115 Ala Malama Street Kaunakakai, HI 96748 ph: 808-553-5220 fax: 808-553-3534
Stay current with all the on going events in the St. Damien Catholic Community by following them on St. Damien Catholic Church Facebook Page
If you would like to register with our parish community, you can download the Parish Registration form by clicking on this link, print it, complete it and deposit your registration form in the safe at St. Damien Church (inside wooden doors to the left of candle holders) or place in the Offertory Basket at Mass at any of our churches (Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, St. Damien or St. Vincent Ferrer).
The St. Damien Parish now has a You Tube page where Fr. Brian has recorded the daily mass and Sunday mass during the quarantine period of 2020. Subscribe to it so as not to miss out on any future recordings of parish events. You can also visit the St. Damien Parish blog to read words of inspiration from Fr. Brian and interesting articles that relate to the story of leprosy in Hawaii and the history of Catholicism on Molokai and in Hawaii.
For parishioners of St. Damien of Molokai Catholic Parish, you can now make donations directly to our parish online at the St. Damien Parish web page.
The St. Damien Parish of Molokai could use your help by way of donations. This parish community is unique in many ways. It has four church buildings to maintain: the St. Damien Church in Kaunakakai, Our Lady of Seven Sorrows on the east side of the island, St. Joseph in Kamalo and St. Vincent Ferrer in Maunaloa. Our parish community is very small and most are on fixed incomes. You can help our parish community by sending in your tax deductible donation today. You can make your donation here via the Pay Pal button (you do not need a Pay Pal account to do so) or donate by way of a check made payable to: St. Damien Parish of Molokai and mail it to:
St. Damien Parish of Molokai
P.O. Box 1948
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
We thank you for your support!
Clergy: Fr. Brian Vince Guerrini, ss.cc. (residence phone: 558-0109), Michael Shizuma, Deacon, Deacon Jim Krupa
In case of medical emergency and the priest is not available, please call Deacon Michael Shizuma at 553-5583
Are you planning to visit Molokai while celebrating a wedding anniversary? Why not renew your wedding vows at one of our masses? Why wait for for a ‘milestone’? Every year is a milestone! Contact our parish office to make arrangements. What better place than here on Molokai to renew your vows?
Upcoming events and special masses:
Thurs., Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day 9am mass at St. Damien Church
Friday, Nov. 26: Rosary at St. Damien, 5pm
Nov. 29-Dec. 3: Fr. Brian at Convocation, communion services only for daily mass
Dec. 8: Holy Day of Obligation, Immaculate Conception, masses at St. Damien, 7am and 6pm
Dec. 9: Dedication of St. Damien Church, 6pm mass (no 7am)
Dec. 11 (Sat.) & Dec. 12 (Sun.): Advent Mission with the EPIC Team from Maui at St. Damien
before and after 5pm mass & after 9am mass (no 7am & 11am masses)
Dec. 13 (Mon.): Advent Penance Service at St. Damien, 6pm
Dec. 15 (Wed.): Molokai String Quartet Christmas Concert, St. Damien Church, 6pm All are welcome and this is a free event!
Dec. 24th Christmas Eve: 8pm vigil mass at St. Damien Church
Dec. 25th Christmas day: 9am mass at St. Damien Church
Saturdays: 5:00 pm, St. Damien. Doors will open one hour before mass.
Sundays, 7:00 am, Our Lady of Sorrows (East End)
Sundays, 9:00 am, St. Damien (Kaunakakai)
Sundays, 11:00 am, St. Vincent (Maunaloa)
Tuesdays – Fridays, 7:00 am, St. Damien (if the priest is not available, there 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 will be held at 5 am.
Confessions: 4:00-5pm on Saturdays at St. Damien.
Office Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 9:00 am – 12 Noon, Damien Center
St. Damien Catholic Church, Molokai
Today on the “topside” of Molokai, the Saint Damien Catholic Parish, lives as “ohana” (family) serving God, serving each other and the greater world community. We endeavor in our own small ways, in our daily lives, to live Jesus’ gospel message, that we are each called to build the kingdom of God here on earth. We do that in our daily work, in our extension of friendship and charity to those in need. Our goal and mission is, like Father Damien, to give without counting the cost, without expectation of thanks, and without judgment of those we serve.
One of the primary missions of the parish is to serve as a resource to visitors and pilgrims to Molokai who come to learn the Father Damien story. In 2011, after 16 years of planning, praying and fundraising, the parish completed the construction of and dedicated to God the new Saint Damien of Molokai Church. The new Saint Damien Church stands in the main town of Kaunakakai, in the center of Molokai and serves as the parish’s primary worship space and as a gathering place for visitors and pilgrims who come to learn the Father Damien story.