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March 29, 2022 - Fourth Week of Lent

Tuesday within the Fourth Week of Lent (V13)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

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[Sacred Heart Church, Waianae]

Perhaps some of you remember the late Father Eli Carter. He was my classmate in the seminary, and I remember his telling me about how the town of Nanakuli received its name. It means, “to look at your knees” or “to appear to be deaf.” It was an extremely poor town, with little fresh water and very little food to spare. It was customary for the Hawaiian people to offer hospitality to weary travelers, and when people walked from other parts of the island to this area of Waianae, they were very tired and hungry by the time they reached Nanakuli. But the people there were so poor that when visitors came they looked down, pretending to be deaf, and not hearing them, because they were so embarrassed that they had no food to share. A visitor might judge the people to be stingy or selfish, but if that visitor could see the reality, he would know that it was not a lack of hospitality but lack of the means to offer it. Read more...

"Lent for Life" Week Five - CRS Rice Bowl Stories of Hope

From the Office for Social Ministry

The Fruit of our Lenten Sacrifice

SOLIDARITY is a principle of Catholic Social Teaching that reminds us that we are part of God’s family, no matter where we live. During this Lenten season, let us strive for solidarity as one ‘ohana, by recognizing others as brothers and sisters and actively working for their good. We can start by learning about people on the other side of the globe and how we can make a difference despite the distance.

CRS Rice Bowl continues to share stories of hope from Guatemala, Bangladesh and Rwanda during this fifth week of Lent to help us visualize The Fruit of our Lenten Sacrifice. Read more...

At 90 and 100, They are Living Stewards of the Hamakua Coast

Frankie De Caires (left) and Gilbert Awong (right). (Photos courtesy of St. Anthony Parish, Papaaloa)

By Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP
Hawaii Catholic Herald

There are a number of good people who are pillars of the community. Many have served dozens of years in the parishes along the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island.

On the coast in Papaaloa is St. Anthony, a very small parish with 20-25 people in attendance at Sunday Mass. The other weekend the parish celebrated two very special birthdays. Both honorees were born on Feb. 19.

The first birthday celebrant and living steward is Uncle Frankie De Caires. Uncle Frankie was born 90 years ago in Papaaloa. He remembers the tragic tsunami of 1946 that decimated Laupahoehoe School. He recalls running up the hill because he was scared. However, his older sister and younger brother did not make it and were lost to the wall of water that also claimed the lives of others in the school. Read more...

Superintendent Dr. Llewellyn Young Featured on Hawaii Public Radio

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

Last week, Catherine Cruz of Hawaii Public Radio interviewed Dr. Llewellyn Young about the enrollment jump in our network of 27 Catholic Schools in Hawaii. Not only did they discuss about the triumph but also about the adversity our schools' are experiencing. Click HERE to listen to the whole interview.

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher for the Golden Pine"apple" Award

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

The Hawaii Catholic Schools and Chaminade University with the support of John C. and Mary Lou Brogan present the Hawaii Catholic Schools Teacher of the Year Award, The Golden Pine"apple", recognizing outstanding teachers and specialists in our schools. This award recognizes excellence in teaching within the Catholic Schools in the State of Hawaii.

The recipient of the 2021-2022 school year's award will be announced at the Recognition Ceremony in May and will receive the Golden Pine”apple” trophy and a check for $1,000. Nominations are being accepted until the end of the month. Visit chaminade.edu/hawaii-catholic-schools-teacher-of-the-year for more details.

Youth and Young Adult "Talk Story": Catholic Sisters, Mar 31

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Annually, from March 8-14, the world celebrates Catholic Sisters Week. Young people ages 13+ are invited to 'talk story' with religious sisters currently serving in the Diocese of Honolulu. Meet them and learn more about why they said 'yes' to religious life and get some tips on how you can discern your own vocation. Co-sponsored by the LARC Vocations Committee and Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. For questions please email larcvocations@rcchawaii.org or oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdeiurT4uHtat9srAYu0p7hENECmjvryi

Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection: Our Lady of Good Help, Apr 2

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom

All young people are invited to join us for this opportunity to learn and grow in your faith. Learn more about Our Lady of Good Help, the first Marian apparition approved by the Catholic Church in the United States. We will learn more about Adele Brise, the young woman to whom Mary appeared. We'll also talk more about pilgrimage - specifically the difference between pilgrimage and vacation.

Register at https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor

Flyer available HERE.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 22-24

Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2022

The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat will be held on April 22-24, 2022. (Arrival at 5:30pm on Friday/departure on Sunday at 5:00pm)

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats offer healing and support for anyone who has experienced emotional pain and suffering after abortion. Both women and men are welcomed to this private retreat where the mercy, love and compassion of Jesus Christ will be felt in an environment of safety and trust for healing to take place.

To register, contact Lisa Shorba at (808) 349-5071 or email: rvinhawaii@gmail.com.

A fee of $175/person (covers room, meals/refreshments and retreat materials). Need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited. Registrations are strictly confidential. For more information visit www.rachelsvineyard.com.

Flyer available HERE. Brochure available HERE.

2022 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experiences

Uncover the secrets to a lasting, supportive and transformational marriage. The Marriage Encounter Experience is a skill-building enrichment where together, you as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but to open to couples of all faiths.

2022 WWME Experiences

  • Hawaii Island: May 13-15
  • Maui: July 8-10
  • Molokai: August 12-14
  • Oahu: November 18-20

For more information or to apply go to hawaiiwwme.org or call (808) 839-0837.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Rosita Hitosis, the mother of Father Joselito Hitosis, SSS, who is at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. She died March 26, 2022 in the Philippines at the age of 81.

Saint of the Week

 Annunciation of the Lord
Solemnity - March 25

The Feast of the Annunciation is the reason why we celebrate Christmas on December 25. Christmas comes exactly nine months after the Archangel Gabriel invited the Virgin Mary to be the Mother of God, an event we commemorate on March 25. The dating of these Feast Days, although interesting, is of minor importance compared to their theological significance. It is fruitful to reflect upon the incarnation of Jesus Christ in the womb of the Virgin Mary as the antecedent to the explosion of joy, caroling, gift giving, eating, drinking, love and family unity that surrounds the birth of the Savior. Perhaps Mary had a sort of private and internal Christmas at the moment of the Annunciation. Maybe she felt the fullness of the world’s Christmas joy inside of her own heart when she realized she had been chosen to be the Mother of God. 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 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


Youth and Young Adult "Talk Story": Catholic Sisters, Mar 31


Day of Recollection: Our Lady of Good Help, Apr 2

Mass for Passion (Palm) Sunday, Apr 10

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Apr 14

Good Friday Holiday, Apr 15

Good Friday Morning Prayer, Apr 15

Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Apr 15

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer with Preparatory Rites, Apr 16

The Easter Vigil, Apr 16

Mass for Easter Sunday, Apr 17

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 22-24

Annual Jubilee Mass for Clergy and Religious, Apr 23


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