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June 6, 2023 - Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time (V23)
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Bishop' Homily for Trinity Sunday

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[Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo (Confirmation & First Holy Communion); Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue (Confirmation & First Holy Communion); St. Catherine Church, Kapaa (Confirmation & First Holy Communion)]

There are billions of stars and galaxies in the universe, and they move in incredible harmony. There are millions of species on the face of the earth, a mind-boggling diversity of creatures. Every body is composed of billions of cells, and each works together in amazing harmony to contribute to the welfare of the organism they compose. The God who designed and made all these wonders and who sustains them in such elegant order knows you by your first name, and loves you very much -- so much that we call him our Father.

For us that might have been sufficient, but not for God. He loved the world so much that he sent his only Son to save us from our sins. This beloved Son taught us the way to live life fully, he stood up for the truth, he healed our sins and woundedness, and he freed us from our greatest enemy, death, by his own death and resurrection. That might have been sufficient for us, but not for God. Jesus promised to be with us always, and he fulfills that promise as we listen to his voice in the Scriptures that are proclaimed, and as he nourishes us with his own Body and Blood. Such love is an awesome thing, but for God even that was still not enough. Read more...

Bishop Ordains Two Deacons, Asks Them to Spread Christ’s Love

Seminarians Kurt Meyer, left, and Hai “Francis” Pham lie prostrate before the altar as the people sing the Litany of Supplication. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

“There is so much love in this church today,” Bishop Larry Silva told those assembled to witness the ordinations to the transitional diaconate of Kurt Meyer and Hai “Francis” Pham May 20 in the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, that he wanted to channel it through his hands as he lay them on the heads of the two men in the act of ordination.

“I ask all of you,” he said in his homily, “to place that love in my hands, to fill my hands … so when I place those hands on our brothers to be ordained deacons, they may be filled with so much love … to let the light of Christ shine in the darkness of the world.”

The bishop said he wanted to “place that love on them, the love of Christ himself, so that they may become the very sacrament of Christ, the humble savior, who came not to be served but to serve.” Read more...

'Ohana in Christ Appeal - Last Call

From the Office of Stewardship & Development

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to ‘Ohana in Christ appeal! The ‘Ohana in Christ appeal strengthens vital diocesan and parish ministries throughout the islands.

If you haven't given yet, please consider making your gift today to this year's appeal ending June 30th at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/ohana-in-christ/

Mahalo Nui Loa!

Volunteer with Lanakila Meals on Wheels

From the Office for Social Ministry

Are you looking for new volunteer opportunities this summer? If so, Lanakila Meals on Wheels could use your help! The organization has been serving hot meals to vulnerable elders since 1971, with the goal of ensuring that no kupuna goes hungry. Today, the need continues to grow. So, if you are willing and able to deliver complete meals to seniors and persons with disabilities, please check out this flyer HERE and scan the QR code to fill out an online application! Volunteer drivers are needed Monday thru Friday in Honolulu to Haleiwa and communities in between.

During deliveries, volunteers and staff can also share a smile and talk story to identify other needs of meal recipients–such as wellness checks, social services, and friendly visits.

To learn more about Lanakila Meals on Wheels home delivery service and/or to support their efforts by volunteering, please visit their website, email them at mow@lanakilapacific.org, or call their office (808) 356-8519. Mahalo!

24 Hour Adoration with the Lord, Jun 9-10

Friday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m. - Saturday, June 10 at 3:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Church Chapel, Wailuku

Join St. Anthony Church in Wailuku for a 24 Hour Adoration with the Lord in the church chapel. Sign up for a time slot by emailing sacmaui@rcchawaii.org or call the parish office at (808) 244-4148.

Flyer available HERE.

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 11

Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Beginning at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the Mass for Feast of Corpus Christi with Bishop Larry Silva at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The Mass will be followed by the Eucharistic Procession to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu and finish with the Adoration and Benediction celebrated by Bishop Silva. Please bring your own water and sun protection for the approximate 1.5 mile march.

For more information please call the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

Oahu Parish Stewardship Leadership Gathering, Jun 12

Monday, June 12, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Who Should Come: Parish Stewardship Leaders & Committee Members - Pastors and Staff are most welcome as well!

How It Will Help You: Connecting with other parish stewardship people on similar challenges and best practices.

