Maui Catholic Schools United in Faith and Hope
Lahaina surveys the damage from wildfires and the Diocese of Honolulu and Sacred Hearts School offer help to Catholic school communities.
Arlington, VA – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), as part of a community of faith, stands together with the nation and the world in prayer for the loss of life and the destruction caused by the recent wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui, specifically Lahaina. While the devastation and trauma are only just being realized, NCEA asks that in solidarity with the Maui Catholic school community we offer prayers for all those affected by the wildfires, including the deceased, injured and displaced. Remember, too, the first responders and all those who offer aid, recovery and relief.
Lahaina’s Catholic school, Sacred Hearts School, was impacted and other parish and school evaluations are ongoing. At this time, all who can are asked to contribute to either of the following efforts to provide recovery for our brothers and sisters:
In a letter from the Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu, and Reverend Monsignor Terrence Watanabe, Vicar Forane of Maui-Lanai, we are asked to remember “the power of prayer” as we gather together acting as one body, called to love and serve Jesus.
Maria Lanakila (Our Lady of Victory), pray for us!
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