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November 28, 2023 - Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Last Week of Ordinary Time (V48)
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Bishop's Homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

The fresco of Christ the Redeemer in Glory with the Heavenly Host by Niccolo Circignani Il Pomarancio (1588) in main apse of church Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo. (Renata Sedmakova / Shutterstock.com)

[Annunciation Church, Waimea (20th anniversary of Dedication of the Church); Ascension Mission, Puako]

Who do you think you are?

You might be surprised to discover who you really are. As we come together in Annunciation Church to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its dedication, we will be blessing its newly refurbished tabernacle. During this time of Eucharistic Revival in our country, we are trying to rediscover the great gift that the Eucharist is to us, so it is very appropriate to bless this tabernacle. We know that it is a sacred place in which the Body of the risen Jesus, who makes himself physically present to us in the Eucharist, will be reserved. From the tabernacle, the Body of the Lord will be available to the sick and the dying, and for adoration and prayer outside of Mass. It is a special place to which we genuflect when we come into the presence of the Lord. We treat it with great reverence, not so much for itself, but for what is in it, the risen Lord Jesus, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Read more...

HOPE Services Blesses Its First Affordable Rental Housing for Seniors on Hawaii island

Interior and exterior views of the Sacred Hearts Affordable Housing Project.

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Hawaii Island has a brand-new neighborhood in Pahoa named after the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It’s small, just 12 houses — studios for seniors experiencing homelessness. But it is breaking new ground.

The project is the first permanent affordable rental housing community for seniors in the island’s Puna district, the first developed by HOPE Services Hawaii, an affiliate of the Catholic Church, and the first constructed as HPM Building Supply’s innovative HalePlus prefabricated modular homes.

Blessed on Nov. 8 by vicar general Msgr. Gary Secor at a dedication ceremony attended by about 100 people, it’s called the Sacred Heart Affordable Housing Project, a development of locally-made factory-built homes and an accompanying resource center. It sits on 14.5 acres bought from the Catholic Church adjacent to the Sacred Heart Shelter, a village of micro-units built next to Sacred Heart Church to house those displaced by the 2018 Kilauea eruption. Read more...

Sacred Hearts School Sends Their Thanksgiving

From the Office for Social Ministry

As we begin this holiday season with Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday, Bishop Larry Silva is sharing a special video message of gratitude featuring the uplifting story of Sacred Hearts School which belongs to the Lahaina parish of Maria Lanakila. The video can be found HERE on YouTube or on the Office for Social Ministry website at www.officeforsocialministry.org.

The Diocesan “giving-thanks” video is an unscripted, from the heart narrative of faith, resilience and aloha as the Sacred Hearts school is rising from the ashes like a beacon of hope beaming from their temporary classroom tents. The video beautifully opens with young school children, teachers and parents singing a song of gratitude with choreographed hand movements expressing “thanks be to God” in various languages spoken here in Hawaii. It shows how the parish school has embraced its mission of providing learning opportunities not only for the students who were previously enrolled, but also for many from the public schools which were entirely consumed by the fire. The Sacred Hearts School opened its doors to provide impacted keiki a safe learning space which incorporates the values of the Gospel faith in its heart. Read more...

Light Up a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fundraiser, Dec 1

Friday, December 1, 2023 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Francis Kūpuna Village Courtyard in Liliha
2230 Liliha Street, Honolulu

This year, St. Francis Healthcare System dedicates its 44th Annual Light Up a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fundraiser to the Maui families and others in our community whose loved ones have passed. We know that we all cherish our loved ones who are no longer with us, and our memories of them are our precious gifts no one can take away from us. We’re going to light up their memory together!

For questions, please contact (808) 547-6500 or lightupamemory@stfrancishawaii.org

Bishop's Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi Mass Schedule

This year Bishop Larry Silva has scheduled five early morning Misa de Gallo Masses and four evening Simbang Gabi Masses from December 16th through December 24th on Oahu and Hawaii Island. All throughout the diocese are warmly welcomed to experience and become part of this great tradition. Please contact the parishes for more information.

Misa de Gallo

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 5:00 am, St. Michael, Waialua
  • Sunday, Dec. 17, 5:00 am, St. Elizabeth, Aiea
  • Friday, Dec. 22, 5:00 am, St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani
  • Saturday, Dec. 23, 5:00 am, Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu
  • Sunday, Dec. 24, 4:30 am, St. Joseph, Waipahu

Simbang Gabi Mass

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 6:00 pm, St. Philomena, Salt Lake
  • Monday, Dec. 18, 6:00 pm, St. Michael, Kailua-Kona
  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 6:30 pm, St. Roch, Kahuku
  • Saturday, Dec. 23, 6:00 pm, St. George, Waimanalo

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet, Jan 5

Friday, January 5, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Hawaii Okinawa Center
94-587 Ukeʻe Street, Waipahu

All are invited to EPIC Ministry's annual Christmas Banquet, a "Christmas Lūʻau",  on January 5, 2024!

This year, in addition to the great food, live entertainment, silent auction, wine pull, photo booth, and more, they will also be honoring a couple who have dedicated their lives in service to the youth and young adults of our local Church and community. This year's EPIC Award will be presented to Dcn. Wally and Gwen Mitsui at our banquet!

Early bird discount on tickets until November 30. So get your tickets today. Visit www.epicministry.net to reserve your space.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Philip Muthoottil (61), who died in India on November 22, 2023. He is the brother of Father Chacko Muthoottil, who served as the Pastor of St. Rita Church, Haiku, Maui. May he rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Andrew the Apostle
c. 5/10–c. 60/80
Feast – November 30

Saint Andrew, one of the Twelve Apostles, was most likely born in Bethsaida, just north of the Sea of Galilee, in what is today the Golan Heights. As a young man, he and his brother, Peter, worked as fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. John’s Gospel reveals that Andrew was a disciple of Saint John the Baptist prior to his encounter with Jesus. This shows that Andrew was searching and took his faith seriously. As is recorded in John 1:35–42, Andrew and another disciple were listening to John preach in the desert. As they listened to him, John the Baptist saw Jesus in the distance and prophetically exclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” After Andrew and the other disciple inquired of Jesus where He was staying, Jesus invited them to follow Him by saying, “Come, and you will see.” They then spent the rest of the day with Jesus. Andrew is, therefore, the first of the Apostles to be called and to respond to that call. For that reason, the Greek Church calls Andrew the “Protokletos,” meaning, “the first called.” 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 Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach
Sundays at 9 AM

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. 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


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


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:

Events and Previous Announcements


Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 27-Dec 1


Second Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, Dec 8-9

Misa de Gallo at St. Michael, Waialua, Dec 16

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Philomena, Honolulu, Dec 16

Misa de Gallo at St. Elizabeth, Aiea, Dec 17

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Michael, Kailua-Kona, Dec 18

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Rock, Kahuku, Dec 21

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

Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 22

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

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. George, Waimanalo, Dec 23

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec 24

Christmas Day Holiday, Dec 25

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Mass for Christmas Day, Dec 25

New Year's Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 29


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