Rollieʻs Word with Fr. Roland Bunda

Rollieʻs Word with Fr. Roland Bunda

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Weekly inspiration from Fr. Roland Bunda, pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaiʻi.


Going Forth and Deepening our Faith and Gratitude
May 19 • 8 min
Season 1, Episode 19. Congratulations to our 2020 graduates! We bless you as you continue onto a new milestone in your lives. May God strengthen you as you continue on your journeys. Similarly, as we prepare for the celebrations of the Feasts of the…
Prayer Will Bring Us Hope
May 11 • 12 min
Season 1, Episode 18. Every day, every moment, is a time we can praise God. Today we reflect on the definition and meaning of prayer through inspiration from St. Therese, Richard Rohr (a Franciscan priest), Philippians 4:6-8, and the Gospel of John…
The Lord is My Shepherd
May 9 • 9 min
Season 1, Episode 17. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and leads us home to eternal life. He is with us and watches over us 24/7. In our prayer, we know Jesus is at our side.
Jesus is With Us
Apr 27 • 12 min
Season 1, Episode 16. We sometimes need to be reminded that Jesus walks with us - and that we never walk alone. We need to have the courage to believe that Jesus is with us always. Song: “Hold on to Love” written and sung by Jesse Manibusan.
Starting the Easter Season
Apr 20 • 12 min
Season 1, Episode 15. During this Easter Season - we have 50 days to deepen the mystery of Christ’s Spirit dwelling within us. We’ve been gifted with the three theological gifts of faith, hope, and love. So Easter is using our gifts to deepen the…
Jesus is Risen!
Apr 13 • 9 min
Season 1. Episode 14. We rejoice that that Jesus is risen and is with each of us - we are not alone. Christ is our loving Savior and we are his beloved disciples. We are called to proclaim that Jesus is present and share with one another the awakening of…
Reflection for Holy Week
Apr 6 • 8 min
Season 1, Episode 13. The Lord is my light and my salvation. This week we should spend time in prayer to reflect how much God loves us. Easter is a return to our baptism, and Lent is a preparation for that return. We need to rediscover this divine life,…
I Fear No Evil For You Are At My Side
Mar 30 • 9 min
Season 1, Episode 12. Peace be with you. Please know that the priests and brothers of the St. Anthony Catholic Community always remember you in Mass and pray for your health and protection. St. Anthony parish has such a deep and rich history of ministry…
Jesus I Trust in You
Mar 23 • 9 min
Season 1, Episode 11. Today, we pray to continue to be messengers of hope and trust. Jesus, I trust in YOU - we continue to place our trust in You. Here in Hawaiʻi, we have St. Damien and St. Mother Marianne as tremendous advocates, and just as they dealt…
To Trust God
Mar 16 • 8 min
Season 1, Episode 10. Peace be with you! “I hope in the Lord, I trust in His word.” We need to remind ourselves, as Christians and believers, that God is in control and our lives are in His hands. Into Your hands O Lord, we command our trust and…
Sharing in the Original Blessings
Mar 10 • 7 min
Season 1 Episode 9. The glory of God is men and women fully alive in God’s kingdom. Christ calls us to three religious acts during the season of Lent: 1) time for prayer, 2) time for almsgiving, and 3) time for fasting. By doing so, as disciples we give…
Seeing Christ in Our Brothers and Sisters
Mar 2 • 7 min
Season 1, Episode 8. How do we see Christ in one another? Our challenge is to have a clear vision and recognize, as we walk through our journey: Christ in the poor, in the sick, and in those who need comforting. Our Lenten journey is one of purification…
Lent and Becoming Disciples of Jesus Christ
Feb 25 • 6 min
Season 1, Episode 7. Peace be with you! This week we’re preparing for Lent. Listen in to Fr. Rollie’s stories of why we celebrate the Lenten season and how it brings us closer to God.
Worship and Prayer Through Music
Feb 18 • 7 min
Season 1, Episode 6. Peace be with you! The Valley Island Liturgy and Arts Conference happened this past weekend and featured musical guests Jesse Manibusan, Fr. Ricky Manalo, and O’ahu’s EPIC (Ever Present in Christ) team. These musicians reminded us of…
Living Stewardship
Feb 10 • 6 min
Peace and all good things to you and your family. This week’s podcast is about living stewardship, sharing the gifts of God with others, and being conscious and committed sons and daughters of God.
Spirit of God, I am Yours
Feb 3 • 6 min
Listen in to this weekʻs word from Fr. Roland of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaiʻi. God, the Spirit dwells within us. If we really want to become holy and participate in the life of the Trinity, all we have to do is follow Jesus and…
Reflecting on the Word of God
Jan 27 • 7 min
This past weekend (1/25-1/26) we celebrated the Word of God Sunday - where Catholics around the world reflected on the Word of God. Learn more about Enthroning the Bible in Our Home: http://bit.ly/MauiBible2020 Stewardship is a call to discipleship and…
Deepening Our Knowledge of the Word of God
Jan 20 • 7 min
Next Sunday is “Word of God Sunday” - an opportunity for all us to have a deeper knowledge of the Word of God. All parishioners can bring their bibles to Sunday mass and have it blessed. May the Word of God be truly alive in our hearts, so when we go home…
Embracing 2020
Jan 13 • 4 min
Rollieʻs Word with Fr. Roland Bunda. 2020 is a good symbol of vision - we can see clearly. Not only physically, but also spiritually as disciples of Christ.