Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood for Ajit Baliar Singh, ss.cc.

The Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood for Ajit Baliar Singh, ss.cc. was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu on May 21, 2014, the 150th anniversary date of ordination of St. Damien de Veuster.

Most Reverend Clarence (Larry) Silva, Bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu, was the main celebrant. In celebration with him were Archibishop George Niederauer, Emeritus of San Francisco; Bishop Neal Buckon, Auxiliary of the Archdiocese for Military Services; Very Reverend Sudhir Nayak, ss.cc., Regional Superior, Region of India, US; Reverend Alphons Baliar Singh, Archdiocese of Bhubaneswar; priests of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; and diocesan priests.

Here are some photos taken during the ordination of Fr. Ajit, courtesy of Dann Ebina:

Most Reverend Clarence (Larry) Silva

Very Reverend Johnathan A. Hurrell, ss.cc.

Very Reverend Gary Secor, 
Vicar General, Diocese of Honolulu

Reverend Ajit Baliar Singh,
our newly ordained priest of the
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts
of Jesus and Mary

Relic of St. Damien de Veuster
Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day! Happy Good Shepherd's Sunday and World Day Prayer for Vocations

Happy Mother's Day to our wonderful and dedicated Spiritual Moms!  We hope you have a very wonderful day.  Your spiritual sons are very blessed to covered under our Lady's motherly mantle and your loving spiritual care.

Today is also Good Shepherd's Sunday and we pray for all our spiritual sons, all our priests, all seminarians, specifically those in our own diocese of Honolulu, our bishops, especially bishop Larry, our Holy Father Pope Francis and our Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

And, on the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, please pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Diocese of Honolulu Prayer for Vocations

Heavenly Father,
your divine Son taught us
to pray to the Lord of the harvest
to send laborers into His vineyard.

We earnestly beg you
to bless our Diocese and our world
with many priests and religious
who will love you fervently and gladly
and courageously spend their lives
in service to your Son's Church,
especially the poor and the needy.

Bless our families and our children,
and choose from our homes those who you desire for this holy work.

Teach them to respond generously
and keep them ever faithful
in following your Son Jesus Christ,
that under the guidance of the Holy
and with the inspiration of
Blessed Damien and Blessed Marianne
the Good News of redemption
may be brought to all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.