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Molokai History: Sacred Hearts Visits Preceding Fr. Damien

Molokai History: [from Bishop Louis Maigret's Journals, 1837-1877, Archives of the Sacred Hearts Fathers, Honolulu] June 30, 1851: "Left around noon for Molokai - Frs. Joachim, Aubert, J.M., the 2 youngsters & I - very turbulent sea - Severino accompanies us on his launch - we arrive at Kumueli (Kamalo) at about 4pm" July 1, [...]

By |2021-10-02T01:21:21+00:00October 2nd, 2021|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, Stories of Kalaupapa|Comments Off on Molokai History: Sacred Hearts Visits Preceding Fr. Damien

St. Sophia Church: Molokai History

Molokai History: [from a Bulletin from St. Sophia Church in Kaunakakai, no date] The first chapel in Kaunakakai was blessed in January, 1914 by Bishop Libert Boeynams, SS.CC. The property belonged to Moses Burrows and the chapel seated 50 souls. In 1937, a new church was built to replace this chapel. Mrs. Sophie Cooke gave [...]

By |2021-10-02T01:18:02+00:00September 25th, 2021|Catholicism in Hawaii, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Sophia Church Kaunakakai|Comments Off on St. Sophia Church: Molokai History

St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kualapuu: Molokai History

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 [...]

By |2021-09-11T22:46:21+00:00September 11th, 2021|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Theresa Church in Kualapuu|Comments Off on St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kualapuu: Molokai History

Catholic Church History of Molokai

Molokai History: [From Hawaii Catholic Herald, March 3, 1990] Topside refers to the entire island with exception of the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula which juts into the ocean at the base of Molokai's towering north shore cliffs. The home of the settlement for Hansen's disease patients made famous by Father Damien. Kalaupapa is served by St. [...]

By |2021-09-05T02:26:22+00:00September 5th, 2021|Catholicism in Hawaii, messages from Fr. Brian, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on Catholic Church History of Molokai

St. Theresa Church History, Kualapuu, Molokai

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, March 16, 1990] In 1945, Father Systermans, SS.CC. moved the parish hall from the Sacred Heart church grounds in Hoolehua to Kualapuu for the community's liturgies. He named the new church in honor of St. Theresa, the Little Flower of Jesus. Father Jules Verhaeghe, SS.CC., blessed the church on [...]

By |2021-09-05T02:22:52+00:00September 5th, 2021|Catholicism in Hawaii, messages from Fr. Brian, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on St. Theresa Church History, Kualapuu, Molokai

Excerpts from Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, SS.CC., Rome, 2017

Molokai History: [From "Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, SS.CC., Rome, 2017] From a letter from Fr. Damien to Father Modeste Favens, SS.CC., Kalawao, April 3, 1879: My Reverend Father, Not having a penny of revenue and having paid what was due for the "kuleana" of Halawa [land purchased for St. Ann's chapel [...]

By |2020-12-07T08:34:02+00:00December 7th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on Excerpts from Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, SS.CC., Rome, 2017

First Week of Advent 2020

Peace to all as we enter the first week of Advent in anticipation of things to come! "A voice of one crying out in the desert" "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit" These two lines stood out for me from next Sunday's Gospel. They are words of need, hope and faith in God. [...]

By |2020-11-30T23:41:56+00:00November 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Week of Advent 2020

Excerpt from the “Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017

Molokai History: (From "Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017) From a letter from Father Damien to Mr. Rudolph W. Meyer from Kalawao, March 20, 1877: Dear Sir, Father Andre wishes me to go up today to your place and help you survey the Kaunakakai and Halava church lots. Trusting to [...]

By |2020-11-17T23:32:26+00:00November 17th, 2020|Damien Church Blog 1, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on Excerpt from the “Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017

33rd week of Ordinary Time

Peace be with you!   As we begin this 33rd week of Ordinary Time in our church year, we look forward to proclaiming Jesus Christ as our king next weekend and proclaiming the servant leader that Jesus promoted. Kingship has responsibilities, the main one being to serve the people. If we proclaim Jesus as our [...]

By |2020-11-17T23:26:11+00:00November 14th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 33rd week of Ordinary Time
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