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April 30, 2024 - Fifth Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Fifth Week of Easter (V18)
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Sacred Hearts School Prepares for Big Move

Sacred Hearts School’s new site in Kaanapali will include space to play outdoors as well as portable trailers for a variety of uses, from offices to bathrooms. (Courtesy MCYIA Interior Architecture & Design)

By Celia K. Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Space for children to play.

A place for them to grow.

And for the many families still facing incredible hardships, a safe place to go.

When Sacred Hearts School officially moves to its new temporary location in Kaanapali in a few months, it will mark the next step in recovery not just for the school community, but for the Lahaina community as well.

Sacred Hearts School was one of the hundreds of properties heavily damaged or destroyed by the deadly wildfire that devastated Lahaina last summer. (Miraculously, its neighboring mother church, Maria Lanakila, was completely unscathed.) Read more...

Inquiry Weekends Aim to Nourish Permanent Deacon Vocations

From the Office of Permanent Deacon Formation

In April, the Office of Permanent Deacon Formation hosted eight married couples and two single men discerning the call to the Diaconate. According to Deacon Renier Torres, these “Inquiry Weekends” allow men and married couples to “receive a comprehensive overview of the formation program, guiding them to make well-informed decisions” about their calling.

One of the most impactful features of the weekend is mealtimes, during which inquirers have an opportunity to engage directly with deacons, deacon wives, and those currently in the formation process. “This direct line to personal experience and wisdom is invaluable as you consider your own path,” says Deacon Henry Costales. “Whether these questions are theological, practical, or personal, getting them addressed can help clarify your understanding and expectations of the diaconal ministry.” Read more...

An Invitation to Hawaii Catholic Men to Pray with the Knights of Columbus

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From the Knights of Columbus Hawaii

In the quest for deeper faith and meaningful community, Catholic men often yearn for a brotherhood that resonates with their spiritual ambitions and family values. The Knights of Columbus, an organization with a storied legacy, extends an invitation to journey with like-minded souls in pursuit of a fortified faith and a life of service.

“Gone are the days where the order resembled your grandfather's exclusive club,” says Ryan Brown, Grand Knight of Council 14620, St. Ann, Kaneohe. The Knights of Columbus has evolved, shaking off the dust of yesteryears to step into a vibrant, contemporary role. It's a renaissance of faith, fueled by the fellowship of men who seek not only to protect their Catholic heritage but to be pillars of strength for the Church and their families—their domestic church.

“Our order has been known as the-go-to-group for parishes and we still are! But we have also put a greater emphasis towards creating more opportunities for men to gather to pray,” adds Joshua Kapika, Grand Knight of St. Michael’s council in Waialua and Director of COR initiatives, a program within the Knights that focuses on a man’s faith formation. Read more...

Social Ministries Encounter Christ in Hawaii

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From the Office for Social Ministry

“Every one of us has encountered the Lord. Each one of us could say so much about this: seeing how the Lord has touched us, sharing the unique moments in which we perceived the Lord alive and close, who kindled joy in our hearts or dried our tears, who transmitted confidence and consolation, strength and enthusiasm, or forgiveness, tenderness.” - Pope Francis Angelus-Regina Caeli, April 15, 2024

In his Angelus reflection on the Sundays of this Easter Season, Pope Francis has emphasized the need for us to share our stories of encounters with Christ. He encouraged us to talk with our families, friends and communities about the times when we felt the Lord's presence in experiencing joy, finding strength, receiving forgiveness, feeling consolation “It does good to talk about the good inspirations that have guided us in life, the good thoughts and feelings that help us so much to go forward, and also about our efforts and labors to understand and to progress in the life of faith.” The Pope’s Easter season hopeful message is “If we do this, Jesus, just as He did with the disciples of Emmaus on the evening of Passover, will surprise us and make our encounters and our environments even more beautiful.”

