Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rest in Peace Mr. Len Silva, Bishop Larry's Brother

Please offer up a prayer for the repose of our dear bishop's brother who died yesterday. Also, please keep his grieving family in your prayers. NOTE: Mass was offered for Mr. Silva's repose this morning at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Honolulu.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

The following is from the Diocese of Honolulu website.

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that Len Silva, brother of Bishop Larry Silva, died this morning, due to complications from surgery.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Silva, their children Kristin Salinas and Timothy Silva, and brothers Ed Silva, Frank Silva, and Larry Silva, and sister, Trudy Silva.

Please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of Mr. Len Silva and for the comfort and consolation of the Bishop and his family members. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Condolences may be sent to:

Most Reverend Larry Silva
Bishop of Honolulu
1184 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rest in Peace Father Schmitt

It was with much sadness that I learned from another Maryknoll priest friend that Father Schmitt had passed away.  He and Father Edwin Duffy were long time spiritual directors for the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Homeschoolers.  I remember many fond memories of all the times we met as a group and all the spiritual guidance that this wonderful priest gave us.  He will be sorely missed.

Eternal rest grant unto Father Charlie O Lord, and may Your perpetual light shine about him. May he rest in peace.

The article Maryknoll Father Charles Schmidt gave 40 years to Hawaii in the Hawaii Catholic Herald can be found here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

A course on Confession and Forgiveness

Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro serves as the so called Major Penitentiary. That means he leads the Vatican's Apostolic Penitentiary, which deals with grave sins only the Pope can forgive. Recently he organized a five day course, so that hundreds of priests and seminarians could learn more about that Sacrament.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rest in Peace Father Victorian (Stephen) Van den Eynde

Father Stephen Van den Eynde

Sorry we are late in posting about Father Van den Eynde's passing. Eternal rest grant unto him o Lord and may Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Sadly, with Father's passing it brings the end of the Belgium priests in Hawaii.

The Hawaii Catholic Herald article can be found here.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Call to the Priesthood

The Superior of Father Groeschel's community the Franciscans of the Renewal. Father Koch shares his own testimony on his call to the priesthood and also offers good advice to young men to be open to God's special calling.