.

While these parish families represent a strong, continuous thread in our parish history, all are welcome at St. Elizabeth and encouraged to join our parish community as we serve the Lord through worship and prayer, service to others and social activities. At St. Elizabeth, you’ll find a community of people with shared values, shared affection, and shared commitment. Again, we invite you to please join us in person by attending Mass at the church located at 2712 2nd Avenue Richmond, VA. 23222. each Sunday Morning at 9 AM and on Wednesdays at the rectory at 6:30 PM. Experience what it means to be a part of our parish community.


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Meet Our Celebrant

Rev. James M. Arsenault

Parochial Vicar


Fr. Jim is pleased to serve at St. Elizabeth, enjoys the diversity of the community and hopes to remain there and watch their continued growth.

Fr. Jim has been a priest for twenty-five years; ordained in the Diocese of Richmond by Bishop Walter Sullivan. He attended Sacred Heart Seminary College in Detroit, MI, St. John’s Seminary in Plymouth, MI and Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master’s of Divinity. He is Parochial Vicar at St. Michael in Glen Allen, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and affiliated with St. Mary Catholic Church. His family resides in Naples, Florida. Fr. Jim’s hobbies include golf and yoga.

Fr. Jim is available for confession on Wednesday's at 6:00 PM or by appointment

“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” - Matthew 7:7

Testimonials

God has impacted many lives through St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Here are a few words from some of those people.
If you have been blessed by St. Elizabeth Church in any way, click here to add your story to the list of many shared with us.

Wonderful church, love the choir. Everyone is so friendly and caring. The pastor, Fr. Jim is wonderful and sincere.

Jerry Bogin

When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.

Luke 9:11