Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to All Our Priests

picture by Easter A.

This blog is giving praise and thanks to God for our priests who serve our Church tirelessly. Many God keep them ever refreshed and rejuvenated in their vocation. May God bless you with an abundance of blessings!

Why Only One Leper Returned Thanks

Why did only one cleansed leper return to thank Jesus? The following are nine suggested reasons why the nine did not return:

One waited to see if the cure was real.
One waited to see if it would last.
One said he would see Jesus later.
One decided that he had never had leprosy.
One said he would have gotten well anyway.
One gave the glory to the priests.
One said, "O, well, Jesus didn't really do anything."
One said, "Any rabbi could have done it."
One said, "I was already much improved."

- C.L. Brown

Happy Thanksgiving to all our priests!

Monday, November 24, 2008

HLI Special Report from Fr. Thomas Euteneuer

Read about the booming vocation to the priestly vocation in Togo and Benin in Africa.

More than half of the priests ordained on August 15 of this year received HLI pro-life training.

Abortion is still illegal in Chad, but the "Culture of Death is working overtime." Your donation sent to HLI will help to "push back abortion" there and to produce materials to send to Chad to support their chastity and educational programs.

Human Life International
Special Report, November 2008

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
HLI President

Thank you for supporting HLI!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Annoucing Fr. Daren's New Endeavor

Posted by Fr. Daren on his blog Servant and Steward:

I'm on iTunes!
I am happy to announce that you can now
subscribe to my podcast through iTunes. In a day or so you should be able to search iTunes for my podcast.

Way to go, Fr. Daren!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mahalo to Esther of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii for giving me this new award.

This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.
The rules to follow are :
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award. (Sorry, but I may not have the time to do this).

I give this to all the blogs on my sidebar.
I love all of them. :-)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Please Pray for our Deceased Priests

Hello dear friends in the blogosphere,
Please say a prayer for our 3 priests who recently passed away:

Father Paul McLeod - Fr. Paul of Wailua died Oct. 20, 2008, at his home at the age of 68. Born April 3, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, he retired from the priesthood and was a Spiritual Care Coordinator at Kaua‘i Hospice.
Source: TheGardenIsland. Com

Fr. Joseph Hendriks - Father Joseph died on November 3. He was born in Overpelt, Belgium on April 14, 1922 and was baptized on the 15th of April, 1922 at St. Martinus Church, Overpelt, Belgium. he entered the Congregation in 1941 and made his first profession at Tremelo, on September 15, 1942. Three years later he made his perpetual profession at Zandhoven, Belgium on November 11, 1945. On March 13, 1948, he was ordained a religious priest at Zandhoven.
-By Fr. Chris Keahi, SS.CC., Provincial Superior

Fr. Francis Schellemans, SS.CC. - passed on November 5, 86 years old, with Father Provincial at his bedside singing "Salve Regina" after completing his prayers for him.

Father recently celebrated his 59th anniversary and spent half of those years (28) as a Chaplain and contract priest with the United States Army, His tour of duty took him to Okinawa, Viet Nam, Germany, Korea, and Texas. His pastoral duties in Hawaii were at Holy Rosary, Paia; Cathedral of Our Lady Peace, Honolulu; Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa, Hawaii; Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou, St. Augustine, Waikiki, St. Michael, Waialua and Our Lady of Sorrows, Wahiawa. Father retired from active service in 2001. He was assigned to the retirement community in Kaneohe and then to St. Patrick Monastery, Kaimuki.
Source: Catholic Hawaii

My thanks to
Esther of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A picture of life

This picture is found on Cardinal Sean's blog.

Look at these lovely faces! It is a picture of life, joy and wonderful expectation. It is a picture of hope and faith and love for Christ the Most High Priest. Today, as we use our pen to exercise our right to defend life, I praise and glorify God because these seminarians are here with us, living and breathing the very breath of God. I praise God for their parents because they chose Life over death! I praise God because this means that in the future we will have more priests!

We give praise and honor to our God who is the God of life!