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.
 
 
Clergy Page week of March 22, 2020
 
OPEN MY EYES LORD
       Jesse Manibusan, a well-known singer and songwriter wrote a song that a lot of us are familiar with, it’s called “Open My Eyes Lord.” The first line in the song is “Open my eyes Lord, help me to see your Face, open my eyes Lord, help me to see.”  If you think about it, when our eyes are closed, we are literally in darkness where we stumble about and may even hurt ourselves.  This is physical blindness like the man in today’s Gospel, so to be able to see anything, we need to have and keep our eyes open.  But there’s also a thing called spiritual blindness as well.  One of the things we do on our Lenten journey each year is to reflect on our sinfulness.  We look back on our lives and we look at the times where we slipped in being good to our family and neighbors.  The times we were selfish or had thoughts of getting revenge for something done to us.  St. Paul tells the Ephesian Church in the second reading, “Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness.”  Our sinfulness is what causes us to become spiritually blind.  Sin separates us from God, places us in the dark, and when we do sin, we’re looking away from him and we don’t see him.
         If we all take a step back from our lives, like we do during Lent, and reflect on the world around us, we can clearly see that the events that have been taking place in the world for many years now, have been moving us away from God and into a place of shadow and darkness.  I don’t even need to list the events that have happened.  Our world is becoming spiritually blind, where God has no place and is becoming invisible.
       Yet we as Christians know that in the end, God wins.  In the meantime, he continues to call us back to himself in many different ways.  One example is the 911 terrorist attack in 2001.  Many people turned to God after that event whether it was to pray for those who were killed or injured in the event itself or for those who perished in the rescue or for those who lost family members.  The continuation of wars around the world is another example of how we turn to God for relief from pain and suffering.  Today we are in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effects worldwide.  Even on our little Island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean we are affected by its reach to the point of having to close our Churches temporarily.  When we can’t worship together as a community we suffer.  When we can’t partake in the Body and Blood of Jesus, we suffer.  When we may have to forego Holy week and Easter Sunday, we suffer.  But all these things turn us back towards God and makes us want to seek him even more.  I look forward to the first Mass we’ll be able to celebrate together again, what a celebration that’ll be!  For us, it will have an incredible joyous significance.
        On this fourth Sunday of Lent let’s remember this Lenten season in particular and what’s important.  As Jesus opened the eyes of the blind man with his spit and clay let our sufferings in this world be for us the spit and clay Jesus uses to remove our sinfulness so we can again have the sight we need to see him and the hearts to stay focused on him.
 
Peace, Deacon Eric Kim
 
Last Published: March 21, 2020 1:49 AM
 
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(Daily Readings from
the U.S. Conference
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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.
 
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