Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy 14th Year Anniversary to the Priesthood!

Fr. Marino Angostura
Associate Pastor, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace

Congratulations Fr. Marino on your
14th Year Anniversary to the Priesthood!

May your days of service in the church
be filled with graces and blessings
of love, joy and peace
especially in the midst of trials
you have to bear
for the praise of glory
of Christ who is High Priest.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Love your Blog Award

Thank you, dear Evann,
for this award.

I present this to all the blogs
on my sidebar.

May you all continue to blog
for the sake of the Gospel.
May you be strengthened day by day
as you perform the tasks
entrusted to you by
our loving God.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

October 26, Priesthood Sunday USA

picture found at Priesthood Sunday

October 26, 2008

Check out the site. There are so many info you can find there.
Read about some of America's other outstanding priests.

Thanks to Esther of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii for this info!

Let us pray for all priests. I especially pray
for all the blogger priests on the sidebar of this blog.
God bless you all abundantly!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

8 Questions for Fr. John Soltis

St. Philomena Church

I am ecstatic about featuring Fr. John here on my blog! He is a terrific priest who puts humor in his homily, so you can be sure to leave the vicinity of the church with a sense of joy. What is his secret? Simple. He takes the time to prepare his homilies. :-)

Thank you, Fr. John!

8 Questions for Father John Soltis

Maryknoll Father John Francis Soltis, 74, was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and has one sister. He attended Maryknoll College and Seminary before being ordained a priest for the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll) in Maryknoll, N.Y., on June 9, 1962. Father Soltis served as a missionary in Korea for 30 years and worked in development in the United States for eight. He arrived in Hawaii in June 2001 and has worked at St. Pius X Parish in Manoa and at St. Joseph Parish in Hilo. Father Soltis is currently in residence at St. Philomena Parish in Salt Lake. He is now the only Maryknoll priest in Hawaii.
1. Who do you consider to be a hero in your life?

It would be Father Vincent Capodanno, a Maryknoll Missioner assigned to Taiwan. He joined the Chaplain Corps, became a Navy chaplain for the Marines, and was assigned to Vietnam. He was a priest dedicated to the fighting Marines. While administrating to the wounded in the battlefield, Father Capodanno himself was killed after covering one young man’s body with his own, his body riddled with 27 bullets. I admire him for his dedication and service to others.

2. Do you have any hobbies?

I have worked with stained glass for several years. I have also done Korean calligraphy which I studied while in Korea and I am learning and enjoying Oriental art. I also enjoy reading novels and am a moviegoer.

More here from the Hawaii Catholic Herald

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

One of the Fruits of our Labor

Dear friends,

I am praising God! The Spiritual Mother's Apostolate here in the Diocese of Hawai'i is in full swing. Each priest and each seminarian in our diocese has a Spritual Mother. It is such a delight to work with Esther! Her love for God and our dear Mother and her passion to support our clergy are an inspiration.

I am delighted to let you know that Esther of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii and I both received some wonderful messages from our priests here in our diocese. I found out from
Fr. Peter Miti at the Divine Mercy Conference that it was our own bishop, Bishop Larry Silva, who asked the priests to send us both thank you notes and greetings. Here is one from Fr. Russell. Please include him in your prayers. Thank you, dear friends!

Dear Easter and Esther,

Thanks so much for your kind prayers for the priests who work in the diocese and the seminarians. You are a blessing to us. I am recovering from eye surgery and need a few extra prayers for a few weeks while it heals. When was pastor at St. Agnes in SF, a man on drugs hit me on the left eye while I was on the church steps. So, it has taken about 10 years to be ready for this surgery. It is healing slowly but well!

If you ever need a speaker for your organization, please count on me. I would be available after November 1 giving time for my eye to heal properly and well.

Again, thank you, and blessings.

Fr. Russell J. Roide, S.J.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Announcing Missa Cantata

pic found at Thrown Back

I thought many of you would be delighted to know that Fr. Rob Johansen will be the celebrant of the Missa Cantata in his parish. Below is his announcement found on his blog, Thrown Back, a splendid blog that's been running for 6 years now. Congratulations, Fr. Johansen. Your blog is a joy to visit!

Extraordinary Form Coming to St. Stanislaus!

After much prayer, study, and preparation, I am pleased to announce that:

In Joyful Accord With the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum
of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI,

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church will offer a

Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
(Missa Cantata)

Sunday, October 26, 2008
(Feast of Christ the King)
1:00 PM

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
1871 136th Avenue
Dorr, Michigan

I will be the celebrant.

Music will be provided by the Schola of the Chair of St. Peter

St. Stanislaus' altar in its restored state
More awesome pics

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Urgent Prayers Needed for Fr. Tony

I am asking everyone to please pray for one of our good priests here in the Diocese of Honolulu. His name is Fr. Tony Bobis, one of our "loaned" priests from the Philippines. He suffered a massive heart attack and is in critical condition.

You would think that I am talking about one of our older priests, but not really. Fr. Tony is very young, only in his late thirties. He often said Mass at one of our parishes, St. Philomena, where my children and I went for daily Mass when we lived in that area. He always had a way of encouraging my children to live a holy life. Please, pray for him.

Thank you for your prayers!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Biography of Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer

As we remember, pray and fight for the unborn, let us pray for our priests who fight with us. Let us especially pray for Thomas J. Euteneuer of Human Life International and Fr. Frank of Priests for Life.

Biography of Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
President, Human Life International
April 2008

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer ( EYE-ten-our) became president of Human Life International in December of 2000. Human Life International is the world’s largest pro-life organization with affiliate offices and associates in eighty countries around the world. In seven years of service to this unique mission Fr. Euteneuer has traveled more than 900,000 miles as a pro-life missionary and visited fifty-five countries.

Fr. Euteneuer was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1962, the fourth of seven children born to Joseph and Marian Euteneuer. He has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana as well as a Licentiate degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He is fluent in Spanish.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Prayer for Priests

A prayer for priests...
source CNA.

Prayer to implore the grace to safeguard chastity

Lord Jesus Christ, spouse of my soul, delight of my heart and my soul, I fall on my knees before you, praying and fervently beseeching you to allow me to persevere and grow in the true faith each day. O sweet Jesus, grant that I may reject all impiety and that I may be a stranger to the carnal desires and earthly concupiscence which fight against my soul. Through your help, may I preserve my chastity unstained.

O most holy and immaculate Virgin Mary, Virgin of virgins and most beloved Mother, purify my heart and soul each day, and obtain for me a holy fear of the Lord and a particular distrust of my own strength.

St. Joseph, guardian of the virginity of Mary, keep my soul from all sin.

All of you holy Virgins who unceasingly follow the divine Lamb, be solicitous to me a sinner, that I may avoid sin in thoughts, words, actions or omissions, and that I may never be far from the most chaste heart of Jesus. Amen.