Saturday, August 9, 2008

Fr. Preston

Fr. Preston Patrick Passos
Picture from the Hawaii Catholic Herald

One Sunday, I visited St. Augustine Church in Waikiki for a project I am working on. To my surprise, that day, there were so many ladies dressed in Hawaiian muumuu, and many churchgoers had leis in their hands. I found out from a friend whom I hadn't seen in years that Fr. Preston was going to say Mass for the first time in Hawaii that day. Surely, it was one of joy, full of emotions, especially for Fr. Preston himself. He had tears in his eyes as he was giving to his mother a pall he had been keeping and saving.

I had a chance to speak with Fr. Preston's mother, Debbie. She is one down-to-earth lady who is thankful for her mother-in-law for taking little Preston to church often. I am pretty sure that she, too, had a lot to do with his being a priest. I made sure to say that to her. :-)

Read the article in the Hawaii Catholic Herald by Patrick Downes.


Esther (joeysmom) said...

Easter, you seem to be at the right place at the right time (except when you went to our church that one Sunday. ha ha ha).
LA seems to be getting a couple of good priests...this father and our priest Fr. J. Oh well, God knows what He is doing.

Easter A. said...

Oh that is funny!

We are getting good priests, too. Thank God for God who knows what he is doing. :-) That Fr. Marino at the Cathedral is funny and sings the consecration with much reverence. A very captivating lovely voice he has!