A Message from Fr. Roland Bunda

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                 March 30, 2020

Blessings and peace be with you.  During this time of the pandemic crisis – Covid-19, I would like to assure you of my prayers and loving support.  Our Marianist community of Maui are praying for you and your intentions as we celebrate Mass. 

Bishop Larry Silva issued a Memorandum addressed to Clergy, Parishes, and Catholic Faithful dated on March 27, 2020 regarding updated General Directives and Liturgical Guidelines Due to the Covid-19.

  1.  Parish Churches, chapel, oratories, centers, and missions are to be closed to the public through April 30, 2020, or until further notice.
  2. All liturgical and sacramental celebrations from now through April 30 are canceled, including those during Holy Week, the Paschal Triduum, and Easter Sunday.  The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays is dispensed through April 30, 2020.
  3. Priests are to celebrate private Masses, with only the liturgical ministers necessary, especially for the intentions of their people.
  4. We encourage parish priests to live-stream their liturgies to their parishioners via social media platforms and to communicate to them the times of these services and log-in information.
  5. Parishes are invited to inform their parishioners of opportunities to view the Mass and other services via live-stream or the parish’s Facebook.
  6. All funerals, weddings and baptisms should be postponed at this time until further notice.

Please check out our parish website for times for our live-stream Masses on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and other Holy week liturgies and Easter;  stanthonymaui.org

I would like to recommend that your family recite this prayer from Bishop Larry Silva:

            Dear God of all the living, you sent your Son Jesus to heal us from illness and sin. We turn to his healing power in this time of anxiety over the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus.

            St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to service of those who had an infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any disease,” because she was confident of your power to save.  At the same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that she and her Sisters would not be infected.

            As our Diocese of Honolulu has been dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence, “Jesus, I trust in you.”      Amen.

Let us continue to place our trust and faith in our loving God in union with his Son Jesus that we may have life in abundance through the Holy Spirit.

Fr. Roland Bunda, S.M.

3-27-20 Update from Bishop Larry Silva

Aloha St. Anthony ohana. On Friday, March 27, Bishop Larry Silva issued updated general directives and liturgical guidelines for our diocese. Please see pdf in the link below for details. In alignment with these directives, the St. Anthony Church office will also be closed. You may still contact us by email (info@stanthonymaui.org) or phone (808-244-4148) and please leave a message and we will return your call.

We will continue to live-stream our Sunday and Holy Week Masses.

May God Bless You Always.


To plead to the Lord for a speedy end to the current worldwide pandemic, Pope Francis invites all to join with him in prayer on Friday, March 27, 7:00 a.m. Hawaii Time (6:00 p.m. Rome time).

The Holy Father will conduct a prayer service for all the world at St. Peter’s Basilica, which will include Scripture readings, prayers, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. He will conclude with the Urbi et Orbi Blessing (to the city of Rome and to the world), which is normally only given at Easter and Christmas. A special indulgence is connected to this blessing. You can join in this prayer service via EWTN Catholic television network or other media portals.


Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord.

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord.
Marianist Moment: Annunciation, written by Bro. David Betz:

“March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord, was designated as the Patronal Feast for the Marianist Family. We celebrated the moment when Mary said, “yes” to becoming the Mother of Jesus. She received the message from the angel Gabriel. She listened to what the angel had to say. She pondered on what it meant. She even questioned what it would mean for her. After being reassured by Gabriel, she said, “yes,” and the Spirit overshadowed her and she conceived Jesus into her womb. This is a time when we are asked to remember the time that were called by God and to listen, ponder and hopefully say “yes” to God’s will in our lives.”

Join Us (Virtually) and Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation!

Please virtually join us TOMORROW (3/25) in celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation, the Patronal Feast of the Marianist Family. We will be live-streaming a Mass celebration at 6:30 am HST on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Live-stream or recording can be viewed on Facebook (you donʻt need a Facebook account to watch the live-stream – just wait till we get it started), or watch the recording on the St. Anthony YouTube page. Links are accessible on our web page.

Live Stream of Sunday Mass

Aloha St. Anthony Ohana,

Blessings to you and your families.  In light of the global pandemic and Bishop Larryʻs directive to cancel all public celebrations of Mass, our parish will be providing you with an opportunity to virtually celebrate Mass with me.  Sunday Mass will be celebrated without the congregation and available via live-stream on the St. Anthony Facebook page (see more info below).  Later Sunday morning, a recording will be added to the Facebook and YouTube pages should parishioners be unable to “attend” the live viewing.

Keep healthy, stay safe, and May God Bless You,

Fr. Roland

Streaming Masses

For Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mass will be celebrated without the congregation and live-streamed at 9:00 am HST.  Live streams can be found:

Daily Scripture Reading

The Scripture readings for Sunday, Solemnity, and Weekday Masses are available via the links below.  All are encouraged to spend time reflecting on these Scriptures, especially on Sundays.

Download the MyParish App

The mobile app can be downloaded here: https://myparishapp.com/download/  The app is available for Apple and Android devices.

  • Receive updates from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
  • Listen to Homilies and the Fr. Roland (Rollieʻs Word) podcast
  • Follow along in the daily and Sunday Readings

Podcast and Homilies

St. Anthony podcast and homilies will also be posted on podcast streaming services.  The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more.  For a complete listing, click here: https://anchor.fm/st-anthony-maui/

Intercession of St. Joseph

Aloha St. Anthony Parish,

I would like to share with you a message from Pope Francis:

#PrayTogether, entrusting ourselves to the intercession of St. Joseph, who knew precariousness and bitterness. Though he worried about the future, he knew how to walk through the darkness of certain moments, always letting himself be guided by God’s will without reservation.

-Pope Francis

May God Bles You,

Fr. Roland