April 2014 Newsletter

COV General Meeting
Tuesday, April 1
at 7:00 PM (OLGC)

Faith Sharing
Monday, April 7
at 7:00 PM (Church)

Testimony by Teo & Mason Matsuda

Friday, April 11
at 7:00 PM (Church)

Faith Sharing
Monday, April 14
at 7:00 PM (Church)

Catechesis: "Resurrection"

**See schedule in next column**

Easter Decorations
Saturday, April 19
at 8:00 AM (Church)

Faith Sharing
Monday, April 21
at 7:00 PM (Church)

Discussion on the readings

Fr. Yanto's EPIC Dinner
Thursday, April 24
at 7:00 PM (place TBA)

Saturday, April 26
at 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon (parking lot)

Saturday, April 26
at 6:00 PM (Parish Hall)

Faith Sharing
Monday, April 28
at 7:00 PM (ROL)

Community Night [tentative]

Br. Justin Carrigan, ss.cc.
April 8

Nicole Sullivan
April 8

Courtney McCully
April 10

Udie Algoso
April 22
Download a copy of our April 2014 calendar.
Please support our OLS E.P.I.C. Young Adult Ministry by purchasing pre-sale tickets for a box of one dozen delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
Only $10 per box (one dozen)
Pick-up at OLS on Saturday, April 26, from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
From the Coordinator:
"The Case for Easter"

Did you know that the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith?  If Easter Sunday never happened, Christianity would have probably been just another passing fad in the history of the world.

But the fact is that Easter Sunday did happen.  Jesus rose from the dead!  And he paid the ultimate price with his life so that death was no longer victorious over our lives, and that we may have an eternal hope in following the Son of God.

Strangely, though, in all four gospels (and anywhere in the New Testament for that matter), no one actually witnessed the resurrection.  No one saw Jesus rise from death nor did they see him come out of the tomb.  Even atheists would be quick to point this out.

Everything we know, understand, and believe about the resurrection is based on the after-effects of the actual resurrection: the message of the angels to the women, the empty tomb, and especially the encounters with the Risen Lord.

Perhaps the point of the resurrection was not to be so obvious.  For example, when Jesus walked with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, it was not obvious that the Lord was walking with them.  He was only revealed to them "in the breaking of the bread."  They recognized Him through an experience, not through evidence.

We believe not because we have seen, but rather, because we experience Christ's resurrection when we willingly take up our cross and follow Him.  The season of Lent leads us through this experience.  We can learn much about the extraordinary power of faith from the lack of "evidence" of the resurrection.
"For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father." (Matthew 16:17)
EPIC Ministry will be collaborating with our OLS Youth Ministry to present the annual Living Stations on Friday, April 11, at 7:00 PM.  This moving production brings to life the Stations of the Cross through reenactment, music, and prayer.

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Weekend of April 13, 2014
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 7:00 AM & 9:30 AM

Thursday of the Lord's Supper (Holy Thursday)
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mass at 7:00 PM

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)
Friday, April 18, 2014
Stations of the Cross at 3:00 PM
Good Friday Service at 7:00 PM

The EASTER VIGIL in the Holy Night
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Mass at 8:00 PM

EASTER SUNDAY of the Resurrection of the Lord
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Masses at 7:00 AM & 9:30 AM
Fr. Yohanes "Yanto" Budinato, ss.cc., OLS parochial vicar, will be leaving our parish at the end of the month to continue his studies in Rome.

Fr. Yanto has touched our lives in so many ways through his infectious laugh, relaxed demeanor, deep spiritual example, wealth of knowledge, and especially his passion for our Lord Jesus Christ.

There will be a special EPIC farewell dinner on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 PM (details TBA).

Also, the main parish farewell celebration will be Saturday, April 26, following the 5:00 PM Mass.  Fr. Yanto's last weekend Mass with us will be on Sunday, April 27, at 9:00 AM.

Fr. Yanto, you will remain in our prayers...to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, glory and honor forever!

EPIC Ministry will be joining the brothers, fathers and sisters of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary's U. S. and Pacific Provinces tocelebrate the 150th Year of their brother priest, St. Damien's Hawaii arrival and ordination to priesthood.

6:00 p.m. Mass: Feast of Saint Damien

8:00 p.m. Entertainment featuring the comedy of Miss Judy McDonald and the music of Tom Booth, Trevor Thomson and Band

ALL ARE INVITED!  Admission is FREE!

For more details, click here!

Additional information can be found at the SS.CC. Youth & Young Adult Program page.

5 - Wine Class at Cafe Olive ($20/person)
9 - "In the Spirit of St. Damien" Celebration at Blaisdell Arena
12 - SS.CC. Benefit Concert at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe
17 - EPIC Flag Football challenge
19 - Catechesis: "The Blessed Virgin Mary"
23 - Leilehua graduation parking fundraiser
26 - Community with ROL
29 - Baccalaureate Mass
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