In today’s Gospel, we find the Apostles dejected and discouraged following the death of our Lord. Poor Peter decides to throw in the towel on the whole disciple thing and go back to his old way of life, declaring, “I’m going fishing.” Upon hearing this, the other disciples follow him. How easy it is [...]
Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy Weekend of April 27-28, 2019 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had [...]
Even though Good Friday is the most solemn day in the Holy Calendar, it is not a holy day of obligation. In fact, it is the only day that mass is not celebrated world wide in the Catholic Church. Instead, the service is a very somber one where everything is stripped down to [...]
Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, among other names) commemorates the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples before his betrayal-what we know as the Last Supper. It is from this meal that the sacrament of Holy Communion was [...]
Christmas Blessings from the Molokai SSCC Community!
(recounting the stories of 100 patients from the past 100 years-story is from the Kalaupapa National Historic Park Facebook Timeline Nov. 2, 2016) One Sunday evening Henry was invited to a 6 ‘o clock dinner at the Nurses or Staff Quarters. Until 1969, all of Staff Row was off-limits to patients and they were not [...]
May, 2014 marked the 150 year anniversary since Fr. Damien arrived in Hawaii. The Sacred Heart Congregation in Hawaii put together a 2 day event in celebration of the anniversary. Two masses were held at the Neil S. Blaisdell Arena on May 9th and on May 10th (St. Damien's Feast Day) a mass was held [...]