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February 8, 2022

Tuesday within the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time (V6)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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[Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University of Honolulu]

The teenaged son of my best friend noticed that one of his classmates was depressed, and he found out that his classmate had a very difficult family situation and sometimes felt like ending it all. This young man invited his classmate to hang out with his family, sharing meals, hikes, playing cards and watching TV. The influence of this family that was not perfect but was obviously very loving made a huge difference in the life of that classmate. My young friend was a good fisherman.

When I was a pastor in Oakland, I was at the gym one day, and a man approached me and asked if I was the pastor of the church with the daily soup kitchen. I said I was, and he went on to tell me how that soup kitchen saved his life. He was despondent and in dire poverty, but they not only filled his belly with nourishing food every day, the staff and volunteers there filled his soul with love and acceptance and gave him the gift of hope, which he had almost lost. The folks who staffed that soup kitchen were excellent at fishing. Read more...

Marching for the Cause of Life

Keeping the message positive, participants in 40 Days for Life walk around the Hawaii State capitol Jan. 22. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Deacon Gary and Valerie Streff
Hawaii Catholic Herald

The 49th Annual March for Life 2022 was an awe-inspiring 10 days of novenas, fasting and marching around the Hawaii State capitol. Its true beauty was the unison of people — 40-Days for Life participants, Students for Life, Knights of Columbus, Sacred Hearts sisters and brothers, parishioners from many parishes and many others — building up the Body of Christ honoring the sanctity of life. This month the Christian community found comfort in the rekindling of hope, knowing its prayers and actions are a work in progress, living the truths of our Christian faith.

The Diocese of Honolulu’s Respect Life Ministry takes great pleasure in thanking everyone for their contribution of time, sacrifice and prayer, and for marching on Jan. 21 and 22 at their parishes, at the capitol, and in front of Planned Parenthood. The Christian community resoundingly echoed the voices of the innocent, permitted them to be heard over the whole state. Read more...

Synod Listening Session for Persons with Disabilities

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From the Office for Social Ministry

During the last few months, we have been learning so much about the inspiring social ministries happening across various parishes in our Dioceses. Through our continuing series of Office for Social Ministry zoom Synod Listening Sessions, we have heard about the many activities addressing hunger,  homelessness, and incarceration. We have also heard from parishioners about their different successes, challenges, and hopes for the future of our Church. Dialogue has proven to be fruitful as we gather information that will be shared as part of our Diocese input process for the Synod of Bishops in Rome. Mahalo to members of the Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii vicariates for sharing your stories with us!

The Office for Social Ministry has scheduled a virtual Synod listening session for persons with disabilities and their families. This is a time to share your needs, desires, and concerns for what may be preventing full and meaningful participation in the Church. Read more...

Annual Saint Marianne Cope Walk Raises Record-Breaking $180,000

St. Francis Healthcare System Honors Saint Marianne Cope on Her Feast Day Weekend and Raises Over $180,000 for Program and Services for Hawaii’s Families.

From the St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

The St. Francis Healthcare System thanks all those who participated in the 9th Annual Saint Marianne Cope Walk and Wellness Fair on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Co-chaired by Jerry Correa, President & CEO of St. Francis Healthcare System; Richard Kishaba, President of Ohana Pacific Health; and Daryl Suehiro, President of D. Suehiro Electric, Inc., this year’s walk raised a record-breaking $180,000 to support St. Francis programs and services.

More than 400 virtual walkers from 25 teams dedicated the months leading up to the event to raising funds for St. Francis. Every dollar raised will help the healthcare ministry care for more people – giving our community access to quality hospice care, personal care services, care coordination, caregiver support, meals and transportation, preschool, and adult day care. Read more...

Holy Hour for Vocations Now Streaming

The Holy Hour for Vocations is conducted on the first Wednesday of each month with Bishop Larry Silva. The Knights of Columbus are assisting in live-streaming the service held at 6:00 p.m. from the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. All are invitated participate. 

The Holy Hour for Vocations will be available at:  https://iframe.dacast.com/live/62c1f05ce1da56b245caf2505c739279/185e268b-c2de-7c81-6589-0107db32c719

World Marriage Day

Congratulations to all Married Couples Celebrating World Marriage Day on Sunday, February 13th!

A World Marriage Day Prayer
Father, as we prepare for World Marriage Day, we thank you for your tremendous gift of the Sacrament of Marriage. Help us to witness to its glory by a life of growing intimacy. Teach us the beauty of forgiveness so we may become more and more One in Heart, Mind, and Body. Strengthen our dialogue and help us become living signs of your love. Make us grow more in love with the Church so we may renew the Body of Christ. Make us a sign of unity in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Brother. Amen. - Fr. Bill Dilgen, S.M.M.

