The Painted Church
The Painted Church
4.5
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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IrishFan-80
Lancaster, PA4,888 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Our first time here and now we understand the painted refers to the amazing murals inside. Still an active Catholic Mass schedule.
Peace.
Written January 23, 2024
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iowacityia
iowa city, ia2,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My wife and I arrived shortly after noon, as a stop on our Holland America Cruise shore excursion. It was a nice drive to the church. I was not expecting much from this stop, but it was actually kind of nice. Simple, but pretty. A good moment to stretch your legs. A little covered area had bottles of water for sale, and small fruits for sale. (Or donation?). Either way, the banana was delicious. There is a restroom at the high end of the parking lot. It was a nice stop, but I would not rush back.
Written December 13, 2023
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Timothy H
Morton, IL23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My wife and I went here for Mass and also looked around the grounds and church. The church folks were very friendly...they even gave us both leis as keepsakes for our visit. The church is really beautiful and quaint. I highly recommend to visit here or take in a Mass if your schedule allows.
Written October 22, 2023
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janahn875
United States129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
What a beautiful little still-attended church with a lot of history and paintings on the inside. Great stop on your way to or from Honaunau Place of Refuge or Two Step.
Written June 1, 2023
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Michael Denis M
Castlewellan, UK418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The little Church of St. Benedict sits proudly on overlooking Captain Cook on Hawai’i’s Big Island. The former Parish Priest, Fr. Velghe decided to paint the walls with episodes of Old and New Testament Stories to help parishioners understand the their Faith Journies.
He’d be the first to admit he was not in the Picasso mould, but the idea to make the Faith visible was a good one. There are some nice grounds to stroll around with a little grotto to Our Lady of Lourdes and a memorial to Fr. Damien de Veuster, Saint of the Lepers on the Island of Molokai.
The little Church is an oasis in no a a n otherwise busy world.
Written May 13, 2023
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Rae
98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Cool little church. Free parking. Free fresh fruit if you want (oranges and bananas) Worth the drive.
Written April 29, 2023
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subterranean_jack
Phoenix523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It's a nice, small, historical church. Nice place to stop for a few minutes for a photo-op. Busy road nearby, but the area around the church is calm and peaceful.
Written April 6, 2023
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Moondoggie1957
Woodbridge, Canada578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We visited the Painted Church during our recent trip to Hawaii. It is quite serene and we had a lovely walk around the property and would recommend visiting it if you happen to be in the area.
Written January 30, 2023
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jaimexplorer
California1,155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I don't understand the appeal of this place. It is crowded and noisy - two people in the back and I think one was a volunteer kept talking about cats the entire time I was there - but at least I arrived just after the tour bus had left.

Perhaps it is better during a mass. And the outside is very pretty.
Written January 20, 2023
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OHweezy
Kirtland, Ohio93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Old Painted Church is a teeny beautiful church that is a must-see! Walk around the property and get a sense of calm. There is a little fruit stand and drinks that you can take for a donation.
Their Christmas mass is in the building next to the church. We went and felt immediately welcomed. Local singers with ukuleles and also a church choir with electronic piano/organ. We were given a knit lei when we walked in. One of the only Catholic Churches still open because of Covid.
Written December 28, 2022
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