Sunday Masses
7 am, 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm
 
Saturday Vigil Mass:  5 pm
 
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday:  8:15 am
 
Saturday7 am
 
Adoration with Benediction
Every first Friday of each month.  Mass at 8:15 am Adoaration 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
 
 
Roman Catholics
 
Bishop Larry has issued an updated directive (dated March 27, 2020) for the Diocese of Honolulu pertaining to General Directives and Liturgical Guidelines Due to the COVID-19.  Please read the updated directive in its entirety by clicking on the link below.
 
 
In addition, the Diocese Office of Worship has issued a Memoradum (dated March 27, 2020) Re: Directives for the Celebration of the Holy Week-Triduum and Easter during the COVID-19.  Please read this Memoradum by clicking on the link below.  Stay tuned for additional information on how OLPH will implement the directives.
 
 

 
PLEASE READ
Click on the link below for the 2020 Lenten Regulations.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Watch Bishop Larry celebrate Mass without the congregation live-streamed from the Cathedral Basilica at 9:00 am on Sundays. You may access this at www.hictv.com or https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica
 
 
 
 
My dear OLPH parishioners,
 
I am invoking the intercessory prayers of our Mother, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, as I greet you today.  I pray that this MESSAGE finds you and your family in good health and in the safety of your homes and/or in your workplaces.
 
As your pastor, I would like to assure you that our Parish continues to live in hope, even stronger in our faith and more inspired to spread the message of love amidst the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fr. Jong and myself have been offering our daily prayers, the daily Holy Mass and Sunday Holy Mass, in private.  We do all these in compliance with the Memo of Bishop Larry Silva, dated 16 March 2020, and always in line with the CDC guidelines and the directives from our national and local government authorities as we receive them in the news.
 
With the “stay home, work at home” in place, starting last Wednesday for the whole State, we have made radical adjustments on how to serve you.  As we “work at home,” you may still call the office, leave a message in the voice mail and one of us will reply to you accordingly.  When you call for emergency requiring anointing of the sick, leave a message and email: mkim@rcchawaii.org  or you can also email me directly: ebarut@rcchawaii.org or you can also email our parochial vicar, Fr. Jong Atinaja: catinaja@rcchawaii.org.  In addition, we open daily the drop box by the parish office, which is a convenient way for you to drop your letters and Mass intentions.
 
With the cancellation of our public Masses, I have personally seen the drastic effect in our offertory collection, which is the lifeblood to operate the parish.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support through the years. In posting this MESSAGE, I am also making an APPEAL for your continued support so that we can continue our parish operations and the mission of evangelization.
 
I know that all of us are affected with this pandemic that is happening around the world.  So, I am making this appeal at least to those of you who can and have the resources to share to the parish and the school in the spirit of stewardship.  We have already parishioners who started mailing their offerings.  If you have not done it yet, kindly consider enrolling to our on-line giving,   To enroll, search Faith Direct, and look for our parish ID: HI728.
 
“I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3-5).  Again, thank you and God bless us all.
 
Sincerely yours in the Lord,
 
Rev. Edmundo N. Barut, Jr.
Pastor
 
 
Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
                                                “WE’LL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER”
 
My friend in the Philippines said: “ Let us not just wash our hands, we also fold them in prayer.”  During these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we fervently pray to the Lord for strength and comfort.  Whenever we are weary and afraid, we put our trust in our ever-loving God.  We thank Him for allowing us to see another day although some of us did not make it.  We need His grace to keep us get through and navigate this unprecedented situation.  With bended knees, we pray for miraculous healing and a cure for this deadly virus that is taking the lives of our loved ones.
 
Throughout history, Hawaii has weathered many storms.  Over the years, Hawaii has survived different crises.  While we have never faced anything quite like COVID-19, I know that by working together and caring for each other as one “OHANA”, we’ll surely “flatten the curve.”  We are all in this together, we will get through this together.  We stay united to respond to this pandemic.  Let us dutifully follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) and the Hawaii State Department of Health.  We face these challenging moments with the strength of faith, certainty of hope and fervor of charity.  
 
COVID-19 is indeed a threat to human life and global economy.  But there are blessings behind this pandemic scare.  Due to many lockdowns around the world, there are less planes and less cars roaring.  Hence, we have less air pollution.  While we are panicking about the virus, Mother Earth is healing.  COVID-19 is also giving us the precious gift of time.  For a long time, we’ve been complaining: “ We have no time…”  Now, we have enough time to be with the family, to bond with our aging parents, to play with the kids, to pray together, to read books, etc.  We have all the time now to reflect, to reboot or reset our lives.
 
This pandemic reminds us that everything around us is so temporary.  Our lives usually revolve around work, travel, malls, movies and social gatherings.  Now we are slowly yet painfully  learning to live without them.  We are beginning to realize that in the end, it’s our own home, our own family, and our faith that really keep us safe.
 
It is very interesting to note that new impulses or realities in the Church have been generated as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Because of the “stay-at-home” order from the State, on-line Masses and virtual ministries have emerged to cater to the spiritual needs of the people.  The teaching of the Church regarding “Spiritual Communion” is also promoted.  God’s grace can flow from the desire to receive the Eucharist even when circumstances prevent it: either because of illness or quarantine, or perhaps the absence of a priest, or because one’s personal situation makes receiving the Eucharist impossible.
 
In my 25 years as a priest, this is only the time that I celebrate private masses, without the physical presence of the congregation.  It’s very difficult and my heart bleeds whenever I think of it.  Some people are saying that celebrating the private mass is a privilege for the priest.  But Fr. Hayden said: “ it’s not a privilege but a deep wound on the part of the priest that becomes a source of communion with the community that he loves.”  My private masses are not on livestream.  It is invisible and not seen by all,  but offered anyway for the spiritual welfare of all.   God’s power is invisible, but powerful.  
 
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that threatens human life, we strive to transmit the culture of life and hope to others by our acts of solidarity and loving care.  This is the challenge of the Gospel for this 5th Sunday of Lent.  Martha has sent a message to Jesus: “Someone you love is sick…”  Lazarus was the one being referred to by Martha.  He was ill and eventually died.  But Jesus raised him up from death.  This miracle of Jesus reminds us that He has the power to overcome death and there is life after death.  We therefore implore Jesus’ help to look with mercy on our world suffering from the deadly virus.  He loves our world, He loves each one of us.  He desires our healing.  He wants us to have life.  Amen.
 
Fr. Jong Atinaja
 
 
Fr. Edmundo N. Barut, Jr., Pastor
 
Fr. Constantino Atinaja, Jr., Parochial Vicar
 
Deacon Ronald Paglinawan
 
Deacon Eric Kim
 

 

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What's New
 
OLPH Church is CLOSED until further notice
Per the Bishop's Memorandum dated March 27, 2020 "Parish churches, chapels, oratories, centers, and missions are to be closed to the public through April 30, 2020, or until further notice."
 
Weekly Offertory Collection:  if you are not signed up for electronic giving via Faith Direct, please consider doing so or you may continue your regular Sunday giving by either mailing in or dropping off your Offering so that we may continue to take care of church operations through these challenging times.
 
May God continue to bless all of us!
 

 
Master Plan Update
March 8, 2020
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update which includes the lastest Master Plan Diagram.
 
 
 
OLPH Church is closed to the public through April 30, 2020 or until further notice.
 
 
All CCD, Faith Formation and RCIA classes are cancelled through April 30th.
 
If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at (808) 689-8681
 
 
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