The 175th Celebration of St. Anthony Church

On Wednesday, May 12th, we honored and celebrated the Marianists leaving the St. Anthony community effective July 2021 – Father Roland Bunda, Father Sylverius Kerketta, Brother Fred Silbereis, Brother Dave Quigley, Brother Tom Spring and Brother Frank Gomes.

Many thanks to Madelyn and Glen Pascual for providing the beautiful photos. Please visit their website to check out the photos: https://lunasports.zenfolio.com/p355487452

Celebrating 175 Years with St. Anthony

Dear Parishioners,

Blessings and peace be with you. It is with grateful hearts that we Marianists are leaving the St. Anthony community effective July 2021. We would like to thank you for being with us in our lives and ministries. May we look back with gratitude and forward with hope and in that spirit of thanksgiving and confidence live fully in the present moment in the presence of God.

Mahalo and Salamat,
Father Roland Bunda

From the Desk of Fr. Roland Bunda – 2/20/21

February 20, 2021

Dear Parishioners in Christ,

Blessings to your hearts as we enter this season of Lent.  Christ calls us during this season to practice/work on our Lenten plan of conversion through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  The goal of all our Lenten actions is to keep God’s saving work of our salvation at the forefront of our minds, so that our words and deeds lead others and ourselves to a deeper knowledge of God and seek him with all our hearts.

Before we were ever marked with ashes, we were marked with the Lord’s cross at our Baptism.  We are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These words recall our identity as beloved sons and daughters of the Father through Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

For many of us who were baptized as infants, the sacrament of Baptism can become something that is only recalled when we walk through the door of our church and bless ourselves with holy water.  With the coronavirus, we no longer bless ourselves with holy water, but we make the sign of the cross as we begin to celebrate the Eucharist on Sunday.

How do we live our Baptism in Lent?  I would like to suggest that during this time of Lent, we become fully aware of our own Baptism.  Our catechumens have been discerning God’s call over the past several months.  They are seeking to give their entire lives to Christ.  They will be participating in the Rite of Acceptance and Election on Sunday at the 5:00 Eucharist, declaring their intention to participate in the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) during the vigil of Easter on April 3rd.  Their presence reminds us that Lent is about responding to the grace of Baptism, which is an eternal and life-sustaining gift from God.  It is at Baptism where the priest first asked us to reject sin and profess our faith in Christ Jesus.  Our baptismal identity calls us to continually renew our commitment to God, who first made a commitment, a covenant, with us and called us his own beloved sons and daughters.  It is our time to intentionally respond to God’s call of metanoia and conversion.

Let us pray for one another as we enter this season of Lent, embracing the graces bestowed on us.  Let us with our Elect as they enter deeply into this Paschal Mystery of Jesus, his life, suffering, death, and resurrection.

Fr. Roland Bunda, S.M.
Pastor

Fr. Raymond Malley (1940 – 2021)

Fr. Ray served as our Pastor at St. Anthony from 1993 to 2007.

Father Malley was born September 27, 1940 in San Francisco. He made his first profession as a member of the Society of Mary on Aug. 15, 1959. He was ordained a priest on May 25, 1968, and served in Hawaii 19 years, mostly from 1989 to 2007.

Father Malley was assigned as a high school teacher and chaplain in San Francisco and at Saint Louis High School in Honolulu. He was also an assistant principal and principal in high schools in California and Washington; a parish administrator and community director in Washington; an instructor and NCAA representative for Chaminade University in Honolulu.

