E komo mai, aloha kakou!

Nov. 23, 2020

Aloha! Today is Monday of the 34th  Week in Ordinary Time.

There will be a Commuion Prayer Service at 7 a.m. today.

The Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at 8 a.m.

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

~~There is no need to make a reservation to attend Mass but everyone must check in and provide a contact phone number and email.

~~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. For the last four weekends, we have reached or come close to that number at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday masses. Once we reach the maximum number, we cannot allow anymore people in the church. We ask for your understanding during these difficult times.

~~The  Bishop has lifted the obligation to attend Sunday Mass through December 31, 2020.

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

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

~~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.

As a parish we are collecting nonperishable food and toiletries for Our Lady of Kea’au through Thanksgiving. Our Lady of Kea’au ministers to the homeless and marginalized on the Waianae Coast. Donations may be placed in the donation boxes in the church before Mass. The last day of the collection is Thanksgiving Day. We are not accepting donations of paper products or any expired food products.

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. Aunty Carmen’s Kitchen will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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

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.