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  • Homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    October 08, 2017

    Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A[Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Papaikou; St. Anthony Church, Papaaloa] A new lease on life! That is a phrase we use to describe a change for the better in our lives, usually after we have been through some crisis or recovered from some accident or illness.  It indicates that we finally realize that life does not ultimately belong to us, that it belongs to God, and that this newfound disco...

  • 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...

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