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January 17, 2023

Tuesday within the Second Week of Ordinary Time (V3)
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Bishop's Homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

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[Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue (Eucharistic Revival Catechesis)]

[Pointing to the congregation] “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” You might be asking yourself, “Where?” “Has some miracle happened that Jesus is actually here today?” I would answer, “Yes, the miracle of the Eucharist is happening over again, and you are gathered here with a dignity more profound than you might imagine!”

As we continue with our Eucharistic catechesis throughout the diocese in this time of the Eucharistic Revival being celebrated in the United States, we focus today upon the Introductory Rites of the Mass. But first it needs to be said that the real purpose of the celebration of the Eucharist is so that we can physically encounter the risen Christ. It is here above all that Jesus fulfills his promise that he would be with us always, even to the end of the world. But Jesus is not going to walk through the door with long, flowing robes. He is truly present now in a new and different way. Read more...

Honolulu Mass Honors Late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Jan. 4 Memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Jan. 4 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. (Photo: Dann Ebina)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Local Catholics filled the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu on Jan. 4 for a Memorial Mass honoring the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

The Diocese of Honolulu’s Bishop Larry Silva presided and gave a homily recognizing the late pope for his “rock solid” theological legacy and Christ-centered faith life.

Pope Benedict XVI passed away on Dec. 31. He had been retired since 2013 when he made the surprising announcement that he would be stepping down from the papacy. He had been pontiff since April 2005. Read more...

UH Offers Free Nutrition Classes for the New Year

From the Office for Social Ministry

If one of your new year resolutions is to take better care of your body then, consider taking a free nutrition class through the University of Hawaii’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP)! Anyone can sign up for these informative sessions that aim to help participants eat better food and exercise more in 2023.

For instance, lessons will cover life skills about how to save money and shop smarter at the grocery store; plan easy and healthy meals at home; and add more physical activity into your daily routine. With quick and fresh recipes, participants will also be more motivated to nurture their body and mind with fun and tasty dishes!

Sign up for all nine classes and you can also receive a certificate of completion, free kitchen supplies and even a cookbook! To learn more about this opportunity, please check out this FLYER. You can also contact Linda Cota-Kumagai at 818-203-9299.

Ecumenical Taizé Service, Jan 18

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Newman Center-Holy Spirit Parish, Manoa

Join the Ecumenical Taizé Service in observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for an hour of Sacred Music, Scripture, and Prayer. All are welcome! Free parking is available at the former St. Francis School (2707 Pamoa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822). For more information, please contact the Office of Worship at alguerrero@rcchawaii.org or (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

9 Days for Life, Jan 19-27

From the Respect Life Office

Pray to Protect Human Life!

The USCCB requests that this novena for human life, 9 Days for Life, is prayed by each parish from Thursday, January 19 to Friday, January 27, 2023 (https://www.respectlife.org/9-days-for-life). 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.

View and download the full 2023 Nine Days for Life Novena HERE.

March for Life Events, Jan 19 and 20

Mass for the March for Life
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

In the spirit of Catholic solidarity, all are invited to the March for Life Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Bishop Larry to preside at the Mass.

March for Life
Friday, January 20, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Also inviting all to the March for Life at the Hawaii State Capitol in downtown Honolulu on January 20, 2023 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The program includes speeches by Bishop Larry Silva and other local Church leaders, live entertainment, and will culminate in a Prayer-Rosary March around the Capitol.

Flyer available HERE.

10th Annual Saint Marianne Cope Walk & Wellness Fair, Jan 21

Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.
Magic Island at Ala Moana Regional Park, Honolulu

St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is thrilled to invite you, your ohana, friends, and co-workers to the 10th Annual Saint Marianne Cope Walk & Wellness Fair. It's not too late to sign up! Make it fun with some healthy competition – set goals to recruit 10 or more team members and then challenge family and friends to raise more funds for St. Francis.

