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May 24, 2022 - Sixth Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Sixth Week of Easter (V21)
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Pope Francis: Ask the Lord for the Spirit of Peace

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By Thaddeus Jones
Vatican News, May 22, 2022

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis recalled the Gospel in today's liturgy when Jesus bid farewell to his disciples at the Last Supper, saying “Peace I leave with you,” and immediately adding “My peace I give to you.”

These words express Jesus' affection and serenity, despite the moment being anything but serene, since Judas left to betray him, Peter is about to deny him and almost others will abandon him, the Pope observed, yet the Lord remains calm and kind to the end.

Woman Attributes Her Healing to Joseph Dutton

Brian Vogrinc and Kay Ethington-Vogrinc inside the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu on April 25. Ethington-Vogrinc attributes her surprising healing from a lung disease to prayers she made to Servant of God Joseph Dutton asking for his intercession. (HCH Photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

As the woman praying before the relics of Sts. Damien and Marianne rose from kneeling in front of the altar at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu on April 25, she wiped tears from her eyes.

Her emotions stemmed from her connection to the Molokai saints through someone who worked with them and is in the early days of his own path to sainthood: lay Catholic Joseph Dutton.

The woman, Kathleen “Kay” Ethington-Vogrinc, had come to Hawaii in April with a pilgrimage group of 27 people from the Diocese of Rockford in northern Illinois. Read more...

HOPE Services Shelters Twenty Kona Locals

The photo above shows the camp prior to the residents’ move into shelter. Following a sweep at the Old Kona Airport Park, HOPE Services provided emergency shelter and services to the displaced locals. [Photo courtesy of HOPE Services Hawaiʻi]

From HOPE Services Hawaiʻi

Kailua-Kona – 20 longtime Hawaiʻi residents moved into Hope Services shelters this week, offering a reprieve from life without shelter, running water, or safety.

The residents, who had pitched eleven tents outside the Kona Community Aquatic Center, told outreach workers they had previously taken refuge in the bushes at the Old Kona Airport Park, but were forced out when the county performed a sweep of the park ahead of a concert earlier this month. Without assistance finding shelter, the residents moved down the road, relocating to just outside the community pool.

Soon after, the calls began.

“We started receiving calls and emails from the county, business owners, and concerned citizens asking us to help these folks,” says Hope Outreach Team Lead Carrie Hoʻopiʻi. “The county called a meeting, and asked if we could offer them shelter. Our shelters were already pretty full, and I wasn’t sure we’d be able to find space for everyone, but I told them we would try.” Read more...

Hawaii Catholic Schools Teacher of the Year Winner Announced

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

Congratulations Monica "Rica" Velasco of St. Joseph Parish School, Waipahu! She has been named as this year's Hawaii Catholic Schools Teacher of the Year. The Golden Pine"apple" winner was announced this past Thursday at the annual Hawaii Catholic Schools Recognition Luncheon sponsored by FACTS, HiEmployment, and Renaissance. This year's winner will receive $1,000 from Chaminade University and John C. and Mary Lou Brogan, $1,000 in gas cards from Par Hawaii's Hele Gas, and $1,500 for Staff Development to St. Joseph Parish School from Augustine Educational Foundation.

Pictured above from left to right: Dr. Llewellyn Young, Superintendent for Hawaii Catholic Schools, Par Hawaii's Keith Yoshida, Awardee Rica Velasco, and Dr. Dale Fryxell, Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Science at Chaminade who heads the selection committee for the Teacher of the Year Award.

Mentoring New Leaders for Social Ministry, Part One


From the Office for Social Ministry

Social ministry is a vital part of living our faith – as outlined in Matthew 25, where Jesus calls each of us to better our communities by caring for each other in meaningful ways. No doubt, our lay ministers and volunteers who lead these efforts are the lifeblood of our parishes and it is imperative we continue to foster the growth and mentorship of new leaders to keep that tradition of Witnessing to Jesus alive.

Our diocese pastoral plan Stewards of the Gospel encourages parishes to “develop leaders who have the vision of taking the Gospel out to the ‘highways and byways’ of the world in which we live…”  By ministering to those in our communities who are most vulnerable, parish social ministry leaders make it possible for volunteers to feed the hungry; provide necessities for the poor; visit those in prison; reach out and stand in solidarity with persons who are marginalized; and to give voice to the silent. Read more...

