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


2021 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal - goal is $39,425.


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


February 11, 2021

Parish News & Announcements

Saturday 4:30pm Vigil Masses have Resumed!

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Fr. Charles Puthota

Fr. Charles Puthota

August 1, 2021

Dear St. Elizabeth Parishioners,

AAA 1% Circle Luncheon: Save the Date! As a way of acknowledging and thanking you for your generosity, those who donated 1% or more ($400 or more) toward the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal (AAA), I'm inviting you to a luncheon on Sunday, November 7, at 12 noon at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. Please save the date! The parish office (Sandy & Patti) will be in touch with you with my formal letter of invitation for you to be able to RSVP and to choose your entrée.

Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. Masses are attended by about 70 and 140 people respectively. Please do come join! Apart from the fact that the weekend Masses are what the Church invites us to consider as "obligation," there is always the spontaneous sense of joy and gratitude, faith and hope, which impel us to celebrate the memory of Jesus. Do bring your families with you! Let your children and grandchildren too join these Masses as we give thanks to God, get reconciled to God and one another, seek blessings, hear God's word, receive the Body of Christ---and be sent out into the world to help and heal, to comfort and console, to uplift and affirm, to encourage and inspire. To make this world a better place!

Weekday Masses preceded by Divine Office: About 12 to 15 people are praying every day the Divine Office at 8:00 a.m. before the 8:30 a.m. Mass. I'm so edified and inspired by this dedicated group of people. Two months ago, the group didn't know at all how to pray this prayer, with its special format and structure. Now the group has become familiar with this form of prayer. I'm so delighted that these morning prayer devotees have entered the spirit of this prayer. If anyone else would like to join on a regular basis, please do let me know. I'll buy more prayer books for your use (each costing $41.00), if you are able to make the commitment. Also, those of you who are retired, and those who are able to fit the Mass into your daily schedule, please do join the Mass at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. You'll not regret the spiritual nourishment you get from the Word of God and the Body of Christ so that we could all become the Body of Christ, the community of beloved disciples Jesus is calling us to be.

Gospel for Five Consecutive Sundays is about the Eucharist: Let's contemplate the beauty and mystery of our union and communion with Jesus and with one another in the Eucharist.

Pilgrimage to Jordan and the Holy Land in October 2022: Please see the last page for details.

World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Each Year Fourth Sunday of July: Pope Francis has just instituted the fourth Sunday of July each year, which happens to be close to the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, Jesus' grandparents, as the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. This came into effect last Sunday for the first time. The Holy Father speaks glowingly of his own Italian grandparents in Argentina and the great impact they had on his life. While being grateful for their wisdom and love, we as a society have to find ways and means of taking take of them in their senior years, all the more important when they become fragile due to age and various health issues.

Brief Insightful Quotes: "Make each day your masterpiece." - John Wooden. "Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." - Jim Rohn. "You do not find the happy life. You make it." - Camilla Eyring Kimball. "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot. "Stay foolish to stay sane." - Maxime Lagacé. "Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln. "You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt. "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius.

What is Catholicism?: "Catholicism is a tradition that places great emphasis on tradition. It recognizes that the Bible itself is the product of tradition (or, more precisely, of many traditions). Before there were written texts the faith was handed on through proclamation, catechesis, worship, and personal example. For Catholicism, God speaks through means such as these, not only through words but through deeds as well. History in general and the history of the Church in particular are carriers of this divine revelation. Catholicism, therefore, not only reads its Sacred Scripture, but also its own corporate life and experience. As Pope John XXIII (d. 1963) once said, history itself is a teacher." (Richard McBrien)

Catholic Jokes: 1. Little Mary was sitting on her grandfather's knee and after looking at him intently for some time she said, "Grandpa, were you in the Ark with Noah?" "Certainly not, my dear," he replied in astonishment. "Then," asked Mary, "Why weren't you drowned?"

2. A newly ordained priest had just finished his first Nuptial Mass without making any mistakes in the ceremony. He looked down upon the bride and bridegroom with relief and satisfaction as he raised his arms for the final blessing and said, "This marriage is ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord."

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)



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). Preregistration is required to attend the seminar. Call the Rectory at least one month before desired Baptism date. - 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 8:00am Mass, Monday through Friday in the Church Chapel.

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, Secretary

Patricia Spiteri, Pastoral Coordinator

Lily Codd, Director of Faith Formation




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