If you have some free afternoons and evenings in the coming days, consider attending some of the following functions:
-”Luminaries” at the State Capitol: This evening (1/22) at 6 p.m. the Pearson Foundation of Hawaii, which runs the Pregnancy Problem Centers, is sponsoring a luminary ceremony in honor of babies lost to abortion. The event coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. The Pearson foundation plans to place 1,000 luminaries — paper bags illuminated by a candle placed inside — around the state capitol. You can purchase a luminary for $5 each; proceeds go toward the Pregnancy Problem Centers. (Maui recently closed its only Pregnancy Problem Center back in October; only two remain on Oahu).
-St. Marianne Mass: Tomorrow (1/23) marks the feast day of Mother Marianne Cope. It’s her first feast day celebrated as a saint. It also would have been her 175th birthday. Join Bishop Larry Silva at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace at 6 p.m. for a special liturgy in her honor.
-Ecumenical Worship Service: It’s the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,” an annual ecumenical commemoration that usually happens every January. Each year in Hawaii, local leaders from different Christian denominations gather at a church to worship together, and congregants engage in lively fellowship. Last year, Bishop Larry served as the main speaker at the Ecumenical Worship Service. This year, the service is being held in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace on Thursday (1/24) at 6:30 p.m. The homilist for the Prayer service is Rev. Jeff M. Lilley, Senior Pastor at Lutheran Church of Honolulu.
-March for Life: The annual March for Life event will be held at the State Capitol on Saturday (1/26) from 1-5 p.m. There will be local entertainers, games, sign-waving and a march around the capitol vicinity.
Will you be attending any of the events this week?