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Sacrament of Matrimony: The proper and required preparation for this Sacranrent is extensive. The titne frame is at least six (6) rnonths. Couples are asl<ed to attend an Engagecl Eucounter Weekend irr prepat'atiott ancl conrplete Stilte and Church paperworl<. Do not set a date or print invita[ions for your m;rrriage until aftcr you have spol<en with a priest.

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Mass lntention Parishioners, Visitors, and Friends ofSts. Peter and Paul Thanksgiving for Desilva & Nakanelua Ohana

Celebrant Fr. Khanh Fr'. Sieg

+Theresia Tan

Fr. Khanlr

People of Hawaii Benny Canal

Fr. Khanh

Dear Parishioners, Visitors and Friends,

of Easter. This Sunday, the Gospet continues Jesus's postresurrection appearance to two of his disciptes as they were watking 10 miles from Jerusatem to

Today we celebrate the Third Sunday

Emmaus and how the Lord was made known in the breaking of bread.

to them

(Lk za:13 & 3s)

Fr. Sieg

time iesus appeared to his disciptes after He was raised from the dead, he woutd give them comfort and reassurance by wishing them peace. Jesus spoke of His peace often, the "peace the world cannot give", he says, "l give it to you." (John t+: zz) We respond to the Risen Lord by tatking to people about him and by bringing peace to our world by Each

Fr. Khanh

+Harry Boer + Constancia Belandres

Fr. Khanh Fr. Sieg Fr. Sieg

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+Sam

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Margaret Vincze IBD)

Fr. Khanh

+Uut Ben

Fr. Khanh

working for justice and [ove.

Fr. Sieg

+Connie Spann +Concepcion Feranil

Fr. Sieg Fr. Khanlr Fr. Khanh

Parishioners, Visitors, and Friends ofSts. Peter and Paul +Deceased members of the DeSilva & Nakanelua Ohana +Theresia Tan

Fr. Sreg

With the high speed of internet,

transportation and sophisticated technologies to expedite our everyday living, we may not futty appreciate the pain staking option the disciptes took to run away from att that happened in Jerusalem beginning with Patm Sunday.

Fr. Khanh

Fr. Sieg

Likewise the Journey'to Don Quijote across from our church that some of us take after Mass is not as painstaking if we take the precaution of using the

pedestrian crosswalk. We may be tempted

+ Grace and Felix Aguanta

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People of Hawaii +Angel Salas

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The church atso asks our driving parishioners and neighbors to exercise caution and good judgment in entering and exiting the church's parking lots in retation to on-coming traffic and/or pedestrians. Thank you for being law-abiding citizens for the safety of atl and for your continued understanding and cooperation in these important matters."

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Third Sunday Of Easter (B) Sharing of Our Wounds

Sts. Peter and Paul Church

April 15, 2018

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a Luke 24:35-48

The glorified Jesus is not easy for the apostles to recognize. There is a deep truth here. The Twelve are startled and terrified to see Jesus again. In fact, they even think they are seeing a ghost. Their fear and lack of faith makes it impossible to see him for who he is – their resurrected Savior. Before they can truly see, they need to first accept him and believe. And how does Jesus prove his identity to them? He shows them his wounds, the signs of his suffering and crucifixion. We often want to hide our wounds. We are ashamed of them and afraid of how others will react if they really knew. But Jesus, unashamed, shows his wounds and uses them as signs of who he is. There is a message for us here. We need to allow our brokenness to find fullness and resurrection in Christ. It is at that point that the love of God is perfected in us. First we need to acknowledge our wounds and not bury or hide them. Then we need to admit our need for healing. Finally, through prayer, confession, and help from those who love us, we allow Jesus’ redemptive love to wash over our wounds and give us renewal, rebirth, and healing. As a result, like Jesus, we will no longer be ashamed of our wounds, but rather we will share them as evidence of the power of Jesus Christ. —Fr. Mark Haydu, LC © 2018 Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO 63057-9999. Printed in USA. Imprimatur: “In accordance with CIC 827, permission to publish has been granted on August 2, 2017, by Most Rev. Mark S. Rivituso, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of St. Louis. Permission to publish is an indication that nothing contrary to Church teaching is contained in this work. It does not imply any endorsement of the opinions expressed in the publication; nor is any liability assumed by this permission.” No part of this work may be used in any form without the prior written permission of Liguori Publications. Scripture texts in this work are taken from New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. All Rights Reserved. To order Liguori Sunday Bulletins, call 800-325-9521, or visit Liguori.org.

