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



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.


Any suggestions, questions or comments, please contact:

Diane Nifong at (808) 283-1574

Shirley Ann Hoopai at (808) 269-8186


There is still NO NEED FOR RESERVATIONS at St. Rita Church!!

Come and Worship With Us...

Morning Mass: 7:00 am ~ Tue. ~ Fri.

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm

Sunday Mass: 8:30 am




St. Rita Christmas & New Years Schedule 2021-2022

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - A Holy Day of Obligation

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

 7:00 a.m. ~ Morning Mass

6:00 p.m. ~ Evening Mass


Advent Penance Service

Thursday, December 16, 2021

6:00 p.m.


Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord

Friday, December 24, 2021

6:00 p.m. ~ Singing Christmas Carols

6:30 p.m. Mass


The Nativity of the Lord - A Holy Day of Obligation

Saturday, December 25, 2021

8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Rita Church

11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Gabriel Church


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday, December 26, 2021

8:30 a.m. Mass


New Years Eve

Friday, December 31, 2021

7:30 a.m. Mass

Followed by an Hour Adoration for Giving Thanks to God for all His Blessings of a New Year.


New Years Day - Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Saturday, January 01, 2022

8:30 a.m. Mass

5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass - Epiphany of the Lord


Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 02, 2022

8:30 a.m. Mass


Save the Date!

Saturday, December 18th, @ 8:30 am.

We will have a Community Work Day to Clean our Church for Christmas!


2021 Advent Penance Service Schedule In the Maui Vicariate Parishes

St. Anthony Church - Wailuku

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

6:00 p.m.


Chirst the King Church - Kahului

Thursday, December 09, 2021

6:30 p.m.


Holy Rosary Church - Paia

Friday, December 10, 2021

6:00 p.m.


St. Ann Church - Waihee

Friday, December 10, 2021

5:30 p.m.


Holy Ghost Mission Church - Kula

Monday, December 13, 2021

5:30 p.m 


St. Theresa Church - Kihei

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

7:00 p.m.


Maria Lanakila Church - Lahaina

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:00 p.m.


St. Rith Church - Haiku

Thursday, December 16, 2021

6:00 p.m.


St. Joseph Church - Makawao

Friday, December 17, 2021

6:00 p.m.


A Big Mahalo to the Thrift Shop Ladies for all their extended hours during the Christmas Sale!! It was a GREAT SUCCESS!! The Holiday Set-up in the Hall was WELCOMING to all who came! We THANK our Parish Community for all the Christmas Donations!

Also, Thanks to our Bakers and Cooks for their WONDERFUL DONATIONS donated!


Mahalo to our Thanksgiving Chef, Agnes Groff who roasted 10 turkeys and prepared all the dressings. Thanks to the volunteers and donors for their generous time, talent and treasure toward the Thanksgiving event.

We Thank our Parishioners who delivered the lunches to our homebound and people in need of a Thanksgiving meal. It was a truly a Thanksgiving to see the smiles of those receiving and a great feeling of Thanksgiving for those giving.


God Bless You for all that you do for St. Rita Church!!

Religious Education Christmas Project

Please join us in gathering new, unwrapped items we can donate to those in our community who need a little extra support, joy and love this Christmas season. We welcome your choice of gifts for all. Infants to seniors need to know we can help! Items will be given to those in our parish and to local community organizations we support. There will be a collection box at the church entrance from November 27th to December 12th


Our Liturgical Program and Monitor is up and running! We are seeking operators in this Ministry! Basic computer skills required. This Ministry will certainly help you grow in Faith! Please see Esther after Mass or call the Rectory for more information.

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.


The Children Class Schedule

December 5 ~ Kids


The Adult Class Schedule

November 28 ~ Adults

December 12 ~ Adults


Please keep working on your home books. Books need to be turned in to me in December. Please keep in contact if you have any questions. It will be 2022 before we know it!


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

Donation Drop Off

Sunday 9:45am - 12:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 12:00pm


Weekly Bulletin
November 28, 2021
Click Here


November Mass Intentions:

+ Abel & + Irene Gouveia

+ Nathan Perreira

+ Margaret & + Ernest Louis

+ All of our Faithful Departed

+ All of the Souls in Purgatory


Please Pray For Our Sick Brothers and Sisters:

James Gonzalez-Wesley 

Rosemary Robbins

Debbie Faborito

Rachel Cravalho

Robert Robello

Lito Urayanza

Connie Munoz

Vivian Lee

Stanley Lee

Mark Potter

Susan Redpath

Melissa Prince


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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