E komo mai, aloha kakou!

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Aloha!

The parish of St Augustine Church is a welcoming faith community in the heart of Waikiki.  Our parish has been staffed since its beginning in 1854 by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the order that first brought the Catholic faith to Hawaii in 1827. St. Damien, who was a member of the Sacred Hearts order, and St. Marianne, Sister of the Third Franciscan Order of Syracuse, are our models of faith.

Sunday liturgy is at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 6 a.m., 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. Sundays.

Reservations are required. Walk-ins will be taken on a space-available basis. Everyone must check in; anyone who does not have a reservation must provide their name and a contact email or phone number.

Because of county and state rules on social distancing, there is a limit to the number of people who can be in the church at one time.

Sunday liturgy is live-streamed at the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass at facebook.com/StAugustineHawaii and will be uploaded to YouTube at 8 a.m. Sunday

 The Bishop has lifted the obligation to attend Sunday Mass through Feb. 16, 2021.

Face masks and social distancing are required in the church. If you are unsure where to sit please check with an usher.

Daily mass is at 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and there is a communion prayer service at 7 a.m. Mondays.

Reconciliation is from 6:30 to 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays.

If you know of anyone who needs assistance in obtaining food, you can find resources at www.hawaiifoodbank.org. Aunty Carmen’s Kitchen at St. Augustine Church serves a hot meal from 11 a.m to noon Mondays through Fridays.

If you need financial assistance, contact Aloha United Way to see which programs you may qualify for.\

What Should I do if I Can’t go to Mass?

Catholics are encouraged to make a ‘spiritual communion’. St. John Paul II writes that “it is good to cultivate in our hearts a constant desire for the sacrament of the Eucharist. This was the origin of the practice of ‘spiritual communion’, which has happily been established in the Church for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life. Saint Teresa of Jesus wrote: ‘When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.’”

 

How Do I Make a Spiritual Communion?

 

Gather with others in your household and begin a time of prayer with the sign of the cross.

Take time to read and reflect upon the readings from Sunday Mass. You can find the readings at usccb.org.  

Share prayer intentions quietly or aloud.

Pray the Lord’s Prayer.

Pray one of the following prayers of spiritual communion (see below).

Close with the sign of the cross.

 

Prayer to the Most Holy Redeemer (Anima Christi)

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, embolden me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within thy wounds hide me.

Never permit me to be parted from you.

From the evil Enemy defend me.

In the hour of my death call me.

and bid me come to thee,

that with your saints I may praise thee

for age upon age.

Amen.

 

 

Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ Crucified

Behold, O good and loving Jesus, that I cast myself on my knees before you and, with the greatest fervor of spirit,

I pray and beseech you to instill into my heart ardent sentiments of faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins and a most firm purpose of amendment.

With deep affection and sorrow I ponder intimately and contemplate in my mind your five wounds, having before my eyes what the prophet David had already put in your mouth about yourself, O good Jesus: They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones (Ps. 21: 17-18).

 

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

 

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

 

Amen.

 

 

Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

 

You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

 

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

 

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.