Friday, April 30, 2010

Preparation for the Diocesan Jubilee Celebration

In preparation for the Jubilee celebration of our diocesan priests, consecrated men and women, a group of sisters from various congregations together with some friends gather at the Co-Cathedral of St Theresa on Friday evening to decorate the tables for the reception tomorrow. The expectant number is over 500 peoples for the Mass and reception.
Sr. Laura Brown, a member of the Daughters of St Paul, is celebrating her Silver Jubilee. Some Pauline Cooperators and friends will be there to celebrate with her.

The students at St. Francis School made a Thousand Origami Cranes. 千羽鶴, Senbazuru (Thousand origami Cranes) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings.

An ancient Japanese believe that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will have a long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pauline Traditional Day of Prayer for Vocations

For members of the Pauline Family, thursday is a day dedicated to pray for an increase of vocations in the Church. "Be not afraid. I am with you. From here, I will enlighten. Be sorry for sin" could be found in most of the Pauline chapels around the world.

"In adoration and thanksgiving, because in your Son you(Father) are the author of the priesthood, of the religious life, and of every vocation." (Pauline Prayerbook)

"Lord, you have enticed me, and I was enticed; you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. If I say,'I will not mention him, or speak in his name any longer,' then within me there is something like a burning fire shut up in my bones" (Jr.20:7-9).

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Movie Retreat at Resurrection Parish

On Tuesday April 27-Wednesday April 28 from 7-9pm at Resurrection of the Lord Parish in Waipahu, Hawaii, a movie retreat called "Ongoing Conversion" is presented by Sr. Laura, a member of the Daughters of St Paul. She uses the movie "Entertaining Angels"-The Dorothy Day Story for these 2 days retreat.

The phrase "entertaining angels" refers to the practice of treating all guests--be they kings or peasants--as if they were visiting angels. This is the challenge for all humble Christians and the one Dorothy Day rises to meet. Written by B.D. Cruz

A highly recommended book to read is Day's own autobiography, The Long Loneliness.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Class on News Writing by Patrick Downes

The Filipino Catholic Club sponsored a Class on News Writing by Patrick Downes,an editor of Hawaii Catholic Herald on Tuesday April 27 at St. Elizabeth Church Hall from 6:30-8:00 pm. The parishioners from various Churches participated in this free lecture.

Patrick, who works as editor of the Hawaii Catholic Herald for 28 years, starts the class with the introduction and then proceeds to ask the participants the following questions: "Why do you want to send stories to the media?" And "what is news?" Those present also learn the basics of writing a news story.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Commander Patrick J. McCormick Retires

On April 25, 2010, at the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe,Hawaii, Commander Patrick J. McCormick retires from active duty in the United States Navy. After 20 years of pastoral service to the men and women in the armed forces, Fr. McCormick enjoys the presence of family and friends who gather together for the Sacred Liturgy and for the military ceremony of retirement. A young man says, "Not every day that you get to experience such momentous ceremony." His pastoral and gentle presence touches many lives. He will be missed.

Aloha 'oe, aloha 'oe
E ke onaona noho i ka lipo
A fond embrace a ho'i a'e au
Until we meet gain

Commander Patrick J. McCormick, CHC, USN - 04 October 2005

Biographical Outline
Born in Erie, PA, youngest of five children.
(23 nieces and nephews, and 43 grandnephews and grandnieces)
Cathedral Prep School, Erie, PA; graduated June 1960
University of Notre Dame, BA degree; graduated June 1964
St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, MD, attended 1964-65 school year
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy; Licentiate in Sacred Theology Degree (STL); graduated July 1969
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, attended summer 1974
Civilian Catholic Priest:
Ordained to the Catholic priesthood, 20 December 1968, at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome
Service in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA
Assistant Pastor at a Parish, 1969-73
Pastor, 1977-90
Seminary Professor; North American College, Rome; 1973-77
Military Career:
U.S. Army Reserve Officer, Corps of Engineers: ROTC Program at the University of Notre Dame.
Commissioned in USAR 06 June 1964, Corps of Engineers.
Honorably Discharged from the Army Reserve, Dec 1971.
U.S. Navy
RESERVE, 1986-90
NSO LaMaddalena, Italy; July 1990-June 1993
USS Constellation, North Island, CA; July 1993-June 1995
Naval Air Weapons Station; China Lake, CA; July 1995-July 1998
CFAY, Yokosuka, Japan; Aug 1998-Feb 2001
MCAS, Iwakuni, Japan; Feb 2001-Feb 2003
Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, HI; Feb 2003
LCDR, 01 Oct 1994
CDR, 01 Jan 2002
Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal – 1
Navy Commendation Award – 4
Meritorious Service Medal - 1

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Inter-Faith Prayer and Rally Walk

"I was a welcomed me."

