Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fr. Teddy Gaquit celebrated his 40th anniversary of His Ordination

From Catholic Hawaii on Twitter:
Fr. Teddy Gaquit celebrated his 40th anniversary as a priest on Sunday at St Anthony Kalihi. Blessings Fr. Teddy!

Happy Anniversary Father Gaquit!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Congratulations, Fr. Patrick McCormick!

We congratulate Fr. Patrick McCormick on his retirement from military post as chaplain!

Looking back, which is about 6-7 years ago, I have had the occasion of working with him: I set up Masses for many homeschooled families, military and civilian, and he presided them. Those went on for several years and were held at either the Pearl Harbor or Kaneohe Base chapel.

He was a joy to work with as he was patient, respectful and friendly in the way he communicated with me. Being a civilian, I did encounter problems relating to base accessibility but I continued the ministry because Fr. McCormick was determined to be present to the families, especially to the children. He loved being with the homeschoolers. He made an effort to teach and encourage them to excel in their studies and spiritual life; he challenged them to become saints. Because of his gift of being able to make people feel comfortable, loved and accepted, we – parents and children – didn’t find it hard to see Jesus in him and to work a bit harder to grow in our love of God.

The homeschoolers were blessed to have had the opportunity to become a part of this priest’s ministry and life! Fr. Patrick McCormick, we are proud of you!

Have a great vacation in Alaska and the mainland, and a time of wonderful growth and rejuvenation in Rome. We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Annual Diocesan Jubilee Celebration

What: Annual Diocesan Jubilee Celebration
Where: St. Theresa Co-Cathedral
When: Saturday, May 1, 10:30 a.m.
Presider: Bishop Larry Silva

Who will be celebrated: Priests, sisters, nuns, brothers, and deacons in our diocese of their Jubilees, Religious Professions, and Ordination with Mass

R.S.V.P. by April 26 with the number of people attending your group

For more information: Call Jonila Kim in the Office of Worship at 203-6727.

Priests celebrating 25th anniversary of ordination are as follows: Fr. Gordy Carvalho, Fr. Marc Alexander, Fr. Napoleon Andres, M.S., and Fr. Edward Popish, SS.CC.

source: e-news, dated 04/20/10

Friday, April 16, 2010

source of pic here

Happy Birthday to Pope Benedict XVI!

Please continue to pray for our pope. Mahalo!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Congratulations, Fr. Pete Peterson!

Thanks to Melissa Crisostomo for passing this message on to us...

Dear friends:

Fr. Francis 'Pete' Peterson is celebrating his 50th Anniversary as a priest. Many of those years he dedicated to help us keep our marriages alive and energetic with his unconditional love toward our beautiful ministry of World Wide Marriage Encounter. He asked us to send you an invitation to come and celebrate with him at the Diocese Jubilee Mass scheduled for Saturday, May 1st at 10:30 am at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. He asks for NO GIFTS, but if you insists you can give him a spiritual gift (i.e., dedicate a mass or rosary for him) or send a monetary donation to WWME in his behalf. Please call him if you plan to attend, he will love to hear from you.

His address is:

Fr. Pete Peterson
801 South King St. - 1003
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Happy Easter!
(Deacon) Modesto & Aileen Cordero

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
Bishop Larry Silva, with Deacon John Coughlin

my son, TJ, holds the book

Paula Manz, cantor
Music Director Calvin Liu, organist (not shown)

Blessing of the Catechumens

Good Friday at the Cathedral

At the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace...

Bishop Larry Silva, center

bearer of book, TY, youngest among my 5 children

Bishop Larry knelt and kissed the cross

Passing of the cross

Getting ready for communion

Friday, April 2, 2010

Holy Thursday

Washing of the feet

Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
Holy Thursday, March 1, 2010
Bishop Larry Silva, presider

Bishop Larry Silva, in his homily, stressed the importance of remembering Jesus at the Last Supper and correlated it to remembering of St. Damien who spent his life caring for those afflicted with leprosy; remembering our brothers and sisters in need, the abused and neglected; re-member those far from church, and bringing them back to the church.

It was a very solemn evening. The choir of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace did a great job at singing songs for Holy Week, which its members have sung for years, to commemorate the events in Jesus' life leading to his death and resurrection.

Our Lord Jesus, the Most High Priest, be praised!