Holy Week & Triduum Mass options
April 9 at 6:00pm (Pacific Time)
Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
April 10 at 3:00pm (Pacific Time)
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night (Holy Saturday)
No Mass will be filmed.
Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter)
April 12 at 9:00am (Pacific Time)
Join Bishop Barron on YouTube, Facebook, or https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass
We will continue to offer these online Masses for the foreseeable future—not only on Sundays, but every day of the week—so please join us at any time each day, or as often as you can.
National Prayer on Good Friday, Apr 10
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 6:00 a.m.
Bishop Larry Silva invites ALL to join him in the National Prayer on Good Friday, April 10, at 6:00 a.m. Hawaii Time. Together as a nation, pray the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and seek our savior’s healing and protection. Visit https://www.facebook.com/usccb or https://lacatholics.org/sacred-heart/ to join the live-stream and pray as one nation.
Easter Sunday Mass Broadcast on KHNL
Bishop’s Schedule for Live-streaming Masses
Watch Bishop Larry Silva’s upcoming private, live-streamed Masses at the historic Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu. The live-streamed Masses will be available at https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica or https://hawaiicatholictv.com.
Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land
From Bishop Larry Silva
In light of the worldwide lockdown due to the coronavirus, the Holy See has determined that the Collection for the Holy Land, which is normally taken up on Good Friday in churches throughout the world, will be postponed this year. For the Diocese of Honolulu, the new collection date will be on October 3-4, 2020. As all countries will be suffering economically from this pandemic, the Christians of the Holy Land will have to endure greater sufferings, since their situation was already very difficult before the pandemic. This is why the Holy See finds it necessary to postpone the collection, so that the maximum amount of help can be available to Christians, Christian outreach, and Christian shrines in the Holy Land.
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Please help spread the word regarding the important notices in this memo to those that don’t have computer access.
Mahalo and God bless you, your family and friends and may God keep you all well!
ONLINE MASS OPTIONS LISTED BELOW…
EFFECTIVE MARCH 28, 2020
ST. THERESA CHURCH IN KEKAHA AND
SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY CHURCH IN WAIMEA
ARE BOTH CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
RE: Our parish school…St. Theresa School
Per Dr. Mike Rockers, Superintendent of Hawaii Catholic Schools
After consultation with many principals and pastors, the following directive has been authorized by Bishop Silva for the twenty-five parochial schools/ELC’s: Due to our social responsibility, and in solidarity with our State leaders, all parochial schools will extend the postponement of “in person” classes through Thursday, April 30, 2020. For most of our schools, this means that distance learning will continue through that date.
Links to online Masses…
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Sundays at 9 a.m. w/Bishop Larry Silva; Mondays to Saturdays at 8 a.m. https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica or www.hictv.com
Immaculate Conception has a live stream of the daily rosary at 11:30 a.m. and daily mass at 12 noon at www.facebook.com/KauaiICCYM/
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.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has several links to online Masses:
May God be with you and bless you and your family, always!
1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don’t touch it
4 FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
5 FEEL sick? Stay home
During this time of the Coronavirus, let us all pray fervently for a cure, and healing for those with the virus. Pope Francis has asked everyone to pray the following prayer:
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.
Let us join our brothers and sisters in the Lord in helping those in our world who are less fortunate than us…donate to Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl…click below
CRS ‘FOR LENT FOR LIFE’
Rice Bowls will be collected on Holy Thursday, April 9 at the 7 p.m. evening Mass. You have several options for turning in your Rice Bowl donations:
Place your Rice Bowl in the basket that will be located by Mother Mary’s statue just outside the confession room; basket will be available from April 4 & 5 through April 9 (Holy Week).
Count your Rice Bowl offering and convert it to either cash or check payable to St. Theresa Church (please write ‘CRS Rice Bowl’ in the memo section) and place it in the offertory envelope that can be found in your offertory envelope box, and place your envelope in the 2nd collection for Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl on Holy Thursday, April 9.
You may also donate directly to CRS at Catholic Relief Services, CRS Rice Bowl, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-0303, or directly online to CRS at crsricebowl.org/give
God of abundance,
You are the source of every blessing. May we
be mindful of your presence now and as we
use these CRS Rice Bowls in prayer, fasting
and almsgiving. May they be instruments
of encounter, bringing us closer to you,
our God, and to our neighbors both near
and far. May our Lenten journey inspire
us to bring hope to the most vulnerable—
particularly those experiencing hunger, and
a lack of economic opportunity. Through
these 40 days, may we deepen our faith
in you and our love for one another, as we
prepare for the great celebration of Easter. Amen.
Even though Ash Wednesday has come and gone, we need to be reminded…
Bishop Larry Silva of the Diocese of Honolulu
2019 Annual Stewardship
Report: Message to Parishes
Click here to view the full report: https://www.hawaiicatholicherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/1stewardshipreport.pdf
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)
Diocese of Honolulu / Victims of Abuse Assistance
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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))