By Darlene J.M. Dela Cruz Hawaii Catholic Herald About one out of every five parishes in the Diocese of Honolulu will receive new priests this summer, the traditional time for clergy assignments. Six Island parishes out of 66 will change pastors and six others will welcome new parochial vicars, formerly called associate pastors, as new […]
The diocese’s monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa on July 6 will be a very special one with the presence of a first-class relic of America’s newest saint — Junipero Serra.
How did one man who was put to death 2,000 years ago manage to become the center of a worldwide religion with billions of adherents over the centuries? How did his closest disciples manage to take his message out to the ends of the earth when they themselves were relentlessly pursued, persecuted, and in most cases put to death?
February 26-27, Diocesan Pastoral Council, St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe.
February 27-28, Episcopal Visitation, Malia Puka O Kalani Parish, Hilo.
March 1, 10:00 am, Bagels with Bishop, St. Joseph School, Hilo
With its new pastoral plan, the Diocese of Honolulu is shifting from an inward gaze to an outward focus. That’s the appraisal of Jim Walsh, the man heading the effort to introduce and execute “Stewards of the Gospel,” the diocesan pastoral plan for 2016 to 2020.
Bishop Larry Silva, center, joined local faith leaders and community members at the Jewish Temple Emanu-El in Honolulu for the opening of the “Unlikely Liberators” photo exhibit, Aug. 20. The opening of the exhibit, which highlights the story of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and the liberation of the Dachau Death March, also marked the […]
September 11, 12:00 pm, Hawaii Catholic Conference Board, Kamiano Center, downtown Honolulu.
September 12-13, Episcopal Visitation, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Pearl City.
September 15, 9:00 am, Diocesan Finance Council, Chancery, downtown Honolulu; 12:00 pm, Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation Board and Annual Members of the Corporation Meeting, Chancery
Above, a view of St. Michael Church from outside the property on Alii Drive, before the March 25 blessing and dedication Mass. (HCH photos by Darlene Dela Cruz) “It’s beautiful!” A young girl stood in awe with her family in front of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, March […]
Once upon a time, long ago and far away … This is the way we often begin stories. They can be engaging and fascinating stories. Sometimes they are fables and fairy tales that, although fictional, teach us some important lesson about life. At Easter we celebrate the greatest event to take place in the history […]
“Nativity at Night” by Italian Baroque painter Guido Reni depicts the birth of Christ in a Bethlehem manger. (CNS/Bridgeman Art Library) On that first Christmas night the angels sang, “Peace on earth!” As we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, we are faced with a war against the Islamic State (IS), one of […]