Mary, Star of the Sea Church “Malia¸ Hōkū O Ke Kai”

An Ancient Prayer to Mary, Star of the Sea: Star of the stormy Sea of my mortal life,
May your light shine on me so that I do not stray from the path that leads me to Heaven. Amen.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church
“Malia¸ Hōkū O Ke Kai”
4470 Aliikoa Street, Honolulu, HI 96821
Tel. 734-0396 /Message Center: 735-6017
Fax:744-2008
November 23, 2014
Served by the
Congregation of the
Blessed Sacrament
Fathers & Brothers
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Visit Our New Parish Website: www.staroftheseahonolulu.com
PARISH CLERGY
Rev. Fr. Francisco De Los Reyes, SSS—Pastor
Rev. Fr. Wilbert Laroga, SSS—Parochial Vicar
Rev. Fr. Bob Stark, SSS—in Residence
Br. Buddy Yanzon, SSS
Jesus said
Deacon Andy Gerakas
Deacon Fernando Ona, MD
the Son of
SCHOOLS
STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL
Margaret Rufo—Interim Principal
4469 Malia Street
Honolulu, HI 96821
Tel. 734-0208 / Fax: 735-9790
EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Lisa Foster, Ed.D.—Director
4470 Aliikoa St, Suite 100
Honolulu HI 96821
Tel. 734-3840/Fax: 732-1738
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
Ted Jung
Brenda Cutwright
Jeff Niebling
Julie Higashiguchi
Tom Fitzgerald
OFFICE STAFF
Anne Hung—Office Administrator
Sarah Bryant—Secretary
Gordon Mattos—Bulletin Editor;
Music/Funeral/Wedding Coordinator
Visitacion Salinas—Housekeeper
Lance Klock—Facility Manager
to his disciples: “When
Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him, he
will sit upon his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be
assembled before him. And he will
separate them one from another,
as a shepherd separates the sheep
from goats. He will place the
sheep on his right and the goats
on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right,
‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was
thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you
welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared
for me, in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous
will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry
and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we
see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe
you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you,
whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you
did for me.’
(MATTHEW 25:31-46)
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of Star of the Sea Parish is to give love, direction and support to all members of our community
as we seek ways to follow Christ in our quest for eternal life. The Parish believes that it must evangelize,
exclude none, communicate openly, show compassion and mercy to all, and follow Mary, our Star (HOKU), as
she leads us in our mission.
November 23, 2014
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Kenosis - Parish Financial Report
My dear sisters and brothers,
A BLESSED FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING!
Jesus, our King, came to serve and not to be served! This kind of kingship is in total contrast with
rulers who let their authority felt by others, manipulate, control, subjugate, use and destroy even
those under their reign out of pride and selfishness. By emptying Himself (kenosis), Jesus
destroyed sin and death that with Him, we may inherit the kingdom as heirs with Him, prepared
since the beginning of creation.
I gave you an example that you also may wash each other’s feet, as He tells us in John’s gospel.
The gospel we have this Sunday provides us with some concrete actions we can do in following the
model of serving others as Jesus wants us do. There are other ways to express in living out our
being stewards of God’s resources to build His kingdom in this world which in many respect is in a
big mess.
At the Diocesan level, our Bishop wants parishes to assist in drawing up the Pastoral Plan of the
Diocese. In our initial meeting for our parish pastoral planning held last November 8, we came up
with three priorities that we are proposing to Bishop Larry. These are Youth and Young Adult
Programs, Leadership Development of Clergy, Lay Staff and Volunteers and Faith Formation.
As regards our parish, we didn’t finish our discussions yet. Our excellent facilitator, Jim Walsh,
have provided us with the initial results of the workshops we had and our next meeting will be in
January next year. I am very excited to see the final result of our pastoral planning so that we can
set the direction of our parish for the next five years. I understand that ahead of us are big
challenges, but our Lord Jesus is much bigger than any issues and concerns we are faced with in
life and as a parish. We have to continue maximizing the resources He has given us because these
are meant to empower us to build His Kingdom of love, justice, truth and peace specifically in our
parish.
And talking of resources, not only human, but also financial resources, as stewards of our generous
Lord, you will find in our bulletin the financial report of our last year’s operation – fiscal year 2013
-2014. Be reminded that here in our Diocese, the fiscal year begins on July 1st ending June 30th of
the following year. It is a bit delayed and I apologized for it.
We are financially healthy last year with an increase in cash flow and savings. We have a net operating income of $107,755.00. Our loan payable to the Diocese is down to $490,699. Supplies and
other services went up due to office-wide computer upgrade, hosting of celebrations in the parish
to strengthen and deepen our being a Eucharistic family, switching to LED lights on campus,
beautification of the statue of Our Blessed Mother fronting the parish center, financial assistance to
our newly-formed Angel’s Youth Choir and other expenses. The facility repairs and maintenance
expense was down to postponement of scheduled repair projects because of delay in the arrival of
supplies and time needed in negotiating the contracts.
