Clergy Reflections

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Letter from Fr. Moki, August 14, 2019 September 3, 2019

Dear Cathedral Ohana: Over the past few weeks, I’ve been coming onto Queen Emma Square early in the morning, usually around 7:30. I appreciate the silence and solitude that I experience on the Square at that time of day and I ...
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Message from Fr. Moki, August 7, 2019 September 3, 2019

Dear Cathedral Ohana: Feast of the Transfiguration Yesterday (August 6th) was not only the Feast of the Transfiguration and Brad and Aggy Kusunoki’s wedding anniversary, but also the 74th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. I have many, ...
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Message from Fr. Moki, July 31, 2019 August 13, 2019

Dear Cathedral Ohana: It has been a very busy week here at the Cathedral, and as I sit in the office today (on Tuesday afternoon), I am grateful for the calm and peaceful atmosphere that the staff and I are enjoying. ...
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Message from Fr. Moki, July 24, 2019 August 6, 2019

Dear Cathedral Ohana: It’s good to be back at the Cathedral after three full days back home on Hawaii island. I spoke about that experience during the sermon on Sunday morning and I also alluded to my grandmother’s being the grand-grand ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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