Monday, April 29, 2013

Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests

June 7th, 2013

Pray the Rosary, unite your country and encircle the world in prayer.

The Annual Global Rosary Relay idea is a simple one: in that each of the 60 participating shrines prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons. With the coming of midnight on the 7th June 2013, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.
It was the great Irish priest Fr. Patrick Peyton who never tired of saying that: 'The Family that prays together stays together.' As the family of the Church, you are invited to join our prayers to the prayers of millions throughout the world on 7th June 2013. It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry; that they will be blessed, through our prayers, with God's grace for their priesthood; that in this worldwide communion of prayer for them, they may experience our gratitude and support; and finally that they will persevere in unity with Christ and his Church and shepherd the Lord's flock to the safe pastures of his Kingdom.

To learn how you can participate, please visit World Priest.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Urgent Prayer Request for Pope Emeritus Benedict

According to this report, his health has really deteriorated in the last days. This is very sad news. Please, in your kindness, keep him in your prayers.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Feast of the Annunciation - Mary and the Priesthood

The Annunciation by Carlo Crivelli

Mary and the Priesthood  The following is an excerpt.

By her fiat in answer to the message of the Angel Gabriel, Mary consented to become the Mother of the Eternal High Priest, Jesus Christ. At that very moment of the Incarnation, Jesus also began His priestly oblation to the Father. The letter to the Hebrews places the following words of the Psalms in Jesus’ mouth at the Incarnation: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a Body You prepared for Me… Then I said, ‘Behold, I come to do Your will, O God’” (Heb 10:5-7). Thus Mother and Son, Mary and the High Priest, were united from the very beginning in the priestly, sacrificial self-offering to the will of the Father. Our Lady pronounced her fiat to all the suffering involved with being Mother of the Redeemer saying, “Be it done unto me according to your word”; while Jesus consented to His priestly mission from the Father saying, “Behold I come to do Your will”. John Paul II sees in this “perfect correspondence” between Mother and Son “that a close relationship has been established between Mary’s motherhood and Christ’s priesthood” (Gen. Audience, June 30, 1993). Mary stands behind her Son and dedicates herself totally to His priestly mission as Mediator and Redeemer of all men. Her dedication, however, did not end with Jesus’ death on the cross. This bond continues and is extended throughout the centuries between Mary and every priest who participates in the ministerial priesthood of Christ. As Mother of Christ, Mary is in a special way the Mother of each and every priest. She takes each priest into her care, just as she cared for Jesus.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jubilarians for 2013

This Saturday, the Diocese of Honolulu will be celebrating a Jubilee Mass for our priests, sisters and brothers.  

Click here for more details.

Please keep all of them in your prayers and especially our priests!

50 YearsReverend  Allen DeLong, SM – Profession
Reverend Thomas Choo, SS.CC - Profession
Reverend Patrick Killilea, SS.CC - Profession
Reverend Albert Garcia, SS.CC - Profession

25 Years
Reverend Kuriakose Nadooparambil, MF – Ordination
Reverend Joseph Pathiyil, MF – Ordination
Reverend Adviento Reclusado - Ordination 
Reverend Augustine Uthuppu, MS – Ordination