Rev August 27, 2020
 
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.  Mass at 8:15 am Adoaration to follow.
 
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
 by appointment
 
 
 
Stay-At-Home, Work-From-Home
Order for the island of Oahu has been EXTENDED until Thursday, September 24, 2020.  In accordance with the order the church office will remain CLOSED

Stay Safe,
Stay Heathly
 
Roman Catholics
 
Aloha OLPH Family,
     Please read the GUIDELINES FROM BISHOP LARRY SILVA, BISHOP OF HONOLULU FOR THE REOPENING OF CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN HAWAII DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (May 22, 2020)
 
 
      It's advisable that you read through the Guidelines. Thank you so much for your faithfulness and continued prayers.
 
 
After months of COVID-19 lock-down, here are the OLPH Re-opening guidelines that will be inforce to allow us to gather in person as a faith community.  Please read the guidelines because they contain valuable information that will allow you to make reservations and secure the tickets for the Mass you and your family would like to attend.  A ticket is required for each person to attend Mass.  Click the link below for the guidelines.
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Note:  If you have the myParish app, you can access the OLPH Re-opening Guidelines by pressing the "Bulletin" button and the Guidelines are labeled "May 26".
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office (808) 689-8681.
 
 
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Clergy Page week of February 9, 2020
 
A CHURCH FULL OF SALTY PEOPLE
       In our culture we understand the word “Salty” to mean that someone is angry.  And when we call somebody a “Salty” person it’s not normally with a meaning of affection.   In fact, it’s kind of said in a mean and condescending tone.  Haven’t you ever told someone, “Wow, why you gotta be so salty?”  Translated, “Oh, I’m sorry, it seems to me that you’re upset.”  (Proper English grammar)  So the connotation of being “Salty” just doesn’t sit well with us.  This week Matthew recounts the words of Jesus who calls us the “Salt of the earth.”  At first, I thought of me being a salty person, then I thought, surely Jesus didn’t mean it in the context of what I understood being salty meant to me.  Of course not, It’s Jesus.  This is what He means.
      So, what do I see as I stand behind the Ambo looking out into the congregation?  Yes, I see a lot of salty people.  But not the bad meaning of salty.  You see, each of us flavors the world in a different way.  Take for example tourists who come to Hawaii for a vacation.  They come only with life knowledge from where they live, but because of the Aloha Spirit, the way they’re treated and the kindness of most people (I’m not going to say all people,)  they return home with a little of that Aloha Spirit.  They were flavored by their experience of our Island life, they are changed, and they take that back with them and people there will notice this change and say, “Wow, I want to go to Hawaii.”  On the flip side we come away from the experience of learning something new that we might not have experienced ever in our lives, from them.  So now we’re flavored by the way they act or live and some of that stays here with us.  It works both ways and that’s how salt works, it changes the flavor of something and makes it even better.
      When I was in Deacon school there was a Deacon who changed me with salt from the Kauai salt ponds.  He was from Kauai, so I think he got his salt from the Kauai salt ponds.  The brand of salt he used was called humility.  Our class was continuously Lomied or massaged with this salt called humility until the day of our Ordination. And the men and women who entered into formation came out changed, different and more humble people.  We were flavored.  But getting back to our mission as followers of Christ, we all are meant to be that flavoring, that influence that introduces a change in peoples lives, revealers of a forgiving, loving and merciful God.  At some point it happened to us in our lives and it’s evident because we’re all here and now it should continue to be cultivated until it covers the whole world.
    If you are a visual person, I’ll use the image of why Jesus also called us the light of the world, imagine this, at the Easter Vigil we enter a darkened church with just the lit Paschal candle.  Slowly one by one all other candles are lit from it.  The light spreads and the darkness recedes until the church is filled with the light of hundreds of candles. This is how our faith is spread. We live our lives as salt or light or both.  The outcome of that should be that others see it and say “Wow, I want to be a follower of Christ.”
This week let’s pray for those who live their flavorless lives in darkness.
 
Peace, Deacon Eric
 
Last Published: February 7, 2020 1:53 AM
 
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What's New
 
Religious Education 2020-2021
The registation forms for Religious Education 2020-2021 are posted to the "Religious Education/Faith Formation" section.
 
Master Plan Update
September 6, 2020
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update which includes the lastest Master Plan Diagram.
 
 
 
 
 
September 19th, Saturday
6:45 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
5 pm -Vigil Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 20th, Sunday
25th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
7 am - Mass (Church)
9 am - Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
11 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Mass (Church)
 
September 21st, Monday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 22nd, Tuesday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 23rd, Wednesday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 24th, Thursday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 25th, Friday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 26th, Saturday
6:45 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 27th, Sunday
26th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
7 am - Mass (Church)
9 am - Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
11 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Mass (Church)
 

 
All CCD, Faith Formation and RCIA classes are cancelled until further notice.
 
If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at (808) 689-8681
 
 
We are so very grateful for your kind and generous donations to the Food Pantry.  Your continued support allows us to continue feeding our brothers and sisters in need. May God continue to bless you and your family for the good that you do for community!

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Please bring in your donations next week.  Thank you for your generosity to help those in need!  We also accept other non-perishable food items.
 
 
 
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