Patriotic Rosary, May 30

Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church, Punahou

Join the Catholic Committee on Scouting in praying the Rosary this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Honolulu. Everyone is invited!  RSVP not required but will help us in planning: https://forms.gle/JGJUEZFwcDcK4kfp6

For more information, visit our website: www.catholichawaii.org/catholicscouting/rosary.

Flyer available HERE.

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Information Night, Jun 1

Parent Information Nights on June 1

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE)
Let us uphold the profound dignity of the body, especially the body of our keiki! Our design speaks “gift” but the world tells us to exploit the utility of the body. 

If you desire your children to receive a sexual education that aligns with the original design of the Creator and St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” then we invite their participation in SRAE where we will: proclaim the truth of masculinity, the beauty hidden in femininity, and the goodness of reserving the sexual union within marriage. 

Parent information sessions include ways to be intentional with your children, dialogue with them to set boundaries and protect their sexual integrity.

Empower your ‘ohana! Register at https://hamauiloko.org/.

Flyer available HERE.

Holy Ghost Feast, Jun 4-5

Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5, 2022

Join the 129th Holy Ghost Feast in at the Holy Ghost Mission Church in Kula (Maui). The two days will feature live entertainment, food booths, locally bakes goods, queen's meal, a keiki zone, live auction, farmer's market, crafts, and more!

Flyer available HERE.

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 19

Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Beginning at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the Mass for Feast of Corpus Christi with Bishop Larry Silva at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The Mass will be followed by the Eucharistic Procession to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu and finish with the Adoration and Benediction celebrated by Bishop Silva. Please bring your own water and sun protection for the approximate 1.5 mile march.

For more information please call the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests 2022, Jun 24

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

Join the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday, June 24 for the sanctification of all priests. We especially pray for Bishop Larry Silva and the priests in the diocese for continued strength, good health, and thanksgiving for all they do. The event will be live-streamed at 11:30 a.m. through these links: Honolulu Cathedral at https://honolulucathedral.org/live-stream/, or, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica.

Pray anytime or anywhere for the intentions. If you wish to participate in the rosary at the Cathedral, park at Kukui Plaza or at any nearby parking structures. The Cathedral only validates tickets for the weekend Masses. Mahalo for your kokua.

Watch the 2022 Global Rosary Relay video on YouTube HERE.

For questions, contact the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at (808) 536-7036, and ask for Joe Ramos or Paula Manz.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

 Saint Philip Neri
Memorial - May 26

Saint Philip was born into a well-educated, Catholic, middle-class home. He carried himself all his life with the bearing of an amiable, well-read, finely dressed, shrewd individual who knew no enemies. After growing up in Florence, he moved to Rome and spent many years as a layman studying theology and helping the poor in practical ways. While still a layman, Philip founded a group to care for the many impoverished pilgrims who came to Rome. He befriended the great reformer Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who wanted Philip to become a Jesuit. But after encouragement from his confessor, Philip was ordained a secular priest in 1551. Soon afterward, he had to formalize the large following he generated that wanted to live more fully the life he preached and modeled. Read more...

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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

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 9 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


Maria Lanakila, Lahaina
Sundays at 7 AM, 8:45 AM
Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM

Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula
Daily at 7 AM

St. Joseph, Makawao
Sundays at 9 AM

Resources to Prepare for Watching a Livestream Mass:

Previous Announcements


"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, May 27

Second Collection - Catholic Communication Campaign, May 28-29

Memorial Day Holiday, May 30

Patriotic Rosary for Memorial Day, May 30


Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Info Night, Jun 1

Farewell Mass and Reception for Daughters of St. Paul, Jun 2

King Kamehameha Day (Observed), Jun 10

Mass for Maui Celebration of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Jun 10

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Jun 17

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 19

Juneteenth Holiday (Observed), Jun 20

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Hawaii, Jun 24-26

Second Collection - Holy Father (Peter’s Pence), Jun 25-26

Christian Leadership Institute Hawaii, Jun 26-Jul 1


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