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Reflections from the Word of God to Prepare for the 2020 Elections
by: Bishop Larry Silva
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION (ANY AMOUNT) TO HELP OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN NEED…GOD BLESS!
Click on this link to donate now: https://romancatholicdiocese.cmail20.com/t/j-l-alukily-jyitkkiyh-tk/
Triduum Novena in honor of our parish patron saint, St. Therese of Lisieux begins on Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha
October is the month of the Holy Rosary and due to the pandemic, all rosary gatherings will be held in Church as follows (please click on the link below):
YOU ARE INVITED…please click on the link below
Annual Parish Financial Status for fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Total revenue: $244,078.98 (not counting insurance payments of $463,162.00 for St. Theresa Church repairs)
Total expenses: $240,018.30
Total changes in net assets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 was: $4,060.60
Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, this year’s Cross We Share campaign brought in $29,312.00, Our Cross We Share campaign has kept our parish finances afloat and meet our financial obligations during the last 4 years! Without this campaign, our parish financial situation would probably have gone in the red as it did back in 2015.
A big ‘MAHALO!’ for your sacrifice and support of St. Theresa Parish! Your participation in this campaign is truly appreciated!
DIOCESAN eNEWS FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
RENT RELIEF & HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN HAWAII AFFECTED BY COVID-19 CRISIS
While some residents may be struggling to followorders on Oahu and across the state, there are many others who are literally fighting just to stay in the homes they already have. If you are financially struggling to cover rent or mortgage payments during this COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely may be able to help! Through a partnership with the state’s , the agency is hoping to distribute $30 million of CARES Act Funds for eligible tenants in need by the end of the year.
Even those who have never received government assistance may be able to qualify by simply calling the Catholic Charities hotline at 808-521-HELP or the neighbor island contact numbers found. Applicants may be able to receive up to $2000 a month for rental or mortgage assistance on Oahu, and up to $1500 a month for neighbor island residents.
Below are some of the basic eligibility requirements to apply:
• Full-time Hawaii residents
• 18 years of age or older
• Demonstrated loss of income directly resulting from the COVID19 pandemic
• Current household gross income must not exceed
For more information, visit the Catholic Charities website onor the state’s website on . You may also email questions to: COVID19help@catholiccharitieshawaii.org
We urge you to collect allBEFORE submitting the application including:
• Valid Government issued ID for Main Applicant
• Social Security Card for ALL adults (or valid Government ID if you do not have a SSN#)
• Documentation of loss of income due to COVID19 (employment layoff/furlough letter, closure, etc.)
• For all working adults: 2 most current paystubs from application date
• Proof of any other income (social security, disability, welfare, etc.)
• Valid Lease/Rental Agreement/Mortgage statement
Please note thatis also accepting applications as well as on the Big Island. So if you have already applied with either AUW or HOPE, please stay with that agency. If you have not yet applied, we encourage you to start with a call to 808-521-HELP. May we all be blessed to continue STAYING SAFE and HEALTHY in our own HOMES! For additional information on COVID-19 resources for food, housing, keiki and kupuna care, please visit the .
It’s not too late to complete your census…
- Several ways to complete the Census: Forms that came in the mail; by phone; by website. See www.2020census.gov
- Census takers will be coming door-to-door to assist, if households haven’t yet responded. This is not something to be anxious about.
- Everyone can be assured that the information is safe, secure, and confidential, and will not be shared with other government agencies.
- All are encouraged, despite citizenship.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP ST. THERESA SCHOOL…please click on the link…STS_Giving_flyer
Catholic Charities Hawaii / Building Bridges to Hope…click on the links below…
You may mail in your offerings to the St. Theresa Parish Office, P.O. Box 159, Kekaha, HI 96752
Update from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu:
EXTENSION OF DISPENSATION FROM SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Larry Silva extends the dispensation of all the people of the Diocese of Honolulu and all visitors to the Diocese of Honolulu from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass through October 31, 2020. All who are able to attend Sunday Mass without putting themselves or others at serious risk of infection are encouraged to do so, but are not obliged to do so.
