Save St Elizabeth of Hungary Church, NYC
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.
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.