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First Reading Acts 3:13 – 15, 17 – 19 Peter introduces a grace note in his sermon. He has already told the crowd that they handed over God’s servant to be killed, but now he calls them brothers (friends) and acknowledges that they acted in ignorance.

Second Reading 1 John 2:1 – 5 a They are to beware of the love of the world because if it possesses them, they will lose the sense that they belong to the Father, and that they are still His children.

Gospel Reading Luke 24:35 – 48 We do not like to wait. If it is raining, we are told to wait for a more perfect day for our picnic. We hate to have anything postponed. However, waiting serves an important purpose. It gives us time to mature into the person God would have us be.

Next Sunday’s Readings Acts 4:8—12 1 John 3:1—2 John 10:1—10


STEWARDSHIP

TIME – TALENT – TREASURE

TREASURE

This Week’s Events Apr. 15 –Apr. 21, 2018 M – Main Church, U–Upstairs Parish Conference Room, R – Reception room, B - Blue room, G - Green Room, C – Courtyard

Mahalo for your generous contributions and Faithful Stewardship. The Collections for April 7—8, 2018 are as follows:

Sunday April 15 3rd Sunday of Easter

Total: $ 12,593.39 Envelopes & Loose Collections Mass Intentions Baptism Electric & Votive Candles

6:15 am – Choir Practice (B) 6:15 am – Rosary (M) 10:15 am – RCIA Monday April 16

$ 9,738.09 202.00 125.00 1,232.30 Total: $ 11,297.39

6:30 pm – Charismatic Prayer Group (M) Tuesday

ENVELOPES IDENTIFIABLE UNIDENTIFIABLE

6:10 am 11:15 am 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

37% 63%

Building Fund Outreach Donation Courtyard Use donation Catholic Care Project Stained Glass Easter Good Friday Holy Thursday

$ 101.00 100.00 110.00 40.00 450.00 150.00 290.00 10.00 30.00 $ 1,281.00

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BUILDING FUND Next week’s Second Collection will be for the special projects to improve and care for the facilities we use each week. We are looking into repairing the leaks in the roof and your donations helps cover the installation of the Stained Glass windows.

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April 17

– Rosary (M) – Rosary (M) – Pastoral Council Meeting – Centering Prayer (U)

Wednesday

April 18

6:10 am – Rosary (M) 7:30 am – Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help (M)

11:15 am – Rosary (M) 1:00 pm – Legion of Mary, Queen of Peace (C) 5:30 pm – Pastoral Council Meeting 6:00 pm – RCIA (B) 6:30 pm – Scripture Study (R) Thursday

April 19

6:10 am – Rosary (M) 11:15 am – Rosary (M) 6:00 pm – Choir Practice (M)

Special Collections: Holy Land Catholic Relief Services

10.00 5.00

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15.00

April 20

6:10 am – Rosary (M) 7:40 am – Eucharistic Adoration/Sacred Heart Devotion 10:00 – 11:30 am – Confession and Spiritual Direction 1:15 – 2:45 pm Hawaii Foodbank CSFP 32 lb box

OPERATION RICE BOWL

distribution 10:45 am – Divine Mercy Devotion & Chaplet 5:45 am – Stations of the Cross Devotions (M) (resumes May 25th) Saturday April 21 St. Anselm, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

8:00 – 11:00 am – Cleaning Church (M) 11:15 am – Rosary 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Confessions (M)

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STEWARDSHIP TIME-TALENT- TREASURE

BE INFORMED GET INVOLVED

FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH is HAWAII FOODBANK 32LB BOX DISTRIBUTION (1:15 – 2:45 PM) Volunteers needed to greet recipients and pick up their their boxes. Please gather in the courtyard at 11:00 a.m. Our Parish Monthly Food Collection is April 21st & 22nd sponsored by our Parish Catholic Care Project. VOLUNTEERS needed for food sor(ng Monday, April 23rd Food pick up and delivery April 24th & 25th Through this ministry our parish serves the needs of our Kupuna, Ohana and those who come to our door, who are struggling with food insecurity. Our Parish Catholic Care Project relies heavily on donations from our parishioners. Only by your generosity are we able to help others in their time of need. Please prayerfully consider helping us feed the hungry! If you don’t have /me to shop… Visit our parish website at www.sspeterpaulhawaii.org Your donation to our Catholic Care Project will help to purchase the items to fill the brown bags. Do you know someone in our parish who would benefit from receiving a food bag to help them make ends meet? Please tell them to contact our Catholic Care Helpline (808) 941-0675 3

