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May 30, 2023 - Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time (V22)
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Bishop' Homily for Pentecost Sunday


[St. Anthony of Padua Church, Wailuku (Confirmation & First Holy Communion); St. Theresa Church, Kihei (Confirmation & First Holy Communion); St. Joseph Church, Makawao (Confirmation & First Holy Communion)]

I have seen many miracles in my life, and I am sure you have too – or will in the future.

I have seen people who were dying, but when others started praying for them, they made a recovery that even astounded their doctors. I have seen couples in terrible marriages who were always fighting with one another and living in marital misery, have their lives turned around and become the most loving couples, living in marital bliss. I have seen couples who were expecting a child so worried that raising the child would be such a burden that they considered ending the life of that child even before birth; but someone intervened and they had the child and are so grateful now for the experience of love that they could not have imagined before. I have seen homeless people find a home because others cared enough about them to help them and worked very hard to make it happen. These – and many more – are all real miracles! Read more...

Diocese Gains New Priest with Ordination of Arrion Rosales-Llantos

Bishop Larry Silva congratulates the newly ordained Father Arrion Rosales-Llantos after his ordination Mass May 19 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. (HCH photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

As Deacon Arrion Rosales-Llantos emerged from the minivan that delivered him to the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu for his ordination on May 19, someone shouted nearby.

“The bridegroom has arrived!”

The voice was that of the Diocese of Honolulu’s Office of Worship director, Father Alfred Omar Guerrero, himself celebrating six years of priesthood that very evening.

“Are you nervous?” Father Guerrero gently teased the soon-to-be priest. “It’s not too late!”

Deacon Rosales-Llantos did indeed seem a little nervous as he carried a garment bag inside to get ready for the 6 p.m. Mass from which he would emerge “a priest forever” as Scripture puts it. 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!

First Spanish Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend for Hawaii

A priest and couples from California will present to married couples who communicate more freely in Spanish. It will be at St. Anthony Retreat Center from August 4-6. We ask all of our priests to spread the word to their Spanish communities. More information will be sent to the parishes with the hope of making announcements and putting information in bulletins.

September 1-3 will be an English weekend at St. Anthony with Fr. Steve Macedo presenting!

Please encourage your people to renew their Sacraments in this wonderful way.

Primer Encuentro Matrimonial Fin de Semana en Hawaii
Un sacerdote y parejas de California van a presenter a parejas casadas que comunican en español. Se llevará a cabo en St. Anthony Retreat Center, Kalihi Valley, Honolulu el fin de semana del 4-6 de Agosto. Les pedimos a todos nuestros sacerdotes a diseminar esta noticia a sus comunidades que hablan español. Más información será enviada a las parroquias con la esperanza de que diseminen anuncios e información en sus boletines.

Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawaii Breakfast, Jun 3

Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall, Wahaiwa

Join the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawaii Breakfast with a talk by Sean Berg, a Colonel in the Army with 28 years of service. The cost for breakfast is $10. Please RSVP to Ron Gochenouer at gochron@gmail.com or call (808) 206-4420.

Flyer available HERE.

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.

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 15, 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.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Judy Sneed, the mother of Danielle Burgos, wife of Deacon Ricardo Burgos. Mrs. Sneed passed away May 23rd in Tampa, FL, while in hospice care. May she rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Paul VI
Memorial – May 29

Giovanni Battista Montini was born in northern Italy, about fifty miles east of Milan. He was the second of three boys. His father was an attorney who ran a Catholic newspaper in the Province of Brescia and a member of the Italian Catholic Action, a lay organization that advocated for a greater influence of the Catholic faith within society. His mother was from a wealthy noble family, but her parents’ death when she was young resulted in her spending much of her teenage years in a boarding school in Milan run by French nuns. As a child, Giovanni was called “Battista” by his family. He was educated by Jesuits, and enjoyed sports and playing cards. When he was twelve, Battista was diagnosed with a chronic heart flutter and suffered from intestinal difficulties. He often missed long periods of school, spending time at the family villa and receiving private tutoring. 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


CAN (Faithful Citizen) Training Class, Jun 3

Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawaii Breakfast, Jun 3

Christian Life Program Session Three, Jun 3

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

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


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