Bishop Larry Silva's Pastoral Visit
The St. Jude Community will welcome Bishop Larry Silva to St. Jude Church
as he makes his Pastoral Visit on December 5-6, 2015.
There will be a Town Hall Meeting after the 11am Mass on Sunday, the 6th.
Parishioners are encouraged to come and meet Bishop Larry Silva and bring
any questions or concerns that you may have in regards to St. Jude.
updated November 13, 2015
St. Jude's Feast Day Letter from the Bishop
Update Letter From Fr. Khanh
September 14, 2015
This letter is to keep you informed of our progress, and once again seek your feedback as we
begin the process of bringing St. Jude Parish into its next phase -- a permanent home at Leihano
in Kapolei - capable of serving all the needs of our Catholic community for many generations to
As we announced in October 2014, our parish is officially the owner of an extremely desirable
11-acre site at Leihano, which is conveniently located along Ft. Barrette road, across from
Kapolei Regional Park. Many of you participated in our surveys that asked you what elements of
the new parish Church and campus were most important to you. Among the things most often
requested were greater capacity and a more worshipful atmosphere in the church itself,
classroom space for religious education, a community hall for events and easier access, along
with a greater capacity for parking.
I am pleased to announce that all of those things will be included in the first phase of the new
property at Leihano. Our team of architects has begun drafting site and design plans, and have
assured us that many of the things you have requested are possible on the new site. It can be built
at a cost that will be reasonable and achievable.
Our collaboration with the architects has included your input on the surveys and two meetings
involving about 70 parish leaders and volunteers who are focused on the following areas:
Worship, Faith Formation, Site Plan, Fellowship and Administration. There is a committee
chairperson for each of those areas who is responsible for sharing information with the rest of the
parish and gathering feedback as we move forward.
During meetings held in June and July of 2015, these members gave the architects a tremendous
amount of critical and constructive feedback about some of their initial concepts. I am pleased
that these professionals, who have much experience in the process of planning, designing, and
building Catholic Church properties, were extremely open and sensitive to the concerns that are
specific to our parish family. I am looking forward to what they present next.
I believe very strongly that you and your family are essential to the success of St. Jude as we
move into possibly the most important phase of our parish history -- the establishment of our
permanent home. This will be the church of our children and grandchildren and their children
and grandchildren and with God's help and guidance we will do right by them.
That's why I want to make sure that all of you believe in what we are doing – and pray that will
happen through continued communication and sharing our excitement and our concerns with all
of our parishioners. At every stage you can be certain that we will share with you what your
parish leadership is doing and be open to your questions and feedbacks. You will see firm
evidence of this as we reach out with electronic, written and personal communication (for now
you can use the form below, or at the back of the Church). Please take advantage of these
opportunities to be part of a great enterprise. We want you to feel in your heart that this great
community endeavor is also part of your own personal and spiritual growth as a disciple of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
God Bless You, Mahalo and Aloha,
Fr. Khanh Hoang
New Carpet gives St. Jude a fresh look
In the middle of August St. Jude got a much needed face lift.
Thanks to the work of many hands we were able to finally re-carpet the Church, Multi-purpose room, The Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Offices. It took a lot of coordinating and organizing, but in true St. Jude style, we all came together to get the job done!
Our new carpet beautifully defines our worship area and brightens up the room. A big mahalo to the Building Committee for overseeing the project and to the Knights of Columbus for assisting with man-power to get the job done.
- 51st International Eucharistic Congress-2016
- February 27th, 2015-Initial Site Survey Results
- Map of New Parish Site at Leihano
- News: Future Home of St. Jude
- St. Jude Purchases 11 Acres in Kapolei
- Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace Designated Minor Basilica
- 2014-2015 Confirmation Registration
- 2016 World Youth Day Prayer