We are delighted to announce that the former rectory is now a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, named Wallyhouse! Our Catholic Workers are David and Barbara, members of the Third Order of St Francis, an Episcopal lay order that follows the Rule of St Francis of Assisi. Ministry activities include doing the laundry of the houseless, feeding the hungry and creating an arts program directed at our neighborhood youth. Stop by for a friendly hello any time!
This is Moses, an excellent farmer and nurturer of honey bees. While he has great skill and ability in these areas, like many in Kenya, he didn’t have the cash needed to buy a bee keeper outfit and he and his community group struggled with just a few hives. Thanks to the kindness of so many at St E’s, Moses and his group purchased the bee keeper protective clothing, and expanded their hives to 25. They now harvest 50 gallons per season of some of the finest honey ever to pass a human lip! The monies earned are used to help the group members, and the many widows and orphans in the village, with some always set aside to grow into new areas, like cattle raising.
This is Boniface, the trusty school bus and clergy driver who’s up at 4 am every day bringing children from remote areas to school, then driving volunteers to the various villages where micro enterprises are happening. He’s displaying one of the beautiful handmade bags created by the Empower Women’s group.
School is a challenge for children everywhere. When folks are struggling to keep a roof over head and the lights on, it can be even tougher. So, every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, from 3-5 pm, we offer tutoring for kids k-12 in Shim Hall. It’s led by our Youth Minister Melanie Langi and volunteers are always needed! Help give a keiki a leg up and stop by — even if it’s just once a month!
To Whom Do We Belong (Dec. 29, 2013)
Can You Believe It (Christmas 2013)
Cleaning House (Dec. 22, 2013)
Offensive Jesus (Dec. 15, 2013)
John the Baptist (Dec. 8, 2013)
Divine Mud (Dec. 1, 2013)
The King of Glory (Nov. 24, 2013)
Endings (Nov. 17, 2013)
God’s Perspective (Nov. 10, 2013)
The Great Reversal (Nov. 3, 2013)
Cracking Eggs (Oct. 27, 2013)
Justice (Oct. 20, 2013)
An Attitude of Gratitude (Oct. 13, 2013)
Obey (Oct. 6, 2013)
Who Shall We Be (Sept. 29, 2013)
Other People’s Money (Sept. 22, 2013)
Grace (Sept. 15, 2013)
Crushed and Renewed (Sept. 8, 2013)
Like Goes with Like (Sept. 1, 2013)
Pentecost 8 (July 14, 2013)
A Strange God (May 26, 2013)
Us Against Them (May 19, 2013)
Save Me (May 12, 2013)
Welcome Home (May 5, 2013)
A Widening Circle (Apr. 28, 2013)
A New Way to Live (Apr. 21, 2013)
A Complicated God (April 14, 2013)
The God of Peace (April 7, 2013)
Easter2013 (March 31, 2013)
The Great Unveiling (March 29, 2013)
Holy Thursday 2013 (March 28, 2013)
That’s Enough (March 24, 2013)
Things Aren’t Always What They Seem (March 17, 2013)
The Prodigal Family (March 10, 2013)
Mystery (March 3, 2013)
Who You Calling Chicken? (Feb. 24, 2013)
What a Difference a Word Makes (Feb. 17, 2013)
Transfiguration 2013, Feb. 10, 2013
Right Between the Eyes, Feb. 3, 2013
A New King, Jan. 27, 2013
The Weight and the Glory, Jan. 20, 2013
Who (and Whose) Are We? Jan. 13, 2013
Everywhere, Jan. 6, 2013
Thanks to the Ling family, the parish of St. Elizabeth’s enjoyed Labor Day at their beach house in Ewa, a day filled with sun, surf, picnicking and talk story.
A great time was had by the Youth of St. Elizabeth’s as they traveled to Fr. David’s house for a pool party:
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.
In May of 2012, a Regional Baptism and Confirmation Service was held at St. Elizabeth’s, with Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick presiding.
Updated May 31, 2016
To learn a little more, take a look at this slide created by Fr. David Gierlach:
Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE), a Gamaliel Foundation affiliate, is a faith-based grassroots organization in Hawaii founded in 1996. FACE grew out of a sponsoring committee established in the mid-1990s with the assistance of the Center for Community Change. In November 2008 FACE became a statewide organization when our Maui chapter was founded. We currently have a membership base of 27 institutions on Oahu, 24 on Maui, and one statewide institution. Combined on both islands, we are made up of 38 churches, a Buddhist temple, 2 Jewish congregations, 10 community groups and non-profit organizations, and one labor union. FACE’s membership reflects the cultural and socio-economic diversity of our community.
FACE met at St. E’s in March 2012 with an overflow crowd, standing room only, to hear community concerns about affordable housing, the immigration Dream Act and Pre-K classes for our keiki. The Mayor, the Chair of Honolulu’s City Council, State Senators and Representatives were all in attendance and spoke to those gathered about these issues. It was a rousing, uplifting evening and St. E’s FACE folks like Gretchen Jong, Sylvia Rowland and Chris Ling were right in the middle of the action!
Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, was created in 1998 to honor Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, and continue his legacy of giving back to the community.
Foodland has allowed us to sign up for its ONE MONTH MATCHING FUND DRIVE in September. What does this mean, you ask? You can make your PLEDGE payment IN SEPTEMBER to Foodland (have your Ma‘ika‘i card and tell the cashier CODE 78661) and Foodland will match a portion of what you give and send the whole kit and kaboodle to St. E’s!! There is a limit of $249 per family for this campaign.
Hold on to your receipt, drop it in the collection basket with your name on it or give it to Fr. David and we’ll be sure to add whatever you gave through Foodland to your quarterly giving report. Let’s take advantage of an easy way to increase our pledge income!!
To find out more information about the Give Aloha program, please click here.