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June 14, 2022 - Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time (V24)
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Bishop's Homily for Trinity Sunday

Painting of the Holy Trinity in the Church of Saint Thomas (Kostel Svatého Tomáše), Prague by Karel Škréta (1610 - 1674). (Renata Sedmakova/Shutterstock.com)

[St. Joseph Church, Makawao]

Some years ago I led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I was shopping for a gift at an icon shop, and I selected the icon I wanted. The shopkeeper was a Muslim, and he could see I was a priest, so he said to me, “That one is the Holy Trinity. What’s the Holy Trinity?” I only had a couple of minutes before the bus was leaving, so I knew my answer had to be quick. I said, “It is one God, but three persons in one God, a community of love.” And he looked at me, puzzled, and said, “So they don’t fight?” I said, “No, they don’t fight. They are a community of perfect love.”

We celebrate this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity once a year on the Sunday after Pentecost, but the Holy Trinity is a reality that is a part of our faith every day. One of my pet peeves, I must admit, is the way some people – even some priests – are so sloppy about making the Sign of the Cross. “I’ name ofda Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” I think this is an indication that we are not very aware of how the Holy Trinity is in our everyday lives. Read more...

First Ohana in Christ Fundraiser Entering Final Stretch at 75% of Goal

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Ohana in Christ, the Diocese of Honolulu’s parish-based fundraising campaign, entered its final month of its first year at 75% of goal, according to Mark Clark, the diocesan director of stewardship and development.

As of May 31, the diocese had received $845,000 of its $1.125 million target. The campaign ends June 30.

The campaign replaced the Bishop’s Circle, which collected primarily from individuals, to one that gave each of Hawaii’s 66 parishes an assigned goal of 25% of its annual “assessment” — the “tax” it pays yearly to the diocese to help cover diocesan operations.

Twenty-two parishes have already met their goals, said Clark, whose office is coordinating the campaign. The most recent are Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula; St. Rita, Haiku; St. Roch, Kahuku; St. Theresa, Kekaha; and St. Theresa, Kihei. Read more...


Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the ‘Ohana in Christ appeal! If you haven't given yet, please consider making your gift today to this year's appeal ending June 30th at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/ohana-in-christ/. Mahalo Nui Loa!

Mentoring New Leaders for Social Ministry, Part Four


From the Office for Social Ministry

Session Three of GREAT CATHOLIC PARISHES is entitled: Great Parishes Excel on Sunday. It’s important that ministry leaders reflect on how their parish can, “become an inspiring community that buzzes with life and gives off a welcoming energy that attracts people.” Of those pastors interviewed, the majority responded that a vibrant hospitality is essential for experiencing a vibrant liturgy. Exceptional parishes train their hospitality volunteers and help to create the parish’s welcoming culture from the moment people arrive and until they leave. Does your parish reflect a welcoming culture? One best practice in this regard is to organize a team of volunteers, staff and clergy to greet and welcome people as they arrive at Mass. This same welcoming culture should also be evident with other liturgical ministries and with ministry leaders. Read more...

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.

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 27

Saturday, August 20, 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. For more information contact Ron Gochenouer at (808) 306-7502.

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.

Office of Religious Education - Save the Dates

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Anthony of Padua
Memorial - June 13

Saint Anthony of Padua is a famous Franciscan saint especially honored at an impressive shrine in Padua, in Northern Italy. But he was not born as Anthony, was an Augustinian priest before he became a Franciscan, and was from Lisbon, Portugal, not Italy. Saint Anthony, along with Saint Bonaventure, another early Franciscan, lent theological heft to the somewhat esoteric movement founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis was uniquely sensitive and eccentric, unsuited to leadership, and vexed by the need to exercise authority. It was Saints Anthony and Bonaventure who gave the Franciscan Order credibility, who anchored it in sound theology, and who assured its survival and continued growth. 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


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, Jun 17

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

Juneteenth Holiday (Observed), Jun 20

Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests, Jun 24

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


Diaconate Ordination of Arrion Rosales-Llantos, Jul 1

Independence Day Holiday, Jul 4

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Maui, Jul 8-10

Mass for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Peace, Jul 9

Mentor Training for Catechist Track & Youth Ministry Track, Jul 13

Mentor Training for Catechist Track & Youth Ministry Track, Jul 16

2nd Collection - Diocesan Seminarian Education Fund, Jul 16-17

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jul 18-29

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Jul 29

Mass for 100 Year Jubilee Celebration of St. Rita, Haiku, Jul 31


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