Monday, April 24, 2017

Our Parish


Mission Statement

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish is a Roman Catholic community celebrating a living faith in the living God. We believe the Eucharist is the source and summit of our vibrant, prayerful worship.

Driven by a belief in the dignity of the human person, we reach out to serve all, to educate in the truths of Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church, and to foster the sacramental life of the faithful.

Inspired by our patroness, we strive to live the greatest of all virtues - charity. We care for the poor, children and the elderly, those cast as exiles and those who mourn. We encourage stewardship through freely giving of our time, talent and treasure.

With open doors and open hearts, we invite everyone to join us on a faith-filled journey toward salvation.

 

A Brief Parish History

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish had its beginning under a different name. Saint David's Church on Springdale Drive, built in 1923, was a mission church of Saint Wendelin Parish in Carrick. Raised to the status of parish in 1937, the growing population quickly outgrew the size of the church. Thus, the pastor Father Henry Immekus petitioned Bishop Hugh C. Boyle permission to purchase several acres of land that bordered on Route 51, once known as "Sacred Acres."

Read more: A Brief Parish History