Saint Raphael Catholic Church (Koloa, Hawaii)

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Coordinates: 21°53′38″N 159°27′27″W / 21.8938167°N 159.4575086°W / 21.8938167; -159.4575086 Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii in the United States. Located in Koloa on the island of Kauai, the church falls under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Honolulu and its bishop. It is named after Saint Raphael.

The oldest Catholic Church in Kauai, St. Raphael's was founded in 1841, two years after Catholics were granted religious freedom in Hawaii after the French threatened Honolulu. Father Arsenius Walsh established the parish.

The present sanctuary of St. Raphael's Church in Koloa, Kauai (Hawaii) was constructed in 1856 and renovated in 1936.

External links

  • St. Raphael Church website

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