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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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.


What do "fast" and "abstinence" mean?
  Fast and abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday; abstinence on all the Fridays of Lent.  FASTING ... Read More
Parish Building Committee Members needed
Our parish building committee seeks two new members to advise our pastor when major repair projects are needed for our parish... Read More
Sacrament of Confirmation to be conferred PRIOR to first Holy Communion

Aloha and Welcome

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God bless you+  Aloha ke Akua+
Father Arnold Ortiz, Pastor,
and Parish Staff

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

February 2016

Ash Wednesday, February 10
Mass with distribution of ashes:
7:00am, 8:15am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm

Thursday, February 11
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Includes anointing of the sick.
Click HERE for details.

Friday, February 12,
and all the Fridays of Lent
Pray the Stations of the Cross in our church at 6:30pm followed by Benediction. Never forget the sacrifice Jesus made to free you from your sins. Join us in the parish hall after the Stations for a penitential meal: Lenten Bread & Soup.
If you cannot join us in church Friday evenings, pray at home the Stations of the Cross by St. Francis of Assisi.
Saturday, February 13
Retreat for couples in 1–5 years of marriage
Sunday, February 14
World Marriage Day

Monday, February 15
Parish Office closed today.
Monday, February 15
As the year is still in its infancy, so is our New Years resolution of getting physucally fit for the year. The Office of Vocations is again promoting the Akua Run/Walk for vocations at the Great Aloha Run. If you are interested in participating, please sign up for the Great Aloha Run and then call the Vocations Office at (808) 536-7036 for your Akua Run t-shirt. See the details.

Saturday, February 27
Catholics Reaffirming Life Symposium
Kroc Center, Kapolei
9:00am - 4:00pm
Click HERE for the details.

February 27-28
2nd Collection
For St. Elizabeth School

MARCH 2016

Saturday, March 5
Parish Hospitality
All parishioners are invited to meet for coffee and pastries as we "talk story" about how we can become a more welcoming parish community to friends and newcomers alike. What makes you keep coming to St. Elizabeth's? How can we make our parish more hospitable? We welcome your ideas and participation - parish hall, rooms #1 and #2, 10:00am to 11:00am. Please RSVP by sending your email to or
Lenten Penace Services at 7:00pm
St. Elizabeth, Aiea, Monday, March 7
St. John, Mililani, Wednesday, March 9
O.L. of Good Counsel, Thursday, March 10
Resurrection Parish, Wednesday, March 16

See our video: "Why do Catholics go to confession?"

Saturday, March 12
FREE Caregiver Workshop
St. John Parish, Mililani
9:30am to 1:30pm
Phone registration: 625-7773 or 348-2973

Caring for family members is a big job. Do you need a little help? This event is a resource fair of government and non-profit service providers with featured speakers beginning at 10:00am. Light morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Vocation Corner

Pray daily the VOCATION PRAYER. Learn more about our VOCATION CROSS ministry and how you can participate. Read more about vocations and discernment.
Have you ever thought you might have a vocation to the priesthood? Watch this video (Part 1), Fishers of Men, to see how priests have answered the call ...
Part 2
Contact the Vocation Office for the Diocese of Honolulu or contact the priest in your parish for more information about your vocation!
February 10, 2016
Fast (ages 18 to 59) and abstain from meat (ages 14 and older) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday; abstain from meat on all the Fridays of Lent. Read more.
So what's the Season of Lent all about?
Sign up for FREE to receive a daily reflection for Lent by Bishop Robert Barron.

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) began in our parish 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.
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 October 11, 2015 through April 2016, following the Sunday 5:00pm Mass. It is a two-year program to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Download 1)) registration form, 2) schedule for 2015-2016, and 3) Community Service Form.

Download the Brick Retreat information, including the Introductory letter and permission form.

Be a good STEWARD of the Lenten Season.
 Ash Wednesday is a special day of devotion for Catholics. Churches are packed like no other day except Christmas and Easter. Even though the Church does not designate Ash Wednesday as a holy day of obligation, Catholics flock to receive ashes. Along with this outward sign of the beginning of a season of penitence, we embrace the call to conversion that Ash Wednesday heralds. Christian stewards will greet Lent with the best of intentions. But sometimes, we reach Easter disappointed in our own efforts. Download the Stewardship Bulletin for some suggestions for keeping us on task during this Lenten season:

February 2016 Stewardship Bulletin.

Pray with Pope Francis

Special Intention during Lent 2016

"Dear Lord Jesus, during the Season of Lent, help us to take good care of your creation, the gift you have freely given. May we cultivate and protect it for future generations. We also pray for persecuted Christians throughout the world. May all Christians who, on account of their faith, are discrminated against or are being persecuted, remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the unceasing prayer of the Church."

     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.
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 ....

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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