Local Religion / In Brief

Church celebration set to honor island’s immigrants

Christ the King Church in Kahului will celebrate its 85th anniversary on Nov. 26 with a program titled “Feast of Christ The King.” Bishop Larry Silva will officiate the Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a parish luau.

This celebration is dedicated to all immigrants who came to work in the sugar and pineapple plantations on Maui, according to an announcement. The immigrants who are still living and are members of the parish will be honored. A variety of ethnic performances will take place during the luau.

The 85th anniversary theme is “85 Years of God’s Grace and Joyful Journey in Mercy, Compassion, and Forgiveness.” The church’s motto throughout the year of planning this occasion was, “No task is too big when done together by all.”

With the support of Christ the King pastor Father Augustine Uthuppu and associate pastor Father Edwin Conselva, the committee members are: Ben Acob, Joan Ai, Conrado Cortez, Anita Fernandez, Jasmine Higa, Judy Moniz, Madie Pascua, Audie Pascual, Greg and Petra Peros, Conchita and Paul Pigao, Kathy Sacapanio, Nancy Tanji, Carol Ursua, Charlene Yamashiro and Chairperson Lucy Peros.


Makawao minister to teach Buddhism basics Sunday

The Rev. William Masuda, resident minister of Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, will conduct an interactive talk and discussion about Shin Buddhism during the 9 a.m. service at the temple on Sunday. The presentation is meant to serve as a refresher of the basic teachings and understanding of Shin Buddhism.

During the discussion, children will be participating in their own dharma lessons in the Temple Social Hall. The temple is at 1074 Makawao Ave.

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