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  • Bishop's Homily for the Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 31, 2022

    July 31, 2022 [St. Ann Church, Waihee (Installation of Pastor); St. Rita Church, Haiku (100th Anniversary of Parish); St. Anthony Church, Wailuku (Confirmation & First Communion)] A catastrophic house fire.  A devastating earthquake.  A huge tsunami.  An unexpected lava flow.  These are all very real situations that have turned people who had a comfortable, if not a luxurious, home into paupers.  Unlike the man i...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 24, 2022

    [Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Honolulu (Confirmation & First Communion)] If you watch TV for a couple of hours, I bet you would see a particular commercial repeated several times during those two hours.  Yes, companies do refresh their commercials from time to time, but for weeks or months, they will use the same one over and over again.  I suppose they figure that if you are not sold on their product the first time, maybe you wi...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 17, 2022

    [St. Raphael Church, Koloa (Confirmation & First Communion)] I hope this homily will be interesting.  I wonder if the bishop worked on it?  Homilies can be so boring sometimes.  I hope the music will be uplifting.  I don’t like the kind of music they do at that parish; I prefer the music at another.  The people are friendly, for the most part, but I don’t want to go there because so-and-so goes to Mass...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 10, 2022

    [Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City (Confirmation & First Communion)] Someone is bullied at school, and we just walk by, mostly so that we do not become bullied ourselves.  We see that a friend is getting mixed up with the wrong crowd and is beginning to experiment with drugs, but we say nothing to the friend, because we do not want to be rejected.  We are aware of an unmarried woman who is very poor or very young and pregnant, an...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 19, 2022

    [Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa] There are vast crowds of very hungry people right before our eyes. There are those who hunger for intimacy and think their hunger will be satisfied with pornographic images or pornographic relationships.  But in the end, they are even more hungry for that real human love that often takes so much time and energy to cultivate. There are those who are hungry for healing as they face a debilitating disease; or...

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