Friday, July 10, 2020

On the day of Global Rosary Relay June 19, 2020 - Diocese of Honolulu

By Easter Almuena
Special to the Herald

In this day and age, we continue to perfect the use of technology. Sometimes accessing its use is not enough when necessary parts go missing. This is what happened with malfunctions we experienced during the livestreaming of the Sorrowful Mysteries in our diocese Friday, June 19.

Prior to the event, equipment belonging to operator John Fielding was taken from a certain location, disabling Hawaii’s part in the livestream of the global rosary relay, a worldwide recitation of the rosary sponsored by Worldpriest. Nevertheless, the rosary, said in four churches in Hawaii, was completed.

Deacons and their wives and our newly ordained transitional deacon led different mysteries: Deacon Pat and Cora Constantino in St. Joseph Church in Makawao, Maui (Agony in the Garden); Deacon Tom and Evie Adams in Sacred Heart Church in Hawi (Scourging at the Pillar); Deacon David and Gloria Watson in St. Joseph Church in Hilo (Crowning with Thorns); and Deacon Ace Tui in the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (The Carrying of the Cross); and Deacon Joe and Easter Almuena (Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord) also in the cathedral.

The plan was to simultaneously use livestream and Zoom, focusing on one location to the next.

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace completed the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries. About 20 parishioners joined in, seated six feet apart in observance of social distancing. We were glad to have Deacon Modesto Cordero director of the Office of Worship; Denise Oliveira, secretary to Bishop Larry Silva; and Darlene Cachola, daughter of Deacon Pat and Cora Constantino, join us.

Our thanks to Fielding for all his technical services and all those who spiritually joined us!

When technology doesn’t work we return to the basics. In fact, this experience brings us to a better place where we can be gathered spiritually with the same goal of praying for our priests — every Thursday. Worldpriest has created an offshoot of the Global Rosary Relay called Rosary Thursday, where people from all over the world pray weekly the Luminous Mysteries for our priests; or, for those who pray the rosary as a daily regimen, to consciously offer it up for the same intention.

In our diocese, we pray first and foremost for Bishop Larry Silva, our priests, and all priests around the globe — for their sanctification, to be good shepherds, and in thanksgiving for their priestly vocation.

Easter Almuena is the Worldpriest repesentative for Hawaii.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Global Rosary Relay June 19, 2020 - Diocese of Honolulu

                                                     Photo by Hawaii Catholic Herald

Special to the Herald

Over one million rosaries will be recited worldwide on Friday, June 19. Global Rosary Relay, in its 11th year, requests everyone to invite friends, family and groups to spread the word and join in. Rosaries will be said for the sanctification of all priests and in thanksgiving for their priestly ministry. Added to the intentions is the eternal repose of those who died from COVID-19, and relief and healing of those who have the virus.

Worldpriest, the creator of Global Rosary Relay, chooses the day for this event when our church celebrates the feast of the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Cathedrals, basilicas and shrines all over the world are designated a time to pray a mystery, circling the world non-stop with the recitation of the 20 decades over and over again. For more information, go to Click on “Rosary Relay.”

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is No. 53A and is leading the Sorrowful Mysteries. It will spiritually receive its turn from Basilica Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Buenos Aires, in Argentina after its completion of the Luminous Mysteries. When the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is finished, it will spiritually send forth to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, the recitation of the Glorious Mysteries.

Join us on Friday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. via John Fielding’s Hawaii Catholic TV at or via his Zoom account by clicking or entering in the search field: The meeting ID is 704 573 7662. To facilitate joining, download the Zoom app a few days before the event. On the day of the event, log in 10-15 minutes early, since there may be people from other parts of the world who will be joining us. You may also pray privately or with your family anytime anywhere.

For more information contact Easter Almuena at

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A joint initiative to pray for the intentions of Pope Francison Global Rosary Relay Day 19 June 2020

At 6 p.m. on 19 June, as part of the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay Day for the Sanctification of Priests 2020, a wonderful joint initiative will take place between Worldpriest Global Apostolate and Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages, which has been bringing pilgrims on spiritual journeys to the universal church since 2008. Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages developed from Inside the Vatican Magazine, founded in 1993. Currently, Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages is hosting virtual pilgrimages to holy places, introducing the faithful to the ‘living stones’ around the world

This initiative will take the form of a virtual Rosary at 6 p.m. local Rome time, for the intentions of Pope Francis. Everyone around the world – regardless of their location – will be very welcome to join in this important prayer gift to His Holiness at the appointed time.  However, all participants will need to register by simply clicking on the link provided below.

