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August 30, 2022 - Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time (V35)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time


[St. Joseph Church, Hilo (Consecration of Diocesan Hermits: Sister Ursula Kuiee and Sister Avia Montoya)]

Today, Avia and Ursula, you are the center of attention. This liturgy of consecration we are celebrating here has you as the protagonists, the focal points, the stars. Of course, we rejoice with you and congratulate you on this day of the fulfillment of your long-awaited dream. But we know you are here precisely because the Lord has called you, not to be the center of attention from this day forward, but to live a life that is hidden away, obscure, out of sight, and perhaps a bit mysterious to your neighbors and others who know you. You who have loving families and many friends are today responding to the Lord’s call to humble yourselves before him and witness in a quiet way that nothing in life is more important than building our relationship with the Lord.

You, in a sense, are taking the lowest place at the table of the Lord. You both have talents and gifts you have used in the past that led you to give public witness to Jesus by being catechists and by reaching out to the poor and the needy. From today on, you pledge yourselves to continue to use these gifts, but in a very different way, that will probably bring much less glory and honor to yourselves. Read more...

Ewa Beach Parish to Break Ground for New Church

An aerial view in this architect’s rendering shows the cruciform roof of the new Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish church in Ewa Beach. (Image courtesy of Our Lady of Perpetual Parish)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Bishop Larry Silva will preside at the groundbreaking Aug. 20 of the new 11,400-square-foot Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ewa Beach, a fast-growing district in Leeward Oahu.

The structure, which has a cross-shaped roof, will hold 772 people, making it one of the largest Catholic churches in Hawaii.

The architects are Domus Studio of San Diego led by David Pfeifer and Inform Design of Honolulu led by Chad Okinaka.

Vince Guerreiro, whom the pastor Father Edmundo Barut Jr. assigned as the “person-in-charge of the new church project,” described the design as “contemporary incorporating Romanesque cruciform elements.” Read more...

Mass of the Holy Spirit & Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Award Winners

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

Thursday, August 18, 2022, was the first in-person gathering for our Catholic School administrators, teachers, and staff since the pandemic started. For the past three years the Mass of the Holy Spirit, which annually takes place in August, has been celebrated virtually, scattered at individual schools, then grouped by vicariate, and now finally all together. And my what a celebration it was! We had a complete attendance with 700 physically there in-person and our neighbor island schools joining us online.

Mass kicked off without a hitch with Bishop Larry Silva presiding.  Followed by the announcement of the Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Award winners. The day ended with keynote speaker, Dr. Dustyn Ragasa of Chaminade University sharing about The Confluence of Knowing: Medieval Wisdom for Our Contemporary Prospect. For more information visit catholicschoolshawaii.org/news

We beg for all to continue to join us in prayer for our schools, their employees, our students and their families as we enter this new school year.

National Grandparents Day

(New Africa/Shutterstock.com)

From the Office for Social Ministry

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 11, 2022

"In old age they will still bear fruit" (Psalm 92:15)

Celebrated the first Sunday following Labor Day, GRANDPARENTS DAY is a day designated to honor and show gratitude to our kupuna for giving us life, for their unending love and nurturing wisdom. Our grandparents are part of our family and they won’t be around forever. It’s important that we cherish the moments we have so to create memories that’ll last our lifetime.

The quality of relationships and degree of closeness between family members in different generations can be referred to as Intergenerational Solidarity. Understanding how one generation relates to another in the same family enables members to help and depend on one another and forge strong bonds. Read more...

Search for Longest Married Couple

Nominate your longest married couple at wwme.org. Click "Nominate Today" located at the upper right of the wwme.org home page. The nomination deadline is September 10, 2022.

Flyer available HERE.

Catechist Training Day, Sep 3

Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In-person at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Laulima Auditorium

Join Fr. Mark Gantley, JCL for a review of the "Norms for the Preparation for and Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and First Penance". This session is suitable for clergy, and parish/school catechists who help children, youth, and adults to prepare for the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, and First Penance. This event will also be livestreamed. Register to receive the livestream link.

Register HERE.

Hosted by the Office of Faith Formation. For more information contact Chad Chun at (808) 203-6747 or chadkchun@rcchawaii.org.

Informational Zoom for Catholic Radio on Oahu, Sep 13

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Learn more about the initiative to bring a St. John Paul II Catholic radio station to Oahu with this public informational session on Zoom. For event access, please visit www.oahucatholicradio.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Diocesan Rosary Congress, Oct 1-7

Saturday, October 1 - Friday, October 7, 2022

From October 1-7, 2022 the Diocese of Honolulu will join other dioceses around the nation on the 2022 Diocesan Rosary Congresses (DRC). The purpose of the DRC is to assist the faithful to fulfill the message of Fatima.

This year our diocese will follow the “The Traveling Congress” model. The relay will start on Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. and will end on Friday, October 7 at 6 p.m. Each 6-hour period is held at a different parish or religious community in the Diocese.

Parishes and religious congregations that are interested in participating can contact Cami Adams at (808) 721-2307 or camikjmj@gmail.com with their desired day(s) and hours no later than Friday, September 23.

For more information on the DRC visit www.rosarycongressusa.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture with Fr. James Heft, Oct 9

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University
Livestream Available

Join the upcoming Marianist Lecture, "Empty Churches: Where have all the young people gone?" with Fr. James L. Heft, S.M.

A study by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies found that the Catholic population, like that of other faith communities, has been declining in the U.S. and the majority of millennials raised Catholic typically now report that they are unaffiliated. Fr. James Heft, SM will explore the social phenomena of the growing number of individuals who no longer affiliate with a religious tradition, the impact non-affiliation has on society and what the future will look like for faith communities like Catholicism.


Holy Ghost Golf Tournament, Oct 15

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Pukalani Golf Course, Makawao

Registration and online payments accepted at www.kulacatholiccommunity.org/golf

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Angela Pangan, the mother of Father Anthony Pangan, Administrator of Annunciation Parish, Waimea, Island of Hawaii. Mrs. Pangan passed away on August 22, 2022 in the Philippines. May she rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Gregory the Great
c. 540 – 604
Memorial - September 3

Pope Saint Gregory the Great was born into a noble Roman family with a history of service to Church and empire. The family home was perched on one of Rome’s seven ancient hills, the Caelian, which Via San Gregorio still cuts through today. His father was a Roman senator, although at a time when Italy was in decline and the imperial government was based in Constantinople. Gregory received an education in keeping with his class and became the Prefect of Rome, its highest civil position, in his early thirties. In 579 he was chosen by the pope as his emissary to the emperor’s court in Constantinople, primarily to seek the emperor’s assistance in protecting Italy from the Lombard tribes that had long ago overrun her. 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
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


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
Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM

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


Catechist Training Day, Sep 3

Labor Day Holiday, Sep 5

2nd Collection for the Catholic University of America, Sep 10-11

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Big Island, Sep 16-18


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