Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spiritual Mothers: Easter Meditation: The Women at the Tomb

Sacred Heart Church, Honolulu

A big mahalo to Regan for sharing a new blog over at Facebook. The blog is Catholic Spiritual Motherhood. It is a beautiful site for Spiritual Moms of priests.

Yesterday's post was The Women at the Tomb: Significance of the Spices and the Women.

Their link has been posted here on The Diocese of Honolulu's Spiritual Moms Apostolate blog sidebar .

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Vigil at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace

Funeral Info for Father "Pete" Peterson

From Sts. Peter and Paul's bulletin:

His funeral Mass will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on Friday, April 29th. The Church will open at 6:00 p.m. Eulogies will be said at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7:00 p.m. by Bishop Larry Silva. Parking will be limited; so if you are interested, the funeral will be broadcasted on Hawaii Catholic TV under the direction of John Fielding.

" I am the Mother of God of Priests"

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From the Diary of St Faustina: Divine Mercy in my Soul:

A vision of the Mother of God. In the midst of a great brilliance, I saw the Mother of God clothed in a white gown, girt about with a golden cincture; and there were tiny stars, also of gold, over the whole garment, and chevron-shaped sleeves lined with gold. Her cloak was sky-blue, lightly thrown over the shoulders. A transparent veil was delicately drawn over her head, while her flowing hair was set off beautifully by a golden crown which terminated in little crosses. On Her left arm, She held the Child Jesus. ..She ..said, I am the Mother of God of Priests. At that, She lowered Jesus from Her arm to the ground, raised Her right hand heavenward and said: O God, bless Poland, bless priests. Then she addressed me once again: Tell the priests what you have seen. I resolved that at the first opportunity...I would tell; but I myself can make nothing of this vision. (1585)

I Am the Mother of God of Priests
Prayer from St. Faustina’s Diary
(St. Faustina’s Diary #1585)
I Am the Mother of God of Priests
Let us pray:
O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church:
Grant it love and the 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 Priest, 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. Amen.
(St. Faustina’s Diary #1052)

A big mahalo to Jackie for sharing this on her blog.

EWTN Family Prayer - For Our Pastor

EWTN Family Prayer - For Our Bishop

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Second Day of the Divine Mercy Novena:

Happy Holy Saturday! Let's pray the novena prayers today as we wait in anticipation of the resurrection of our Lord just as the Apostles waited. Let us pray for God's mercy and for a greater trust in His mercy in our hearts!

Note: I received an email from a few of our fellow novena-prayers and they asked for instructions on how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The instructions are linked below.

Second Day of the Divine Mercy Novena:

Today bring to Me THE SOULS OF PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave Me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind.
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard—upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end.

Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
(Chaplet instructions)

Thank you so much for praying today!

If you want others to join us in praying this beautiful novena, now is the time to invite them! Share it --> Like Day 2 - Divine Mercy Novena on Facebook or  or forward to a friend!

I hope you have a blessed Easter Triduum!

God bless you,
    John-Paul -

Holy Saturday: Blessing of the Catechumens

Bishop Larry Silva led the prayers and blessed each catechumen from several of our parishes who will be baptized and or confirmed tonight at Easter Vigil. Deacon Modesto assisted in the prayers. Fr. William Kunisch and Fr. John Berger were in attendance.

Morning prayers based on the Liturgy of the Hours was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Music was created and cantored by Calvin Liu, Cathedral's music director.