Welcome to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
We must urgently ask parishioners to please mail your weekly contribution to the parish so that we can pay the bills. Use the convenient PayPal button below (it accepts credit cards, you do not have to have a PayPal account to use it.) Thank you!
If you prefer to donate by check, make the check out to St. Elizabeth Church and mail to St. Elizabeth Church, 14095 Woodland Ave, Guerneville, CA 95446. Thank you!
Deepest thanks to our parishioners and our visiting guests today. We had 71 people in the outdoor church, and we had a sleepless night worrying that we would not have room, with the 6 foot distancing requirement. The unregistered guests balanced out the no-shows, and it all ran smoothly. Thank you Fr. Luis for leading us through these dangerous times, and for the volunteer registration people, set up people, and all others who helped keep the mass sacred and safe.
As a parish with a predominantly elderly membership and a tourist location with a high rate of out of town visitors, during Phase 3 recovery period, we require registration for our masses. Click on the link to register:
4:00 PM Saturday Mass at St. Catherine of Siena, Monte Rio. Lawn Chair Seating if full – (still must register)
9:00 AM Sunday Mass at St Elizabeth Outdoor Church. Please be aware that that we suffer chronic drug and alcohol activity at the outdoor church which increases the risk of infection. Be sure to use your hand sanitizer and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Lawn Chair Seating if full – (still must register)
11:00 AM Sunday Mass at St. Colman Outdoor Church
9:30 AM Week Day Masses indoors at St. Elizabeth Tues – Fri
If you attend the same mass every Sunday, we can reserve seats for you so you don’t have to register every week. Click HERE for more info.
Dr Sundari Mase, Sonoma County Public Health Officer, reassures public of confidentiality of contact tracing.
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We are being cautious in reopening due to the ages we have in our parish. Many are over 65 and I have already asked them to stay home if their health is compromised with underlying issues. Yes, we are strict in our guidelines for knowing who attends the mass so we can say it is safe and eventually relax the protocol, based on the advice of medical authorities.
Thank you for understanding. However, if you disagree with the process, I might suggest that there are other Catholic churches around. We are not keeping you here, you do have a choice. We are not going to compromise our guidelines because you don’t agree; there is always a choice as other people choose to be here and celebrate in peace.
As you join us in thanking God for our safety and health, we pray for families affected by the pandemic and also those people around the world suffering from other calamities.
Peace and blessings,
Mass Sign Up Instructions –
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTION CAREFULLY
MASS SIGN UPS:
- Remember that the Sunday obligation is still lifted. This means any mass during the week [weekdays as well as weekend mass] is as good as a Sunday Mass. Look for days and times that work for you and especially take advantage of the weekdays.
- Sign up for any Mass you want to go. The process to sign up is given below. There is an instructional video at the bottom and the link to sign up.
- Please let others who might not have heard yet that we are offering Mass, point them to the website, and explain to them how to sign up.
Who should not come:
+ Anyone who is elderly and /or compromised in health should not come.
+ Anyone who is sick or showing any cold or flu like symptoms cannot come.
+The dispensation from Mass by Bishop Vassa is still in effect and no one is required to come. We will also still stream the Sunday Masses and other events on our websites rrchurches.com and Facebook.
+ St. Elizabeth outside chapel, Guerneville Sunday mass @ 9 am.
+ St. Coleman outside church, Cazadero Sunday mass @ 11 a.m.
+ Confession are available by appointment only. Email Fr. Luis email@example.com
Or call 707 321 0528
YOU ARE ASKED TO:
+ Keep a 6 – FEET DISTANCE FROM OTHERS AT ALL TIME [Family members can sit together
+ Sit in the assigned pews that have been sanitized and arranged for social distance.
+ Do not touch your face or anything else that you don’t have to.
+ Wear a MASK !
+ Please bring your own hand sanitizers with you
+ Bring a blanket to put on the bench you are sitting
+ Plan to be at Church at least 5 minutes before Mass time to avoid traffic at the entrance.
+ Communion is offered after Mass and it is row by row and you are asked to exit after receiving the Eucharist.
Fr. Luis suggestions for movies and DVDs during the pandemic. With the rain, there’s not much you can do, so enjoy some coffee cake and these great old films and new media!
We understand that many of you are suffering from information overload and we strive to provide content that serves the spiritual needs of the parish at this time. Your feedback is welcome.
