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  • Bishop's Homily for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 07, 2019

    [St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua (Renovated Sanctuary Blessing); Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu (Pastor Installation); Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu (Pastor Installation)] A priest recently told me about taking the children of the parish school on a “tour” of the church.  They talked about the altar, the ambo (or pulpit), the presider’s chair, vestments, and many other things.&nb...

  • Bishop's Homily for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 30, 2019

    [Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach (50th Anniversary of Parish); St. Augustine Church, Waikiki (Confirmation & First Communion); Holy Family Church, Honolulu (Confirmation)] For those of you who are married, are you partly married or fully married?  For those of you who are parents, are you partly parents or fully parents?  These questions may bring a little chuckle to us, but when you think about them,...

  • Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 23, 2019

    Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Year C[Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa] There are lots of hungry people in the world.  Some hunger for acceptance because they are continually bullied or made fun of.  Some hunger for peace as they live in countries or in neighborhoods that are fraught with violence.  Some hunger for dignity as they live on the streets and try their best to survive the harsh econ...

  • Bishop;s Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 02, 2019

    [Annunciation Church, Waimea; Ascension Mission, Puako (with dedication of new altar)] What is the Gospel you will write? Perhaps someone may have received an assignment in a theology class that is studying the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to write his or her own Gospel.  One would have to decide what audience it would be directed to.  To young people?  To elders?  To the rich and well educated?  To ...

  • Bishop's Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

    Bishop Larry Silva
    May 26, 2019

    [St. John the Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani (Confirmation & First Communion); Divine Mercy Conference at Hawaii Convention Center; St. Anthony Church, Kalihi (Confirmation & First Communion)] In the play “Man of LaMancha” which is based on the Miguel Cervantes novel Don Quixote, Don Quixote is a noble knight who is dedicated to righting all wrongs and fighting against injustice wherever he finds it.&n...

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