Monday, April 13, 2009


In preparation for the canonization of Blessed Damien Joseph deVeuster, actor Casey Groves arrives in Hawaii April 14 to educate and present the "One Man Play, Damien" written by Aldyth Morris. This "One Man Play" portrays the compelling story of our beloved Belgium-born Father Damien, who ministered to people afflicted with Hansen's Disease and banished to the island of Molokai, before dying of the disease in 1889, at the age of 49.

"Casey Groves' performance of Damien is very powerful, and I encourage parishes and schools throughout the islands to host a performance as a way of celebrating Blessed Damien's coming canonization." - Most Reverend Larry Silva; Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church of Hawaii

The "One Man Play" Damien is being presented in parishes and schools. Although benefactors have stepped forward to take care of any necessary expenses for the school performances, free will offerings are most welcome to aid Casey as he engages with our Hawaii students. Come and relive Fr. Damien's story through Casey Groves.

Casey's current island itinerary:

* Oahu: April 14-21
* Kauai: April 22-24
* Big Island: April 25-27
* Maui: April 28-30
(See below for dates and locations)

For more information about Casey Groves and his performances, visit Preview a 6-minute video is at
To schedule a performance, please contact Leoda Shizuma at or 808-553-5583.

OAHU April 14-22
April 17, Friday - 7:00 p.m., St. Ann, Kaneohe
April 18, Saturday - 6:00 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua, Kailua
April 21, Tuesday - 9:00 a.m., St. Michael School, Waialua
April 21, Tuesday - 7:00 p.m., Manoa-Punahou Catholic Community, Sacred Heart Church (Punahou)
April 22, Wednesday - 1:00 p.m., Maryknoll Grade School

KAUAI April 22-24
April 23, Thursday - 6:30 p.m. Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo
April 24, Friday - 9:00 a.m. St. Catherine School, Kapaa
April 24, Friday - 7:00 p.m. St. Catherine Church, Kapaa

BIG ISLAND April 25-27
April 25, Saturday - 6:30 p.m. St. Michael the Archangel, Kailua-Kona
April 27, Monday - 7:00 p.m. Annunciation, Kamuela

MAUI April 28-30
April 28, Tuesday - 10:30 a.m. - Christ the King, Kahului
April 29, Wednesday - Sacred Hearts School, Lahaina
April 29, Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. Maria Lanakila, Lahaina
April 30, Thursday - 1:30 p.m. St. Anthony Grade School, Wailuku

Go to Casey's Blog Spot for updates on his whereabouts at
Thanks Steve O!

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