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February 7, 2023

Tuesday within the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time (V6)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City (Eucharistic Revival Catechesis)]

The moon is a beautiful object. It lights up the night sky and has inspired music and poetry for centuries. Yet we know that the light of the moon is reflected light. It is really the sun that shines at night by reflecting its own light from the moon. So it is with us who are called to be the light of the world. We are called to bring the light of love where there is hatred, the light of knowledge where there is ignorance, the light of peace where there is discord, and the light of hope where there is despair. Yet our light is also a reflected light, because it is Christ who is the true light, the true Sun. His light is reflected to others through us, and we proudly shine that light so that others may give glory to God, the source of light. Read more...

North Shore Native Ordained Sacred Hearts Priest

New Sacred Hearts priest Father Michael “Maiki” Kamauoha during the eucharistic prayer at his ordination Mass at St. Patrick Church Jan. 24. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Bishop Larry Silva ordained Oahu native Michael “Maiki” Kamauoha as a Sacred Hearts priest on Jan. 24, the last of six ordinations to the priesthood for the religious congregation’s U.S. province that began in the fall.

Father Kamauoha, who is known to family and friends as Maiki (pronounced Mikey), was ordained at St. Patrick Church in Kaimuki, the only parish in the diocese owned and operated by the Sacred Hearts fathers and brothers.

The evening Mass was filled with personal touches: a Hawaiian oli (prayer chant) ahead of the processional, a Fijian “Kyrie Eleison,” and music led by Father Kamauoha’s cousin, Kainoa Fukumoto. His parents, Mary and Allen Kamauoha presented him with a lei and his chalice, and his siblings, Malia Walker, Miki Kamauoha, and Mahealani Raymond carried up the offertory gifts. His goddaughter, Maile Fukumoto, sang the responsorial psalm. Read more...

Hope that Leads to Justice

(Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

From the Office for Social Ministry

At this year’s Diocese of Honolulu Red Mass, Hawaii politicians gathered with Bishop Larry Silva to ask for blessings in the new legislative session. Rob Van Tassel, CEO and President of Catholic Charities Hawaii, served as the Red Mass featured guest speaker. In his talk, ‘Hope that leads to justice’ the theme of the Red Mass - Hawaii Catholic Herald Mr. Van Tassel quoted the late Pope Benedict XVI: “Charity cannot take the place of justice that has been denied.” He also shared how charitable works were connected with advocacy for justice in the history of Maryknoll missionary sisters establishing Catholic Charities Hawaii after World War II. Read more...

Eucharistic Revival Bulletin Inserts

Many thanks to Father Dario Rinaldi, parochial vicar of St. Catherine Church, Kapaa, Kauai, for his great work in writing the bulletin inserts sent to our parishes for the Eucharistic Revival “Sunday Teaching Masses” series! Thanks also to Father Ace Tui, parochial vicar of St. Anthony Church, Wailuku, Maui, for adding the photos to the inserts – and for his chairing the Eucharistic Revival Task Force. Gracias as well to Deacon Ricardo Burgos and Deacon Sandor Hernandez, who translated the bulletin inserts into Spanish!

All of the weekly bulletin inserts can be found HERE.

Second Collection for the Augustion Educational Foundation, Feb 11 - 12

Scholarships for Students in Hawaii Catholic Schools

Our Catholic schools provide a quality education to students from all ethnic, religious and financial backgrounds. The Augustine Educational Foundation provides tuition scholarships to students with a financial need in our Hawaii Catholic Schools in grades K-12. Please take a moment and give the gift of education and make a difference in a student’s life. 

Here are the ways you can make a gift:

Online: Visit augustinefoundation.org/donate

Check: Payable to Augustine Educational Foundation. Mail your check to Augustine Educational Foundation, 6301 Pali Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Please include your parish/island on the memo of your check for proper parish acknowledgement.

Your gift to our Second Collection goes directly to support tuition scholarships in your parish and/or vicariate for the 2023-2024 School Year. 
Last year, $110,000 was generously donated to the Second Collection and distributed back to parishioners in the form of tuition scholarships.