"There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit." (1 Cor 12: 4-7) These words of St. Paul are still true today. The Catholic Church provides the compassion of Christ in countless ways in the United States, including through health care institutions, schools and universities, charities and social service agencies and the work of individuals, parish communities and diocesan entities.

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Every April, child and youth serving organizations, including Catholic Dioceses, participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month to highlight the importance of protecting minors. We encourage you to participate with us throughout the month.

What You Can Do Find Out More—Contact your Diocese or Parish office to find out more about the Abuse Prevention Education and Comprehensive Safe Environment Program and training provided in your diocese. Become Involved—Participate in your diocese or parish Safe Environment Program. A key aspect of such programs is providing adequate supervision of children and educating adults to be aware of the signs of abuse and what to do in response. For more information see www.usccb


April Prayer Intentions from Pope Francis Universal: For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS 2018 WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS April 22, the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life? â&#x20AC;˘

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Charita Abelgas-Mabon Vanessa Alcova Loranzo Alota Becky Alota Darlene Amarosa Tony Bacani Michael Bartolome Ho Lun Big Olivia Mia Blake Maniko Brady Arthur Cababa Mwejo Capelle Wini Chow Matilda Correa Teresita M. Custodio Avon Czerwinski Regina Czerwinski Blanche DeConte George DeConte Shirley Dungo Tessie Dungo Blanche Hansen Joe Hansen Florence Henson Stanley Ho Robert K. F. Ho Shirlene Iwai Maria Elena Jencks Jack Jucewicz Christopher Jucewicz Charlene Lau Pat Low

Pray for priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead. Keep our parish priest in your prayers throughout the week.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY BAPTIZED

Mina Maculam Please pray for her and her family, that she may grow to be a faithful disciple of Jesus.

Please pray for those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 20th at 11:00 a.m. Mass

Please pray for the repose of the soul of +Odetta Doublet Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28th 4

Bona Macabre John M. Masunaga Thomas Mistysyn Robert Mistysyn Betty Ann Nault Patrice Nielsen Felicitas R. Noland Ray M. Olis Lourdes Olis Berry Oloday Maria Oloday Judy Orlando Nancy Pang Joannita Pangelinan Yvonne S. Pangelinan Ephrem Perez Josefina Perez Anella Rabauliman Bregida R. Reyes Oliver Shilling Myong Soon Sim Joseph Anthony Sullivan Dolores Suredam Lolita A. Sutton Edwin Tagura Yolanda Trejo Myrna Vallespin Ho Chun Wah Ho Shiu Yan Theresa Yu Janleen Maria


FAITH FORMATION Young Adults

RCIA: EVER ANCIENCT, EVER NEW

John 6:9-11 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?" Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted.

RCIA meets every Wednesday at 6:00 pm and Sundays after the 9 am mass. Easter is a time for those who were newly baptized and received, to grow in deepening their grasp of the Paschal mystery and in the making part of their lives through meditation on the Gospel, sharing in the Eucharist and doing the works of charity.

ʻAnoʻai Kākou, During the last Bible study, the first question that arose was, "What do the numbers in the Bible symbolize?" Our next passage we're going over is the famous miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousand with five loaves and two fish... but what do all these numbers represent, and how does any of this affect us today? Please sit down with us on Thursdays, to share and learn with us... Of course, we continue to have a variety of activities and times: * Tuesdays ESL (English as a Second Language): Practice English conversation Tuesdays 5-6 pm * Thursdays Bible Study: Young adults Bible study Thursdays 5-6 pm * Second Saturday Morning Church Cleaning: Once a month, just for a couple of hours, we help clean the church from 8.30 am We also do other things as well - please contact me if you're interested in joining efforts on serving: * Kakaʻako Family Shelter * Human Trafficking Victims Of course, there are also plenty of one-off projects, partnering community organizations, and social/spiritual activities with our fellow parishes, so please sign up (email/facebook) for notifications, and join whenever you can. Check out our facebook page: www.facebook.com/YoungAdultsMinistry.Honolulu

