Molokai History:

[from Hawaii Catholic Herald, March 16, 1990]

In the transitional years of 1986-88 while the two Molokai parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Sophia were being united, diocesan priests Father Alfred Rebuldela and Father Robert Schwarzhaupt administered the parish. They were followed by Father Victor Lanuevo and Father Marc R. Alexander.

St. Theresa was an active and joyful community during the 1940s-1960s when the pineapple plantation flourished. The parish community included the plantation workers and many Catholics from the Hawaiian Homestead lands of Kipu and Kalae. Annual carnivals funded much of the parish expenses and served as a focal point for parish social life. The Molokai “kamaaina” remember fondly the pleasure and good humor of those carnivals past.

[……. to be continued]

Blessings, pono and much pule!

Fr. Brian Guerrini,