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May 3, 2022 - Third Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Third Week of Easter (V18)
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Bishop's Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter


[Sacred Heart Church, Punahou; Our Lady of the Mount Church, Kalihi; Holy Family Church, Honolulu (Confirmations and First Communions)]

We all know what nagging is. If you want something, and whoever has it does not immediately give it to you, you keep asking and asking and asking until you get an answer – hopefully the answer you want! (Do your homework. Do your homework! I said, do your homework! Or Go to bed! Go to bed! Go to bed now!) Nagging can get on our nerves, but is it always a bad thing? Sometimes it is something we need so that we can do the right thing that is ultimately good for us.

Today we see Jesus asking Peter the same question three times: “Do you love me?” Jesus knew Peter well enough to know that he often said things he did not really mean or at least not understand. He said Jesus was the Son of God, yet within a few minutes he was telling Jesus he must not talk about giving his life in suffering, and Jesus had to scold him. At the Last Supper Peter said he would never abandon Jesus but would die with him, yet just a few hours later he denied three times that he even knew Jesus. So when Jesus wanted to know if Peter really loved him, perhaps he had to nag him about it to see if he would eventually qualify his answer. (“Well, yes, but….) But in the end Jesus’ nagging paid off. Read more...

Daughters of St. Paul Departing Hawaii after 48 Years

Daughters of St. Paul in their chapel in their downtown Honolulu store April 23. From left, Sister Mary Joane Caritas Gepitulan, Sister Maria Joseph Petrill and Sister Diane Leonard Kraus. (Photo courtesy of Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP)

By Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP
Hawaii Catholic Herald

The Daughters of St. Paul, the religious order of women who have served Hawaii for nearly 50 years spreading the Gospel through their apostolate of the printed word and other forms of media, are closing their Pauline Book and Media Center on Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu and leaving the islands on June 16, as part of a reconfiguring of the order’s 13 North American locations. The move will allow the community “to carry out our in-person and online media mission more effectively,” said Sister Donald Maria Lynch, provincial superior of the Daughters of St. Paul in the U.S. and Toronto, in a video announcement April 19.

The reorganization will also close locations in Chicago, Charleston and San Antonio.

The sisters will leave Hawaii without a retail Catholic book and religious articles store. Besides books, the Pauline Book and Media Center also sold statues, religious artwork, nativity sets, rosaries, medals, films, DVDs, calendars, music and more. Read more...

Discovering the Beauty of Hawaii's Sisters

Discovering the Beauty of Hawaii's Sisters is a video project made by Sofia Garcia highlighting five orders of religious sisters in Hawaii. Sofia is a 17-year old member of American Heritage Girl Troop HI001 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City. The video was created as her final Stars and Stripes Project for the American Heritage Girls. She wanted to find a way to connect the local community with our religious sisters here in Hawaii. Her video has been viewed across the United States, the Philippines, and Europe.

Watch the video on YouTube HERE.

St. John Paul II Catholic Radio Station

From the Office of the Bishop

There is a possibility of St. John Paul II Catholic Radio opening a station on Oahu in the near future, if the needed funds can be raised for its purchase, opening, and the first year of operations. Typically, the station would be self-supporting after the first year through advertisement sales and listener donations. If you are interested in helping fund the initiation of this Catholic radio station, or you know someone who is interested, please contact us at hicatholicradio@rcchawaii.org.

“Faith comes by hearing.” (Romans 10:17)

Taking Care of Yourself and Others

From the Office for Social Ministry

Blessing and Happy May Days ahead! As part of National Stroke and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, let’s help each other reduce our stress levels through mindful mental and physical practices. Together we can strive for resilience and be able to process and overcome any challenges ahead!

By taking a few moments for yourself every day, you will be able to encourage others to do the same. Stress can be managed in different ways so it’s important to be aware of the available tools. In times of stress, self-care can be considered the opposite of being selfish. People mistakenly think seeking help and tapping into available resources is a sign of weakness.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Read more...

Holy Hour for Vocations, May 4

The Holy Hour for Vocations is conducted on the first Wednesday of each month with Bishop Larry Silva. The Knights of Columbus will be 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.