Advocate Training, Feb 10

Next Session: Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m
Sacred Heart Church, Pahoa

Advocate Training is being offered by the Diocesan Tribunal Staff for Priests and Deacons who were not previously trained and Lay Persons designated by their pastor. The workshops will provide training on:

  • How to assist those who are divorced with petitioning for a Declaration of Marital Nullity
  • When a Lack of Canonical Form applies
  • What is need for a Pauline Privilege petition

To register, contact Roxanne Torres at rtorres@rcchawaii.org or (808) 203-6766.

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Friday, February 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK is celebrated on the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, Friday, February 11. Bishop Silva will preside at a Mass with Anointing of the Sick at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 12:00 noon. Any Catholic in good standing who is seriously ill is invited to receive this sacrament of healing and strength. (Note: Only those who are sick are to receive the Anointing of the Sick. No one may receive the sacrament as a proxy for someone else.)

Flyer available HERE.

"Faith Prevails: The Miracle of Bolsena" Movie and Presentation, Feb 11

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Based upon the true story of a Eucharistic Miracle in 1263, Faith Prevails follows the journey of Fr. Peter as he wrestles with doubts about the Real Presence. With more than a quarter of a million views worldwide, this film received the Stars and Stripes Award for its Catholic evangelization efforts.

Join us for a presentation by Solenne Santiago (director/producer)
as she takes us behind the scenes and shares the inspiration for
the movie, the challenges overcome, and how it impacted her own
faith as a 17 year old filmmaker.

For additional information or questions, please contact Laleen Ramiscal at glaleen@icloud.com.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faith-prevails-miracle-at-bolsena-tickets-243949338037

Flyer available HERE.

Second Collection Augustine Educational Foundation, Feb 12-13

Scholarships for Students in Hawaii Catholic Schools

Our Catholic schools provide a quality education to students from all ethnic, religious and financial backgrounds. The Augustine Educational Foundation provides tuition scholarships to students with a financial need in our Hawaii Catholic Schools in grades K-12. Please take a moment and give the gift of education and make a difference in a student’s life. 

Here are the ways you can make a gift:

Online: Visit augustinefoundation.org/donate

Check: Payable to Augustine Educational Foundation. Mail your check to Augustine Educational Foundation, 6301 Pali Hwy, Kaneohe, HI  96744. Please include your parish/island on the memo of your check for proper parish acknowledgement.

Your gift to our Second Collection supports tuition scholarships in your parish and/or vicariate for the 2022-2023 School Year. 
Last year, $100,000 was generously donated to the Second Collection and distributed back to parishioners in the form of tuition scholarships.

For more information, please call (808) 203-6748 or visit www.augustinefoundation.org.

Youth Ministry Training, Feb 19 and 22

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
or Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

All youth ministry leaders, core team members, and volunteers are invited to participate in this month’s Youth Ministry Training covering relational ministry, Gen Z, and sharing faith with teens. Both sessions will be offered online, using Zoom. This event is sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Register here: https://forms.gle/ZvXgWzDW7VMgieS67

Flyer available HERE.

The Marianist Lecture, Feb 27

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Online Event

The Synod on Synodality is in 2023, what does that mean?

Bishop Robert McElroy (Diocese of San Diego) will present on the topic of “Synodality: Proclaiming Jesus to the World” to help us prepare for the Synod on Synodality that Pope Francis has called for October 2023. The lecture will be about 50 minutes, followed by a period of questions and answers.

The Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy is the sixth bishop of San Diego, appointed as Ordinary by Pope Francis in 2015. He was ordained as a priest in 1980 and served as Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco from 2010-2015.

Register at marianistlecture.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Our Lady of Lourdes
Feast Day - February 11

In 1858, 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous told her friends that a beautiful young lady was appearing to her in a rock formation on the outskirts of her small town of Lourdes. A friend asked Bernadette to do her a favor—to take her rosary along the next time she knelt before the beautiful young lady. Bernadette obliged. Later, Bernadette told her friend how the lady had reacted: the lady had noticed that Bernadette was not holding her own rosary, said that she was not there to make relics, and told Bernadette to return next time with her own rosary, not someone else’s. Read more...

Copyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission. www.mycatholic.life

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

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


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


Advocate Training at Sacred Heart, Pahoa, Feb 10

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

"Faith Prevails: The Miracle of Bolsena" Movie, Feb 11

Ministry with Families: Leadership Formation, Feb 12

Second Collection Augustine Educational Foundation, Feb 12-13

Presidents' Day Holiday, Feb 21

The Marianist Lecture, Feb 27


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