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 [...]

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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

32nd week in Ordinary Time

Aloha nui to all as we enter the 32nd week in Ordinary Time and fast approach the season of Advent and the coming of the Lord at Christmas! It is always good to be prepared, to be ready for something. Most teachers will tell you that they spend most of their time preparing to teach [...]

By |2020-11-01T23:01:57+00:00November 1st, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 32nd week in Ordinary Time

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Peace of mind, body and spirit to you and your ohana! Attitude! That is what Jesus tells us in next weekend's Gospel. You need to have an attitude attuned to the Lord's if you want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And, that attitude is a "be" - attitude, meaning you must "be" what you [...]

By |2020-10-25T23:39:32+00:00October 24th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Jim Krupka’s homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please join us in welcoming Deacon Jim Krupka back home to Molokai! If you missed hearing his homily this weekend, here it is: Aloha friends! So much has changed in the months since I was last here. Last Christmas, the world of Molokai looked good. Things seemed to be moving along on Molokai time in [...]

By |2020-10-25T23:51:20+00:00October 24th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1|Comments Off on Deacon Jim Krupka’s homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Molokai History: (taken from :Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017) A Letter from Father Damien to his mother, brothers and relatives, sent from the Leprosy Hospital on Molokai, December 8, 1874 Beloved mother, brothers and relatives, During last summer, I worked four months outside the hospital, as a joint-carpenter. It [...]

By |2020-10-12T07:57:31+00:00October 10th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai History, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on Excerpts from the, “Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017

28th Week of Ordinary Time

Peace to all as we enter the 28th Week of Ordinary Time. This weekend's Gospel says that when it comes to the Kingdom of Heaven, "Many are invited but few are chosen." Do I want to be left out? Am I ready to accept the invitation? What do I need to do to be chosen [...]

By |2020-10-12T07:52:40+00:00October 10th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 28th Week of Ordinary Time

26th week of ordinary time

Aloha nui to all this 26th week of ordinary time as we begin to move into the month of October. Sunday's Gospel tells the parable of the ungrateful and unproductive tenants of a landowner's vineyard. As Jesus says, "the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will [...]

By |2020-09-28T08:48:09+00:00September 27th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 26th week of ordinary time

24th Week of Ordinary Time

Peace be with all as we begin the 24th Week of Ordinary Time! As we continue to journey into uncharted waters, Jesus, in next Sunday's Gospel assures us that the last will be first and the first will be last. This is what the Kingdom of God is all about: sacrifice, putting others before ourselves [...]

By |2020-09-14T00:54:31+00:00September 12th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1|Comments Off on 24th Week of Ordinary Time
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