Who We Are

The Marianist Center of Hawai’i is sponsored by the Society of Mary, the Marianists, a Catholic religious order dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus and the First Disciple. The Marianists were founded by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, a man dedicated to re-establishing a renewed Christian faith in a society which had spurned religion.
The purpose of this Corporation is to engage in the educational, moral and spiritual care of people in Hawai’i, and to give them the opportunity and means to worship at Mystical Rose Oratory on the campus of Chaminade University and St. Louis School. Through its Office of Special Ministries, the Marianist Center sponsors and conducts workshops and conferences on religion, liturgical arts, religious life and religio-socio concerns.

Marianist Center of Hawaii Staff


Fr. Oscar Vasquez, S.M.,                            CEO Marianist Center of Hawaiʻi, Provincial Marianist Province of the United States



Bro. Ed Violett, S.M.
Vice President/Executive Director Marianist Center of Hawaii



Bro. Dennis Schmitz, S.M. – Assistant Director & Special Ministries Marianist Center of Hawaii          Photo unavailable for Dominic Bugado – Special Assistant to Bro. Violett