Friday, March 24, 2006

The Word from Honolulu

Departing for a moment from our coverage of today's public consistory, here's something from a source in Hawaii which some of you might enjoy:
On the second Sunday of Easter, Bishop Larry Silva will dedicate the Diocese of Honolulu to the Divine Mercy.

The dedication will take place during a ceremony and Mass starting at 2pm on April 23 at Star of the Sea Church in Honolulu.

Honolulu is believed to be the first diocese to dedicate itself to the Divine Mercy, according to Kathleen Keefe, director of the Divine Mercy apostolate in the archdiocese of New York.

Bishop Silva said in a Feb 21 letter to priests of the diocese that "I want to do this with one special intention in mind," he wrote, "an increase of local vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life in Hawaii."
Last August, Silva was ordained and installed in (an arena in) Honolulu by the now-Cardinal Levada, who wore a lei with his pallium.

As they say in the liturgical greeting out there, "Aloha, the Lord be with you...."

Three cheers for inculturation.