Sunday Masses
7 am, 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm
 
Saturday Vigil Mass:  5 pm
 
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday:  8:15 am
 
Saturday7 am
 
Adoration with Benediction
Every first Friday of each month.  Mass at 8:15 am Adoaration to follow.
 
Novena to Our Lady
of Perpetual Help
Monday - Friday: 7:50 am
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Every Saturday from
4:00 - 4:30 pm
or by appointment
 
 
Advent Season begins on Sunday, December 1, 2019; therefore, in preparing for Christmas this year here are the upcoming events you might need to plan ahead for.

Advent Penance Service
Friday - December 13, 2019 at OLPH - 7 pm
Several Priests will be available to hear Confessions (all Catholics are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of their spiritual preparation for Christmas).

2019 Simbang Gabi Novena Masses
December 15 at  5 pm
December 16 - December 20 at 7 pm
December 21 & 22 at 5 pm
December 23 at 7 pm
 
 
Dec. 24, 2019 -
Vigil of Christmas
6 pm & 9 pm
Dec. 25, 2019 -
Christmas Day
Midnight, 7 am, 9 am,
11 am & 5 pm
 
 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish is a faith-filled community for all cultures and ages dedicated to building the Kingdom of God. We come closer to God by following Jesus Christ through His Word and the Sacraments. Through the Holy Spirit and with the intercession of our Blessed Mother, we provide a sense of belonging to all God's people through prayer, service and the sharing of our gifts for the praise and glory of God.
 
 
Generous and Loving Creator, you have called us to Malama i ka Makana (Cherish the Gift).  As disciples of your Son, we ask that your Spirit open our minds and hearts to more deeply appreciate your countless blessings.  Increase your transforming spirit within us, so as to nurture our call to stewardship as a way of life marked always by faith-filled prayer, service to others and generous giving.  With the kokua of St. Marianne and St. Damien, teach us to be good stewards so we may return a hundred-fold the makana entrusted to us.  We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen
 
 
 

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Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
       The word “Advent” literally means “coming.”  Let me start my reflections with an event that we have been preparing for.  I would say, this event is a unique “coming” as we continue to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our parish (1969-2019).  I am referring to the “coming” – the Episcopal Visit - of Bishop Larry Silva to our parish this weekend.  He had been visiting us in the past – celebrating the Mass for Confirmation and the convalidation of Marriages and some other important reasons like the celebration of our Golden Jubilee in July this year.  We are blessed with his “coming” this time as a shepherd.  He is coming to have a dialogue with us; he listens as we talk; we listen as he talks.  In his very words: “Going out and talking to the parishioners across the state is one of the ways I can be a better pastor to all the people of the diocese.  It also reminds me of the critical role each pastor plays in the lives of his parishioners. I was also pleased with the commitment and dedication of our pastors, who put great effort in their desire to be true shepherds of their parish communities” (Letter for the Episcopal Visit of Bishop Silva to OLPH, 23 July 2018).
       What makes this “coming” very unique is how the Bishop sees it as a way to thank all of us: “I want very much to offer my thanks to you and your parish leadership for making my first visit a spiritually fulfilling experience.  Visiting the parishes and talking with the leadership and parishioners helped me gain greater insight into the pastoral, sacramental, and spiritual life of these parishes.  It was particularly gratifying to witness the strong commitment of the parishioners to live out their faith and their desire to be true stewards of their parish” (see, Letter above).  Let us show our gratitude to the Bishop in return by actively participating in the activities of this Episcopal Visit 2019.
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      Today we begin the new liturgical year with the season of Advent.  Our readings this Sunday help us to reflect on those that are expected of us as we look forward to a new beginning.  As we usually experience when we begin something, there is always that enthusiasm and eagerness and unexplained joy to start and even look forward to what we want to achieve.  The season of Advent should give us the impetus to start anew and the inspiration to even go beyond what this present moment can offer us.
      What “coming” are we preparing ourselves in this liturgical season of Advent?  Our readings should help us in our reflections.  The First Reading is taken from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah who helps us consider that at this coming we must prepare for Him for “He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples” (see Isaiah 2:1-5).  The Lord is coming a Judge.  So, let us prepare well to meet Him face to face.
       The Second Reading is taken from the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans where he is giving us some specific steps to take to prepare for His coming: “Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy.  Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provisions for the flesh, to gratify its desires” (see Romans 13:11-14).  In preparing for His coming, let us seek and stay and live in the light because we are children of the light.
      And the Gospel gives us this advice: “Keep awake, therefore, for you do not know what day your Lord is coming . . . Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour” (see Matthew 24: 37-44).  It is by the   light that we can stay awake.  It is by staying in the light that we can almost always be ready.  In darkness, we can hide or sleep – but that is not what we want to do when we are waiting for the coming of our Lord.
      Advent is the season that ushers to Christmas.  What makes Christmas lively and colorful is the use of light to decorate the season.  What is Christmas without lights?  The more important question to ask: What is Christmas without the Light?  Jesus is the Light.  We are called to His light and we are challenged to share His light so that the lives of people may also be brightened.
      Christmas comes once a year but let us keep its meaning and lessons in our head, in our heart and with our hands the whole year round.
 
Fr. Edmundo N. Barut, Jr.
 
 
Fr. Edmundo N. Barut, Jr., Pastor
 
Fr. Constantino Atinaja, Jr., Parochial Vicar
 
Deacon Ronald Paglinawan
 
Deacon Eric Kim
 

 

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
91-1004 North Road
Ewa Beach, Hawai'i 96706
 
 
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(Daily Readings from
the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops website)
 
What's New
 
December Schedules
The December EMHC and Lector & Commentator Schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.
 
Master Plan Update
November 10, 2019
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update.
 
 
 
November 30th, Saturday
Bishop's Episcopal Visit
to OLPH
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1
7 am - Mass (Church)
10 am - Infant Baptism
(Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
December 1st, Sunday
1st Sunday of Advent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am,
11 am & 5 pm (Church)
 7:30 am & 9:30 am -
  CCD Classes (OLPH School)
12:30 pm - Town Hall Meeting w/
Bishop Larry (Church)
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church, Breezeway)
 
December 2nd, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 3rd, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 4th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 5th, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
7 pm - LEM 111 - Liturgy and
Sacraments (Church)
 
December 6th, Friday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 7th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
December 8th, Sunday
2nd Sunday of Advent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am,
11 am & 5 pm (Church)
 7:30 am & 9:30 am -
  CCD Classes (OLPH School)
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church, Breezeway)
 
If you have any questions,
please call the
Parish Office.
 
 
Did you know that OLPH Parish offers eGiving using Faith Direct?  Click on the logo below to sign-up for eGiving or for more information.
 
 

Next weekend,
December 7th & 8th,
is Cup of Noodles
or Packaged Ramen
Weekend.
 
Please bring your donations to Mass. Your generosity is definitely making a positive impact to our brothers and  sisters in our community!
 
We also accept other non-perishable items as well. 
Donations can be dropped off at church or the parish office.
 
Mahalo !
 
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