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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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

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

23rd Week in Ordinary Time

It is this prayer and community that this coming Sunday's gospel speaks of as Jesus teaches his disciples about its power.   Let us use these gifts of prayer and community to bolster our own spirits in this time of challenge.   This week we celebrate several things:   Monday is Labor Day so we [...]

By |2020-09-07T22:23:46+00:00September 6th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
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