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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Prayer


photo by Easter Okalani


A prayer...

Teach me, my Lord, to be sweet and gentle in all the events of life, in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of those I trusted,  in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.

Let me put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others, to hide my little pains and heartaches, so that I may be the only one to suffer from them.

Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes across my path. Let me so use it that it may make me patient, not irritable. That it may make me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow, haughty and overbearing.

May no one be less good for having come within my influence. No one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble for having been a fellow traveler in our journey toward Eternal Life.

As I go my rounds from one distraction to another, let me whisper from time to time, a word of love to Thee.

May my life be lived in the supernatural, full of power for good, and strong in its purpose of sanctity.

Amen.




Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Prayers for Vocations





USCCB has more than forty prayers for vocations. They can be prayed as a community or individually. Check it out. Here's a portion of prayer #40.

"Raise up people in religious life who by their unusual witness to the Gospel will call us to the love of God and neighbor. 
You have enfolded the smallness of our humanity in your divinity. Fill us all with your Holy Spirit. Amen."