Monday, June 29, 2009

Ordination of Jon Cabico

It has been a joyful experience for me to take an active part in the preparation of Jon Cabico's ordination which will be held today. There will be about 50 priests coming. I love it when I see our priests gather and process at special Masses here at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Most beautiful to behold is when they all pray as one during consecration. The Body and Blood of Christ! What an honor this must be for our Father in heaven!

Our choir met for practice a few times to rehearse the songs to be sung. One of those songs is
Ave Maria by Shubert, my favorite song in honor of Mary our Mother.

My husband and I and our children will sing at the ordination Mass.

Afterwards, we will gather with John Cabico, Bishop Larry Silva, the priests and the rest of the congregation just outside of the church for some refreshments and entertainment, a typical ohana (family) tradition. Part of the entertainment will be a song to be presented by my children and a friend and altar server. Cy and Joseph will sing; Charity Therese will play the violin; Faithy will play the recorder.

Well, meet John Cabico, the once-seminarian and deacon of the Diocese of Honolulu. Pray for him.

Rejoice with us.

Jon Cabico
Hawaii Catholic Herald
Photo by Anna Weaver

Friday, June 26, 2009

Litany for Priests

Cross found at Our Lady of Good Counsel

Litany for Priests

Jesus, you emptied yourself for our sake
fill our priests with your spirit of selfless love.
Jesus, you became poor for our sake,
enrich our priests with your spirit of generosity.
Jesus, you are the Word made flesh,
give our priests strength and energy to preach your Good news.
Jesus, you sought out the sick and rejected,
touch our priests with your healing power.
Jesus, you always trusted in the Father,
help our priests to trust in your promises.
Jesus, you were strong in the face of temptation and dejection,
support our priests in times of trial.
Jesus, you became the servant of all,
strengthen our priests for your service.
Jesus, you feed us with your body and blood,
nourish our priests with your compassionate concern for all.
Jesus, you died for us so that we may be free,
grant our priests the ability to bring that freedom to all people.
Jesus, you rose to glory and conquered death,
enliven our priests as messengers of hope to all.
Jesus, you are the image of the unseen God,
show your face to our priests.
Bless and care for our priests,
give them joy and peace in their service,
love for you and all your people,
confidence in your loving kindness, and
an ability to recover from their mistakes.
May the Holy Spirit give them renewed energy and
a creative impulse to proclaim the Good News to the
ends of the earth. Amen.
Mary, mother of us all, watch over all your children
especially our priests.
St. John Marie Vianney, patron of priests,
protect our priests with your constant intercession.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pray for Priest and 2 Seminarians Killed

Source: Zenit dated July 16

Please pray for Father Habacuc Hernández Benítez, 39, Eduardo Oregón Benítez, 19, and Silvestre González Cambrón, 21, who were killed in Mexico. They were on their way to a vocational meeting when they were shot.

Please pray for the protection of all priests and seminarians.

St. John Vianney, pray for God's priests!

A short video about St. John Vianney

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Prayer for Year for Priests

Prayer for Year for Priests

"Jesus, we honor You as the Supreme Shepherd. You live in the Pope, in the bishops, in the priests. You have said to them: 'Whoever listens to you, listens to me. As the Father as sent me, so I send you. Go into the whole world.'

Divine Shepherd, the harvest is always great, but the workers are still very few. Give us holy priests who love Your people as you love them. Bless their labors. Grant us the grace to cooperate in their zeal, and to be among Your sheep on the day of judgment when You will return as the Shepherd. Amen." --Blessed James Alberione, SSP

found on Hell Burns
a blog by Sr. Helena Burns, fsp
Chicago, IL, United States

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

E Pule Kakou

There was something different about Pentecost Sunday here in Hawaii. It wasn't just the "outpouring" of the Holy Spirit in the Liturgy of the Word and in the consecration that made that day special. For the people of Hawaii, it was called "E Pule Kakou."

During Mass, as I was singing with the choir, looking down at the priest, the altar, and the people gathered, I caught glimpse of - and experienced - God's immense power. I thought of our bishop and his humble collaboration with the other church leaders of Hawaii in uniting ALL islanders in prayer. I sang with passion for God that day - for his goodness and greatness, and I'd hoped that others were doing the same thing. Just perhaps in their own special way.

E Pule Kakou
From Bishop Larry Silva

What is E Pule Kakou?
“E Pule Kakou” simply means “Let Us Pray Together” in the Hawaiian language. It was a phrase that was repeated in families all across the islands. It was a call to the family to come together to seek the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer on a regular if not daily basis. It was used in almost every home, church, business, government and community gathering. Unfortunately, it has all been lost in our world today… But God is bringing it back to us!

On May 31, 2009 the call of “E Pule Kakou” will be heard once again to encourage ALL PEOPLE of Hawaii and EVERY BELIEVER of Hawaii to go to their churches to pray, and to ALL PASTORS and CHURCHES of Hawaii to open their doors to the many people who come seeking and set aside a time for prayer and repentance during their service.

We will call all of Hawai‘i to pray through:
- Local Churches
- Cable and Network TV Spots
- Radio on KGU, The FISH, KHLT, and KSSK
- Word of Mouth
- The Honolulu Advertiser
- Midweek Magazine on Oahu
- Neighbor Island Newspapers
- Posters
- Church Bulletin Inserts

Each church will set its own program and method. If you cannot do a service on May 31st, please plan for a date with in proximity of May 31. Also, as we believe that there is a need for repentance along with prayer, each parish can plan that repentance in whatever fashion desired.

Participating parishes are asked to use the Prayer for the Global Day of Prayer (4-5” long). A DVD of the Prayer produced by an ensemble of different “Spiritual Fathers and Mothers”, is available for use if you so desire. The DVD as well as other materials to help publicize E Pule Kakou can be downloaded from the website.

Please encourage your parishioners to invite others to church and join us as we e pule kakou on May 31st. Let’s watch and see how God answers our prayers. And let’s thank God together as He answers those prayers!