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Friday, July 31, 2015

Saturday
Reconciliation 4:00pm / Mass 5:00pm
 
Mass Sunday
6:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm & 5:00pm
 
Mass Monday – Saturday
7:00am
 
First Thursday Adoration
7:30am - 8:30am
 
Parish Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed holidays.

Announcements

Parish Picnic August 8 • Must register by July 27
Mark your calendar: St. Elizabeth Parish Picnic Saturday, August 8, 2015 Bellows Beach, Waimanalo Air Force Station, Pa... Read More
Vocation Discernment evening for young men considering the priesthood.
Feel God Calling You? Then come to dinner August 11th. Bishop Larry Silva and Fr. Bill Shannon will host a discernmen... Read More
Parish needs half-ton pick-up truck
Our parish is in great need of a pick-up truck and we ask our parishioners and friends for your assistance. The truck will be... Read More
Car Wash - benefit Samoan Choir
You know your car needs a wash ... so come by St. Elizabeth Church campus and let the Samoan choir members wash your car... Read More
Going to Mass with Children
Going to Mass with young children can be challenging, to put it nicely. Despite that, going to Mass with young children ... Read More
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Aloha and Welcome

We are very pleased you are visiting our website as we are here to assist you. If you cannot find the information you need, please call our parish office (808-487-2414) or send your email to stelizabe001@hawaii.rr.com and we will make every effort to help you. Join us on the weekend for Mass. See our "Services Schedule" above. We would love to meet you in person.
 
God bless you+
Father Arnold Ortiz, Pastor,
and Parish Staff
 View our WELCOME video!

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Saturday, August 1
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Saturday, August 1
Teens and Young Adults
Saturday, August 8
Parish Picnic / Pot-luck
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Tuesday, August 11
Is God calling you to become a priest?
Not sure? Need information? Join us for prayer, dinner and information.
Click here for all the details.

Tuesday, August 11
In the coming years, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the 2nd grade. Come to a listening session to find out why this change is being made and how it impacts your parish and family. Read more.
Sunday, August 16
Register after Masses
Grades 1 to 8

 
September 1 to 30
St. Elizabeth Parish is participating in "Give Aloha," Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program. When you shop, make a donation to our parish and Foodland will add to your donation. Click here for details.

Year of Consecrated Life
November 2014 - February 2016
Click here for more information.

Year of Mercy
December 2015 – November 2016
Click here to read more about the Year of Mercy ... a time to heal, to help and to forgive.

Vocation Corner

Have you ever thought you might have a vocation to the priesthood? Click on the image to find some of the answers to your questions:
Contact:
Rev. William Shannon, Director of Seminarians
808.585.3355
800.530.1790 (toll free), Ext. 343
 
Hey, guys ... Yes, the Lord calls men to share in the priesthood. If He calls you, will you follow? Check out this video by clicking on the image. It might help you discern what to do:

Sunday reflection

Listen to a PODCAST by Mark Hart offering a teaching on the readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 2. 


Pray with Pope Franics
Special Intention for August

"Dear Lord Jesus, during this month of August, we lift up all volunteers in order that they may give of themselves generously to the service of those in need. Give us your eyes, hands, and heart so that we may reach out to anyone marginalized. Dear Lord, we ask that we may learn to be neighbors to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society."


The EDGE is a youth ministry for middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th grade) coming to our parish Saturday mornings beginning September 19, 2015. We invite ALL middle school students of our parish to join us for this exciting way to learn and live our Catholic Faith. See our VIDEO.

Life Teen is an awesome youth ministry for high school teens. It's an exciting way for teens to experience our Catholic Faith with games, skits, music, teachings while you meet new friends. Life Teen is coming to our parish in the Fall 2015. Stay tuned here for details. See our promotional VIDEO.


     Register in our parish! We sincerely WELCOME our new parishioners. We are happy you made St. Elizabeth Parish your spiritual home. You can register two ways:
     Visit our "Welcome table" in our church to find registration forms or click HERE to see more information about this ministry and to download a registration form which you can return to us by placing it in the basket on the "Welcome Table" or mail it to us at your convenience.

     Register for email alerts!
     At the top right of this home page, click on "Register" and sign up to receive either daily or weekly alerts and we'll send the latest parish news directly to your email address. 


Download the READY HAWAII app for mobile devices to help you plan and prepare for natural diasters. Read more. Also click here for Red Cross guidelines and hurricane preparedness.

See a VIDEO demonstrating the proper way to receive Holy Communion at Mass.


Have you been away from the Catholic Church for awhile? Faith should touch every corner of our lives. We know it can be intimidating to walk through the church doors, but we've been expecting you. Click on the logo (above) to find the answers to your questions. WELCOME HOME! Read more ....


We are a stewardship parish!

St. Martha
Stewardship Saint for July
 
      Just before Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem, his close friends, Martha, her sister, Mary, and brother, Lazarus, entertained Jesus at their home in Bethany (John 12:1-8). Martha “served,” while Mary anointed his feet. It is in the simple statement, “Martha served,” that we recognize Martha for her witness to stewardship. She isn’t a prolific evangelist, she doesn’t work miracles. She simply serves Jesus. 
     Jesus may have been a frequent visitor to Martha’s home and perhaps this is one of the reasons the Gospel of John reveals to us that “Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary, and Lazarus” (11:5). This unique statement in the gospel informs us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha. And, as another one of Jesus’ visits to Martha’s home affirms, Martha continues to be concerned that Jesus be served. Like any good steward, hospitality was very important to Martha (Luke 10:38-42).
     What is most revealing about Martha is on the occasion of the death of Lazarus (John 11:1-44). Martha takes an active role, going out to meet Jesus to let him know what happened to her brother while Mary stays at home. Jesus assures her that Lazarus will be raised from the dead.
     With courage and conviction, Martha confesses her deep faith in Jesus Christ: “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.” And then Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” When he asked Martha if she believed this, she replied: “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.” (John 11:24-27).
     The feast of St. Martha, a witness to service who confessed her faith in Jesus, is July 29. She is the patron saint of homemakers, cooks, domestic workers, waiters and waitresses, and hotel employees.
 
 

Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. As Catholics, realizing all that we have is a gift from God, we are encouraged to reflect on our blessings, enhance them and share them with others. By giving of ourselves and helping those around us, we are practicing Christian stewardship.

In 1992, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops brought attention to this principle when they published Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response (U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter). Looking beyond financial contributions alone, this document encourages Catholics to live as disciples of Jesus and to share their gifts of time, talent and treasure – more out of gratitude than obligation.

View these videos:

• Our Parish Stewardship Journey - Year One Highlights (by Msgr. John Mbinda, Pastor, St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Parish, Mililani).
 
Dutton Prayer
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Joseph Dutton was instrumental in assisting Fr. Damien of Molokai with the care of the patients afflicted with Hansen's disease. This prayer is for private devotion for the cause of canonization of Joseph Dutton. Send reports and information of favors received through his intercession to josephdutton@rcchawaii.org.
Prayer:
"Come, Holy Spirit, and visit your people in our great need. May Joseph Dutton, who lived in penitential solidarity with those yearning for a complete change of mind and heart in every time and place, intercede for us in our struggle, particularly for _________________. May his total submission to your purifying will in all things encourage us on our own way of conversion. May whatever virtue in him your Church deems heroic clear the way to sainthood for him, for the inspiration and consolation of many. Amen."


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