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November 21, 2023 - Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time (V47)
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Sacred Hearts School Sends Their Thanksgiving

From the Office for Social Ministry

As we begin this holiday season with Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday, Bishop Larry Silva is sharing a special video message of gratitude featuring the uplifting story of Sacred Hearts School which belongs to the Lahaina parish of Maria Lanakila. The video can be found HERE on YouTube or on the Office for Social Ministry website at www.officeforsocialministry.org.

This Diocesan “thanksgiving” video is an unscripted, from the heart narrative of faith, resilience, and aloha as the Sacred Hearts school is rising from the ashes like a beacon of hope beaming from their temporary classroom tents. The video beautifully opens with young school children, teachers and parents singing a song of gratitude with choreographed hand movements expressing “thanks be to God” in various languages spoken here in Hawaii. It shows how the parish school has embraced its mission of providing learning opportunities not only for the students who were previously enrolled, but also for many from the public schools which were entirely consumed by the fire. The Sacred Hearts School opened its doors to provide impacted keiki a safe learning space which incorporates the values of the Gospel faith in its heart. Read more...

Nation’s Filipino Priests Gather for Convention in NJ

The Filipino priests of the Diocese of Honolulu sing “You Raise Me Up” accompanied by a hula by La Salette Father Edwin Conselva. (Courtesy photo)

Father Loreto “Bong” Rojas Jr
Special to the Hawaii Catholic Herald

Nearly 400 Filipino priests ministering in the United States gathered in New Jersey Oct. 24-27, including 20 from the Diocese of Honolulu. Bishop Larry Silva was also in attendance. All are members of the National Association of Filipino Priests (NAFP). The gathering was six years in the making — after being re-scheduled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The convention, which happens every three years, usually offers conferences on different topics relevant to the missionary work of an international priest. However, this year’s gathering was centered on re-establishing and/or forming new connections. During the very first night, priests from different regions shared their own talents and presentations.

The clergy of the Diocese of Honolulu sang “You Raise Me Up,” a song chosen by Father Manny Hewe, pastor of the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. La Salette Father Edwin Conselva, pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Kekaha, danced a hula to accompany the song. Read more...

CatholicTV Off the Air in Hawaii

KUPU-TV was recently sold and that means that CatholicTV will be temporarily off the air. However, CatholicTV will be back on air in mid to late January on Channel 14 KEKE-TV. In the meantime you can still watch the Mass, Rosary, Chaplet and many other programs live and on-demand on the CatholicTV website, apps, YouTube and social media channels.

To view CatholicTV online:

To view CatholicTV on your Smart TV or streaming device, visit the app store and search ‘CatholicTV’ on any of the following platforms:

1. Roku
2. Amazon Fire TV
3. Apple TV
4. Google Chromecast
5. Samsung Smart TVs

Diocese of Honolulu - Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage

The Diocese of Honolulu - Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage started on November 1.

This Year of Parish Revival is about falling deeper in love with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and following him more closely. Mirroring this internal journey with an external one is a beautiful way to connect body and soul in the pursuit of Christ. Most of us will not have the opportunity to join the Euchaistic Caravan on the mainland leading to the Eucharistic Congress on July 17, 2024 in Indianapolis.

We can participate in the revival here at home. Make the Honolulu Diocese Pilgrimage a part of your experience of revival by planning a self-led personal pilgrimage in the next months leading up to the beginning of the Eucharistic Caravan in San Francisco.

The Diocese of Honolulu offers a Hawaii Eucharist Revival virtual pilgrimage called Hawaii Pilgrim HERE or by getting the Polarsteps - Travel Tracker app for your digital device. Sign up for a free Polarsteps account. Enter “Hawaii Pilgrim” on the Explore (Search people & places) tab. Click on “Follow” and begin your journey. Use Hawaii Pilgrim to find church addresses, Mass, adoration and other regularly scheduled events when the church will be open.

Learn more HERE.

’Ohana Mass, Nov 25

Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

From the Office for Social Ministry

This year, including all during summer at Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners have shared 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.

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

For more information, please call the parish office at (808) 734-0396 or email rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

Light Up a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fundraiser, Dec 1

Friday, December 1, 2023 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Francis Kūpuna Village Courtyard in Liliha
2230 Liliha Street, Honolulu

This year, St. Francis Healthcare System dedicates its 44th Annual Light Up a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fundraiser to the Maui families and others in our community whose loved ones have passed. We know that we all cherish our loved ones who are no longer with us, and our memories of them are our precious gifts no one can take away from us. We’re going to light up their memory together!

For questions, please contact (808) 547-6500 or lightupamemory@stfrancishawaii.org

Bishop's Misa de Gallo and Simbang Gabi Mass Schedule

This year Bishop Larry Silva has scheduled five early morning Misa de Gallo Masses and four evening Simbang Gabi Masses from December 16th through December 24th on Oahu and Hawaii Island. All throughout the diocese are warmly welcomed to experience and become part of this great tradition. Please contact the parishes for more information.

Misa de Gallo

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 5:00 am, St. Michael, Waialua
  • Sunday, Dec. 17, 5:00 am, St. Elizabeth, Aiea
  • Friday, Dec. 22, 5:00 am, St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani
  • Saturday, Dec. 23, 5:00 am, Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu
  • Sunday, Dec. 24, 4:30 am, St. Joseph, Waipahu

Simbang Gabi Mass

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 6:00 pm, St. Philomena, Salt Lake
  • Monday, Dec. 18, 6:00 pm, St. Michael, Kailua-Kona
  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 6:30 pm, St. Roch, Kahuku
  • Saturday, Dec. 23, 6:00 pm, St. George, Waimanalo

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet, Jan 5

Friday, January 5, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Hawaii Okinawa Center
94-587 Ukeʻe Street, Waipahu

All are invited to EPIC Ministry's annual Christmas Banquet, a "Christmas Lūʻau",  on January 5, 2024!

This year, in addition to the great food, live entertainment, silent auction, wine pull, photo booth, and more, they will also be honoring a couple who have dedicated their lives in service to the youth and young adults of our local Church and community. This year's EPIC Award will be presented to Dcn. Wally and Gwen Mitsui at our banquet!

Early bird discount on tickets until November 30. So get your tickets today. Visit www.epicministry.net to reserve your space.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Columban
Memorial – November 23

Columban (commonly called Columbanus in Latin) was born in the Kingdom of Leinster, on the southeast coast of Ireland, a century after Saint Patrick brought the Catholic faith to the island. Writing shortly after Columban’s death, his first biographer and fellow monk, Jonas, states that when Columban’s mother was pregnant with him, she had a dream of the sun rising from her womb. She later interpreted her dream to mean that her child would be a man of incredible genius, shining the light of faith upon the people of God whom he would serve. Because of this dream, Columban’s mother took great care in raising her son, protecting him from every evil influence. He was tutored at home, studying the liberal arts and excelling in his pursuit of knowledge. 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
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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:

Events and Previous Announcements


Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 23-24

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 27-Dec 1


Second Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, Dec 8-9

Misa de Gallo at St. Michael, Waialua, Dec 16

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Philomena, Honolulu, Dec 16

Misa de Gallo at St. Elizabeth, Aiea, Dec 17

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Rock, Kahuku, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 22

Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 22

Misa de Gallo at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Dec 23

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. George, Waimanalo, Dec 23

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec 24

Christmas Day Holiday, Dec 25

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Mass for Christmas Day, Dec 25

New Year's Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 29


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