Thursday, August 30, 2012

EJ's Blog: Walking Daily with Jesus

As I sit here an hour into my flight from Honolulu to San Jose and as I look out the window I see the deep blue Pacific Ocean 35,000 feet below and soft white fluffy clouds guiding us on this journey. My departure from my Island Home is always emotional for gone are the days of Summer. Gone are the days of waking up to clear blue Hawaiian skies, Chickens crowing, and warm smiles of Aloha. Still, I know I shall return to you, my Hawaii. I take a deep breath and sigh and think, twas a good Summer.
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                                EJ Resinto, Pastor Father John Fredy Quintero, 
                        Baptism Ministry Leaders Aunty Naty and Aunty Cora

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fr. Marino Angustura and Fr. Peter Dumag
in celebration of Mass at St. Philomena, 2010

Prayer for priests

Heavenly mentor Jesus,
You ordained priests, and we praise to the Lord
and give thanks to sacred heart.
You sent us priests and committed creed, law, treasure of grace, and soul to them.
Please give us grace to you by way of them,
loving them and listening to them.
Jesus, please send us good workers for your harvest.
And we pray for priests who can purify the world
and become the salt and light of the world.
Also, in heaven, we pray for their protection by the souls they saved.

-Pauline family prayer

Thank you to my friend Clara!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Most Blessed Eucharist

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O Unspeakable Mystery!
Oh sublime divinity of priests
To whom is given that which
is not granted to angels.

Queenship of Mary

Mary, you were crowned Queen of heaven
by your Divine Son
to the great joy of all the Saints;
obtain eternal happiness for your priests.

Modified from the original prayer in the New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Prayer Song for Our Priests

A beautiful song we dedicate to all our priests! As we, spiritual mothers, listen to it, let us pray for our priests.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Detail of the Assumption of Mary by Goya

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Prayer to Our Lady of the Assumption
O Mary,
God's Son became your Son
and you in turn became both our Mother and our Queen.
From your heavenly throne,
intercede for your countless subjects,
especially your priests,
who are daily confronted with life's trials.
Help us to find comfort in our recourse to you
and to come closer to your Divine Son.
May faith in the glorious Savior be spread
and trust in you, His compassionate Mother.


Modified from original prayer.  Source:  New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Saint Faustina - Priests

Altar - Sacred Heart Church, Honolulu

"O Jesus, give us fervent and holy priests! Oh, how great is the dignity of the priest, but at the same time, how great is his responsibility! Much has been given you, O priest, but much will also be demanded of you..."

(941 Diary)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Bishop Larry Silva!


The LORD bless you and keep you! 
The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! 
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!     
(Numbers 6:24-26)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Feast of St. Jean Marie Vianney - Patron Saint of Parish Priests

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Today is the Feast of a saint who became a very great saint because of his great humility.  Spiritual Moms, let us pray for our spiritual sons asking Saint John Marie Vianney and the Blessed Virgin Mary for their intercession.

Prayer for Parish Priests by Saint John Vianney
Dear Saint John Vianney, your childhood dream was to be a Priest, to win souls for God. You endured years of toil and humiliation to attain the Priesthood. You became a Priest truly after God's own heart, outstanding in humility and poverty; prayer and mortification. Totally devoted to the service of God's people. The Church has exalted you as model and patron saint of all Parish Priest, trusting that your example and prayers will help them to live up to the high dignity of their vocation to be faithful servants of God's people, to be perfect imitators of Christ the Savior Who came not to be served but to serve, to give His Life in ransom for many.

Pray that God may give to His Church today many more Priests after His own Heart. Pray for all the Priests under your patronage, that they may be worthy representatives of Christ the Good Shepherd. May they wholeheartedly devote themselves to prayer and penance; be examples of humility and poverty; shining modelss of holiness; tireless and powerful preachers of the Word of God; zealous dispensers of God's Grace in the Sacraments. May their loving devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist and to Mary His Mother be the Twin Fountains of fruitfulness for their ministry. Amen. 

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Saint John Marie Vianney Quotes on the Priesthood

"The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ."

"O, how great is the priest! ... If he realized what he is, he would die."

"If we had faith, we would see God hidden in the priest like a light behind glass, like wine mixed with water."

"Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption here on earth...What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods...Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest and they will end by worshiping the beasts there..The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you."
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"Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children."- St. John Vianney

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Since the Curé of Ars' feast not only falls on a Saturday this year, but a First Saturday, let us offer the following prayer for all our priests.

Saturday Offering for Priests

Divine Savior, Jesus Christ, Who hast entrusted the whole work of Thy Redemption, the welfare and salvation of the world, to priests as Thy representatives, I offer Thee through the hands of Thy most holy Mother, all the prayers, works, sacrifices, joys and sorrows of this day for the sanctification of Thy priests.

Give us truly holy priests who seek nothing but Thy greater glory and the salvation of our souls. Bless their words and prayers at the altar, in the confessional, in the pulpit, in all their work for the young, the sick and the aged.

Do thou, O Mary, Mother of the High Priest, protect all priests from dangers to their holy vocation. Obtain for me a true spirit of faith and humble obedience so that I may ever behold the priest as the representative of God and willingly follow him in the Way, the Truth and the Life of Christ. Amen.