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HOLY FAMILY

CATHOLIC CHURCH
830 Main Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 26, 2015

MASS SCHEDULE
Monday Saturday

7:15AM

Saturday Vigil

5:00PM

Sunday

8:30AM, 11:00AM, 7:00PM

1st Sunday Samoan Mass

4:00PM

3rd Sunday Pohnpeian Mass

3:00PM

CONFESSIONS
Saturday
and after daily Masses

4:00 4:45PM

BENEDICTION
First Friday of the Month after Mass

BAPTISM AND MARRIAGE


Please contact Fr. Sebastian
Phone: (808) 422-1135 or
Mrs. Malins (808) 423-9611 ext.302
Email: HFC830@gmail.com or
Sebchacko@hawaii.rr.com
Certificates ~ For all certificates a
written application is necessary. Send by
post or email with your address, or hand
over personally.

WEBSITES
http://holyfamilyhonolulu.org
http://hfcahawaii.org
http://catholic.com
http://catholic.org
Hictv.com & Cable133.3
Catholictv.com

Pastors Corner
Our Scripture Readings today, are reflections of the
affirmative and grateful experiences of the Apostles and
the Disciples. They were so grateful to Christ, that they
were ready to lay down their lives for Him, as He had laid
down His Life for them.
At first, they were a skeptical lot, not really understanding
or believing in the Resurrection of Christ. However, after
repeated appearances and convincing arguments and even
a few miracles by Jesus, they turned out to be great in
preaching and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
They preached that only through belief in Jesus Christ that
any person could be saved. They thanked God for the
privilege they had obtained in becoming his followers.
Slowly but surely, they also realized that just as Jesus had
laid down His life, they too were called to do so in their
complete belief and surrender to Jesus.
In the Gospel Jesus says that He is the Good Shepherd.
Please read well the article on page 3 and reflect on all the
questions and points that are suggested for you to
consider. Like the Apostles, let us realize and be convinced
of the salvific role of Christ in the events of our daily lives.
Being thankful for all that we are and have will make us
listen more attentively to the call of the Good Shepherd.

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD


FOR HE IS GOOD
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SAINT OF THE WEEK


SAINT CATHERINE OF SWEDEN

St. Louis de Monfort


(1673-1716), Founded the Congregations of
The Sisters of Wisdom and Company of Mary,
Feast Day April 28
Mary is the fruitful Virgin, and in all the souls in which
she comes to dwell she causes to flourish purity of heart
and body, rightness of intention and abundance of good
works. Do not imagine that Mary, the most fruitful of
creatures who gave birth to a God, remains barren in a
faithful soul. It will be she who makes the soul live
incessantly for Jesus Christ, and will make Jesus live in
the soul (True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin).

In his preaching, which attracted thousands


of people back to the Catholic faith, Louis
recommended frequent, even daily, Holy
Communion and imitation of the Virgin
Mary's ongoing acceptance of God's will for
her life. Louis's genuine devotion to Mary, the
mother of Jesus and mother of the Church,
gave fruit to his personal motto Totus tuus
(completely yours); in 1978 newly elected
Pope John Paul II, chose it as his episcopal
motto.
2015. Reprinted with permission of Franciscan Media. To read more about these
saints, visit their website http://www.americancatholic.org/features/saintofday/,
or get daily inspiration from the saints everywhere you go by downloading the
Saint of the Day APP for your iPhone, iPad or android device.

OUR WEEKLY OFFERINGS


March 15, 2015
Thank you for your generous
contribution for the past weekend.
5:00 PM
$ 765.70
8:30 AM
$2,711.00
11:00 AM
$1,269.12
7:00 PM
$1,735.08
Funeral
$ 250.00
Rice Bowl(additional)$ 555.59
GRAND TOTAL
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$7,186.49

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. The Confirmation Youth will have their
Retreat at Kokokahi this week-end. We
pray for them and wish them all Gods
blessings. We thank Merlene Jose and the
Spiritual Team for their hard work in
forming the Youth for the reception of the
Sacrament of Confirmation during the past
year.
2. Samoan HALLELUIAH Concert will be on
Sunday May 03. The Mass will be at 1.30
PM, followed by the Concert. All are
welcome.
3. The Flores de Mayo celebration will be
on Saturday May 16. The procession and
the Crowning of the Statue of Mary will
begin 15 minutes before the Mass at 5 PM.
We thank the Filipino Catholic Club in
anticipation for their Annual celebration in
honoring Mary. Food and Entertainment
will follow the Mass. All are welcome.
4. The Parish Council will meet on May 7 @
6.30 PM. All Parish Council members and
the Finance Committee are requested to be
present. The main topics are a) Report from
the Various Ministries. b) Flores de Mayo, c)
Father Sebastians sabbatical, d) Land
Purchase
5. Mahalo nui loa to the HOSPITALITY
Ministry for the excellent kokua for the
First Holy Communion Masses last Sunday.

