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November 9, 2021

National Vocations Awareness Week is November 7-13! We pray for all those discerning their vocations as holy priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women. Learn more about the Diocese of Honolulu's Vocations at https://www.catholichawaii.org/catholic-living/vocations/.

Tuesday within the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time (V44)
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Bishop's Homily for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


[St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua]

Ah, the perfect opportunity to talk about money! Specifically giving money to the church! This Gospel about the widow’s stewardship is the perfect way to introduce this important topic. So I hate to disappoint you, but I want to talk about something else today, because I am already very grateful to you for all you do to support not only your parish but your diocesan church.

Both widows we hear about in today’s Scripture readings were women who had great hope and great love. They had so little, but they willingly shared it, and both in their own ways were richly rewarded. It is clear, however, that they made a great sacrifice and a leap of faith by sharing the little they had with someone else. Today I would like to reflect a bit on one of the greatest treasures we have, the treasure of faith. We who are gathered here obviously know the value of this treasure, at least to some degree, because we could still be in bed, or at the golf course, the beach, or the mall. We have come here to celebrate our faith and to draw close to the Lord.

But how many people in our community have no notion of faith, no light to guide them in the decisions of life, and no reason to give of themselves in sacrifice? Read more...

Prayers for Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena

From the Office of the Bishop

Prayers are requested by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, based in the Philippines, for their General Chapter to be held November 14 – December 15, 2021. The Sisters faithfully serve our diocese at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue and at St. Catherine School, Kapaa.

Marriage Encounter Honors Maui Couple as Hawaii’s Longest Wed

Evelyn and Marco Molina Jr., who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 20, were photographed in June 2021 in front of St. Ann Church in Waihee, Maui. (Photo courtesy of Fred & Donna Ventura)

By the Hawaii Catholic Herald

WAILUKU — Marco Molina Jr. and Evelyn Flores Molina of Waihee, Maui, have been selected as Hawaii’s longest-married couple in the Worldwide Marriage Encounter 11th annual Longest Married Couple Project.

Married 70 years this month, the Molinas are also the longest-married of all nominations made in WWME’s Region 12 covering Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Northern and Central California, and Northern Nevada.

The Molinas were married Oct. 20, 1951, at St. Ann Church in Waihee, Maui.

St. Ann Church administrator, Father Oliver Ortega, blessed the couple on Sunday, Oct. 24, in the same church they were married. Read more...

Celebrating Caregivers this November

From the Office for Social Ministry

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize all those who dedicate their time and energy to caring for loved ones with special needs across the country. According to Mental Health America (MHA), more than 53 million Americans are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. About one-third of them are caring for someone with a mental illness. This makes it even more important for caregivers to stay on top of their own physical, mental, and emotional health by staying informed about available opportunities for community support.

One valuable national resource is the Caregiver Action Network (CAN). CAN is a non-profit organization that provides education, peer support and resources to family caregivers, including a comprehensive TOOL BOX that covers topics ranging from medication management to nutritional counseling.

Many caregivers often forget about their own needs and sometimes experience burnout when overwhelmed with responding to all the needs of their loved one. The 10 Tips for Family Caregivers focuses on self-care and willingness to accept support from others. Read more...

Patriotic Rosary, Nov 11

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Wahiawa

Annually, the Catholic Committee on Scouting gather scouts and their families on Veterans Day to pray a Rosary for our nation. This year, Veterans Day also falls during National Vocation Awareness Week. Members of our local religious communities will be joining us. Scouts will have an opportunity to visit with them. Please join us! Learn more at www.catholichawaii.org/catholicscouting/rosary

Flyer available HERE.

Chaminade University Interfaith Event "Where's My Religion?", Nov. 14

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Online Event

Join Chaminde University's upcoming interfaith event "Where's My Religion? How Does My Faith Support My Living?" Young panelists from the Buddhist, Catholic, and Jewish traditions will share their personal experiences on how their religion has informed their decisions in living. Register at https://tinyurl.com/3SUF5TW8

Flyer available HERE.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar, Dec 11

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Join the webinar "The Servant of God Joseph Dutton, Layman!" to learn more about the story and life of Joseph Dutton as we know if today with panelists Patrick Boland, Ed Paz, and Fr. Jon Schmobrich. The webinar is hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference. Register at www.dmcchawaii.org/webinars/

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Theodore the Studite
Feast Day – November 11

A great figure in Christian monasticism, Theodore was born in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), but began monastic life in Bithynia. He returned to Constantinople to study for the priesthood and in 787 was ordained. In 794, he succeeded his uncle, St. Pluto, as abbot of Sakkoudion, where his ideals and rules had far-reaching influence. He later moved his monks to a Constantinople monastery founded by the Roman consul Studius. Theodore was exiled several times: for opposing an emperor’s divorce and adultery, and also for defending the veneration of sacred images. He supported the authority of the see of Rome, preached brilliantly, and left a trove of writings.

For better viewing on Catholic Current, click HERE.

Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase

From: Bishop Larry Silva
To: The Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Honolulu

Peace be with you!

Pope Francis has announced a Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in October 2023 in Rome. In preparation for that Synod, he has asked every diocese in the world to conduct its own consultation process between October 17, 2021 and February 2022. I therefore invite all in our diocese to carefully read this Request for Input and to respond as requested. The documents issued by the Vatican describe a rather complex process, and anyone who wants to read them can do so at Documento Preparatorio della XVI Assemblea Generale Ordinaria del Sinodo dei Vescovi (vatican.va) and For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality (vatican.va). I have attempted to simplify the process to make it more effective in our diocese.

