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2741Pali Highway Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

(808) ses-310s ssccpali@rcchawaii.org -.r &5 fa cebookcom/st.ste ph e npal i OFFICE HOURS:

Tues-Thurs: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon, Fri & Sat: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PASTOR

Fr. Khanh Pham-Nguyen PERMANENT DEACON Deacon Ronald Choo

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Rosemary Hashimoto FAITH FORMATION

CCD-Children Velma Guieb-Mamuad

Youth & Confirmation Rosemary Hashimoto (interim) D?'L. t. a. A r\.

Debbie Fujiyama

WEEKEND MASS

Parish Scripture Groups Francis Jordan PARISH MINISTRIES

H omebound & Bereanseme nt

SUNDAY

(Chapet) (Main

Church)..

9:3O am

DEVOTION & ADORATION Eucharistic Adoration ...... WED Mass

WEEKDAY MASS

Hospitality (SaturdayVigi$ Donald Yee (Sunday) Altar Senter Nicole Heafner

pm , SATURDAY ........... 3:oo-3:45 pm 8:45 .... 7:15 am SUNDAY - 9:15 am

SATURDAY (MainChurch)............4:oo

Virginia Jordan & Helen Luke

TBA-

CONFESSION

Chapel ofSt. Catherine

MONDAY-

SATURDAY

8:oo

am

Holy

Rosary

before Mass

Liturgical Music Leka Leaeno (Saturday Vigil) Stanley Wong (Sunday)

Lector Beverly Perry

Holy Communion at Mass Jennifer Tamayo

Sacrisfy

VISITATION OFTHE SICK: Priest and Homebound Ministers are available

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the infirm or hospitalized. Please contact the Parish. For

to visit

sacramental

emergency, call595-3105 and press #2 BAPTISM: Sacramental preparation is required. If you are expecting or have a child to be baptized, please call the Parish office for more information

Celine Asato & David Tom

Justice TBA

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TBA

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Peace (Respect Life) (Aloysius Food Pantry) (Family Promise Hawaii)

MARRIAGE: The Diocese of Honolulu requires couples to marry in the Church to participate in the preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Couples

should contact the office for Marriage Preparation at least 6 months before the wedding

PARISH ORGANIZATIONS

Psstoral Council Patricia Silva

Steoardship/ Discipleship Council

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Kokua! Please contactyour Church prior to making arrangements with a funeral home {Funerals on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday)

Bernard Ho (interim)

Finance Council James Solidum (interim)

Liturgy Commission TBA

Buildingl P lanning Committee Loretta Chee & Richard Leong Social Fellaaship Sui Kozuma & Kitchen Crew

PARISHIONERS:

When changing address/telephone,

or moving out of the

Parish, please kindly noti$/ the office NEw PARISHIoNERS: If you would like to become a parishioner of St. Stephen, please use forms available at the entrance of the Church or contact the office E

KOMO MAI


GOOD NEltrS lsaiah 35:r-6a, 10 / James 5:7-:ra lMatthew Lai2-Lr

l,m not much of a gardener. When our family was young, we planted vegetables to connect our children with the miracle of growing things' But the truth is, I kill house-plants regularly and the clay soil in our backyard made growing things a little harder than.l was willing to tolerate. So I spent my time tending to children and other pursuits. When I look at the wonderful young women my children have become, I don't regret any of it-they're evidence of a garden well tended. We all have gardens we cultivate in the soil we work and in the lives we lead. ln today's readings, Isaiah and Jesus point to gardens of a different sort. lsaiah imagines God as the great gardener who brings flowers and trees out of arid sand and clay soil and then moves on to bring sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf. What a glorious image of a promise made-where we all grow and are made whole. Jesus doesn't answer John's disciples; he simply points them in the direction of the garden of Good News he's tended. He sends them to John with tales of what they've seen and heard in all its abundance, because John will know a garden when he hears about it and will rejoice in its growth. Finally, James, laboring in the Lord's garden decades after the Lord's death, reminds us of the truth every farmer, landscaper, and household gardener knows so well: Making things grow-whether crops, flowers, faith, or people- takes patience. What's growing in your garden this Advent? Ma ry Katha rine Deeley su n d aybul letin @ li guori'org

this week for the Food Pantry

GUGTE OF TTiE WEEK

.Be patient, brothers and sisters,

untilthe coming of the Lord..

g:3o am Mass: + Harriet Makanui Monday, December t6: 8 am Mass: Douglas & GinnY Stahl Tuesday, December t7: 8 am Mass: + Millie Viela requested by Madeline Lum

