Marking milestones National Catholic Schools Week culminated in Hawaii Feb. 3 with the Annual Conference for Catholic Educators at Sacred Hearts Academy. Faculty and staff of Hawaii Catholic Schools are traditionally given awards at the event for milestone years of service. Honored this year were: Hale Harbottle, 20 years, St. Patrick School Adrianne Hill, 20 […]
Diocesan vicar general Father Gary Secor, right, embraces his mother Alice during his investiture ceremony as a “monsignor,” Feb. 2 at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. The designation of monsignor is an honor bestowed on the vicar general by Pope Francis as a “Chaplain to His Holiness,” recognizing the efforts Msgr. Secor […]
Bishop Larry Silva, third from left, sits with leaders of other Christian denominations at the Taize prayer around the cross Jan. 19 at the Newman Center at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. The ecumenical hour-long session of chants, petitions, readings and meditation, hosted by the Diocese of Honolulu, was in observance of the 2017 […]
Local faithful venerate the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Feb. 6, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. The early morning stop for the statue marked the end of a nine-day “pilgrimage” in which the statue was brought by its custodian and Island parishioners to the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. […]
Father Andrew Kemberling, chairman of the International Catholic Stewardship Council, opens his keynote address at the diocese’s annual Stewardship Day, Jan. 28, with a warm greeting for the participants gathered at Mary, Star of the Sea Church in Waialae-Kahala. Stewardship Day featured several workshops and discussions on communication, pastoral and estate planning, data management and […]
Members of the diocese’s ninth deacon class, and their wives, gather with Bishop Larry Silva after the Rite of Candidacy ceremony, Jan. 15, at St. Ann Church in Kaneohe. During the liturgy, the 18 men in deacon class 9 publicly declared their willingness to be candidates for the permanent diaconate. They have just completed their […]
Parishioners at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi, capped off a year of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the parish with a “Centennial Choral Fest,” Nov. 20. Members of the Japanese Religious Committee for the World Federation came to Hawaii earlier this month to attend memorial services for the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
On Dec. 10, the diocesan prison ministry hosted its annual “Star Light, Star Bright” Christmas party for inmates and their families at the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua. The day included games and activities such as Christmas card decorating.
Bishop Larry Silva ordained Sacred Hearts Brother Jeremy Sabugo a “transitional deacon” during a Dec. 8 liturgy at St. Patrick Church in Kaimuki. As a deacon, Brother Sabugo will now be able to preach and assist at the altar during Mass, meanwhile completing his final formation steps toward priesthood.
Daughters of St. Paul and some of their customers at Pauline Books and Media in downtown Honolulu gather around the nativity scene for a photo on Nov. 27 during the store’s annual open house weekend. Pauline Books and Media has a diverse selection of books, DVDs, music, and religious items — many great gift ideas for Christmas.