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 write a check payable to: St. Gabriel's Repair & Maintenance
and mail 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



Funeral Services for Fr. Patrick Freitas

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa

712 North School Street Honolulu

10:00am Visitation

11:00am Mass

Presider Bishop Larry Silva


There will be no morning Mass from Tuesday, November 29th thru Friday, December 2nd.

Fr. Chacko will be attending the Priest Convocation on Oahu.

Advant Penance Service

Thursday, December 15, 2022 

6:00 PM

This service of penance is meant to make us ready in mind and heart for the coming of Christ, which we are soon to celebrate in the Mass of Christmas.


 ~ St. Rita’sMministry Programs~

In baptism, we are all called to actively participate in bringing about the reign of God, in serving our brothers and sisters in need. Through our Church Ministry programs we offer opportunities to exercise the Christian call to service.

Please pray about joining any one of these ministries to continue the work of Jesus in our community

- Homebound Ministry

- Bereavement Ministry

- Church Cleaners Ministry

- Thrift Shop Ministry

- Collection Counters

- Proclaimers of the Word

- Altar Servers Ministry

- Environment Ministry

- Religious Education Teachers

- Youth Leader Ministry

-Stewardship Committee Ministry


Persons interested, please call the parish office. (808)575-2601



New Parishioners

Newcomers are encouraged to register with the parish and are welcome to participate in all parish activities and ministries. Registration forms are available at the rear of the church.

Please submit forms to the Parish Office at 655 Haiku Rd., Haiku, HI 96708.

Help Wanted

Job Opening —Part -time Secretary

• Supports administrative operations for the parish including communication to parishioners and the public, scheduling appointments, processing mail, record keeping and other administrative duties to ensure proper operation of the parish.

• Assists in coordination of parish staff activities and committees including scheduling meetings and providing administrative support.

• Participates in supporting ministries, assisting in inviting, welcoming and registering new parishioners.

• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Apply on -line at: https://www.hrsymphony.com/hrs/careers/RCCH

St. Rita's (Safety Awareness Team)

Looking for volunteers to assist our Parish with safety of our church, parishioners, and guest! Areas of concern too include: Fire Safety, Medical Emergencies and Volatile Critical Incident Issues "Active Shooter". We will be holding 2 initial meeting sessions to introduce this area of concern and build our collaborative approach towards our personal church plan.

Thursday, December 8th &Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: St. Rita's Church Haiku

Please let me know if you would be interested in helping in this area, as well as if you will be able to attend these initial St. Rita Safety Awareness Team Sessions!

POC: Lot Kaluau Phone: 808-281-8996 E-mail: lkaluau@hawaii.rr.com


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the following ministries:

Thrift Store: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Collection Counters: Sundays (1-hour after Mass)

Liturgical Tech: Saturday or Sunday Mass (1-hour)



Join us...

Divine Mercy Prayer

Every Fridays at 3:00pm 


Pray the Rosary

Weekdays Tuesday thru Friday Morning Mass at 7:00am

Saturdays before Mass at 4:30pm

Sundays before Mass at 8:00am


Church Cleaners Wanted

We are seking Church Cleaners to clean our Church! If you can help out to clean our Church, please sign up on the bulletin board.

This Ministry is in need of your HELP.

Memorial Tiles

If you are interested in purchasing Memorial Tiles ($120 each tile), forms are available at the entrance of our Church.


Class Calendar for November 2022 - January 2023 (Subject to Change)


November 27, 2022 - No Class (Thanksgiving Break)


December 04, 2022

December 11, 2022

December 18, 2022

December 25, 2022 - No Class - Merry Christmas


January 01, 2023 - No Class - Happy New Year

January 08, 2023

January 15, 2023

January 22, 2023

January 29, 2023


[We are required by the Diocese to have 26 classes throughout the school year. Students are allowed to miss only 3 classes during the year. Some of our classes will include service projects. Those who participate will receive credit for class. For example, those who helped at Jubilee, or help serve at any of the parish dinners will get credit toward the 26 required classes. ]


Religious Education
Please Click On Links For More Information!


Parish Photos Event Calendar Map and Directions





Rev. Chacko Muthoottil

Click here: St. Rita's
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

Sunday 9:45am - 12:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 12:00pm


Donation Drop Off

Tuesdays 8:00am - 12:00pm


Weekly Bulletin
November 27, 2022
Click Here


November Mass Intentions:

Jonathon Texeira—11/1

All Souls Day—11/2

Robert Faborito -11/5

Kasey Gouveia—11/8

Ana Yi—11/10

Jongnam-Cho & Chunja-Cho—11/11

Abel & Irene Gouveia—11/12 Walter & Ethel Texeira—11/15 Hitoshi Kobayashi—11/17

Agatha Lucy Alison Kobayashi—11/18

Walter Ben Texeira—11/22 Vincent Bauldry—11/23

Diane Bevilacqua—11/25

Nathan Perreira—11/26


All of our Faithful Departed will be prayed for during the whole month of November .



Please Pray For Our Sick Brothers and Sisters:

James Gonzalez-Wesley Rosemary Robbins

Debbie Faborito

Joan Opitz

Rachel Cravalho

Mark Potter

Robert Robello

Melissa Prince

Vivian Lee

Stephen Groff

Monica Revells

Winona Martinez




Sr. Bernadette Meno made her perpetual vows as a Diocesan Hermit, consecrated in poverty, chastity and obedience. Much of her day is spent in prayer. If you have any prayer requests please send them to:

Sister Bernadette Meno

Email : hawaiicatholichermit@aol.com


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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