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, July 2, 2011

First Saturday Parish Rosary at St. Anthony's Church, 7/2/2011

My large Rosa Mystica statue and the Blessed Mother's sacred relics make their monthly
visit to St. Anthony of Padua Church (Kailua) for the First Saturday Rosary

Today, the first Saturday of July, also happened to be the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary... so it was especially appropriate that we honored the Blessed Mother with a 'bouquet' of spiritual roses, via our monthly parish rosary. A small group of parishioners participated in this month's Rosary Prayer, which we offered up for various prayer intentions that included increased vocations in our Diocese, and greater devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.

St. Anthony Parishioners praying the rosary on Our Lady's Feast Day... one of the women thoughtfully gifted the Blessed Virgin with a small bouquet of fragrant pikake flowers

I'd also like to send out a special, heartfelt 'MAHALO' to a young friend of mine named, 'Jessie'...  she's been regularly participating in the First Saturday Rosary since it began in Octobor 2010, but she'll be relocating with her family to the US mainland in a few days. Her bright smile and youthful enthusiasm for the rosary was refreshing and always a joy to see. I wish Jessie and her family the Lord's blessings and Our Lady's protection in all their future endeavors - Jessie and her mother will be missed.

My friend, Jessie, holding a small Guadalupe statue that I gave her as a farewell gift...
in return, she surprised me with a gift of her own - a picture of Mary that she drew

For our Kailua neighbors out there (or anyone else who's interested)... the next First Saturday Rosary will be on 8/6/2011 at 4:30pm. The regularly scheduled Vigil Mass will follow at 5:00pm in the main church.  We'd love to have you join us!

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