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Sunday, July 05, 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.


Welcome, Father Joseph Diaz!
Welcome! We welcome Father Joseph Diaz who arrived in our parish July 1st. He will serve as our parochial vicar throug... Read More
The Catholic Church and the Supreme Court
Parishioners and Friends of St. Elizabeth Parish. The Catholic Church is currently facing a great challenge regarding the ... Read More
Parish Finance Council reports
The last meeting of the parish Finance Council was June 15. In an effort to keep all our parishioners informed, we have poste... Read More
Parish Picnic coming August 8
Mark your calendar: St. Elizabeth Parish Picnic Saturday, August 8, 2015 Bellows Beach, Waimanalo Air Force Stati... 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

Welcome! Whether you are a visitor or new to our parish, interested in becoming Catholic, seeking to return to the practice of your faith, or an active member of our parish, we are pleased that you have come to our website and we will do all that we can to assist you. If you cannot find the information that you are seeking on this website, please call our parish office at 808-487-2414 during office hours or send your email to us at and we will make every effort to help you.
Please join us on the weekend for Mass; you can see our schedule above. We would love to meet you in person.
God bless you! We hope to see you soon!
Father Arnold Ortiz and Parish Staff
View our WELCOME video!

We've been here before ... 

Cardinal George of Chicago often warned against the incursions of an increasingly aggressive secular state, which will first force the Church off the public stage into privacy and then seek to criminalize those practices of ours that it deems unacceptable. Read more...

Catholc Bishops respond to the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

Read Bishop Larry Silva's statement.

Pope Francis presents his encyclial letter "Laudato Sí". The opening words of the document are "Laudato sí, mi Signore" ("Praise to you, my Lord"). There are statements in the encyclical that will successively upset, delight, and challenge most everyone, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Gospel and the Church’s social teachings do the same and have always done so. It will take some time before the Holy Father’s words can be processed, discussed, and appreciated. Read the text. See a video.

Coming Events

Click HERE for details and information.
See a VIDEO about this event.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa
712 North School Street
6:00pm Mass & Reception
Questions? Call 808-585-3347

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 
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.

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:
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 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 5.

Youth Ministry

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. 

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).
Pray with Pope Francis
Special intention
for the month of July 2015.
"God our Father, during this month of July, we lift up all those who serve in politics. May those who have political responsibility at all levels of society promote the highest form of charity. We also pray for our impoverished brothers and sisters in Latin America. May Latin American Christians bear witness to your love for the poor and contribute to a more Christ-like society."

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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