Options for Mass
EWTN (channel 30, 408,1408) with Sunday & Daily Mass at 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., Rosary 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. or KUPU (channel 56 or 1056) with Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. & and Rosary 12:30 p.m.
Also, on YouTube, The Catholic TV Network has daily and Sunday Masses available
VOTING IN 2020…what to do???
These links may help you in deciding what to do in this year’s elections:
When you come to Church
Please continue to pray our Stewardship Prayer and the Diocesan Prayer for Vocations…
The Diocese of Honolulu has setup an Online Parish Offertory page at: www.catholichawaii.org/offertory, to help support parishes during this time,
On the line Offertory page, you can give to any of the parish within the Diocese of Honolulu. 100% of your gift will go towards your selected parish. Designated funds will be deposited into the parish’s savings account. Our parish is listed as: St. Theresa – Kekaha.
There is no cost to the parish for this service. The Diocese will cover the fees (e.g. merchant services). The Diocese will also generate donor tax acknowledgement letters for any gifts given via the Online Parish Offertory page.
Mahalo and God bless you for your continued financial support of our parish during this most challenging time.
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 the Roman 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.
St. Theresa School celebrated Catholic Schools Week beginning on Sunday, Jan. 26 through Friday, Jan. 31…starting off with the STS Family Mass. Pictured are Fr. Edwin D. Conselva, M.S., Pastor, Principal Wendy Castillo, and Mrs. Charlene Lazaro, STS teacher, along with some of our happy learners! Mahalo to our parish school for keeping Catholic education alive and well on the westside of Kauai!
Our parish came together on Sunday, January 5 to celebrate and honor Fr. Edwin Damien Conselva, M.S. on his 5th year Priestly Anniversary with a potluck brunch at the historic Waimea Theater. Fr. Edwin’s siblings from Oahu and the Big Island joined in the celebration making it an even happier occasion! Following brunch, we viewed the movie, “Molokai: The Story of Fr. Damien” a movie that reminds us to serve our fellow brothers and sisters with the love of Christ in all we do. God bless Fr. Damien…he is indeed a Saint to be imitated! We all thank God for Fr. Edwin and pray that he will continue in his role as our Pastor for years to come…God bless you, Fr. Edwin on your anniversary and always!
Photos from daily Mass on Fr. Edwin’s actual anniversary date, January 3, 2020
Big MAHALO to our parish Hospitality Committee for organizing a Garden Tea Party where everyone came together to celebrate Fr. Edwin and all priests on this special day!
Fr. Rico Bernadez with some of our 5 p.m. parishioners
on Saturday, Oct. 19. We thank Fr. Rico for filling in for our
Pastor, Fr. Edwin D. Conselva, M.S. who was on retreat
in the Philippines. Aloha, and salamat po, Fr. Rico!
A BIG MAHALO TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES THAT OPENED THEIR HOME TO US TO PRAY THE ROSARY TOGETHER IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ‘MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY’
Happy Birthday, dearest Mother Mary!
Pastor Edwin Damien Conselva, MS (LaSalette Missionary)
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Want to help families provide a quality Catholic education for their children?
Click here to find out how YOU can help…St. Theresa School Tuition Assistance Program flyer
A text and E-mail scam is making its rounds once again…DO NOT RESPOND TO THE SCAMMER’S REQUEST for 3 -$100 iTunes gift cards…THIS IS A SCAM!
Our faithful morning Mass attendees with Fr. Boyet on Wednesday, June 26 at St. Theresa Church, Kekaha
PHOTOS FROM FR. BOYET’S ‘ALOHA’ LUNCHEON (JUNE 23 AT WONG’S RESTAURANT)
You can see Fr. Boyet and his awesome Tinikling dance# on Facebook 🙂
First Saturday Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary – June 1, 2019
No words needed, awesome photo Julian Gilliam!
