Disclaimer

NOTICE: I am a practicing Catholic, active and in good-standing with my local diocese, who professes faith and loyalty to the Church. This ministry - my "little work" - is strictly a personal expression of that faith and loyalty, and not an officially recognized ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu.

~ Peter, Ministry Administrator


Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saints and Relics: Mary Star of the Sea Youth Group, 12/2/2022



This author firmly believes that early faith formation of children is absolutely crucial to raising up godly adults.  So it was a privilege for me to speak last night to the youth group and parents of Mary Star of the Sea (MSOS) Parish.

During this particular talk I featured the lives and Sacred Relics of such Saints as St. Angelo of Acri, St. Bernadette of Lourdes, St. Damien of Molokai, St. Dominic SavioSt. John Paul IISt. Maria Domenica Mantovani, St. Peregrine LaziosiBl. Rolando Rivi, St. Therese the Little Flower... and I included my ministry's True Cross Relic, as well.


Several Relics on display at the presentation.

 

What made this presentation extra-special was the presence of one of the parish's priests, who showed genuine enthusiasm and interest in the presentation and the relics.  It then lead to an invitation to return and speak to the entire parish in early 2023, which is exciting.

The same priest had also agreed to expose the Eucharist for 30 minutes in the nearby chapel after the presentation, and it was awesome to see ALL the children and parents participate in the Adoration.  It was the perfect way to end the evening - spending quality time with Jesus.  Thanks be to God!

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
topped off the night's events.

So, God willing, tonight's message will take root in the children's heart; helping them to later become fruitful apostles in our troubled world.  We pray for them.


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Thank you so much Peter for another wonderful presentation!  ... Thank u for your prayers. We greatly appreciate all that you do!  Mahalo nui!

- Karen,
Coordinator


Aloha Mr. Cruz. Thoroughly enjoyed tonight's presentation at Mary Star of the Sea.  Thank you kindly.

- Eric,
MSOS Sacristan

Thursday, December 1, 2022

REMINDER: The annual "Hour of Grace" is on December 8th


Maria Rosa Mistica, Ora Pro Nobis!

Our Blessed Mother, during her Rosa Mystica apparitions in Montichiari, Italy, made a specific request through the seeress, Pierina Gilli.  It concerned the "Hour of Grace" to be observed annually on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.   Our Lady referred to it at least twice during two separate apparitions to the visionary...

From the message of November 22, 1947:

"… On the 8th December, at noon, I shall
appear again here in the Basilica (of
Montichiari).  It will be the Hour of Grace.
This Hour of Grace will produce great
and numerous conversions.  Hardened and
cold hearts resembling this marble (the
church floor) will be touched by Divine
Grace, and they will become faithful to
our Lord in loyal love."

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From the message of December 8, 1947:

"I am the Immaculate Conception.  It is
my wish that every year, on 8th December,
at Noon, the Hour of Grace for the world
be celebrated.  Many divine and bodily
graces will be received through this
devotion.  Our Lord, my Divine Son Jesus,
will send His overflowing mercy if good
people will pray continuously for their
sinful brothers.

One should very soon notify the Holy
Father of the Church, Pope Pius XII, that
it is my wish that the Hour of Grace for
the world be made known and spread
throughout the world.  If anyone is unable
to visit a church, yet will pray at noon at
home, they will also receive graces
through me."

Consider observing the Hour of Grace at noon on December 8th.  The recommended prayers to be offered during the hour are the Rosary and the Miserere (Psalm 51), as well as general prayers for the conversion of sinners.  God bless us all!

Annual Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 4th - 12th

 

Am I not here, who is your Mother?


~ Words of Our Lady of Guadalupe
to St. Juan Diego, 1531

It's that time of the year again... December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!  In preparation for the feast, and in gratitude to Our Lady for her continued patronage of the Americas, this ministry is praying the the following novena, beginning on December 4th and ending on the Feast Day, itself (the 9th day).

All are cordially invited to participate in the novena; to spiritually join in invoking our Heavenly Mother for the conversion of the USA back to its Christian roots... and whatever our personal prayer intentions may be (feel free to post them below, in the Comments Section, and I will also pray for them).  We hope on December 12th, many will have a deeper devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and perhaps an answered prayer request, too.

Memorare to Our Lady of Guadalupe

  Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, that in thy celestial apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, thou didst promise to show thy compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting thee, seek thy help and call upon thee in their necessities and afflictions.

  Thou didst promise to hearken to our supplications, to dry our tears and to give us consolation and relief. Never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, either for the common welfare, or in personal anxieties, was left unaided.

  Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Mary, ever Virgin Mother of the True God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves in thy august presence, certain that thou wilt deign to fulfill thy merciful promises. We are full of hope that, standing beneath thy shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor need we fear illness, or misfortune, or any other sorrow.

  Thou hast decided to remain with us through thy admirable image, thou who art our Mother, our health and our life. Placing ourselves beneath thy maternal gaze and having recourse to thee in all our necessities we need do nothing more.  O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us.  Amen.

  [Mention and reflect on your prayer petition(s) here]

(Offer an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a Glory Be in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe)


** To learn more about the Mexican apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the miraculous image, click here. **