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 $39,425.


Congratulations and Thanks, St. Elizabeth parishioners for your generosity!


February 11, 2021

Synod 2021-2023 Resources
Opening of the Synodal process
Moment of Reflection and Holy Mass with Pope Francis
9 & 10 of October 2021

Synod on Synodality
Communion, Participation, and Mission

Prayer for the Synod on Synodality

Synod of Bishops will begin in the local Churches

Frequently Asked Questions

Pope launches 2-year synodal path with call to ‘encounter, listen, and discern’

The official logo of the synodal path

Parish News & Announcements


If you missed our December 26th Bulletin or Blog, please review them.

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Fr. Charles Puthota's Blog

Fr. Charles Puthota

January 16, 2022

Dear St. Elizabeth Parishioners,

Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Year --- Focus on Jesus: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord celebrated on January 09th brings the Christmas season to a close. The liturgical "ordinary time" begins from January 10th through February 28th. Then the season of Lent begins March 02nd with Ash Wednesday. The Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar is a kind of technical term to say that this time is outside the special season of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. Though called ordinary, it is still a time when we walk with Jesus and meditate on his teachings and healings as he is engaged in his public ministry. We journey with Jesus from his birth to death, the mysteries of Incarnation and Resurrection. In between these seasons, we open our lives more and more to the mystery of Jesus walking and talking with us. Our Catholic-Christian faith is Christo-centric. Let's keep asking the basic questions: who is Jesus to me in my present stage of life? What does he say to me? What do I speak to him about? How does he enter my thoughts, feelings, words, and deeds? How does he relate to my joys and sorrows, my hopes and disappointments? To the extent we can search for answers to these most fundamental questions, to that degree we'll find ourselves more securely anchored to meaning of life now and into eternity.

A Survey on the life in the church: This weekend and in the next few weekends we will be administering the survey entitled "Disciple Maker Index Survey" as part of the synodal conversation that Pope Francis has initiated. All parishes in the Archdiocese are expected to fill out this survey. I'd earnestly request you to take a copy home and diligently return it after filling it out. Your feedback is much appreciated, and the results will be codified by the Archdiocese and eventually these results will help the Holy Father in assessing the mood and the feeling of the Church all over the world in regard to the mission of the Church in the 21st century. For more information on the synod, please visit our parish website where I have placed some important resources. I'd like to thank Antonia Velasco, Carol Anne Velasco, and Richard John for being the contact persons from our parish in making sure this process is successfully completed from our parish.

Word of God: Wedding at Cana is the charming gospel story this Sunday. There are some insights we could keep in our hearts and ponder over them. One, that Jesus is present in our social events, not just spiritual events. In the church and in our homes and out there on Main Street and Market Street, Jesus is present everywhere. The mystery of the Incarnation is that he inserts himself into the thick of our lives and that has become one with us. He is "on the way" with us. Everything is steeped in sacredness because of his constant and continuous gracious presence. Two, when the party runs out of wine, he is ready to intervene and do something about it. Wine could represent the gift of joy, the sense of well-being, a sense of security. When we run out of joy and energy for life, Jesus is there to replenish our supplies, so that we may experience "joie de vivre." Three, this event foreshadows the Last Supper and the Eucharist, when Jesus will turn wine into his blood and feed us. Four, Mary his mother too is part of the celebration. She is always ready to speak on behalf of us to her son. Five, Mary's instruction that we must do whatever Jesus tells us to do is a reminder always for us to follow Jesus in his words and deeds and become authentic disciples and apostles. Six, John the evangelist calls it "the beginning of the signs," implying that there are more signs to come and in all these signs, there is revelation, epiphany, of Jesus so that we could come to believe in Jesus and receive not just life, but abundant life.

An Inspirational Story --- Two Wolves: One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." (ADM)

Clever Humor:

1. A Buddhist walks up to a hot dog stand and says, "Make me one with everything."

2. I told my doctor that I broke my arm in two places. He told me to stop going to those places.

3. Wanna hear a joke about Potassium? (whether they say 'yes' or 'no'): K.

4. I asked my North Korean friend how it was there; he said he couldn't complain.

5. There's no "I" in Denial.

6. Exaggerations went up by a million percent last year.

7. I used to be addicted to soap, but I'm clean now.

8. I was wondering why does a Frisbee appear larger the closer it gets . . . then it hit me.

9. Have I told you this deja vu joke before?

10. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be …

Think About It: "I wish more people were fluent in silence."

New Year Wish: Hope the New Year 2022 is treating you all with kindness and gentleness. May every hour, every day, every week, and every month of this New Year be filled with God's blessings upon blessings.

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

MASS SCHEDULE during Covid-19
May 13, 2021

INDOOR ONLY - Masses require Social Distancing and Face Masking observed.

(Indoor maximum capacity - 50%)

Saturday 4:30pm


Indoor with Social Distancing & Masking

... Sunday 9:30am


Indoor with Social Distancing & Masking

Monday thru Saturday 8:30am


Indoor with Social Distancing & Masking

Holy Days 8:30am & 6:00pm


Indoor with Social Distancing & Masking



after the 8:30am Daily Masses


4:15pm (before the 4:30pm Saturday Mass)


9:15am (before the 9:30am Sunday Mass)



Please call the Parish Office for more information. (415-468-0820) - Details

Baptismal Registration Form


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


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


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


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


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 8:30am Mass, Monday through Friday in the Church Chapel.

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

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

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

Light of God Prayer 2nd and 4th Friday of the month after the 8:30am Mass

Rev. Charles Puthota, Ph. D., Pastor

Sandra Mehrwein, Secretary

Patricia Spiteri, Pastoral Coordinator

Lily Codd, Director of Faith Formation




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