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HOLY FAMILY

CATHOLIC CHURCH
830 Main Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

June 7, 2015

PASTOR’S CORNER
Father Sebastian

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

The month of May was dedicated to Mary, the Mother of
Jesus. June is the month we dedicate to the Sacred
Heart of Jesus. We will celebrate the Feast of the
Sacred Heart on Friday, June 12, 2015. After
Communion we shall recite together the Act of
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The Feast we celebrate this week-end, is that of the
Body and Blood of Christ. It used to be known as
CORPUS CHRISTI. This Feast follows the celebration of
the Holy Trinity. Christ is visible and tangible for us
human beings. Hence we celebrate it, whenever we
meet, in accordance with His Command.

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
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The Breaking of the Bread, the celebration of
Communion, or the Eucharist are central to the Catholic
Faith. For the Jews, the Passover and the Feast of the
Unleavened Bread was the Central Celebration of their
Liturgical Calendar. For Catholics, we provide for the
Breaking of the Bread each day, so our days are
centered on the Body and Blood of Christ.
Our First Reading explains the celebration in the Old
Testament. It consisted of the sacrifice of young bulls
and the using of their blood during the proclamation of
the Covenant.
In the Second Reading, we are reminded of the salvific
consequences of the celebration of the Body and Blood
of Christ. Saint Mark in the Gospel this week-end,
explains the facts and meaning of the Breaking of the
Bread and what Jesus did to replace the old covenant
with the New Covenant. May the Body and Blood of
Christ nourish us and sustain us.

HE TOOK BREAD AND GAVE TO THEM
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SAINT OF THE WEEK
SAINT CATHERINE OF SWEDEN

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Feast of the Sacred Heart.
We will celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart on
Friday June 12th. There will be special Mass of
Healing at 6.30 PM

Saint Anthony Mary Gianelli
(1789-1846),
Bishop, Feast Day June 7
“When something turns out not very well or even

badly, do not be disturbed nor think it a real evil; but
be humble before God and be confident that from it
He will draw some good.”

St. Anthony grew up in a poor but pious
family in a small farming village. His
mother taught catechism, and his father
was known as a generous peace-maker
in the town. Anthony was such a
promising student that the owner of his
family farm paid for his seminary
education. He became Bishop of Bibbio
in 1838.
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OUR WEEKLY OFFERINGS
March 15, 2015
Thank you for your generous
contribution for the past weekend.
5:00 PM
8:30 AM
11:00 AM
7:00 PM
Class of 2015
GRAND TOTAL
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$1,198.17
$1,987.79
$1,317.10
$1,104.50
$1,000.00
$6,608.36

Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism will be administered
on June 21st after the 8.30 Mass. Classes will be
conducted on June 14th after the 8.30 Masses.
Parents and God-parents are expected to attend
both the Masses on June 14 and June 21. Please
contact Father Sebastian for further details. For
Baptisms during Father Sebastian’s absence,
please contact Mrs Chris Malins at 423-9611
Sabbatical
Father Sebastian will leave for his ‘sabbatical’ on
June 23rd. He will return on October 8th after the
completion of a three-month course in Bangalore
India. You may contact Father on his email ID
sebchacko@hawaii.rr.com
Graduation for HFCA and ELC
Graduation Ceremony of 43 Students were held
on Thursday May 28, for the Class of 2015. We
thank the Students and parents for the gift of
$1000.00 to the Church.
The ELC Graduations for 31 Children were held
on June 2.
Both the Academy and ELC for the Academic Year
is over. Classes for the next Year will begin on
August 4, 2015

Newcomers are encouraged to register with the parish
and are welcome to participate in all ministries and
activities. Request Registration Forms from the ushers.

Corpus Christi Sunday
Exodus 24:3-8
Ps 116:12-13, 15-18
Hebrews 9:11-15
Mark 14:12-16,22-26
Monday June 8
2 Corinthians 1:1-7
Ps 34:2-9
Matthew 5:1-12
Tuesday June 9
2 Corinthians 1:18-22
Ps 119:129-133,135
Matthew 5:13-16
Wednesday June 10
2 Corinthians 3:4-11
Ps 99:5-9
Matthew 5:17-19
Thursday June 11
St. Barnabas
Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3
Ps 98:1-6
Matthew 5:20-26
Friday June 12
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Hosea 11:1,3-4,8c-9
Isaiah 12:2-6
Ephesians 3:8-12,14-19
John 19:31-37
Saturday June 13
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Ps 103:1-2,3-4,9-10,11-12
Luke 2:41-51

Today's
readings
speak to us about the
value of the Eucharist: "the blood of the
covenant" and "the
cup of salvation".
What does the Eucharist mean to you?
Christ came to earth to serve
us as our high priest. Unlike
the Jewish priests of the Old
Testament, who atoned for
the people's sins with the
blood of goats and calves,
Jesus absolved our sins with
his own blood. He said: "This
is my blood of the covenant,
shed for many." This is the
new covenant. With it he
achieved what no other high
priest could do: He obtained
for us eternal redemption.
Only the blood of God himself could accomplish this,
because no matter how good
our intentions are, and no
matter how holy a priest
might be, we all fall back into
sin again and again. Only
Jesus, the perfectly holy
human whose divinity conquered death, could open
the doors to eternal life.

rible price that Jesus
paid when he died for
us. To avoid his presence in the Sacrament
of Confession because it makes us feel
uncomfortable is highly disrespectful of the
suffering that he endured for us.
If we accept the ongoing atonement provided for us in
the Eucharist without accepting the
need to repent of any sin, we are
insulting Jesus while denying ourselves an opportunity to let him save
us that sin.
The Most Holy Body and Blood of
Jesus Christ has the power to "transubstantiate" us into his likeness.
We should always leave Mass different than when we arrived. This is
God's plan! His work as our high
priest isn't yet finished.

Reflect & Discuss:
1. What sins have been most difficult for you to overcome?
2. Why? Who or what is replacing
Jesus as the god you imitate?
3. What will you do this week to
give Jesus the opportunity to
save you from these sins?

Jesus paid a very high price to atone for our sins.
What if we come to Mass with unrepented sins? We
know we've done wrong, yet our desire to avoid the
hard work and humility of changing is larger than our
desire to let Jesus transform us. It's larger than our
desire to enjoy all the benefits of the Eucharist.

4. How did you learn that the consecrated bread and wine at
Mass are truly the real Body and
Blood of Christ? What makes
you sure of it today?

To receive his body and blood in the Eucharist without
letting it atone for our sins is to snub and reject the ter-

5. How does this affect your attitude about your sins?

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A photo of the Confirmandi (dressed white), their Instructors and assistants with Father Gary Secor on Pentecost
Sunday.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

I give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, my person and my life, my
actions pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being other than
to honor, love and glorify the Sacred Heart. This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to
do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing
to Him. I therefore take You, O Sacred Heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my love,
my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults
of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.
Be then, O Heart of Goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes
of His righteous anger. O heart of Love, I put all my confidence in You, for fear everything from my
wickedness and frailty, but hope for all things from Your goodness and bounty. Remove from me all that
can displease you or resist your Holy Will; let your pure love imprint Your image so deeply upon my
heart, that I shall never be able to forget You or to be separated from you. AMEN

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COME TO ME
ALL WHO LABOR
AND ARE
BURDENED. AND
I WILL GIVE YOU
REST. Mathew 11:28