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
 
 
Dec. 24, 2016 -
Vigil of Christmas
6 pm & 9 pm

Dec. 25, 2016 -
Christmas Day
Midnight, 7 am, 9 am 11 am
& 5 pm
 

 

Second Sunday of Advent

 

ICC, Ewa - Monday,
December 5, 2016 at 7 pm.

St. Rita, Nanakuli - Tuesday,
December 6, 2016 at 7 pm.

St. Jude, Makakilo - Monday,
December 12, 2016 at 7 pm.

Sacred Heart, Waianae - Tuesday,
December 13, 2016 at 7 pm.
 

Advent Season begins on Sunday, November 27, 2016; therefore, in preparing for Christmas this year here are the upcoming events you might need to plan ahead for.
 
 
2016 Simbang Gabi Novena Masses
December 15 & 16 at 7 pm
December 17 & 18 at 5 pm
December 19 & 23 at 7 pm
 
 
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, is a major feast day and a holy day of obligation.

Please join us Wednesday, December 7th at 7 pm for Vigil Mass and Thursday, December 8th at 8:15 am & 7 pm in the Church for a Mass in our Lady’s honor.
 
 
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.
 
 
Everyday STEWARDSHIP - ADVENT Reflections for the Season By:
Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS
 
The first week of Advent has come and gone!  How was it for you?  Did you challenge yourself daily?  Did you spend more time in prayer?  Did you begin to seriously ready yourself for the second coming of Jesus?  If you did, awesome!  If you haven’t so far, today is a good day to recommit yourself.  “Prepare the way of the Lord.”  Make the season of Advent truly all about Jesus.  Peace, Love & Joy be with you!
 
 
 
Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
       On this 2nd Sunday of Advent, we hear again the familiar call of the voice in the desert, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  The authority of this voice goes back to the prophecy of more than a thousand years passed, “A voice of one crying out in the desert, Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” We know this voice.   We know his message.  It is remains relevant up till this day.
       How are we responding to this voice and his call?  Firstly, let us consider the one we are preparing for.  The level of our response to respond depends on how deep and how much we love that one we are waiting for.  If the person we are waiting for is our all in all, then by all means we invest our time, talent and treasure in the preparation and in the actual welcoming of this person we are waiting for.  If the person we are waiting for is just one from among the unknown and not really an acquaintance, then the level of our commitment to prepare and to welcome this person may even be taken for granted.   So, the level of our relationship and more specifically our love with that we are trying to welcome determines our response.  John the Baptist was very clear with the one we are preparing for in these words: “Prepare the way of the Lord.”  If we have an established relationship and therefore love the person of the Lord, I bet we do all our best to prepare and welcome Him.
       Secondly, let us consider the one calling the preparation, that is, the messenger.  How do we welcome him?  We welcome the messenger the way we welcome the one whom he represents.  We know the messenger.  He is John the Baptist. He is the fulfillment of a prophecy.  His identity in the prophecy is determined by the call to prepare.  This preparation entails making straight the path of the Lord.  His relationship with the Lord, he made it very clear: “the one who is coming after me is mightier than I.   I am not worthy to carry his sandals.”  As a messenger, John the Baptist did not say, “Prepare my way.”  If he was selfish, he could have drawn the people to himself but he did not.  If he was an opportunist, he could have called attention towards himself but he did not.  He directed all to the Lord.  He stood for the truth.  He did not pretend to be somebody else.  He proclaimed the truth and died because of the Truth – Christ Jesus.   Today, we need more real and true messengers like John the Baptist.  His voice was a loud cry, not a dying whisper!
       Thirdly, let us consider the call to prepare.  In his own words, John the Baptist used one word – “Repent.”  “Repent” is a perennial message we hear every time we are in the season of Advent.  It is a constant and continuous message.  Why?  It is because the story of our salvation is not only the mystery of the incarnation but also includes the mystery of our redemption.  Man has fallen and there is the recurring human weakness.  It is therefore important to be reminded constantly and continuously the need for man to repent and make straight his own life to welcome the Lord.  The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy culminated with the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King 2016.  Does the mercy of God then ended with this jubilee?  The mercy of God is not and will not be limited within the ambit of a one-year celebration.  The mercy of God continues to be imparted to those who respond well to the call of John the Baptist – Repent!  So, when we hear the call, “Repent” – it is actually a message of hope.  We might have fallen but he is offering us hope.  The message of hope is well explained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “We can therefore hope in the glory of heaven promised by God to those who love him and do his will.  In every circumstance, each one of us should hope, with the grace of God, to persevere to the end and to obtain the joy of heaven, as God’s eternal reward for the good works accomplished with the grace of Christ” (CCC, 1821).  A prerequisite of repentance is the virtue of humility.  John the Baptist is an embodiment of this virtue.  He expressed his humility by acknowledging that he is not worthy to unfasten the sandals of the one whom he is preparing for.
      In addition to the call to “repent”, in this same Gospel, John the Baptist has this challenge: “Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance!”  It is not just a matter of uttering words.  There should be concrete results of our change of heart.  The Prophet Isaiah mentioned in the First Reading about a “shoot that shall sprout from the stump of Jesse and from his roots a bud shall blossom.”  It is symbolic of new life, of hope and the bearing of good fruit.  It is said that by their fruits you shall know them.  When we truly repent then it is reflected in our words and actions and in our whole being.  St. Paul in the Second Reading from his Letter to the Romans spoke of harmony with one another.   He encouraged his listeners to welcome one another as Christ welcomed them for the glory of God.  Let us then work together so that we can sing praises to His name as we continue our journey this season of Advent.
 
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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(Daily Readings from
the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops website)
 
What's New
 
December Schedules
The December 2016 EMHC and Lector/Commentator schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.
 
Master Plan and Capital Campaign Update
Click the link below to read the latest update on our Master Plan and Captial Campaign (as of October 31, 2016)
 
 
 
December 3rd, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
December 4th, Sunday
2nd Sunday of Advent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
CCD Classes -
7:30 am & 9:30 am (School)
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
December 5th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass  (Church)
 
December 6th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass  (Church)
 
December 7th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass  (Church)
  7 pm - Immaculate Conception
Vigil Mass (Church)
 
December 8th, Thursday,
Immaculate Conception
of the
Blessed Virgin Mary -
(Holy Day of Obligation)
 8:15 am -  Mass (Church)
  7 pm - Immaculate Conception
Mass (Church)
 
December 9th Friday
 8:15 am -  Mass (Church)
 
December 10th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
1 pm - Wedding -
Jesus & Remalyn Osorio (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
December 11th, Sunday
3rd Sunday of Advent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
CCD Classes -
7:30 am & 9:30 am (School)
6:15 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
December  10th & 11th
is VIENNA SAUSAGE WEEKEND!
 

Please bring your donations to Mass next week. Your donations will help feed the hungry in our community!
 
Feel free to donate any other non-perishable feed item too!
You can also drop off donations at the church or parish office.
 
Mahalo!
 
 
FOOD DISTRIBUTION will be on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  This will take place in the Garage conference room.  For more information please contact the parish office at 689-8681.
 
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