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Friday, August 28, 2015

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


Meet Seminarian William Pila Tulua
We welcome Seminarian Pila Tulua to our parish community. Pila will begin a "pastoral year" of formation on his way... Read More
Fr. Arnold's father passed away Aug. 24
   Henry Garcia Ortiz June 27, 1921 – August 24, 2015   Aloha, Parishioners of St. Elizabeth... Read More
High School Youth Ministry Registration
  Our High School Youth ministry will begin registering students online August 30 to September 27, with one&... 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
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

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 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!

Reflection for ministry:

How to pray: six tips for a better prayer life. Read more ...

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Sundays, August 16–September 6,
register after Masses, grades 1–8.
Click HERE for details.
Sessions begin September 19.

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.

Saturday, September 5
7:00am - 12:00pm
Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island
1184 Bishop Street
Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation's sixth leading cause of death. It has likely touched members of your family or parish community. The Alzheimer's Association is leading the fight against this devastating disease, but they can't do it alone. Here are three ways your congregation can join the fight. Read more.

September 5-6
National Collection for
The Catholic University of America
Washington D.C.
Providing direct financial aid to students from our diocese.

Saturday, September 19
Join Sister Ruth … support
Hawaii Foodbank’s 
11th Annual Hunger Walk 
Honolulu Civic Center 
8:00am to 11:30am
(Walk begins at 9:00am) 

Funds raised will ensure that our Good Samaritan ministry can continue to provide much-needed food to the less fortunate in our community. Info sheets, sponsor forms and walker registration forms are available from Sister Ruth or the parish office. Cash and/or checks are welcome! Checks may be made payable to "Good Samaritan Ministry-Hunger Walk" or "Foodbank Hawaii - Agency 98143," and dropped in the collection basket.

October 10-11
Episcopal Visit

Year of Consecrated Life
February 2015 - 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:
Rev. William Shannon, Director of Seminarians
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 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30. 

Pray with Pope Francis
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 weather apps for your mobile devices. BE PREPARED! BE INFORMED!

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.

You can also download the Hawaii News Now Weather (HNN) app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in the iTunes app store! The app is also available for your android devices in Google Play. The app is free and features radar, vertical and horizontal map display with looping, the highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available, exclusive Road Weather Index, color-coded weather alerts arranged by severity, 10-day, daily and hourly forecasts. You also have the option of storm and tropical tracks. When a system enters the Central Pacific track it with our app!

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!


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
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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