Immaculate Conception Church
91-1298 Renton Rd
Ewa , HI 96706

Email:  iccewa@rcchawaii.org

Ph#: 808 . 681 . 3701
Fax:  808 . 681 . 3117

Mass Times:

Saturday – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – 7 & 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Daily Mass – Every day except Thursdays – 8:00 a.m.

Confessions are held every Saturday from 4 – 4:45 p.m.

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Immaculate Conception Church

In the early 1800’s, there was a visiting priest whose territory included the North Shore, Waianae Coast and Ewa Plains and he would celebrate Mass infrequently at a small chapel in Honouliuli.  In these early years, sugar farming was not a thriving economy.  However, in the late 1870’s, with the use of artesian wells and improved farming techniques, sugar plantations became more profitable and grew into an important economic source for Hawaii.

By the late 1880’s the sugar plantation population had grown and a small village named “Ewa” was formed.  These sugar workers were immigrants from Portugal, Philippines and Japan…many of whom were Catholic.  By 1891, a Catholic cemetary was established and a new chapel was built close to the sugar mill.  In time, the Catholic populations outgrew  this small chapel so in 1929, a larger was constructed on land owned by the Catholic Diocese.

This wooden Gothic style church was designed by Fr. Charles Windels, SS CC, who also did much of the construction work himself.  Today this church is known as Immaculate Conception and it is a landmark on Renton Road.

The Ewa area is growing again and undergoing significant changes.  The sugar cane lands are now being developed into  housing projects and Kapolei is becoming the “Second City” to Honolulu.  Many of our parishioners and their families are immigrants who once worked at the sugar plantations.  Because of the growth in the Ewa area, our parishioners are of different ethnicities and a new generation is coming into existence.

Recently, the Diocese purchased several acres of land in the Honouliuli area and there are plans in the making of building a new Catholic Church with many facilities to accomodate the ever-growing city of Ewa.

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