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Monday, July 25, 2016

Reconciliation 4pm / Mass 5pm
Mass Sunday
6am, 8am, 10am, 12pm & 5pm
Mass Monday – Saturday
First Thursday Adoration
7:30am - 8:30am
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Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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    Tropical Storm Darby and Mass
    Aloha, Parishioners. Tropical storm Darby is expected to come very close to Oahu Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, bringing... Read More
    Filipino World War II Veterans unite with families
    Catholic Charities Hawaii is reaching out to the Filipino-American World War II Veterans who have petitioned for their adult ... Read More
    Collection for the renovation of the Cathedral Basilica
    Aloha, Parishioners and Friends of St. Elizabeth Parish. On the weekend of July 30-31 there will be a second collection fo... Read More
    Father Robert Phelps publishes new book
    Father Bob recently published an e-book of religious poetry entitled Incessancy, Stories of God. It is his third book. There ... Read More
    Ready for hurricane season?
    Hurricane season June 1-November 1 Are you ready? Click HERE for preparation tips. Be prepared. Read More

    Aloha and Welcome

    Mahalo for visiting our website. If you cannot find the information you need, call our parish office (808-487-2414) or send email to and we will make every effort to help you. Our website is updated regularly so come back soon to visit with us again.

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    Join us for Mass and other events. See our "Services Schedule" above. We would love to meet you in person. Got ideas to share? Let us know.
    God bless you+  Aloha ke Akua+
    Father Arnold Ortiz, Pastor,
    and Parish Staff
    Mission Statement
    We, St. Elizabeth Parish in Aiea, a Roman Catholic faith community in the Diocese of Honolulu, live and proclaim the Gospel through the joyful celebration of the Eucharist in the Spirit of Aloha. We are committed to on-going faith formation, engaging in the ministries of charity, and promoting social justice and respect for life.

    Prayer for the Year of Mercy. See all the details about this Jubilee Year, including information about the plenary indulgence.

    Now through August 1
    Donate school supplies for needy children who attend Aiea Elementary School: back packs, disinfecting wipes, dry erase pens, washable markers (8 per box), colored pencils and ziplock bags (all sizes). Bring donated supplies to the bins outside our church entrance or at the parish office. Mahalo. Sponsored by the St. Elizabeth Parish Good Samaritan Ministry.
    The Good Samaritan Ministry, under the direction of Sister Ruth, is selling bread by Ani's Bakery to raise funds for the "Bread for Hunger Walk". For only $8 you can purchase a loaf of sweet bread, taro or apple cinnamon. Your purchase of a bread ticket will feed two people. Pick up your order of bread Saturday, August 6, from 7am to 11am. Mahalo for your support.
    To assist our Good Samaritan Ministry with preparations for this event for the local community in need, we invite parishioners to bring the following donations: fresh pork chops or boneless chicken for the BBQ, frozen corn on the cob, fruit, Maui sweet onions, zucchini, desserts, wash cloths, soap bars, miscellaneious door prizes. Donations can be brought to the parish office during office hours now through July 27. Mahalo.

    Sunday, July 31
    18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    July 30-31
    2nd Collection
    Renovation of Honolulu Cathedral Basilica

    August 2016

    Sunday August 7
    19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 4
    Register after Masses for religious education grades 1-5 and for the EDGE grades 6-8. Sessions begin Saturday, September 17, 8:30am to 10:00am. Visit the religious ed website for more information.
    Sunday, August 14
    20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Tuesday, August 16
    Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.
    Sunday, August 21
    21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Vocation Corner

    Pray daily the VOCATION PRAYER. Learn more about our VOCATION CROSS ministry and how you can participate. Read more about vocations and discernment.
    Have you ever thought you might have a vocation to the priesthood? Watch this video (Part 1), Fishers of Men, to see how priests have answered the call ...
    Part 2
    View this video description of what the seminary is all about.
    Contact the Vocation Office for the Diocese of Honolulu or contact the priest in your parish for more information about your vocation!

    You need a game plan. Read more.

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    K to 8th grades.
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    Get the latest news and events from the Honolulu Diocese for the week of July 12. Click HERE.

    Pray with Pope Francis

    Special Intention for July/August 2016
         "God our Father, bless all indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, that they will be shown genuine respect. We also lift up the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. May her mission to their continent announce the Gospel with renewed vigor and enthusiasm."

    All our parish youth are invited to participate in St. Elizabeth Parish Youth Ministries. Download the details for grammar school k-5. See information below for middle school 6-8 and high school teens. WELCOME!
    The EDGE is a youth ministry for middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th grade). The EDGE is currently on summer break. Registration will begin in August for the 2016-2017 year. Click on the Religious Education Office "Quick Link" above for more information.
    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, worship and teachings while you meet new friends. See information below to register.

    All Teens Register for Life Teen Sunday sessions here and if you are also preparing for Confirmation preparation you must also register with Life Teen. Confirmation candidates are required to attend the Life Night sessions each Sunday October 2016 through April 2017, following the Sunday 5:00pm Mass. It is a two-year program to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Questions? Send email to


    1) registration form, 2) Community Service Form, 3) 2016 Life Night Schedule, 4) YCL Week 49 Retreat Permission Form

    The Lord blesses the good Steward!
         After many centuries of recounting Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) the story seems to have lost the “sting” Jesus intended for it. At the weekend Masses of July 9 and 10, we will once again hear the proclamation of this Gospel story which reveals Jesus’ encounter with the legal scholar and his response to the question: Who is my neighbor? Perhaps now is a good time to reflect more deeply on Jesus’ teaching and its practical implications for our lives today. 
         In the Gospel story Jesus affirms the legal scholar: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” But the lawyer asks: “And who is my neighbor?” This is the question that prompts Jesus to offer a story revealing the vastness of God’s mercy, and of course, Jesus’ expectation of his followers.
    Read the JULY stewardship bulletin.

         Register in our parish! We sincerely WELCOME our new parishioners. We are happy you made St. Elizabeth Parish your spiritual home. Visit our Welcome Table at the entrance to our church for a registration form or at the top of this page, click on "Resources" > "Parish Registration" and submit your registration online. Or click HERE. It's easy - takes only a couple minutes.
         Click HERE to see why registering benefits you and our parish.
    See a VIDEO demonstrating the proper way to receive Holy Communon at Mass.

    Click HERE for a prayer for the U.S.A.

    Dutton Prayer


    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
    "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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