Updated information regarding COVID-19 response

Published April 26, 2020 by

July 23, 2020 

  • Temple Office and Nokotsudo (Columbarium) are open during business hours on Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.  Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays from 8am to 1pm.  Please wear a mask & carefully follow signs while in the temple property.  
  • We restarted Sunday Services from July 5.  There are a limited number of seats available for in-person service.  Please RSVP to the office if you wish to participate in the service in-person. We ask that you read the Certification Notice (https://www.moiliilihongwanji.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Covid-19-Certification-Notice-Temple-Hondo.pdf) before entering the Hondo (Main Temple). 
  • Sunday Service is also available through online (Zoom).  If you wish to attend the service online, please contact the office and we will send you the service invitation by email. 
  • Memorial Service can be held either in-person (for small family) or through online.  If you wish to hold the service online, please fill out the “Online Memorial Service Request Form” which can be found here https://www.moiliilihongwanji.org/
  • Minister’s care home visits are suspended until further notice.  

Please keep in mind that higher risk individuals (older people 65+, those with compromised immune systems or other underlying medical conditions, etc.) are still urged to stay home to the greatest extent possible.  

June 26th, 2020

Information regarding the Funeral/Memorial Service in the Temple

April 25, 2020

Moiliili Hongwanji Mission follows Federal, State & County mandates and recommendations or guidelines to determine when it will be safe to resume in-person services and activities at the temple. Please keep in mind that higher risk individuals (older people 65+, those with compromised immune systems or other underlying medical conditions, etc.) are urged to stay home to the greatest extent possible.

Following the directives and recommendations from HHMH Headquarters, Moiliili Hongwanji will:

  • Conduct only the following religious services: Bedside /Makuragyo services, other end of life related services, Funeral services. Other in-person services and activities will not be held until further notice.
  • Temple Hondo /Main Sanctuary can be used only for the above services. These services must be conducted with less than 10 people, physical distancing, and other precautions as directed by the Federal, State and County mandates.
  • Conduct Online Memorial Service upon request. Please go to www.moiliilihongwanji.org to request a service.
  • Continue providing religious messages and announcements through its website, Facebook, and White Way Newsletter.
  • Continue White Way Radio Program. Every Saturday morning from 7:45am to 8:00am on KZOO at channel AM1210.
  • Comply with minimum basic operations until further notice.

You can reach us via phone at 949-1659 or email mhm@moiliilihongwanji.org.

Earlier Updates:

HHMH State Ministers Association Live Streaming of Sunday Service
Due to Statewide lock down, SMA Online Sunday service will extend till May 31.
The schedule of speakers is as follows: (Speakers are subject to change)
3/22 10AM Bishop Eric Matsumoto (HQ)
3/29 10AM Rev. Kazunori Takahashi (HQ)
4/5 10AM Rev. Yuika Hasebe (Hawaii Betsuin)
4/12 10AM Rev. Ai Hironaka (Lahaina Hongwanji Mission)
4/19 10AM Rev. Jeffrey Soga (Waipahu Hongwanji & Waianae Hongwanji)
4/26 10AM Rev. Tomo Hojo (West Kauai Hongwanji Mission)
5/3 10AM Rev. Shawn Yagi
5/10 10AM Rimban Toyokazu Hagio
5/17 10AM Rev. Blayne Higa
5/24 10AM Rev. Bert Sumikawa
5/31 10AM Rev. Sol Kalu and Rev. Richard Tennes
The videos will be available live as well as later on demand. To view, please access Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s YouTube channel or Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s website.

More: Earlier announcements regarding Moiliili Hongwanji’s temple COVID-19 response.

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