6:00 p.m. - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
6:15 p.m. - Holy Hour for Vocations

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

Second Collection for the Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund, May 7-8

Saturday, May 7 - Sunday, May 8, 2022

Our retired priests dedicated themselves over many years to the service of God’s people, and we are grateful for the service they have rendered to our community. Your donations supplement the diocesan pension fund, covering the costs of sustenance, housing, medical and dental insurance, and other needs as our retired priests move into their elder years. They were there for us. Let’s be there for them now.

Please give generously on May 7 & 8 or donate online today at www.catholichawaii.org/dprf.

Flyer available HERE.

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Information Nights

Parent Information Nights on May 5, May 19, and June 1

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE)
Let us uphold the profound dignity of the body, especially the body of our keiki! Our design speaks “gift” but the world tells us to exploit the utility of the body. 

If you desire your children to receive a sexual education that aligns with the original design of the Creator and St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” then we invite their participation in SRAE where we will: proclaim the truth of masculinity, the beauty hidden in femininity, and the goodness of reserving the sexual union within marriage. 

Parent information sessions include ways to be intentional with your children, dialogue with them to set boundaries and protect their sexual integrity.

Empower your ‘ohana! Register at https://hamauiloko.org/.

Flyer available HERE.

Diocesan Baccalaureate, May 12

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

All 2022 graduates from middle school, high school, colleges and universities, and their family and friends are invited to attend the Diocesan Baccalaureate with Bishop Larry Silva.

RSVP at https://forms.gle/Uy5oFgCubLvEqQBH9

Flyer available HERE.

Patriotic Rosary, May 30

Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church, Punahou

Join the Catholic Committee on Scouting in praying the Rosary this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Honolulu. Everyone is invited!  RSVP not required but will help us in planning: https://forms.gle/JGJUEZFwcDcK4kfp6

For more information, visit our website: www.catholichawaii.org/catholicscouting/rosary.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. Joseph Leasiolagi, the brother of Deacon Francis Leasiolagi, who is assigned at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu. Mr. Joseph Leasiolagi passed away in Guam on April 10, 2022. May he rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

 Saint Athanasius
c. 295–373
Memorial - May 2

The First Sunday of Advent of 2011 introduced to the faithful a new liturgical translation of the Mass in many English-speaking countries. The new translation had been many years in the making and had gone through numerous drafts and revisions. Of the many noticeable changes, some of the most extensive were made to the Nicene Creed. The phrase “one in being with the Father” was changed to “consubstantial with the Father.” This caused confusion and discomfort for some, as “consubstantial” was not a familiar English word and sounded more appropriate to the realm of mathematics. But “consubstantial” had a long historical and theological pedigree supporting it. Its noticeable use in the newly translated Creed, and the curiosity it provoked, was also a distant homage to today’s saint, Athanasius. He fought for, and suffered for, this one word. Read more...

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

First Inquiry for the Cause of Joseph Dutton

From Bishop Larry Silva

I am happy to announce that, with the completion of preliminary steps, we are now going to proceed with the First Session of the Diocesan Inquiry for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Servant of God, Joseph Dutton, Layman.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, I will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the Memorial of St. Damien DeVeuster. At the end of the Mass, there will be a short ceremony to formally open the Diocesan Inquiry Phase of the cause of Servant of God Joseph Dutton. The members of the Joseph Dutton Guild will be present, and the officials who will play various roles in the investigation of the cause will take their oaths of office.

It should be noted that beatification and canonization in the Catholic Church is a rigorous process, and there is no guarantee that the process will finally result in Joseph Dutton’s beatification or canonization. Nevertheless, many of the faithful in the Diocese of Honolulu and in other parts of the world have spoken favorably and are hopeful that Joseph Dutton’s holiness of life will be deemed by the Church to be worthy of public veneration and imitation. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide this process to its completion according to the will of God and for the good of his holy Church.

See the PDF of the First Inquiry for the Cause of Joseph Dutton HERE.

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


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


Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Info Night, May 5

Second Collection - Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Fund, May 7-8

Mass for the Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

Diocesan Baccalaureate with Bishop Silva, May 12

Afternoon Snack with Bishop Silva, May 13

Annual Priests' Retreat, May 16-20

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Info Night, May 19

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Dario Rinaldi, May 20

Theology of the Body Couples Retreat, May 21

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, May 27

Second Collection - Catholic Communication Campaign, May 28-29

Memorial Day Holiday, May 30

Patriotic Rosary for Memorial Day, May 30


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The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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