The Sunday obligation to attend Mass is back in place, unless you are unable due to health. Masses are still available via livestream. The livestream mass schedule can be found on the Diocese of Honolulu website under the COVID-19 Response section.
Being Faithful and Safe in this pandemic means to be prudent in our actions and choices.
For those in the “High Risk” category – all who are 65 and older, those with heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes – you are the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. The prudent option is to Stay at Home.
Being cavalier about this pandemic, or foolish about one’s health, is not the will of the Father.
Also, for those who are justifiably wary about returning to Mass, the option of Safer at Home is perfectly acceptable and understandable. It is in no means a sign of weakness or cowardice.
Proverbs 14:15 says, “The prudent give thought to their steps.” For those in the High Risk Category, the sake of our own health and for others, the option of “Stay at Home,” and “Safer at Home” is the prudent way of being Faithful and Safe.
The live stream can be viewed on the Facebook page for the Cathedral of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. It can also be viewed at Hawaii Catholic TV for those who are not on Facebook but do have internet connection. Live stream schedule from the Cathedral:
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Sundays at 9 AM, Bishop Larry Silva presiding
Mondays to Saturdays at 8 AM
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE:
CHRISTMAS SEASON MASS SCHEDULE:
Christmas Eve – 8pm at St. Damien
Christmas Day – 9am at St. Damien
New Year’s Day -January 1, 9am at St. Damien
First Confessions -January 2, 2:30pm at St. Damien
First Communions & Confirmations -January 3, at 9am at St. Damien only (NO MASSES AT OLSS & SVF)
Masses (doors of the churches will open one hour before mass):
Tuesdays – Fridays, 7:00 am, St. Damien Church (if the priest is not available, it will be a communion service). During the month of December, the Rooster Mass schedule will be observed starting on Dec. 16th up to Christmas Day. Daily mass during that time is typically held at 5 am.
Confessions: 4:00-5:00pm on Saturdays at St. Damien.
Doors of the churches will open one hour before mass.