The Synod consultation process involves these steps:

1. Pray, using the Scripture readings provided.
2. Reflect on the readings, on the Synod questions, and most of all on the ONE KEY QUESTION being asked of everyone in our Diocese of Honolulu.
3. Have a discussion with ANY group on the ONE KEY QUESTION. (E.g. parish pastoral council, finance council, school board; Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Filipino Catholic Clubs; households; neighbors; a small group from your parish; a small group at your workplace; attendees at youth sports; youth groups; young adult groups; senior groups; etc.) The objective is to be as inclusive as possible.
4. Collate responses in a brief summary and submit them to https://bit.ly/SynodResponses.
5. Repeat this consultation process with other people or groups, especially with those who are not a part of our normal parish groups. Read more...

Read the "Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase" as a PDF

Online Giving for Parishes

Support your local parish online! You can give directly to your parish on the Diocese of Honolulu's Offertory page at www.catholichawaii.org/offertory.

On behalf of the parishes in the Diocese of Honolulu, thank you for your gift of support. Mahalo nui loa!

Live-streaming Masses for the Diocese of Honolulu

There are many opportunities to view Mass via live stream from various churches in the Diocese of Honolulu.


Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu
Sundays at 10 AM
Weekdays at 12 PM, Saturdays at 12 PM and 5 PM

Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Kalihi
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Mondays to Thursdays at 6:30 AM, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 AM

Mystical Rose Oratory, Kaimuki
Sundays at 10 AM

Newman Center, Manoa
Sundays at 5 PM

Mary, Star of the Sea, Waialae-Kahala
Saturdays at 5:30 PM

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City
Weekdays at 6:30 AM, Saturday at 7 AM on Facebook Live:
Sundays at 8:30 AM on YouTube
(Other special parish/school events may be posted at the above links.)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach
Sundays at 9 AM
Weekdays at 8:15 AM, Saturdays at 7 AM and 5 PM

Our Lady of Sorrows, Wahiawa
Sundays at 9 AM
or https://www.olswahiawa.org

Our Lady of the Mount, Kalihi
Sundays at 9 AM

Resurrection of the Lord, Waipio
Sundays at 9:30 AM

Sacred Heart, Punahou
Sundays at 11 AM

St. Anthony, Kalihi
Sundays at 8:30 AM, Weekdays at 6:30 AM, Saturdays at 7 AM

St. Augustine, Waikiki
Saturdays at 5 PM

St. Elizabeth, Aiea
Sundays at 10 AM

St. John Apostle and Evangelist, Mililani
Sundays at 11 AM

St. Joseph, Waipahu
Sundays at 10 AM, Weekdays at 6:30 AM, Saturdays at 7 AM

St. Pius X, Manoa
Sundays at 11 AM
Facebook: Diocese Of Honolulu Evangelization Taskforce

St. Michael, Waialua
Sundays at 11 AM, Wednesdays at 7 AM
or https://stsmichaelpeterpaul.org

St. Rita, Nanakuli
Sundays at 10 AM
or YouTube

St. Roch, Kahuku
Sundays at 7:30 AM

St. Stephen, Nuuanu
Sundays at 10 AM


Annunciation, Waimea
Saturdays at 5 PM
Sundays at 10 AM (at Ascension Mission Church, Puako)

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaikoi & St. Anthony, Laupahoehoe
Sundays at 8 AM (St. Anthony, Laupahoehoe)
Sundays at 10 AM (Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaikoi)
Saturdays at 5 PM (Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaikoi)

Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa
Sundays at 9 AM & 6:30 PM, Saturdays at 5:30 PM


St. Catherine, Kapaa
Sundays at 9:30 AM, Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM
or https://www.facebook.com/stcatherinekauai


Christ the King, Kahului
Sundays at 8 AM

Maria Lanakila, Lahaina
Sundays at 7 AM, 8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM
Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM

Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula
Daily at 7 AM

St. Anthony, Wailuku
Sundays at 9:30 AM

St. Joseph, Makawao
Sundays at 9 AM

Resources to Prepare for Watching a Livestream Mass:

Previous Announcements


Veterans Day Holiday, Nov 11

Veterans Day Patriotic Rosary, Nov 11

Chaminade Interfaith Event "Where's My Religion?", Nov 14

Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 25

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 25-26

Annual Priests Convocation, Nov 29 - Dec 3


Mass for Immaculate Conception, Dec 8

Misa de Gallo at St. Elizabeth, Aiea, Dec 16

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec. 17

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Roch, Kahuku, Dec. 17

Vigil Mass at St. Catherine, Kapaa, Dec 18

Misa de Gallo at Holy Cross, Kalaheo, Dec 19

Mass at Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Dec 19

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Roch, Kahuku, Dec 19

Misa de Gallo at St. Raphael, Koloa, Dec 20

Simbang Gabi Mass at Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Dec 20

Misa de Gallo at St. Theresa, Kekaha, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 22

Misa de Gallo at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu, Dec 23

Christmas Day Holiday (Observed), Dec 24

Misa de Gallo at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City, Dec 24

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Mass, Dec 25


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