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 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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Community Service

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

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Immersion 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 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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Marianist 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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Ho’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


Blessed be our God: Our Brother, Joseph Priestley, priest, has been called to an everlasting dwelling place with the saints, at the age of 89 with 70 years of religious profession. He died on October 11, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Let us thank God for the gift of his life; let us thank Mary Our…

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This Sunday, October 12 we will welcome the Lumana’i O Samoa club to our 7:30 p.m. Mass. The club will be providing the music for the evening liturgy and will present several religious dance performances at the end of Mass. White Sunday or “Lotu Tamaiti” (Children’s Service) as it is known in Samoa, is a…

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Friday, October 17, 2014 12:30 p.m. Mystical Rose Oratory Light luncheon provided following the prayer service Medical institutions and hospitals around the country host services where the hands of medical professionals are blessed on the feast of St. Luke, who was both an evangelist and physician. Join us as we bless the hands of our…

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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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What They Are Saying About Us

Thoughts from our Students

Campus Ministry is a safe haven for me to express myself and not feel like I’ll be judged by my peers because I know that they will love me no matter what.

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

During my time with Campus Ministry I’ve learned to engage with random people and have become more outgoing. I’ve also learned more about the religious life of the community.

I’ve learned more about the spirituality that was instilled in me by my parents and my faith was strengthened through my interaction with my peers.

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