Save St Elizabeth of Hungary Church, NYC

Paul Pennington
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On November 2, 2014, Cardinal Dolan announced that in a few months Masses and sacraments would no longer be celebrated on a regular weekly basis at the church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. We ask you sign the petition below so that our church can continue to remain open.

Our facility is in good shape, we do not owe any money to the Archdiocese, and we have ample financial reserves to cover any emergencies. In addition to our hearing community, St. Elizabeth’s is the home to the deaf community of the entire Archdiocese of New York. As part of our Mass schedule, we offer a Sunday Mass celebrated by our pastor in American Sign Language. At special Masses during the year, our internationally-recognized Deaf Choir leads hymns and other prayers. Beyond Mass and the sacraments, we also offer various social and support programs for the deaf community, including our weekly Deaf Senior Citizens Group.

Our situation has recently been featured in the media, which you can view at https://www.facebook.com/friendsofstelizabeth

We invite people of all faiths and no faith, hearing and non-hearing to show their support by signing our petition to ask Cardinal Dolan and the Archdiocese to keep our church open.

​​​​​ PETITION​

Dear Cardinal Dolan:

For the spiritual needs of the parishioners of St. Elizabeth of Hungary including its deaf community, I ask that you revoke your Decree of November 2, 2014 so that Masses and sacraments can continue to be celebrated on a regular weekly basis at the present church site of 211 East 83rd Street in the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York.

  • Cynthia Hemmings
    Cynthia Hemmings United States, Bronx
    Oct 03, 2017
    Oct 03, 2017
    Please Save our Church at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Manhattan, NY. Please return for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community with family and friends. It is important to Save that Church. Thank you!!
  • Lorraine Lynn Schell
    Lorraine Lynn Schell United States, Newbury
    Aug 23, 2017
    Aug 23, 2017
    North Wales
  • judy abler
    judy abler United States, Cape Coral
    Aug 21, 2017
    Aug 21, 2017
    save st elizabeth
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 14, 2017
    Aug 14, 2017
    Commack
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