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October 24, 2023 - Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time (V43)
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Lahaina’s Sacred Hearts School Continues to Move Forward

The Sacred Hearts School hula halau perform a hula at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to thank the staff and chefs for the food they donated to the school. (Photo courtesy of Sacred Hearts School)

Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

As the Maui wildfires swept through Lahaina on Aug. 8 it took lives and homes, and left destruction. It’s been more than two months since the tragic event and folks in Maui are still working day and night to recover. At Sacred Hearts School, temporarily relocated nine miles north of its Lahaina address, the focus is on the children and their educational and emotional needs.

“We’ve established a routine which always is a healthy way of promoting a sense of security and reassurance,” said principal Tonata Lolesio.

Half of the school burned down in the flames, leaving the teachers and students with no building to return to any time soon. Lolesio, however, was not discouraged. She and her staff got the school back up and running on Aug. 28 at Sacred Hearts Mission in Kapalua.

Enrollment is at capacity at 220, and there is a waiting list. Read more...

ʻOhana Mass, Oct 28

Saturday, October 28, 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 contact Deacon Rafael Mendoza at rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

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.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Earl Pfeiffer, who passed away in Honolulu on October 15, 2023. He was the husband of Dr. Regina Pfeiffer, professor at Chaminade University of Honolulu, who teaches our deacon candidates and often serves as the bishop’s Minister of Ceremonies. May he rest in peace, and may his family and friends be consoled!

Services for Sister Francis Regis Hadano, O.S.F. will be held on Wednesay, October 25, 2023 as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Visitation at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe
  • 10:00 a.m. - Mass at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe
  • 12:30 p.m. - Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu

Saint of the Week

Saint Anthony Mary Claret
Memorial – October 24

Anthony Adjutor John Claret y Clara was born in the small town of Sallent, in the Province of Barcelona, Spain. Sallent was primarily an agricultural and textile-based town, where life centered around the local Catholic church. His parents were devout Catholics who raised their children well in the faith. Anthony was the fifth of eleven children, but only five survived to adulthood. His father ran a factory that manufactured thread and cloth, and provided a sufficient income for his family. As a child, Anthony developed a compassionate heart. 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
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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:

Previous Announcements


‘Ohana Mass, Oct 28


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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