Churches ready for bigger crowds with special services on Christmas Eve, Day

  • Viviane Gilbert Stein / The Garden Island

    Officiants and parishioners prepare to enter Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lihue for Misa de Gallo service early Saturday morning. The final Mass in the novena, a tradition from the Philippines, was celebrated this morning at Catholic churches around Kauai. Christmas Eve Masses at the church are at 6 p.m. and midnight, and 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Christmas Day.

  • Bethany Freudenthal / The Garden Island

    Nathen Lojan

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    The Rev. Dr. Olaf Hoeckmann-Percival

  • Bethany Freudenthal / The Garden Island

    Meleane Moala

LIHUE — Vera Bargamento said she’ll be gathering with family for Christmas.