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
 
 
Click on the Diocesan Logo below to access the Diocese of Honolulu 2019 Lenten Regulations.
 
Roman Catholics
 
 
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Our Parish’s Lenten Penance Service is on March 21, Thursday, at 7:00 pm
 
 
Mass - 6 pm to be followed
by STATIONS of the CROSS
Commencing Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm and
all the Fridays in Lent until April 19, 2019.

No 8:15 am Mass during Fridays of lent!
 
 
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.
 
 
Generous and Loving Creator, you have called us to Malama i ka Makana (Cherish the Gift).  As disciples of your Son, we ask that your Spirit open our minds and hearts to more deeply appreciate your countless blessings.  Increase your transforming spirit within us, so as to nurture our call to stewardship as a way of life marked always by faith-filled prayer, service to others and generous giving.  With the kokua of St. Marianne and St. Damien, teach us to be good stewards so we may return a hundred-fold the makana entrusted to us.  We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen
 
 
 
Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
       We are now on the Second Sunday of Lent.  We started the Lenten Season in Ash Wednesday.  We heard on that day three important acts to do: fasting, almsgiving and prayer.  Last Sunday, we heard about the temptations of Jesus.  I tried to relate in what I have written about the Gospel of Ash Wednesday to the Gospel last Sunday, that fasting, almsgiving and prayer could be our answers if ever we also experience those temptations of Jesus.  Fasting is an answer to the temptation of turning stone into bread.  Almsgiving is an answer to the temptation of possessing the wealth of this world.  Prayer is an answer to the temptation of doubting Jesus as the Son of God.
      This Sunday allow me to recall prayer as mentioned in Ash Wednesday, the use of prayer as a defense against temptation as we have seen on the First Sunday of Lent and the value of prayer as can be seen in the Gospel today.  The Gospel today is the Transfiguration.  What has prayer got to do with Transfiguration?  The Gospel clearly states, “Jesus took Peter, John and James and went up the mountain to pray.  While he was praying, his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.”
       First point to consider: Jesus went to the mountain to pray and while he was praying the Transfiguration happened.  We come to church as often as we can.  We are here on Sundays with the purpose: to pray.  We do not exactly experience Transfiguration but has there been an effect of our prayer in our lives?  Has there been a change, a transformation of our being and have seen and shown the glory of God in our lives.
       Second point to consider: Praying, going to church on Sundays – should be a mountain experience to us.  Last Sunday, we heard about the desert experience, those times when we are tempted.  Those days when we feel dry, isolated and practically have no life because of our surroundings.  Today, let us recognize the beauty of a mountain experience.  The Transfiguration happened on Mount Tabor, Moses mentioned in this gospel encountered God to receive the Law on Mount Sinai and Elijah representing the Prophets encountered God on Mount Carmel.  While literally we are not and we need not go to the mountain now to reflect on this mountain experience, it is nice to look at those moments in life when we feel we are near God, when we know we are up near the clouds and recognize His presence in our prayer.  This should be what Transfiguration mean to us.
      Peter has this beautiful expression in this Gospel, “master, it is good that we are here”.  Yes, it is good to be there physically and witness the Transfiguration.  While we are in the church today, can we also say, “yes, it is good to be here”.  This is an expression of joy, a sense of fulfillment and the feeling of belongingness.
       While in this church, do you experience this joy and say, yes it is good to be here?  I feel this joy because there is joy in the liturgy, in the music, in the people I encounter.  While in this church, do you have that sense of fulfillment and say, yes it is good to be here?  I feel I am renewed with the liturgy and therefore a sense of fulfillment and not wasted my time in church.  While in this church, do you feel a certain sense of belongingness?   I have to be here because I know I belong here; otherwisw you are a strnger in you own backyard.  If you think you belong then I know you do your best to contribute to the well being of the parish community.
      And lastly, the third point to consider: the Transfiguration does not only show us the importance of prayer or of the mountain experience but also usher us to a message of hope.  After the Transfiguration, Jesus enters Jerusalem – that event we call today as Palm Sunday and the journey of the Passion, Death and Resurrection.  With the Transfiguration, Jesus shows us that there is hope amidst the pain of this journey.  He shows us a foretaste of the Resurrection and of heaven.  We can start now with hope in our prayers and our coming to church.  We can start now with hope by looking for mountain experiences in our daily lives.
 
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
March 10, 2019
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update.
 
March 2019 Schedules
The March EMHC and Lector & Commentator schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.
 
 
March 16th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
9 am - Lenten Family Retreat
(Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
After the 5 pm Mass -
Family Talent Show &
Potluck Dinner (Breezeway)
 
March 17th, Sunday
2nd Sunday of Lent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
 7:30 am & 9:30 am -
  CCD Classes (OLPH School)
8:30 am - EDGE
6:30 pm - Life Night
(Church, Breezeway)
 
March 18th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
March 19th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
March 20th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
7 pm - Bishop Robert Barron's
The Mass (Church)
 
March 21st, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
7 pm - OLPH Lenten
Penance Service (Church)
 
March 22nd, Friday
6 pm - Mass with Stations of
the Cross to follow (Church)
 
March 23rd, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
March 24th, Sunday
3rd Sunday of Lent
Masses: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
 7:30 am & 9:30 am -
  CCD Classes (OLPH School)
8:30 am - EDGE
6:30 pm - Life Night
(Church, Breezeway)
 
If you have any questions,
please call the
Parish Office.
 
 
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 We thank you for answering our plea to help restock our shelves!
 
  So, next weekend
March 23rd & 24th
is CANNED SALMON WEEKEND!
 
  

Please bring your donations to Mass. Your donation will help feed the hungry in our community!
 
Feel free to donate any other non-perishable items, too.
Drop off donations at the church or parish office.
 
Mahalo!
 
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