Masses at the St. Damien church will resume on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7am with the daily mass. The regular mass schedule will be followed with the daily mass on weekdays at 7am at the St. Damien church in Kaunakakai. Weekend masses are as follows; Saturdays at 6 pm at the St. Damien church in Kaunakakai (confessions from 5-5:30pm), Sunday mass will be at 7 am at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Kaluaaha, 9am at St. Damien and 11 am at St. Vincent Ferrer in Maunaloa.
The Bishop has extended the dispensation to attend Sunday Mass, through August 31, 2020. This means that attending Sunday Mass is your decision to make. One can attend a daily mass instead in order to fulfill the Sunday obligation. Masses will continue to be 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
Regular mass times:
Saturday Vigil at St. Damien Church: 6 pm (confessions from 5:00-5:30pm)
Sunday morning: Our Lady of Seven Sorrows: 7 am, St. Damien Church: 9 am, St. Vincent Ferrar: 11 am
Daily mass time (T-F): 7 am at St. Damien Church (if the priest is off island, 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.
Please refer to the online calendar for holiday mass schedules and any other changes