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
 
 
 
THE YEAR OF MERCY

DECEMBER 8, 2015 -
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
 
 
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 CrossChris Dalipe
Acidera
Prayer Service:  Wednesday,
July 27th at  6:30 pm at
Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary
Funeral MassThursday,
July 28th, 10:30 am at
OLPH Church
BurialThursday,
July 28th, 1 pm at
Valley of the Temple
 
 
“Stand, Sit and Kneel”

Throughout the celebration of the Eucharist the Catholic faithful are familiar with certain gestures and postures during the Mass.
 
At the beginning of the Mass during the Entrance Hymn all the way to the Collect (Opening Prayer) all remain standing until after the Collect.  Standing is a sign of respect to authority.  As thus we stand at the beginning and ending of Mass a respect to the priest and his power of authority.  We stand at the reading of the Gospel just as the Israelites stood upright to listen to God’s word.  Standing also “a sign that we are a resurrected people”.  This is us joining in the same resurrection that our savior Jesus, died and rose from the death.
 
Sitting is seen in a posture during the Liturgy of the Word, Offertory and after communion.  Sitting in it’s sense is a sign of teaching (as some bishop’s will preach sitting at the cathedra or the bishop’s chair) but sitting is also a sign of listening.  As we sit to listen to the readings, except for the gospel and also we sit at the preparation of gifts, as paying attention to the gifts being offered for the sacrifice of the Mass.
 
Kneeling became part of the liturgy during the consecration and after Holy Communion for others.  Kneeling was a sign of being a penitent, recognizing our sinfulness and asking for God’s mercy and love.  Kneeling in the medieval times took another meaning as a sign of adoration and respect as we would kneel when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the monstrance during Benedictions.
 
 
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.
 
 
SHARING OUR GIFTS
~ BUILDING OUR FUTURE
 
THE CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $3 MILLION!!
AND WE ARE STILL RECEIVING PLEDGES !!
If you have not made a pledge, it's not too late!  You can still make a difference!
Be a part of history in the making!

MAHALO to everyone for your prayers and for making this campaign a GREAT success!!  And a special MAHALO to the volunteers that helped with their time and talent as well!

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE:  Thank you once again for your generosity and your    faithfulness toward our Capital Campaign.  For those families who chose to make   payments by check, you have received your first statement and payment envelope.  If you have already made your payment; THANK YOU!  You can disregard your letter until the July mailing.  If you have not made your payment, please use the envelope provided and mail or drop it in the Sunday Offering basket.  Remember to make your check out to OLPH-CC.  If you’re  wondering why your payment is being mailed to the Diocese of Honolulu let me assure you that your contribution is safe and will only be used for expenses directly connected to the building or our new church and the renovation of our school.  We have  contracted with HCCF (Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation) to account for all Capital Campaign income.  If you have any questions or concerns please  call the parish of office.
 
 
Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
FAITH AND THE POSSIBILITY OF FORGIVENESS.
JULY 24, 2016

      Pope Francis this week is in Krakow Poland for the World Youth Day celebration.  The message in his homily this weekend calls us to faith: to trust God, to forgive and to pray like Abraham.  He writes: “Faith likewise offers the possibility of forgiveness, which so often demands time and effort, patience and commitment.  Forgiveness is possible once we discover that goodness is always prior to and more powerful than evil, and that the word with which God affirms our life is deeper than our every denial.  From a purely anthropological standpoint, unity is superior to conflict; rather than avoiding conflict, we need to confront it in an effort to resolve and move beyond it, to make it a link in a chain, as part of a progress towards unity.”
 
