St. Francis hosts tree lighting ceremony to remember loved ones

2021 has been a whirlwind, and Christmas is right around the corner! It’s a time to celebrate the joy of the season and our hope for the future. It’s also a time to remember loved ones who have passed and are no longer with us.This year, St. Francis Hospice looks forward to providing comfort to all those on a difficult journey by once again turning the 42nd Annual Light Up a Memory event into a virtual ceremony. All those in the community are welcome to join their hearts with others for an uplifting experience of remembering our loved ones.This year’s program will include music by the multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning duo Kūpaoa and will be hosted by Michael W. Perry of KSSK. The event will culminate in a spectacular tree lighting ceremony and blessing by Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu.

Key details:

  • Virtual 42nd Annual Light Up a Memory
  • Tree Lighting and Blessing Ceremony
  • Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
  • Starts at 6:30 pm
  • Submit requests by Nov. 15

For questions, please contact (808) 547-6500.Honoring your loved ones from the comfort of your home. On event night, go to then click on “Light Up a Memory.

To honor your loved one with a snowflake ornament or to make a donation to St. Francis Hospice, please visit Please submit your request by Monday, November 15, 2021 to be included in the virtual event video.

St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is one of the largest providers of multi-faceted care options for seniors and caregivers in the Islands. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, St. Francis Healthcare System is the only Catholic healthcare system in Hawaii. The mission of St. Francis is to create healthy communities in the Spirit of Christ’s healing ministry. The health and wellness programs offered by St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii are rooted in a legacy of caring and compassion that began with Saint Marianne Cope and the Sisters of St. Francis who came to Hawaii to care for those with Hansen’s disease in 1883.