Wednesday, December t8i 8 am Mass: Joe Almuena (healing) Thursday, December t9: 8 am Mass: Helen Anderson (healing) Friday, December zo: 8 am Mass, t lgnacio Babauta requested by Madeline Lum

Saturday, December zt: 8 am Mass: + Nicholee Baron

For the sick & homebound: ROLAN D ALBARADO, MARGARET ROBELLO, HARRY BENDER, GINNY STAHL, ETHELAU, MABEL LUKE For the recently deceased: i

FANNIE GORA, ELLEN SHAM, PATSYTAM, GWENDOLYN JOSEPH, HAZELANDRADE, MARIA GUIEB, MERRY CRIS HO, YVONNE

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Sunday, December l5: 7:15 a.m. Mass: Parish Families

IGNACIO BABAUTA, JANE AKI, MARTIN LUKE, IRENE JOHNSON, DAVID LIU, BOBBY LOWE, BEN SANTOS, ETHEL LEE, JOHN NASCIMENTO, WALLY CHANG,

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Wed. December t8 9:15 a.m. & 6:3o p.m.

Christmas is a time we remember that Christ himself born in poverty asks us to reach out to the lonely and the forgotten. Our Loving Tree names are our parishioners whose only gift may be yours. We thank you for taking the time to pray for them and to give them something from our parish. Please take a name and return the wrapped gift with a card attached by next weekend.

DECK THE H.ALLS We will be checking lights and putting together trees beginning this week. Please see sign up if you are available Thursday or Fridayto help put up trees and set up outside lights. Additional help is needed on December zznd after the Nuuanu Hale Caroling. Church will be undecked on January 12th, the Baptism of the Lord.

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Tuesday night at 7:oo P.m. Dec.

t7-Movie

CHRIS?MAS CHGTR PF?ACTICE lf you are planning to join in the Music Ministry at Midnight Mass, we ask that you come to practice at 7:oo p.m. on December rgth in order that we prepare well. Voices raised in song make Christmas truly a feast of angels'

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One of the highlights of our Christmas preparation is a visit to our parishioners at Nu'uanu Hale. This is such a busy time of the year and yet to make time to bring some cheer to those are not able to join us for the Christmas preparations will bless your socks. Join with our CCD families, our Music Ministry and Outreach volunteers (even if you think you cannot sing).

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join our RCIA Class for a showing of the movie "The Nativity Story,, starring Keisha Castle-Hughes on Tuesday evening with a potluck supper beginning at 5:oo p.m. (movie begins at 7:oo p'm.) -of course we know the ending, but you will want to make this a family tradition. And if you cannot make it to that one, our Youth are sponsoring a showing of "Polar Express" -along with cookie baking and sampling Please

on Friday, December 2oth.

MAKE ROOIVI IN YOUR HEAF{T THIS CHRISTMAS MAHALO to all our priests and Music Ministers for a prayerful evening of the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and all who helped to set up our environment and prepare for our Taize prayer. To have the courage in the presence of the confessor to call sin by its name, without hiding it: Pope Francis homily this morning (rc/25/tj) at the Casa Santa Marta was focused entirely on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. "To go to Confession"i he said, is to encounter the love of Jesus with sincerity of heart and witit the transparency of chitdren, not refusing, but even welcoming the'grace of Vatican radio shame'that makes us perceive God's forgiveness-"


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My sister says thnt singing the "O Antiphons" is herfauori.te part of Aduent. Cafl you explain whnt they are? An antiplnz is a brief refrain, usually from the Bible, either sung or said during worship. An "O" antiphon is an antiphon that starts with O, as in "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"-sxgfi verse of that song is made up of an "O Antiphon." The antiphons are most at home in the Liturgy of the Hours-the collection of psalms, hymns, prayers, and readings that make up the regular rhyhm of the Church's prayer et morning, midday, evening, and night. The "O Antiphons" your sister reGrs to are verses used during the Church's evening prayer from 'With one verse spoken or sung before December 17-23. Mary's Magnificat each evening, these antiphons call on the Lord to come to his people using titles taken from the book of the prophet Isaiah. When the "O Antiphons" are sung in Latin, they present e sort of acrostic with a hidden message. The first letter of each title in the antiphon spells sArcore, which is ero cras (Latin for "tomorrow I come" or "tomorrow I shall be") spelled backward. In their original language and context, the "O Antiphons" have a particularly rich significance, but they remain beautiful even when sung simply in English as the verses of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." F r. Mattlutu Allman, CSsR sundaybulletin@liguori.org

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