The Serra Club of Honolulu sponsored a Holy Hour of Adoration and Holy Mass in Honor of our priests and seminarians in Hawaii, on August 4th, the Feast of St. John Marie Vianney.
Everyone in the Diocese of Hawaii was invited to come to Blessed Sacrament Church to for prayer of protection of our priests and seminarians.
The Most Blessed Sacrament was placed in the Monstrance for Adoration by Fr. Vincent Inghilterra, a military chaplain and spiritual director of the Our Lady of Peace Hawaii Prayer Group.
Since we were able to gain plenary indulgence, the many priests who were present were available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Five different Catholic groups in the Diocese of Honolulu, including the Our Lady of Peace Hawaii Prayer Group, lead the people in the Sorrowful Mysteries of the holy Rosary for the intention of vocations, .
Fr. Peter Dumag, Director of Vocations in the Diocese gave a very powerful homily on what a priest is and what a priest is not. Very briefly, a priest really dies to self. Everything he does is for the Church...for us. He is here as another Christ. He also touched on why celibacy is important to the priesthood. I just wish he had written down his homily so I could share it with all of you. I know my poor words do it no justice.
At the end of the celebration of Holy Mass, we all processed out to the statue of Our Lady with candles lit and there we prayed the Diocese of Honolulu Prayer for Vocations.
Please pray for our priests and seminarians.