Information about St. Elizabeth is limited. She does have the distinction of being one of the first to know about Mary’s great blessing of being the Mother of God. Elizabeth was barren, but Zachary, her husband, had a vision of an angel. In the vision, the angel told Zachary that Elizabeth would have a son named John. When he doubted this, he was struck dumb. During both of their pregnancies, Mary came to visit Elizabeth and spoke the Magnificat, a hymn of praise. John was born shortly after this visit, and Zachary’s speech was restored. All of this information about Elizabeth and Zachary is found in Luke’s Gospel. Some believe Zachary was murdered in the Temple after refusing to tell Herod where his son John was to be found. Each year, we celebrate them on their feast day is November 5th.
St. Elizabeth parishioners enjoy a Mass rich in tradition. As a result, downtown families are joining our parish. Recently, the parish is full of children, adults, elders, and people in all life experiences. With the grace of the Eucharist, parishioners go forward and bring Christ to downtown Kenosha and beyond.