St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is nestled in the heart of downtown Kenosha, right off of 7th Avenue. Built in 1866, our building, formerly St. George, is the oldest Catholic church building in Kenosha. It has an elegance and grandeur that serves as a perfect setting for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Each Sunday, parishioners enjoy our choir and our 1884 Odenbreet-Abler Organ Company pipe organ during a chanted Mass. If you’re curious about our choir and music, check out more information here! Our commitment to a beautiful and traditional Mass coupled with our prime location has been attracting new parishioners every week, especially young families. We offer religious education from preschool through high school, classes to assist in becoming Catholic, adult faith lectures, Lenten fish fries, and much more! Join our parish to experience Catholic parish life to its fullest!
About our patron saint: St. Elizabeth is the cousin of Mary, the Mother of God. Very little is known about St. Elizabeth, but what we do know is found in the Gospel of Luke in the infancy narratives. Elizabeth was barren, but the Angel Gabriel appeared to her husband, telling that she would bear John the Baptist in her old age. Mary, while pregnant with Jesus, visited Elizabeth, and Elizabeth acknowledged Mary as the Mother of God. It is from this visit that we are given the Magnificat, a beautiful hymn of praise. St. Elizabeth is celebrated on November 5th each year, and she is one of many patron saints of pregnant women.