Missionary to speak Sept. 23 in Kahului
Apostolic Ministries of the Pacific will host speaker Bob Strobel, a missionary to the Philippines, at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at 349 Hanakai St. in Kahului.
For more information, call the church office at 877-7760.
Holy Rosary Church members will be celebrating the church’s 86th anniversary on Oct. 6 in Paia.
Church celebrating 86th anniversary
Holy Rosary Church will celebrate its 86th anniversary on Oct. 6 with food booths, arts and crafts vendors, a silent auction and entertainment.
Festivities begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., followed by a Mass, according to an announcement.
The church located in upper Paia has 175 registered families, with the parish under the leadership of the Rev. Elias Escanilla. The parish has been working on making improvements to the church's Gothic structure.
Recently, six damaged stained glass panes were replaced with windows crafted in the Philippines. The new panes include the faces of St. Damien, St. Pio and Blessed Mother Marianne Cope.
Other parish projects include repairing the Thrift Shop and garage and converting them into a multipurpose building with classrooms and a gathering space.
The anniversary celebration will include a cooking contest with the theme of "Best Pupu Dish on Maui." Celebrity judges will pick the winning dishes.
T-shirts portraying St. Damien and Blessed Marianne, soon to be canonized as a saint, will be available for sale at the gift shop along with other religious items.
Services set for month of Tishrei
The Jewish Congregation of Maui will observe the month of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, in marking the anniversary of the creation of humanity and completion of the world.
The first of Tishrei is Rosh Hashanah/Jewish new year 5773. The first day of Tishrei begins Sunday at midnight, according to an announcement from the congregation.
The Rosh Hashanah holiday also is known as Yom Hakeseh, Day of Concealment. On Rosh Hashanah, the Torah dictates that Jews sound or hear a shofar, or ram's, horn. The horn is blown 100 times throughout the day.
Rabbi David Glickman, Amichai Levitz and volunteers from the community will lead services.
The congregation's schedule of services is as follows:
* Sunday, 6 p.m. Rosh Hashanah service.
* Monday, 8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah service, 11 a.m. shofar blowing, 1 to 2 p.m. Tashlich at the beach, 6:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah service.
* Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah service, 11 a.m. shofar blowing.
* Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Shabbat Shuvah service.
* Sept. 22, 10 a.m. Shabbat Shuvah service.
The congregation's services are at the Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St., Kihei. For more information, call 874-5397, go online to www.mauijews.com or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The website has information on the High Holy Days schedule.
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