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September 6, 2022 - Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time (V36)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time


[Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu]

Did you know that some people consider the Catholic Church a hate group? Did you know that there has been an alarming increase in vandalism against Catholic churches in the past several years? One of our priests recently mentioned that he had attended a classmate’s ordination at the Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and that after Mass people were shocked to find that the windshield of every car parked near the Cathedral was smashed. Were you aware that one author of a popular national magazine recently dubbed the rosary a dangerous weapon?

While we lament all of these seriously flawed judgements of the Catholic Church, we may also stand proud that the reason we are so hated and persecuted is because we have been faithful to Jesus and to the law of God. Read more...

St. Francis Healthcare System’s CEO Reflects on Renewed Mission

St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii’s CEOs present and past, Jerry Correa and Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Geraldine Ching. (Photo courtesy ofSt. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

2012 was an auspicious year for St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii. That was the year it got back as part of a bankruptcy settlement the two hospitals it had sold to Hawaii Medical Center in 2007. That year Marianne Cope, the matriarch of the Sisters of St. Francis in Hawaii, was canonized in Rome. And that was the year Jerry Correa became the first lay person appointed St. Francis’ chief executive officer.

These are some of the things you learn from the healthcare system’s once-a-decade introspective book published this year to mark the 95th anniversary of the opening of St. Francis Hospital in Liliha. The name of the 127-page volume, written by Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Geraldine Ching, is “Taking the High Road.”

Correa joined the Hawaii Catholic Herald by Zoom Aug. 3 to discuss the anniversary, his job at St. Francis, and the book. Read more...

Keeping Mind and Body in Shape this September

From the Office for Social Ministry

As we celebrate National Grandparents Day this month, we salute all our elders and kupuna for the contributions they have made in each of our lives. We also pay tribute to their caregivers, who profoundly impact and enhance their quality of life during the twilight years.

St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii remains a strong advocate for our seniors and caregivers, offering self-empowerment classes throughout the year that cover a range of topics from physical fitness, to financial strategies, and retirement planning. Upcoming free sessions are provided online this month such as: Truths and Myths of Long Term Care Insurance (September 8th, 5pm); Medicare Basics (Sept 12th, 5pm); and Overview of Taxes and Retirement (Sept 16th, 11am.) Read more...

Search for Longest Married Couple

Nominate your longest married couple at wwme.org. Click "Nominate Today" located at the upper right of the wwme.org home page. The nomination deadline is September 10, 2022.

Flyer available HERE.

Informational Zoom for Catholic Radio on Oahu, Sep 13

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Learn more about the initiative to bring a St. John Paul II Catholic radio station to Oahu with this public informational session on Zoom. For event access, please visit www.oahucatholicradio.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Stewardship Day 2022, Oct 1

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

This year’s diocesan Stewardship Day will feature presentations on parish communications, tithing, building a parish columbarium, and a bishop’s stewardship experience. Registration is free, simply email mclark@rcchawaii.org - or call 808-203-6723 - by September 20, 2022.

New this year, the Office of Stewardship & Development is combing Stewardship Day with the annual special Bishop’s Mass and reception for ‘Ohana in Christ donor society members as a “coming together” of stewardship and development. Mass begins at 11:30 AM. Afterwards, the video for the 2022/2023 Ohana in Christ appeal will be viewed. The reception will follow in the auditorium/cafeteria.

Flyer available HERE.

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Oct 3-4

Monday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A new movie about Mother Teresa will premiere on over 800 theater screens across the country for TWO NIGHTS ONLY on October 3rd and 4th. Locally the movie will be featured at Kapolei Commons and the Dole Cannery Theaters in Honolulu.

To learn more about the movie or to purchase tickets, please visit

Marianist Lecture with Fr. James Heft, Oct 9

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University
Livestream Available

Join the upcoming Marianist Lecture, "Empty Churches: Where have all the young people gone?" with Fr. James L. Heft, S.M.

A study by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies found that the Catholic population, like that of other faith communities, has been declining in the U.S. and the majority of millennials raised Catholic typically now report that they are unaffiliated. Fr. James Heft, SM will explore the social phenomena of the growing number of individuals who no longer affiliate with a religious tradition, the impact non-affiliation has on society and what the future will look like for faith communities like Catholicism.

RSVP HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Celebrating the Eucharist: A Family Concert, Oct 14

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Composer and musician John Burland will take you and your family on a delightful musical journey of song, movement, prayer, and story in celebration of the gift of the Sacrament of Eucharist - "the source and summit of the Christian life."

This concert is free of charge. Donations accepted. Event will be livestreamed. Please let us know you're coming by registering at www.catholichawaii.org/jbconcert. You may also reserve a bento ($10 per person, payable on site.)

Flyer available HERE.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar "November's Song", Oct 22

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Hawaii's Saints inspiring the artistic journey webinar series hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference "November's Song" - from the script to the stage, remembering the journey! Director Deacon Modesto Cordero and actor Eva Andrade walk us through the journey of bringing to life Sr. Marianne Cope, OSF to the stage. The fun, struggles, and inspiration that motivate our actors and crew to gain a greater admiration and love for our Hawaiian Saint!

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

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
1910 – 1997
Memorial - September 5

Anjezë (Agnes) Gonxha Bojaxhiu was a tiny Albanian woman whose strong-as-iron faith served as a fulcrum to budge the world closer to God. She was born into a devout family in Skopje, in present day Macedonia. Her parent’s marriage had been arranged, according to custom, and was happy and fruitful. The family was prosperous and regularly helped the poor and abandoned. There was seldom not a destitute person sharing the family table at lunchtime. Little Agnes benefited from the then recent reforms of Pope Saint Pius X lowering the age of First Holy Communion and thus received the Eucharist for the first time at the very young age of five and a half. After her father died young, Agnes’ firm, loving, and religious mother had the greatest influence on her. The vibrant life of her local parish also impacted her faith. The priests there talked about the missionary work of the Church in far away lands, and Agnes internalized every word they spoke. 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


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

Informational Zoom for Catholic Radio on Oahu, Sep 13

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


`Ohana in Christ Diocesan Appeal, Oct 1-2

Stewardship Day and ‘Ohana in Christ Donor Reception, Oct 1

Diocesan Rosary Congress, Oct 1-7

Marianist Lecture with Fr. James Heft, Oct 9

Holy Ghost Golf Tournament, Oct 15

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 22-23


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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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