Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki, Nov. 27, 2019 December 2, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday morning I drove to Kailua for a 7:30 meeting with my spiritual director. after that session was done, I had a little bit of time and thought about driving back into town via Makapu‘u. Something told me, ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, November 20, 2019 November 25, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Monday evening was quite a night. I had gone to bed and was fast asleep when I was jolted awake by the sound of thunder with flashes of lightning. Then the rain began to fall, making me feel ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, November 13, 2019 November 13, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It was a very interesting weekend for me. I was down with a virus and a very sore throat and ordered by the doctor to stay home on Friday and Saturday. I decided to follow doctor‘s orders, mostly ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, November 6, 2019 November 6, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As many of you know, I was home on Hawai‘i Island on Monday for my monthly visit with my grandmother. After having lunch with her, I decided to drive down to Puako (the place where Helen Desha Beamer ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 30, 2019 October 30, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Last week Friday I got to take a bit of a respite and flew to Maui for the funeral of a family member who died at the age of 75. This, of course, fell at a very busy ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 23, 2019 October 28, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: The Cathedral staff and I are coming off of a very busy weekend and as we prepare for this coming Sunday’s services as well as our Diocesan Convention, I’ve been encouraged by my spiritual director to find moments ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 16, 2019 October 21, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Monday was Indigenous People’s Day (aka Discover’s Day) and so I got to spend the day at home because the office was closed. And other than preparing a sermon for this coming Sunday, I took the day off. ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 2, 2019 October 2, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Last week Friday I got a call from a father who was here from Seattle because his young son, in his twenties, had just taken his own life in his apartment in Palolo. His friend had given him ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, September 25, 2019 September 25, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It was good to be back with you on Sunday morning, although I do have to admit that it was quite hot in the Cathedral sanctuary. Please know that we have plans to procure new fans that are 7 ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, September 11, 2019 September 12, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: This morning I am writing to you from Quezon City in the Philippines where (as you know) I am leading a retreat for seminarians at St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary. This is a wonderful opportunity and experience for me ... More...