Clergy Reflections

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Message from Fr. Moki, November 7, 2018 November 12, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: The midterm election is over and the results are in, and this morning I find myself reflecting on what the future will look like as I strive to be here and now in the present. I watched TV ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 31, 2018 October 31, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this week, I write with a heavy heart at events in the past week that have unfolded-pipe bombs being sent to politicians, people of color being shot in grocery stores in Louisville just ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 24, 2018 October 31, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Shortly after I wrote to you last week, I got a very sad phone call that informed me about the tragic fire that had taken the lives of a nine month old infant and her mother in Kahala. ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 17, 2018 October 31, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday morning (Tuesday) I had the privilege of representing the Cathedral at a birthday ceremony for Princess Ka’iulani at Mauna Ala. Father Hee joined me, and I was asked to offer the opening prayer, which was a great ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 10, 2018 October 10, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday morning I was at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to pick up a check from Ruth Bingham, from the Orvis Foundation, to help fund the Orvis Choral Scholars at the Cathedral. It had been quite sometime ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, October 3, 2018 October 5, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Yesterday morning I ran into Irina Martikainen and she told me that she had told Bryan that she found a small fish on the sidewalk and that she was a bit perplexed. He and I explained that it ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, September 19, 2018 September 20, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: My eight-day retreat is complete and I left the Cenacle House in Quezon City at 12 o’clock noon today. I return to Honolulu on Friday morning. First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, August 29, 2018 August 29, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this Wednesday morning, we are culminating our time together at clergy retreat here in Maui. Our presenter is Rosa Say, author of Managing With Aloha. As many of you know, my ordained ministry began ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, August 22, 2018 August 22, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: Hurricane Lane I write to you at 7:30 am on Wednesday morning. In light of Hurricane Lane’s approaching the Hawaiian Islands, I start this week’s letter to you by encouraging prayers for a good outcome as we prepare for ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, August 15, 2018 August 19, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this Wednesday morning, I reflect on yesterday evening when I had a social gathering with a group of friends in Waikiki and drove along Ala Moana Boulevard at about 7:00 where I was ... More...