Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Church and the 'vampire industry'

Please listen to what Fr. Robert Barron has to say about our Church and the 'vampire industry.' You may post it on your blogs or forward it to the youth of today. Mahalo!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Priesthood Sunday

Praying for Priests:

Serra Club:Priesthood Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

An invitation.. .
On This Special Day...
Please join me on this special day, Priesthood Sunday, in praying for our priests, in praising God for their courage and their generosity. As your bishop I urge you to make your appreciation for your parish priest known. A simple note, a smile or a phone call to assure him of your loving care and gratitude for his presence in the life of your local church will go a long way to serve the greater good of our wonderful and growing Catholic Church.
-Bishop Joseph Gossman, Diocese of Raleigh

Suggestions for Couples and Families to Celebrate World Priest Day

1. Send a card to your parish priest or bishop telling them what their sacrament and/or friendship means to you. A special World Priest Day Note Card is found on page 14 and 15 of this document and can be downloaded for your use.

2. Introduce yourself and family to your priest or bishop you have not met.

3. Invite a priest or bishop you know, or do not know, to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

4. If you invite them to dinner, you may make it a candle-lighted dinner with china, linens, and maybe soft music. Be creative! Kids could be included in this too! Let the kids help set the

table and prepare for his arrival. Or make it a down home barbecue or something unique and special to your family

5. Send them flowers or a balloon bouquet.

6. Invite them on a family picnic and pick them up if possible.

7. If you know a priest or bishop out of town, give them a call; send a note, flowers, balloon bouquet.

8. Bake them cookies, etc. (Kids love to get involved).

9. Have the kids color a picture for them or write them a letter.

10. Invite them to your home.

11. Go on an outing together, such as a dinner and a play, concert, bowling, movie, hunting, fishing, golf, tennis, etc.

12. Cook together in the kitchen.

13. Pray the Prayer Intentions during WPD Day. (Found on page 12 of this document)

14. Be creative and have fun with this special event. Let us know what you dreamed up to honor
priests so that we can pass on the ideas.

Thanks to my good friend, Melissa!

Friday, October 23, 2009

on my notebook

Prayer For Priests

Lord Jesus,
You have chosen your priests
From among us
To proclaim your word
And act in your name.

By your Spirit put your word on their lips
And your love in their hearts
To bring good news to the poor
And healing to the broken-hearted.

Since they are earthen vessels,
We pray that your power
Shine through their human weakness,
In their afflictions sustain them;
In their doubts reassure them;
From temptation deliver them.

May Mary your mother
Help them not to lose heart
But remain strong in the Spirit
To the glory of God the Father


(Taken from Down and Connor prayer card issued for the occasion)

Thank you, Anne, of Poetry, Prayer, and Praise.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Story about Fr. Joe Hessing

No one will ever truly know the urgency of a man's destiny to be with his Creator. This story will touch your soul, as it unravels the mystery of God's design and will for his children. Only God, the author of life, can take back life, or at least decide the time and place when his precious child should come home.

Read the story about
Fr. Joe Hessing.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Our seminarians at Mt. Angel

Source: Humbled Servant in Hawaii

I am so proud of the seminarians in our diocese, Diocese of Honolulu. They are quite handsome, certainly well-picked by our Lord to represent His very own handsome image.

Do visit Alfred, one of them, and read his journey towards priesthood on his blog
Humbled Servant in Hawaii. Please pray for him and the others. Though they all are studying to become priests, in truth, they are still in discernment. Our prayers will help to keep them strong in their faith as they learn and allow themselves to be molded by the teachings of Christ for the life they are pursuing.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fr. Gary Secor interviewed by Scout Zach

On the video are Fr. Gary Secor and Saint Damien Scout Zach Fielding; Zach interviews Fr. Secor. This was produced before the troop left Honolulu Airport yesterday, October 1st.

Follow the trip of Saint Damien Scouts who are on their way to Tremelo, Belgium, the birthplace of Fr. Damien.