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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.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Speaking Presentation & Pilgrim Visitation, 6/27/2012: St. Anne's Church, Kaneohe


 
My Rosa Mystica pilgrim statue surrounded by Holy Relics and free devotional items,
while parishioners from St. Anne's Church looked on with interest and devotion

Last night, I was invited by the RCIA  leaders at  St. Anne's Church in  neighboring  Kaneohe to conduct a Saints and Holy Relics Presentation for their recently baptized catachumens.  A special request was made to this lay-ministry to have the relics of St. Padre Pio, the Blessed Martyrs of Nowogrodek, and Our Lady's clothing relic to be a part of the presentation... but I also discussed the lives of St. Bernadette of LourdesBl. Pope John Paul II, and Bl. Margaret of Castello, while displaying their Sacred Relics for the group to view, too.

The presentation went very well and I was encouraged by the positive feedback received from several of the audience members after the presentation concluded.  A couple even shared about how the talk brought back happy memories of St. Damien of Molokai's Canonization in Rome, which they attended with 600+ pilgrims from Hawaii;  it was a joy to hear about their experience of being present at an actual Canonization event.  The look of excitement in their faces as they related their story was priceless!

Audience members taking a closer look at the Holy
Relics on the makeshift display altar

... so a special, heartfelt Mahalo goes out to the RCIA group at St. Anne's... for their invitation, hospitality, and their enthusiastic interest in the Saints and Blesseds.  Hallelujah!

2 comments:

  1. Do you know if Joe Terry comes there ?

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    1. Sorry, but I don't know a Joe Terry. This speaking presentation I did for St. Anne Church's RCIA group was done back in 2012 and I haven't been back to that group since.

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