For more information, please call (808) 203-6748 or visit www.augustinefoundation.org.

Mass for World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

The Mass for the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on Saturday, February 11 with Msgr. Gary Secor presiding at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 12:00 noon. Any Catholic in good standing who is seriously ill is invited to receive this sacrament of healing and strength. (Note: Only those who are sick are to receive the Anointing of the Sick. No one may receive the sacrament as a proxy for someone else.)

Flyer available HERE.

World Marriage Day, Feb 12

Happy World Marriage Day and Happy Valentine's Day!

This year’s World Marriage Day will be on Sunday, February 12th, 2023. On this day we honor husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life.

The attached flyer includes a special "Prayer for Your Marriage" and some ideas on how couples can celebrate their love.

Flyer available HERE.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar, Feb 18

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Join this special webinar "You Have to Hear the Voices to Feel the People" hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference with Valerie Monson, former Executive Director of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa.

Since Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa organized nearly 20 years ago, they have been dedicated to remembering each of the nearly 8,000 people who were taken from their families and forcibly isolated on the peninsula known as Kalaupapa. We remember them by their names, by their voices and by the extraordinary lives they have led. By including the voices of the people of Kalaupapa, the history of the settlement can be told in a much more inclusive and authentic way.

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

Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture "A Life Worth Loving," Feb 19

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Join the Marianist Lecture "A Life Worth Loving: How People of Faith Engage Work, Leisure and Love" featuring guest speaker Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland, PhD.

Dr. Anna Moreland, co-author of "Daring to Live: A Guide to a Meaningful Life," will discuss strategies for emerging adults and the people who love them to expand their imagination, build better vocabulary, and recover habits and practices to live more fully and faithfully.

To register or learn more, please visit chaminade.edu/marianist-lecture

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for the 40 Days for Life, Feb 28

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the Mass for the 40 Days for Life that supports the 40-Days for Life Winter Campaign with Bishop Larry Silva. All are encouraged to attend; no pre-registration is required.

Learn more about 40 Day for Life at www.40daysforlife.com/.

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.

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
March 11: St. Raphael, Kauai
March 25: St. Damien of Molokai, Molokai
April 29: Sacred Hearts, Lanai

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Deacon Darsisio Amor, who died January 31, 2023 here in Hawaii. Though not assigned to any ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu because of his poor health, he was a deacon of the Diocese of the Caroline Islands (Micronesia), who lived in Hawaii.

Services for Sister Michele McQueeney, O.S.F. will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 as follows:

9:00 a.m. - Visitation at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe, HI
10:00 a.m. - Mass, Celebrant Father Victor Lanuevo
12:30 p.m. - Burial Services at Diamond Head Memorial Park

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities at 46-068 Alaloa Street, Apt. #207,  Kaneohe, HI  96744.

Saint of the Week

Saint Scholastica
c. 480–543
Memorial – February 10

Little is known about the life of Saint Scholastica, yet her influence upon the Church is undeniable. She was born into a wealthy family around the year 480 AD, in the town of Nursia, central Italy, shortly after the fall of the Western Roman emperor. It was a chaotic time, politically speaking, but also a time when God began to manifest His divine stability through her. She had one brother, most likely a twin, by the name of Benedict. Benedict and Scholastica are now honored as great saints. Both had a powerful influence upon monastic life as we have it today, Benedict being the father of Western monasticism and Scholastica its mother. 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


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


Maui Stewardship Day “It is Right and Just," Mar 4

Clergy Workshop, Mar 9

Catechist Retreat - Kauai, Mar 11

Scout Mass and Awards Ceremony, Mar 18

Confirmation & First Holy Communion for Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula, Mar 19

Chrism Mass for the Maui/Lanai Vicariate, Mar 23

Catechist Retreat - Molokai, Mar 25

Prince Kuhio Day Holiday (Observed), Mar 27

Chrism Mass for the Island of Hawaii, Mar 30


For our most recent news, visit www.catholichawaii.org.

The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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