Thursday, November 27, 2014

2014 Thanksgiving Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

Most Reverend Larry Silva presided the 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu. Concelebrating with him were Vicar General Gary Secor, Rev. John Berger, and Fr. Gordon Combs, OFM. Assisting deacon was Deacon Scott Baier from the Diocese of Portland.

During offertory parishioners brought their gifts to the table.

In Bishop Larry's homily, he reminded us to give thanks to God for all blessings, focusing on God who is the giver of all gifts.


Shared by Brother John Samaha, S.M.

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Blessed are the children of parents who . . .

Witness love for their spouse, their children, their neighbor, and the world.

Talk freely about the presence of God in the joys and sorrows of their lives.

Remind their children that they are loved by God and have been given gifts to serve others.

Lead their family in prayer.

Speak positively about Sisters, Brothers, priests, and deacons.

Participate in the lay ministries and activities of their parish and community.

+  Invite a deacon, priest, Brother, or Sister to their home.

Encourage their children to consider priesthood and religious life as well as marriage.

2014 Thanksgiving Message of Bishop Larry Silva

Source: Office of the Bishop