Welcome to the St. Rita Catholic Church website!

Parish Mission Statement - "We, the people of God of St. Rita Parish in Nanakuli, are united in our belief and in our commitment to Jesus Christ. In the spirit of Aloha, we respond to Christ's mission of love and freedom with our care, concern and communal action. This is expressed in the stewardship of our treasure through tithing and in the gift of our time and talents through shared ministries.

 

As a fast growing rural parish with a large Hawaiian population we feel a special calling to stand together in truth and justice for the rights of the first people (kanaka maoli) of this land. As part of the universal Church, our outreach extends beyond our boundaries to the global community and we affirm the human dignity of all peoples.

 

As a parish family we enthusiastically participate in bringing about God's reign of peace. We continue to evangelize, welcome and invite all of God's people to St. Rita Parish."

 

Parish Values - With our deep roots as a mission church to Native Hawaiians, the modern parish community:

    1. Expresses our faith in the use of 'olelo makuahine (the mother tongue -- the Hawaiian language) in addition to English in liturgy.

    2. Expresses our worship through artistic traditions to include:

        a. Hula and oli as a sacred gesture
        b. Use of native implements including ipu hekeole, pu ili, uli uli, pahu in addition to guitar, drums and ukulele
        c. Use of native flowers and plants in church environment
        d. Use of koa and other native hardwoods in altar, tabernacle, crucifix, and sacred vessels
        e. Use of lei in liturgy (placing lei around the Book of the Gospels, placing lei around consecrated hosts and chalice)
         f. Congregational singing in English and Hawaiian languages using traditional Hawaiian melodies
        g. Use of Samoan fine mat when preparing the altar for Liturgy of the Eucharist

   3. Support our church 'Ohana that are nurtured by and contribute to the larger community by incorporating all cultures and traditions into our expression of what it means to be the universal and Catholic church:

       a. Celebrate annual Misa de Gallo Christmas Novena
       b. Celebrate birthdays and wedding anniversaries through community blessing before Mass
       c. Welcome all visitors with lei greeting
       d. Extend our parish outreach to meet needs of the poor including maintaining our parish emergency food pantry and monthly "Feeding the Brethren" community hot dinners
       e. Maintain sister parish relationships with other parishes
       f. Encourage new parishioners to get actively involved in parish activities
       g. Support the Kupuna Project in services to our elderly

 

 

 

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Bulletin for 12/14/14 - Third Sunday of Advent

 

Bulletin for 12/7/14 - Second Sunday of Advent

 

Bulletin for 11/30/14 - First Sunday of Advent

 

Bulletin for 11/23/14 - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

 

Bulletin for 11/16/14 - Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 11/9/14 - Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran

 

Bulletin for 11/2/14 - The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

 

Bulletin for 10/26/2014 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 10/19/2014 - Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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Bulletin for 9/14/14 - Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

Bulletin for 9/7/14 - Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 8/31/14 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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Bulletin for 8/17/14 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 8/10/14- Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 8/3/14 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/27/14 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/20/14 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/13/14 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/6/14 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 6/29/14 - Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

 

Bulletin for 6/22/14 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 

Bulletin for 6/15/14 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

 

Bulletin for 6/8/14 - Pentecost Sunday

 

Bulletin for 6/1/14 - The Ascension of the Lord

 

Bulletin for 5/25/14 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

Bulletin for 5/18/14 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

Bulletin for 5/11/14 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

Bulletin for 5/4/14 - Third Sunday of Easter

 

Bulletin for 4/27/14 - Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy

 

Holy Week Mass Schedule April 12-20, 2014

 

Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of the Lord

 

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

 

Bulletin for 4/6/14 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

 

Bulletin for 3/30/14 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

 

Bulletin for 3/23/14 - Third Sunday of Lent

 

Bulletin for 3/16/14 - Second Sunday of Lent

 

Bulletin for 3/9/14 - First Sunday of Lent

 

Bulletin for 3/2/14 - Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 2/23/14 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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Bulletin for 2/9/14 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 2/2/14 - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

 

Bulletin for 1/26/14 - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 1/19/14 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 1/12/14 - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

 

Bulletin for 1/5/14 - Solemnity of the Epiphany

 

Bulletin for 12/29/13 - The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 

Bulletin for 12/22/13 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

Bulletin for 12/15/13 - Third Sunday of Advent

 

Bulletin for 12/8/13 - Second Sunday of Advent

 

Bulletin for 12/1/13 - First Sunday of Advent

 

Bulletin for 11/24/13 - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

 

Bulletin for 11/17/13: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 11/10/13: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 11/3/13: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 10/27/13 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 10/20/13: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 10/13/13: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 10/6/13: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 9/29/13: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 9/22/13: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 9/15/13: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 9/8/13: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 9/1/13: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 8/25/13: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 8/18/13 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 8/11/13 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 8/4/13 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/28/13 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/21/13 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/14/13 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 7/7/13 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 6/30/13 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 6/23/13 - Twelveth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 6/16/13 - Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 6/9/13 - Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Bulletin for 6/2/13 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

 

Bulletin for 5/26/13 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

 

Bulletin for 5/19/13 - Pentecost Sunday

 

Bulletin for 5/12/13 - Ascension of the Lord

 

Bulletin for 5/5/13 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

Bulletin for 4/28/13 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Rita Staff
  • Pastor: Reverend Alapaki K. Kim, Jr.

  • Deacon: Harold S.Levy, Jr.

  • Administrator: Mele Ahuna

  • Bookkeeper: Lalla Andres

  • Religious Education: Brenda Levy

  • Youth Minister: Nani Reyes

  • Parish Nurse: Lei Honda-Sigall. R.N.C

 

Worship/Mass/Misc
  • Saturday - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday - 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 5:00 pm

  • Weekdays:
    Monday thru Friday - 8:00 am

  • Communion Service:
    Monday thru Friday - 8:00 am, when Father is away

  • Confession:
    Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 pm or at church or by outside fountain; by appointment

  • Infant Baptism:
    Contact Parish Office

  • Sacrament of Matrimony:
    Contact Pastor 6 months before the wedding date for an appointment

  • Funerals:
    Contact Pastor before going to mortuary

 

Contacts
  • Parish Office phone number: (808) 668-7833

  • Brenda Levy - Religious Education (808) 668-5634

  • Lei Honda-Sigall. R.N.C, Parish Nurse (808) 547-6035

  • Outreach/Facsimile/Prayer-line: (808) 668-7716

Those who sing pray twice! The Music Ministry enhances our praise and worship by leading and encouraging congregational participation in song. Our music group contacts are:

  • Saturday: 5 pm - Leonard Kaeo

  • Sunday: 7 am - Noreen Awong

  • Sunday: 9 am - Rosie Gomes

  • Sunday: 5 pm - Rosa Lefua