Christ the King Church had it’s start in the 1880's as a mission outpost of the Holy Family Parish in Pu‘unene Maui. Then in 1924 Mrs. Anne Enomoto requested from Mr Frank Baldwin (manager, Kahului Railroad Company and Hawaiian Cane and Sugar) to have some land in Kahului to build a church. The first site offered by Mr Baldwin was in the area where the Maui Beach Hotel stands today. Fearing the possibility of being hit by a tsunami, Father Bartholemew Bax, SS, CC requested a site that is a bit more inland.

So for $1, Father Bax agreed to purchase the land where the church and school sits today from HC&S in 1931.  HC&S laborers started the construction of the church in early 1932 and was completed by October of that same year.  Bishop Stephen Alancastre then blessed the church during the Feast of Christ the King on October 31, 1932. </p>

In 1956, the first wing of the school was built, and shortly after that the second wing and the hall was built.  In 1963 Christ the King School graduated it's first class of students.  Unfortunately, because of economic conditions the school was closed in the early 2000s but maintained it's Childhood Development Center for pre-school aged childredn</p>

As Kahului continued to grow so did the church.  In the late 1970s the church was expanded to accommodate the growing population. Then in 2007 Christ the King Celebrated its 75th Anniversary (Its Diamond Celebration).

Here, Bishop Oscar Solis of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles blesses the time capsule containing items from the first 75 years of the church and school.

Newspaper articles of the 75th Anniversary celebration

Newspaper articles of the 75th Anniversary celebration

Finding Us

Christ the Kings Church
20 W. Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI 96732

For directions click here.

Phone #: 808-877-6098
Fax #: 808-463-3747
Email us using our  Contact Us Form


For our Sunday cruise line visitors: The ship normally arrives at 08:00am, so a lot of our cruise line visitors join us for our 10:00am mass.  Click on this link to view the various ways to get to our church. If you're coming from one of the nearby hotels or from the airport, click here.


  • House Calls:Please contact the parish office to set an appointment
  • Cars & Religious articles:Done after any weekday or weekend mass.

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