Please pray for healing from this pandemic
Re-Opening the Church
We want to welcome you back to the church. Effective May 30(Feast of Pentecost weekend --Birth of Our church), we will be open to providing masses. It has been two months and we missed you in the church. But now we welcome you back with a new normal way of how you can come and attend mass. With the 6 feet distancing, we have limited seats in the church, so we will also be having masses in the Parish Hall at the same time as the Church.
How can you attend the Mass?
These are the rules and guidelines from CDC and Diocese to be followed for the masses. Entrance to Church parking will be Pu’unene Avenue gate entrance. Wakea Ave. gate will be closed.
- Call the Parish office (808) 877-6098 on Tuesday or Wednesday (May 26 or 27) between 9 AM to 3PM or you may do a walk in reservation at the Parish Hall between 9AM to 2PM for the Mass that you want to attend. For contact tracking purposes, we will need your name and contact number in case of an outbreak of the virus. Should the particular mass you are requesting is filled, you will be given an option to choose another time for Sunday or for a weekday Mass.
- You will be issued a MASS PASS with your seat number & name to be picked up in the parish hall on Friday (May 29) between 9AM to 2PM or Saturday Morning between 9AM to 11AM. ONLY ONE MASS A WEEK per person UNLESS NO ONE HAS RESERVED FOR WEEKDAYS, REGULAR WEEKDAY MASS ATTENDEES MAY ATTEND THE WEEKDAY MASSES.
- No MASS PASS - No entry to the Church
- Entrance to the Church is through the Pu’unene Avenue main entrance door. This will be the only entrance into the Church. It will be open 15 minutes prior to Mass. If you come early - stay in your car. Line starts at along the Wakea side of the Church (driveway between Church and Rectory. Please follow the 6 feet distance signs posted on the ground.
- Entrance to the Hall will be the second door near the parish office. Again, follow the 6 feet distance signs posted on the ground as you line up.
- Always wear a face mask inside and outside the Church. The only time you can remove your mask will be after receiving the Holy Communion.
- Please present your MASS PASS at the door to the Ushers for your seat assignments. They are color coded for each Mass. Therefore, your ticket cannot be used for another mass time nor is it transferable to another person. One Ticket is good for one Month. Please keep your ticket in a safe place and please do not lose them.
- Every month new tickets will be issued for the following month. Distribution starts on the first of the month to the third Wednesday of the month. Again, please call the office to get a new ticket for the next following month. Ticket pickups will be the last Friday (9AM to 3pm) and Saturday (9am to 11am) of the month
- Household Families can sit together. Couples also can sit together. Others will be alone 6 feet apart.
- After mass please follow the ushers’ instructions keeping 6 feet social distancing as you leave the church through the side door near the parking lot or front door facing Pu’unene Avenue.
- Socializing and visiting in the parking lot is not allowed. Please go straight to your car and exit the parking lot.
- Donation baskets will be at the entrances of the Church and Hall. You can place your donation in the basket before or after the Mass..
- NO FACEMASK AND NO RESERVATION (MASS PASS) NO ENTRY TO THE CHURCH.
- IF YOU ARE SICK STAY AT HOME PLEASE.
- IF YOU ARE MOST VULNERABLE AND ELDERLY WITH ANY PRIOR HEALTH CONDITIONS PLEASE STAY AT HOME AND WATCH THE MASS LIVE STREAMING on FACEBOOK TO HAVE A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION. BISHOP HAS ABSOLVED EVERYONE FROM SUNDAY MORAL OBLIGATIONS TO ATTEND MASS.
WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION. PLEASE BE PATIENT AS WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. WE WILL OVERCOME THIS CRISIS BECAUSE THE RISEN CHRIST JESUS IS WITH US
We will stream the following masses via Facebook Live:
- Monday to Friday at 07:00am
- Sundays at 09:00am
Sunday mass can also heard on radio station KPMW 105.5
Other avenues of worship
- On Shalomworld.org you can watch mass every day
- You can also watch Mass on EWTN (Channel 408) spectrum Cable TV
- Pope Francis’ private mass from Rome
- Relevent Radio
Dear God of all the living, you sent your Son Jesus to heal us from illness and sin. We turn to his healing power in this time of anxiety over the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus. St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to service of those who had an infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any disease,” because she was confident of your power to save. At the same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that she and her Sisters would not be infected. Let us learn from this example to put our trust in you to save us from the ravages of disease and to take prudent measures to prevent its spread. Guide us to know when to isolate ourselves from the possibility of infection, but never let anyone be left without the care and concern of others in the community. As our Diocese of Honolulu has been dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence, “Jesus, I trust in you.”
Bishop Larry Silva
Let us all pray in these hard times for early solutions for this epidemic.
Fr. Gus. MS, Pastor