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August 16, 2022 - Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time (V33)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twentienth Sunday of Ordinary Time

(Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock.com)

[St. John Vianney Church, Kailua (60th Anniversary of the Parish)]

“Don’t play with fire!” This is what the world tells us from our earliest days, and, in a real sense, it is a life-saving teaching. How many wild fires – fires that destroy forests, wildlife and homes – were started by someone who was careless with just a little spark of fire? Earlier this week we celebrated the feast of St. Lawrence, the Roman deacon who was tortured by being roasted to death on a fire. We have fire departments and fire extinguishers to protect us from the ravages of fire. And, of course, the worst thing we can experience after we die are the eternal fires of hell. “Don’t play with fire!” is very good advice.

But today we have Jesus telling us he has come to set the world on fire. It is, of course, a metaphor, and not real fire he wants to set, but he does want us to be fired up, passionate, and totally committed to him and to our faith. He is reminding us that the salvation he came to bring to the world is so important that he wants us to be fully consumed by it, blazing with the love that sets the world on fire. Read more...

A New Altar for a Seaside Mission

Bishop Silva pours chrism oil on St. Joachim’s new altar. (HCH Photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

As the sun set over Mamalu Bay on July 26, little, white St. Joachim Church on the Punaluu shoreline lit up for a rare occasion: the dedication of a new altar.

St. Joachim is the mission church of St. Roch, further up the coast in Kahuku, Oahu, and doesn’t often get used for Masses. Before COVID-19, Saturday evening Masses were celebrated there. But during the depths of the pandemic, the tiny church didn’t have enough space for social distancing.

So, it was an extra special occasion to be gathering on the feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of the Virgin Mary, as the mission church received a new altar to better fit the church space. The previous altar was a hand-me-down from St. Ann in Kaneohe. The new altar was made by parishioner and retired carpenter Rudy Hernandez from mahogany painted a deep brown. Read more...

Free College Prep for Underrepresented Students


From the Office for Social Ministry

It’s back-to-school time again, and many high schoolers are preparing for graduation and college applications. That means students must be academically prepared for college level English, Math, or Science classes. Rest assured, UH is offering FREE help to underrepresented groups in higher education!

The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s SEED Office (Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity) offers a variety of programs to promote ethnic diversity and student success, especially among minority groups which include Native Hawaiians, students with special needs, adults returning to education, and students of the LGBTQ community. Below are just a few programs that could benefit your child. Read more...

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me," Aug 25-27

Thursday, August 25 - Saturday, August 27
On Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai

All Priests and Deacons are welcome to join the Clergy workshop, “Come and Follow Me” with Speaker: Fr. Ralph O’Donnell, Former Director of USCCB Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

There are three workshops locations:

  • Honolulu, Oahu: Thursday, August 25, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Laulima Conference Room at St. Stephen Diocesan Center
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: Friday, August 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, St. Michael the Archangel Parish
  • Wailuku, Maui: Saturday, August 27, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, -St. Anthony of Padua Parish

Please see flyer for contact information for registration at each location.

Flyer available HERE.

Get Back! to Church Benefit Concert, Aug 25 and 27

Thursday, August 25 & Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church presents Beat-lele Get Back! to Church Benefit Concert. Tickets are available at stjohnmililiani.org and on Eventbright.

Ticket purchase enters into drawing for Kanile'a Islander Ukulele (includes ukulele bag, tuner, cleaning cloth, certificate) donated by Beat-lele and 2 free lessons by Nolet Quiason at St. John, Mililani. 

  • General Admission: $50
  • VIP: $100 (Includes Swag Bag: concert t-shirt, 2 CDs, and autographed band photo.)
  • Concert T-Shirt: $20

Flyer available HERE.

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 27

Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Save the date for the upcoming Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference Prepare My Hands for Battle featuring guest speaker Jesse Romero. There will also be other opportunities to see Jesse Romero from August 23-25, 2022. These events are sponsored by the Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference.

Cost: $30 (includes lunch and snacks). Register for the conference on Eventbrite HERE.

How to Overcome Depression Catholic Style
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church, Pauoa

The Power of Prayer
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Michael Church, Waialua

The Benefits of Prayer and Church Attendance
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Flyer available HERE.

Catechist Training Day, Sep 3

Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In-person at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Laulima Auditorium

Join Fr. Mark Gantley, JCL for a review of the "Norms for the Preparation for and Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and First Penance". This session is suitable for clergy, and parish/school catechists who help children, youth, and adults to prepare for the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, and First Penance. This event will also be livestreamed. Register to receive the livestream link.


Hosted by the Office of Faith Formation. For more information contact Chad Chun at (808) 203-6747 or chadkchun@rcchawaii.org.

Fall Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experiences

Uncover the secrets to a lasting, supportive and transformational marriage. The Marriage Encounter Experience is a skill-building enrichment where together, you as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but to open to couples of all faiths.

2022 Fall WWME Experiences

  •  Hawaii Island: September 16-18 (Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Papaikou)
  •  Oahu: November 18-20 (St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu)

For more information or to apply go to hawaiiwwme.org or call (808) 839-0837.

Flyer available HERE.

Diocesan Rosary Congress, Oct 1-7

Saturday, October 1 - Friday, October 7, 2022

From October 1-7, 2022 the Diocese of Honolulu will join other dioceses around the nation on the 2022 Diocesan Rosary Congresses (DRC). The purpose of the DRC is to assist the faithful to fulfill the message of Fatima.

This year our diocese will follow the “The Traveling Congress” model. The relay will start on Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. and will end on Friday, October 7 at 6 p.m. Each 6-hour period is held at a different parish or religious community in the Diocese.

Parishes and religious congregations that are interested in participating can contact Cami Adams at (808) 721-2307 or camikjmj@gmail.com with their desired day(s) and hours no later than Friday, September 23.

For more information on the DRC visit www.rosarycongressusa.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint John Eudes
1601 – 1680
Memorial - August 19

John Eudes was born to pious but uneducated parents in a tiny town in Normandy just as the hot religious wars of the 1500s in France simmered to a low boil. He was deeply impressed with his Jesuit teachers at a Catholic high school and began to think about religious life. He fell under the holy sway of some of the great priests of his era and decided to emulate their pattern of life. He was ordained a priest for a French version of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in 1625. He then became a tireless preacher of parish missions for many years. He preferred to preach in a town for at least six weeks in order to counter the widespread religious ignorance of the faithful. He desired of his hearers nothing less than a total change of life, a complete conversion. 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
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


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


Mass for the Anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Aug 16

Hawaii State Admissions Day Holiday, Aug 19

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 20

Second Collection for Catholic Charities Hawaii, Aug 20-21

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me" - Oahu, Aug 25

Get Back! to Church Benefit Concert, Aug 25

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me" - Hawaii, Aug 26

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me" - Maui, Aug 27

Get Back! to Church Benefit Concert, Aug 27


Labor Day Holiday, Sep 5

2nd Collection for the Catholic University of America, Sep 10-11

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Big Island, Sep 16-18


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