In the week before Easter, on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis focused the world on encountering Christ within Rome’s Rebbibia prison, where the pope washed the feet of twelve women prisoners of different nationalities during the Mass of the Lord’s supper. Read more...

Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

Friday, May 10, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

All are invited to attend the annual Memorial of St. Damien on May 10th, 2024 which will be the 151st anniversary of the date of his arrival in Kalaupapa, Molokai. Father Ed Popish will celebrate the Mass at the historic Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace located in downtown Honolulu.

St. Joseph School, Hilo May Day Festival, May 10-11

Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2024
St. Joseph School, Hilo

Join St. Joseph School in Hilo for their May Festival and Fundraiser.

Friday, May 10 will feature the Nohona Hawai'i Cultural Workshop from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Learn hula, lei Hilo, and ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. Admission is $10.

Saturday, May 11 will feature the 'Aha Mele Manu'ula from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with the cardinal concert, ono food, and crafts. Live music will be performed by Darlene Ahuna, Ku'uipo Kumukai, and Pililani Pua-Kaipo. General Admission is $15 / $20 at the door.

Tickets for both days are available HERE.

Holy Ghost Feast, May 18-19

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19, 2024
Holy Ghost Church, Kula

All are welcome to join the 131st Holy Ghost Feast "Blessed be God Forever" in Kula for a day of celebration and fun for the whole family. The two days will feature food booths, live entertainment, locally baked goods, the Queen's meal, keiki zone, and much more!

Flyer available HERE.

Maui Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession, Jun 2

Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
From St. Anthony, Wailuku to Christ the King, Kahului

A Eucharistic procession is like a holy parade that brings Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist, into the world that he loves. The Blessed Sacrament is placed in a monstrance and carried out of the church by a priest. A Eucharistic procession sometimes begins at one church and ends at another and is connected to the celebration of the Mass or a time of Adoration.

The Eucharistic Procession will begin with 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. The procession will start after Mass going to Christ the King Church in Kahului.

Flyer available HERE.

Maui/Lana'i Vicariate Eucharistic Congress, Jun 8

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

The Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of the Church to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, which is an important Catholic doctrine. The Congress bring together people from a wide area and typically involves conversations, talks, and stories about the Eucharist.

In summary, the Eucharistic Congress will serve as a powerful moment for Catholics to come together, celebate the Eucharist, and to strenghten their faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Click HERE to register for this free event. Registration deadline is June 5, 2024.

Flyer available HERE.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 3-14

Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 14, 2024
Mary, Star of Sea Early Learning Center, Honolulu

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious formation for children ages 3-12. The Level I course is the foundation course and prepares catechists to work with 3-6 year-old children. Level I course participants (Parts A and B) will receive certification from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Sessions held weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Optional materials making from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Printable Trifold Flyer available HERE. Register Online HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Athanasius
c. 296–373
Memorial - April 29

Can something be 100% black and 100% white at the same time? Certainly not. It was logic similar to this that created a fierce controversy known as Arianism in the fourth-century Church. Among the greatest opponents of Arianism was Saint Athanasius, whom we honor today.

Arius was a priest from Alexandria, modern-day Egypt. The belief that Jesus was 100% human and 100% divine seemed logically incompatible to him. As a result, Arius taught that the Father created the Son, making the Son subordinate to the Father and neither co-eternal nor co-equal with Him. The debate would finally be resolved at a Church council in Nicaea, called by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. The answer came by way of the formulation of the Nicene Creed, which we continue to profess as a Church today. The Nicene Creed got it right, and today’s saint made sure of it. 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:

Events and Previous Announcements


St. Joseph School, Hilo May Day Festival, May 10-11

Annual Priests Retreat, May 20-24

Memorial Day Holiday, May 27


Maui Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession, Jun 2

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 3-14

Maui-Lana'i Vicariate Eucharistic Congress, Jun 8

King Kamehameha Day, Jun 11

Juneteenth Holiday, Jun 19


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