Monthly Archives: July 2020


17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Since the archdiocesan pastoral planning process has begun it has been anticipated that Saint Gertrude Parish would close its doors and be welcomed into Saint Damien of Molokai Parish. I have received word from Archbishop Blair that as of September 1, 2020, Saint Damien of Molokai Parish will welcome the former Saint Gertrude parishioners as part of our parish. This is obviously a very painful process for the parishioners of Saint Gertrude. In many ways it is like a death for them with a genuine necessity for them to grieve. Their pastor of thirty-two years, Father Barry, will enter in Senior Priest Status as of that date. While we experienced our own merging pains with the formation of Saint Damien’s, neither of our former......

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I am pleased to report that our first weekend back to Mass went very well. Everyone came prepared with their mask. Seating was predetermined to ensure social distancing and, most...



14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 26th we celebrated the 2020 St. Gabriel School graduation with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Gabriel Church. The graduation had to be delayed due to the pandemic, but...