Friday, January 18, 2008

Youth and religious vocation here on our island

Rainbow Park, Big Island
Picture by Me :-)

I am so happy about this new venture that Hawaii Catholic Herald is undertaking. It caters to young adults ages 18-35. Too bad, I don't qualify anymore. :-) It sounds really exciting! Our young can ask for advice from our model couple, Mason and Teo Matsuda. I have met this wonderful couple through the BCC retreat my husband and I attended the other year. They are both very talented, so energetic that even though they are now in their 40's they can still relate to our young. I recall them presenting a thought provoking skit at one of the retreats last year. It surely made me cry. The message was love. Love now before it is too late! God be praised!

Take a peak: Mana'olana.

This page also encourages supporting our priests and the religious and encourages the young to consider for themselves a religious vocation.
Here are the 5 suggestions of Fr. Peter Dumag,
Hawaii's Director of Vocations for National Vocations Week
(or any week!):
1. Pray for priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers
2. Send a thank you card to a priest or consecrated person
3. Invite one of them to dinner
4. Pray for more vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life
5. Consider a religious vocation for yourself!

Call him at 585-3355 for more information


Marilena said...

one should always pray for priests!!!!!!

Easter A. said...

AMEN! Thank you for your loving and generous heart!