Clergy Reflections

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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...

Message from Fr. Moki, August 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this morning, I am sitting at my desk in my office and looking out on Queen Emma Square. The sun is out, the sky is blue, and there’s a light wind blowing through ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, July 11, 2018 July 11, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you from the General Convention here in Austin, I see light at the end of the tunnel and our business coming to an end. The time here has been fulfilling, but intense and I ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 27, 2018 July 4, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: As I write to you this morning, I am looking out the window of my office at the shower trees on Queen Emma Square and taking in their beautiful colors.  It’s a wonderful and prayerful way to start ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, June 20, 2018 July 4, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: This week I am writing to you from Hawai’i Island where I came to conduct the funeral of a good friend, Piilani Cook, as well as to make my monthly visit to see my grandmother. Last night I went ... More...

Message from Fr. Moki, May 31, 2018 June 1, 2018 Dear Cathedral Ohana: First of all, I’d like to thank the congregation for contributing to the mission and ministry of Camp Mokuleia on Trinity Sunday. You gave $684 and I very much appreciate that, especially because my father’s childhood home was ... More...