Rev July 30, 2021
 
Sunday Masses
7 am, 9 am, 11 am
and 5 pm
 
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5 pm
 
Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday:  8:15 am
 
Saturday 7 am
 
Adoration with Benediction
Every first Friday of each month.  Exposition & Adoration at 7 am, Holy Rosary at 8 am followed by Mass.
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
by appointment only
Saturday 4 - 4:30 pm
& Other times
 Call the Parish Office
 
 
Bishop Larry Silva announces the "Resumption of Sunday Mass Obligation":
 
Effective Easter Sunday, April 4 (or as of the Easter Vigil, April 3), I am ending the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, which has been in effect since mid-March, 2020. However, anyone who is sick, may have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, or who has a health condition that would endanger themselves or others by being present in church, continues to be dispensed.
       Please click on the link below to read the Bishop's Memorandum in its entirety.
 
 
 
 
COVID-19
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Vaccine
"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this new year brings some hope in controlling the virus through vaccines. The State of Hawaii vaccination plan is being implemented at this time. You may have some moral or ethical concerns regarding the potential contents (compromised cell lines/fetal cells) of these vaccines in relation to our Catholic teaching and faith."  Click on the link below to read the Bishop's letter in its entirety.
 
 
 
Praying Hands 2
 
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
 
Small CrossWilliam
Perreira
 
Funeral Mass10:30 am
- Thursday, September 23rd
at OLPH Church
 
No Burial
 
 
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Parish History - Part III - The New Church is Built

 

     Our parish was facing a dilemma. We had outgrown the little church on Fr. Weaver Road. Expanding the old church was not the solution. Not only would it be expensive, but even then, there still wouldn’t be room to accommodate the growing Catholic population of Ewa Beach.

      The parish school on North Road was built on federal surplus land. According to the provision, for twenty years, the land could not be sold and could only be used for education or health purposes. Since the property on which the school was built was provided in 1966, that meant the that church could not be built there until 1986. The only other option was to purchase the surplus property outright. But where would the money come from? Even if the land was purchased, there would hardly be any money left to construct the church. What to do!

 

     If this were a purely human endeavor, the story would probably have ended here. But this was the Church Our Land of Perpetual Help. Our Lady was not giving in that easy. She would provide a way. She had already done it several times in the brief history of the parish. She would do it again.

      It turns out that some property across the street from the school, was donated to the church. It was sold, and the proceeds were used to purchase the right to build a church on the school grounds. What’s the odds of that happening just at this particular time? Thanks again to your Mother Mary.

      A special committee was formed and met regularly to discuss immediate plans for the new church. A building fund began to grow, and an architect was secured. A new era was dawning for OLPH. Construction of the present church began in 1977. Ground breaking took place in October of 1977. The rectory (or priest’s residence) was built behind the church. Both church and rectory as economically as possible. To meet the needs of the population, the church had to be built as soon as possible. The parish did not have the financial means so the Diocese of Honolulu would have to provide the necessary financing. It was simple, there were no frills, but it was three times bigger that the old church on Ft. Weaver Road. There was also ample parking, and a rectory that had room the three priests.

      Parishioners worked hard and diligently on landscaping, relocating the Marian alcove, and putting the other finishing touches that transformed it from a stark hollow tile facility into a spiritual home for the Ewa Beach community. (I got a good laugh when I saw a notation that the rectory was built for the substantial cost of $12,000.00.)

     We now had a parish school, a parish church building, a rectory, substantial parking, along with several undeveloped acres behind the school for expansion. The future looked good. But one of the drawbacks in building a bare bones facility, was the lack of sufficient space for offices, meeting/conference rooms, and storage space. There wasn’t enough money to build a parish hall or multipurpose center. But this was still a milestone and quite an accomplishment. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish had finally arrived at its permanent home. The first Mass celebrated on Christmas of 1997 at midnight. However, it was an open air Mass as the building was far from being completed. The vault of heaven provided the first ceiling. Only the four walls were standing, and there was no roof yet. The old church on Ft. Weaver Road was sold to the Espcopalians. The formal dedication of the new church took place on April 9, 1978, and was dedicated by Bishop Scanlon.

Next:  Part IV - Where Are We Today.

Last Published: August 20, 2013 10:38 PM
 
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(Daily Readings from
the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops website)
 
What's New

Master Plan Update
August 15, 2021
Click the link below for the latest Master Plan Update which includes the lastest Master Plan Diagram.
 
 
 
September 18th, Saturday
6:45 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass -
(Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 19th, Sunday
 25th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
7 am - Mass (Church)
9 am - Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
11 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm -  Mass (Church)
 
September 20th, Monday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church)
 
September 21st, Tuesday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church)
 
September 22nd, Wednesday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church)
 
September 23rd, Thursday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church)
10:30 am - Funeral Mass: 
+William Perreira (Church)
 
September 24th, Friday
8 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church)
 
September 25th, Saturday
6:45 am - Holy Rosary followed
by Mass (Church)
5 pm - Vigil Mass -
(Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
 
September 26th, Sunday
26th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
7 am - Mass (Church)
9 am - Mass (Church &
Live-streamed via
OLPH Facebook)
11 am - Mass (Church)
5 pm -  Mass (Church)
 
If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at (808) 689-8681
 

Canned Fruit

CANNED FRUIT
Please bring in your donations next week.  Thank you for your generosity to help those in need!  We also accept other non-perishable food items and we would greatly appreciate your donations of gently used paper grocery bags and plastic bags.
 
 
PARKING MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP – With CCD classes now back in session, we anticipate the trafic around the church to increase.  We are in need of parking attendance on Sunday morning masses.  The parking ministry are looking for volunteers and seriously need your help.  If you can be of assistance please contact the parish ofice at 689-8681.  Thank you and God bless!
 
 
 
 
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