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When the day of Pentecost came, the followers of Jesus were all in one place and of one accord.

Our Parish Today

Obligatory Prayer

"Let Us Pray:  Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your providence in sustaining us in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe. We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possessions be spared from the threat of calamities natural and man-made. We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need. Amen.”

By Disaster Awareness Relief Team (D.A.R.T.)

Sacred Heart Parish is organizing to help evacuees in our community. We have tried to contact members of the parish who live in affected neighborhoods to find out how we can help. This past Sunday after Mass we signed-up those in need and those who can help with transportation, rooms or houses as well as other personal needs. We also ask that if you have changed your contact information in the past 2 years since our parish census: mailing or residence address, home or cell phone numbers or email, please update your information with us. In addition, our Food Pantry is preparing bags for those who need food assistance. Fr. Ernie is organizing people to visit, pray and talk story with those in the shelter in the evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Those who have visited said pillows and thick blankets are especially needed. Let us work together to sustain Puna in this trying time. Mahalo.

County Opens Eruption Information Center 

The County of Hawai’i and numerous service agency partners has opened a community information center in Pahoa to address the questions and concerns of people affected by the eruption in Puna.

The following agencies will staff the Information Center:

County of Hawaii – Office of Aging
Neighborhood Place of Puna
Child and Family Services
The Food Basket
Bodacious Women
Catholic Charities
HOPE Services Hawai`i
Big Island Substance Abuse Council
County of Hawaii – OHCD, Existing Housing Division

We encourage the Puna community affected by the eruption to avail themselves of the Information Center.  We are grateful to all of the agencies that have stepped up to offer help and comfort to our distressed neighbors.

Anyone wishing to make donations for those affected by the eruption please contact the Salvation Army at (808) 756-0306

15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Besides providing information about the eruption, the center will offer social service information for the evacuees from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

Animal friendly, hosted by The American Red Cross and the Department of Parks and RecreationPahoa Community Center: 15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778
Kea’au Community Center: 16-186 Pili Mua St, Keaau, HI 96749

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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



   Saturdays 4:20-4:50pm. or by appointment





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Feast of Pentecost



Acts 2 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Chapter 2
The Coming of the Spirit. 1 [a]When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. 2 And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,[b] and it filled the entire house in which they were. 3 Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,[c] which parted and came to rest on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues,[d] as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. 6 At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 They were astounded, and in amazement they asked, “Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how does each of us hear them in his own native language? 9 We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, 11 both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God.” 12 They were all astounded and bewildered, and said to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others said, scoffing, “They have had too much new wine.”