Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church
Parish established 1912 - Present Church dedicated 1962

Parish Office & Mailing Address: 449 Holyoke Street, San Francisco, CA 94134-1734
Phone: (415) 468-0820. FAX: (415) 468-1457

Church Address (not for mail) - 459 Somerset Street, San Francisco, CA

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2021 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal - goal is $40,000.

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Our generous parishioners have pledged $30,754 to date!


February 11, 2021



Parish News & Announcements

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Fr. Charles Puthota


Fr. Charles Puthota

April 18, 2021

Dear St. Elizabeth Parishioners,

Easter Season: Easter Experience of Dying-Rising: What does Easter mean to us? Obviously, it is not just a one-day celebration. It is a season. What is more, it is a way of looking at things. It's not a way of looking at certain things but a certain way of looking at everything. Because of Jesus' resurrection, we can live our present lives with abiding hope and a sense of freedom. Jesus' dying and rising is at work in our lives so that we can keep dying and rising. Changing our direction in life is a big part of the Easter season. The early Christians embraced the change of life. When the apostles preached who had themselves been transformed, the people who heard them were transformed. The Holy Spirit brought about changes unimaginable. We too may feel helpless about our patterns of behavior or cycles of sin, but the Risen Christ can breathe his Sprit on us and blow away our timidity and doubts, our helplessness and insecurities. The spiritual effects of Jesus' resurrection may be felt and experienced in our daily lives if we but allow the Easter grace to take hold of our lives. What about those dear departed ones from our families and circles of friends? Aren't they all well because of the Risen Christ? Don't they all luxuriate in the endless joy and peace of Easter? Easter, therefore, is profound both for the living and the dead. We cannot view the mysteries of life and death without the vantage point of the Easter mystery.

Our Parish Celebration for 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines: Our parish celebration will be on Sunday May 16 at the 11:30 a.m. Mass with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone presiding. You may recall that Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on March 14 in Rome to mark the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines and urged the Filipinos to "persevere in the work of evangelization." Joined him at the Mass were several representatives of the Filipino Church, including Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the former Archbishop of Manila who is now prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Pope Francis recalled that when the Christian message first arrived in the Philippines five centuries ago, "You received the joy of the Gospel: the good news that God so loved us that he gave his Son for us. And this joy is evident in your people. We see it in your eyes, on your faces, in your songs and in your prayers… I want to thank you for the joy you bring to the whole world and to our Christian communities." The Catholic Church in the Philippines inaugurated the year-long celebration on Easter Sunday April 04, 2021 through the end of April 2022. The theme of the jubilee celebration is "Gifted to Give."

Word of God: Luke, author of both the Acts of the Apostles and the gospel according to Luke, summarizes the life of Jesus as spoken by Peter in the first reading and in the gospel portrays the risen Jesus as dispelling the apostles' fears and showing himself as a living human person, not a ghost. In both the readings, repentance and forgiveness of sins are to be preached to all nations. Our change of heart and God's forgiving love are at the center of our human and Christian life.

Archdiocesan Annual Appeal: Our goal is to raise $40,000. The purpose is to assist the Archdiocese in its mission to preach, teach, proclaim, and to engage in various spiritual, liturgical, sacramental, social, educational ministries. So far, we have raised $31,154. Those who are still considering to give, please do think about it prayerfully. To those who have given, my heartfelt thanks. To those who have donated one percent and more, thank you for your generosity which makes it easier for us to reach the goal of $40,000.

New Sound System and New Website: These are new things in our parish to help better participation at Mass and better communication about our parish news. Hope you are enjoying these new additions to our parish life. If you have any feedback, please do let me know or leave a message at the parish office.

Change of Daily Mass Schedule June 01 Onwards: Because of the interest shown by those who attended daily Mass during the Triduum, I have decided that as a parish we could be praying the Morning Prayer every day before the Mass. Accordingly, June 01 onwards, there will be Morning Prayer everyday (the Divine Office) starting at 8:10 a.m. followed by Mass at 8:30 a.m. Those of you who would like to attend the daily Mass, please note that the Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. instead of at 8:00 a.m. For the morning prayer, "Christian Prayer" books will be provided. This is something new and exciting. Please do come join the daily prayer of the Church before the Mass---June 01 onwards.

Easter Quote: "A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act." ---Mahatma Gandhi.

Joke: One Easter Sunday the Reverend Jones announced to his congregation, "My good people, I have here in my hands three sermons...... A $100 sermon that lasts five minutes A $50 sermon that lasts fifteen minutes. And a $20 sermon that lasts a full hour. Now, we'll take the collection and see which one I'll deliver."


Your Friend and Pastor,
Fr. Charles Puthota, Ph.D.

MASS SCHEDULE during Covid-19
March 24, 2021

INDOOR & OUTDOOR masses require Social Distancing and Face Masking observed.

(Indoor maximum capacity - 50%)

... Sunday 10:00am

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Outdoor with Social Distancing & Masking

Monday thru Saturday 8:00am

Indoor with Social Distancing & Masking

San Francisco County Reopening - COVID-19 Update

check frequently


PARISH SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATIONS

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptism Preparation Classes are held on the first Thursday and third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory. (Adults only please). Pre-registration is required to attend the seminar. Call the Rectory at least one month before desired Baptism date. - Details

Baptatism Registration Form

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

High School Students should call the Religious Education Office for more information.
Adult confirmation is available on an individual basis. -
.Details

SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Call the Parish Office in case of serious illness and before surgery and hospital care. - Details

SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST

Our Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring the Eucharist to the sick or homebound. Contact the Parish Office. - Details

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Saturday 3:30pm to 4:15pm or by appointment. - Details

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

There is a six month period of preparation for the celebration of this Sacrament. Contact the Parish Office to make arrangements. - Details

Faith Formation - Cantwell Hall

Saturday 9:00am to 11:00am. - Details

Parish Office: (415) 468-0820


Rosary Prayer after the 8:00am Mass, Monday through Friday in the Church Chapel.

The following are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19:

Legion of Mary Meeting 5:30pm Monday in the Rectory.

Second Saturday after the 4:30pm Mass: Sto Nino Prayer and Benediction in Mary's Chapel.

Third Saturday after the 8:00am Mass until 3:30pm: A day of Prayer, (1000 Hail Mary's)
Adoration and Benediction in the Rectory.

Light of God Prayer meeting 7:00pm every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at the Rectory.


Rev. Charles Puthota, Ph. D., Pastor

Sandra Mehrwein, Parish Secretary

Patricia Spiteri, Pastoral Coordinator

Lily Codd, Director of Faith Formation

Cyril Deaconoff, Music Director



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Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Code of Canon Law: Table of Contents

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Fr. CHARLES' HELPFUL LINKS

Proclaiming Christ in the culture - WordOnFire.com

The Catholic Bible Online - MyCatholicLife.com

The Spiritual Exercises - IgnatianSpirituality.com

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