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During Pentecost weekend, May 19-20, 2018, our parish confirmed 160 youth and children! Congratulations to our 160 confirmandi! Our St. Anthony of Padua community was in the first group of parishes in Hawaii to undergo the restoration of the original order of sacraments: Confirmation, Eucharist, and Reconciliation. This weekend was fondly reffered to as "Big Pentecost."
On April 26, 2019, the parish community celebrated Rev. Exsequel "Exse" Tuyor's 25th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. About 350 of us gathered for a potluck dinner in the hall, listened to the musical talents of our parishioners, and enjoyed the spirit of fellowship. At the end of the dinner, Fr. Exse spoke to us about the three goals he set for himself when he was appointed by the Bishop to serve as our Parish Administrator. These three goals are: to consistently remind us that God is good all the time; to consistently invite people to serve in our ministries; and to return our beloved crucifix to its rightful place at the center of the sanctuary. Fr. Exse concluded his remarks saying, "I love each and every one of you. I really love you." He thanked everyone for making his 25th-anniversary celebration a special event that he will remember always.
On Sunday, May 5th, at the 6pm Mass, 84 of our children and youth received the sacraments of Confirmation & Holy Eucharist. Most Reverend Bishop Clarence "Larry" Silva presided and Parish Administrator (Pastor) Fr. Exsequel Tuyor, and Parochial Vicars, Fr. Joseph Diaz and Fr. Marlon Belmonte concelebrated. Also present were Deacons Ernie Carlbom and Michael Weaver as were many proud parents and sponsors. A potluck dinner followed in the Parish Hall to further celebrate this special occasion.
On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, parishioners came together for a potluck dinner to say farewell & aloha to Parochial Vicar Fr. Joseph Diaz who was selected by the Most Reverent Bishop Silva to serve as the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Honolulu, beginning Summer of 2019.
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, parishioners held a potluck dinner for Parochial Vicar, Fr. Marlon Belmonte, in the Parish Hall to say farewell to him as he prepares for his next parish assignment. Fr. Marlon now serves as the Parish Administrator at Sacred Heart Parish in Naálehu on the Big Island.