Notice Concerning Mr. David Haas

For several years, a three-day liturgical arts conference was held on the Big Island of Hawaii at Malia Puka O’Kalani Parish in Hilo. After the pastor’s retirement the conference was moved to the Kilauea Volcano area.  Due to volcanic activity, in 2008, the organizers of this conference determined that the air quality posed a risk to participants and asked the Marianist Center of Hawaii if its Kalepohaku campus would provide accommodations for this event. This was agreed to, and in the subsequent year, 2009, The Marianist Center began hosting the conference. In 2017 the program was held bi-annually, with its final year in 2019.

Mr. David Haas was a presenter at the conference beginning in 2009. His last appearance was in 2016. Regrettably, in 2020, Mr. Haas was accused of misconduct by several women, not at any of these workshops. Later that year, Mr. Haas issued an apology.  

Mr. Haas will no longer be invited to campus for any events.

If anyone attending an event was abused by Mr. Haas, we encourage you to please notify authorities.

All ministries sponsored by the Marianists have developed policies to protect minors andvulnerable adults.