Thursday, October 29, 2009
2nd ANNUAL MARIAN CONFERENCE HAWAII 2009
“AN INVITATION TO PEACE”
November 6 and 7, 2009
Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Dole Ballrooms, 735 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817
Most Reverend [Clarence] Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu
Father Mieczyslaw Piotrowski of Poland
Father Vincent Inghilterra, Military Chaplain for 40 years
Father Neil R. Buchlein, been to Medjugorje 13 times
Sister Mary Jo McEnany of the Benedictine Monastery
Wayne Weible, world-renowned author of many Medjugorje books
Father Christopher Keahi, Provincial Superior of the Sacred Hearts/St. Damien
Audio and Visiual Powerpoint of Rome and Medjugorje/Divine Mercy
Come and experience as the Holy Spirit ignites your passion to love and serve our Lord as these speakers from here and around the world share their faith and conversion stories. Just as the 1st Annual Marian Conference Hawaii in 2008 enriched spiritually those in attendance, this conference will do the same and intensify your faith through the intercession and assistance of our Blessed Mother Mary who always guides you to her Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Rosary prayers, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and more will be prayed throughout the conference. Free spiritual literature, prayer cards, Love One Another magazines, and more will be distributed. Daughters of St. Paul and the Pauline Books & Media Center will be present to assist you as well.
Come, see and learn – new as well as time-honored devotions/traditions to honor our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary. You will fellowship with people of like minds who hunger and thirst to grow closer in love, worship and service to our Creator.
Please mail in your payment by October 31, 2009 along with your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address and number of people attending at the address noted below. Please make your check payable to OUR LADY OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP HAWAII. The conference fee for Priests, Religious, Deacons and their Wives are free; however, we need payment for the meals. For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Late registrations are welcomed; however, conference packets may not be available.
Thank you in advance for answering our Heavenly Mother's call.
OUR LADY OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP HAWAII
2412 Kanealii Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96813-1364
Contact: Ann Kupau or Orrin Kupau
Ph#: 223-9784 or 223-5095
Website: Our Lady of Peace Hawaii
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I thought this was a fantastic idea!
Our condolences to Monsignor Georg Ganswein on the loss of his beloved mother. May she rest in peace.
From Fr. Z
Pray for the souls of priests.
First, remember that you can gain indulgences on All Souls and the days following.
Second, 5 November is a first Thursday. You can gain a plenary indulgence during this year for Priests.
Third, would it not be a good idea in this Year for Priests, during the week after All Souls, for this 1st Thursday, to pray in a special way for the souls of deceased priests?
May I recommend that you bring this up with your parish priests, who might make pulpit announcements this Sunday?
If you are a blogger, would you post something on this?
Would you recommend this to your prayer groups, friends and family?
Sunday, October 25, 2009
WORLD PRIEST DAY PRAYER
We come before you today to ask your blessing on our brothers,
Whom you have called to the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
We ask that you support them with your presence
And fill them with grace to serve You faithfully.
Unite us in service with those whom you have called.
Open our hearts to encourage our brothers and sons to pursue your calling,
And open their hearts to hear Your call to this most Holy Sacrament.
Source: World Priest Day
We want to wish all our beloved priests a very happy and blessed Priesthood Sunday. You will all be especially remembered in our prayers today.
Prayer for Priests
O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church:
Grant it love and light of Your Spirit,
and give Power to the words of priests
so that hardened hearts might be brought
to repentance and return to You, O Lord.
Lord, give us holy priests;
You Yourself maintain them in holiness.
O Divine and Great High Priests,
may the power of your mercy accompany them
everywhere and protect them
from the devil's traps and snares which are
continually being set for the souls of priests.
May the power of Your mercy, O lord, shatter
and bring to naught all that might
tarnish the sanctity of priests for You can do all things.
(Diary of St. Maria Faustina, 1052)
Friday, October 23, 2009
Please keep Father Hinds in your prayer. He was the pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Chatham, New Jersey. He was murdered today. He was also my sister's spiritual son and she has requested prayers for him.
