HONOLULU, Hawaii (KSNW) – A mass will be celebrated Thursday evening in Honolulu, Hawaii, to send the remains of Father Emil Kapaun.
The mass will be broadcast live from the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu on the Diocese of Hawaii’s YouTube channel or on their website at 11 p.m. Central time.
Mass must honor Kapaun before his remains are returned to Wichita. It will arrive in Wichita on September 25. His remains will be taken to his native parish in Pilsen for a private celebration in front of the Wichita public services.
A vigil will be held for Kapaun on Tuesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. Her funeral will be on Wednesday, September 29 at 10:30 am Both will take place at the Hartman Arena. The events are free and open to the public. Get tickets through Ticketmaster.
After the Christian Burial Mass at Hartman Arena, there will be an event for those who were unable to attend. Kapaun’s remains will be transported in a procession from Veterans Memorial Park, 339 Veterans Memorial Walk, to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Central and Broadway in Wichita. It should start at 1:30 p.m. and last until 3 p.m.
Kapaun died in 1951 after being taken prisoner of war and falling ill. You can read his story and his path to holiness on FrKapaun.org.