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
 
 
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 CrossMaria Q. Ergina
 
Prayer ServiceFriday,
December 14, 6 pm at
Mililani Memorial Park,
Makai Chapel
Funeral Mass: Saturday,
December 15th, 11 am at
OLPH Church
BurialSaturday,
December 15th, 12:30 pm at
Mililani Memorial Park
 
 
Advent Season begins on Sunday, December 2, 2018; therefore, in preparing for Christmas this year here are the upcoming events you might need to plan ahead for.

Advent Penance Service
Friday - December 14, 2018 at OLPH - 7 pm
Several Priests will be available to hear Confessions (all Catholics are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliaton as part of their spiritual preparaton for Christmas)
 
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2018 Simbang Gabi Novena Masses
December 15 &
December 16 at 5 pm
December 17 - December 21 at 7 pm
December 22* & 23 at 5 pm
 
* Bishop Larry Silva will preside over the Mass
 
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Dec. 24, 2018 -
Vigil of Christmas
6 pm & 9 pm

Dec. 25, 2018 -
Christmas Day
Midnight, 7 am, 9 am, 11 am & 5 pm
 
 
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
 
 
As we continue our Advent journey, “I pray always with joy in my every prayer for all of you because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now.  I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ.  God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus” (Phil 1:4-6).  On Saturday, the first day of December, we celebrated the 2nd Quarter Activity of the 50th Anniversary of our Parish with a theme that is centered on Faith Formation.  Although formation is foremost a family endeavor, we have centered our attention to our children to whom faith formation has to be embodied and realized.  For the sharing of our children’s talents and time, we are grateful.  To our parents and teachers, thank you.  To the different ministries that supported the activities, I salute you.  To the members of the 2nd Quarter Team, God bless you.  I can only reiterate what St. Paul said in his Letter to the Philippians, which happens to be the Second Reading of this Sunday, “the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ.”
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       Let us be reminded again, “Prepare the way of the Lord!”  This biblical expression is not new to us but it keeps coming every time we find ourselves in the season of Advent because we are being called to renewal.  If we count how many days more are left before Christmas, the follow up question would be: Are we now prepared to celebrate the Christmas?
       Time flies so fast.  But time should not just be a fleeting moment because time, after all, is gold.   St. Luke, one of the four hagiographers, was very specific of time.  He was a real historian when he put into historical perspective the ministry of John the Baptist, the very voice crying out in the desert.  As a historian, he identified properly the leaders of that time, both secular and religious.  The significance of doing this is that John the Baptist is also established as a historical figure and that his message really reverberated in human history and not just a creation of the mind or an expression of a stirred moment.  The message is real and therefore we have to listen.   The follow up question would be: Are we prepared to listen and accept the message?
       “The word of God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the desert.”  Let us listen to the message because the Gospel establishes well who John is, that he is not just the son of Zechariah but more importantly, the word of God came to him. In other words, the Lord is with him.  He has therefore the authority to say, prepare the way of the Lord!  Interesting enough, this inspiring moment happened “in the desert.”  Very often, we consider the desert as an arid and unfruitful place to be. We look at the desert as a place where there is no life and there is no future to look forward to.  But, John the Baptist gives us an impetus, that “our desert experience” could be a place to actually receive the inspiration to establish who we are and what our ministry is all about.  And so the ministry of John was defined when he went throughout the whole region of the Jordan to do the proclamation.  The follow up question would be: Are you aware of your desert experience and has this desert experience transformed you?
       John went proclaiming “a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”  In the spirit of Advent, John is calling us to repentance.  He calls us to make straight the path of the Lord so that we may also be straightened in our ways.  He calls us that every valley shall be filled so that as we welcome the Lord our emptiness may be filled up with and in Him.  He calls us that every mountain and hill shall be made low so that we may humble ourselves and cut on our pride.  He calls us that winding roads shall be made straight so that we may embrace and follow the way of the cross.  He calls us that rough ways shall made be smooth so that our relationships may not bring friction but rather salvation.  So repent.  Respond to the call of repentance that leads to the forgiveness of sins.  Let us have that change of heart in order to be forgiven, for in forgiveness we gain freedom and liberation in the Lord.
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To all of you, our dear parishioners, especially those who share their time, talent and treasure for us to have meaningful and wonderful liturgies this Advent Season and the Christmas Season: “this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God” (Phil 1:8-11).  Amen.
 
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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91-1004 North Road
Ewa Beach, Hawai'i 96706
 
 
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What's New
 
Master Plan Update
December 9, 2018
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update.
 
December 2018 Schedules
The December 2018 EMHC and Lector & Commentator schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.
 
 
December 8th, Saturday
7 am -The Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary -
Holy Day of Obligation Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
December 9th, Sunday
2nd Sunday of Advent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
CCD Classes -
7:30 am & 9:30 am (School)
6:30 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
December 10, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 11th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 12th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 13th, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
December 14th, Friday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
7 pm - OLPH Advent Penance
Service (Church)
 
December 15th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
11 am - Funeral Mass:
+Maria Q. Ergina (Church)
5 pm - Simbang Mass (Church)
 
December 16th, Sunday
3rd Sunday of Advent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
NO CCD Classes
5 pm - Simbang Mass (Church)
6:30 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
If you have any questions,
please call the
Parish Office.
 
 
 
Soup cans
 
December 15th & 16th,
is CANNED SOUP WEEKEND.
 
  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. 
Donations can be dropped off at church or the parish office.
 
Mahalo !
 
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