Local Religion / In Brief
St. Theresa’s holiday services set
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Kihei has announced its Advent and Christmas Services, starting with the Misa de Gallo nine-day novena masses.
Each Misa de Gallo service will take place at 5 a.m. Tuesday through Dec. 23, with the exception of Dec. 20, when mass will be held at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The church will also celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent on Dec. 19, with mass at 5 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish.
Services are also scheduled for Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, with a Christmas Eve mass at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight. There will be no 7 a.m. mass that day. On Christmas, mass will be held at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be no evening mass.
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph services will be held Dec. 26, with mass in English at 5 p.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m. There will be no reconciliation on Dec. 26, the church said.
Mass the next day will be held at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
St. Theresa also has special services planned for the new year.
The Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God masses will be at 7 a.m, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Jan. 1.
The Epiphany of the Lord services will begin on Jan. 2, with English mass at 5 p.m. and Spanish mass at 7 p.m. There will be no reconciliation that day.
On Jan. 3, mass will be at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Meanwhile, the Baptism of the Lord services will begin Jan. 9, with English mass at 5 p.m. and Spanish mass at 7 p.m.
On Jan. 10, mass will be held at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Attendees need to register each week to attend their preferred mass.
Call the church office at 879-4844 or register on the parish website at saint-theresa.com/.
Bishop Larry Silva has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in the Diocese of Honolulu through Feb. 16.
St. Theresa said in a news release that it encourages all parishioners who can safely do so to return to worship at Sunday Mass.