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.


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July 30-31, 2022

St. Rita Catholic Church 100th Jubilee 


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


Ohana in Christ

“Bishop Larry Silva is asking every faith
community to actively support the new
“Ohana in Christ initiative—an effort to
raise awareness to our wider church
mission and services, as well as to help raise
funds to sustain them through an annual
diocesan appeal. Watch for more
information in the Hawaii Catholic Herald,
at Church, online and in the mail.
We will hear more from Bishop Larry
next Saturday and Sunday!

Rosary Congress 2021

In the Arms of St. Joseph 

The Rosary Congress will be held October 2nd thru October 8th.

St. Rita’s Special time for the Rosary Congress will be
Wednesday, October 6th.

Please come and join us for this special prayer time,
Wednesday, October 6th from morning
Mass until 12:00 noon.
Feel free to come any or as much of the time that you possibly can!


St. Rita’s Breads will be available on
October 23rd and 24th.
Pick up will be after Mass on both of those dates.

Pre-order only at 808-269-3313.
Exact change in cash only.
Choices are:
Banana Bread ~ No Nuts
Banana Bread with Walnuts
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread w/ Nuts
Pineapple Coconut Bread w/ Nuts
Zucchini Bread w/ Nuts

Still only $7.00 a loaf
Don’t miss out! Call or Text Now!

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.


ALOHA! Religious Education Students!! It has been a challenge to plan for our Religious Education Classes with the families concerns regarding Covid 19. Regarding concerns of the new Maui Regulations of 5 or less people gathering, St. Rita’s Religious Education WILL CONTINUE as planned with provisions of splitting the group and using the Church as additional space for the classes. If you still feel uneasy, maybe waiting until the next Sacrament date could be considered to get the Sacraments for your children.

Please mark your calendars and send me an email to let me know if your student is attending. It will be very important to keep me updated on your attendance plans. I understand all the concerns families have and will continue to provide a safe environment and educational resources for the children. Classes are for all students who are in Sacrament Preparation. We need to focus on their Sacrament Preparation and the significance of the monthly lessons of our Catholic Faith. Thank you for your supporting the Faith Formation of the children of St. Rita’s Parish.

Christine Matheis ~ R E Director


The Children Class Schedule

September 19 ~ Kids

October 10 ~ Kids

October 24 ~ Kids

November 7 ~ Kids

December 5 ~ Kids


The Adult Class Schedule

September 26 ~ Adults

October 31 ~ Adults

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!!!

God Bless and take care!

Christine Matheis ~ R E Director


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
September 26, 2021
Click Here


October Mass Intentions:

Emma Gouveia

Kasey Gouveia

Isaac Gouveia

+ Nathan Perreira


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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