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ATTENTION SENIORS (60 and older) The Hawaii Food Bank is offering the SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM again this summer.  Voucher booklets worth $50 worth of fresh produce at our local farmers' markets will be given to those Seniors who are 60 years of age or older, have a household annual income of less than $25,068 for singles, or $33,911 for a couple, and are a resident of Hawaii.

OLPH Food Pantry will be hosting this registration  on Saturday, July 22 and September 2, 2017, from 8 am -12 noon.

You must have these documents at the time of application.  Age verification (bring one combination): HI Driver's License and Social Security card; State ID and Birth Certificate.  Passport and proof of residency (like a recent electric bill).  Income verification (bring one): EBT Card; Medicaid (not Medicare) Card; current tax return form 1040 from 2016; current Social Security Checks from 2015 (or your yearly "new benefit amount" statement; or current Pay check stubs, 2015.  Bring all your documents and fill out an application form when you arrive at the church breezeway on Saturday, July 22 and September 2, 2017.  Questions, call Hotline at the Hawaii Food Bank: 954-7889.
 
 
RELATIVES, FRIENDS and CO-WORKERS
of the Sisters of Saint Joseph
of Carondelet are invited to an
Annual Founders’ Day Celebration on
Sunday, August 27, 2017
at the
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa
Mass at 10:30am and followed by refreshments and fellowship in the Parish Hall
 
 
 
Learn how you can save a life.
Come to a CPR and AED training
Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the church.

All are welcome from school-age to elderly.
 
Training is free.
Optional certification is available for a discounted fee.

Compressions only - no mouth-to-mouth breathing.

Sponsored by OLPH Health Ministry and AED Institute.
Call Karen at 294-0402 for more information.
 
 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is interviewing anyone who is able to teach its students applied technology skills and have the necessary expertise to give meaningful instruction in educational technology, information systems, etc.

Call OLPH School Office at (808) 689-0474
"Educating for Life!"
 
 
 
 
The OLPH PARISH GOLF COMMITTEE would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Sponsors, Golfers, those who made donations of money, time, and talent, Volunteers for making our annual tournament another successful one!  May God bless you all for your generosity.  We look forward to next year's event already!
 
 
       The banner story of the special section of the Hawaii Catholic Herald, dated 1 January 2016, Friday, is   the 2015 Diocesan Stewardship Report.  On page 11, there is an article entitled, “We have made great strides” written by Marlene De Costa.  This same article is reproduced in toto below so that those who could not avail of this issue of the Hawaii Catholic Herald would also have the opportunity to know and understand why there is a constant and regular input about Stewardship in our parish:
      When I was hired as diocesan real estate director in 2009, one of my highest priorities was to find appropriately sized properties in West Oahu for parishes bursting at the seams.  It was a tall order, with many unknowns.  Using With Grateful Hearts dollars, the Diocese commissioned a demographic study to determine likely congregation sizes in 2020 and out to 2035.  We shared the data with Leeward Oahu parishes, whose dedicated pastors and lay leaders began planning for themselves.  Some five years later we have made great strides. Following different strategies, real estate decisions were made for five of the seven parishes.
      St. Rita in Nanakuli purchased a house for a rectory, leaving the parish enough space to build an expanded church, hall, classrooms and office. Still in the planning stage, the parish is hoping a long-term ground lease extension will bring their dreams to fruition.
     In 2014, I helped St. Jude in Kapolei find a new home.  The 11-acre parcel is centrally located across from Kapolei Regional Park. It’s large enough for a 1,200-seat worship space, hall, catechism classrooms, office and rectory, with additional space should the parish see an elementary school in its future.
      Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ewa Beach also developed a Master Plan that expands their worship space from 300 to 750 seats. The current church will become a parish hall and offices.  A nearby house was purchased as a rectory, allowing more space for the parish plan. A nearby property investment will help provide needed financial resources.
      Immaculate Conception in Ewa has completed a feasibility study and is now in search of a permanent new home.  The journey continues.

Each parish is moving along and, in my mind, the Holy Spirit is right along with them.
(Marlene De Costa is the Diocesan Real Estate Director).
 
 
The banner story of the special section of the Hawaii Catholic Herald, dated 1 January 2016, Friday, is the 2015 Diocesan Stewardship Report.  On page 10, there is an article entitled, “New pastor, old challenge” written by Lisa Sakamoto.  This same article is reproduced in toto below so that those who could not avail of this special issue of the Hawaii Catholic Herald would also have the opportunity to know and understand why there is a constant and regular input on Stewardship in our parish:
Does the following scenario sound familiar?  Your parish is bursting at the seams and needs to expand.  But your longstanding pastor, who had been leading the effort planning for future growth, is given a new assignment.  Your new pastor doesn’t have a clue as to what needs to be done.  What does your parish do?  It could follow the example of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ewa Beach.  The new pastor there is Father Ed Barut. Before going to Ewa Beach, Father Ed, who is from the Philippines, was the parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Parish, Punahou.  When he arrived at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in 2012, the parish had a $2.5 million loan that is due in 2016.  The loan had been used to buy property behind the parish for its expansion.  How did Father Ed proceed?  First, he listened to his parishioners. Then he pulled together a very capable Planning and Building Committee and a Finance Council and leaned on his lay leadership to help him.  Finally, he called upon the Diocesan Administrative Services Team for advice in master planning, contract negotiations, real estate, financing and stewardship.  He included in the planning the principal of the parish school and the Hawaii Catholic Schools superintendent.  He communicated with his parishioners, seeking their input along the way.  He brought all the parts together and most importantly, he trusted God and allowed everyone to work as one Body of Christ.  Fast forward to today.  Father Ed has an approved master plan for the parish expansion and is ready to launch a capital campaign to raise more than $3 million.  Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s journey is only beginning but, it is safe to say, it is definitely on the right path in bringing the expansion to life. (Lisa Sakamoto is the Diocesan Finance Officer)
 
 
August 12th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
August 13th, Sunday
19th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
August 14th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 15th, Tuesday
Assumption of
the Blessed Virgin Mary
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 16th, Wednesday
 8:15 am - Mass (Church)
6 pm -  :Mass (Church)
 
August 17th, Thursday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 18th, Friday
Parish Office CLOSED -
Admissions Day
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
August 19th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
August 20th, Sunday
20th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
1 pm - Senior BINGO (Breezeway)
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
If you have any questions,
please call the
Parish Office.
 
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