Listed here are Ministries of St. Elizabeth's
Breakfast on Saturdays
Every Saturday morning finds a bevy of volunteers preparing breakfast for and with our houseless friends. Pictured here are the gals of St Andrew's Priory! So many of the houseless are Native Hawaiian, which makes their circumstance especially cruel, since so many of our indigenous people cannot even afford to live in the place their ancestors have thrived in for over 1000 years...SINCE COVID, WE HAVE SWITCHED TO A TAKE OUT STYLE BREAKFAST FROM 7-8 AM WITH A SKELETON CREW TO KEEP CONTACTS TO A MINIMUM. BUT THE FOOD IS DEEELICIOUS!
Each Lent Fr David presents: Learning Our Faith Again, For the First Time. Every Saturday in Lent from 10 am- 11 am! Come learn about Baptism, Holy Communion, the Holy Bible and how we can live our faith in today's world. And year round we have Totally Cool Bible Study that focuses on the coming week's gospel lesson, and we we can apply it to our lives here and now; Wednesdays at 10 am.
Since 2013 St Elizabeth’s has been actively involved in assisting several micro enterprises in Bungoma Kenya. These include Kenyan villagers who grow watermelons, raise bees for honey, nurture cattle, raise goats and who make beautiful crafts. Every Advent our children raise coins and cash for Kenya by wearing scary animal masks while roaming through the pews during the offertory! Last year, in cooperation with the local Roatry Club, we raised enough money for a new permanent well to be created for our friends! Take a gander at the video below!
Outreach & Social Justice
St. Elizabeth's has numerous programs to address the many needs in our community that include a daily food pantry, a hot breakfast for the houseless every Saturday morning, and our newest addition to the St. Elizabeth 'ohana, Wallyhouse, a Catholic Worker house of hospitality. Named for long time social justice and peace activist Wally Inglis, Wallyhouse is the only Catholic Worker house in Hawaii! Click on the links below to visit our Outreach pages.
We are an endowed parish but the endowment covers only about 30% of our annual budget. Therefore we rely on the generosity of our members and fellow travelers who support our mission. Thank you for your generosity! St. Elizabeth's has been nurturing our community since 1902!! We hope to still be doing so in 2102!
We are a multi-ethnic parish that speaks or sings 6 languages each and every Sunday: English, Tongan, Chuukese, Ilocano, Cantonese and Hawaiian. There are five choirs: Bells, Youth, Tongan, Chuukese and Ilocano who make sacred melodies. Eucharistic ministers, lay readers and ushers are always needed and are most welcome!
Thanksgiving morning 250 plates off delight are prepared for the houseless. This ministry began as a family ministry of the Langis, who kindly shared it with our St E's community. Some 40 folks gather really early every Thanksgiving morning to strip turkey meat, cook the veggies and stir the gravy! Then the food is delivered to folks where they live.