Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Kailua, Hawaii. Our church is located a block from world famous Kailua Beach.
Whether you are visiting our beautiful islands or call Hawaii home, you are welcome to join us for mass, rosary, and other church activities. We are glad you are here! (The song featured in this video of our church is entitled, "E Ka Uhane," and was composed by parishioner and Music Teacher at St. Anthony's School, Mr. Kepa Stern.)
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Monday - Saturday: 6:30 am (Daily Mass in the main church)
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am, 8:30 am, 11 am, 6 pm
Devotions & Sacraments
Rosary is recited daily at 6 am in the main church.
Rosary for Peace is at 4:15 pm on the 1st Saturday in the chapel.
Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction
1st Friday, 7am
Held from 4:00pm-4:30pm, Saturdays, Day Chapel
Note: To make an appointment for confession, please call the parish office (808-266-2222).
What's Going on at St. Anthony's Church
We are grateful for the blessing of celebrating Mass together as a parish ohana and we ask for your cooperation, patience, and understanding as we adjust to the changing COVID-19 guidelines.
Just a few friendly reminders:Please wear a face covering when you are inside the church and when you are in close proximity to others outside. At the Sign of Peace, simply bow to those around you without physical contact. During the communion Procession, please make sure your face mask is covering your nose and your mouth. Holy Communion will be placed in your hand for the safety of the assembly and the church's ministers. Then take a few steps away from the minister, lower your mask, and consume the host. Offertory boxes are placed throughout the church for your donations and are not passed among parishioners at this time. If all the seats in the main church are filled, overflow seating is available on the lanai.
These small steps will go a long way to limit the spread of COVID-19 when we gather as a parish community.
Mahalo nui loa for your kokua.
Please take a few minutes to listen to Bishop Larry Silva's message as well as some helpful information from the Diocese of Honolulu to help you prepare to attend Mass during the ongoing pandemic.
Below is a link to view the videos from the Diocese.
Fr. William's installation as the new pastor for St. Anthony's will be on Sunday, January 30th, at the 11am Mass presided by Bishop Larry Silva.
Our new Pastor, Fr. William Kunisch, is a native of rural Michigan and was raised in the Lutheran tradition. He graduat-ed from Hope College in Holland, MI in 1989 with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. He also attended Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA where he earned his M.Div. in 1993. After moving to Hawaii the same year, Father William came into Full Communion with the Catholic Church in 1994 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu. He was accept-ed as a seminarian for the Diocese of Honolulu in 1997 and attended Theological College at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he earned an M.A. in Theology in 2002. Father was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu on January 12, 2002.
St. Anthony of Padua, Kailua was Father William’s first assignment as Parochial Vicar serving with Fr. Dennis Koshko from 2002-2003. His other past assignments include Admin-istrator of Maria Lanakila, Lahaina from 2003-2006, Rector of St. Theresa Co-Cathedral, Kalihi from 2006-2013, and most recently as Pastor of Resurrection of the Lord, Waipio from 2013-2021.
Father William oversaw the renovation of St. Theresa Co-Cathedral in 2009 and the building of Resurrection’s new Pastoral Center in 2018-19. In the diocese, Father William served for three years as the...Read more
In preparation for the next worldwide Synod of Bishops in 2023, Bishop Silva is asking for your input. All parish ministries, small groups, families, and anyone that wants to participate is invited to give their input on the one KEY QUESTION:
“How can all members of the Catholic Church be more effective in proclaiming the living Jesus Christ to the world?”
To participate, please read Bishop Silva’s letter, the list of resources to guide your discussion, and send your responses to the link available at: