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April 12, 2022 - Holy Week

Tuesday within Holy Week (V15)
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Bishop's Homily for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


[Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu]

This Friday, April 15, is the anniversary of the death of Father Damien, who, as we know, was ordained a priest in this very Cathedral. As he was lying in state before his Funeral Mass, I imagine all the people he served filing by to pay their respects to this man who laid down his very life for them. You could imagine Damien saying, as each one passed by, “This is my body, which was given up for you.” In the same way we can think of a soldier who gave up his life to defend his homeland and his loved ones; or a front-line healthcare worker during the pandemic, who herself succumbed to COVID. We can think of those who do not die, but who still offer their bodies so that others may have a more abundant life: the mother who experiences a dangerous pregnancy, but never gives up hope; the exhausted social worker who reaches out to the homeless in their myriad needs; the teacher dedicated to teaching the most challenging children; the parents who work several jobs between them and who still take good care of their children; the teen who stands up for a classmate being bullied and risks becoming bullied herself. Read more...

"Lent for Life" - Blessed Holy Week

From the Office for Social Ministry

We enter Holy Week with a prayerful reflection of the passion of Christ and his undying demonstration of agape love through acts of service, sacrifice and salvation. As parish communities gather on Holy Saturday to celebrate the Easter Vigil, we welcome catechumens who will be fully initiated as our newest members to the Catholic faith as well as candidates of confirmation, who are committed to being soldiers of Christ. Let us continue our vigil of prayer and “wakefulness” until Easter morning when the tomb was discovered to be empty and together we can joyfully sing, “Christ the Lord is risen today, alleluia!”    

During this Lenten Season, the CRS Rice Bowl Stories of Hope gave us glimpses into the lives of families living in far-away places who are challenged with poverty, climate change, hunger and child malnutrition. In solidarity, we prayed, fasted, and gave alms while self-reflecting with gratitude in our hearts for big and small blessings. By doing so, we prepared ourselves to respond with compassionate action to the needs of others ready to impact positive change. Read more...

Three Sacred Hearts Brothers Ordained Transitional Deacons

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva, Fiji, ordained to the transitional diaconate three brothers of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts March 19 in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Suva. They are Michael “Maiki” Kamauoha of Hawaii, Semisi Pulotu of Tonga and John Sawchenko of California.

A “transitional” deacon is a candidate for priesthood as opposed to a “permanent” deacon who is not. The men are expected to be ordained priests next year.

The three belong to the United States province of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, which is headquartered in Hawaii. They are among the province’s 15 seminarians who are receiving their academic and theological formation at the Pacific Regional Seminary in Fiji. Read more...

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 22-24

Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2022

The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat will be held on April 22-24, 2022. (Arrival at 5:30pm on Friday/departure on Sunday at 5:00pm)

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats offer healing and support for anyone who has experienced emotional pain and suffering after abortion. Both women and men are welcomed to this private retreat where the mercy, love and compassion of Jesus Christ will be felt in an environment of safety and trust for healing to take place.

To register, contact Lisa Shorba at (808) 349-5071 or email: rvinhawaii@gmail.com.

A fee of $175/person (covers room, meals/refreshments and retreat materials). Need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited. Registrations are strictly confidential. For more information visit www.rachelsvineyard.com.

Flyer available HERE. Brochure available HERE.

Diocesan Baccalaureate, May 12

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

All 2022 graduates from middle school, high school, colleges and universities, and their family and friends are invited to attend the Diocesan Baccalaureate with Bishop Larry Silva.

RSVP at https://forms.gle/Uy5oFgCubLvEqQBH9

Flyer available HERE.

Afternoon Snack with Bishop Larry, May 13

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
via Zoom

All high school seniors are invited to bring their favorite snack and join Bishop Larry for a virtual ‘talk story’ opportunity. Pre-registration required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodeivqzspGdyafe-Tc8GqOZwdsilehSiy

Flyer availalble HERE.

Christian Leadership Institute Hawaii, Jun 26-Jul 1

Sunday, June 26 – Friday, July 1, 2022
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) is back this summer! Leadership training is open to all high school youth in grades 10-12. Applications are due to the OYYAM by April 29, 2022. 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.

Saint of the Week

 Saint Martin I
c. 590–655
Solemnity - April 13

After being elected the Bishop of Rome in 649, today’s saint called a local Council which established the correct theology of the Church regarding the two wills of Christ. For this teaching and its broad dissemination, Martin was abducted in Rome by emissaries of the Byzantine Emperor Constans II, brought to Constantinople, and humiliated. Martin refused to retract or bend to the Emperor’s incorrect theology, which denied that Christ had a human will. Martin was imprisoned, publicly flogged, maltreated, condemned for treason, and exiled from Constantinople to the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea. And there the Pope died—naked, starving, forgotten, and alone—far from Rome, in the year 655, a victim of bad theology and the last pope, so far, venerated as a martyr. Read more...

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First Inquiry for the Cause of Joseph Dutton

From Bishop Larry Silva

I am happy to announce that, with the completion of preliminary steps, we are now going to proceed with the First Session of the Diocesan Inquiry for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Servant of God, Joseph Dutton, Layman.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, I will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the Memorial of St. Damien DeVeuster. At the end of the Mass, there will be a short ceremony to formally open the Diocesan Inquiry Phase of the cause of Servant of God Joseph Dutton. The members of the Joseph Dutton Guild will be present, and the officials who will play various roles in the investigation of the cause will take their oaths of office.

It should be noted that beatification and canonization in the Catholic Church is a rigorous process, and there is no guarantee that the process will finally result in Joseph Dutton’s beatification or canonization. Nevertheless, many of the faithful in the Diocese of Honolulu and in other parts of the world have spoken favorably and are hopeful that Joseph Dutton’s holiness of life will be deemed by the Church to be worthy of public veneration and imitation. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide this process to its completion according to the will of God and for the good of his holy Church.

See the PDF of the First Inquiry for the Cause of Joseph Dutton HERE.

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 Good Counsel, Pearl City
Weekdays at 6:30 AM, Saturday at 7 AM on Facebook Live:
Sundays at 8:30 AM on YouTube
(Other special parish/school events may be posted at the above links.)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach
Sundays at 9 AM
Weekdays at 8:15 AM, Saturdays at 7 AM and 5 PM

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. John Apostle and Evangelist, Mililani
Sundays at 11 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


Annunciation, Waimea
Saturdays at 5 PM
Sundays at 10 AM (at Ascension Mission Church, Puako)

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


Maria Lanakila, Lahaina
Sundays at 7 AM, 8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM
Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM

Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula
Daily at 7 AM

St. Anthony, Wailuku
Sundays at 9:30 AM

St. Joseph, Makawao
Sundays at 9 AM

Resources to Prepare for Watching a Livestream Mass:

Previous Announcements


Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Apr 14

Good Friday Holiday, Apr 15

Good Friday Morning Prayer, Apr 15

Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Apr 15

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer with Preparatory Rites, Apr 16

The Easter Vigil, Apr 16

Mass for Easter Sunday, Apr 17

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 22-24

Annual Jubilee Mass for Clergy and Religious, Apr 23

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Apr 29


Second Collection - Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Fund, May 7-8

Mass for the Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Big Island, May 13-15

Annual Priests' Retreat, May 16-20

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Dario Rinaldi, May 20

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, May 27

Second Collection - Catholic Communication Campaign, May 28-29

Memorial Day Holiday, May 30


For our most recent news, visit www.catholichawaii.org.

The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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