In reflecting on his service in Hawaii, Father Malley wrote, “When my ministry placed me at Chaminade University, I became the NCAA representative for the athletic department while also teaching theology, New Testament and church history. Then, a new surprise occurred: The provincial asked me to move to St. Anthony’s on Maui as pastor. After my arrival, the newly-appointed bishop asked me to serve as vicar forane for Maui, Lanai and Molokai. I worked for the parish for 14 years and the diocese for 10 years.” (Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/1/2019)

Rest In Peace, Fr. Ray

Following CDC guidelines, we request that you RSVP to attend the memoral Mass for Fr. Raymond Malley

Maui to Bid Farewell to Marianists

A Message from the Marianists:

Society of Mary to withdraw from St. Anthony’s Parish, Maui

Local diocese to assume parish operations as part of agreement

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Society of Mary (Marianists,) an international congregation of Catholic priests and brothers, announced today that it is withdrawing from St. Anthony’s Parish on the Hawaiian island of Maui, effective July 1, 2021. The departure results from multiple factors, including a declining and aging population of priests and brothers in the congregation. As part of the withdrawal, the Diocese of Honolulu will  assume day-to-day operations of the parish and its spiritual community, with full details to be announced in the coming weeks.

“This was a difficult decision that we didn’t take lightly, especially given the Marianist’s historic presence in Hawaii and special relationship with the St. Anthony’s community,” said Father Oscar Vasquez, SM, Marianist provincial. “However, after reviewing all of our available resources, it was ultimately decided that the spiritual, physical and social needs of St. Anthony’s parishioners would be best served by the diocese moving forward, and we’re grateful for its support.”

Current Marianists assigned to the parish community include Pastor Rev. Roland Bunda, SM, Associate Pastor Rev. Sylverius Kerketta, SM, Pastoral Assistant Bro. Fred Silbereis, SM, and in residence Bro. Dave Quigley, SM. All will be assigned to other duties. Although the withdrawal will result in no active Marianists serving the island of Maui, the society will still maintain a significant presence in the region, including Chaminade University of Honolulu and Saint Louis School. The Marianists will continue to provide ongoing support and resources to the existing Lay Marianist groups both on Oahu and Maui. Similarly, we are pleased to continue our sponsorship of St. Anthony’s school.

St. Anthony’s is a special community, with its roots on the island dating back more than 150 years. Founded by the Fathers of the Order of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1848, the parish has grown over the decades to include a diverse parish of more than 900 families, many focused ministries, a preschool, cemetery and the only Catholic High School on the island of Maui. Although the Marianists formally assumed leadership of St. Anthony’s Parish in 1976, the order was already well known to the community, having founded the Wailuku School for Boys in 1883 at the invitation of the Sacred Heart’s Fathers.

The Marianists are planning a parish farewell event on May 23, 2021 to honor the many brothers and priests who have served the parish there and to thank the St. Anthony Community for their collaboration and support. 

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About The Marianists

The Society of Mary (Marianists), an international Catholic religious order of brothers and priests, was founded in 1817 in France by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. The Society of Mary, together with a religious order of women, the Daughters of Mary Immaculate, and numerous affiliated lay groups, form the Marianist Family.

The Marianists first arrived in the United States in 1849 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Marianists arrived in Hawaii in 1883. In 1908, this American Province was divided into two: the Province of Cincinnati and the Province of St. Louis. The Cincinnati Province was divided in 1948 to form the Pacific Province and again divided in 1961 to form the New York Province. On July 1, 2002, the four Provinces united as the Province of the United States, headquartered in St. Louis.

The Marianist Province of the United States comprises about 230 professed brothers and priests serving in the United States. The Province also includes communities and ministries in India, Ireland and Mexico. Province ministries include sponsored universities, high schools, middle schools and primary schools; parishes, retreat centers, and programs of spiritual formation; works of social justice and environmental integrity; service to the Marianist Family, formation, administration and art.

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A Message from the Diocese of Honolulu:

MAUI TO BID FAREWELL TO MARIANSTS ON JUNE 30, 2021

The weekend of January 16/17, Marianist officials announced at St. Anthony Parish, Wailuku, Maui that the Marianist Priests and Brothers will be bidding farewell to the island of Maui on June 30, 2021.  Fr. Tim Kenney, S.M. made the announcement on behalf of the U.S. Provincial, Fr. Oscar Vasquez, S.M.  After much discussion within the Marianists’ Provincial Council and with Bishop Larry Silva, it was decided that the Marianist personnel resources have become sufficiently thin that they can no longer staff St. Anthony Parish, Wailuku after June 30, 2021.

