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Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

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    Aloha and Welcome

    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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    Join us for Mass and other events. See our "Services 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
    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.

    Support the Cathedral Basilica renewal.

    Prayer for the Year of Mercy. See all the details about this Jubilee Year, including information about the plenary indulgence.

    Sunday, August 28
    22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Wednesday, August 31
    Join guest speaker Sharon Slater and Representative Bob McDermott at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium from 6:30pm to 8:00pm as they discuss the new Board of Education policy regarding sexuality education in kindergarten. Parents will be provided with educational options and resources. This event is FREE. Free registration available HERE.

    September 2016

    September 1–30
    Foodland’s Annual “Give Aloha” Program takes place Sepember 1-30. You can make a donation to our parish through this program. You receive 100% of your donation for your grocery purchase and Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will make a partial matching gift. Use your Makai card and our parish code #78183 when making your purchase at checkout. And remember, donations are tax-deductible and can be added to your year-end contribution statement (present a copy of your store receipt to the parish office so it can be recorded). Mahalo for remembering St. Elizabeth in your financial stewardship. 

    September 3-4

    The Diocese of Honolulu will take a second collection for The Catholic University of America. Your support will enable Catholic University to expand its impact in preparing the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation. The Catholic University of America is unique among universities in the United States – even among Catholic universities. Established by the Vatican and the U.S. bishops in 1887, it is the national university of the Catholic Church. Read more.

    Men of our parish: sign up for our TMIY men’s ministry outside the church after Mass the weekends of September 3-4 and 10-11. Our Fall sessions begin Wednesday September 14. The evening begins promptly at 6:00pm with dinner and fellowship, parish hall, rooms 1 & 2. Join us. You will be blessed. Ask one of our volunteersrs outside after Mass for a brochure that explains the agenda for the Fall program. For more information and registration, email Gary at

    September 4
    23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Sunday, September 4
    Celebrate the canonization of
    St. Teresa of Calcutta.
    "Saint Teresa, pray for us."

    Monday, September 5 (Holiday)

    September 8 / Early Registration
    All youth, parents and youth leaders are invited to this event to take place at St. Ann Parish, Kaneohe, Saturday, October 22, 9am to 3pm. Click HERE for details and registraion form.

    Friday, September 9
    In light of recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, Archbishop Kurtz, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has invited all dioceses across the country to unite in a Day of Prayer for Peace in our communities. Join Bishop Larry Silva on September 9th for a 12:00pm Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on this National Day of Prayer.

    Saturday, September 10
    The Diocese of Honolulu will celebrate the 75th Anniversary with a special 10:00am Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace presided by Bishop Larry Silva. For more information call the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342.

    Saturday, September 24
    Protect our environment by recycling old and outdated electronic waste. Bring your items to Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu from 8:00am to 3:00pm for this is one-day event; items will not be accepted beyond this date. Materials accepted include: computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment, phones, cellular phones, wires. (Sorry - No appliances, TVs and alkaline batteries)
    Time to register your children for Religious Education: 1st through 5th grade and middle school grades 6-8 (the EDGE). Sessions begin September 17. Registration takes place in the hall (Rooms 1 and 2) after Sunday Masses now through September 4. See our website for more information. See below for high school Life Teen.

    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.
    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 August 23. 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). Registration for 2016-2017 begins Sundays after Masses August 7 through September 4. 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 Form, 3) 2016 Life Night Schedule, 4) Diocesan Youth Day Registration, 5) Diocesan Youth Day Permission Form.

    Pray with Pope Francis
    Special Intention for July/August 2016
    "God our Father, bless all indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, that they will be shown genuine respect. We also lift up the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. May her mission to their continent announce the Gospel with renewed vigor and enthusiasm."

    Be a good steward of your parish community!

    We’re still in the grip of a hot and sunny summer, but August brings a wake- up call. By August’s end, visiting relatives have gone home, schools will be open, swimming pools will be closed, and college kids have packed up and left for the halls of academia. What’s all that mean for the Christian steward? As we journey through August, parishes begin to teem with plans and new vitality.

    The parish is where the Church lives, and stewards are the lifeblood of a successful parish. In the parish, we find community and support, liturgy and ritual, sacrament and healing. In the parish, we find a way to give and a way to receive. On a practical level, Fall is the time when parish planning gears up for the seasons ahead. Now, for a Christian steward, is the time to prayerfully consider your own involvement in the life of the parish in the coming year. How might we serve – and be served? The Christian steward knows participation in the parish is a win-win situation, feeding us as we feed others. 

    Read more in the AUGUST stewardship bulletin.

         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.

    Click HERE for a prayer for the U.S.A.

    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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