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November 8, 2022 - Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time (V45)
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Bishop's Homily for the Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time


[Diocesan Congress of Filipino Catholic Clubs, Wailua, Kauai]

Do you know what the word for “wives” is in Spanish? “Esposas.” Do you know what else “esposas” means in Spanish? “Handcuffs!”

Of course, we joke that when a couple gets married, each one puts on a ball and chain because they are linked to each other for life, and one must give up some personal freedom to make the relationship work. But in the end, no one forces them to “tie the knot.” The couple freely and joyfully makes this commitment to be bonded together as one body until death do them part. There are rewards in the end, because they learn the true meaning of love as faithful, fruitful and permanent. If the couple truly chooses to stay bonded to one another throughout life, their separation in death will be extremely difficult, because the depth of grief is measured by the depth of love. Read more...

Prayer for Elections

Loving God, as our civic elections approach, fill us with the light of your Holy Spirit and the wisdom and courage to be faithful citizens.  Guide us with your Spirit to exercise our responsibility to vote, but to first study the candidates and issues according to your will.  Let us vote for people and policies that will affirm life in all its stages, from conception to natural death; that will strengthen marriage and the family according to your will; that will make us more attentive to the needs of the homeless and the vulnerable; and that will lead us to be “one nation, under God.”  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

[Approved by Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu; October 27, 2022.]

Holy Days of Obligation

Please note that in the Diocese of Honolulu, in addition to all Sundays of the year, there are only two Holy Days of Obligation on which the faithful are obliged to attend Mass: December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and December 25, Christmas (which falls on a Sunday this year).  Be sure to check your parish’s Mass schedule for these special days of our faith.

Mary or Marianne? Hilo or Pahoa? The Tale of the Mysterious Statue

A volunteer helps mount the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows in the Sacred Heart Parish cemetery in Pahoa of the Big Island on Oct. 5. (Photo courtesy of Deacon Jim Dougherty)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

That is not an apparition glowing above the Sacred Heart Church cemetery in Pahoa on the Big Island. But the sudden Oct. 5 appearance of the larger-than-life white image of Our Blessed Mother does have a bit of mystery about it.

According to Deacon Jim Dougherty of St. Theresa Church in Mountain View, the statue was first delivered more than 10 years ago to St. Joseph Church in Hilo where it remained wrapped and crated with no one to claim it.

“Apparently,” said Deacon Dougherty, “word of this mysterious statue got back” to Sacred Heart Church and the pastor there, Somascan Father John Molina, but not before a few other twists in the story.

Family Caregiving and Mental Illness


From the Office for Social Ministry

Family Caregiving is a very significant ministry for many members and parishioners in the Diocese. According to Mental Health America, at least one-third of all persons receiving caregiving by family, friends and neighbors may have a mental illness. This makes it particularly challenging for caregivers to maintain and balance their physical and mental health, not to mention the strain on work, their social life as well affecting their living faith.

These caregivers play multiple roles which include day-to-day care, supervising medications, transport to the hospital and medical appointments as well as looking after financial needs. All of these responsibilities are compounded by behavioral disturbances which only add to the stress and burden.

Much needed resources are available to aid caregivers with coping and so to manage matters and avoid burnout or worse. Read more...

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu

All are invited to attend this very important fundraising luncheon to support the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Joseph Dutton. It should be a fun and informative gathering to help the Joseph Dutton Guild in its work of preparing the cause for sainthood of Hawaii’s possible third saint.

A Zoom event will be set up for attendees to remotely view the speakers, music and to bid and view the results of the online auction.

To order tickets and to register for the live event and Zoom please visit josephdutton.org or email info@josephdutton.org

Flyer available HERE.

"A Time To Grieve" Retreat, Nov 19

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Retreat Center
Rose Hill Conference Room and Chapel

A Day of Reflection and Prayer for those who are grieving. Led by Sr. Marie Lemert, ss.cc., and Sr. Jane Francis Leandro, ss.cc.

Mass at 11:00 a.m. Please bring a brown bag lunch; snacks and drinks provided. Suggested donation: $15.00

Space is limited, call Sr. Ivy (808-845-0065) by November 15, 2022.

