Friday, April 29, 2011

No classes on May 8, Mother's Day

Happy Easter! We are almost at the end of our sessions... we have a class gathering this Sunday, May 1 and we will end class a little early for an Easter Celebration. Our plan is to end class at 12:45 and have an Easter Egg Hunt with a message. Parents, please come and join your children and lend some assistance. Please sign your children out as usual before you leave.

No classes on May 8, Mother's Day

Final G.I.F.T. Session on May 15, beginning at 11:30 am - this is our last session for the year. We will be Celebrating with the 1st Communicants and talking about Summer & Pentecost. Please bring a pot-luck dish to share. Peace & Easter Blessings

- The Children & Youth Faith Formation Team

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Faithful Citizenship from Mary B

May 1, 2011

In a full-page ad in the New York Times in January, 1994, the Coalition for the Homeless ran a drawing of Jesus with a large caption below: How can you worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday?

I am so proud to say that that is not the situation here at ROL with our parish family. Please know that the increased food donations for our “Here the Hungry Find Plenty” effort are greatly appreciated. The containers virtually overflow after each Mass on weekends. The response is better than hoped for. We are happy to see that shopping for the less fortunate is becoming part of your weekly trip to the market.

Of course, there will always be more that can be done either through the Social Ministry programs we currently have in place or through ways we have still to learn. This week the governor announced a grassroots effort to identify, locate and help our homeless brothers and sisters. This is often as simple as keeping our eyes open for people in our neighborhood who need help.

From our Catechism of the Catholic Church, (Col 3:14), “The practice of all the virtues is animated and inspired by charity, which ‘binds everything together in perfect harmony.’ Charity upholds and purifies our human ability to love, and raises it to the supernatural perfection of divine love.” As Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Gotta go boot up my hard drive! Aloha--- Mary B

ROL Youth Talk About Their Confirmation

ROL Youth Talk About Their Confirmation from Hawaii Catholic Television on Vimeo.

Mass at Resurrection of the Lord

Mass 4th Sunday of Lent from Ressurection of the Lord, Waipio from Hawaii Catholic Television on Vimeo.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mahalo Nadine

Mahalo to Father Paul and the RCIA team for a spirit filled Easter Vigil Mass once again. But most especially, mahalo to Nadine Wheeler, the head of our RCIA team, for her spirit, and dedication to our Lord. With the voice of an angel, and the love she shows for all of us, the children of Christ, she is a gift to our ROL Ohana. Peace be with you.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

From the Easter desk of Father Paul

HE IS RISEN!! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Having completed our Lenten observance and celebrated the liturgies of the Paschal Mystery, I hope and pray that all of us are renewed in body and spirit and in faith and hope. As exhausting as these days of the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter celebration) are for me, they are also so very uplifting. If we allow ourselves to immerse ourselves into the mysteries of these days (not just recall the history), it can be uplifting for all of us.

Happy and blessed Easter everyone!

Pictures from Saturday night Vigil Mass

Friday, April 15, 2011



At Resurrection of the Lord Parish

April 27, 2011, 7 pm

Come and Learn

There will be one speaker from Uganda, and 3 others that belong to the organization. The presentation includes a film, then the speaker will talk. They are bringing some things to sell; profits go towards their efforts. They range from t-shirts to wrist bands; they will also take donations and donations are tax-deductible.
Invisible Children at ROL
Invisible Children Web Site

Resurrection of the Lord’s Living Stations of the Cross

During the Lenten, Season Resurrection of the Lord’s youth groups annually present a Living Stations of the Cross reenactment. This year’s performance, produced and directed by Makana Aiona and Carissa Oshiro, was especially realistic and moving. Many parishioners at Sunday Mass, following the April 8th presentation, commented on how they were affected by the reenactment, especially the strong performances by Benita Incillio as Mary, Eric Ordarica as Jesus and Brazsia Incillio as Veronica. Parishioner John Wheeler commented that “It was very well planned and it really touched my heart. One of the things I remember was, at the 12th station when Jesus was crucified, the moon came out from behind the clouds, and after Jesus was taken down, it disappeared again (Chicken Skin)!” Mahalo to ROL youth for their many hours of rehearsal and performance to present the Passion of our Lord in all it’s terrible glory. (Reported by Bob Mace, photo by John Balignasay)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

2nd Annual - Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Helper of Pregnant Women, Pre Mother's Day Sale

Resurrection of the Lord Parish presents

2nd Annual

Blessed Virgin Mary,
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Helper of Pregnant Women

Pre Mother's Day Sale

Weekend of April 30/May 1, 2011, After all Masses

Great Mother's Day Gifts
Arts and Crafts Items
Delicious Food
And Other Curiosities

Collection of Diapers and Baby Food for Mary Jane Mothers

All profits go to Catholic Charities Hawai'i Mary Jane Program

If you would like to reserve a table, contact Bob Mace at 808-232-5386 or email There is no fee for venders or sellers. You can keep all profits. Donations from venders will be accepted.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Prayer of Cesar Chavez

Show me the suffering of the most miserable, so I may know my people's plight.

Free me to pray for others, for you are present in every person.

Help me to take responsibility for my own life, so that I can be free at last.

Grant me courage to serve others, for in service there is true life.

Give me honesty and patience, so that I can work with other workers.

Bring forth song and celebration, so that the Spirit will be alive among us.

Let the Spirit flourish and grow, so that we will never tire of the struggle.