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
 
Lent is coming fast and we need your palm branches.  So please bring in your BLESSED PALMS from last year.  You may place them in the bins provided in the church or the parish office.
 
 
ASH WEDNESDAY (February 26, 2020)
The following is our schedule for Ash Wednesday
* 8:15 am: Mass
* 5 pm: Mass
* 7 pm: Mass
There will be distribuon of ashes at all of the above services.
 
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
 
Master Plan Update
February 2, 2020
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update which includes the lastest Master Plan Diagram.  Note the location of the new Church.
 
 
February 2020 Schedules
The February EMHC and Lector & Commentator schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.
 
 
February 15th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
February 16th, Sunday
6th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am,
11 am & 5 pm (Church)
 6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church, Breezeway)
 
February 17th, Monday
Parish Office - CLOSED -
President's Day Holiday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
February 18th, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
February 19th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
February 20th, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
February 21st, Friday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
February 22nd, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
February 23rd, Sunday
7th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am,
11 am & 5 pm (Church)
 6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church, Breezeway)
 
 
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Next weekend,
February 22nd & 23rd,
is Cup of Noodles
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.
 
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