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August 8, 2023 - Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time (V32)
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Final Year?

From the Hawaii Catholic Herald

Bishop Larry Silva has been Bishop of Honolulu for 18 years, the second longest term of any Hawaii diocesan bishop after Bishop James J. Sweeney, who served 26 years. He turns 74 on Aug. 6, which means he has one more year before he is required at age 75 to submit his request for retirement to the pope. But the pope does not always accept a bishop’s resignation immediately. So Bishop Silva may have more than one year left. Nevertheless, the day will eventually come, and the bishop has already given it some thought. He shares those thoughts with Hawaii Catholic Herald readers.

The church requires diocesan bishops to submit for retirement at age 75, although it is not unusual for the pope not to immediately accept a bishop’s resignation. You turn 74 on Aug. 6, which means you may be entering your final year as Bishop of Honolulu. How does that work?

Bishop Silva: Yes, a bishop is required to submit his letter of resignation to the Holy Father upon turning 75. Sometimes he will accept it right away. If he does, he may immediately appoint a successor; or the “see” (diocese) could be “vacant,” in which case either the diocesan College of Consultors elects a priest to be the interim diocesan administrator, or in some cases, the pope himself appoints another bishop to be temporary apostolic administrator. However, the pope may not accept the retirement immediately, and will have the bishop stay on for a year or two beyond 75. So whether this is my final year, I am not sure. Read more...

Ho'oponopono Workshop for Veterans - Big Island, Aug 12

Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kona Vet Center, Hale Kui Plaza
73-4976 Kamanu St., Suite 207
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Veteran's Program will be holding a Ho'oponopono, a traditional Hawaiian practice that helps reconcile, forgive, and heal spiritually, mentally, and physically. This workshop will be facilitated by Kumu Ramsay Taum, a well-known expert in cultural healing. Coffee, light refreshments, and lunch will be provided at the workshop.

The Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Veteran's Program is dedicated to assisting Hawaii's veteran community in overcoming their obstacles and providing them with the necessary resources and support to attain improved stability, independence, and well-being. CCH has been providing a variety of services, including case management, housing assistance, job training and placement, and referrals for counseling, therapy, and other supportive services to improve the lives of veterans in Hawaii.

To register for the workshop, please click on the event link HERE.

Flyer available HERE.

Marian Icon Prayer Service, Aug 15

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Jude Church, Makakilo

From the Knights of Columbus

The Marion icon presented by the Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Persecuted Christians is a powerful symbol of devotion and solidarity. It depicts the Virgin Mary, a beacon of hope and compassion, enveloping the suffering and persecuted in her loving embrace. With her tender gaze and outstretched arms, Mary conveys a sense of comfort and protection, offering solace to those who face adversity due to their faith. The icon serves as a reminder of the Knights' commitment to standing alongside those who endure persecution, advocating for religious freedom, and fostering a global community united in prayer and support.

The Hawai’i State Council of the Knights of Columbus, along with councils 14620 and 12733 invite our Catholic community to join us on August 15th at St. Jude Church in Makakilo. Service will begin at 7pm and lasts approximately an hour. All are welcome!

Flyer available HERE.

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 26

Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Join the 2023 Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference Valiant Discipleship featuring Fr. Larry Richards. A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master, and author, Fr. Richards holds the answer to some of life’s profound questions. Tickets are $30 and includes lunch. For more information contact Ron Gochenouer at gochron@gmail.com.

Register on Eventbrite HERE. Flyer available HERE.

‘Ohana Mass, Aug 26

Saturday, August 26, 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.

"The Truth" with Fr. Larry Richards, Aug 27

Sunday, August 27, 2023
at 5:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Join Father Larry Richards for Mass at 5:00 p.m. followed by his talk – “The Truth.” This event is open to all. Free admission – Good Will Offering.

For questions or for more information, please
contact Ron Gochenouer at gochron@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

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.

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.

Eucharistic Rosary Congress, Oct 7-13

Saturday, October 7 - Friday, October 13, 2023

With the blessing of Bishop Larry Silva, the Diocese of Honolulu will once again join other dioceses around the nation for the 2023 Eucharistic Rosary Congress (ERC) for seven days and nights of Masses, perpetual Eucharistic adoration, and hourly rosary. The ERCs are held in response to Our Lady of Fatima’s call to conversion, consecration and prayer.

Our diocese will follow the “The Traveling Congress” model. The relay will start on Saturday, October 7 at 6 p.m. and will end on Friday, October 13 at 6 p.m. Each 6-hour period is held at a different parish, religious community, or Catholic school in the Diocese. To cover all 168 hours, about 24 parishes or religious communities and/or schools need to join this commitment.

Please have your coordinator contact, Cami Adams at camikjmj@gmail.com or at (808) 721-2307 no later than Friday, September 25 with the desired day(s) and hours you would like to reserve.

For more information on the ERC, you can visit www.rosarycongressusa.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture "Save the Date", 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.

Saint of the Week

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Memorial – August 9

Edith Stein was the youngest of eleven children, eight of whom survived infancy. She was born in Breslau, Germany, the daughter of devout Jewish parents. After World War II, Breslau became part of Poland and is now named Wrocław. Edith’s father died when she was only two, so her mother raised her children as a widow but ensured that Edith received an excellent education. Although her mother was an observant Jew, Edith decided she was agnostic around the age of fourteen, breaking her mother’s heart. Edith’s decision was part of her deeper quest for truth. Edith attended the local university when she was nineteen where she studied philosophy, psychology, history, and German. 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


Ho'oponopono Workshop for Veterans - Hawaii Island, Aug 12

Mass of the Holy Spirit, Aug 17

Hawaii State Admissions Day Holiday, Aug 18

Summer Sunset Rosary and Potluck, Aug 18

Mass at Damien Memorial School, Aug 23

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 26


2nd Collection for the Catholic University of America, Sep 2-3

Labor Day Holiday, Sep 4

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


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