Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Priests for Life in Hawaii

Fr. Frank Pavone's stay in Honolulu, though it seemed short, was a big impact to the prolifers in Hawaii. Many members of the clergy came to hear him at the event called Dinner with Fr. Pavone held in Hale Koa on Sunday, September 20. Our own bishop, Bishop Larry Silva, and vicar general, Fr. Marc Alexander came; a few deacons were present with their wives, and also church leaders and volunteers.

I was blessed to have attended the dinner with my daughter, Cy, and my good friend, Rose Zabanal. Esther G. of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii was seated with her friends with the Prayer Group of Our Lady of Peace. I was able to connect with so many wonderful Catholic/Christian brothers and sisters in Christ who believe in the sanctity and preservation of life.

At the dinner, many prolifers asked Fr. Pavone questions, and he was able to enlighten, educate and encourage us to continue to fight for the right of the unborn.

Fr. Pavone came to the kick-off of the 40 Days for Life - Honolulu held last night at the State Capitol; 40 Days for Life starts today and ends on November 1st.

This fall, from September 23 - November 1, Honolulu will be one of many global cities participating in the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history -- the 40 Days for Life campaign. 40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

•40 days of prayer and fasting
•40 days of peaceful vigil
•40 days of public outreach
We are praying that, with God's help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Hawai'i and around the world.

Take a stand for life

While all aspects of 40 Days for Life are crucial in our effort to end abortion, the most visible component is the peaceful, public prayer vigil. You can help make a life-saving impact by joining our local vigil at:

Planned Parenthood of Hawai'i
1350 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814

The building is on the mauka side of King, 1/2 block 'ewa of Ke'eaumoku. We pray on the sidewalk in front of the building.

Sign up to participate in the 40 Days for Life Honolulu public prayer vigil by clicking here. Those with questions may contact our prayer vigil coordinator, Mary, at marytom100@gmail.com or 389-2784.

Contact us

To learn more or let us know how you feel called to serve God in this effort, please contact 40 Days for Life Honolulu:

Isaiah, Campaign Director, 383-5137, isaiah40daysforlife@gmail.com

Source: http://www.40daysforlife.com/Honolulu/

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pope Benedict's next book

"Jesus of Nazareth" due to be released in the early part of 2010.

Friday, September 4, 2009

International Convocation for English Speaking Priests and Deacons

SAN DIEGO, CA (JUNE 19, 2009) - The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (a national association of 600 priests and deacons) has joined Pope Benedict XVI’s inauguration of a “Year for Priests” by launching a new web site and announcing, an international convocation for English speaking priests and deacons to take place in Rome [...]

Please click on
Catholic Clergy to read the rest of the article.

I have been encouraged by our
dear priest from Australia,
Fr. John Speekman, to post this. Please read his letter below and post the event on your blogs. Do send me an email at easter4g@yahoo.com so I can forward to you the graphics. Please also send the information to your bishops, vicars for clergy, all priests, and deacons you know. Much mahalo. God bless you all abundantly!

Dear Easter,

I have been asked to advertise the Year of the Priest Clergy Conference for English-speaking priests in Rome in 2010 so I've had some graphics of varying sizes produced hoping one of them might find an appropriate place on your site. You might put a banner at the top of your blog or something in the column, it's up to you. It is important that those who read the ad are directed to the official website: http://www.yearforpriests-clergyconferencerome2010.org/ either by clicking on the graphic or on a link beneath it.

It's a big ask but I'm hoping you will do this for me and for all those priests who would benefit from a conference such as this. Many thanks.
(It's my pleasure, Fr. John!)

By the way, if you want to send this email on to other bloggers .. do it! Again, I would be most grateful.

God bless,

Fr John Speekman