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October 17, 2023 - Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time (V42)
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Carmel of the Holy Trinity: 50 Years of Gratitude

Kneeling, postulant Tiffanie Han, Sister Angelica Guevarra. Back row, Sister Mary Francis Apordo, Sister Elizabeth de Jesus, Mother Agnella Iu, Mother Mary Elizabeth “Liza” Sedo, Sister Leslie Watanabe, and Sister Anne Therese Ocampo. Sister Assumpta John Theresa Macapanas returned to the Philippines in 2021. (Courtesy photo)

Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP
Hawaii Catholic Herald

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” wrote the 6th century Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. Fifty years ago, on Oct. 25, 1973, seven Carmelite nuns took that single step leaving the familiarity of their monastery walls in Stanley, Hong Kong, to answer Jesus’ invitation in Matthew 9:19, “everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.” Some 5,544 miles later, across the Pacific Ocean, Mother Mary Agnes Tse, Sister Mary Angel Wong , Sister Teresita Tam, Sister Caroline Chow, Sister Marie Tang, Sister Agnes Marie Wong and Sister Agnella Iu arrived in Honolulu to found Hawaii’s Carmel of the Holy Trinity. Read more...

God's Love and Compassion Shown on Maui

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From the Office for Social Ministry

This year’s synod is meant to be an inspiring pastoral experience of “accompaniment” – praying, listening, and walking together. Pope Francis said this synod assembly is an opportunity for the church to reflect the way God is closely present in the world. “Let us keep going back to God’s own “style”, which is closeness, compassion, and tender love. God has always operated that way.”

One shining example God’s close, compassionate, tender loving presence in the wake of the Maui wildfires continues to be the school of Maria Lanakila parish in Lahaina, now located at the Sacred Hearts Mission church in Kapalua. The school is a beacon of hope sharing a healing spirit of resilience among faculty, parents, and students who lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods. They parish school is inspiring others to participate in this close, compassionate, tender process of “accompaniment” by supporting the parish efforts to help provide tuition and rebuild the school. For ways on how to help, please visit www.shsmaui.org. Read more...

Transportation Friends for Kupuna Project

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for Medical & Healthcare Professionals, Oct 18

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

The Mass for Medical and Healthcare Professionals is a special celebration for physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and their family and friends. The mass will be presided by Very Rev. Msgr. Gary Secor, Vicar General.

To RSVP, please email alguerrero@rcchawaii.org. Bentos will be provided after the Mass.

Flyer available HERE.

Faithful Citizenship Series #3 "Life Matters," Oct 21

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Stephen Church, Nuuanu (Honolulu)

Join the Faithful Citizenship Series #3 "Life Matters." This will be an exhilarating workshop designed to ignite meaningful conversations about Hawaii's current affairs and discover empowering ways to leave a lasting impact on our local community.

  • Learn the Hawaii Legislation Process.
  • Learn how to participate – respectfully making your voice heard.
  • Learn about pending/upcoming “Respect Life Issues” like Assisted Suicide, Human Trafficking, and abortion going through the legislative process.
  • Much, much more…

Questions? Please contact Juanita Ruis at Jruis@rcchawaii.org or (808) 600-7893.

Flyer available HERE.

ʻOhana Mass, Oct 28

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

From the Office for Social Ministry

This year, including all during summer at Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners have shared their Ministry for Persons with Disabilities by welcoming persons with varying gifts and abilities to celebrate the “’Ohana Mass.” Ushers who are members of the Knights of Columbus offer a warm welcome and escort them to the designated pews where they were able to better participate in the Eucharist. After Mass, the community continues fellowship together through a potluck supper where all joyfully serve each other with nourishing food and aloha. These “‘Ohana Masses” and potluck fellowship normally take place on the fourth Saturday each month, 5:30 PM at Mary, Star of the Sea where all are welcomed to celebrate and share their gifts as one ‘Ohana.

Livestream available at Mary, Star of the Sea's YouTube Channel.

For more information please contact Deacon Rafael Mendoza at rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

140th Anniversary of the Arrival of Mother Marianne and the Franciscan Sisters

Rik Fitch, the artist of this painting, lost his business in the Maui fire. (Image used with artist's permission)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

Come and celebrate, all are invited. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate Mass to mark the 140th year of the arrival of Mother Marianne and the first Franciscan Sisters to Hawaii. A mini reenactment of the arrival will precede the Mass. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. Church parking will be validated.

Contact Sr. Marie Romano at srmromano@aol.com for more info or to offer assistance if needed.

Hawaii Catholic Men’s Conference Golf Tournament, Nov 10

Friday, November 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. check-in)
Moanalua Golf Club, Honolulu

The Hawaii Catholic Men’s Conference is a biblically based Catholic Men’s program that assists Catholic men in becoming the man that our Lord Jesus Christ has designed us to be. To assist in the funding of future conferences, a nine-hole two-person team best ball golf tournament will be held. All proceeds will be used to fund future conferences. Donations accepted.

$100 per person and includes green fees, cart, and after tournament pupus. Drinks and snacks will be provided during the round. The field is limited to the first 20 (two-person) teams.

Register your team on EventBrite HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, Nov 11

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Paewalani, 45-901 Wailele Rd., Kaneohe

Celebrate vocations and Veteran’sDay with a BBQ and all young adults, friends, and family are invited! Come eat and fellowship with us! Our Catholic Scouting Organizations will lead us in praying the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Bring your own drinks.

Please RSVP by November 6 to Sr. Ivy Yim at (808) 845-0065 ext. 3 or email larcvocations@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Paul of the Cross
Memorial – October 20

Paulo Francesco Danei, now known as Saint Paul of the Cross, was born in Ovada, in what is today northwestern Italy. In a family of sixteen, he was the oldest of the six children who survived infancy. His parents were devout Catholics who instilled their faith in their children. His father, a merchant and man of great faith, was more concerned about God and the lives of the saints than he was about worldly goods. Paul’s devout mother introduced her children to a devotion to the Blessed Mother and used to tell them about Christ’s Passion and the lives of the saints, especially the desert hermits. This sparked a great faith in Paul and a desire for prayer and solitude, a desire that never left him. 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

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
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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


Mass for Medical & Healthcare Professionals, Oct 18

Source & Summit: A Eucharistic Day of Recollection, Oct 21

Faithful Citizenship Series #3 "Life Matters," Oct 21

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 21-22

‘Ohana Mass, Oct 28


Mass for All Souls Day, Nov 2

140th Anniversary of the Arrival of Mother Marianne and the Franciscan Sisters, Nov 8

Veterans Day Holiday (Observed), Nov 10

Hawaii Catholic Men’s Conference Golf Tournament, Nov 10

2nd Collection for Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Nov 18-19

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 23-24

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 27-Dec 1


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