Returning to Church

WelcomeHomeReturning to the Catholic church occurs in many different ways. Sometimes it’s dramatic and prompted by trauma; other times it is a slow, silent process taking place over years. Please know that many of us at St. Elizabeth’s have been away and have returned, and that you are most welcome to our church! We offer fellowship and welcome you to our parish.


PeaceCardPerhaps in the beauty of the Russian River you will hear God’s voice, perhaps in the tiny churches of St. Catherine’s or St. Colman’s. Whatever your circumstances know that we as Catholics are praying for each other and aspire to uplift our fellow Catholics in faith. St. Elizabeth’s does offer RCIA and you can get information on the program by calling the office (707) 869-2107.

During Advent and Lent St. Elizabeth’s will host the adult faith formation program CATHOLICISM by Fr. Robert Barron. This course is an ideal way for returning Catholics to build their spiritual convictions. Visit the page on our site for further information.

St. Elizabeth’s has many volunteer opportunities in the parish, as well as with St. Vincent de Paul, the Russian River Interfaith Community for Homeless and Catholic Charities Family Support Center. Their meetings and special events are listed in the bulletin. July6Bulletin Working on volunteer projects is a great way to fulfill your charitable works duties as well as meet other parishioners and network in the community.

Perhaps you would like to share with us the things that have helped you in your faith journey.

A very valuable education opportunity for any Catholic is the Santa Rosa Diocesan Conference. The Santa Rosa Congress will be held Saturday, October 4 th at Cardinal Newman High School. For information and updates contact the Diocesan Dept. of Religious Education (707) 566-3366 or Also check the Diocesan website at


Bless you on your journey!


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