Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hawaii will have a new deacon today!

I rejoice as I let you know that we will have a new deacon today, May 30.

Read more about this

Please pray for Jon Cabico as he prepares for the most important event in his life and in our diocese. Mahalo!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Tribute to Priests Who Were Ones Unbelievers

Fr Boniface's Documentary
Athiest turned Catholic priest

Thank you to Melissa.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Maronite Monks

I found this website of the Marionite Monks. I am glad to have found them for I have never heard of them before.

They are a Catholic community dedicated to a life of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. Here is what the site says:

The Maronite Monks of Most Holy Trinity Monastery are a Catholic community of contemplative monks dedicated to a life of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration—a life of religious reparation and penance for souls—that is, for our brothers and sisters in the world, especially those in most need of our prayers. We are a cloistered, contemplative community in which there is an harmonious fusion of cenobitic and eremitical living. This life of adoration and penance overflows to others by making possible to all God’s People in the local community the opportunity for:

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Sharing in the Liturgy of Divine Office

Participating in the Divine Liturgy of the Mass


Friday, May 16, 2008

Polish Priest Wins 2008 Templeton Prize

Fr. Michael Heller
picture found here

Without higher motives, life is vegetation, it's not human life.
-Fr. Michael Heller

Who said religion and science are a bad mix? Not if your name is Michal Heller, a polish priest who won the 2008 Templeton Prize. Read the article here.

Find out why it is important for him to combine science and religion. Read here.

What is the Templeton Prize?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In Honor of Mary and Joseph who shepherd well the Good Shepherd

In honor of Mary, Queen of the Apostles
Feastday was Saturday, the day before Pentecost Sunday

Mary, Queen of the Apostles
is the Patroness of the Pauline Family.

In honor of St. Joseph,The Worker

Found by John, a frequent visitor of Micki's blog

The Holy Family

I found this at Ed's original blog, In God's Company
Ed moved to a new spot now called
In God's Company Too!


We can only assume that
Mary and Joseph
indeed shepherd Jesus
with the love of God.
It couldn't have been done
any other way.
Though we have read
so little about Joseph,
our faith dictates to us
that he was a good father,
a good carpenter
and a good husband to Mary.
Only goodness and kindness
shall follow me
all the days of my life!
Psalm 23:6.
That is how it was
with St. Joseph and with Mary
for God was in them
and they lived
the way of godliness.
As we contemplate
on these words,
we pray
for the millions of parents
who shepherd
God's little children.
We pray
that in each of these families
goodness and kindness
will follow them
wherever they are
and wherever they go.
This is God's way
and the way to bear
good children
raised in the vineyard
of our most loving God.
To Him we give praise!
Now and always! Amen!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

USCCB Presents ‘Priesthood Ordination Class of 2008’

Who are they and how many more are there?

Come and check out USCCB Presents 'Priesthook Ordination Class of 2008'. Check out the new faces among God's beloved sheep whom he himself chose to become his representatives, and say and prayer for them...


Our most Holy Spirit,
pour out your most holy and powerful presence
upon these appointed priests who were
lovingly and carefully handpicked by the Father
to be representatives of his Son, Jesus.
Pour out your blessings,
your gifts wholeheartedly to them
that they may use them wisely
to bring the Gospel of love and peace
to all men.
We pray that those gifts will bear fruits
for their sake
that whatever trials they will encounter
those fruits, particulary,
love, joy and peace,
will help them to endure all
for the love of Christ,
our Most High Priest!
Holy Spirit, come pour out
your most holy and powerful presence
upon these appointed priests!

With Mary, we pray.
Posted by Fr. John Speekman at

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What is this convocation for priests?

Convocations give priests
an opportunity to step away
from our busy ministries
and build priestly fraternity
by sharing meals, socializing,
praying with one another,
celebrating Mass together, and perhaps
even playing a round of golf.
They provide the chance to spend time
with other priests
that we do not see often enough
because of distance
and the many demands of priestly life.
- Fr. James Peterson

God be praised for our priests' convocation!
With God's love for them
surely it will sustain them
and rejuvenate them!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Pray for our diocesan priests

Please pray for all our priests in the diocese who are at their annual convocation. It started this Monday, May 5, and ends on Friday, May 9. I love that they are having it at a resort. It is important that they spend time in nurturing their vocation in prayer and wisdom for spiritual growth, at the same time, enjoy each other's company as they dine together, swim in the warm waters, play golf or tennis... God is good!

God be praised for our priests! Jesus, our Most High Priest and King, fill your priests with wisdom and strength, and rejuvenate them! Amen!