Local Religion / In Brief

Minister to teach Buddhism basics

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 and Jan. 21.

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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Holiday schedule set at St. Joseph

St. Joseph Church in Makawao has announced its holiday schedule:

• 6 p.m., Thursday — Healing Mass.

• 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Dec. 8 — Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation) Mass. The Immaculate Conception, according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, was the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne, free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ.

• 5 to 6 p.m., Dec. 13 — Advent Retreat followed by Advent Penance Service at 7 p.m.

• 7 p.m., Dec. 24 — Children and youth Christmas (Holy Day of Obligation) Vigil Mass in the church.

• 10 p.m., Dec. 24 — Christmas (Holy Day of Obligation) Vigil Mass.

• 7, 9 and 11 a.m., Dec. 25 — Christmas Day Mass.

• 7, 9 and 11 a.m., Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day Mass.

The church is located at 1294 Makawao Ave.

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