Death of Reverend Edward Hinds Ruled a Homicide
Slain Priest Remembered as Hard Working Spiritual
Saint Damien Prayer
St. Damien, brother on the journey,
Happy and generous missionary,
who loved the Gospel more than your life,
who for love of Jesus left your family,
your homeland, your security, your dreams,
Teach us to give our lives
with a joy like yours,
to be in solidarity with the outcasts of the world,
to celebrate and contemplate the Eucharist
as the source of our committment.
Help us to love to the very end
and, in the strength of the Spirit,
to persevere in compassion
for the poor and forgotten
so that we might be
good disciples of Jesus and Mary.
Used with permission
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Priesthood Sunday is October 25th.
Fr. Z's post
A PRAYER FOR OUR PRIESTS
We thank you, God our Father, for those who have
responded to your call to priestly ministry. Accept
this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill your priests with
the sure knowledge of your love. Open their hearts to the
power and consolation of the Holy Spirit. Lead them to new
depths of union with your Son. Increase in them profound
faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish,
strengthen and heal us.
Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, your priests, may inspire
us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as
men of prayer who ponder your word and follow your will.
O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your
maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of
your Son. Intercede for our priests that, offering the
Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each
day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus
St. John Vianney, universal patron of priests,
pray for us and our priests.
"...It is easy today to recognize and identify the warts and blemishes on the clergy because we have been so careless and casual in how we obtained them. While there has always been sin and failure in ordained ministry, the same can be said for marriage and religious life. Every vocation and career has seen its examples of rotten apples. Who can say they have never heard of a bad doctor, bad cop, bad soldier, bad coach, bad teacher or bad parent? They exist and so do bad priests. As Christians, we are challenged to hate the sin and love the sinner. We must repudiate and denounce bad behavior and even punish it while at the same time pray for and seek repentance. Jesus said he came not to cure the healthy but to cure the sick; not to help the righteous but to help sinners. He never condoned nor excused any sin and neither should we. At the same time, we are asked by our holy religion to pray for the conversion of sinners..."Read the rest of Fr. Trigilio's post here
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
AussieAnnie shares this beautiful litany. Please visit her beautiful blog to see the source for the prayer:
Let us pray for the Holy Father,
Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops,
Priests in seminary work,
Priests in hospital work,
Priests who are ill,
Priests in danger,
Priests who are weak,
Priests who are poor,
Priests who are zealous,
Priests who want to love you,
Priests who are sad,
Priests who are worried,
Priests who are old,
Priests who are young,
Priests who are alone,
Priest who are preachers,
Priests who direct souls,
Priests and religious who have died,
Of all the Church, militant and suffering,
For all priests,
Give them respect for their dignity.
Give them a great love for Mary.
Give them rectitude and justice.
Give them the gift of counsel.
Fill him with your graces, Lord
Give them Your gifts, Lord
Never leave them, Lord
Give them Your wisdom, Lord
Give them constancy, Lord
Heal them, Lord
Deliver them, Lord
Strengthen them, Lord
Relieve them, Lord
Help them, Lord
Enkindle their hearts, Lord
Console them, Lord
Give them peace, Lord
Sustain them, Lord
Impel them for Your glory, Lord
Accompany them, Lord
Protect them, Lord
Enlighten them, Lord
Instruct them, Lord
Give them prudence, Lord
Make them perfect, Lord
Bring them to glory, Lord
Lord, have mercy
For all Priests,
Give them peace in their sufferings.
Give them humility and generosity.
Let them be the light of souls.
Let them be the salt of the earth.
Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
Let them enkindle hearts with love of Mary.
Let them be other Christs.
Let them be holy in body and soul.
May they be men of prayer.
May faith shine forth in them.
May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls.
May they be faithful to their priestly vocation.
May their hands know only how to bless.
May they burn with love for you and for Mary.
May all their steps be for the glory of God.
May the Holy Spirit possess them, and give them His gifts and fruits in abundance.
Let us pray:
O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You are the soul and life of the Church. Hear the prayers we offer for priests. We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide. Amen.
Note: Easter and I believe that the patron saint for our apostolate should be none other than the Mother of all Priests...our Malia O Ka Malu (Mary, Our Lady of Peace).
Father Mark Kirby shares the following Morning Offering for Spiritual Mothers and those discerning to spiritually adopt a priest. Mahalo Father Mark!
