Clergy

Reverend Father Anthony Rapozo

 

Fr. Anthony Rapozo is the Pastor of St. Catherine Parish. 

Born in Lihue, Kauai, to parents Wayne and Stephanie Rapozo, he has two younger brothers—Jason and Lucas.   

Fr. Anthony attended St. Catherine School, Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Kauai High School in 1988.

He received his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from Chaminade University.   Fr. Anthony continued his studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary and earned his Masters in Divinity in 2011.  He was ordained to the transitional deaconate in December 2010 and to the priesthood on December 30, 2011.

His first priestly assignment was at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kailua, Kona for two years.  He was assigned to St. Catherine Parish as Parochial Vicar.  Fr. Anthony was formally installed as Pastor by Bishop Larry Silva on May 25, 2014.

 

Reverend Father William Tūlua

 

Aloha Kaua`i!  My name is Father William Matekihelotu Tūlua.  I was born in San José, California.  You might figure from my name I have some Pacific Island roots.  I am Mexican and Tongan.  My name is quite interesting for William means “The helmet of God,” my middle name is translated as, “To die for the church” and finally my last name does not translate too well into English but basically meant “A person who helps.” 

I came to Hawai`i in my teens to live with my relatives in Kāne`ohe, but went to Cupertino High School since I was a little too kolohe for my relatives.  After High School I entered the Brigittine Monastery in Amity, Oregon.  After staying some seven years in the community I decided monastic life was not for me and left.  Becoming a registered Medical Assistant and had a desire to help people, I returned to Hawai`i and attended Hawai`i Loa College in Kāne`ohe.  It was my desire to become a PA (Physician’s Assistant) but math was quite difficult for me and changed my major to Pre-Theology.  After completing HLC I entered into tourism and became a tour guide/driver for Polynesian Adventure Tours.  I did this job for twenty-three years and loved it very much but I believe the Holy Spirit was calling me.  I think the Holy Spirit wanted me in the tour business to get me out of my introverted self. I am still quite introverted but I am finally comfortable talking with people and love it very much, but at times I need the silence to ‘recharge’ my batteries.  

Entering into the seminary with the diocese of Honolulu in 2010 and finally becoming ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 2018.  I am so honored the Bishop allowed me to enter as a seminarian at my age.  I am an older vocation and believe the Lord did not pick young men between the ages of 18 and 30.  The Holy Spirit chooses those who desire to work in the vineyard of the Lord.  I pray that I will be a good priest and ask for your prayers.  

I came to Saint Catherine’s Church about five years ago.  I was a seminarian and I fell in love with this parish.  It was during my last semester in the Seminary in Wisconsin that I was praying in the chapel.  I am not joking but I was praying that I would be sent to Saint Catherine’s Church!  I received a call a couple days later from Father Anthony saying that I would be assigned to Saint Catherine’s.  I was so happy the Lord answered my prayer.  Father Anthony told me before the bishop was to tell me.  It was funny but he said, “When the bishop calls then act surprised.”  I am so honored to be here and will do my best in serving the faithful while assigned to Saint Catherine of Alexandria ofKapa`a, and her missions of Saint Sylvester at Kīlauea and Saint William (what a nice name) in Hanalei! Me ke aloha pumehana!

 

 

 

 

Deacon Manny Pascua

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Seminarian Arrion Rosales-Llantos

 

Mr. Arrion Rosales-Llantos (2nd Theology, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park)

Arrion Rosales-Llantos comes from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and is an alumnus of Kealakehe High School (class of 2013).  He pursued studies in the area of Criminal Justice at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, for two years prior to beginning priestly formation as a seminarian for the Diocese of Honolulu.

He is a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon, having received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy (2018), and is currently in his first year of theological studies at St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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