Pray with Pope Francis
Special Intention for October 2016
Let us join with Christians around the world in praying for these special intentions of our Holy Father.
"Dear Lord Jesus, during this month of October, we pray for our brothers and sisters serving as journalists. May they, in carrying out their work, always be respectful of the truth and have a strong sense of ethics. We also intercede for World Mission Sunday (October 22). May this celebration renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and our responsibility to announce Jesus Christ to the world."
Our Church can guide us to forming our conscience and learning sound principles for voting. Read more.
Your Parish Pastoral Council is at work leading our parish community, reviewing our ministries and leading us closer to Christ. Read more
September 28 – November 6, 2016
40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping people in local communities end the injustice of abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigil. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city – and beyond. Read more.
Are you prepared for hurricane season? Have your home emergency kit always ready, including supples for at least one week. Download the Hawaii News Now
weather app. Read more
Pray 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.
View these inspirational videos about the priesthood:
Fishers of Men, Part I
Fishers of Men, Part II
Contact the Vocation Office for more information. Read more about discerning a religious vocation.
Get the latest news and events from the Honolulu Diocese for the week of October 18
. Click HERE
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). 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 following the Sunday 5:00pm Mass. It is a two-year program to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Questions? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) registration form, 2) Community Service Log, 3) Life Night Schedule 2016-2017, 4) Confirmation Registration
A Stewardship Saint for Our Time
Scientists say that most of us will never experience the full wonder of the star-filled nighttime sky because of the “light pollution” which keeps our modern world too bright to see true night. No doubt, this would have saddened St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast we celebrate October 4. St. Francis left us, along with a deep love for creation, with a spirituality that embraces simplicity and love for the poor. The saint who embraced the glory of creation, Francis is the patron saint of ecology and a model steward for our present age. Always one of our most popular saints, you need only visit a garden shop to see that, even in the midst of secular commerce, you can find a lawn statue of the 12th century native of an Umbrian hill town. Yet like many famous folk, Francis has become somewhat stereotyped, those statues always adorned sweetly with little birds. In reality, Francis was a bold and inspired man, a good steward of creation, who embraced it as bountifully good, emphasizing the original outpouring of God’s love into the world (at a time when the emphasis was often placed heavily on the stain of original sin.) Francis was a good steward of his neighbor. He famously embraced a leper he met on the roadway, even though he deeply feared the disease. When the man appeared to vanish, Francis felt he had encountered Christ himself which strengthened his belief that God is found in all of creation.
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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
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See a VIDEO
demonstrating the proper way to receive Holy Communon at Mass.
for a prayer for the U.S.A.
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 email@example.com
"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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