So many women write to me asking for counsel concerning the Spiritual Motherhood of Priests. My first recommendation would be that any woman considering this vocation recite the following Morning Offering -- sincerely and from the heart -- for 30 days in succession.
Father most holy,
I offer You the prayers, works,
joys, and sufferings of this day
by placing them in the holy and venerable hands
of Jesus, the Eternal High Priest,
and by saying, as He did upon entering the world,
"Behold, I come to do Your will" (Hebrews 10:9).
For the sake of all His priests,
and in particular for the priest(s)
entrusted to my maternal intercession,
I entreat Your beloved Son to unite my offering
to the Sacrifice of the Cross,
renewed upon the altars of Your Church
from the rising of the sun to its setting (Malachy 1:11).
Most merciful Father,
look upon these men chosen by Your Son
to show forth His death until He comes (1 Cor 11:26);
keep them from the Evil One (John 17:15)
and sanctify them in the truth (John 17:17).
Bind them by a most tender love
to the Virgin Mary, their Mother
that, by her intercession,
they may be overshadowed by the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35)
in every act of their sacred ministry;
thus may their priesthood reveal
the Face of Jesus and the merciful love of His Heart,
for the fruitfulness of His spouse, the Church.
and the praise of Your glory. Amen.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
What could be better than to post about our own beloved priest, Fr. Damien of Molokai? The diocese of Honolulu, its parishes and parishioners joyfully await the canonization of this "leper priest" on October 11. A much awaited event, indeed!
Our own bishop, Bishop Larry Silva, is in Rome to witness the event. He is with Fr. Gary Secor, his chosen representative to travel along with him. Over 500 Islanders on separate tours, including the remaining Kalaupapa patients, are either on their way, or already there. What a glorious moment it will be!
Those of us who are left on the Islands of Hawaii are blessed to have access to our growing technology: EWTN and our local channels that will air the event, blogs, YouTubes, cell phones, etc. What many ways to become informed, to connect with the world and other cultures, and be engaged in networking -- to accomplish what God calls us to do: to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the life of this missionary priest of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Esther G. and I are blessed to have been inspired by this Belgium priest who became a local, one among us, one with the most afflicted of Hawaii in his lifetime when and where a Christ was most needed. He is known as Patron Saint of Native Hawaiians (Source: Ka Wai Ola).
We both rejoice in thanking God and praising Him for the privilege of witnessing in our own lifetime: canonization of Fr. Damien of Molokai. So join us. Rejoice with us.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
"Ah! my Jesus, pardon me if I am unreasonable in wishing to express my desires and longings which reach even unto infinity. Pardon me and heal my soul by giving her what she longs for so much!Saint Therese of Lisieux
To be your Spouse, to be a Carmelite, and by my union with you to be the Mother of souls, should not this suffice me? And yet it is not so. No doubt, these three privileges sum up my true vocation: Carmelite, Spouse, Mother, and yet I feel within me other vocations. I feel the vocation of THE WARRIOR, THE PRIEST, THE APOSTLE, THE DOCTOR, THE MARTYR. Finally, I feel the need and the desire of carrying out the most heroic deeds for you, O Jesus. I feel within my soul the courage of the Crusader, the Papal Guard, and I want to die on the field of battle in defense of the Church.
I feel in me the vocation of the Priest. With what love, O Jesus, I would carry you in my hands when, at my voice, you would come down from heaven. And with what love would I give you to souls! But alas! while desiring to be a Priest, I admire and envy the humility of Saint Francis of Assisi and I feel the vocation of imitating him in refusing the sublime dignity of the Priesthood.
O Jesus, my Love, my Life, how can I combine these contrasts?
How can I realize the desires of my poor little soul?
Ah! in spite of my littleness, I would like to enlighten souls as did the Prophets and the Doctors. I have the vocation of the Apostle, I would like to travel over the whole earth to preach your name and to plant your glorious cross on infidel soil. But O my Beloved, one mission alone would not be sufficient for me, I would want to preach the Gospel on all the five continents simultaneously and even to the most remote isles. I would be a missionary, not for a few years only but from the beginning of creation until the consummation of the ages. But above all, O my Beloved Savior, I would shed my blood for you even to the very last drop.
October 2009 issue of Magnificat