Easter isn’t a day…it’s the season. The liturgical season of Easter, the fifty days from the Sunday of the Resurrection to Pentecost Sunday are celebrated in joy and exultation as one of the feast day, one great Sunday. The Paschal Candle, a symbol of the presence of the risen Christ among the people of God, remains near the altar or ambo. We as a parish community pledge to help them grow and mature in the Christian life and to develop a genuine Catholic world view. We will begin a new cycle of inquiry the week after Pentecost, Wednesday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Blue room and Sunday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. in the reception room. For those needing Confirmation please inquire at 941-0675 for special sessions.

As the young adults ministry of Sts. Peter & Paul, inspired by St. Don Bosco, we wish to volunteer, learn, reflect, and be happy. Servite Domine in laetitia (Serve God cheerfully). Being part of this group, in this phase of our journey in life, will allow us to help each other to grow spiritually, intellectually and physically. If you have any interest, questions, comments, ideas, etc. please email us at trivialFyr@gmail.com or txt 305-8980378. Hope to see everyone soon!

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AROUND THE PARISH AND THE DIOCESE 2018 Diocesan Jubilarians

Thank you for your prayers for vocation Come celebrate the priesthood ordination of diocesan seminarian (William) Pila Tulua! Friday May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 PM Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa

Please join Bishop Larry Silva celebrate Mass for 2018 Clergy and Religious Jubilarians

When: Where:

Sat. 21 Apr 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM HST Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa

For more information, contact the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342 or mcordero@rcchawaii.org.

Congratulations to these men and women, many who are educators, who have sacrificed for us and for our children in their religious vocation. May God grant them health and many more years of faithful service.

SAVE - THE – DATE

Send Us Your Spirit

The Feast of St. Damien of Molokai

Renew the face of the Ear th

May 10, 2018

Saturday April 21, 2018 9-3 pm “In the beginning, when God began to create the heavens and the earth, the earth has no form and was void; darkness was over the deep and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters” Gen 1:1-2 Sr. Marie Lemert, SS.CC., and Malulani Kamanu will guide you in a reflection on our ‘common home’, as we await the celebration of the outpouring spirit. Free offering. Lunch included. Space is limited. If you need special assistance with parking, let us know when you register. Located in Rose Hill at Saint Anthony Retreat Center 3351 Kalihi St Honolulu, HI 96819 Call to register 845-0065 By Tuesday April 17, 2018

9:00 AM - Prayer Service at the State Capitol 6:00 PM – Mass for St. Damien Co-cathedral of St. Theresa

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish (OLGC) “End of Life and Aging Issues” Workshop

Featured Speaker: Pro. James H Pietsch, JD Lenora H Lee, PhD Date: Saturday April 21, 2018 Time: 8:15 am- 9:30 am 9:30 am-11:30 am Presentation Place: OLGC Pastoral Center 1525 Waimano Home Road Pearl City, HI 96782 Call: 808 455-3013 or to register: olgcparishws2018@gmail.com

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April 2018

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Begin q new life qfter Eqsfer The promise of the Resurrection is that faithful followers of Jesus will have new life. Whether we had a fruitful Lent or were lukewarm in our resoive, we can begin now to become new

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examination of your life as you Iive it. Look at your prayer life, your sacramental life, your dedication to spiritual growth. Do you share your faith? Do you serve others

changing entrenched habits. Change may be uncomfofiable but growth can't happen without it. Take the first steps. New life comes through God. Entrust your plan for change to him. Spend at ieast

with love? Face the truth with courage. It can be discouragir-rg to look honestly at our

15 minutes a day in prayet asking for inspiration and strength. Then take

the first steps toward new iife.

Followers of Chrisr never have ,r rely on guesswork to decide a perfect example for our daily Iives in Iesus. And to guide us, he gave us the Catholic Church.

"A new heart I will giue you, and a neut spirit I will put within you; and I will toke out of your .flesh the heart of stone and giue you a heart of

flesh" (Fzel<el 36:26).

