Ground Broken for Kaunakakai’s Long-Awaited Church (a continuation)

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 4, 2011] Ground Broken for Kaunakakai's Long-Awaited Church When complete, the church will not have ornamentation or stained glass windows, the architect said. "It will be a shell, functioning, legal, in still skeletal form, a very utilitarian building." But it will have built-in the potential for artistic enhancement [...]

By |2022-06-20T07:20:01+00:00May 31st, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history|Comments Off on Ground Broken for Kaunakakai’s Long-Awaited Church (a continuation)

Baptisms by Damien in Pelekunu Valley 1873

Molokai History: [from Kalawao Sacramental Register, 1873-1930 in the SS.CC. Archives at St. Patrick's Monastery in Kaimuki, Honolulu, Oahu] On May 10, 1873, Father Damien, SS.CC. arrives at Kalaupapa/Kalawao Leper Settlement with Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC. On May 19, just 9 days after he arrived, Father Damien baptized 10 people in the Pelekunu Valley to [...]

By |2022-06-20T07:24:12+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on Baptisms by Damien in Pelekunu Valley 1873

Kaunakakai’s New Catholic Church: “Not a Basilica”

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 4, 2011] "Ground broken for Kaunakakai's long-awaited church" 'Not a basilica' The new church is being built where St. Sophia had stood for 73 years, near the beginning of Kaunakakai town's main drag, between the C. Pascua Store and the Molokai Community Credit Union, across from the U.S. [...]

By |2022-05-23T00:12:03+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai History, St. Sophia Church Kaunakakai|Comments Off on Kaunakakai’s New Catholic Church: “Not a Basilica”

The Relationship Between Church and Kingdom

Submitted by Deacon Jim   Who are we as Church? What is the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the Church? Who is in the church? Who is in the Body of Christ? When I was a kid, the answer I was taught was easy. Practicing Catholics true to every ritual were “in” and [...]

By |2022-06-20T07:36:53+00:00May 20th, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka|Comments Off on The Relationship Between Church and Kingdom

Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC.’s Journals, 1837-1877

Molokai History: [from translation of Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC.'s Journals, 1837-1877, in SS.CC. Fathers & Brothers Archives in Honolulu] July 4, 1851 (Friday): Frs. L. Marie, SS.CC. & Matthias, SS.CC. and Bishop Maigret, SS.CC. return to Kumueli [Kamalo] from Halawa. July 5, 1851 (Saturday): At Kumueli [Kamalo], preparations for tomorrow. People come in for the [...]

By |2022-06-20T07:44:21+00:00May 10th, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC.’s Journals, 1837-1877

A Brief Peek from Bishop Louis Maigret’s Journals

Molokai History: [from an English translation of Bishop Louis Maigret's Journals, 1837-1877, SS.CC. Archives, St. Patrick's Monastery, Honolulu] June 30, 1851, 12 noon, Monday: Vicar Apostolic (Bishop) Maigret, SS.CC., along with SS.CC. Fathers Joachim, Aubert & J.M., 2 youngsters and Severino, A lay man, arrive in Severino's launch to Kumueli (Kamalo), Molokai at 4pm from [...]

By |2022-05-11T08:37:23+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on A Brief Peek from Bishop Louis Maigret’s Journals

Mysteries of the Rosary (1)Scripture

Praying the Gospel: The Rosary By: Deacon Jim Krupka This article begins a series focused on the Gospel basis of the Rosary. The Rosary is a beautiful Scripture-based prayer. But to someone without knowledge of the Rosary, the scripture basis is not apparent. Non-Catholics observing recitation of the Rosary see repeated memorized prayers said quickly. [...]

By |2022-05-11T08:46:57+00:00May 1st, 2022|messages from Deacon Jim Krupka, Mysteries of the Rosary|Comments Off on Mysteries of the Rosary (1)Scripture
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