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

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 13, 2021

    St. Anthony Church, Wailuku, Maui (Parish Patronal Feast Day; 175th anniversary of the parish; 138th anniversary of the Marianists in Maui and farewell from Maui; 41st anniversary of the Dedication of the Church) Most people who have great devotion to St. Damien would probably not know that it was at the dedication of the church that preceded this current church at St. Anthony, Wailuku, that he received the call to go to Kalaupapa to minister...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 06, 2021

    [St. Damien of Molokai Church, Kaunakakai (Confirmation & First Communion; Installation of Pastor);St. John the Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani (Confirmation & First Communion)] Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Jesus could touch our loved ones who are suffering from cancer or some other life-threatening disease and heal them?  Wouldn’t we rejoice if Jesus could come and bring hope to all people who are despairing...

  • Bishop's Homily for Trinity Sunday

    Bishop Larry Silva
    May 30, 2021

    [St. Pius X Church, Manoa (Confirmation & First Communion);Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wahiawa (Confirmation & First Communion);Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu] Someone sings.  Someone hears.  And then there is the song.  These three things – the singer, the hearer, and the song – are distinct and different, yet they are so intimately connected that we might say they form a trinity.  T...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost

    Bishop Larry Silva
    May 23, 2021

    [St. John Vianny Church, Kailua (Confirmation & First Communion), Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish, Manoa (Confirmation & First Communion)] Merry Christmas, everyone!  Merry Christmas! No, I am not drunk, as people thought the disciples of Jesus were when they first received the Holy Spirit.  I think this feast of Pentecost has a good deal to do with what we celebrate at Christmas. At Christmas we celebrate the fact that G...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Ascension of the Lord

    Bishop Larry Silva
    May 16, 2021

    [St. Anthony Church, Kailua; St. Michael Church, Waialua (Confirmation & First Communion)] When I am having a problem with my computer, I ask someone to show me how to solve it.  There is one kind of person who will sit at the computer, quickly tell me, “Open this; click this; move this here; and click here.”  The problem will be solved, but if it happens again, I would still not know how to solve it.  There is ...

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