Clergy Reflections

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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...

Message from Fr. Moki, January 17, 2018 January 18, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: After last week Saturday’s announcement that a missile was headed our way and we needed to seek shelter, I find that I am thinking about my life in a different way. I’m focusing less on what I need ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, January 10, 2018 January 10, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you in the middle of my work week, I realize that I will have to spend the afternoon preparing a sermon to honor Nat Potter at his funeral on Saturday. Nat was a gentleman ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, January 3, 2018 January 5, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.The past year was very life-giving for me and I thank you all for your support and affirmations. I ask for your prayers as we enter our second ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, 12-24-17 January 1, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: I trust you are having a blessed Advent, full of excitement and anticipation as we await the arrival of the Christ child in our midst. I encourage us to stay calm and meditative as we do whatever it ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 11, 2017 October 23, 2017 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Last week I was sitting on my lanai in the evening and it began to pour. It was one of those heavy, heavy rains that seemed to cleanse the city streets. In addition, it also cleansed my soul. ... More...