The Marianists have served at St. Anthony School for 138 years, and they have staffed the parish for 45 years.  The pastoral care of the parish and school will be turned over to the Diocese of Honolulu on July 1, 2021.  The new pastor will be announced soon.

We are most grateful to the Marianists for their faithful and loving service at St. Anthony Church and School and for their ministry and presence on the island of Maui.  Many lives have been touched by the service and witness of the Brothers and Fathers over many generations, and we are certain their presence will continue to bear good fruit for generations to come.

The following are the Marianist pastors who have served St. Anthony Church:  Fr. James Orsini (now a diocesan priest); Fr. Jack Reilly, S.M.; Fr. William O’Connell, S.M.; Fr. Charles Oyabu, S.M.; Fr. Raymond Malley, S.M.; and the current pastor, Fr. Roland Bunda, S.M., who has served for 14 years.

Bishop Silva will be celebrating the 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua.  At that time, he will formally thank the Marianists for their faithful service in Maui for 138 years.  He will also celebrate the Marianists’ 45 years in the parish, the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the current church, and the 175th  anniversary of the founding of St. Anthony School.

The Marianists maintain their presence at Chaminade University of Honolulu and St. Louis School.  We are most grateful for their continuing service.

Starting 2021 with Peace


A Message from Pope Francis:

At a time like this, when the barque of humanity, tossed by the storm of the current crisis, struggles to advance towards a calmer and more serene horizon, the “rudder” of human dignity and the “compass” of fundamental social principles can enable us together to steer a sure course.

May we work together to advance towards a new horizon of love and peace, of fraternity and solidarity, of mutual support and acceptance.

May we never yield to the temptation to disregard others, especially those in greatest need, and to look the other way; instead, may we strive daily, in concrete and practical ways, to form a community composed of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another.


A New Year Prayer

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Poverty Awareness Month (January 2021)

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Poverty Awareness Month

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Misa de Gallo 2020 Mass Schedule

“THE ROOSTER’s MASS”

One of the most distinctive Christmas traditions in the Philippines is completing the nine dawn Masses. Filipinos and Filipinos-at-heart, from all walks of life, would always make an effort to wake up early in the morning to pray and thank God for all the blessings. Not to mention, to prepare for the birth of Christ.

From December 16 – 24, we will celebrate Mass at 6:00 am from Wednesday, December 16th through Saturday, December 19th.

On Sunday, December 20th Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 am.

Monday, December 21st – the 24th Mass will be at 6:00 am.


We have much to be thankful to our Lord for. He has kept us safe and healthy, He has given us the tools we need to be safe and he protects us always.

The live-streaming schedule is 6am, Wednesday December 16 through Thursday December 24. Except on Sunday December 20 when the Mass will be live-streamed at 10am.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Aloha St. Anthony Ohana! Christmas is here! Please join us as we celebrate Christmas. Here is the Christmas Schedule. Links to reserve a seat will be provided soon.

CHRISTMAS EVE Mass

4pm
6pm (live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube)

Christmas Midnight Mass (live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube)

11:30pm – Christmas Caroling & Handbells
12:00 am – Midnight Mass

CHRISTMAS DAY Mass

7am
10am (live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube)

Extension of the Dispensation through 2/16/21

Read below or download the message from Bishop Larry regarding the extension of the dispensation.

Follow along with the Diocese COVID plans here: https://www.catholichawaii.org/covid19

In light of the ongoing pandemic, I am extending the dispensation through Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the day before Ash Wednesday.

“While I am extending this dispensation for the sake of those who are at higher risk if they should be infected with the COVID-19 virus, I would like to urge all our parishioners who can safely do so to return to worship at Sunday Mass.”  – Bishop Larry Silva