Newcomers are encouraged to register with the parish


and are welcome to participate in all ministries and
activities. Request Registration Forms from the ushers.

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4 Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:8-12
Ps 118:1,8-9,2123,26,28-29
1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18
Monday April 27
Acts 11:1-18
Ps 42:2-3; 43:3-4
John 10:1-10
Tuesday April 28
Acts 11:19-26
Ps 87:1b-7
John 10:22-30
Wednesday April 29
St. Catherine of Siena
Acts 12:24 -- 13:5a
Ps 67:2-3,5,6,8
John 12:44-50
Thursday April 30
Acts 13:13-25
Ps 89:2-3,21-22,25,27
John 13:16-20

Jesus is our Good


Shepherd. We are
the sheep for whom
he has laid down
his life. He put everything aside for
our sake his human desire for an
easy life, the security and familiarity
of a home of his
own, his time, his
sleep, his tiredness, and his natural preference to avoid persecution,
torture and death.
We are the sheep who recognize our Shepherd's voice
and willingly follow him to
better pastures. We want
him to be our Good Shepherd. We want his protection,
his guidance, and his love.

Friday May 1
Acts 13:26-33
Ps 2:6-11ab
John 14:1-6

However, sometimes we forget to listen for his voice.


This usually happens when
life doesn't go as planned,
the way we want it to. In frusSaturday May 2
tration and fear, we assume
Acts 13:44-52
that Jesus has left the
Ps 98:1,2-3ab,3cd-4
sheepfold. We think he's
John 14:7-14
gone after the lost sheep and
left us behind to fend for ourselves, and oh no! this is surely when the wolves
attack! Doesn't he realize that? How could he do this
to us if he really cares as much about us as he says
he does? Why is he more concerned about the sheep
who strayed than he is about us who are good sheep?
However, no matter how busy Jesus gets and no matter how far he has to go to rescue lost sheep, he never
leaves our side. He is always with us. When the path
of life takes us to dead ends or dangerous cliffs, it's

not because he's


abandoned us. The
pain we feel is his
shepherd's staff tapping and prodding
us to get us to move
in a different direction, and we just
haven't understood.
We don't want to go
in that other direction. We like the familiarity of this old
pasture. We're getting annoyed at the
tap-tap-tapping of the staff on our
heads. And we won't discover the
blessing of this discipline until we
turn again to Jesus with eyes of trust
and ears that are attentive to everything he says, even if at first we
don't like what he's saying.

Reflect & Discuss:


1. In what areas of your life do you
feel lost and alone or abandoned?
2. What activities can you do that
will restore your vision and your
hearing so you can recognize
the presence of your Good
Shepherd?
3. Name some of the ways that the
Good Shepherd's voice calls out
to us.
4. Share the story of a time when
Jesus prodded you but at first
you didn't realize it was him.
When did something feel painful
until you realized that you were
going in the wrong direction?
What helped you recognize the
voice and the staff of the Good
Shepherd?

2015 by Terry Modica Catholic Digital Resources: catholicdr.com Reprinted by


license. To receive Good News Reflections free daily by email, visit Good News Ministries:
gnm.org

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HFCA NEWS

Holy Family Catholic Academy Second Grade Celebrants receive First Holy Communion
Forty-five students from Holy Family Catholic Academy join Fr. Sebastian for a group photo following the
celebration of their First Eucharist on Sunday, April 19th at the 8:30AM Mass. The children expressed their
joy with bright smiles as they were Welcomed to the Family and received an overflow of support from their
teachers, family, and friends who together with Holy Familys parishioners witnessed this much anticipated
occasion in their lives.
A photo of the Parish First Communicants will be published in the next Bulletin. There were 17 Children from
the Parish who received First Holy Communion.

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