This virtual Rosary for Pope Francis’s intentions will make use of Zoom technology. It will open at 17.40 hours, when a video promotion of the Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests 2020 will be shown and will be followed by a slide show selection of photographs from various Global Rosary Relay prayer locations from around the world, before the prayers begin at 18.00 hours, concluding at 18.30 hours.

This special Rosary will include a welcome and introduction by Father James Phalan CSC, along with individual meditations, which have been specially written for the occasion by Father Phalan, who is National Director of Family Rosary in the United States – a part of Holy Cross Family Ministries, which is an important partner of Worldpriest Global Apostolate. 

Father Phalan will open this special Rosary prayer event, stating where in the world the Global Rosary Relay will travel after the thirty-minute slot in Rome. He will also announce the allocated mysteries of the Rosary to be prayed for the Pope’s intentions and will provide a special prayerful reflection on each decade, which will be prayed in turn by each member of the Worldpriest team.

The following people will pray the Sorrowful Mysteries in the following order, with guided meditations for each decade by Father James Phalan CSC:

• First Sorrowful Mystery  – The Agony in the Garden – Marion Mulhall Worldpriest Founder

• Second Sorrowful Mystery ­– The Scourging at the Pillar – Niall M. Kennedy Worldpriest Chairman

• Third Sorrowful Mystery – The Crowning of Thorns – Dermot Mannion – Worldpriesrt Global Rosary Relay International Associate

• Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – The Carrying of the Cross – Anne Brady – Worldpriest Director

• Fifth Sorrowful Mystery – The Crucifixion – Colm Flynn – Worldpriest Director
(A recording of the Virtual Rosary will be available on YouTube later)
Register here
To register, just click on the link provided here . You can register now or just before the time of prayer on 19 June.
If you have any questions
Please Contact
Marion Mulhall

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Apostolic Blessing granted to Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests

It is with gratitude and great joy that we announce that His Holiness Pope Francis has imparted his Apostolic Blessing to all participants in the Wordpriest Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests, which takes place this year on 19 June.  We encourage all prayer locations to help spread this great news. Reproduced below is the letter received from the Cardinal Secretary of State, making this announcement.
Click here to view the Apostolic Blessing granted to Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests (PDF)

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Get Ready! Worldpriest Global Rosary Relay for Priests on June 19!

Save June 19, 2020 for recitation of the Holy Rosary with hundreds of parishioners in our diocese and joining millions of people from all over the world, being united as one body in praying for our priests and their intentions. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Daily Offering of the Holy Trinity for Priests

Priest, Pastor, Bible, Christianity, Preacher, Church


Holy Blessed Trinity,
I offer You all my prayers,
works, joys and sufferings of this day.
No matter what little thing I do,
I offer it to You,
In reparation for holy priests,
For the conversion of priests,
For more priests,
For the return of many priests who have left the priesthood,
For the priests still in Purgatory,
especially those most in need.
I offer myself this day
(optional: and hereafter until my death)
as an offering for holy priests,
in union with the suffering,
death and resurrection of Jesus.
And in union with the Sacred Body and Blood of Jesus,
Consecrated daily on all the altars of the world
by your holy priests.
I make this offering freely,
trusting that You will take care of all my needs,
spiritual and temporal for the state in life
to which You have called me.
I make this offering through The Immaculate Hands
and Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of Divine Love,
that she might take this imperfect prayer
and present it to her Son, Jesus,
that through his Sacred Heart,
He might perfect it and present it to our Father
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen

-Author Unknown

Monday, October 1, 2018

Join the Diocesan Rosary Congress -- October 7-13!

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace will have Mass at 6PM on Sunday, October 7, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 7PM and hourly recitation of the Holy Rosary from 7PM to 11PM. There will be Benediction at 11:30PM. Deacon Joe Almuena will preside the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. Come and join us!