February 27th, 2015-Initial Site Survey Results
We are pleased to present the results of our Initial Parish Survey! We welcomed your input and heard your voice regarding our new Church.
Should anyone wish to review all comments received, please contact the Parish Office for a copy.
Honolulu Diocese 2015 Lenten Regulations
In the dioceses in the United States, Catholics aged 18 through 59 are bound to fast on both Ash Wednesday (February 18) and Good Friday (April 3).
To fast means to consume one full meal a day at most, although taking of other, smaller quantities of food at the other customary mealtimes is permitted. Food and drink between meals (excepting water and medicine) is not permitted on fast days.
ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT
Catholics aged 14 and up are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday.
To abstain means refraining from eating beef, veal, pork, or poultry at least, although eggs, milk products, or meat broths or condiments made from animal fat are OK. The consumption of fish and shellfish is permitted.
All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year. This precept is to be fulfilled during the Easter Season unless it is fulfilled, for a just cause, at some other time during the year. This period is extended to include all the weeks of Lent and the Easter Season up to Trinity Sunday (May 31).
The faithful are encouraged during Lent to attend daily Mass, receive Holy Communion, participate in penance services, and receive sacramental absolution; to take part in public and private exercises of piety, give generously to works of religion and charity, perform acts of kindness toward the sick, aged, and the poor; to practice voluntary self-denial, especially regarding food, drink, and worldly amusements; and to pray more fervently, particularly for the intentions of the Holy Father.
Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, falls this year on February 18. Ashes are to be blessed as a sign of our entry into a season of conversion, repentance, and reconciliation. Ashes are to be blessed by a bishop, priest, or deacon. Others may be associated with the clergy in the distribution of ashes.
Wedding Masses may not be celebrated on Ash Wednesday, on Sundays of Lent, during Holy Week, or during the Easter Triduum. It is also contrary to the penitential spirit of the season of Lent to celebrate elaborate weddings with an excessive number of attendants and lavish decorations.
Funeral Masses may not be celebrated on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday, nor on the Sundays of Lent. When pastoral reasons require that a funeral be celebrated on these days, only a Funeral Outside of Mass may be held.
Reconciliation Services for Lent 2015
The Following is a list of Communal Reconciliation Services scheduled in surrounding parishes:
March 3, 2015 @ 7pm – St. Rita, Nanakuli
March 10, 2015 @7pm – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach
March 5, 2015 @ 7pm – St. Joseph, Waipahu
March 16, 2015 @ 7pm – St. Jude, Kapolei
March 9, 2015 @ 7pm – Immaculate Conception, Ewa
March 23, 2015 @ 7pm – Sacred Heart, Waianae
Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross
Join us on Friday evenings during Lent, as we continue our parish tradition...
Mahalo to the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the fish fry.