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  • Homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    September 17, 2017

    Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – September 16/17, 2017[Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Honolulu] I was angry, and I was right! That was the reality in my relationship with a particular person. Because of this, I found fault with almost everything he did. I took whatever opportunity I could to let others know that I was angry and I was right. I even decided to confront the person who had committed this offense against me, an...

  • Homily for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    September 10, 2017

    Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – September 9/10, 2017[St. Joseph Church, Makawao (Confirmation); Our Lady, Queen of Angels Church, Kula (Dedication of new altar)] When I asked some young people recently what are the biggest challenges they have to deal with, one of the things they mentioned was bullying.  Sometimes this is face-to-face, sometimes behind one’s back, and sometimes on the internet.  The q...

  • Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry SIlva
    August 27, 2017

    Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A[St. Michael Church, Waialua; SS. Peter & Paul Mission, Waimea] Who do you say that Jesus is?  Some say an ancient prophet.  And since there are many ancient prophets, some who genuinely spoke the word of God and some who were false prophets, those who see him only as an ancient prophet can decide for themselves what they want to believe about him and what they do not. Some say Jesus ...

  • Homily for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    August 20, 2017

    Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – August 19/20, 2017 [St. John the Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani (with Marriage Convalidations)St. Roch Church, Kahuku (Parish Centennial)St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi (Spanish Mass)] Sometimes when we approach the God who has willfully made himself our servant, we are tempted to approach him as his masters.  If God wants to work miracles for us, then we may be tempted to...

  • Homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    August 13, 2017

    Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A[Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu; St. Philomena Church, Kalaupapa] If someone asks for the ability to step out of a boat in the middle of a storm and to walk on the water, and then actually does so, I am not sure I would call him a man of little faith!  That was a bold thing Peter did, trusting that it was indeed the Lord who was there outside the boat and not a ghost, as the ot...

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