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Temple plans obon service Paia Mantokuji Soto Mission has canceled its obon festivities July 10 and 11 due to health and safety concerns and current event restrictions and guidelines. A virtual obon service will stream on the temple’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. July 18. The temple is also ...

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The Lahaina, Wailuku and Kahului Jodo Missions have all canceled their scheduled 2020 Obon festivals for this summer due to COVID-19.  No public events, including food sales, will be held.  But private Obon services for members will be held as follows: • Lahaina Jodo Mission, July 3, ...

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St. Theresa Church in Kihei announced its schedule for Mass and reconciliation and confession, which takes effect Saturday, to comply with revised COVID-19 emergency orders. Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays (the latter two times are ...

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Makawao Hongwanji will be holding a virtual baccalaureate service for the sanga’s high school seniors at 9 a.m. Sunday on Facebook Live. The service will be conducted from the Rev. Kerry Kiyohara’s residence. Lois Nishikawa, middle school principal of Kamehameha Schools Maui, will be ...

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Makawao Hongwanji will be holding a five-part online study class on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism through May. The class is titled “The Tradition of Shinran Shonin: Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.” Shinran is the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Each hourlong session will be offered ...

Temple services to be livestreamed

Makawao Hongwanji Mission is holding Facebook live broadcasts of Sunday services. The services also can be viewed later on YouTube, said the Rev. Kerry Kiyohara, resident minister of the temple. He is livestreaming services from his residence. Buddhist study classes are offered via ...

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Trinity Episcopal Church By-The-Sea in Kihei will not hold its traditional Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter services due to the governor’s restrictions on large gatherings to combat the spread of COVID-19. For information about online worship, call 879-0161. * Local Religion in Brief is ...

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Health emergency closes temple Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple is closed until further notice in compliance with the declaration of a public health emergency by the County of Maui and the State of Hawaii. All activities at the temple are suspended. Sunday service, sunrise service and ...

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Good Shepherd suspends services In light of the coronavirus, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku has suspended its 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist on Saturdays as well as its 7 and 9 a.m. Holy Eucharists on Sundays until further notice. The church is located on the corner of Church and Main ...

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Holy Week at St. Joseph in Makawao St. Joseph Church in Makawao announces its Holy Week schedule: • 5 p.m. April 4 — Mass • 7, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 5 — Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mass • 7 and 7:30 a.m. April 6-8 — Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday Mass followed by ...

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St. Joseph Catholic Church in Makawao will have a Lenten Penance service at 6:30 p.m. today. The church will also have a Lenten retreat on two days, presented by Father Ken Deasy. The theme of the retreat is “A Living Lent: A Necessity for Living Life.” The retreats will take place after ...

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Lenten devotions at Lahaina church Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina announces its Lenten devotions: • An adult Bible study, “Jesus: the Truth, the Way and the Life,” will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evenings beginning Monday in St. Marianne Hall. It is a study through ...

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Lent, Holy Week schedule set Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kahului announces its Lent and Holy Week schedule: • 6 p.m. Wednesday — Ash Wednesday (no dinner). • 5:30 p.m. March 4-April 1 (Wednesdays) — Lent suppers followed by Lent services at 6:30 p.m. • 6 p.m. April 9 — ...

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St. Mena Coptic Orthodox Church announces that his Eminence Metropolitan Serapion Bishop of Southern California and Hawaii will celebrate liturgy at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2140 Main St.,Wailuku, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. All are invited to receive his blessing and to join ...

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Maui Jinsha Mission will have its Tondo Matsuri church service at 10 a.m. Saturday at 472 Lipo Place in Wailuku. The Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will perform the service. Attendees may bring their old oharaisama (ofuda) to burn. Mochi and lunch will be served. * ...

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Interfaith service celebrates Dr. King Stand Up Maui (formerly FACE Maui) will host the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ala Lani United Methodist Church in Kahului. This year’s theme, “Overcoming Fear, Uniting in Love,” will ...

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Last Mass of 2019 at Kaupo church St. Joseph Mission Church at Kaupo will celebrate its last Mass of 2019 at noon Sunday. The church celebrates Mass only when there is a fifth Sunday in any given month. Island faithful are invited to experience the sanctity, peace and tranquility of the ...

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Candlelight service at Calvary Chapel Calvary Chapel South Maui invites the community to its 6 p.m. candlelight service Tuesday to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The church is located at 320 Ohukai Road, Suite 416, in Kihei. Dessert and fellowship will follow the service. ***** Unity ...

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Christmas concert at Adventist Church The Kahului Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kahului will hold its annual Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at 261 South Puunene Ave. “Come and See, Go and Tell” includes a selection of well-known Christmas carols as well as music celebrating ...

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Advent service today at St. Joseph St. Joseph Church in Makawao announces the following services leading up to Christmas and New Year’s: • 6:30 p.m. today — Advent Penance Service. • 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday — The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of ...