St. Elizabeth Religious Education Office
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
YES! WE ARE back to School!
The Catholic Faith Formation of our children is everyone's responsibility, and it starts during the child’s formative years. It is essential that we raise them as disciplined, dutiful and God-loving Christians, preparing them for whatever comes their way. And Religious Education is key.
This school year (and perhaps the years to come) is truly a challenging year for all of us. Albeit the opening of the Religious Education (RE) for SY 2020-2021 remains so, it is of paramount importance that in the conduct of our RE classes, the safety and protection of our children come first. That given, guidelines and protocols, upon the recommendations of DOH, CDC and our Diocese, will be strictly observed. Parents, teachers and student briefings will be held on a regular basis to ensure that everyone is informed. May God bless us!
Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
God speaks to us in many ways, especially through the Scripture. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to help children have a better understanding of the Sunday readings, enabling them to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way.
Faithful and Safe
While the COVID-19 crisis remains a critical concern, all are requested to prudently observe the guidelines set forth by the CDC as well as those outlined by His Excellency, Bishop Larry Silva, and the St. Elizabeth Catholic Parish to ensure a safe gathering of our Ohana.
Be well and safe everyone!
Prayer for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Bishop Clarence Silva, 03/12/2020, Diocese of Honolulu
Dear God of all the living, You sent Your Son Jesus to heal us from illness and sin. We turn to His healing power in this time of anxiety over the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus.
St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to the service of those who had infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, "I am not afraid of any disease," because she was confident of Your power to save. At the same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that she and her Sisters would not be infected.
Let us learn from this example to put our trust in You to save us from the ravages of disease and to take prudent measures to prevent its spread. Guide us to know when to isolate ourselves from the possibility of infection, but never let anyone be left without the care and concern of others in the community.
As our Diocese of Honolulu has been dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence, "Jesus, I trust in You." Amen.