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175th Anniversary Celebration Events

Saturday, July 23rd Koloa Plantation Days - Hapa Trail Walk

Our 175th Celebration Series successfully kicked-off on Saturday, July 23rd as we welcomed over 300 island residents, guests and visitors for the famous Koloa Plantation Days Hapa Trail Walk. The parishioners of St. Raphael Church provided coffee, water, pastries and donuts to all participants. Thank you to all who helped make this a great success.

Saturday, July 30th Koloa Plantation Days Parade

“Planting the Seeds that Nourish the Soul”  was the theme of this year’s Koloa Plantation Days Parade. This year’s parade honored St. Raphael Church as the Parade Grand Marshall as we celebrate our “175 Anniversary” on December 25, 2016. The float won "Best in Parade" award. Watch the video of the parade, to share in the experience of the day.  In addition, Millie Curtis and the rest of the performers, entertained the parade goers with their beautiful songs and music. We are hoping that all parishioners were able to experience this spectacular event. Read more

Saturday, August 13th Spaghetti & Pizza Night “Bingo and Movie for the Kids”

A fun evening of Spaghetti, Pizza and Bingo was had by all in the Parish Dining Hall. In the evening, all enjoyed a feature movie on a 50-foot large movie screen outside “Under the Stars”.

Sunday, September 11th - 175 Hours of Perpetual Adoration & Benediction Services

Sunday, September 18th “Could you not keep watch for just an hour?” Mark 14:37. As a gesture of the role Jesus plays in our very active everyday life, faithful will have an opportunity to devote an hour or more in adoration to the Lord. Adoration is a sign of devotion and worship of Jesus Christ who is believed by Catholics to be present in Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharistic bread. Culminating with a total of 175 hours, we will begin our Adoration on Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 a.m. (immediately following our 7:00 a.m. mass and conclude on Sunday, September 18th at 3:00 p.m.). Individuals, families and friends are all welcome. Don’t you have just an hour to spend with Jesus?  Bring your bible or rosary; read silently; take this time to reflect. Sign-up sheets will be available on the bulletin board outside of the church.

Saturday, October 29th Youth Fall Dance (Chili & Rice)

We continued our celebration series with a Youth Fall Dance. Families and adults from our surrounding parishes joined us as we celebrated the youth of our parishes on Kauai. A fun evening was had by all.

Saturday, November 19th Thanksgiving Outreach (Salt Pond Beach Park Main Pavilion)

7:00 a.m. – St. Raphael Church

On Saturday, November 19th, Tina Brun and the St. Raphael Church Outreach Committee provided a Pre-Thanksgiving luncheon to the Homeless and Families that are in need at Salt Pond Beach Park Main Pavilion. Packages of non-perishable food were distributed, as well as toiletries, sheets, towels and linen.

Saturday, December 3rd 175th Anniversary Carnival and Celebration

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Celebration was a joyous event.  Thank you to the hundreds of people who came out to help us celebrate under a beautiful calm, sunny day.  Father Arlen's offering to St. Clair, the patron saint of weather proved to be highly successful.  While flood alerts were issued all around Kauai, we were blessed with a beautiful day.  Father's blessing of attendees was followed by a continuous stream of top notch entertainment.  The craft fair had over 30 crafters and the rummage sale had hundreds of items.  All were busy from the start.  We cannot forget the great food that was available for all to enjoy.  We thank the donors to our silent auction - it was a great success! It was great to see priests around the island and our invited dignitaries who helped us celebrate this historic event.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who put in tireless hours to make this event a great success.  A special thanks goes out to Brenda Sameshima and the celebration committee who organized a great event.

Sunday, December 25th 175th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, December 25th, we were honored to welcome our parishioners and visitors to mark the 175th Anniversary Celebration of St. Raphael Church. We began our celebration with mass at 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Day followed by our 175th Anniversary Luau on the lawn area.  Great food and live entertainment was a blessing for all who joined in.  See the article in the Garden Island News for photos and details


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Parish 5 Year Plan Available now

Parish leadership met to chart the course for our Parish and Ministries for the period of 2015-2020.  The results were grouped into the following categories: Social Ministry; Youth and Young Adult Ministry; Worship; Community and Evangelization.  The Plan was reviewed in a town hall meeting with Bishop Larry Silva on Sunday March 22nd, 2015.

Youth Ministry

The Youth of the Youth Ministry is serving coffee after the 9:30 Sunday mass.  Donations support their efforts to raise funds for the various activities of the ministry.  Please support our youth.

Volunteers Needed

Church cleaning team is looking for additional help - please contact the parish office

Landscape Ministry needs some assistance! If you have time and talent to spare, please contact Leon at 808-212-1963 808-212-1963 or 907-980-8900 907-980-8900

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