Specific Topic Areas:
-Improving Parish Communications
-Building Database Usage & Efficiency
-Enhancing Pastor Support & Involvement

REGISTER for FREE. Call (808) 203-6723 or Email: mclark@rcchawaii.org

09:00 AM – Continental Breakfast
09:20 AM – Opening Remarks
09:30 AM – Session One Breakout Groups
10:30 AM – Session Two Breakout Groups
11:00 AM – Wrap-up & Next Steps

Flyer available HERE.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests, Jun 16

Friday, June 16, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

Join the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday, June 16th for the sanctification of all priests. We especially pray for Bishop Larry Silva and the priests in the diocese for continued strength, good health, and thanksgiving for all they do. The event will be live-streamed at 11:30 a.m. through these links: Honolulu Cathedral at https://honolulucathedral.org/live-stream/, or, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica.

Flyer available HERE.

‘Ohana Mass, Jun 24

Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

From the Office for Social Ministry

At Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners have established 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. This month, Mary, Star of the Sea will celebrate the ‘Ohana Mass on Saturday June 24, 2023.

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

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

Introduction to Spiritual Direction, Jul 10-21

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 21, 2023
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chaminade Univeristy of Honolulu

Join the Introduction to Spiritual Direction course offered through Chaminade University of Honolulu. The course will feature Fr. William Meyer, SM who has been a spiritual director for over 40 years and holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Fr. Meyer currently serves as the Rector of St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

For registration assistance or more information, please contact claire.nishiguchi@chaminade.edu or dustyn.raga@chaminade.edu.

Flyer available HERE.

"I Thirst" Hawaii Conference, Jul 14-15

Friday, July 14 at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea

Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

"Jesus Thirsts for America", a 21-city, 3-year National Evangelization tour that began in November 2022 is coming to Oahu on July 14-15, 2023. Its purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in such a compelling way that participants will be encouraged and strengthened to become more excited in expressing their faith.

The "I Thirst" events include dynamic teachings, personal testimonies, inspiring music, healing, prayer, mass, and reconciliation which in combination opens participants to encountering the Risen Lord. Six National Presenters have been approved by our Diocese to minister in Hawaii. These presentations are geared towards the love of the Sacraments, focusing on the Eucharistic Revival. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate Mass. Dominic Olaso (Head of the Diocesan Evangelization TaskForce) will emcee and lead the Praise & Worship.

To register for the “I Thirst” Hawaii, go to https://www.spiritfilledevents.com/i-thirst-hawaii

Flyer available HERE.

Ho'oponopono Workshop for Veterans, Jul 29

Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Hawaii - Maui
2050 Main Street #3A, Wailuku

Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Veteran's Program will be holding a Ho'oponopono, a traditional Hawaiian practice that helps reconcile, forgive, and heal spiritually, mentally, and physically. This workshop will be facilitated by Kumu Ramsay Taum, a well-known expert in cultural healing. Coffee, light refreshments, and lunch will be provided at the workshop.

The Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Veteran's Program is dedicated to assisting Hawaii's veteran community in overcoming their obstacles and providing them with the necessary resources and support to attain improved stability, independence, and well-being. CCH has been providing a variety of services, including case management, housing assistance, job training and placement, and referrals for counseling, therapy, and other supportive services to improve the lives of veterans in Hawaii.

To register for the workshop, please click on the event link HERE.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Norbert
c. 1080–1134
Memorial – June 6

Saint Norbert did not begin his life as a saint. He was born in the town of Xanten, within the Holy Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Germany, to noble parents. Because of his nobility, he was educated at the Church of Saint Victor in Xanten and later became a canon in that church. Though not ordained, he was considered a cleric, receiving the ministry of subdeacon. In his role as a canon, Norbert prayed the Divine Office each day with the other canons and received a salary for this simple duty—the primary reason he accepted the canonry. 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


24 Hour Adoration at St. Anthony, Wailuku, Jun 9-10

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 9-11

Christian Life Program Session Four, Jun 10

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 11

King Kamehameha Day (Observed), Jun 12

Oahu Parish Stewardship Leadership Gathering, Jun 12

Global Rosary Relay for Priests, Jun 16

Summer Sunset Rosary and Potluck, Jun 16

Sidewalk Advocates for Life Class, Jun 17

2nd Collection - Diocesan Seminarian Education Fund, Jun 17-18

Juneteenth Holiday, Jun 19

Christian Leadership Institute, Jun 25-30


Second Collection for the Holy Father (Peter’s Pence), Jul 1-2

Independence Day Holiday, Jul 4

Introduction to Spiritual Direction at Chaminade University, Jul 10-21

Clergy Special Session on Evangelization and Eucharistic Revival, Jul 14

"I Thirst" Hawaii Conference, Jul 14-15

Episcopal Visitation for Sacred Hearts, Lanai City, Jul 22-23

Ho'oponopono Workshop for Veterans - Maui, Jul 29



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