Friday, October 22, 2010

Pope's Message to Those Contemplating Priesthood

"Anyone who wishes to become a priest must be first and foremost a 'man of God,' to use the expression of Saint Paul (1 Tim 6:11). For us God is not some abstract hypothesis; he is not some stranger who left the scene after the 'big bang.' God has revealed himself in Jesus Christ. In the face of Jesus Christ we see the face of God. In his words we hear God himself speaking to us. It follows that the most important thing in our path towards priesthood and during the whole of our priestly lives is our personal relationship with God in Jesus Christ. The priest is not the leader of a sort of association whose membership he tries to maintain and expand. He is God’s messenger to his people. He wants to lead them to God and in this way to foster authentic communion between all men and women." ~~~Pope Benedict XVI, Letter to Seminarians, October 18, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Father Marc Alexander's Silver Jubilee

The Vicar General of the Diocese of Honolulu, is celebrating his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Happy Anniversary, Father Marc! Ad multos annos!

The Lord bless you and give you peace and joy in your priestly service.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Seminarian Anthony Rapozo

Anthony Rapozo is to be ordained as a transitional deacon on Thursday, December 16, at 6:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Kauai.

via Diocese of Honolulu on Twitter.

Please keep Anthony and all our seminarians in your daily prayers.

Pope Names New Heads of Congregation for Clergy and Cor Unum

Listen carefully, one of the priests was the organizer for the Year for Priests.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Divine Mercy Conference Starts Today!

Click on poster to see details!

Divine Mercy Center of Hawaii
Home of the Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy (EADM) in Hawaii

Thank you, Esther G., for the first posting on the event.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Holy Hour for Vocations Tomorrow

Tomorrow is First Wednesday of the month. There will be a Holy Hour of Adoration for Vocations at the St. Therese the Co-Cathedral, on School Street, tomorrow at 6:15 pm to 7pm.

Please join us! Father William Kunisch asked me to invite all the spiritual moms.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

One of Our Spiritual Sons is Leaving Hawaii

Oratorian Father George Busto is leaving Hawaii on Oct. 8 for a parish and hospital work in Middletown, Conn., after five years of service as a priest in Hawaii.
You can read the rest over at the Hawaii Catholic Herald.

It is with much sadness that I post this. Father Busto has been a real blessing to the people in Hawaii, especially those close to death. Personally, I want to share that he gave a very beautiful blessing to one of my friends, who was dying and who was not even Catholic. He comforted my friend's family in countless ways with his kind, gentle and unassuming way.

Please keep Father in your prayers.