Sunday Masses
7 am, 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm
 
Saturday Vigil Mass:  5 pm
 
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday:  8:15 am
Wednesday at 6 pm
 
Saturday:  7 am
 
Adoration with Benediction
Every first Friday of each month.  Adoration at 7 am with Mass to follow at 8:15 am.
 
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
 
 
For your planning purposes, click on the links below for additional information on upcoming Masses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will have COMMUNION SERVICE on Friday, November 24 at 8:15 am with Deacon Eric!
 
 
St. Jude, Makakilo - Monday,
December 4, 2017 at 7 pm.

OLPH, Ewa Beach - Tuesday,
December 5, 2017
at 7 pm.

St. Rita, Nanakuli - Wednesday,
December 6, 2017 at 7 pm.

ICC, Ewa - Monday,
December 11, 2017 at 7 pm.

Sacred Heart, Waianae - Tuesday,
December 12, 2017
at 7 pm.

Saint Joseph, Waipahu - Thursday
December 14, 2017
at 7 pm.
 
 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish is a faith-filled community for all cultures and ages dedicated to building the Kingdom of God. We come closer to God by following Jesus Christ through His Word and the Sacraments. Through the Holy Spirit and with the intercession of our Blessed Mother, we provide a sense of belonging to all God's people through prayer, service and the sharing of our gifts for the praise and glory of God.
 
 
Clergy's Page Pastor's Corner
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
Let us be one in offering our Thanksgiving to God for His copious blessings and for the practice of our faith.
* * * * *
      On this coming Thanksgiving Day, is there a reason to be thankful for and to have a grateful heart?  We can always go back to the history of Thanksgiving Day to know the reasons why we have to be grateful.  Immediately, we think of Thanksgiving Day as the time when we can easily acquire the latest gadgets because of the sale of these items.  The other common impression we have of Thanksgiving Day is the time when we gather as a family and share a sumptuous meal together and then greet one another.  There are more reasons you probably could enumerate.  As we look forward to our celebration of Thanksgiving Day this week, allow me to post some questions for you to think and reflect on.
       The first question I would like you to think about is, what are those you have to be thankful for?  To answer this question, what come to mind are the materials things that you possess and those tangibles that can be measured by your senses like your house and lot, your car, your jewelries, your bank deposits and many more.  But think of those that are gifted to you like your life, your health, each new day, the good weather.   Think for example of your family although it is not perfect, your friends although they have different personalities, your faith that you share in a community amidst all diversities.  Having a more holistic appreciation of what you have would change a different outlook of how you celebrate your Thanksgiving Day.
       The second question I would like you to think about is, how have you acquired those that you are thankful for?  You can easily say, I have acquired them through my own effort and sacrifices.  I have acquired them because I had to have three jobs.  I acquired them because I invested well my savings and have been frugal.   But think for example of the opportunity that is given to you but was not made available for others.  Think for example of your good health, of your age, of a body that is able to meet the demands of your work to be productive.  Having a mindset that is not self-centered but recognizes others and their support would lead you to a different level of how you celebrate your Thanksgiving Day.
      The third question I would you to think about is, who decides on how you use those that you are thankful for?  If you say, I decide because I worked on all these, then it is only you who determine the meaning of Thanksgiving.  But if your decision-making takes into consideration that our Creator is the Giver of what you have and who you are, then Thanksgiving becomes a spirituality that leads to a more grateful heart and generous hands.
     On this 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time we heard about the Parable of the Talents.  The fact is that talents are given to each and everyone of us although in a varying degree.  The challenge is how we use these talents.  If we are thankful then we use these talents that are entrusted to us properly and well.  We got a responsibility to fulfill. And the responsibility is to multiply even more those talents that are entrusted to us.  Are you thankful because you are given a responsibility based on your talents?  Are you thankful because you got talents?  Are you thankful because more talents are entrusted to  you?
      Relationships give meaning to our existence.  The most meaningful of these is our relationship with God.  Things do not necessarily mean everything because they can be lost to nothing.  Do you know of a land that wields its might because of its military power?  Do you know of the same land that adores its athletes like gods because of their prowess and body built?  Do you know of the same land that relies so much on its politicians and has forgotten that authority resides in its people?  There is actually a land you find in history that defined its limitless boundaries through the conquests of its military and became famous because of its athletes and its games and its politicians were the best of its time.  But all these were lost because this land has forgotten God.  God was denied in human relationships and the sense of gratitude to God was not practiced in public life.  Do you know this land?  I know what you are thinking about as your answer!  Here is the answer to the riddle.  History showed us that once upon a time Rome had everything as defined above but eventually lost the Roman military and its might, the Roman amphitheater and its athletes, the authority of its politicians because God was taken away from the Roman everyday life.  Let us learn from history.  Thanksgiving should not just be a secular practice and only-a-day-celebration.  Thanksgiving, for those who believe, is sacred.  For those who have a higher level of consciousness, what they have came from Him from above.  Learn to thank the Lord our God!
 
Fr. Edmundo N. Barut, Jr.
 
 
Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings. You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and tempora: Our faith and religions heritage.  Our food and shelter, our health, the love we have for one another, our family and friends.
Dear Father, in your infinite generosity, please grant us continued blessing throughout the coming year.
This we ask in the Name of Jesus, your son and our brother.  Amen!
 
Fr. Edmundo N.  Barut, Jr., Pastor
 
Fr. EJ Resinto, Parochial Vicar
 
Deacon Ronald Paglinawan
 
Deacon Eric Kim
 

 

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91-1004 North Road
Ewa Beach, Hawai'i 96706
 
 
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(Daily Readings from
the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops website)
 
What's New
 
November 2017 Schedules
The November 2017 EMHC schedules are posted in the "Parish News, Schedules & Calendar" section.
 
Sharing our Gifts -
Building our Future Update
October 22, 2017 bulletin insert, click here to view the info.
 
 
 
November 18th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
November 19th, Sunday
33rd Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
7:30 am & 9:30 am -
CCD (School)
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
November 20th, Monday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
November 21st, Tuesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
 
November 24th, Wednesday
8:15 am - Mass (Church)
7 pm -  Thanksgiving
Vigil Mass (Church)
 
November 23rd, Thursday
Parish Office Closed
9 am - Thanksgiving Mass (Church)
 
November 24th, Friday
Parish Office Closed
8:15 am - Communion Service
w/Deacon Eric (Church)
 
November 25th, Saturday
7 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm  - Vigil Mass (Church)
 
November 26th, Sunday
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe
Masses: 7 am, 9 am. 11 am
& 5 pm (Church)
NO CCD Classes
6:15 pm - Life Night
(Church & Breezeway)
 
If you have any questions,
please call the
Parish Office.
 
 

Mac & Cheese Box

 
November 25th & 26th,
is Macaroni & Cheese Weekend
 
 Please bring your donations to Mass this week. 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!
 
Mahalo!
 
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