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February 1, 2022

Tuesday within the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time (V5)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua (Pastor Installation)]

Who do you think you are?

That was the message that the people of Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth delivered to him in no uncertain terms – by trying to throw him off a cliff! This hometown boy, the son of Joseph the carpenter, had the audacity to challenge the faith of the people of Israel to point out the truth that they had chosen to ignore – that God worked his miracles not only for the Jews but for the Gentiles as well. What nerve he had to confront them for their stubbornness and hardness of heart. They reacted with such rage that they wanted to eradicate this upstart townsmate.

“Who do you think you are?” is normally what people say in one way or other when they are confronted with something they do not want to hear. Jeremiah the prophet knew this very well, as did Paul the Apostle. Both suffered greatly because they spoke the truth when people preferred to ignore the truth and go their own merry ways.

Half-way, ‘Ohana in Christ’ Campaign is Progressing Well

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Ohana in Christ, the Diocese of Honolulu’s new fundraising campaign, is progressing well.

According to Mark Clark, the diocesan director of stewardship and development, by the end of 2021, the appeal had raised $582,042 from about 2,000 donors.

It has already surpassed last year’s contributions to the Bishop’s Circle of $385,000 from 731 donors. Ohana in Christ last year replaced the Bishop’s Circle campaign as the primary annual diocesan appeal.

Each parish was assigned a target goal of 25% of its current annual assessment — the “tax” it pays yearly to the diocese to help cover diocesan operations. Twelve of the diocese’s 66 parishes have already met that goal, said Clark. Another 12 are at 60%. The campaign has six more months to go. It ends June 30. Read more...

Vicariate and Parish Ohana In Christ Progress Report available HERE.

St. Francis Healthcare – Wellness and More

From the Office for Social Ministry

Starting out the new year often begins with resolutions to get back into shape with health and strength exercises. And this past weekend, hundreds turned out in solidarity on Saturday, January 22–both in person and online–to walk for wellness together in honor of St. Marianne Cope’s Feast Day. The 9th annual Wellness Walk and Fair was a resounding success, raising a record amount of funds to help support St. Francis Healthcare Systems, which follows faithfully in the footsteps of St. Marianne Cope.

St. Marianne came to the islands in 1883 with six sisters from New York to care for those suffering from Hansen’s disease. She established the St. Francis mission and began a legacy of creating healthy and strong communities all across Hawaii, from Kakaako on O’ahu, Wailuku on Maui, and later Kalaupapa on Molokai.  Today her caring and compassionate ministry is carried on in the work of St. Francis sisters and their healthcare systems. Read more...

Advocate Training, Feb 10

Next Session: Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m
Sacred Heart Church, Pahoa

Advocate Training is being offered by the Diocesan Tribunal Staff for Priests and Deacons who were not previously trained and Lay Persons designated by their pastor. The workshops will provide training on:

  • How to assist those who are divorced with petitioning for a Declaration of Marital Nullity
  • When a Lack of Canonical Form applies
  • What is need for a Pauline Privilege petition

To register, contact Roxanne Torres at rtorres@rcchawaii.org or (808) 203-6766.

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Friday, February 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK is celebrated on the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, Friday, February 11. Bishop Silva will preside at a Mass with Anointing of the Sick at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 12:00 noon. Any Catholic in good standing who is seriously ill is invited to receive this sacrament of healing and strength. (Note: Only those who are sick are to receive the Anointing of the Sick. No one may receive the sacrament as a proxy for someone else.)

Flyer available HERE.

"Faith Prevails: The Miracle of Bolsena" Movie and Presentation, Feb 11

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Based upon the true story of a Eucharistic Miracle in 1263, Faith Prevails follows the journey of Fr. Peter as he wrestles with doubts about the Real Presence. With more than a quarter of a million views worldwide, this film received the Stars and Stripes Award for its Catholic evangelization efforts.

Join us for a presentation by Solenne Santiago (director/producer)
as she takes us behind the scenes and shares the inspiration for
the movie, the challenges overcome, and how it impacted her own
faith as a 17 year old filmmaker.

For additional information or questions, please contact Laleen Ramiscal at glaleen@icloud.com.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faith-prevails-miracle-at-bolsena-tickets-243949338037

Flyer available HERE.

