Wednesday, July 22, 2009

YEAR FOR PRIESTS - Catholic Hawaii - Mass on St. John Vianney's Feast Day

St. John Vianney

The following is from Serra Club of Honolulu

150th Anniversary of the Feast Day of St. John Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests.
To my active Catholic friends and lay leaders,
The following is self explanatory. Please Mark your calendars to join us... you may like to email me back your spiritual bouquet and pledges and also collect more pledges from your parish / lay ministries for Year For Priests.

As each of us is "King, prophet and priest" we need to initiate and be active for the Body of Christ. Serra Club of Honolulu recognizes that we are all busy people and yet our synergy for our Church leaders will help to strengthen us for the work we have to do in spreading the gospel.

Thank you in advance.
Lleander Jung
Serra Club of Honolulu

Web link A
Introduction to Indulgences

Web link B
Special Indulgence for the Year for Priests, Decree, Apostolic Penitentiary

All Catholics (both laity, consecrated clergy and religious) are invited to a Celebration of the Year For Priests as declared by Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI beginning June 19 2009 to June 19, 2010.

We would like to begin by inviting as many priests and laity as possible to take advantage of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI offer of Plenary Indulgences for the 150th Anniversary of the Feast Day of St. John Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests.

On Aug. 4th, Plenary Indulgences will be given to the laity for prayerful participation at Holy Mass, Confessions and devout prayers & good works in accordance with the intentions of the pontiff.

Plenary Indulgences will also be given to priests who will offer Holy Mass, avail themselves to sacramental confessions of the faithful, recite the Lauds or Vespers before the Blessed Sacrament exposed or replaced in the tabernacle

This invitation is to all priests and the faithful to come together in prayerful celebration of the Year For Priests.

PLACE ~ Blessed Sacrament Church
2124 Pauoa Rd Honolulu, HI 96813-1568
DATE ~ Tuesday, August 4 th, 2009 Feast of St. John Vianney
TIME ~ 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Adoration & Benediction, Prayers for Priests, Sacramental Confession. Confessors welcomed)
~ 6:30 p.m. Holy Mass (Main Celebrant Fr. Peter Dumag) Concelebrants welcomed.
~ Social and Refreshments after mass.

Spiritual Bouquet ~ We are inviting you to make a list of masses, rosaries, and other devotions offered for priests for this year. You may present your spiritual bouquet for priests and seminarians who will be present at this event.

Partial Indulgence is granted to all the faithful within this year every time they devoutly recite five Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glorias, or another expressly approved prayer, in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to obtain that priests be preserved in purity and holiness of life.

We encourage all active lay ministries to participate. Please contact Lleander Jung by email

Serra Club of Honolulu encourage all parishes to celebrate Priesthood Sunday on October 30th with your own activities. Our Mission is to foster, affirm and promote vocations to ministry in the Catholic Church. Please enquire about joining us and also visit the website

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Andy McNutt said...

Amen. We join the Serrans in promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Thank you for your post, and thank God for St. John Vianney!

Best Regards,

Andy McNutt

EC Gefroh said...

Mahalo Andy.