Resources for assistance concerning COVID-19 pandemic: www.findhelp.org.
PRAYER FOR THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.”
At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and heal through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another. Heal us from our pride which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” Come to our aid now, that we may experience your healing love.
Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace. Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being
For requests for communion or confession, call the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church office at 707-869-2107.
Fr. Luis Peñaloza is the pastor and welcomes you!
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
Welcome to St. Elizabeth, Guerneville and the Mission Churches of St. Catherine of Siena, Monte Rio and St. Colman, Cazadero
14095 Woodland Ave
Guerneville, CA 95446
Variety Show Goes Virtual for 2020
As you are aware Shelter in Place or Stay at Home mandates are affecting all public events. As a committee, we have cancelled the live event at the Amphitheatre. We are also making a transition to an on-line raffle / auction and hope to make a short video with tributes, memories and some entertainer to post on our website.
So, our plan is to have the 109th Annual Show, even if slightly different – our motto is the “Show Must Go On” and we know that you are all key to doing making this happen.
The event supports three beneficiaries – St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Monte Rio School Foundation, and the Monte Rio Fire Services Foundation.
Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website at: www.monterioshow.org
By making an Act of Spiritual Communion, we express our faith in Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist and ask him to unite himself with us. Here is the Act of Spiritual Communion written by St. Alphonsus de Liguori:
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
New: As of April 23, 2019 St. Elizabeth and its mission churches were verified by Paypal and our processing fee is reduced from 2.9% + 30 cents per transaction to the non-profit rate of 2.2% + 30 cents per transaction. Our parish now participates in the Paypal Giving Fund, Go Fund Me and eBay for Charity. Click on the links below to donate.
What’s the difference?
Paypal Giving Fund charges no fee; generates more than $100 million per year for charities; lists us as a charity making us visible to millions; issues you a donation receipt; you can chose to remain anonymous. Even if you cannot donate, please visit the link and share it via email, Twitter and Facebook (see lower right hand corner of page.) There is a link on this page to the Paypal Giving Fund FAQ page as well.
GoFundMe is free and is the No. 1 free fund raising platform (no platform fee, but there are the usual Paypal charity rate fees charged per transaction.) Paypal verification is the gateway to GoFundMe,
eBay for Charity: eBay raised more than $10 million for families of the 9/11 victims. It provides an opportunity for eBay sellers to donate a portion of their earnings to their favorite charity, and eBay buyers can donate while shopping. Click HERE for more information on this program.
Wedding in the St. Elizabeth Outdoor Church June 23, 2018:
Music by Mariachi Torres (707) 228-0646
The beautiful team of white Percherons, Jayder and Lucky, are provided by www.WineCountryWeddingCarriages.com, Julie Vasquez (707) 971-9660.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) online at https://www.catechismclass.com/about.php. Catechismclass.com also offers classes for adults and children, as well as a series of talks by Bishop
We do not have a religious education program at this time. St. Philip’s in nearby Occidental offers religious education. Click here for information.
There is a contact form below if you would like to join or are moving, or want to subscribe to the email version of the newsletter. This website is a volunteer effort for the convenience of our parishioners and visitors; is not an official publication of the Catholic church.
St. Colman’s Outdoor Church – a beautiful redwood grove, perfect for weddings!
Here is a map showing the location of the St. Elizabeth’s Outdoor Church (Sunday 9:00 AM July 4th thru Labor Day.) You can drive cars down the dirt path for wheelchair access. Restrooms are in St. Hubert’s Hall.
St. Elizabeth’s, Guerneville: Sat. 5:00 PM & Sun 9:00 AM. Enjoy the choir and instrumentalists at the 9:00 AM mass.
St. Catherine of Siena, Monte Rio: Sat 4:00 PM
St. Colman’s Church, Cazadero. The outdoor church is about a half mile before you get to the church. Watch for the sign on the right, after crossing the second bridge.
St. Colman’s, Cazadero: Sun 11:00 AM
For other masses in the area visit the Santa Rosa Diocese website.
Office: (707) 869-2107
Baptisms: By appointment. Preparation classes are required.
Marriages: Engaged couples are required to meet with the priest 6 months prior to the wedding date.
Confessions: By appointment. Call the office.
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Disclaimer: This blog is maintained by volunteer Irene Deem for St. Elizabeth’s Church and is not an official publication of the Catholic Church or the Diocese of Santa Rosa