Saturday, June 17, 2017

Global Rosary Relay for Priests

TV promo version of Global Rosary Relay for Priests


Reflection of Bishop Larry

Jesus told us that the kingdom of God belongs to those who make themselves like children.  The rosary is such an unsophisticated and simple prayer that we can overlook its power to connect us closely to the mysteries of the life of the Lord and his beloved Mother.  We pray it as if we were children, repeating our limited words over and over again.  And, as with a child, our loving Father and our beloved Mother respond in a way we never imagined possible.  We thank God for the gift of the rosary, and through praying it, may the Lord bless all our priests, so that they can be childlike in their faith, their trust and their joy!

+ Larry Silva
Most Reverend Clarence (Larry) Silva
Bishop of Honolulu

Friday, June 2, 2017

National Pray for a Priest Day


National Pray for a Priest Day

The WorldPriest Annual Global Rosary Rally for Priests


For more information, resources and to help promote this annual rosary event, please click HERE.

Official list of participating shrines https://www.worldpriest.com/participating-shrine-list/ nearer the day of prayer we will confirm to you which shrine you spiritually will send on the Rosary Relay to.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Opening of the Centennial Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's Appearance


We encourage all families, young adults, leaders of prayer groups and their members, church leaders, our priests, and clergy to attend this event. 

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, the statue that travels around the world will be here on our Islands from January 29 to February 4, 2017. The event below marks the opening of the centennial celebration of Our Lady of Fatima's first apparition to the three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. The Roman Catholic Church in Hawaii invites all to be a part of this celebration. Here in Hawaii, this event -- Solidarity in Prayer -- will be held at Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 1184 Bishop Street on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 7 - 8 p.m. 

Our very own bishop, Bishop Larry Silva, will have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima that was created by the same artist of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima available at the cathedral. Here is excerpt for the October 13th celebration:

“The statue of Our Lady of Fatima we venerate at this evening’s service was made for Sister Mary Dolorine Pires, SS.CC. by Jose Ferreira Thedim, carved the wooden statue of Our Lady of Fatima that now is venerated in the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal.  Our statue is an exact replica of the one in the Shrine in Fatima and is one of only a handful that was made by the same sculptor.  Sister Mary Dolorine’s father pleaded with the artist to make a special copy of the statue for his daughter, and Sister gifted the statue to Bishop Larry Silva with the intention that it be the legacy of the Diocese of Honolulu.”

Don't miss this significant event in our diocese, Diocese of Honolulu.

For questions or more information, contact Deacon Modesto Cordero, Director of the Office of Worship at mcordero@rcchawaii.org or at (808)585-3342 or Easter Almuena, assistant to the director at ealmuena@rcchawaii.org. Mahalo!

Diocesan link to event, click HERE.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Photos from the Veneration of Saint Junipero Serra's First Class Relic and Holy Hour for Vocations

It was a wonderful way to spend Wednesday evening at St. Theresa's Co-Cathedral.  Bishop Larry Silva led the faithful in praying for more vocations during the Holy Hour of Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and also in the company of one of the Church's newest saint's relic.  We want to thank the Serra Club of Hawaii for making this possible.


Bishop Larry Silva waiting his turn to venerate Saint Junipero's First Class Relic


The Bishop of Honolulu venerating the relic.


Benediction


Spending quiet time with our Lord.

Bishop Larry sharing that he is wearing a stole that was once worn by Saint John Paul II


Chuck Furr of the Serra Club of Hawaii



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Special Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations with St. Junipero Serra Relic Visit



The following is from the Diocese of Honolulu:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Please join us at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa (Honolulufor this special Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations and Public Veneration of the relic of St. Junipero Serra. Bishop Larry Silva will preside the Eucharistic Holy Hour. See attached flyer for information on the visit and sequence of events. Please help us promote this event in your parishes. Feel free to print the flyer and include it in your bulletin and/or church boards.
St. Junipero’s feast day is on July 1st. He is considered the “Patron of Vocations.” He was canonized by Pope Francis on September 23, 2015 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
For more information contact the Office of Worship at 808-585-3342.
More details can be found at Hawaii Catholic Herald

Monday, February 22, 2016