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February 15, 2019
Honolulu, HI February 15, 2019 – As one of the oldest buildings in Honolulu, the 175-year-old Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is in the process of a Renewal Campaign that aims to raise $15 million to support comprehensive renovations and upgrades needed to restore the historic church. The project has garnered a lot of awareness for the Mother Church of the Diocese of Honolulu, including the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC), which recently bestowed an international award on the Church in recognition of the Cathedral’s capital campaign effort.
The campaign includes a website, video, multiple brochures, informational booklets, letters and other collateral pieces that incorporated actual unique details from inside the historic site. From the Cathedral door and marbleized coral columns, to the rich color and imagery found throughout the Church – the detail and essence of the place were captured and woven throughout the various pieces by local, full-service advertising agency h&b Marketing. Collectively the campaign pieces and fundraising team have raised roughly $8 million to date as part of continuing efforts.
“The Cathedral construction began in the late 1830's on a beautiful, historic site. Saint Damien was ordained a priest there, and Saint Marianne worshiped there as well, so the Renewal Campaign means a lot to us.” said Most Rev. Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu. “We are truly blessed to have such an amazing parish, generous donors and a team in place to help with the on-going efforts to raise the money needed for the repairs necessary to restore the Cathedral and ensure she remains in service to the community for generations to come” said Msgr. Gary Secor, Rector of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace and h&b Marketing work was recognized at a recent International Catholic Stewardship Council annual conference that hosted hundreds of pastors, diocesan directors of stewardship and development, parish and school leaders, professional firms, Catholic associations and religious congregations from around the world.
Taken at the award presentation ceremony in Nashville, TN. They are from left to right: Ed and Betty Coda (Cathedral Renewal Campaign Core Committee members), Fr. Andrew Kemberling (Chairman of the Board for International Catholic Stewardship Council), Omi and Mark Clark (Director of Stewardship for the Diocese of Honolulu)