Ground Broken for Kaunakakai’s Long-Awaited Church

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 4, 2011] "Ground Broken for Kaunakakai's Long-Awaited Church" At 9:29am, the old church bell tolled and Stephen Petro, chairman of the parish building committee, introduced the formalities and Bishop Larry Silva. "It is a joy and a privilege to be here with you," said the bishop who had [...]

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Ground Breaking for the New St. Damien Church in Molokai

Molokai History: [from the Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 4, 2011] Ground Broken for Kaunakakai's long-awaited church About 300 people gathered beneath a cloudless blue sky at the grass-covered empty lot at 115 Ala Malama Street in Kaunakakai to watch a long-held dream emerge into reality. The Molokai parish of St. Damien officially broke ground for [...]

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A New Catholic Church for Molokai

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] "A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle" Sister Isabel Rabbon, a Maryknoll sister who worked as a pastoral associate at the old St. Sophia Parish under several pastors from 1979 to 1990, said the new church was "a dream come true." The church's sound qualities impressed [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 15 Love in the Wider Family

Life in the Wider Family Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Much of our faith history centers on the extended family. The Twelve Tribes of Israel were family as sons of Jacob. We hear the extensive genealogy of Jesus read at the Christmas Vigil (Mt 1:1-25). The Ten Commandments establish the obligation to honor father and [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 14 Love of Father and Mother

The Love of Mother and Father Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Pope Francis describes the love of a mother and father for their child as a "spark of God's love." Rare is the entertainment sitcom that shows the dignity of a man and woman, married with children, united in the joy of family. Most of [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 13 Love and Pregnancy

Joining with God in the Miracle of New Life Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Pope Francis reminds us that a woman joins with God in a miracle with each pregnancy. There is nothing like it. Life is a miracle! As scientists give us a picture of a universe billions of years old, human life can [...]

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The Blessing of the New St. Damien Church, Kaunakakai, Molokai

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] "A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle" A new day for the parish "It's beautiful," Bishop Silva said earlier that day after Father Guerreiro had given him a tour of the new church, the first he [the Bishop] has ever blessed. "I like it very much. [...]

By |2022-03-21T08:38:28+00:00March 19th, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on The Blessing of the New St. Damien Church, Kaunakakai, Molokai

Amoris Laetitia 12 Love Made Fruitful

Love Made Fruitful Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka In his message on Love in the Family, Pope Francis says, “Love always gives life.” In a world where death comes from a lack of love in many ways, the Pope looks to the family as a place where love can shine in giving life. Fundamentally, as [...]

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Second Sunday of Lent March 13, 2022 Homily

Deacon Jim's Homily on the Second Sunday of Lent Seeing is believing. Some things are just too incredible to believe without seeing them ourselves. The disciple, Thomas, had that problem after the resurrection. Without personally seeing the risen Lord, he could not believe. When Jesus appeared to him, he became a believer. Jesus commended him [...]

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The Dedication of the new St. Damien church in Kaunakakai by Bishop Silva

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle [At the dedication of the new St. Damien church in Kaunakakai by Bishop Silva] Following the homily, Father Guerreiro crouched under the altar to insert the altar stone through a trap door that opened under the top. Imbedded in [...]

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