St. Theresa Church & School on the first night of this year’s school carnival (4.26.19)
Our faithful youth altar servers
Altar server meeting w/Fr. Boyet Easter Vigil altar servers with Fr. Boyet
Kauai Vicariate Youth and their coordinators at
this year’s World Vision Famine Retreat
On March 8-9, the Kauai Vicariate had its first Famine Retreat. Following the program created by World Vision, a Catholic humanitarian relief agency similar to CRS, students learned about the less fortunate people in Africa who are suffering from malnutrition and famine, while fasting for 24 hours.
Fr. Boyet and parishioners of St. Theresa & Holy Cross
at the Feb. 17, 2019 Ohana Mass at St. Raphael Church
St. Theresa parishioners w/Fr. Boyet (his last Ohana Mass)
December’s FCC Sunday w/Fr. Boyet, Glenda & Ursuline
Photos from our 2018 Misa de Gallo
Some of our hardworking parishioners getting our Church ready for Misa de Gallo & Christmas!
Second Sunday of Advent / “Prepare the Way of the Lord…”
Photos from our Religious Education & Youth Ministry Luminary Light Prayer Service on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
Just before the service started, we all looked up and saw this beautiful cloud formation and felt the presence of our loved ones and all the angels and saints…it was situated directly above those of us seated. The second photo is as it drifted back to Heaven!
Some of our parish youth before the service with Youth Leader Mrs. Rena Ulanday. Fr. Boyet with Religious Education Coordinator Mrs. Mary Ann McMillen in the background.
Some of the many luminaries with names of deceased loved ones.
Photos from the Diocesan Congress of Filipino Catholic Clubs held on Kauai, Nov. 2-4, 2018
St. Theresa Parish FCC members with Bishop Larry Silva and Fr. Boyet
St. Theresa Parish FCC members with Fr. Boyet
St. Theresa Parish FCC members with Fr. Boyet,
and former Pastors, Fr. Danilo Galang, M.S. & Fr. Arnel Soriano, M.S.
October – Month of the Family Rosary & Respect Life Month
We thank all the families that opened their homes to the praying of the Holy Rosary and for sharing their gracious hospitality with those in attendance. Let us continue to pray the rosary as often as possible. Some photos from this year’s home rosary visits:
Henriques Home / October 26, 2018
Acosta Home / October 25, 2018
Galano Home / October 22, 2018
Battulayan Home / October 15, 2018
Dullaga Home / October 12, 2018
Ramirez Home / October 11, 2018
Let us pray for the soul of our dear friend, Fr. Bob Udulutsch, OFM, CAP, who returned to the Lord on Monday, July 23. Fr. Bob was a frequent visitor to our parish when Fr. Boyet and previous parish priests were on travel. We thank God for sending him to us and ask that his dear soul rests in peace with the perpetual light shining upon him always!
Last night of our Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus &
Immaculate Heart of Mary at our Waimea Mission Church with
visiting priest, Fr. Syd (far left).
The last night of our special Novena to Mother Mary – Undoer of Knots at St. Theresa Church – May 31, 2018
St. Theresa School 8th Grade Graduation – Monday, May 21, 2018
Pentecost weekend was a weekend of great celebrations! In returning to the Original Order of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism/Confirmation/First Eucharist), 24 Religious Education students, two (2) adults, and 37 students of St. Theresa School, received the Sacrament of Confirmation, some receiving their 1st Eucharist and one student being baptized into the faith.
Pictured are the 37 students of St. Theresa School
Celebrated Fr. Boyet’s 28th Ordination Anniversary (4/24/90) with a parish gathering on Sunday, April 29.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, FR. BOYET!
Day 9 of the Divine Mercy Novena at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary in Waimea
April 7, 2018
Respect Life Prayer: Heavenly Father, the beauty and dignity of human life was the crowning of your creation. You further ennobled that life when your Son became one with us in His incarnation. Help us to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it from the moment of conception until the last moment at death. Give us courage to speak with truth and love and with conviction in defense of life. Help us to extend the gentle hand of mercy and forgiveness to those who do not reverence your gift of life. To all, grant pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
This video will explain why we are moving back to the the original order of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion (Eucharist))