Welcome to Saint Rita Catholic Church


We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. Email us.

Our mission is to bring tranforming love of Christ into the lives of all we meet. Through sharing Eucharist, Prayers, Worship and Service we seek to strengthen ourselves in love and respect for one another and reach out to our broader community and world.

Our vision is to be effective "Stewards of the Gospel" we become Christ's faithful witnesses of the gospel. We offer our time, talents and treasure in service to St. Rita Parish Family and reach out to the broader communities and our world. Missionary clergy, religious and our ancestors lead us to plant good seed in the soil of faith so this work will grow and produce much fruit to the glory of God in His Kingdom.



St. Rita Catholic Church

Haiku, Maui


St. Gabriel Mission

Keanae, Maui

Nestled amongst lush vegetation and beauty, stands the Miracle Church in Wailua, Maui.
The Blessed church has been a place of refuge, prayer, peace, comfort and miracles to many who have visited and worshipped here.  Due to its' age and weather conditions, the roof is leaking, the walls are blistering, and the wood rafters and floors are termite eaten. 
We are humbly seeking monetary donations for the much needed repairs of the Miracle Church. 
If you are interested in donating, please click on this link donate now
or mail your check to: St. Rita Church, 655 Haiku Rd., Haiku, Hi.  96708. 
Mahalo for your donation and God Bless.  

Story of St Gabriel                                                     Images of St Gabriel



Resumption of Sunday Mass Obligation on Easter Sunday


March 5, 2021

To:  All Pastors and Parishioners

From:  Bishop Larry Silva

Date:  March 5, 2021

Subject:  Resumption of Sunday Mass Obligation

Peace be with you!

As we continue on our Lenten journey, we look forward to the joyful celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest event in the history of the world. We have been living in this strange time of the pandemic, and now with decreasing numbers of cases, increasing accessibility to vaccines, and “herd immunity” on the horizon, we should be able to celebrate Easter in a more normal fashion this year. Since our Sunday encounter with the Risen Lord in the Eucharist is the source and summit of who we are as Christians, it is important that we return to our weekly celebrations.

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.

In order to better accommodate larger numbers of people, especially on Easter Sunday, pastors are to determine whether extra seats can be added on lanais, additional Masses can be added to the schedule, or live-streaming in the parish hall can be done and Holy Communion taken to those who participate by this means.

If anticipated numbers simply cannot be safely accommodated in a particular parish, a pastor can dispense from the Sunday Mass obligation, either for individual parishioners or certain groups of parishioners, and for a specified period of time not to exceed two months without consultation with the Bishop of Honolulu.

At the same time, I realize that we must stay vigilant about our health protocols, and so the following norms must continue to be observed:

  • Masks must be worn by all who attend Mass or other liturgical services.
  • Social distancing and no-touch greetings and Sign of Peace remain the norms.
  • Holy Communion is to be given only under the species of Bread.
  • The use of a small choir is permitted during Holy Week and the Easter season. If the parish is using a choir, choir members need to continue following the rules for indoor singing as directed by the state [“Any person(s) singing shall maintain physical distancing of at least ten (10) feet from any other person(s) while singing. Members of the same performing group singing may be closer than ten (10) feet together while performing, provided the group consists of less than ten (10) persons. To the extent reasonable and practicable, a physical barrier (e.g., plexiglass) of sufficient size to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 shall separate any person(s) singing from any other person(s), but not including members of the same performing group.]
  • A distance of 10 feet between the cantor and the congregation needs to be observed as much as possible.
  • In addition to the Entrance, Offertory, Communion and Leavetaking hymns – the Kyrie, Gloria, Responsorial Psalm, Gospel Acclamation and the rest of the Mass part responses could be sung during Holy Week and the Easter season, observing the proper precautions.
  • Sanitization is to continue between Masses.
  • Social gatherings after Mass should still not take place.
  • We encourage parish priests to start/continue live-streaming their liturgies to their parishioners via social media platforms and to communicate to them the times of these services and log-in information for their parish’s Facebook and/or website.

