St. Rita Church Building Fund

$870 of $5.0M goal

Raised by 10 people in 24 months
Allan Alvarez  WAIANAE, HI
Background

St. Rita in Nanakuli and Mālia Puka o ka Lani in Keaukaha are the only two Roman Catholic churches on Hawaiian Homelands originally founded to serve Native Hawaiians and now also serve their greater neighborhood communities.  St. Rita preserves and promotes the Hawaiian culture by holding Catholic mass in the Hawaiian language on the first Sunday of each month. 

The original church building began as a chapel at Schofield Barracks and was moved to Ewa to be used as the Immaculate Conception Church until the construction of the present day Immaculate Conception Church in 1930. The building was then moved to its present Nanakuli homestead lot in 1934.

The current condition of our church is a sign of its age (114-year old structure). St. Rita church is slowly falling apart and must renovate.

Our Funding Mission

With humility and a thankful heart, we are asking family, friends, the global Catholic community and anyone who would like to assist us in raising funds to help the construction of a new St. Rita Catholic Church, a multi-purpose building that burned down years ago, the church office, classrooms and restrooms which, are all needing to be replaced.

Nanakuli is one of the poorest areas in the State of Hawaii but at the same time, our parishioners gives the most out of any other diocese. 

A building fund has been established that consists of many of the church's parishioners pledging to contribute on a regular and the finance committe has reached out to corporate sponsors for additional funds. 

The $5,000,000 we are aiming to raise in this campaign will cover costs of construction.  The funds will greatly assist the church in taking the next step towards its goal.

Please click here to view the latest building fund update.
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Posted by Allan Alvarez
23 months ago
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Update 1
Posted by Allan Alvarez
23 months ago
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Aside from your donations online, St. Rita has a building fund to which many parishioners had pledged. All of this to assist in raising funds for the new St. Rita Church complex. Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated. God bless!
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$870 of $5.0M goal

Raised by 10 people in 24 months
Created January 28, 2017
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MG
$100
Mark Grgurich
11 months ago
LM
$50
Lynnanne Moo
18 months ago
AL
$100
Anna Lopes
18 months ago

My husband Maile and I along with all 4 of our children were baptized at this church. It was here that we accepted Christ into our lives and met a lot of really good people. I pray that our donation will be multiplied so that the community can have the church they deserve.

CG
$100
Christine Greidanus
18 months ago
AH
$100
Alvarez Ohana (of Chino Hills)
21 months ago

Very humbled and thankful to have attended Easter Mass there. We will keep your parish in our prayers. Hope to visit again soon!

BW
$150
Bonnie Wong
23 months ago
$50
Clarence Low
23 months ago
DR
$100
Dana Rochex
23 months ago
RA
$100
Rosie Abriam
23 months ago
$20
Bryson Quisano
24 months ago

I was born n raised in this parish! Although I'm away n joined the service! I will always miss my home, where it all started to mold me as a soldier... I pledge to do my best to help!

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