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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mass Monday – Saturday
Reconciliation 4pm / Mass 5pm
Mass Sunday
6am, 8am, 10am, 12pm & 5pm
First Thursday Adoration
7:30am - 8:30am
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    Mardi Gras is coming February 10!
    This is a fundraiser to benefit four parish ministries: Stewardship Apostolate, Good Samaritan Ministry, Young Adult and Yout... Read More
    March for Life Hawaii 2017
      Friday, January 20 Download the file below "2017 March for Life Agenda" to see the events for the ... Read More

    Aloha and Welcome

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    Friday, February 10
    Ticket sales after January weekend Masses or call the parish office. Scroll down this page for details.

    "Lord, teach us to pray" RETREAT.

    Sat., January 21 and 
    Sat., February 18, 2017

    9:00am - 2:00pm
    St. Anthony Retreat Center, Kalihi
    LORD, Teach us to PRAY. There are many ways to pray! Come discover with Sister Marie Lemert, and Malulani Kamanu some of the riches and diversity of prayer in one or both days of this two-part series. Lunch is provided, free will offering. To register call (808) 845-0065. Flyer available HERE.
    Saturday, January 21
    Come out and support our St. Elizabeth School 8th grade class as they present their car wash from 10am to 2pm to raise funds for their graduation next May. Donation per car is $10. Thank you for your support.

    January 21-22
    Second collection
    For the Church in Latin America and the Black and Indian Missions of the U.S.A. Projects include the work of evangelization, formation (of laity, religious and seminarians), as well as youth ministry and catechesis. Funding is limited to programmatic expenses and excludes building construction except in cases of emergency. 

    Monday, January 23
    Feast Day of St. Marianne Cope
    The Sisters of St. Francis invite our parishioners and friends to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace for Mass at 6pm. The Celebrant will be Bishop Larry Silva and refreshments will be served in the Kamiano Center immediately following the Mass.
    Diocesan Stewardship Day
    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    8:00am - 2:00pm
    Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, Honolulu
    This year's Stewardship Day will feature a keynote presentation by Fr. Andrew Kemberling, Chairman of the Board, International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC). There will also be a variety of workshops presented by national and local experts. More information available HERE
    Register to Mark Clark by January 20, 2017 at or (808) 203-6723.(There is no charge for this year's Stewardship Day thanks to the sponsorship of Our Sunday Visitor).

    Fr. Paul Minchak, OFM Cap.
    + Rest in peace
    Fr. Paul Minchak, OFM Cap., died on Sunday, January 15, 2017. He served as Pastor of Resurrection of the Lord Church, Waipio. Other parishes in Hawaii where he served include Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach; Sacred Heart Church, Punahou and St. Anthony of Padua, Kailua. Funeral services will be held in New York. A Memorial Mass for him will be celebrated at Resurrection of the Lord Church, Waipio, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00pm. Condolences can be sent to his brother, Eugene Minchak, 53 Hunt Ave., Pearl River, NY 10965.

    Thursday, February 2
    Investiture of Monsignor Gary L. Secor
    Bishop Larry Silva invites all to a special Mass Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. In addition to celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (Candlemas Day), we will honor our newly named Monsignor Gary L. Secor who was given the special honor of being a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Francis. His Investiture will take place at the beginning of the Mass. The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is also the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Persons, so we invite all our Religious Sisters, Brothers, Fathers, Consecrated Virgins Living in the World, and Hermits to attend and recieve a special blessing after the homily.
    Validated parking is available in the Century Square Garage off Bishop Street, just makai of Beretania Street.
    February 2, 3 & 4
    Click HERE for details.

    Saturday, February 4
    Priesthood Discernment Dinner
    5:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location to be determined.
    Have you ever thought that God might be calling you to the ministry of the priesthood or do you know someone who has thought about it? Save this date for this Priesthood Discernment Dinner with Bishop Larry Silva. All priests are welcome to attend and bring with them men from their parish possibly interested in discerning the Diocesan Priesthood. The target age group for discerners are juniors in high school and above. For those under the age of 18, parents are invited to accompany their sons, although they can also be dropped off at the venue and picked up at the end of the event.

    February 4-5
    2nd Collection: St. Elizabeth School
    Tuition Assistance

    This is a collection that is very important and special for our parish community because it supports local families who would otherwise not be able to send their children to our parish school which is the primary ministry of our parish. A Catholic education is a powerful and grace-filled opportunity for any child, a gift all of us deeply cherish. Thank you sincerely for your support.

    Fr. Joseph Carroll + Rest in Peace
    Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Father Joseph Carroll. He was a priest of the Diocese of Honolulu, born in Oklahoma on October 28, 1926, who died on January 11, 2017.
    Services: Wednesday, February 8, Visitation 4pm / Funeral Mass 6pm, Carthedral Basilica. Refreshments will be provided at the Kamiano Center following the Mass.
    Burial: Thursday, 10:00am February 9, 2017, Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

    Weekends of February
    The Knights of Columbus will sponsor again a "Baby Bottle Campaign". Pick up a bottle at weekend Masses and return the bottle filled with coins. This year the proceeds raised will benefit the Problem Pregnancy Center. Visit their WEBSITEThank you for your support of respect life issues.
    Friday, February 10.
    "Sharing Mercy, Grace and Gratitude."
    Tickets on sale January 7-29 after weekend Mass or buy tickets ONLINE. A fundraiser gala for St. Elizabeth Parish ministries. For more information and details, click HERE. Come enjoy all the fun and "Mahalo" for supporting St. Elizabeth Parish ministries.
         "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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    God bless you+  Aloha ke Akua+
    Father Arnold Ortiz, Pastor,
    and Parish Staff

    This week's featured CD.

    Take a look at our display of books and CDs on our Welcome Table, available at low cost. In this featured CD, Kimberly Hahn shares with simplicity, grace and wit her practical insights into how to apply the truths of our Faith to everyday life. She offers concrete ways to let the Lord be the top priority in our family's daily life. Enjoy learning about your Faith. When you're finished listening to the CD, pass it on to others who will also profit from learning from it.
    – Jeannine of Cincinnati, Ohio writes this review:
    "Great CD. She reminds us of the importance of our duties as parents to raise and educate our children in the Catholic Faith." 

    “Making All Things New”
    Stewardship and New Year

    Stewardship is a commitment of mind and heart to the Lord; a way of life that needs constant renewal and transformation. This time of year has always been one of looking forward to a new year, reflecting on the changes we need to make in our lives and resolving to follow through on those changes. Perhaps those who seek to make resolutions to be better stewards might find inspiration in the following quick samples you will find in the January 2017 Stewardship bulletin: 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. 

    Get the latest news and events from the Honolulu Diocese for the week of January 17. 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

    1) registration form, 2) Community Service Log, 3) Life Night Schedule 2016-2017, 4) Confirmation Registration
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    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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