Any questions about these protocols should be referred to Deacon Modesto Cordero of the Office of Worship:  mcordero@rcchawaii.org.

God bless you all, and have a blessed Lent, a joyful Easter Triduum, and a grace-filled Easter season!

Our best defense against the spread of COVID-19 is to continue to follow safe practices. We must not become complacent in our efforts of cleaning and ensuring safety and health by following previous guidelines issued by the CDC and the Diocese.

Stay home if you are sick

It is critical that employees, volunteers or parishioners do not come to Church if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue.


No meetings or gatherings

After Mass please don’t gather to talk story. Please leave promptly.


General Hygiene

Please wash your hands frequently and thoroughly per CDC guidelines.


No Communal Food

No workplace or Parish Celebrations at this time, especially with food.


We are seeking a Mason to install 8 Memorial Tiles in front of our Church.

If you know of someone who can install them, please call the office or see Esther after mass.

Thank you!


Finance Committee


There will be a Finance Committee Metting on 

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:30 am in the Parish Hall.


Divine Mercy

Sunday, April 11, 2021, Divine Mercy Sunday, we will have the Divine Mercy Prayer and Rosary before Mass starting at 7:40 a.m.

Saturday, April 10, 2021 starting at 4:10 p.m.

Morning Mass

Please note, staring Monday, April 05, 2021 after Easter Sunday, we will be going back to the regular Morning Masses - Tuesdays thru Fridays.

Pastele Plate Lunch Sale

We are selling Pastele Plate Lunch. The plate will include Gandule Rice, Pastele, Bacalao Salad and a Dessert for $10.00.

We will also have frozen Pasteles for sale - 5 for $25.00

This will be a drive thru pick up for Saturday, May 01, 2021, from 9 am - 12 noon. We will have envelopes available the next few weekends to place an order.


Religious Education Png & Free Religious #289547 - PNG Images - PNGio

A Message from our

Director of Religious Education


As we Celebrate Easter Season with the Risen Lord, please mark your calendars for classes on April 11th and May 16th in the Church hall 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please remember a snack a water for your child.

Please let me know who will be attending.

With limited space, I need to plan ahead for different grade level placement. Older students may need to be moved to the Church loft area. ALL students will meet in the Church hall at 9:45 a.m.

Hope to see everyone this Sunday.

Take care and God Bless your families



GRADES 1-12 Religious Education HOME STUDY options are available. Monthly group meetings that will focus on the current liturgical season will be scheduled.

Please contact Christine. # 815-735-0612 or email cmatheis2014@gmail.com

Classes for Religious Education has be scheduled for both Kids grades 2- 12 and Adults. Classes will be held in the Church Hall.

Grades 2 - 12 from 9:454 am - 11:00 am

April 11, 2021


Adults from 9:45 am - 11:00 am

April 25, 2021


Religious Education
Please Click On Links For More Information!


Parish Photos Event Calendar Map and Directions





Rev. Chacko Muthoottil

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Online Giving Link
Drop box also available at the parish office.

Mass Schedule


Saint Rita Church

655 Haiku Road

Haʻikū Hawaiʻi 96708

Saturday - 5:00 pm Vigil

Sunday - 8:30am

Tuesday - Friday 7:00am


Saint Gabriel Mission
Wailuanui, Keanae

1st & 3rd Sundays 11:00am


St. Rita Thrift Shop 

Hours of Operation

Donation Drop Off

Sunday 9:45am - 12:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 12:00pm


Weekly Bulletin
April 11, 2021
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April Mass Intentions:

Sunmi Cho & Jihaeng Cho

+ Nathan Perreira

+Justin Pikunas

+ Karl Soliman

Please Pray For Our Sick Brothers and Sisters:

James Gonzalez-Wesley 

Rosemary Robbins

Debbie Faborito

Rosamond Prince

Rachel Cravalho

Robert Robello

Lito Urayanza

Connie Munoz

Vivian Lee

Stanley Lee

Mark Potter

Susan Redpath


If you have a prayer request, please post mail them to St. Rita Church.

Support our parish by mailing in your offerings. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Checks can be made payable to St. Rita Church.


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