St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

 Sister Elisabeth Memorial Mass held on October 21st, 2018
to commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday.

Celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Mathew Ustrzycki

               

Join us for Roman Catholic Mass - Everyone is welcome!

Mass Schedule:

Sundays at 9:30 am
Monday – Saturday at 8:30 am

Holy Hour – 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month (after the Mass)

Donations to the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church can be dropped off or mailed to 384 Rymal Road West, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 1B8.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church was built in 1982 and  dedicated on June 27th  by the Most Reverend P. F. Reding, Bishop of Hamilton. It was built to serve the residents of the Village at St. Elizabeth Mills (formerly the St. Elizabeth Village) and the surrounding community and is currently attended by visitors and residents alike. The building is triangular which is an unusual shape for a Church, but it reminds us of the most Holy Trinity whose symbol is a triangle. The Church is also directly connected to the St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence (formerly the St. Elizabeth Villa) through a wheelchair accessible hallway. It provides ease and convenience for those resident's who wish to attend Mass or partake in private mediation and prayer.

The St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church houses some beautiful artwork, including 24 stain glass windows. They were skillfully crafted by Dutch artist, Jan Schoenaker and designed by Msgr. C.H. Henkey, PhD., S.T.D. (a Chaplin and resident of the Villa). The stain glass was installed in 1987 and blessed on July 12.  Jan used the same methods to create these pieces as those practiced in the Middle Ages to create the stain glass of the great Cathedrals.  He not only mixed pigments and painted the designs but also fused the glass by blowtorch. Some of the great personalities of more than 3000 years of salvation history are pictured on these windows. The newest addition to the Church is the Corpus that stands behind the altar. It was installed in 2016 and was donated by members of the church community. It was made by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz who is known for his famous bronze sculpture of the Homeless Christ that depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. The three bells (named St. Stephen, St. Ladislas and St. Elizabeth)  have become a staple in the Village and surrounding community. The bells ring three times daily to mark  morning mass for Angelus at 8:00am, at noon and at 6:00pm.

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