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August 1, 2023 - Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time (V31)
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Paper Trail: What Does a Diocesan Chancellor Do?

Deacon Keith Cabiles, in his office at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, stands beside an enlarged framed canvas print of an old map of Honolulu he found in the diocesan archives. (HCH photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

“In every curia a chancellor is to be appointed whose principal function, unless particular law establishes otherwise, is to take care that acts of the curia are gathered, arranged, and safeguarded in the archive of the curia.” (Canon Law 482 §1)

The role of chancellor might bring to mind associations with heads of state, royal officials or high-ranking university leaders. But a Catholic chancellor’s role focuses much more on a paper trail.

Deacon Keith Cabiles, the Diocese of Honolulu’s chancellor since January 2019, recently talked with the Hawaii Catholic Herald about his role.

His responsibilities include being the diocesan archivist, chief records manager and chief notary. Read more...

Ka Ho‘oulu Hawaii Innovation Award

Offered by the Hawai‘i Catholic Schools Office and Chaminade University

The National Catholic Education Association has an Innovation in Catholic Education annual awards program to foster creativity and growth in Catholic schools nationwide. In 2020 Hawaii Catholic Schools and Chaminade University initiated a new award to recognize innovation by our grades preK-12 educators.

The Ka Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i Catholic Education Innovation Award focuses on ‘Innovation for Mission’. There are several themes that will define this program:

  • Innovation as a call to remain relevant and attractive to our stakeholders, to continue to thrive in a competitive landscape, to best serve our students and to glorify God through our work;
  • An emphasis on capturing and celebrating the current creativity of our educators, as well as fostering new directions and initiatives;
  • A broad focus on innovations inside and outside the classroom;
  • The development of a culture of innovation with constant attention to measurable outcomes and impact;
  • Acknowledging the inspirational role of the Holy Spirit in the work of innovation.

Award Type: Recognition and celebration of a major innovation that has advanced Catholic education in Hawai‘i. Read more...

Nominate an Individual or Team HERE. Deadline: Monday, August 7, 2023.

World Youth Day Stateside Celebration, Aug 4

Friday, August 4, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

All young adults invited to the World Youth Day Stateside Celebration "An Evening with Christ & Community." The evening starts with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by food and fellowship.
Learn more at www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/yam/wyd.

Flyer available HERE.

Second Collection for Catholic Charities Hawaii, Aug 5-6

Serving Hawai‘i since 1947, Catholic Charities Hawai’i serves all people, especially those with the greatest need, regardless of their faith or culture. As part of the largest private network of social service organizations in the United States, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i offers much needed programs and services statewide, serving 40,000 individuals each year. Please prayerfully consider being generous in your support.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saint of the Week

Saint Peter Julian Eymard
Memorial – August 2

Peter Julian Eymard was born to devout parents and was the youngest of ten children, eight of whom died in infancy. His mother, especially devout, taught him the faith well. From an early age, Peter developed a profound devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Eucharist. His devotion to the Blessed Mother was intensified as a child when he made a pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Laus, where the Blessed Mother had appeared to a young shepherd girl a century earlier. Peter’s love for the Eucharist also began at a young age. One story relates that, at the age of five, Peter was missing from home. He was found in the local church standing next to the tabernacle. When his sister asked what he was doing, he reportedly said, “I am near Jesus and I am listening to him!” 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


World Youth Day Stateside Celebration, Aug 4

Spanish Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, Aug 4-6

Second Collection for Catholic Charities Hawaii, Aug 5-6

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


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