This Sunday is Called Divine mercy Sunday:The readings for this Sunday are about God’s mercy, the necessity for trusting Faith and the need for the forgiveness of sins.
The first reading (Acts 2:42-47) tells us how the early Church grew every day because of the acts of mercy and sharing, the sacrificial agápe love practiced by the early Christians. In the second reading (1 Peter 1:3-9), St. Peter glorifies God, the Father of Jesus Christ, for showing us His mercy by granting Resurrection from the dead and glorious Ascension into Heaven to His Son, Jesus, thus giving us the assurance of our own resurrection. Today’s Gospel vividly reminds us of how Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a sacrament of Divine Mercy. The risen Lord gave his Apostles the power to forgive sins with the words, “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained" (Jn 20:19-23). Presenting the doubting Thomas’ famous profession of Faith, “My Lord and my God,” the Gospel illustrates how Jesus showed his mercy to the doubting apostle and emphasizes the importance of Faith.
CHRIST THE KING CHURCH 6TH ANNUAL BAZAAR
Ho`olaule`a O Kristo Ke Ali`I (Celebration of Christ the King)
On Saturday, February 11, 2017 Christ The King Church will be having their 6th Annual Bazaar Fundraiser event from 9am to 3pm. This is the first event of a yearlong celebration that will lead into the church’s 85th anniversary year of serving the community of Maui.
The event will be on the church grounds at 20 W. Wakea Ave., Kahului, Hawaii. Free admission, lots of parking, food, games, entertainment, silent auction etc, a fun filled day for all ages.