Register and receive a mini bento, official event T-shirt, and be eligible to win a $500 Hawaiian Airlines travel voucher. The first 100 to raise $100 or more also qualify for more prizes!

Funds benefit Hawaii's families who would otherwise be without hospice care, personal care services, care coordination, caregiver support, meals and transportation, preschool, and adult day care.

Register today HERE.

Mass for the Memorial of St. Marianne Cope, Jan 23

Monday, January 23, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

All are invited to the celebration of St. Marianne's feast day Mass on Monday, January 23, 2023.

A special presentation on Mother Marianne by the youth and young people of the Diocese of Honolulu will take place as a prelude to the Mass. A new meditation booklet of Mother Marianne will be give to those who come to the Mass. Dinner will follow the Mass in the parish hall.

RSVP by January 20, 2023 to Sr. Marie Romano at (808) 397-7228.

Flyer available HERE.

Catechist Retreat 2023

Join us as we reflect upon Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who calls us by name; refresh ourselves in the joyful company of fellow catechists; and renew our catechetical approach to teaching about the Sacrament of Eucharist.

Our day will be filled with Sacred Scripture, peaceful silence, artful calligraphy, and practical new ways to teach about the Eucharist. Register HERE.

Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
January 28: St. Theresa, Kihei, Maui
February 4: St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Oahu
March 11: St. Raphael, Kauai
March 25: St. Damien of Molokai, Molokai
April 29: Sacred Hearts, Lanai

Flyer available HERE.

World Youth Day in Portugal, Aug 2023

There is still time to sign-up for World Youth Day happening THIS SUMMER (2023) in Lisbon, Portugal. There are two options to choose from. Visit our website for more information: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/yam/wyd.

The last day to sign-up is January 31, 2023.

Flyer available HERE.

Maui Stewardship Day, Mar 4

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

All are invitied to the Maui Stewardship Day “It is Right and Just.” The day will begin with Mass with Bishop Larry Silva and feature stewardship speakers Seminarian Larry Denis from the Big Island and Fr. Ace Tui, Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. Lunch will be provided.

Register & RSVP with your parish stewardship contact person by February 25, 2023. For information, call your parish stewardship contact of Mary Jean Bega at mauisd23@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities wish to inform all that their beloved Sister Michele McQueeney died on January 10, 2023. She lived for the past two and a half years at the Plaza at Kaneohe. Arrangements for her funeral services will be forthcoming after January 24th. May she rest in peace!

Saint of the Week

Saint Anthony of Egypt
Memorial – January 17

Anthony was born into an upper-class Catholic home. His parents raised Anthony and his younger sister in a small village in southern Egypt. He received a basic education and was twenty years old when his parents suddenly died. He was left with a large inheritance and the responsibility of caring for his sister. Some months later, Anthony was attending Mass and heard the Gospel story of Jesus’ command to the rich young man: “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven” (Matthew 19:21). As Anthony heard these words, he knew Jesus was speaking directly to him. Shortly after, he gave away most of his property, sold almost everything else, and kept only what he needed to care for himself and his sister. 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
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


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


Ecumenical Taizé Service, Jan 18

Mass for the March for Life, Jan 19

The March for Life, Jan 20

Mass for the Memorial of St. Marianne Cope, Jan 23

Ordination to Priesthood of Michael Kamauoha, SS.CC., Jan 24

Catechist Retreat - Maui, Jan 28

Breakfast with Bishop at St. John Vianney, Kailua, Jan 29


Mass for the Annual Conference of Catholic Educators, Feb 3

Catechist Retreat - Oahu, Feb 4

Mass for World Day for Consecrated Life, Feb 4

Presidents' Day Holiday, Feb 20

Mass for Ash Wednesday, Feb 23

Rite of Election for the West Hawaii Vicariate, Feb 25

Rite of Election for Oahu Vicariates, Feb 26

Mass for the 40 Days for Life, Feb 28


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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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