Celebrating the Re-opening for St. Anthony!

Mahalo Ke Akua we have some wonderful news for you!

Bishop Larry has approved the first steps to opening up our churches. Fr. Roland desires to have our St. Anthony Parish Mass Reopening on the weekend of June 13/14.  This coincides with the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13.

There will be changes to the way we celebrate Mass, but rest assured they are for the health and safety of all. Please keep an eye and ear out for updated parish news and alerts.

Weʻll begin sending out more information as the June 13/14 weekend draws near.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is extended through June 30, 2020.

“Praying Together, Praying Apart” from Liturgical Press

A message from Deacon Modesto Cordero, Director of the Office of Worship, Diocese of Honolulu:

Aloha and Happy Eastertime!

The COVID-19 virus forces us and our parishioners to grapple with a difficult reality. Amid self-isolation and “stay-at-home” orders, an increasing number of people are experiencing sickness and death separated from other people. Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN) has posted more free resources in their website that relate to healing and grief. Praying Together, Praying Apart: At-Home Prayers for Times of Healing, Illness, and Death is a new resource available for free download in their website (https://offers.litpress.org/coronavirus-response-to-customers) and at the links below for praying in times of healing, illness and death.

The attached provides the following:

Part I: Prayers of Comfort, Hope, and Healing: These texts can be prayed by individuals, families, or other groups.

Part II: Lucernarium for Healing: Lucernarium, or “service of light,” grows out of the tradition in the early church of lighting lamps for evening prayer. This celebration of light rejoices in Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, the Light no darkness can overcome.

Part III:
Rosary for Healing with Luke the Evangelist: The rosary is a prayer pathway that invites us to meditate on significant events in Jesus’ life. The Rosary for Healing with Luke the Evangelist focuses on the healing mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, allowing us to enter more fully into the healing experiences within Luke’s Gospel. Begin each decade by reading the corresponding Scripture passage.

Part IV: At-Home Service of Prayer when Someone Has Died: One of the realities of social distancing is the inability to gather as a community for wakes, funerals, and other memorial services when someone has died. This service of prayer is intended to give people a way to pray in their own homes as they grieve the loss of a loved one.

Reopening of Church Services

St. Anthony Church

Aloha Parishioners,

As Br. Tom mentioned in the Sunday (5/17/20) Mass announcements, St. Anthony is working toward safely reopening the church to receive parishioners.

As you can imagine, there will be new protocols for attending, new ways to receive the Mass, and new ways of doing things.

The parish staff, council, and ministries are working diligently and expeditiously to create safe and healthy environments for all our parishioners. We are looking forward to returning and celebrating with you and with each other. Keep an eye or ear out for our announcements, flyers, and other videos.

We absolutely have NOT forgotten about our parishioners without computer, internet, or smartphone devices and are implementing ways to communicate information to them. If you would like to help in sharing information to individuals without technological devices, please contact our office (244-4148). We would certainly appreciate the help.

There is more information to come. In the meantime, you can read the message from the Diocese of Honolulu about the reopening of churches. See below.

*Estimated reopening: July 2020

Malama pono.

Front of St. Anthony

Recording of the Sixth Sunday of Easter Mass – 05/17/20

Link to Video

St. Anthony of Padua Church. Wailuku, Maui, Hawai’i. Sixth Sunday of Easter Mass. May 17, 2020.

Our apologies if it’s “glitchy” at the beginning… we were hoping the new wi-fi would be stable, but it wasn’t.  We fixed it a few minutes later.  

“Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONELICENSE with license #706654. All rights reserved”.

We’re Open! (Sorta)

Our office is open (sorta)!

Now that we’ve gotten notice that our offices can re-open, our staff is working hard to make the necessary accommodations to meet the needs of our Catholic Community.

At the moment, we’re answering phone calls, emails, and responding to church inquiries. We ARE NOT accepting walk-ins. Though we still cannot meet face-to-face, know that we’re “here”, responding to your calls, and working toward safely re-opening our church.

Ke Akua pu, May God be with you.

May Flowers

How lucky are we to have beautiful flowers for our Sunday live-stream Masses! You can see them by the altar in our live-stream videos. We’ve been blessed with donations and arrangements from Letty Mariscal, Val Standing, Avelino and Joy Ollero, and Ron and Leola Muramoto. Mahalo for bringing love to the Chapel so that we may stream love into the homes of our parishioners.

Prayer Will Bring Us Hope

Every day, every moment is a time we can praise God. In today’s podcast, Fr. Rollie reflects on the definition and meaning of prayer through inspiration from St. Therese, Richard Rohr (a Franciscan priest), Philippians 4:6-8, and the Gospel of John Chapter 14 (Jesus’s last farewell).

Fr. Rollie refers to the pamphlet “Faith and Common Sense: The Catholic Response to an Epidemic.” In his podcast, he recites “Prayer During an Epidemic” (see below) from Our Sunday Visitor.

Mahalo Music Ministry!

Every Sunday we have one cantor and one organist join in the live-stream to provide our parish with beautiful music 🎶. THANK YOU to the St. Anthony Music Ministry for continuing to serve our Catholic community through this pandemic. 💕🎵