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September 5, 2023 - Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time (V36)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

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[Christ the King Church, Kahului; St. Joseph Church, Makawao]

Imagine if Jesus came to the moment of his arrest and his trial before the Jewish officials and the Roman Procurator, Pontius Pilate, when they confronted him about things he had said, and he replied, “Wait a minute! This has gone too far! You misinterpreted me. When I called you a brood of vipers, I was only using a figure of speech. Yes, I was challenging you, but I did not mean to offend you. When I spoke of God as my Father, I was simply expressing the same love of God that you have, but I am afraid you have misinterpreted me to think that I am trying to make myself one with God. When I spoke about giving my flesh and blood as real food and drink, you misunderstood. I only meant to say I am fully dedicated to the people, ‘all-in’ as they say. I am sorry if I offended you. Please accept my sincerest apologies.” If he had said these things, maybe the officials would have let him go, and he would have lived happily ever after, dying a peaceful death in his old age. And we would probably not be here right now celebrating the Eucharist, because Jesus would probably have faded into historical memory to perhaps be conjured up in a Google search, but nothing more. Read more...

Bonded By Hope: Lahaina, Maui

Missionaries of Faith Father Kuriakose Nadooparambil, pastor of Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina, Maui, Aug. 16 touches a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary which still stands amid foliage untouched by the wildfire that scorched trees across the street and destroyed the entire town of Lahaina. (Photo courtesy of Maria Lanakila Parish)

By Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Lahaina, once the capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom and later a popular tourist destination, will now forever be known as the town a horrific wildfire razed to the ground Aug. 8-9. The death toll, as of Aug. 28 was 115 and rising, as the search for the missing continues. Meanwhile, the Catholic community in West Maui and beyond has bonded through the tragedy, contributing aid, money, prayers and hope to the people of that historic town.

“Many people have been offering prayers, donations, and their own time to help with this crisis. The outpouring of love and care has been remarkable,” said Bishop Larry Silva.

Condolences from the Vatican
As news of the disaster reached the Vatican, Bishop Silva received a letter Aug. 11 from the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin who shared these words on behalf of Pope Francis, “His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the destruction caused by the wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui. He expresses his solidarity with all those suffering from this tragedy, especially those whose loved ones have died or are missing.” Read more...

Continuing to Amplify God’s Voice of Hope in Maui

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From the Office for Social Ministry

"Despite the difficulties you have had . . . know that God’s hand is moving in thousands of people throughout Hawaii, the United States, and the world is reaching out to you in this greatest hour of need.”
- Bishop Larry Silva August 13th Sermon, Maria Lanakila Parish in Lahaina, Maui.

Bishop Larry Silva words continue to call all to compassionately respond to the suffering survivors who lost loved ones, their homes and livelihoods in the devastating Maui wildfires: “If we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. He can calm the storms, give us the ability to accomplish miraculous deeds. Bishop Larry reminds us that  “We who have the blessing of believing in God and in the power of the Lord Jesus also have a responsibility to stand in the midst of winds and fires of grief and frustration to amplify ..this tiny voice of God that indicates his never-failing presence and care for us..so that this whispering voice of God will be our guide and our hope.” Read more...

Reboot! with Chris Stefanick, Sep 6

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join REBOOT! featuring Catholic author and speaker, Chris Stefanick. REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life from prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more! Rediscover the message of the Gospel as powerful for us all, beautiful in its application to life, engaging for those searching, and fun & captivating for all ages, including our youth. Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of the most sought-after voices of our time. Offering practical insight into living the life God has created for you. Come, be energized! Invite someone! Tickets available at www.stjohnmililani.org or www.reallifecatholic.com.

Flyer available HERE.

"How to Share Your Faith" with Chris Stefanick, Sep 8

Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Flyer available HERE.

Maui/Lanai Vicariate Youth Gathering, Sep 9

Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Flyer available HERE.

Molokai Eucharist Retreat, Sep 16

Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Damien of Molokai Church, Kaunakakai

Children, families, and catechists are welcome! Our morning together will be focused on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who gently calls each of us by name and feeds us with the Bread of Life in the Eucharist.

Learn the names of the sacred articles used on the altar, the meaning of the priest's gestures and prayers spoken on our behalf, and how we are to live the Eucharist in our daily lives!

Register HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture "God’s Mechanics", Oct 8

Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Chaminade University, Mystical Rose Oratory

Save the date for the next Marianist Lecture God’s Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion with Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ. This presentation will cover the connection between science, faith and religion. The event and parking are free. The lecture can also be viewed online.

For more information, please visit https://chaminade.edu/mission-rector/marianist-lecture-series/. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Memorial – September 5

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopje, present-day North Macedonia. At the time of her birth, Anjezë’s hometown was part of the vast, predominantly Muslim Ottoman Empire, which spanned three continents. Today, Skopje is considered the political, cultural, economic, and academic center of North Macedonia, with a rich and ancient history dating back to Roman times. Anjezë was the youngest of five children, two of whom died in infancy. Her parents were devout Catholics who raised her in the faith. Her baptismal name was Gonxhe, meaning “rosebud” or “little flower” in Albanian, and it was by this endearing name that she was often called as a child. 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


Reboot! with Chris Stefanick, Sep 6

"How to Share Your Faith" with Chris Stefanick, Sep 8

Maui/Lanai Vicariate Youth Gathering, Sep 9

Summer Sunset Rosary and Potluck, Sep 15

Molokai Eucharist Retreat, Sep 16

Clergy Workshops, Sep 28-29

`Ohana in Christ Diocesan Appeal, Sep 30-Oct 1


Marianist Lecture "God's Mechanics," Oct 8

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Oct 13-15

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 21-22


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