Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Announcement of Bishop Larry Silva

The Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu, announces the following pastoral changes in the Diocese of Honolulu:

source: Catholic Hawaii


New Vicar General
Father Marc Alexander, who has served the diocese with great energy and vision and the Vicar General since 2006, has requested a six-month sabbatical. I have granted him this well deserved sabbatical, which will begin on February 1, 2011. He will serve as Vicar General until then, and upon his return after the sabbatical will receive a new assignment in the diocese.

Father Gary Secor, currently the Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in East Honolulu, will become Vicar General effective January 1, 2011. For the month of January, he will share the responsibilities with Father Marc Alexander, and will become the sole Vicar General on February 1, 2011. Father Secor will continue to serve as Pastor of Holy Trinity until July 1, 2011, when he will become full-time Vicar General and a new pastor will be named for Holy Trinity Parish.

Vicar for Clergy
Father Khanh Hoang, the current Vicar for Clergy, has received my permission to minister in a Mainland diocese for one year, beginning in June, 2011. His physicians have determined that the “vog” (volcanic fog) in Hawaii is detrimental to his health, so he will see if a change in environment helps reduce his frequent allergic reactions. He has served the clergy and the diocese with great distinction as Vicar for Clergy.

Father Manuel Hewe, currently Pastor of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Parish in Mililani, will become the Assistant Vicar for Clergy, effective January 1, 2011, while remaining Pastor in Mililani. On July 1, 2011, he will assume full-time duties as Vicar for Clergy and a new pastor will be named for St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Parish.

I am most grateful to Father Marc Alexander and to Father Khanh Hoang for their outstanding service to our diocese. They will be greatly missed. I am also grateful to Father Gary Secor and to Father Manuel Hewe for accepting these new responsibilities.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka

Here was the card from our dear bishop, Bishop Larry Silva, and his staff -- just in case you didn't see it here at the Catholic Hawaii website.

Bishop Larry's message this Christmas is found in the Hawaii Catholic Herald.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year!

Christmas isn't over yet! And how wonderful that is!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

To all our priests, a most blessed and joyful Christmas! May you all be blessed more than ever as you face the coming new year with its challenges, yet filled with hope -- for Christ who is Way, Truth, and Life lives in you. May you always experience his joy in all your ministries, and personal life.

Our Most High Priest be praised now and always!

View the greetings of our Pauline sisters, there at the Pauline Boooks and Media Center in Honolulu.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On Priests: Remember the Saying...

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Picture source

The following is from a prayer card.

If the priest is a saint, his people will be holy.
If the priest is holy, his people will be good.
If the priest is good, his people will be fair.
If the priest is fair, his people will be mediocre.
If the priest is mediocre, his people will be bad.

Pray for your priest.
According to Adoro, this quote is by St. Jean M. Vianney. Thank you!

He who honors a priest, honors Christ.
He who insults a priest, insults Christ.
- St. John Chrysostom

If I saw an angel and a priest,
I would bend my knee;
first to the priest, then to the angel.

- St. Francis of Assisi

Prayer source Catholic Prayer Cards. Please be sure to visit their site. They have the most wonderful prayer cards, etc. at very reasonable prices.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ordination of Hawaii Seminarian Anthony Wayne Rapozo Will be Streamed Lived this Thursday

Anthony is third from the left.

Photo courtesy of the Hawaii Catholic Herald/.

Anthony Wayne Repozo will be ordained this Thursday, December 16th.

You can watch it live here at Hawaii Catholic TV.

On Thursday, December 16th at 6 p.m., we will be streaming live the Ordination of Anthony Wayne Rapozo as Transitional Deacon at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue, Kauai.

Please return to this page 15 minutes before start of ceremony.

What an honor for those not able to be present in Kauai, to be able to watch the ordination as it happens. Thank you Mr. Fielding for letting us know.

I would ask the Spiritual Moms and everyone to keep Anthony in your prayers.