Wow! A year of theological studies have gone by. This first year was a fruitful one in all pillars of formation (Spiritual, Academic, Human, Pastoral). Towards the end of the school year, I received my summer parish assignment from Fr. Pascual Abaya, my Vocation Director. I was very excited for my first parish assignment. When he told me what my assignment was, I was exuberantly joyful.
My assignment: St. Augustine by the Sea in Waikiki
On Pentecost Weekend, I was introduced to the parishioners at all the masses by Fr. Lane Akiona, SSCC. I was welcomed with such warm Aloha. Even though I am a diocesan seminarian, I immediately fit into the community of Sacred Heart Priests. The hospitality and fraternity between the priests here is genuine and strong.
I know that this assignment will be filled with many adventures. This is truly a Hale Pule (House of Prayer) for those who come to visit our Islands. On that first weekend, I have met people from all around the world.
This was just the first weekend and I can't wait for what this summer has in store for me.