Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki, April 18, 2018 April 18, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: We are experiencing a relatively calm week at the Cathedral. Things at the office are running very smoothly and I have spent a lot of time in meetings, sermon writing, taking care of correspondence, and engaging in worship. Yesterday ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 11, 2018 April 14, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana:   I’m writing in the middle of the week after a weekend of full and rich worship experiences. The choir from Hawaii Pacific University was with us at the 10:30 service and while I appreciated all their music, I ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 28, 2018 April 7, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It is not only hard to believe that we are in the middle of Holy Week, but also that this is now my second Holy Week with you since I returned to the Cathedral. I invite and encourage ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, March 21, 2018 April 7, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It was wonderful to see you all this past Sunday after being away in the Philippines for 12 days. I know that many of you followed my doings on Facebook, and if I may, I’d like to give ... More...

Message (Report to Chapter) from Fr. Moki, February 28, 2018 March 3, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I offered the following report to the Cathedral Chapter for February 2018. Kilani Ventura Funeral services for Kilani Ventura we’re held at Cathedral on Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 AM. We recorded 118 people in attendance, bearing in mind that ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, February 21, 2018 February 21, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: The Cathedral community held a beautiful service for Kilani Ventura this past Saturday. It was hard to say goodbye and there were lots of tears, including mine. In the midst of that however, I heard a lot of ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, February 14, 2018 February 14, 2018  Dear Cathedral Ohana: Today is Ash Wednesday and the Cathedral held three services where in the sermon I shared thoughts from Pope Francis on how to fast during Lent. He says this: Fast from hurting words and say kind words. Fast from sadness ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, February 7, 2018 February 7, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Not only can I not believe that January has come and gone, I also can’t believe that we are approaching the Last Sunday of Epiphany and that a week from now it will be Ash Wednesday. Where has ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, January 31, 2018 February 1, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As many of you know, I was in Oregon last week to visit with family and friends, including my kid brother Graham. I learned some interesting things about my family while I was there, including that my great ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, 1/24,2018 January 24, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I write to you this week from Portland, Oregon, where I am taking some downtime after our Annual Meeting to visit with family and friends. My father lived and worked in the Portland area all his adult life ... More...