Sunday Masses
7 am, 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm
 
Saturday Vigil Mass:  5 pm
 
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday:  8:15 am
Wednesday at 6 pm
 
Saturday:  7 am
 
Adoration with Benediction
Every first Friday of each month.  Mass will be at 6 pm and  Adoration 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
 
 
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.
 
 
SACERDOTAL SILVER JUBILEE OF
REV. FR. EDMUNDO N. BARUT, JR.
 

Holy Father, who, by no merit of my own, chose Fr. Ed for communion with the eternal priesthood of your Christ and for the ministry of your Church, grant that he may be an ardent yet gentle preacher of the Gospel and a faithful steward of your mysteries. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen! (Collect from Mass on the Ordination Anniversary of a Priest)
 
 
Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
      One of the innovations we had to do for the celebration of the Paschal Triduum this year was the priests’ availability of hearing confessions.  Through the years that I have been here in OLPH, more and more people come and approach us for this beautiful sacrament of healing.  There is the common impression that parishioners usually do not approach the priests assigned in their parishes and prefer to confess to the priests who do not know them.  But here, I have experienced that you love your priests and trust them to hear your confessions.  I did not mind having spent more time in the confessional this year.  I thanked God that people are “going back to the house of the Father,” like the prodigal son.
       As we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Easter, we could not but appreciate why this Sunday is called Divine Mercy Sunday.  Many times in our lives, we are like Thomas, who earned the moniker “doubting Thomas” because of instances when we question God, entertain misgivings of His existence and even distrust His wisdom.  The apostles abandoned Jesus, the Teacher and the Master.  They were afraid.  They were not at peace for they were not sure what to do next.  The best they could do afterwards was to lock themselves in, as described by John in his Gospel.  In spite of all these human weaknesses, whether these happened to the first followers or to us today, Jesus continues to reach out to all of us – with and in His mercy.  Let us then recognize this valuable gift of mercy of God to all of us.
        In his Homily on the first universal celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday in 2001, Pope John Paul II, now a saint, emphasized: “Divine Mercy!  This is the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity at the dawn of the third millennium.  The Gospel, which has just been proclaimed, helps us to grasp the full sense and value of this gift.  The Evangelist John makes us share in the emotion felt by the Apostles in their meeting with Christ after His Resurrection. Our attention focuses on the gesture of the Master, who transmits to the fearful, astounded disciples the mission of being ministers of Divine Mercy.  He shows them His hands and His side, which bear the marks of the Passion, and tells them: ‘As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you’ (Jn. 20:21).  Immediately afterwards, ‘He breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’ (Jn 20:22-23).  Jesus entrusted to them the gift of ‘forgiving sins,’ a gift that flows from the wounds in His hands, His feet, and especially from His pierced side.  From there a wave of mercy is poured out over all humanity.  Let us relive this moment with great spiritual intensity.  Today the Lord also shows us His glorious wounds and His Heart, an inexhaustible source of light and truth, of love and forgiveness.”
       The Responsorial Psalm today is taken from Psalm 118.  Three times we hear these words: “His mercy endures forever!”  And so we respond, “let us than give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love is everlasting.”  The Psalmist recognizes “His mercy.”  Let us see how the mercy of God is experienced by those who go back to His fold.  Since they believed in the Risen Lord and experienced the mercy of God, the apostles had to respond to His command: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (Jn. 20: 21).  The First Reading today is taken from the Acts of the Apostles and this aptly described how the first followers of Jesus responded to His commissioning.  The first followers of Jesus “devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42).  The Second Reading reinforces the message of mercy taken from the First Letter of Saint Peter: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . . (1 Pet. 1:3).
       In all these, here is an important reminder for all of us from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it (CCC, 1816).
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      To all those who prepared, supported and led the liturgical celebrations for us to have a meaningful celebration of Easter, again thank you and may God continually bless you for all that you do.
     The Sundays of Lent provided us also an opportunity to continue spreading the Stewardship Spirituality.  Different responses from different levels of Stewardship Spirituality – this is the initial result of the responses from the Stewardship Commitment Cards.  For those who responded or otherwise in fulfilling the Stewardship Commitment Cards, thank you.
 
Fr. Edmundo N. Barut, Jr.
 
 
Fr. Edmundo N.  Barut, Jr., Pastor
 
Fr. EJ Resinto, 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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What's New
 
 
Master Plan Update
(as of 2/28/17)
Click on the link below to read Parish Planning & Building Committee's update on our Master Plan.
 
 
 
April 22nd, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
April 23rd, Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
No CCD Classes
 6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
April 24th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
April 25th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
April 26th, Wednesday
 8:15 am - Mass (Church)
6 pm -  :Mass (Church)
 
April 27th, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
April 28th, Friday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Fr. Ed's
25th Priestly Celebration -
(Okinawan Community Center)
 
April 29th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
April 30th, Sunday
3rd Sunday of Easter
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
No CCD Classes
 6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
If you have any questions,
please call the
Parish Office.
 

Canned Fruit

We thank you for answering our plea to help restock our shelves!
 
  So, next weekend,
April 29th & 30th,
is Canned Fruit Weekend.
(NO glass jars please)
 
Please bring your donations to Mass.  Your generosity is definitely making a positive impact to our brothers and sisters in our community!
 
Feel free to donate any other non-perishable items as well!
 
You can drop off donations at the church or parish office.
 
Mahalo !
 
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