We gathered at 1pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace to pray for peace and to pray for our brothers and sisters in need especially the homeless in Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. Then we walked from the Cathedral to the future location where we hope to have affordable homes for our brothers and sisters. Mayor Mufi and Lt. Governor Aiona were among those at prayer.

Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

She calls out to the man on the street, "Sir, can you help me? It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep, is there somewhere you can tell me?"

He walks on, doesn't look back, He pretends he can't hear her.
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street, seems embarrassed to be there.

Oh think twice, it's another day for you and me in paradise.
Oh think twice, it's just another day for you and me in paradise.

She calls out to the man on the street, he can see she's been crying.
She's got blisters on the soles of her feet, can't walk but she's trying.

Oh think twice...

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do?
Oh lord, there must be something you can say.

You can tell the lines on her face, you can see that she's been there.
Probably been moved on from every place 'cause she didn't fit in there.

Oh think twice...

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vocation/Media Presentation

These are a few thank you cards from the 4th graders at OLGC School. Through the cards we can see messages of hope, sincerity, creativity, love, inspirational,etc...Mahalo to all the students at OLGC for their hospitality and their sharings!

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I really like what you talked about. I really wish you still could stay. I hope you show other class what you do. I also think that now I have a hole faith in God. I hope you have a good time. From, Christian

Cam on (thank you in Vietnamese) sister Linh for coming to our school and teaching us things. You rock. You are very nice, thoughtful,and sweet. I really like the stories that you told us. Your outfit is very nice. Cam on, Victoria

I am sooo happy you came and told us your story!!! I also liked it when you showed us the clips from the movies. Also I am a big fan of the Saints too. When I grow up to be a lady I want to be a sister too. I hope you come back soon! Love, Sierra

Thank you, Sr. Linh for teaching us about cooperation. Thank you for making me learn about to serve. You are the best. Thank you for teaching me to listen. Go Saints! From,Chyson

Sister, you are the best! I love you! May God bless you! May you have peace everyday. I hope you have a good life being a sister! SISTER: S (sweet), I (important), S (sister), T (too cute), E (Excellent sister), R (ready to love Jesus)! Love your best friend, Riahna

Thank you coming to visit us. Did you come by car, truck, or bus? Thanks for showing us a clip from Lord of the Rings. I loved your visit. Hope you have a nice day! I hop I could be a sister. P.S. I hope one day they honor you as a saint!) Sincerely, Lauren

Sr Linh, a noun of Daughter of St. Paul. Escaped from Vietnam during war. Went to Japan, later to New Orleans became a saint. Thank you so much for your visit. I really loved it. It taught me so many things. Also thank you for spending time with us. That was so nice of you. I loved your speech so much that I told all my family relatives about it. I’m looking forward to seeing you again. God bless you and happy days. P.S. I want to become a noun just like you. Love, Sandy

Thank you so much for teaching about yourself and I was from China. I was adopted from my adopted parents. I wish you have a great time being a sister. Sincerely, Nina

Thank you for all your storys. Please come again. I realy liked it when you showed us a clip of “Lord of the Rings’. I also liked it when you had to escape from Vietnam. It must of bin hard to escape. Go Saints! From, Isaiah

L INH (loving, inside, nice, happy). I hope your “spirit” will remain….HAPPY. From, Corin

Thank you for teaching us more about the prayers and more about religion and for showing us Lord of the Rings. Go Saints! –Isaiah

Friday, April 23, 2010

Youth & YAD making Rosary

The Youth & Young Adults at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace spent Friday evening learning how to make rosary. This is one of our fundraising project.

Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day!

This day marks the 40th Earth Day! At Holy Family Catholic Academy, each of the classroom received a recycling bins. In solidarity with the people around our nation, many of the students, teachers and staff wore green for Earth Day awareness.

"Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound; let the plains be joyful and all that is in them! Then shall all the trees of the forest exult before the Lord, for he comes; for he comes to rule the earth." (Ps. 96: 11-13)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

School Bookfair at Holy Family Academy

I grow old learning something new every day. (Solon, c. 630-c.560 B.C.E.)

We need to keep learning about life and the art of living. We keep living, loving, learning and grow in wisdom.

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