Leaving Mass early, what’s the Rush?
People rush off before Mass has ended. It happens in every parish and it shouldn’t. This picture was taken in France. What could be so important that you leave right after receiving communion, get in your car, and drive off before the Mass has ended? It really is sad to see the last five rows of pews empty before the final blessing is given by the priest and dismissed by the deacon. Please reconsider the time that you give to the Lord when attending Mass. Our world is rushing us in too many areas of our lives and worship time should not be one of them. .Learn more about our Parish
Health Alert---For the Month of November
Due to the current rise in mumps cases in Hawaii we have received an advisory that parishes temporarily discontinue the distribution of communion through the use of the communal chalice. Therefore, for the month of November, no one will be receiving the Precious Blood at either daily or weekend Masses. Also, common sense should prevail when exchanging the Sign of Peace since we are approaching the annual cold and flu season. A simple bow to the persons around you or simply the words ”Peace be with you” seem more appropriate sometimes. Note: There is a Hand Sanitizer dispenser at the church entrance for your use.Learn about Becoming a Parisioner
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:00am, on Thursday, November 23. All are invited to come and give thanks to God for his wondrous gifts. This will afford us an opportunity to practice an act of stewardship at the offertory by sharing our gifts of nonperishable food items with those less fortunate. These donations will be shared with a local food bank. So please be charitable and bring such items as can goods, rice, cereal or our always favorite Spam. Remember we can’t outdo God’s generosity…but let’s try.Learn More About Donations