I want to express here my deepest appreciation for the continuing commitment and support you are
giving to our parish as stewards of God, as sisters and brothers of our Lord Jesus.
Praying for you always especially in the Eucharist and daily adoration.
In our Bread of Life,
Fr. Frankie, SSS, Pastor
November 23, 2014
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Kenosis - Parish Financial Report
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November 23, 2014
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
SOS School News, Christmas Rummage, Art, Craft & Food Sale
From Mauka to Makai:
STEM Based Program Inspires
our Middle School Students
Inspiring students to explore the natural world
is central to the practice of middle school science
teacher Ms. Veresan. On Thursday, October 30,
students in grades 6-8 enjoyed a day of outdoor
science learning as the mauka component of a
program called From Mauka to Makai: Understanding
Climate Change Impacts in the Ahupua’a. Students
investigated forest ecology and conducted a field
study of Makiki Stream, assessing biodiversity and
environmental conditions. They also learned about the
concept of biomimicry by engineering solar ovens.
The STEM-based program, a unique partnership with the Hawaii Nature Center, will also include
a makai field study in February and original environmental service projects in the spring.
Fourth Grade Career Day
Our children are our future and Star of the Sea School is proud to
feature tomorrow’s pastors, doctors, astronauts, chefs, architects,
pilots and many more aspirations.
Career Day 2014 was hosted by our fourth grade students on
October 29. English teacher Mrs. Young guided her students as
they researched their careers of choice. From 8:00-11:00am, the
students informed their Star of the Sea Ohana (including parents
and grandparents) about their future careers. Guests were
educated with polished oral presentations, poster boards, power
points, artifacts, and interactive activities, which accompanied
each project. It was a great time for all! Most importantly, it was a
time for our fourth graders to dream about and envision their
futures. Pictured is 4th grade student Kristen Chang.
Star of the Sea Seniors Annual
Christmas Art, Craft & Food Sale
Sunday, December 7, 2014
7:00 am – 1:00 pm, Social Hall Lanai
Unique handcrafted Christmas decorations, crafts & gift items.
And Delicious Homemade & Vendor-made Breads, Cookies, Jellies, etc.
Also Shop Early for Christmas at Our
Christmas Rummage Sale in the
Parish Social Hall on Saturday, Dec. 6th
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
November 23, 2014
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Rel. Ed. Upcoming Event, Prayer Meeting, Healing Mass, CCHD Collection
Religious Education Upcoming Event
1. The next Baptism preparation classes will be held
on Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20, 2014.
Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, November 23,
2014 at the 10:15 am Mass. Classes are held from
7 to 8:30 pm for parents, who are requested to
attend all three classes, in the PLC Meeting Room.
Please contact the rectory at 734-0396 or Darlene
Ah Yo at 349-2009, for more information. NOTE:
No classes in December. Next classes will be held
in January 2015, dates to be announced.
"Do You or a Family member/friend need
HEALING of some kind? Then...
...Don't miss the HEALING MASS
on Saturday, November 22!”
9:30 a.m. "Praise & Worship"...Open our
hearts to Receive God 's Healing
10:00 a.m. Healing Mass, with Anointing of
the Sick & the Laying on of Hands
Star of the Sea Church
Charismatic Prayer Group
Invites You To Renew Your
Faith! Come & Give Glory to
Our Lord Jesus Christ through
Uplifting Songs of Praise
& Worship! Thanking HIM for
Your Blessings & Lifting Up
Your Prayer Intentions.
Feel the Presence of the Holy
Spirit, and God’s Love, Mercy,
Hope & JOY! FRIDAY,
NOVEMBER 28, 6:30 PM
in the Church
(November 14th & 28th, December 12th &
26th, 2014, 2nd & 4th Fridays @ month)
Celebrated by Fr. Frankie, Fr. Wil, and Fr. Pat
Fanning (Co-Spiritual Director of HCCRS.)
"Heal me, Oh Lord, and I Shall be Healed; Save me,
and I Shall be Saved: For Though art my
Praise!..Jeremiah 17:14"
“Faith today must be personalized:
expressed, prayed and shared.
It is an event, a meeting,”
L.J. Cardinal Suenens
The Collection for the Catholic Campaign
for Human Development (CCHD)
provides funding for groups that make
lasting change and uplift the poor in the
United States. CCHD grants improve
education, support economic development,
and help communities provide housing in
low-income neighborhoods.
Help us
continue to defend human dignity and aid
those living on the margins of society.
Please give to the CCHD collection.
Mahalo for your donation.
