Sunday Masses
7 am, 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm
 
Saturday Vigil Mass:  5 pm
 
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday:  8:15 am
 
Saturday:  7 am
 
Adoration with Benediction
Every first Friday of each month.  Adoration at 7 am with Mass to follow at 8:15 am.
 
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
 
 
   2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, a significant milestone for our parish community.  Starting with the June 2018 Feast Day, we will kick off a year long celebration.  Click the link below to read Fr. Ed's letter proclaiming the year long celebration and the events to come.
 
 
 
Praying Hands 2
 
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
 
Small CrossPriscilla N. Campos
Funeral Mass: Saturday,
August 11th, 11 am at
OLPH Church
BurialSaturday,
August 11th, 1:30 pm at
Mililani Memorial Park
 
Small CrossAlfredo T. Damo
Funeral Mass: Thursday,
August 16th, 11 am at
OLPH Church
BurialThursday,
August 16th, 12:30 pm at
Mililani Memorial Park
 
 
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.
 
 
Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
       On 5 August 2012, Sunday, His Excellency, the Most Rev. Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu, was with us here in OLPH Parish for the blessing of the new Rectory at the Ma Ke Kula property.  That was six years ago when the Bishop made sure there is better home for our priests serving in this parish.  I thank our priests and parish leaders who came ahead of us.  They have laid the foundation of what we are trying to realize as our vision, starting with the building and acquisition of that new Rectory.  I like to think of the Parish Rectory as a home, not just a house.  A house refers more to the structure.  A home encompasses not only the building but more importantly the people who live there bound by love and respect and care.  As priests, we usually do not have our respective biological families living with us.  As priests, we have you, our dear parishioners, as our family.  We don’t live together in one structure.  But there is the bond of love, respect and care and we come together in the Church as one family of faith.  I continue to pray that our respective families bring us to Church to meet other families to build this one family of faith.  It is always sad to hear stories when families become the reason why people do not come to Church.
      This Sunday, we continue to reflect on the Bread of Life Discourse found in Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John.  It started with the Miracle of Feeding of the Five Thousand the other Sunday.  Last Sunday, we reflected  on the warning of Jesus to those who continued to follow Him, “you are looking for me not because you saw  signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled.”  They followed Him because of wrong reasons.  When they requested, give us this bread always, Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.”  It is in this context that we continue the Gospel this Sunday.  At the outset of the Gospel, it said that the Jews murmured against Jesus who said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”  Their murmur was a subtle way to protest or simply, they reacted negatively because they could not understand Jesus.  Their protesting minds could not establish how this man, Jesus, could claim that he came down from heaven.  And so they started to dig his family background.  Does your family bring you closer to Jesus? If not, what do you do in order to be closer to Jesus?  To answer these questions, let us consider this scenario in the Gospel: “Stop murmuring among yourselves,” Jesus said to them.  And Jesus started establishing his relationship with the Father by saying that no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him on the last day.  By this claim, Jesus established his divinity and it is by reason of His divinity that He could claim to come down from heaven.  If you are not blessed to have a family that brings you closer to Jesus, then start from yourself and establish a personal relationship with Jesus, the way Jesus established his relationship with the Father.
     Jesus was emphatic on the importance of faith.  His very words say so, “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.   I am the bread of life.   Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.”   Do we have faith in Jesus?  To answer this question, allow me to share what I remember as a message of Bishop Larry who celebrated the Sunday 5:00 PM Mass that day as part of the celebration of the blessing of the new Rectory.   As always, being our shepherd in the Diocese we learn so much from the fruits of his contemplation.   Bishop Larry emphasized the importance of faith, that is, our faith.   To paraphrase his message at that time, he recognized the presence of each and everyone to celebrate the Eucharist for we were gathered because we have faith.   As a people, as a community, we have to celebrate this Eucharist because the world needs this Eucharist.   The world needs you and me to celebrate this Eucharist because the world needs the Eucharist – that is our responsibility!   And so, let us be together to celebrate the Eucharist and continue to receive Jesus.
 
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
 
August 2018 Schedules
The August 2018 EMHC and Lector & Commentator schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Calendar & Schedules" section.
 
Master Plan Update
July 29, 2018
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update .
 
 
 
August 11th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
11 am - Funeral Mass:
+Priscilla N. Campos (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
August 12th, Sunday
19th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
6:30 pm - Life Night (Church)
 
August 13th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 14th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 15th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 16th, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
11 am - Funeral Mass:
+Alfredo T. Damo (Church)
 
August 17th, Friday
Parish Office CLOSED -
Admissions Day
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 18th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
10 am - Infant Baptism (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
6:30 pm - Welcome Pot Luck for
Fr. Ernie & Fr. Jong (Breezeway)
 
August 19th, Sunday
20th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
6:30 pm - Life Night (Church)
 
If you have any questions,
please call the
Parish Office.
 
  
 We thank you for answering our plea to help restock our shelves!
 
  So, next weekend
August 18th & 19th
is CANNED TUNA WEEKEND!
 
Can of Tuna  

Please bring your donations to Mass. Your donation will help feed the hungry in our community!
 
Feel free to donate any other non-perishable items, too.
Drop off donations at the church or parish office.
 
Mahalo!
 
 
MINISTRY FAIR: For the next several weeks we will be sharing with you opportunities to steward your time, talent, and treasure.  Each week our Ministry Fair will display different ministries for you to get involved in.
This week we’re highlighting the Music Ministry, Children Liturgy of the Word Ministry and Lectors Ministry.  Please stop by their Ministry Table after Mass and find out how God might be calling YOU to share your time, talent and/or treasure in this ministry to help serve God’s people and build His Kingdom.
 
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