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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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If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office (808) 689-8681.
 
 
Deacon Ace's Ordination
If you would like to view a video of Ace's Ordination to Deacon, click on the link below to access it on You Tube.
 
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Sat, 7 Nov 2020 - Sun, 8 Nov 2020
Second Collection for the Priests' Retirement
• When: Sat, 7 Nov 2020 - Sun, 8 Nov 2020
• Where: Diocese of Honolulu

To the People of the Diocese of Honolulu regarding Priests’ Retirement Collection

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Peace be with you!

Imagine how many thousands of Masses they celebrated so that we could be nourished with the Bread of Life; how many thousands of confessions they heard to reconcile us sinners with our merciful Lord and each other.  Ponder on the hundreds of people on whom the saving waters of Baptism were poured out by their hands; on the countless couples they witnessed joining themselves together as one in holy Matrimony; or the scores upon scores of sick people they visited with the healing sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  Our retired priests dedicated themselves over many years to the service of God’s beloved people, and we are grateful for the service they have rendered to our community.
The retired priests who belong to the Diocese of Honolulu continue to minister in many ways, albeit different and perhaps more hidden ways.  Though they no longer draw an income from the parishes they served, they still need our support for their sustenance, housing, medical and dental insurance, and other needs as they move into their elder years.  The diocese has a pension fund, but, like many such funds, it is nowhere near being fully funded to meet all the needs of our present and future retired priests.  And so we are turning to all of you who are members of this diocese to help support our retired priests. The weekend of November 7/8, 2020, we will hold our first annual Collection for Retired Diocesan Priests so that we can build up our pension fund for the future.  Already we have received a generous donation of $3,000 from the Serra Club of Honolulu, whose mission is to foster vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.  They normally treat the priests to a wonderful dinner each year, but with this year’s pandemic restrictions, they decided to honor our priests with their donation to the Priests’ Retirement Fund.
We know how generous you are in supporting all the needs of our Church, and we thank you in advance for showing your love and gratitude to our retired priests by supporting them in their retirement.  May the Lord bless you always!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Larry Silva
Bishop of Honolulu

P.S. There may be some confusion between this first annual collection for Retired Diocesan Priests and the collection taken up in December for several decades now for “Religious Retirement.”  The latter collection is also very important, but none of it goes to our retired diocesan priests.  Instead it is used to fund the retirement needs of Sisters, Brothers and priests of religious orders who served us so well in the past at very low wages, and who now are in need of our support.  We thank you for your generosity to both collections!
 
 
40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.  Please prayerfully consider attending one or more of the following rallies and STAND-UP FOR LIFE!  If you prefer, you may also pray the rosary from your home each day ending on November 1.

Prayer Vigil Dates Wednesday, Sept 23 - Sunday, November 1, 2020
• Opening Rally—Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9 am - 12 noon
• Mid-campaign Prayer Vigil Saturday, October 17, 2020, 7 pm - 8 pm
• Closing Rally Saturday, October 31, 2020, 9 am - 12 noon
** Please note these dates may be changed due to declarations by the City & County/State of Hawaii per Covid-19 pandemic.  Updates will be sent out.
 
Many low-income seniors participate in the federally funded SENIOR FARMER’S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (SFMNP) where they receive vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local Farmer’s Markets.  Good News for all participants in this senior nutrition program!
Voucher Expiration Date Extended!
If you haven’t yet spent your vouchers due to the COVID-19 shut down order or if you had limited access to our local Farmer’s Markets, it’s not too late!  We recently confirmed the expiration date on unused vouchers set to expire at the end of September will be extended till November 30, 2020. 
(Participants will receive official notice in the mail next week)
 
If you have any questions regarding SFMNP,
contact:  Hawaii Foodbank - Jared Kawatani (808) 954-7868