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April 25, 2023 - Third Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Third Week of Easter (V17)
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Bishop's Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter


[Blessed Sacrament Church, Stowe, Vermont (Celebration of the 180th Anniversary of the Birth of Servant of God Joseph Dutton in Stowe)]

When we think of a journey, we think of the destination; but sometimes the journey home can be just as important.

Today we hear of two disciples of Jesus – people who knew him very well – walking alongside him and conversing with him for the distance of almost seven miles.  They were tired and could not imagine that their new friend was not also ready for a good meal and a good night’s sleep.  But once Jesus opened their eyes to his risen presence in the breaking of bread, fatigue was overcome with such joy that they ran seven miles – in the dark! – back to Jerusalem, to tell their friends that they had really seen the Lamb once slain who lives forever as he broke open the Scriptures for them and broke the bread.  They probably had no plans to return to Jerusalem, since their business there was done, but they made the return journey, I am sure, with fire in their feet. Read more...

You are the Pa‘akai of the Earth

The Hanapepe salt pond beds at sunset. (Photo courtesy Yorkman family)

On Kauai, many generations have been harvesting salt in the old Hawaiian way

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

HANAPEPE — On the southwestern coast of Kauai, in Hanapepe, a small number of families have been harvesting salt from the ocean for thousands of years.

The traditional Hawaii method of “pa‘akai” (“solidified sea”) is a laborious process. Wells fed by underground ocean water must be clean enough for brine shrimp to make their home there. The well water is poured into waiku, or holding beds, and then scooped into pune‘e, shallower, clay-sealed beds where the water evaporates and salt crystallizes into different layers. The pa‘akai is raked, rinsed and dried, all by hand.

The salt can only be harvested during the dry summer months when the beds emerge from being underwater most of the year. In recent years, they have not always dried out as they used to. Read more...

Congratulations to Agnes Brown

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

Please join us in congratulating AGNES RENEE LEIHIWAHIWAIKAPOLIONAMAKUA THRONAS-BROWN, senior at Chaminade University, employee at Sacred Hearts Academy, and amazing daughter of our very own, Associate Superintendent, Mandy Thronas-Brown and her husband, Ryan, State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus!

As many of you witnessed, Agnes won the Miss Aloha Hula 2023 competition at the Merrie Monarch Festival last week. She did not hesitate to credit her faith and love for the Lord and thank Him for the honor. We are all VERY proud of her!


Rachel's Vineyard Retreat, Apr 28-30

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
(Arrival at 5:30pm on Friday/departure on Sunday at 5:00pm)

If you or a friend are hurting from a past abortion and are searching for a confidential, non-judgmental, safe place of healing and support to express and reconcile painful emotions and begin the healing process, look no further... and join us on our next retreat!

Both women and men are impacted by abortion and greatly benefit from the retreats. Singles, couples and family members of aborted children have come to Rachel's Vineyard for peace and inner healing. Call us today if you need someone to talk to.

To register, contact Lisa Shorba at (808) 490-2571 or email rvinhawaii@gmail.com.

A fee of $175/person (covers room, meals/refreshments and retreat materials). Need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited. Registrations are strictly confidential. For more information visit www.rachelsvineyard.com.

Flyer available HERE. Brochure available HERE.

Eucharist Retreat - Lanai, Apr 29

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City

Join us as we reflect upon Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who calls us by name; refresh ourselves in the joyful company of fellow catechists; and renew our catechetical approach to teaching about the Sacrament of Eucharist.

Our day will be filled with Sacred Scripture, peaceful silence, artful calligraphy, and practical new ways to teach about the Eucharist.

Register HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Diocesan Priest Retirement Fund, Apr 29-30

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30, 2023

Next week our Second Collection will be for the Diocesan Priest Retirement Fund. This is a different collection from the Religious Retirement Fund that is done each December. In concert with next weekend’s Good Shepherd Sunday, we are asked to prayerfully consider giving generously to this collection that will directly support our priests who are in their retirement years. They have given their lives shepherding our communities, and we pray that they are adequately cared for in this next chapter of their lives.

Please give generously on April 29 & 30 or donate online today at www.catholichawaii.org/dprf

Upcoming Events from the Respect Life Office

From the Respect Life Office

Walking with Moms Baby Shower
Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea in the parish hall. All pregnant moms are invited and encouraged to come.