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Demonstrated by action. Our discipleship is visible to others by our devotion to the Church and by the good works Q n we perform. Our charitable actions are offered in obedience to ]esus' example - and instructions - in the NewTestament. The Church suggests the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Merry as guidelines.

Catholic Bishops). A conscious decision. Disciples consciously resolve to follow Jesus with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. This goveming resolution - renewed every day controls all other decisions in a disciple's life.

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life for us. We received this life when we

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April 8 - Divine Mercy Sunday (1935). In 1931, ]esus appeared to St. Faustina and asked that the Sunday after Easter become the "Feast of

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persecution. Yet, Jesus reminds us that if we remain faithful to him, this pruning will work for our good and God's glory Then we'll become the saints we were calied to be.

Metq." Jesus promised anyone who honors him as King of Mercy and prays the Chaplet of Divine Merry the prayer he gave St. Faustina - would receive special graces and great mercy. April 25 - St. Mark the Evangelist (1st Century). St. Mark wrote the second Gospel largely based on St. Peter's perspective. Mark accompanied Saints Paul and Barnabas (Mark's

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April lsth, 22"d ond 29th After the 9 om ond I I om Mosses ln this seoson of Eoster when the Risen Christ brings heoling ond peCIce to the frightened disciples we hove on opportunity to help Tereso Dillon ond her fomily. Each year about 300 members (medical personnel and volunteers) from Western Association of the Order of Malta invite 50 Malades (a French word for someone who is unwell) or ill and their companions to the Shrine of Lourdes in Lourdes, France. They provide airfare and lodging. Teresa Dillon is a Sts. Peter and Paul parishioner who attends the Sunday 11 AM Mass and participates through sign language. She received her First Holy Communion last year. She and her parents have been invited to attend the Lourdes pilgrimage. By purchasing a bake good or making a donation, this will help Teresa in the Spiritual Journey with the Order of Malta to Lourdes. Proceeds will provide much needed funds for round trip airfare to Los Angeles.


Ca{eru{ary Monday April 16 Easter Weekday

I read my horoscope in the daily newspaper faithfully. Is there anything wrong with this? I don't take what it says seriously, but sometimes the predictions do come true.

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Easter Weekday

Acts 7:51*8:1a Jn 6:30-35

7f"nV people enioy reading their daily horoscopes as a form of lVI.entertainmerrt. Like you, they don't take it seriously. When it's approached in this lighthearted way, there is no sin. Others, however, take their horoscopes seriously. Perhaps they don't realize what might underlie their fascination with it. Could it be a desire to escape responsibility? It's a cop-out to believe horoscope advice like, "lf the position of the stars makes

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Wednesday

April 18 fnster Weekday Acts 8:1b-8 In 6:35-40

you act a certain way, then you're not responsible for your actions." This thinking doesn't acknowledge that God, as Lord of the universe, is the creator ofthese stars and their movements. It's absurd to ascribe mystical powers to the stars themselves as if they could influence us independently of God's providence. What about predictions that come true? Reread that horoscope and you'll usually find it was worded in such a general way that it would fit almost any situation. There's also the aspect of the self-fulfilling prophecy. If you tftink you're goingto have a certain type of day, you are more likely to /rave that type of day. Your approach affects your day, not an outside force. The future will always contain unknowns. For Christians, however, the unknown is cushioned by the belief that all things are in the providential hands of a loving God. Sundaybulleti n @ Liguori. org

Thursday April 19 Easter Weekday

Acts 8:26-40

ln 6:44*51

Friday April20 Easter l\reekday

Acts 9:1-20 In 6:52-59

Saturday April 21 Easter Weekday

Acts 9:31-42 Jn

6:60*69

Sunday

April22 Fourth Smday of Easter Acts 4:8-12 1 ln 3:1-2 Jn 10:11-18

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A U)o4d,natnPapnFwds that the path to encountering him is to find his wounds. We find Jesus' wounds in carrying out works of mercy, Jesus tells us

hungry...because het in jail, because he is in the hospital. Ihose are the wounds ofJesus today. feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, Juiy 3, 2013

-Homily,

Third Sunday of Easter  
Third Sunday of Easter  

Sts.Peter and Paul Catholic Church Honolulu Sunday Bulletin

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