Flyer available HERE.

Global Celebration of Young People, Nov 19-20

November 19-20, 2022

At the end of Mass on the Solemnity of Christ the King in November 2020, Pope Francis called for a renewal of the celebration of young people in local churches every year on the Solemnity of Christ the King. This year the date is November 19-20, 2022. We encourage you to celebrate the gifts of youth and young adults this year.

Learn more about the Global Celebration of Young People here: http://catholichawaii.org/oyyam/global.

Flyer available HERE.

Art of Witness: A Celebration of Jesus in the Eucharist, Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church & School

Talented and faith-filled catechists and artist-educators from our Hawaii Catholic Schools and parishes will help us reflect upon the source and summit of our faith – the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist – and inspire in us creative new ways to proclaim the Truth to the world.




Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
via Zoom

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is hosting a Day of Recollection for young people of all ages. Learn more about the life and service of Mother Theodore Guerin and how she is a model for us on caring for the sick and the poor.

RSVP at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor. Questions? Email the DHCCS at dhccs.hi@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

"The Chosen" New Episodes Viewing, Dec 9

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
One Community Center
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church in Mililani to watch episodes 1 & 2 of The Chosen - Season Three.

Tickets are available at www.stjohnmililani.org.

Synopsis: What now? After Jesus completes a sermon that turns the world upside down, all 12 disciples (including newcomer Judas) are ready to follow him to the ends of the earth. But problems remain. Matthew wrestles with estrangement from his family. Andrew visits an imprisoned John the Baptist. Mary and the women must find a source of income. Simon and Eden face the costs of following Jesus. Most importantly, the disciples face their biggest challenge yet when Jesus sends them out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him.

Flyer available HERE.

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet "A White Christmas," Dec 30

Friday, December 30, 2022, 6-10 PM
Hawaii Okinawa Center Ballroom
94-587 Uke'e St.
Waipahu, HI 96797

Join us as we kick-off the 10 year anniversary of EPIC Ministry at this year's Christmas Banquet, "A White Christmas".

For more information, visit epicministry.net

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

St. Leo the Great
Late Fourth Century – 461
Memorial – November 10

History has so far conferred on just two popes the title of “Great,” and today’s saint is one of them. Leo the Great’s origins are obscure, so nothing is known with certainty of his early life. He was, though, ordained into Holy Orders and rose to prominence as a papal advisor in the 420s. He corresponded with imminent theologians and acted as a papal emissary before he was elected Bishop of Rome in 440. Leo was a pope’s pope. He expanded the power and influence of the papacy at every opportunity. The Church’s earliest theological tradition rooted Rome’s primacy in the double martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul in the eternal city. No other city could claim to have been sanctified by the blood of two martyrs. Pope Leo, however, emphasized what was to become a more dominant argument for papal supremacy—that the pope’s authority is not rooted merely on the historical fact that Peter and Paul died on roman ground but on the theological fact that the Bishop of Rome occupies the Chair of Saint Peter. 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


Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

National Catholic Youth Conference, Nov 10-12

Veterans Day Holiday, Nov 11

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Oahu, Nov 18-20

A Time To Grieve, Nov 19

Global Celebration of Young People, Nov 19-20

Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 24-25

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 28-Dec 2


Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. John, Mililani, Dec 1-11

Art of Witness: A Celebration of Jesus in the Eucharist, Dec 3

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Mass for Immaculate Conception, Dec 8

2nd Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, Dec 10-11

Simbang Gabi Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach, Dec 16

Mass for the 90th Anniversary of Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 17

Misa de Gallo at Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 18

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Anthony, Wailuku, Dec 18

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Makawao, Dec 19

Simbang Gabi Mass at Maria Lanakila, Lahaina, Dec 19

Misa de Gallo at St. Theresa, Kihei, Dec 20

Misa de Gallo at Sacred Hearts, Lanai City, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City, Dec 22

Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 23

Misa de Gallo at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 23

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Philomena, Honolulu, Dec 23

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec 24

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Holiday (Observed), Dec 26

New Year's Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 30

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet "A White Christmas," Dec 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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