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St. Raphael Catholic Church

st-raphael-churchThe first Catholic missionaries came to the Islands in 1827 and Honolulu had the first chapel in 1828. Saint Raphael Catholic Church was founded by Father Arsenius Walsh in Kōloa on Dec. 25, 1841, the first Catholic church on Kaua‘i and a place of worship for immigrant plantation workers from the Kōloa Plantation