Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Feast of Our Lady of Peace

Bishop Larry Silva, with Frs. John, Jim and Marvin,
and two of our deacons

Bishop Larry Silva was the main celebrant of the special 12 noon Mass in honor of Our Lady of Peace held at the Cathedral located in the downtown Honolulu on Friday, July 9th.

Though it was a weekday Mass, the Cathedral must have had an attendance of at least 300 people. Calvin Liu played the organ and cantored the event. Jonila Kim did a great job putting the special event together.

I was glad to see my five children altar serve for this Mass. My oldest daughter has a few more months to serve for Bishop Silva before she leaves for college; but of course, who's not to say she might just end up studying on the island? Either way, her mother's joy will be full, for she knows she belongs to her Creator, not to her.

Our Lady of Peace, our joys are full because of the peace your Son brings to our hearts. Help us to strive always to be peaceful in every way. Accompany us in all our journeys. Bless all our priests and seminarians, and those who walk to seek your will. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.