The Raising of Jairus’ Daughter
George Percy Jacomb-Hood
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November 23, 2014
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Please Pray For
Church Calendar
Friday, November 21, 2014
7:30 pm New Choirs Practice, Social hall
Saturday, November 22, 2014
7:30 am & 10:00 am Healing Mass w/ Anointing of the Sick & Laying on of Hands
5:30 pm Mass, followed by Eucharistic Procession, then Adoration & concluding
with Benediction at 9:00 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
9:15 am CCD Classes for grades K-8 in the school classrooms.
10:15 am Mass Youth/Confirmation Class meets for Mass, and continues after
Mass in the 2nd flr. Mtg. room in the Parish Ctr.
Monday, November 24, 2014
9:00 am Sr. Arts & Crafts, 2nd floor meeting room, Parish Center
10:00 am Sr. sponsoring a talk about “Attention Plus”, 2nd flr., Parish Center
7:00 pm Catholic Way Bible Study, 2nd flr. Mtg. room, Parish Center
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
10:00 am Bible Study, PLC Meeting Room
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday
7:15-8:30 am Feed Breakfast to the Homeless at the Next Step Shelter, Pier One
9:00 am Mass only. Parish offices closed
Friday, November 28, 2014
6:30 pm Charismatic Prayer Meeting, Church
7:30 pm New Choirs Practice, Social hall
Saturday, November 29, 2014
7:30 am & 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - First Sunday of Advent
NO CCD Classes for grades K-8 and NO Youth/Confirmation Class
CONNIE ADAMS
HELEN ARAGAKI
CHRISSY ZBIN CADONA
SR. THERESA CHOW
OLYMPIA CHUN
LEAH DRURY
SEIKO HATANAKA
FRANCIS KEALA
SUSAN LEE
B JAY LUKE
WINIFRED LUM
TERESINA MITCHELL
OLIVE NASCIMENTO
SANDRA PARK
RAYMOND POON
LINDA REGO
GUADALUPE REYES
TERRY ROGERS
WANDA SAFFERY
MAILE SANDOVAL
DIANE SHERMAN
LINDA STARR
CINDY TANAKA
MILDRED WILBERTS
CHARLES WILLIAMS
MARY YOUNG
PEGGY DAU+
OUR SICK
DARREN ALBANO
MARIA BALLESTEROS
SHARON GORDON-CHANG
HARVEY CHOY
KANANI DONAHUE
IRENE FREITAS
WILLY HOSE
HERBERT LEE
BECKY LEONG
LIZZY LUM
COOKIE MALDONADO
PETER MUI
SHARI NONAKA
ZACHARY ALBANO PIROS
FLORENCE PUANA
NEVA REGO
JACQUI RICHEY
HILDA RUFF
ART SALDANIA
GLEN SHERMAN
SKYLAR SOARES
CHARLES SYLVESTER
GWEN TORRES
CARON WILBERTS
CHING WONG
JOE ZBIN
OUR DECEASED
GERALDINE SIMPSON+
Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself
among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it
was cloudy and dark. I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD. The lost I will seek
out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy,
shepherding them rightly. As for you, my sheep, says the Lord GOD, I will judge between one sheep and another, between
rams and goats.
(EZEKIEL 34:11-12,15-17)
Brothers and sisters: Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death
came through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man. For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all
be brought to life, but each one in proper order: Christ the firstfruits; then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ; then
comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every
authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is
death. When everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to the one who subjected everything
to him, so that God may be all in all.
SUNDAY SCRIPTURE READINGS:
(1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-26, 28)
FIRST READING: EZEKIEL 34:11-12, 15-17 –
Today’s reading follows the prophet’s stinging words of
indictment against the leaders of Israel who had failed in
their responsibility for God’s people. These leaders were
focused on their own political agenda and personal gain;
the Lord, in contrast, is a good shepherd.
SECOND READING: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-26,
28 – Paul presents a powerful picture of Christ as Lord.
Christ is presented as the ruler to who every other power
and authority must eventually give way.
GOSPEL: MATTHEW 25:31-46 – A description of
the last judgment where God’s people are judged
according to how well they followed Christ in
demonstrating compassion and love in their lives.
Prayer Hotline
Our Church’s Prayer Hotline is here for you. Don’t hesitate to call
when you or someone you love needs prayer. We care.
Beverly @ 734-5751 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Yvonne @ 396-3411 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Mon., Wed., Fri.)
STEWARDSHIP
for the week of:
Saturday
Sunday
5:30 pm
6:30 am
8:15 am
10:15 am
11:45 am
5:30 pm
Sunday Offering Total(A)
St. Theresa/St. Joseph
Donations
Novena
All Souls’ Day
Grand Total:
Campaign for Human Dev.
Offerings from 11/18/2013A
NOVEMBER
16, 2014
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
1,745.00
1,734.00
1,432.00
1,462.00
1,089.00
1,240.18
8,702.18
2.00
15.06
82.00
155.00
8,956.24
90.00
7,944.30
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