Calif. Buddhist to speak as part of lecture series
The Rev. Gerald Sakamoto of San Jose Buddhist Temple in California will speak at the Shigemi Okamoto Memorial Lecture series Saturday and Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.
The lecture begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. The temple will provide lunch and refreshments on both days.
The Hawaii-born Sakamoto graduated from University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies in Buddhism. He has served at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Betsuin, Oakland Buddhist Church in California and White River Buddhist Church in Washington state and is currently serving at San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin.
The Shigemi Okamoto Memorial Lecture series is open to the public and is sponsored by the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Shigemi Okamoto, Stanley Okamoto, Mr. and Mrs. George Okamoto and Mary Tanouye.
The purpose of the spiritual educational event is to help perpetuate Buddhism and to help people receive peace and serenity in their daily lives, the news release about the event said.
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Holy Week schedule set at St. Theresa Church
St. Theresa Church in Kihei has announced its Holy Week schedule.
The events follow:
* Lenten Penance Service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
* Palm/Passion Sunday, March 23, Mass, 5:30 p.m. (no 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation); March 24, Mass, 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
* Holy Thursday, March 28, Mass of the Lord's Supper with Adoration, 7 p.m.; night prayer to close Adoration, 10 p.m. (No 7 a.m. Mass).
* Good Friday, March 29, Celebration of the Lord's Passion, noon and 7 p.m. (No 7 a.m. Mass).
* Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday), March 30, the Great Easter Vigil, reception will follow, 7:30 p.m. (no 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation or 5:30 p.m. Mass).
* Easter Sunday, March 31, the Resurrection of the Lord, 7 and 9:30 a.m. in the church and courtyard (no 5:30 p.m. Mass).
The office will be closed April 1, and there will be no Reconciliation at 4:30 p.m. on April 6.
Rwandan author to speak at Kihei church
Rwandan author and motivational speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza will speak at St. Theresa's Lenten Mission on Wednesday and Thursday at the South Maui church.
Registration is at 5 p.m. with retreat sessions from 5:30 to 9 p.m. both days.
Ilibagiza is a Roman Catholic Tutsi. Her life was transformed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, during which she and seven other women spent 91 days huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor's house.
The event was captured in her first book, "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," which became a New York Times best-seller.
The program will include discussion of:
* Treasures of Faith - overcoming struggles and the power of forgiveness.
* Miracles of the Rosary - the prayer that saved her life.
* The Love of Our Lady of Kibeho, Segatashya.
* The boy who met Jesus.
St. Theresa Church is located at 25 W. Lipoa St. in Kihei.
St. Joseph Church sets Holy Week services
St. Joseph Church will hold its lenten service at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
It is also holding its Stations of the Cross services on all Fridays during Lent at 3 and 7 p.m.
The church's Holy Week schedule is as follows:
* March 23, 5 p.m. service
* March 24, Palm Sunday, 7 a.m, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. services
* March 27, Mass for the Sick at 6:30 p.m.
* March 28, Holy Thursday, Liturgy of the Hours, morning prayers at 7 a.m. There will be no morning Mass. A Mass of the Lord Supper will be at 7 p.m. with the Transfer of the Blessed Sacrament Adoration from 8 to 10 p.m.
* March 29, Good Friday, Liturgy of the Hours, morning prayers will be at 7. There will be no morning Mass. Stations of the Cross (outdoors) will be at 7:45 a.m. Celebration of the Lord of Passion will be at 3 p.m.
* March 30, Holy Saturday, Liturgy of the Hours, morning prayers at 7. Easter Vigil at 7 p.m.
* March 31, Easter Sunday, Masses at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass.
Palm Sunday service to kick off Holy Week
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku will hold several services for Holy Week beginning with a Palm Sunday service March 24.
Palm Sunday service will begin at 8:30 a.m in the upper courtyard of the church with the blessing of the palms. The congregation will then proceed on the Church Street side of the property and into the chapel. The procession will be led by the acolytes and trumpeter Danny Acidera and will feature the Sunday school children depicting Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.
On March 28, the Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m.
On March 29, there will be two Good Friday services. The traditional noon day service will be held and will include neighboring churches Wailuku Union Church and Iao Church of Christ.
Good Shepherd will also hold a service at 7 p.m., which will include the veneration of the cross.
An Easter Vigil will be held at 8 p.m. March 30. The youth group and the confirmation class will present dramas depicting the traditional Easter Vigil readings. After the service, a reception will be held to "break the fast."
On March 31, there will be two Easter services, with the first at 8:30 a.m., which will feature music with the Bell and Senior choirs under the direction of Tannis Grimes. There will be an Easter egg hunt to follow for children up to 12 years old and a potluck lunch will be held in the parish hall.
The second Easter service at 11 a.m. will feature several baptisms. There will be music by Praise & Worship band under the direction of Ferdinand Cajigal.
Lenten study continues Sunday in Kahului
Ala Lani United Methodist Church's Coffee Fellowship Hour will continue its Lenten study for the fifth week of Lent beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kahului church.
The study will be based on John 12:1-8 and Philippians 3:4-14. The hour will be led by the retired Rev. Lilia B. Lopez-Rahman.
The discussion will continue along the theme "Intimacy with God."
Trinity Episcopal to celebrate Holy Week
Trinity Episcopal Church-by-the-Sea will celebrate Holy Week from March 24 to 31 at its church in Kihei.
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday service will be held at 9 a.m. March 24. There will be a procession of the palms in remembrance of Christ's entry into Jerusalem followed by the Holy Eucharist.
On March 28, Maundy Thursday, the Seder Supper will be at 6 p.m., followed by a worship service at 7:30 p.m. People should call the church at 879-0161 for supper tickets no later than March 24.
On March 29, Good Friday, The Stations of the Cross will be held at noon.
On March 30, Holy Saturday, there will be a 10 a.m. stringing of the Easter lei and at 7:30 p.m. "The Great Vigil of Easter," for which participants are asked to bring bells.
On March 31, the Holy Eucharists of the Resurrection/Easter Sunday service will be at 9 a.m. A keiki Easter egg hunt will be at 10 a.m.