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Saint Augustine by-the-Sea

130 Ohua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808 923 7024
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Ranked #36 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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English first
Palm Desert, CA
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have gone to Mass many times over the years at this church, each time I stay in Waikiki. It is a beautiful, small capacity church with a museum about Father Damien of Molokai who helped the leper colony there on Molokai. The Mass is usually said in English, Hawaiian and Tongan. The excellent choir is from the island nation... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the only Catholic Church within Waikiki area. It was a 15 minute walk from our hotel. It has a nice altar and the officiating priest gave a nice homily. Tourists might miss this Church because it is partly covered by a commercial building but a cross on top of the church is very visible. The priest was friendly... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place was packed on Easter Sunday. The priest presiding was very good in his message with a good sense of humor. The architecture and stained glass windows definitely added to the experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We attended Easter Vigil Mass and it was just beautiful. The music and the beautiful architecture just added to a wonderful experience

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Bogota, Colombia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Was fortunate in spending Easter Sunday and attend mass at St. Augustine Church. First, right off the bat the church was gorgeous, the people are friendly and the priest is absolutely down to earth and a great pleasure to listen to. Loved the Hawaiian flare! Although I enjoyed the service it would have been a better experience if I hadn't... More

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Brampton, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We attended Mass here on the first Sunday of our vacation and felt very welcomed by the priest, ushers and other parishioners. The church is very open with high ceilings which resemble an upside down canoe and makes for the air to flow freely thus keeping the church comfortably cool. It is opposite Waikiki Beach close to Kapiolani Park but... More

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192 reviews 192 reviews
76 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were staying at a hotel very close by and could see this church from our room. We walked by to get the service schedule and were happy to see they had many options, and we went to Saturday evening Mass. The service was very nice and familiar to practicing Catholics, but done with some Hawaiian flair. The priest was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stopped in here to see the church and be part of the service. We are not Catholic but it was a good service. It was some sort of Hawaiian heritage service, so we got a hulu as well. Seemed to be a lot of visitors.

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Santa Clara, California
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36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a beautiful church. I went to mass here and it was interesting to see a mass in a 'Hawaiian' context. I wouldn't say it is a tourist attraction per se but it is certainly a nice place to go and share a more relaxed atmosphere at mass.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

You can attend Mass or simply stop in this lovely little church in Waikiki, You can just feel the peace and joy while being ever so thankful that you are there amidst the sweet aloha and beauty of the islands. Dress is very casual but respectful and all are welcome.

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