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Any diocese, parish, or religious institute desiring to venerate the relic of one or both saints, within the Diocese of Honolulu or outside the State of Hawaii, must designate one responsible cleric or religious as the contact person.
The contact person must read the PROTOCOL prior to completing the REQUEST FORM and submitting it to the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Honolulu to confirm the date(s) for the visit of the relic(s). The Office of Worship will provide further detailed information about the handling of the relic(s).
Office of Worship
Diocese of Honolulu
1184 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 585-3342
The Church’s understanding of the supernatural graces offered through Christ, the reality of the Communion of Saints, and the nature of real relics has not changed since the Council of Trent. The Code of Canon Law, for instance, states:
◗ Relics are supposed to help make us holy. “To foster the sanctification of the people of God, the Church commends to the special and filial reverence of the Christian faithful the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God, whom Christ established as the mother of all people, and promotes the true and authentic veneration of the other saints whose example instructs the Christian faithful and whose intercession sustains them” (No. 1186).
◗ Not just anyone can be venerated. “Only those servants of God whom the authority of the Church has recorded in the list of the saints or the blessed” can be reverenced through public veneration.