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Sunday, March 26, 2017

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

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    Job Opportunity - Parish Housekeeping
    Parish Office seeks to hire part-time housekeeper, three days per week to start. Begin immediately. For details and to apply,... Read More
    Bishop's Circle
    The 2016-2017 Bishop's Circle Appeal is a special invitation to join Bishop Larry Silva as a fellow Steward of the G... Read More
    Church parking
    We appeal to all our parishioners to park only in designated areas, where the white parking stall lines are painted on the pa... Read More
    Electronic Offertory coming soon!
    Online or "electronic" giving is coming in April to our parish. Besides being more convenient, there are many ... Read More

    Aloha and Welcome

    We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. We invite you to do something different. Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?

    Mondays of Lent through April 3
    Father Sam presents teachings on the Most Holy Eucharist, the centerpiece of our Catholic Faith. Join him in the parish hall at 6:00pm. Call the parish office (487-2414) to register.

    Fridays of Lent through April 14
    6:30pm, followed by soup and bread.

    Saturday, March 25
    All middle school students of our parish are invited to a one-day retreat here in our parish. Don't miss out on this exciting event presented by St. Elizabeth Parish youth ministries. For more information, call Corie at 798-8134 or send your email to

    Saturday, March 25
    FREE Caregiver Conference
    Honolulu Japanese Culturual Center
    8am to 12pm noon
    Read the details.

    March 25-26
    2nd Collection
    View their website.

    Monday, March 27
    Reconciliation Services
    During the season of Lent, one wonderful element of renewal is making a good confession. Mark your calendar and attend one of these 7:00pm Reconciliation Services where there will be a number of priests present:

    March 29 – St. John, Mililani
    April 5 – OL of Good Counsel, Pearl City

    Thursday, April 6
    All parishioners are invited to attend the Chrism Mass with Bishop Larry at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa at 7:00pm. Read more.

    Ticket sales after weekend Masses through April 8. Proceeds benefit youth ministries. If you can donate water or desserts, call or text 781-4700 or send your email to Also need volunteers to help with the Fish Fry event April 14 from 1pm to 8pm. Full or partial shifts: set-up crew, cooks, assemblers, distributors, runners, clean-up crew, etc. Need service hours? Contact us!

    Holy Thursday, April 13
    Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7pm
    Good Friday, April 14
    Liturgy of the Passion, 12Noon
    Way of the Cross, 6:30pm
    Holy Saturday, April 15
    Easter Vigil Mass, 7pm

    Easter Sunday, April 16

    Saturday, April 22
    Support our St. Elizabeth School 8th grade class as they raise funds for their graduation ceremonies. Car wash is from 10am to 1pm at $10 per car. Mahalo.
    Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23
    Come pray with us in our church: Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration, and Reconciliation 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Read more about this Devotion.

    Thursday, May 25
    All middle school, high school, and college/university graduates are invited. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Kamiano Center next to the Cathedral. Validated parking available at Century Square, 1188 Bishop Street. RSVP your attendance to and read more.

    Parish Office seeks to hire part-time housekeeper, three days per week to start. Begin immediately. For details and to apply, call parish secretary Bernie Teson at 487-2414 or send email to:

    Welcome to Ministry

    Deacon Fred and Mrs. Lina Carahasen
    Bishop Larry Silva has assigned Deacon Fred to ministry at St. Elizabeth Parish effective April 1. Deacon Fred has been serving at Immaculate Conception Parish in Ewa for the past several years. We are so happy that he will join our ministry team here in our parish. Welcome home!
      Bishop Larry needs our help:
    "The mission given to us by Jesus is a very challenging one. While society values what one owns, our faith values how we use it. We are called to be both wise and generous with the valuable resources of our time, talent and treasure. I am grateful for your continuous financial support of the Diocese and our various ministries – which in turn support your parishes, clergy, staff, and most of all, your youth and those in need." For your convenience, look for the Bishop's Circle donation envelopes at our Welcome Table. Let's help Bishop Larry meet his goal. Read more.

    All our parish youth, 1st grade through high school, are invited to participate in our youth minitries. For 1st grade through 8th levels, visit our religious education website for all the details.
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    High school youth ministry. For information, send email to

    Coming Soon!

    April 1-2, 2017

    To download the myParish app,
    click on this icon:
    or follow these directions:
    St. Elizabeth has launched our own free app for iPhone and Android smart phones. GET THE APP NOW by following the directions (above). To get the full use of this app, view this TUTORIAL. This is  a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and much more. We hope our new app will be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Elizabeth's.
    View these tutorials:

    St. Elizabeth School

    Spread the word! St. Elizabeth School is now accepting applications for grades K to 8 for the 2017-2018 school year. Call the school office at 488-5322 to request an application or download the form from their website.

         "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.
         Register online as a new parishioner by completing our registration form.
         Register for weekly email alerts and see our latest announcements! At the top left of this home page under "Weekly Email Signup", complete and submit the form. 
         Join us for Mass and other events. See "Our Church 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

    Someone you know graduating from high school and going off to college soon? We want to help them stay connected with their Catholic faith. Please send their name, email address and the name of the college to Lisa Gomes ( Lisa, Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Honolulu Diocese, will contact their Catholic campus ministry so the campus ministers can contact the incoming students and invite them to their ministries. Our high school seniors are key to the future of our Church. Let's work to keep them connected to their faith as they make their tansition to college.

    Join the Knights of Columbus!
    Attention men of our parish: consider joining the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal order where you will find friendship, prayer and service to our parish, the local community and the Honolulu Diocese. For more information, see our webpage.

    Need a special prayer for yourself, a friend, a loved one? Want to join our parish-wide prayer ministry to join us in prayer for others? Send email  to or call Flo at 284-2889.


    Be a Good Steward of the Lenten Season
    The Lenten season prepares us for the celebra- tion of Easter. It is a time for Christians to embrace prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in a more concerted way. For some it is a time of healing, an opportunity to repair their spiritual brokenness. For others it is simply a good time to cultivate their spiritual lives in a more disciplined manner. The goal of Lenten practices: to prepare ourselves to enter into the paschal mystery of Holy Week with a more humble spirit and determination to follow Jesus Christ. This ancient triad of prayer, fasting and almsgiving offers wonderful spiritual benefits. Being a good steward of these gifts by planning ahead and following through is essential to having a fruitful Lenten experience. 

     Read more.

    Pray for Vocations

         Take home the Vocation Cross. Pray daily for vocations.
         A "Vocation Tree" is on our Welcome Table at the entrance to our church. Take the photo and name of a seminarian currently studying for the priesthood in the Honolulu Diocese and support him by your daily prayer. Mahalo. Contact the Vocation Office for more information. Read more about discerning a religious vocation. 

         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.

    Parish 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.

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