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October 31, 2023 - Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time (V44)
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Belgian Officials Visit Kalaupapa to Honor Beloved Countryman

The signers of the commitment statement pose for a group photo after the signing Oct. 11 in St. Philomena Church in Kalawao. (Photo courtesy of Henry Law)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

A delegation of nine Belgians was in Hawaii this month to commemorate the 150th anniversary of their revered countryman, St. Damien de Veuster, stepping foot on Molokai, and to sign a “commitment statement” with Bishop Larry Silva, Hawaii’s Gov. Josh Green, Maui Mayor Richard Bissen, Kalaupapa residents, representatives of religious communities associated with Kalaupapa, and others.

Most were officials from Tremelo, the saint’s birthplace.

The document was “inspired by the legacy of the people of Kalaupapa, to whom Damien belonged, and the inseparable bond that exists between Tremelo and Kalaupapa.”

The 13 signatories agreed to “work together against all possible forms of unjust exclusion and to propagate and put into practice the values of ohana, malama and aloha. In particular, the partners will promote a correct and inclusive language and imagery, regarding Hansen’s disease and those affected by it, to respect everyone’s dignity.” Read more...

Blankets of Love

The Maui quilters, from left, Linda Marquez, Eloise Okimoto, Doris Kraszewski, Jean Andrews, Laura Legsay, Rachel Medeiros and Lisa Silva. (Courtesy photo)

A small group of Maui quilters turn a home craft into a warm-hearted ministry touching many

By Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Square black-and-white fabric patches printed with the logo of NFL Raiders football team are arranged diagonally beside squares of blue, orange and other colors. Together they fashion a personal quilt, a special blanket of love created for a special person by a special ministry on Maui. The seven quilters add the final touch — hand-tied knots at the corners of each square — as they whisper prayers for the special intentions of the quilt’s intended recipient.

Once finished, the handmade creation is given four church blessings, first at Holy Ghost Mission in Kula at the Saturday vigil Mass; at the 7 a.m. Mass the next day at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Keokea; then back to Holy Ghost Mission for the 9:30 a.m. Mass; and finally at the 12:30 p.m. Mass at St. James the Less Mission in Ulupalakua. The three churches all belong to Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish. Read more...

140th Anniversary of the Arrival of Mother Marianne and the Franciscan Sisters

Rik Fitch, the artist of this painting, lost his business in the Maui fire. (Image used with artist's permission)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

Come and celebrate, all are invited. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate Mass to mark the 140th year of the arrival of Mother Marianne and the first Franciscan Sisters to Hawaii. A mini reenactment of the arrival will precede the Mass. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. Church parking will be validated.

Contact Sr. Marie Romano at srmromano@aol.com for more info or to offer assistance if needed.

Hawaii Catholic Men’s Conference Golf Tournament, Nov 10

Friday, November 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. check-in)
Moanalua Golf Club, Honolulu

The Hawaii Catholic Men’s Conference is a biblically based Catholic Men’s program that assists Catholic men in becoming the man that our Lord Jesus Christ has designed us to be. To assist in the funding of future conferences, a nine-hole two-person team best ball golf tournament will be held. All proceeds will be used to fund future conferences. Donations accepted.

$100 per person and includes green fees, cart, and after tournament pupus. Drinks and snacks will be provided during the round. The field is limited to the first 20 (two-person) teams.

Register your team on EventBrite HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, Nov 11

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Paewalani, 45-901 Wailele Rd., Kaneohe

Celebrate vocations and Veteran’s Day with a BBQ and all young adults, friends, and family are invited! Come eat and fellowship with us! Our Catholic Scouting Organizations will lead us in praying the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Bring your own drinks.

Please RSVP by November 6 to Sr. Ivy Yim at (808) 845-0065 ext. 3 or email larcvocations@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Jesse Manibusan "An Evening of Song and Faith," Nov 17-20

Friday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. - St. Jude, Kapolei
Sunday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. - St. Elizabeth, Aiea
Monday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph, Waipahu

Jesse Manibusan is a composer, singer/songwriter, storyteller, humorist, catechist, evangelizer, and encourager. Working with any and every age group, Jesse has that knack to build instant rapport, connect to his audience, and create life-giving memories that help deepen faith and cultivate the joy that inspires service, sacrifice, and the celebration of life.

Jesse earned an MA in Multicultural Ministries from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, and gives concerts, workshops, parish missions, and retreats. Jesse’s music is published by Oregon Catholic Press and Spirit & Song (a division of OCP). In 2014, Jesse received the National Catholic Youth Award for Presenter/Artist Category by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministries, INC.

For more information, contact Keahi Teson at kteson@rcchawaii.org or (808) 492-1059.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Fra Angelico, The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs,1420s.

Solemnity of All Saints
November 1

On the first day of November, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints, a celebration honoring all men and women who have entered Heaven. While this includes every soul in Heaven, the focus is particularly on those who led extraordinarily holy lives on earth and that the Church has canonized as saints. These individuals honored God in a variety of ways: through deep prayer and mystical union, through enduring martyrdom or other forms of religious persecution, and through acts of service, such as caring for the needy or teaching the faith. Some saints were powerful preachers or miracle workers. Others were leaders, some lived in obscurity, and still others experienced exile or made significant personal sacrifices for their faith. In various ways, these saints glorified God during their lifetimes. Read more...

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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

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Previous Announcements


Mass for All Souls Day, Nov 2

140th Anniversary of the Arrival of Mother Marianne and the Franciscan Sisters, Nov 8

Veterans Day Holiday (Observed), Nov 10

Hawaii Catholic Men’s Conference Golf Tournament, Nov 10

Celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, Nov 11

2nd Collection for Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Nov 18-19

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 23-24

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 27-Dec 1


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