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
 
 
 
Our CCD classes on Sunday mornings are back in session.  We ask all drivers to PLEASE SLOW DOWN, follow traffic rules and watch for the children.  Let us all keep our children safe.  Please arrive early for the Mass so you will avoid rushing to get into the church.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
 
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
 
 
EMBRACING THE CROSS OF CHRIST

       The passage from the 1st reading taken from the prophet Isaiah speaks about the SUFFERING SERVANT.  The suffering servant acknowledges God’s action in his life.  He knows that God gives him the strength and wisdom needed to fulfill his mission.  He can endure any kind of persecution and humiliation.  He affirms the loving presence of God in times of trials and difficulties.  He thrives amidst adversities.  He is always calm under pressure.  He suffers quietly without complaining and taking revenge.  He remains steadfast in faith because he knows that God vindicates and defends him always.

       The second reading from the letter of St. James focuses on FAITH.  Faith must be accompanied with actions.  Itis not just an intellectual assent on the existence of God.  It is also the expression of care for God’s creation.  It is not only looking above heaven but also looking at the people around especially the poor and the needy.  Faith motivates us to be in solidarity with the “unwanted, unloved and the uncared for.”  It is a commitment to give justice to the oppressed.  Faith is not a wishy-washy thing.  It must lead us to social responsibility.  It is not confined only inside the church.  It reaches us to those in the peripheries.  Faith is not only pass on through words but through deeds of goodness.  It grows in others by attraction, by giving witness to one’s life.  Faith sees blessings even in suffering.
 
      The gospel reading from St. Mark deals with the IDENTITY OF JESUS.  We need to know the truth about Jesus.  Not knowing His true identity could have undesirable effects.  It may lead us to wrong conclusions and expectations.  The disciples misunderstood the identity of Jesus.  They thought that He is a political messiah.  Jesus therefore has led them to the realization that He is the suffering messiah.  It is only in accepting Him as the suffering messiah that the disciples would also accept their own sufferings as a result of following Jesus.  To be Christ’s disciple is to follow Him in the way of the cross.  There’s no fast and easy way of discipleship.  Discipleship has demands and renunciations.  We cannot confess Jesus as Lord and at the same time shun hardships and sufferings.  When we suffer for others to help them restore their dignity, when we are humiliated for faithfully carrying out our mission and when we are scorned for remaining strong in the catholic faith … then we are truly living the cross of Christ.
    
      With the so many controversies hounding our Church today, it is hard to be a Catholic.  It is difficult to profess our faith in the open.  However, what seems hard, love makes it easy.  Love strengthens us in our weakness.  Love gives us hope in our despair.  Love empowers us to do what seems impossible.  True love consists in giving it up for the sake of the beloved.  The shape of a true love is not a heart but a cross.  The cross connotes suffering.  Jesus died on the cross for our sake. The cross…Jesus’ suffering…is the greatest expression of His love for us.
 
      We are therefore called to embrace the cross of Christ.  Embracing the cross…is embracing our sufferings including our smallness, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. Embracing the cross…is embracing with an open heart our suffering brethren.  Our faith compels us to become the present day disciples of the Lord…the suffering servants …lowly yet rich in mercy and compassion.
 
Fr. Jong Atinaja
 
 
Fr. Edmundo N. Barut, Jr., Pastor
 
Fr. Constantino Atinaja, Jr., Parochial Vicar
 
Fr. Ernesto Juarez, 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
 
OLPH Stewardship
Report 2018
Click the link below to access the report.
 
Master Plan Update
September 9, 2018
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update.
 
September Schedules
The September 2018 EMHC and Lector & Commentator schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.
 
 
September 15th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
September 16th, Sunday
24th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Catechetical Sunday!
Commissioning of Catechists
at ALL Masses
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
CCD Classes -
7:30 am & 9:30 am
6:30 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
September 17th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
September 18th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
September 19th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
September 20th, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
September 21st, Friday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
September 22nd, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
September 23rd, Sunday
25th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
After ALL Masses -
Pauline Books & Media Sale
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
CCD Classes -
7:30 am & 9:30 am
6:30 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
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,
September 23rd & 24th,
is TOILETRIES
(HYGIENE ITEMS - Shampoo, Toothbrush,
Tooth Paste & Soap)
- WEEKEND.
 
Feel free to donate any other non-perishable items as well!
Donations can be dropped off at the church or parish office.
 
Your genorsity is helping those in need!
 
Mahalo!
 
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