Maria Lanakila Catholic Church

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Maria Lanakila Church
Location712 Waineʻe Street
Lahaina, Hawaii
Area3.091 acres (1.251 ha)
Part ofLahaina Historic District (#66000302[1])

Maria Lanakila Catholic Church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii in the United States. Located in Lahaina on the island of Maui, the church falls under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Honolulu and its bishop. The parish has a mission in Kapalua under the title of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Maria Lanakila means "Victorious Mary", the Hawaiian language equivalent to the English language epithet "Our Lady of Victory", which refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The first Catholic priests arrived on Maui on April 21, 1846. The pastor was Fr. Aubert of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. A temporary church was built on the site, with a new structure dedicated September 8, 1858. In 1927–1928 a concrete church was built on the original foundation. The pastor as of 2009 was Gary P. Colton.[2] The church is a contributing property of the Lahaina Historic District, designated a National Historic Landmark District on December 29, 1962.[3] It is located on 712 Waineʻe Street, coordinates 20°52′31″N 156°40′36″W / 20.87528°N 156.67667°W / 20.87528; -156.67667Coordinates: 20°52′31″N 156°40′36″W / 20.87528°N 156.67667°W / 20.87528; -156.67667.

The church appeared in the ABC television series Hart to Hart ("Harts and Palms," Season 3, Episode 14).


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Maria Lanakila Catholic Church". official web site. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  3. ^ Russell A. Apple (December 21, 1973), National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmark 1974 Update: Lahaina / Lahaina (historic district) (pdf), National Park Service, retrieved 2009-10-29