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Our Pastor

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Father Dario Rinaldi


My name is Father Dario Rinaldi.  I was born in Eugene, Oregon to Steve and Laurie Rinaldi and baptized at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. When I was seven years old, we moved to Maui, where I was brought up surrounded by my Catholic faith. I am a product of Catholic education, attending grade school at St. Joseph Elementary under the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary and then St. Anthony High School under the Marianists.

I first heard the call to the priesthood when I was twelve years old. As I went through high school, the calling grew stronger and stronger until I decided to enter the seminary. After graduating high school in 2011, I entered Mount Angel College Seminary, where I would receive the foundations of my spiritual life in the Benedictine tradition. After graduating in 2015, I attended St. Patrick’s Seminary, where I studied theology. After a total of eleven years of formation, I was ordained a priest on May 20th, 2022.

After my ordination, Bishop Larry assigned me to St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish on the island of Kauai. It was during my second year there that the Bishop informed me that he was bringing me to Holy Family as the new pastor. Holy Family Parish was not unknown to me, as I had spent seven months here as a deacon about a year before I was ordained a priest. It is my privilege to serve as pastor here, to call this place home, and to have you as my holy family.

Past Pastors and Administrators

Fr. Joseph Sherry, 1950-1975

Fr. Lawrence Mann, 1975-1982

Fr. Thomas Hogan, 1982-1986

Fr. Patrick Frietas, 1986 - 1987

Fr. Maurice McNeely, 1987-2001

Fr. Owen Mullen, 2001 -2004

Msgr. Terrence Watanabe, 2004 - 2009

Fr. Sebastian Chacko, 2009-2016

Fr. John LeVecke, 2016-2019

​Fr. Rheo C. Ofalsa, 2019-2024

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