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SACRED HEART PARISH - PAHOA
A Parish of the Roman Catholic Church
Diocese of Honolulu
A Parish of the Roman Catholic Church
Diocese of Honolulu
We, the people of Sacred Heart Parish in Pahoa Hawaii, strive to be a community of faith. We believe we are called by God to be disciples of Jesus Christ and to be good stewards within the Church and our local communities. We are called to praise and reverence God, to support one another on our journey of faith, to work for the salvation of our souls, and to labor for peace and justice. By the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, we do this by communal liturgical worship, faith sharing, ongoing faith formation, stewardship, outreach ministries, and by selflessly giving of our time, talent and treasure.
Our tickets for our steak and Filipino plates will go on sale on November 5/6. You may get your tickets at the church after all the masses from Sharen or you may drop by the church office weekdays before 12 noon. Both Steak and Filipino tickets will be available. $15.00 each.
Tickets will be available for sale at all the weekend masses.
LAU LAU SALE
Lau laus are available for sale, 3 lau laus for $15.00. Available as supply is available.
Speak to Sharen after mass about how you can pick up your lau lau. The sale is buy and pick up anytime between now and Dec. 3.
Accepting all baked, steamed, fried, preserved goodies to sell. Bring them on Friday or Saturday morning for our Bale Sale table.
TABLES FOR RENT
If you wish to be a vendor at our Christmas Fair, please drop a note in the collection basket with your contact information. Bernice will get back to you.
We are collecting all gently used goods to sell at out rummage sale. Please drop them off at the church office anytime before 12 noon from Monday to Friday.
We are not accepting magazines, books, electronics.
The Our Lady of Sorrows statue was commissioned from China by Jonathan Perreira, son of Isabelle and John Perreira. It was originally ordered to have the resemblance of St. Marianne Cope, which obviously the statue does not have. It was then by public acclamation that the statue became that of Our Lady of Sorrows.
The statue was originally destined to be displayed either at St Joseph Church or at St. Joseph School in Hilo. It appears that the leaders of the two said destinations did not deem their places suitable for the devotion to the Lady of Sorrows. The 8-foot-tall solid white marble statue remained packed at St Joseph School storage shed since 2012.
Only then, the Perreira Family thought of offering the statue to the Sacred Heart Church Pahoa graveyard “to honor” the outstanding parish services of Isabelle Andrade Perreira and Remigio Salazar.
The definite transfer of the statue to the Pahoa church graveyard did not materialize for 10 years and for many reasons. The renewed insistent desire of transporting the statue to the Pahoa church complex was solicited by Mike Tavares, grandson of the Perreira couple, through the long-time Sacred Heart parishioner, George Salazar.
In 2018, the St Joseph School principal, Dr. Llewellyn Young indicated to the then-newly assigned Administrator of Pahoa Parish that the statue had to be finally transported to the church complex. The effects of the pandemic prolonged the processes of the actual transfer. Meanwhile, for unknown reasons, the statue was now to be found at St. Theresa’s Church – Mountain View and there it could still be seen in its original wooden casing.
At the beginning of this year 2022, there have been prolonged phone calls and continuous insistence of the grandson of the Perreira couple with Sharen Chaves who was requested by the Parish Administrator to deal with the transfer of the statue. Finally, the pastor of St Theresa’s – Mountain View gave a strong suggestion that in September 2022 the transporting of the statue had to be accomplished.
With the coordination programmed by Mr. Jim Manion, the present chairperson of the Sacred Heart – Pahoa Parish Building, Planning and Maintenance, and the generosity of Roberta and Allen Mendes of St Theresa’s Church – Mountain View, the statue was brought from St Theresa’s Church to the graveyard of Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 11:11 in the morning. With the help of four volunteers at Sacred Heart Church, the temporary platform upon which the statue stands secure was done. A more stable base is planned to be constructed at a later time.
The statue of Our Lady of Sorrows can now be seen and admired at her post near the 11th and 12th Stations of the Parish “Way of the Cross” Meditation Trail, “in her absolutely stunning posture of humility and supplication,” praying for us and with us.
The once “homeless” statue has at last found shelter on the grounds of Sacred Heart
Church – Pahoa and hopefully, in the hearts of all.
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has been the model of strength and compassion during this pandemic. He has offered us breathtaking liturgies, heartfelt homilies, memorable social media posts, and multiple resources for prayer. He has offered courageous leadership to his Church and to the world.
Now the Vatican (specifically the Libreria Editrice Vaticana and the Dicastery for Communication) is offering a 192-page digital book for a FREE download -- Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – A Support in Time of Trial. It is a collection of the Pope’s homilies, prayers, and messages.
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15-3003 Pahoa Village Rd. | Pahoa | Hawaii | 96778