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.


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.


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."

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mother of Priests by Saint Pope John Paul II

O Mary,
Mother of Jesus Christ and Mother of priests,
accept this title which we bestow on you
to celebrate your motherhood
and to contemplate with you the priesthood
of your Son and of your sons,
O Holy Mother of God.

O Mother of Christ,
to the Messiah-priest you gave a body of flesh
through the anointing of the Holy Spirit
for the salvation of the poor and the contrite of heart;
guard priests in your heart and in the Church,
O Mother of the Savior.

O Mother of Faith,
you accompanied  to the Temple the Son of Man,
the fulfillment of the promises given to the fathers;
give to the Father for His glory
the priests of your Son,
O Ark of the Covenant.

O Mother of the Church,
in the midst of the Disciples in the upper room
you prayed to the Spirit for the new people and their shepherds;
obtain for the Order of Presbyters
a full measure of gifts,
O Queen of the Apostles.

O Mother of Jesus Christ,
you were with him at the beginning
of his life and mission,
you sought the Master among the crowd,
you stood beside him when he was lifted 
up from the earth
consumed as the one Eternal Sacrifice,
and you had John, your son, near at hand;
accept from the beginning those
who have been called,
protect their growth,
in their life ministry accompany
your sons,
O Mother of Priests.

Pastores Dabo Vobis
(Apostolic Exhortation, March 25, 1992)
Saint Pope John Paul II