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Today, when you offer your gift to the special Catholic Charities Sunday collection, you can be assured that every dollar is designated only for Big Island residents.  These funds stay on our island and are used in a variety of ways to assist our neighbors in need. 

Your donations last year made all the difference in the lives of individuals and families struggling to recover from the crisis.  As you know, here in Hawaii, a single setback, such as sickness or a cut in pay can cause a family to spiral into financial despair.

Catholic Charities Hawaii provides housing financial assistance for eligible households with the goal of helping to reduce homelessness.  One household helped by Catholic Charities Hawaii this past year is a homeless family with 4 children in West Hawaii.  Their 3-year-old daughter was involved in a tragic accident.  The severity of the child’s injuries caused her to be medevac’d from Kona Community Hospital to Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children in Honolulu.  She stayed in the hospital for several months before being released with special needs apparatus necessary to keep her alive.  Upon the child’s release, they had no home or safe place to go because the family was homeless before her accident. 

With the help of multiple agencies and social service providers coming together, Catholic Charities Hawai’i was able to provide funding for a safe, clean rental unit that included a security deposit, first month’s rent, and funds to purchase medical and household necessities.  

By responding to compelling needs like these, Catholic Charities Hawaii is able to offer the best hand-up possible to families in the midst of a crisis on a case-by-case basis.  We work to help individuals and families and become stable and self-sustainable.

Your donations to Catholic Charities Sunday last year helped thousands of people on our island with housing by covering security deposits, rent, and overdue utility payments.  Your gifts covered car seats, equipment for special needs children, beds for foster teens, plus groceries and gas for those on fixed incomes. Your donations also helped Catholic Charities Hawaii serve over 475 disaster survivors affected by the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes. 

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i has carried out the social mission of the Church in Hawaii since 1947 by helping people in need to help themselves, regardless of their faith or culture.  We provide a wide range of support and guidance, touching the lives of more than 40,000 people each year with dignity, compassion, social justice, and a commitment to excellence.  Our clients include kupuna, veterans, the homeless, immigrants, at-risk youth, and families and individuals in crisis or in the midst of disaster. 

Every gift – whether little or big – becomes great when given with love and blessed by our Father in Heaven.  Please give generously.

Mahalo nui loa for your thoughtful and compassionate support. 

May you be blessed!





Church Office Hours:


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Wednesday and Friday:

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Mass Schedule


7:00am, 9:00am, and 11:00am



 Monday, Wed-Saturday 8:00am  


Saturday Vigil - 5:00pm

First Friday 

Star of the Sea Painted Church





or by appointment






Daily Mass Readings and Reflections



Parish & Diocesan Giving

For most Catholics, opportunities for giving begin in their parish and diocese.  Diocesan and parish stewardship programs should help individuals, families and  communities better understand why, in the context of a total commitment to stewardship that is planned, proportionate, and sacrificial, it is important to set goals for giving.  All Christian stewards must consider prayerfully the gifts they have received from God, and they should make a decision (in advance from the "first fruits" instead of what is left over after obligations have been met) about what will be given. Many parishes now offer electronic funds transfer options for the weekly offertory in addition to the traditional envelope system to help families and individuals meet their stewardship commitments.