We will provide a worship and gathering space to serve our congregation and the greater community. Our new space will embrace our diversity and shared values of Catholic service and evangelization. Our call of faith to build Christ’s home will bring hope to the despairing and provide an environment in which our ministries and our education and social programs will flourish.
Our journey together will build a new house of worship that wholly reflects the open, welcoming, and loving nature of our community, brought together by the holy sacraments.
In 1985, the St Jude Society became a mission under Immaculate Conception Church. A Finance Committee and Parish Council were created to help move and motivate the mission. On February, 1988, Bishop Joseph Ferrario established St. Jude Parish and appointed Father Jim Berry as pastor. Two masses were celebrated each Sunday at Makakilo Recreation Center. In 1989, we purchased land for a church facility.
In 1992, Father Roland Pacudan was appointed pastor of St. Jude and he formed the Building Committee to implement plans for the new church. In the meantime, other ministries were formed; Social Ministry, Religious Education, Hospitality and Worship.
To fund our new facility a pledge drive was started and many fund raising events were planned and executed. Events included a boat cruise, luaus, grand give-a-ways, golf tournaments, tee shirt and cookbook sales. Corporate gifts also provided revenues toward the building of our church.
We finally broke ground on May 7, 1998. Bishop Ferrario, priests, families and friends gathered at the celebration. So began the construction of our church facility. A Certificate of Occupancy was granted on January 8, 1999, and the dedication service was held on February 14th.
Road to Leihano
Our current Worship space was consecrated on February 14, 1999. Over the next 13 years our community grew and with much thanks to you our parishioners, we were able to pay off our church building mortgage. We were busting at the seams almost from the day we opened the doors.
Today, more than 30 years after the St. Jude Society set its goal of building a church, St. Jude has a place to call home! We tripled our size in the first month we opened. With all of our trials and tribulations, we have become a closer and continue to grow in Faith and Love!