Saturday, May 12, 2001


Catholic Charities
to honor 78
‘island treasures’
at banquet

The volunteers will be lauded
for offering their gifts to their
places of worship

Star-Bulletin staff

They will be dubbed "treasures," but one thing they have in common is that they don't cost anything.

Seventy-eight people who have put in thousands of hours of volunteer service at Catholic parishes around the state will be honored Thursday at the annual Catholic Charities Island Treasures awards banquet.

Some 1,000 friends and supporters will attend the event at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel. Bishop Francis DiLorenzo will present the awards.

Nominated by their pastors or their congregations, the dedicated workers are applauded for offering their own unique gifts to their places of worship.

Mug shots

After Marylee Willis retired from the state and Castle and Cooke, she brought her business skills to Immaculate Conception parish in Ewa, where she directs the outreach program, started the parish thrift shop and manages rentals of the church hall.

Anthony Long Truong is an economics professor; he also has been in charge of the music ministry for the Vietnamese Catholic community for more than 20 years.

Josephine R. Pablo was nominated by the Diocesan Congress of Filipino Catholic Clubs, which she has served in many roles including president.

She has energy to spare for St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea, where she plans social events and volunteers with the Junior Police Officers.

Emmett Young, a retired bank branch manager, taps his professional expertise as chairman of the Finance Committee of St. Philomena Church in Salt Lake.

Roger Vierra is one of a group of men who have been remodeling the Sts. Peter and Paul mission at Waimea Bay, and he serves coffee and pastry there on the first Sunday of each month.

The Schofield Barracks Catholic Community named Claret Klontz, who is lector at Sunday services at Wheeler Army Airfield chapel and, as president of the Military Council of Catholic Women, leads planning for spiritual retreats and an islandwide annual prayer breakfast.


Dagmola Jamyang Sakya, founder of the Mother Tara Center in Los Angeles, will give an initiation into the meditational practice of Green Tara, 2 p.m. next Saturday at 3645 Woodlawn Terrace Place. A vow of refuge available upon advanced request. An offering of $25 is suggested. For more information, call 952-0658.

The Center for Positive Living, P.O. Box 61850, 988-6907. The Rev. Frank White will deliver the sermon, "M' is for the many things," at a celebration of life, 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai.

Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., 941-0957. Dr. Gary Augustin of the Samaritan Counseling Center will speak about "Prodigal Children, Aging Parents" as part of the Sibling Rivalry in the Bible series, 10-11 a.m. tomorrow. Child care available.

>>Mac Adams, a Honolulu firefighter, will speak about "Fire Safety for Seniors," 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the Women's Building. Come early for stretching exercises. Bring a brown bag lunch. Stay for games until 2 p.m.

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway, 595-4047. "The Mother Dance," a Mother's Day service, 10:15 a.m. tomorrow.

>>The 2001 annual meeting, "The Year in Review," 12:30 p.m. May 20 in the sanctuary.

First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St., 522-9555. The preschool is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a banquet dinner and anniversary celebration, 5:30 p.m. next Saturday. Tickets cost $12. For information, call 522-9565.

Grace Bible Church, 1052 Ilima Drive, 595-6381. Mother's Day services, 8:30 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Ho will share a special relationship between a mother and her child. Special gifts for all mothers at the service.

Hawaiian Island Ministries, P.O. Box 777, 988-9777. Ann Wills will be the featured guest on the Hawaiian Islands Ministries Radio magazine to talk about a new grief counseling resource for children and youth, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday on KAIM Radio, AM 870.

Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway, 595-7521. Kenneth Hanson, a scholar of the Hebrew language and literature, will speak about Dead Sea Scrolls at Sabbath service, 7 p.m. Friday.

Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St., 677-3317. The Rev. Chris Eng will deliver the sermon, "Words to say when the time is short," at 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional services tomorrow.

The Religion Calendar is a list of services, speakers, and events that runs Saturday. Send items 10 days in advance to: Religion Calendar, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana, No. 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Or fax to 529-4750.

View from the Pew
by Mary Adamski

On Faith

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