Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki, July 17, 2019 July 22, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: This week I decided to sit under the Diamondhead tent to write to all of you, rather than sitting in my office. It’s early in the morning and I can hear the birds in the trees and I’m ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, July 10, 2019 July 10, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As you know, I was away last week in my childhood home in Guam where I was born and lived until I was 17 years of age and moved back to Hawaii with my grandparents to do my ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 26, 2019 July 10, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: On Tuesday morning this week I woke up as soon as it got light outside and even though it was pouring rain, the orange and pink light of the sun was coming through the clouds as it rose ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 12, 2019 June 21, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It is nice to be back in the office today after two days off on Hawaii Island where I got to spend time with my family. I especially enjoyed the drive from Hilo to Honoka’a on Monday morning ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 19, 2019 June 21, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: The Cathedral is abuzz with children as we have campers from Camp Mokuleia’s urban summer camp on the premises for the week. It’s really nice, and the Cathedral has a different vibe with the energy of youth under ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Today (Tuesday) I’m writing to you from Richmond, Virginia where I am spending a week with seminarians who are gathering to hone their preaching skills and where I have the privilege of serving as a preaching mentor. I’m ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: It’s been an interesting week for me. As many of you know, last week Wednesday I went in for a procedure on my prostate, and since then I have been at home recuperating and mostly unplugged from life ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 8, 2019 May 8, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As many of you know, I was in the Philippines last week. I left after our Sunday services on April 28th and came home on Friday and was back for church this past Saturday and Sunday. I’ve taken ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: The most incredible thing happened on Easter Sunday. Right before the 7:00 service, Fr. Keleawe and I were sitting under the trellises on the benches by the columbarium and talking and visiting. I remarked on how I couldn’t believe how ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, April 17, 2019 April 24, 2019 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, I’m thinking back to this past Saturday at the 5:30PM Eucharist when during the Peace, little Harry Kusunoki came up to me to shake my hand and said, “I’m going to ... More...