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May 16, 2023 - Sixth Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Sixth Week of Easter (V20)
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Bishop's Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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[St. Philomena Church, Honolulu (Confirmation & First Communion)]

I remember when I was about 10 years old, walking back from school alone. (In those days, 10 year-olds walking alone was not an unusual thing!) Some bigger boys were bullying me, and one spat on me. When I arrived home and told my father, he put me in the car, found the boys and gave them such a scolding that they must have thought twice before bullying anyone else. My father was my advocate.

I recall having to make a very difficult decision that I knew would bring me a lot of criticism. I told a good friend about my struggle with the decision, and he encouraged me to do the right thing, even if it was going to be difficult. He was my advocate. Read more...

Priest-to-be Drawn by God’s Mercy to Holy Service

Bishop Larry Silva will ordain Arrion Rosales-Llantos a priest at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Arrion Rosales-Llantos is nervous. In a week he will take the biggest step of his life. On May 19 he will be ordained a priest.

“To say that the priesthood is a profound commitment to God and his people is an understatement,” he told the Hawaii Catholic Herald last week. “I know that as a human being, I have many faults, but God transforms us through his grace and makes use of our quirks for holy service.”

“It truly is an incredible manifestation of God’s mercy that he would choose me to serve him at the altar and to bring his presence to the people through the sacraments,” he said by email.

So that apprehension quickly turns into excitement.

“Ultimately, I am excited because I am looking forward to participating in the ministry of Jesus Christ through the sacraments, bringing healing, hope, and consolation to those whom God sends my way.” Read more...

"Walking with Moms" Baby Shower, May 21

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou
Makai House (behind the school building)

You are invited to a party to celebrate new moms, new families, and new life. Invite a new mom or a soon-to-be mom so we can celebrate with them. Please RSVP for the party and let us know how many people will be attending with you at showerhtc@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Summer Sunset Rosary and Potluck, May 19

Friday, May 9 at 7:15 p.m.
Ala Moana Beach Park (Ewa side), Honolulu

All are welcome to join the Summer Sunset Rosary and Potluck. The rosary and potluck will be held on the third Friday of each month through September at Ala Moana Beach Park. Sponsored by the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawai and the Knights of Columbus Council 5000. Questions? Please contact Ron Gochenouer at (808) 306-7502.

Naturalization Info Session, May 24

Wedesday, May 24, 2023 at 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center
1640 Lanakila Avenue, Honolulu

Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will provide an overview of the naturalization eligibility requirements and filing process, including information on the naturalization interview, testing, and Oath Ceremony. This event is co-sponsored by Catholic Charities Hawaii.

Flyer available HERE.

‘Ohana Mass, May 27

Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church

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 p.m. at Mary, Star of the Sea where all are welcomed to celebrate and share their gifts as one ‘Ohana. However this month, Mary Star of the Sea will celebrate the ‘Ohana Mass this coming Saturday May 27, 2023.

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

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.

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

Christian Leadership Institute, Jun 25-30

Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2023
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Registration is now OPEN for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) this summer! Leadership training is open to all high school youth in grades 10-12. Applications are due to the OYYAM by May 17, 2023. Packets and more information on the website: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/ym/cli-hi. Questions? Contact the OYYAM at oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

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 and encouraging people to not only be Disciples of JESUS CHRIST but to also lead others to HIM. 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.

Saint of the Week

Saint Isidore
c. 1070–c. 1130
Memorial – May 15

Saint Isidore, whom we honor today, is often called Isidore the Laborer, or Isidore the Farmer. He was an ordinary man, husband, and father who lived a humble and simple life working the fields for a landowner. His extraordinary faith, by which he always sought first the Kingdom of God, sets for us an excellent example of achieving extraordinary sanctity in the ordinary grind of daily work. 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


Annual Priests Retreat, May 15-19

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Arrion Rosales-Llantos, May 19

Diaconate Ordination of Kurt Meyer and Hai (Francis) Pham, May 20

Christian Life Program Session One, May 20

2nd Collection - Catholic Communication Campaign, May 20-21

Walking with Moms Baby Shower at Holy Trinity, Kuliouou, May 21

Christian Life Program Session Two, May 27

Memorial Day Holiday, May 29


CAN (Faithful Citizen) Training Class, Jun 3

Mass with Marriage Convalidations for Kauai Vicariate, 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

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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