      The faith Pope Francis encourages us to, is the faith in the power of God. Paul’s message in his letter to the Colossians mentions this same faith; it gave courage to the members of the early Christian church as they were persecuted.  Faith gave them the ability to persevere in the face of turbulent times and the risk of death, times when most people would have given in to renouncing Jesus as the Messiah. Doesn’t this sound familiar with everything happening in the world today and the oppression of religion?  In our present day, we too seek to have faith in the power that raised Jesus from the dead, and the power that forgives all sin, the faith that reassures us that no matter what happens to us here on this earth that Gods’ kingdom will be full of peace and love.  Faith is a gift freely given by God that may be fully accepted, partially accepted or not accepted at all.  For those who seek and accept it, it is given and the potential, as Pope Francis said, for forgiveness is possible.  How do we achieve the ability to forgive? It’s not always easy, Jesus taught his disciples to pray to the Father as if they were in a parent/child relationship and to pray persistently.  Lukes gospel example is of a man who keeps knocking on his neighbors door until he gets what he needs.  If you notice I used the word “needs” and not the word “wants,” there is a distinction there.  The Father knows what we need and will always give us that, but we may not always get what we want like a child screaming for a toy in the store.  So we should pray for the virtue to forgive, and pray persistently.
      Abraham asked God to spare the town of Sodom by being persistent in his request not destroy the innocent along with the guilty if even there were only ten in the whole town that were blameless.  God shows his mercy and forgiveness because of Abraham’s relentless appeal.
      Have faith, trust God, forgive and pray like Abraham.
 
Peace, Deacon Eric Kim
 
 

O Almighty God, whose great power and eternal wisdom embraces the universe, watch over all policemen and Law enforcement officers everywhere.

Protect them from harm in the performance of their duty to stop crime, robbery, riots and violence.  We pray, help them keep our streets and homes safe, day and night.  We commend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous.  Grant them strength and courage in their daily assignments.

Dear God, protect these brave men and women.  Grant them your almighty protection, unite them safely with their families after duty has ended.  Please God, grant us this prayer through Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen!
 

All-powerful and ever-living God, when Abraham left his native land and departed from his people you kept him safe through all his journeys.

Protect the men and women in the military.  Be their constant companion and their strength in battle, their refuge in every adversity.  Guide them, O Lord, that they may return home in safety.  Comfort the families who are at home awaiting their return.  May they be reminded of the love and care of all who live in this “land of the brave and home of the free”.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen!
 
 
Fr. Edmundo N.  Barut, Jr., Parish Administrator
 
Vacant , 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
 
2nd Annual OLPH
Golf Tournament
The donor/sponsor request letter and the tournament flyer/donor/sponsor/player registration forms are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.  To go to the article directly click the image below.
 
 
eGivng is HERE !!!
To make it easier for you to support our parish and the important ministries we provide, OLPH is partnering with Faith Direct – the leading eGiving program for Catholic churches all across the country.  Click on their logo below to learn more about Faith Direct and for information on how to enroll.
 
 
July 23rd, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
1 pm - Wedding:
Ryan Ang & Kathleen Lacar
(Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
July 24th, Sunday
17th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
1 pm - Samoan Choir
Practice (Church)
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
July 25th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass  (Church)
 
July 26th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass  (Church)
7 pm - Combined Choir
Practice (Church)
 
July 27th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass  (Church)
  6 pm - Mass (Church)
 
July 28th, Thursday
 8:15 am -  Mass (Church)
10:30 am - Funeral Mass:
+Chris Dalipe Acidera
(Church)
 
July 29th, Friday
8:15 am -  Mass (Church)
 
July 30th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
6:30 pm - Welcome Potluck
Dinner for Fr. EJ Resinto
(Breezeway)
 
July 31st, Sunday
18th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
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,
July 23rd & 24th,
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 !
 
 
 
The newly ordained Fr. EJ Resinto of the Diocese of Honolulu is our new Parochial Vicar.
 
Fr. EJ will be arriving here at OLPH on Monday (July 25) and will officially start his time and work as the new parochial of this parish.
 
Fr. EJ a local born priest from the island of Kauai was just ordained by Bishop Larry Silva on July 9, 2016 at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.
 
Therefore, in the spirit of hospitality and aloha, we will have a “Welcome Potluck Dinner” for Fr. EJ Resinto on Saturday (July 30) at 6:30pm in the breezeway.
 
On that same weekend at all the Masses, there will be time for food/fellowship after Mass and a chance for you to get to meet and greet our new and young priest.  Also maybe a great opportunity to ask for a blessing from him as his hands are still fresh with Sacred Oil from the ordination.
 
We thank God for the gift of this young man’s life into the priesthood and we continue to pray for more young men to enter the call to serve the Lord of the Harvest in His vineyard.  Let us also keep Fr. EJ in our daily prayers as he starts his new ministry here with us at OLPH.
 
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