Walking with Moms Baby Shower
Saturday, May 21st from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou. All pregnant moms are invited and encouraged to come.

CAN (Faithful Citizen) Training Class
Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe in the Laulima Auditorium.

Training is for everyone: Priests, Deacons, Parish Respect Life Coordinators, Team Members, and Parishioners. Learn about current legislation and how we can raise our voices to make a difference. As Christians, it is our civil duty to vote and encourage others to vote.  Apply Catholic Social Teachings to pro-life issues. What are the barriers that prevents life issue bills from being passed. We would like at least 35 to 50 people in attendance. The training will feature guest speakers Eva Andrade (Executive Director for Hawaii Catholic Conference and Jim Hochberg (Attorney).

Sidewalk Advocates for Life Class
Saturday, June 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani.

Training is advisable for all who pray in front of Planned Parenthood. A great way to learn about the most updated information regarding Planned Parenthood and their strategies. Please contact Program Leader Patrick Guzman, at (808) 351-6179 or email pguzman_5k@yahoo.com.

Maui Celebration of Father Damien's Arrival in Kalaupapa, May 9 and 10

Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2023
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Join Maui's celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Father Damien's arrival in Kalaupapa with Bishop Larry Silva.

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. - Prayer Service
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 8:15 a.m. - Mass

Veneration of the relic of St. Damien after the Prayer Service and Mass.

Flyer available HERE.

150th Anniversary of Father Damien’s Arrival in Kalaupapa

From the Office of the Bishop

The annual Memorial of St. Damien is May 10, which is the anniversary of the date of his arrival in Kalaupapa, Molokai. Wednesday, May 10, 2023 is the 150th anniversary of that momentous event. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate a Mass at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on that day, to which all are invited. We also urge parishes and schools to mark this special anniversary in their own celebrations of this Obligatory Memorial.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar "The Voices of Vermont," May 13

Saturday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Join this special webinar The Voices of Vermont, USA hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference. This live presentation from Vermont will feature several panelists who will share their story on how their personal and professional lives have been impacted and continually been influenced by Servant of God Joseph Dutton layman, affectionately known to the people of Vermont as "Brother Joseph Dutton, Beloved Son of Stowe."

Pre-register for this complimentary webinar at www.dmcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Christian Leadership Institute, Jun 25-30

Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2023
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Registration is now OPEN for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) this summer! Leadership training is open to all high school youth in grades 10-12. Applications are due to the OYYAM by May 17, 2023. Packets and more information on the website: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/ym/cli-hi. Questions? Contact the OYYAM at oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Introduction to Spiritual Direction, Jul 10-21

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 21, 2023
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chaminade Univeristy of Honolulu

Join the Introduction to Spiritual Direction course offered through Chaminade University of Honolulu. The course will feature Fr. William Meyer, SM who has been a spiritual director for over 40 years and holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Fr. Meyer currently serves as the Rector of St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

For registration assistance or more information, please contact claire.nishiguchi@chaminade.edu or dustyn.raga@chaminade.edu.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Saint Mark the Evangelist
c. 12–c. 68
Feast – April 25

Though little is known for certain about Saint Mark’s life, the Gospel attributed to him is unquestionably one of the most important scripts ever written. In a nearly breathless way, Mark recounts Jesus’ public ministry in concise and vivid detail. The shortest of the four Gospels is packed with information. Mark’s Gospel was most likely written primarily for Roman Gentiles, rather than for Jews, which is why he often describes various Jewish customs to the reader.

The Acts of the Apostles and various Epistles speak of “Mark” as well as “John Mark.” Most scholars believe that Mark and John Mark are the same person and the Gospel writer. Saint Mark is believed to have been born in Cyrenaica, modern-day Libya, which was under Roman rule at the time. Read more...

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:

Previous Announcements


Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 28-30

Second Collection for the Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Fund, Apr 29-30

Lanai Eucharist Retreat, Apr 29

Mass for Clergy and Religious Jubilarians, Apr 29


Diocesan Baccalaureate Mass, May 5

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, May 5-7

"God is Real in the Eucharist," May 7

Mass for the Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

"The Voices of Vermont, USA" Webinar, May 13

Annual Priests Retreat, May 15-19

Christian Life Program Session One, May 20

2nd Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign, May 20-21

Christian Life Program Session Two, May 27

Memorial Day Holiday, May 29


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