Building a Faith Community

Aloha and welcome to Chaminade University’s Campus Ministry. We will provide you with the best spiritual support during your time here. Chaminade University is a Catholic and Marianist institution where we welcome and serve people of all faiths and traditions.

College is a wonderful time for personal growth and discovery. We will work to provide opportunities for you to nurture your spiritual growth and to especially embody the Catholic and Marianist Spirit. We invite you to play an active part in our ministry and in the life of our campus community. Be sure to utilize all that we can offer and to make the best of the resources that Chaminade University provides. We wish you a truly blessed experience during your time here and we hope to see you at our events.

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christmas-off-campusChristmas Off Campus
Join us as we bring the joy and wonder of the Christmas season to the families, children, and residents at Next Step Shelter in Kaka’ako.

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FTH-next-stepCommunity Service
The saying “We serve because we care” characterizes the ethos of our students who join us in service.

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hale-lokahiImmersion Opportunities
Students will get to live and work with the people of a particular area and get a glimpse of the social issues surrounding that community.

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liturgical-ministersLiturgical Ministers
Ministers support the prayer and worship experience of the community either as readers, ushers or with the distribution of communion.

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mlc-communityMarianist Lay Community
For students who are drawn to the Marianist charism and wish to make a commitment to become a Marianist lay person.

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hoopule-communitiesHo’opule: Faith-Sharing Community
These are small communities for students to share their faith with each other and to pray for one another.

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The Pastoral Team

Campus Ministry Staff

Bro. Mark E. Motz, S.M.

A graduate of a Marianist high school and university in Ohio and now serves as our minister for spiritual development.

Maimoa Fineisaloi

A graduate from a Marianist high school in Maui, she now serves as our minister for peace, justice and retreats.

Rev. George J. Cerniglia, S.M.

A native of New York City, he graduated from a Marianist high school in Long Island and serves as our chaplain and rector.

Danny OʻRegan

A native of England, he served as a campus minister at the Newman Center in Manoa before becoming director of Campus Ministry

Bro. Brandon K. Alana, S.M.

A Marianist Brother and graduate of Chaminade University, he now serves as our pastoral minister.
Upcoming & Recent Events


We will have two community service opportunities next week, both at Next Step Shelter. Volunteers will serve the families meals that Aramark prepared. A number of students will also have a chance to play with the children of families at the shelter. The few moments that our students share with the little children allows their…

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Our annual Christmas On Campus celebration is now moving off campus and has appropriately been renamed “Christmas Off Campus”. We have been taking a number of students to the Next Step Shelter in Kaka’ako a little over a year now for community service and outreach. After much discussion, the Campus Ministry team decided that it…

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Ho’opule is the Hawaiian verb “to pray”. Our faith-sharing communities are small groups where students are invited to share their faith with each other and to pray for one another in a context of a caring faith community. Join one of our groups on their designated day for faith-sharing. Each group will meet in the…

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On Sunday, we will welcome the members of the General Administration of the Society of Mary, the Marianist Brothers and Priests. The General Administration are visiting the Marianist communities in the state and throughout the Province as part of their ministry to the Society of Mary on the international level. The Very Rev. Manuel Cortés,…

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Join us at our kick-off Ice Cream Social on September 8. It will be a special birthday themed ice cream social as we celebrate the Nativity (birthday) of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Come and hear, see and learn about Campus Ministry and all that we have to offer from our very…

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Interested in becoming Catholic? Have you not received the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist yet? Then the RCIA program is for you. We will begin our RCIA classes soon. All those interested in being part of the next class to receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil will need to sign up soon. Please contact…

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What They Are Saying About Us

Thoughts from our Students

During my time with Campus Ministry, I have learned to be more welcoming and more understanding of my fellow peers.

Campus Ministry has helped me spread the Marianist Family Spirit, be open to others and has helped me strengthen my faith.

In Campus Ministry I learned to be more open about myself and never to give up on my dreams, to serve others and to be there for one another.

After attending my first Awakening Retreat with Campus Ministry, I have learned that there is a huge support system here at Chaminade University.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to intensify our Catholic and Marianist identity across the campus community.