Saint Augustine by-the-Sea
Saint Augustine by-the-Sea
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  • j0ya0
    Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania778 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcoming and beautiful
    Always a great blessing to be able to attend Mass at St Augustine's! I was hoping to be able to attend the Mass where the Tongan Choir sings, as we enjoyed that so much on our last trip. The choir now sings at 10:30am on Sunday, so we missed them this time around. Beautiful church decorated for Pentecost, with welcoming parishoners and clergy. Fr. Lane is a humble, wonderful pastor/priest. May God continue to bless this parish!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Mizmoe
    East Providence, Rhode Island240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Catholic Church
    Visited this beautiful Catholic Church in Oahu, HI. It was an amazing mass with Hawaiian music. The priest, alter servers and some parishioners were barefoot! The mass was said in English with some Hawaiian songs. Beautiful stained glass windows and architecture.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Marty M
    Sydney, Australia52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to go to mass in Honolulu
    Beautiful Catholic church opposite the beach. Masses in English. Check website for mass times. Mass on Sunday night at 5pm had a piano player and singer who was excellent. God bless this church, its parishoners and the priests. There are other Catholic churches in Honolulu so Google if you miss a mass at this church.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 January 2024
  • M&JR
    Fort Worth, Texas893 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Church in Waikiki
    Beautiful Catholic Church since 1854. We attended the Sunday 10:00 am Mass which the choir sang in Hawaiian in traditional Hawaiian clothing and garments. Very lovely indeed. The 10 am Mass was somewhat crowded with occupancy maybe 85-90%. St. Augustine By The Sea is a lovely church and excellent architectural stop to view or pray.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
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M&JR
Fort Worth, TX893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful Catholic Church since 1854. We attended the Sunday 10:00 am Mass which the choir sang in Hawaiian in traditional Hawaiian clothing and garments. Very lovely indeed. The 10 am Mass was somewhat crowded with occupancy maybe 85-90%. St. Augustine By The Sea is a lovely church and excellent architectural stop to view or pray.
Written 21 January 2024
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Marty M
Sydney, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Beautiful Catholic church opposite the beach. Masses in English. Check website for mass times. Mass on Sunday night at 5pm had a piano player and singer who was excellent. God bless this church, its parishoners and the priests.

There are other Catholic churches in Honolulu so Google if you miss a mass at this church.
Written 8 January 2024
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Mizmoe
East Providence, RI240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Visited this beautiful Catholic Church in Oahu, HI. It was an amazing mass with Hawaiian music. The priest, alter servers and some parishioners were barefoot! The mass was said in English with some Hawaiian songs. Beautiful stained glass windows and architecture.
Written 22 August 2023
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Gabor980
Szatmarcseke, Hungary12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
The church was conveniently placed next to our hotel. It was an experience joining the 11am mess in a fully crowded church and listening to the hawaiian choir.
Written 28 June 2023
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j0ya0
Sinking Spring, PA778 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Always a great blessing to be able to attend Mass at St Augustine's! I was hoping to be able to attend the Mass where the Tongan Choir sings, as we enjoyed that so much on our last trip. The choir now sings at 10:30am on Sunday, so we missed them this time around. Beautiful church decorated for Pentecost, with welcoming parishoners and clergy. Fr. Lane is a humble, wonderful pastor/priest. May God continue to bless this parish!
Written 12 June 2023
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Lritzcracker
Philadelphia, PA55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful church. Visited for Easter Sunday Mass. It was PACKED!!!! Over 1000 people there; standing room only. I give this a 4/5 as it is VERY VERY hot in this church. On a Sunday or a holiday, it is always very hot. To the point of feeling lightheaded and sweating through your dress. People are not always the nicest when it comes to seating especially for someone who is handicapped. But it is a tourist church. Right in the heart of Waikiki. Parking at the church is atrocious. Park at the zoo and walk the block or two instead. Much easier option. Great faith community though. Great priest. Choir was incredible on Easter. Multiple collections so bring your purse (or don’t;). Lots of faith.
Written 12 April 2023
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Carola
Miami, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Christmas Mass and Mass for the feast of Mary. Two special Masses to end and begin the year. We enjoyed the homilies. Very prayerful. So glad we could worship there!
Written 8 January 2023
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
If you are visiting Hawaii during the Christmas season and desire to attend mass take an opportunity to visit St. Augustine by the Sea. St. Augustine is a lovely church community that was established in 1854. I have visited this church a few times while on vacation in Oahu, Hawaii. I have immensely enjoyed all the times I attended mass. The Tonga choir provides beautiful music during the mass. In addition, the congregation always provides a warm welcome to visitors. I have not had an opportunity to attend mass with Father Lane as the celebrant however, I have seen him via Facebook Live and he is indeed an exceptional priest who is committed to Native Hawaiians and all other people. Father Lane is a gem! During our visit this summer we met another phenomenal priest whose message was a simple yet powerful one. He explained that we only live once so make sure to live a life that makes a positive impact on the lives of others. If you are fortunate enough to spend Christmas in Waikiki, take a moment to visit St. Augustine by the Sea. I am certain you will enjoy your visit. Mass on Christmas Eve will take place at 5:00pm and 9:00pm.
Written 18 December 2022
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DeeLee
Orange County, CA90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is an old church built in 1854 in Waikiki
We were always going to Sunday Mass when we come back to visit Honolulu Hawaii
Written 18 October 2022
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ITRT
Virginia38,601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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