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

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 [...]

By |2022-04-16T07:36:21+00:00April 16th, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Damien|Comments Off on Ground Breaking for the New St. Damien Church in Molokai

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 [...]

By |2022-04-16T07:40:40+00:00April 6th, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on A New Catholic Church for Molokai

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

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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The Blessing Of the St. Damien Church in Kaunakakai, Molokai

Molokai History: [from "Hawaii Catholic Herald", December 23, 2011] "Molokai blesses its long-awaited St. Damien Church in Kaunakakai" At the church's entrance, the chairman of the parish building committee, Stephen Petro, welcomed Bishop Silva and presented him with official documents and the key to the front door. The bishop passed the keys to pastor, Sacred [...]

By |2022-03-13T08:53:48+00:00March 1st, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on The Blessing Of the St. Damien Church in Kaunakakai, Molokai

Molokai History: The Blessing of the St. Damien Church, December 2011

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] It's a welcoming church appropriate for a friendly isle. The people of Molokai blessed their long-awaited St. Damien Church in Kaunakakai on Dec. 9 with an inaugural congregation too large for the new building to hold, expressing a joy too great to hold in. Bishop Larry [...]

By |2022-02-21T07:55:41+00:00February 20th, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on Molokai History: The Blessing of the St. Damien Church, December 2011

Molokai History: Churches that Fr. Damien Built

Molokai History: [a reprint from the Hawaii Catholic Herald of May 20, 1966] Father Damien built two other churches on the East End of Molokai. They were St. John the Evangelist at Moanui and St. Ann at Halawa. He built these in 1876. St. John's was torn down in 1934 and St. Ann's was abandoned [...]

By |2022-02-21T07:59:22+00:00February 8th, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on Molokai History: Churches that Fr. Damien Built

Molokai History: Churches That Fr. Damien Built: St. Joseph and Our Lady Of Seven Sorrows

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, May 20, 1966] The distance from Kaunakakai to Kamalo, St. Joseph's Church and a mission of St. Sophia's is eleven miles, but the road is good. St. Joseph's was built in 1876 by Father Damien and is still in use today. It never had a resident priest but it [...]

By |2022-03-13T08:49:04+00:00February 1st, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on Molokai History: Churches That Fr. Damien Built: St. Joseph and Our Lady Of Seven Sorrows
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