Second Collection Augustine Educational Foundation, Feb 12-13

Scholarships for Students in Hawaii Catholic Schools

Our Catholic schools provide a quality education to students from all ethnic, religious and financial backgrounds. The Augustine Educational Foundation provides tuition scholarships to students with a financial need in our Hawaii Catholic Schools in grades K-12. Please take a moment and give the gift of education and make a difference in a student’s life. 

Here are the ways you can make a gift:

Online: Visit augustinefoundation.org/donate

Check: Payable to Augustine Educational Foundation. Mail your check to Augustine Educational Foundation, 6301 Pali Hwy, Kaneohe, HI  96744. Please include your parish/island on the memo of your check for proper parish acknowledgement.

Your gift to our Second Collection supports tuition scholarships in your parish and/or vicariate for the 2022-2023 School Year. 
Last year, $100,000 was generously donated to the Second Collection and distributed back to parishioners in the form of tuition scholarships.

For more information, please call (808) 203-6748 or visit www.augustinefoundation.org.

The Marianist Lecture, Feb 27

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Online Event

The Synod on Synodality is in 2023, what does that mean?

Bishop McElroy (Diocese of San Diego) will present on the topic of “Synodality: Proclaiming Jesus to the World” to help us prepare for the Synod on Synodality that Pope Francis has called for October 2023. The lecture will be about 50 minutes, followed by a period of questions and answers.

The Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy is the sixth bishop of San Diego, appointed as Ordinary by Pope Francis in 2015. He was ordained as a priest in 1980 and served as Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco from 2010-2015.

Register at marianistlecture.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Cathryn Downes, the wife of Patrick Downes, the Editor of the Hawaii Catholic Herald. Cathryn died on January 27, 2022. May she rest in the peace of Christ, and may her family be comforted.

Saint of the Week

Saint Ansgar
Feast Day - February 3

Today’s saint walked the forests of Northern Europe during that stretch of history later known, prejudicially, as the “Dark Ages.” He lived three hundred years after the fall of Rome and yet three hundred years before the soaring gothic spires of the High Middle Ages pierced the blue sky. “Ansgar” is a grunt or a mere sound to modern ears. It seems fit for a remote, cold, and brutal age. It is difficult to imagine a child running into the warm embrace of a sunny Ansgar. But the real Saint Ansgar broke bread with Northern Vikings and rough warriors of the forest with names just like his own: Horik, Drogo, Gudmund, and Vedast. Ansgar was one of them, with one big difference—he was a Catholic. Read more...

Copyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission. www.mycatholic.life

Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase

From: Bishop Larry Silva
To: The Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Honolulu

Peace be with you!

Pope Francis has announced a Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in October 2023 in Rome. In preparation for that Synod, he has asked every diocese in the world to conduct its own consultation process between October 17, 2021 and February 2022. I therefore invite all in our diocese to carefully read this Request for Input and to respond as requested. The documents issued by the Vatican describe a rather complex process, and anyone who wants to read them can do so at Documento Preparatorio della XVI Assemblea Generale Ordinaria del Sinodo dei Vescovi (vatican.va) and For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality (vatican.va). I have attempted to simplify the process to make it more effective in our diocese.

The Synod consultation process involves these steps:

1. Pray, using the Scripture readings provided.
2. Reflect on the readings, on the Synod questions, and most of all on the ONE KEY QUESTION being asked of everyone in our Diocese of Honolulu.
3. Have a discussion with ANY group on the ONE KEY QUESTION. (E.g. parish pastoral council, finance council, school board; Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Filipino Catholic Clubs; households; neighbors; a small group from your parish; a small group at your workplace; attendees at youth sports; youth groups; young adult groups; senior groups; etc.) The objective is to be as inclusive as possible.
4. Collate responses in a brief summary and submit them to https://bit.ly/SynodResponses.
5. Repeat this consultation process with other people or groups, especially with those who are not a part of our normal parish groups. Read more...

Read the "Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase" as a PDF

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


Christ the King, Kahului
Sundays at 8 AM

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


Mass for the Annual Conference of Catholic Educators, Feb 4

Mass for the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, Feb 5

Ministry with Families: Leadership Formation, Feb 5

Advocate Training at Sacred Heart, Pahoa, Feb 10

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Ministry with Families: Leadership Formation, Feb 12

Presidents' Day Holiday, Feb 21


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