Saint Augustine by-the-Sea

Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, Honolulu

Saint Augustine by-the-Sea
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Virginia36,853 contributions
Apr 2022
We attended Easter mass at St Augustine by the Sea Roman Catholic Church. The church and service were beautiful and meaningful. The priest came in wearing sandals but took them off during the mass. The music provided by a man playing the piano and singing was so poignant. A palm fond was used to sprinkle holy water on attendees. This is a traditional Easter practice in all Catholic Churches on Easter. The church itself is an A-frame modernistic design and has a copper-covered roof. There are twenty magnificent stained-glass windows depicting the history of the Catholic Church in Hawaii. As you walk into the church, you can help but be awed with how interior’s wooden beams seem to flow from the floor to the ceiling. Near the entrance is a side altar dedicated to Father Damien, the priest who worked with the lepers on Molokai. A small courtyard is filled with native flowers and a statue of St. Augustine. I would suggest getting their early to find a parking space in their small parking lot.
Written 5 May 2022
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Hoffman79
Pittsburgh, PA7 contributions
Mar 2022
Very nice church. Parking is crazy but nice that its free and close. Lots of mass times for different schedules.
Written 23 March 2022
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5068bren
Galesburg, IL20 contributions
Feb 2022
Attended Sunday mass, what a beautiful church. I am not Catholic but attended with my daughter who is. The church is beautiful inside with gorgeous stained glass. All were very welcoming to us, glad we went
Written 22 February 2022
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Cardinalfan
6 contributions
Jan 2022
Church is beautiful and people are welcoming. It is easy to access and was not over crowded. We enjoyed it
Written 4 February 2022
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Markdavidmichael
22 contributions
Jan 2022
Beautiful Church and an excellent priest. The music during the post Christmas season was fantastic and the music director has a magnificent voice. Recommend to anyone looking for a great mass along the shore.
Written 4 January 2022
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Chris J
Sao Leopoldo, RS216 contributions
Sep 2021
The church is right off the beach. I was sad that it was not open at 9:00am. There were several others wanting to go inside.
Written 5 October 2021
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA628 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
If you take a moment to look beyond the tall buildings you will find this beautiful church in the heart of busy Waikiki. We attended a pleasant and enjoyable mass at St. Augustine by-the-sea last Sunday. The congregation was a mixture of locals and tourists with a visiting celebrant from Connecticut. There was a wonderful message delivered about people truly seeing each other. I was truly impressed with the Tongan Choir. They did a wonderful job with providing uplifting music to the congregation. A special Mahalo to the guitar player who was so kind to take a photo with my son after mass. Visiting St. Augustine by-the-sea was an uplifting way to begin our day in beautiful Waikiki. I am happy that we visited such a warm and inviting place.
Written 24 July 2021
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Filipe M
Oahu, HI101 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
One of my favorite Churches, the 06:00 Mass on Sunday’s is so peaceful and not crowded as the other schedules, so you might want to try this one and start your day earlier.
Written 1 May 2021
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RaringtoGo8
Toronto, Canada215 contributions
Feb 2020
If you don't associate Waikiki with going to church - drop by St Augustine -by-the-Sea on Kalakaua Avenue corner Ohua Street (right across from Waikiki Beach/ Beaufiul Catholic masses every day at 7:00 am (except Mondays). Confession times are posted outside the church. Hawaiian chanting and music are incorporated in the 12 noon mass; and Sunday 5:00 pm mass has a Tongan choir with folks in full Tongan attire. Impressive! Mass attendees are a combinatio of visiting tourists and local residents .
Written 25 May 2020
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Anthony D
Boston, MA59 contributions
Mar 2020
A beautiful Church, inside and out; with a very charismatic Pastor, who gives great sermons. Highly recomend for Catholics. Tony D. Boston, Ma.
Written 21 March 2020
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