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September 19, 2023 - Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time (V38)
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‘Ohana in Christ Appeal to Launch Year Three in October

Aloha to All,

Peace be with you!

Each day, the Catholic Church in Hawaii shares the Spirit of Christ throughout our ‘Ohana of parishes, schools, social agencies, and communities across the Islands. This is all possible thanks to your generous response to our Catholic mission and the call to Witness to Jesus.

Beyond the good works at each parish, the annual ‘Ohana in Christ appeal helps us respond to the material and spiritual needs of the greater church. As detailed in the list below, funds raised support many important services and ministries throughout the Diocese of Honolulu that no single faith community could meet alone.

I am deeply grateful for the ways you have contributed to this work in the past. Once again, I humbly ask for you to prayerfully consider making a generous gift to this important appeal. Please know that I pray for you and your loved ones each day - and will remember all donors in a special Mass.

In the Spirit of Christ - and together as ‘Ohana in Christ - we can and will respond to the Lord’s call and continue to build His Kingdom.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Larry Silva
Bishop of Honolulu

View Bishop's letter HERE.
View ‘Ohana in Christ FAQs HERE.

Give to the ‘Ohana in Christ Appeal Today!

Give to the ʻOhana In Christ 2023-2024 Annual Appeal for the Catholic Church in Hawaii today at https://www.catholichawaii.org/12075.

Flyer available HERE.

Missionary Families of Christ Endorsed to Minister in Diocese of Honolulu

Dear Mr. Vistavilla,

Peace be with you!

Thank you for the Zoom meeting yesterday with you and your colleagues, during which you asked that I endorse the Missionary Families of Christ to minister in the Diocese of Honolulu.

I am happy to grant permission for the Missionary Families of Christ to minister in the Diocese of Honolulu, effective immediately. The only condition is that you must also have the written permission of the pastor to work in any particular parish in the diocese.

Thank you for all you do to evangelize and to strengthen family life!  May your work bear much good fruit for the service of the Lord and his people!

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Larry Silva
Bishop of Honolulu

Ministry of Presence: A Stream of Deacons and Priests Descends on Lahaina Bringing Spiritual Comfort

At a Mercy Mission station in Napili Park, Maui, from left, Deacon Savili Bartley, Deacon Michael Weaver, Knight of Columbus Jared Zick, Father Arnold Ortiz, Knight of Columbus Lawrence Magana, Deacon Chris Ribucan. (Photo courtesy of Father Arnold Ortiz)

By Patrick Downes and Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

A smile. A wave. A hug. A bottle of water. An attentive and compassionate ear. A shoulder to cry on. A prayer.

A ministry of presence.

A steady stream of priests and deacons from across the diocese has been making its way to west Maui to provide spiritual support for the victims of the Lahaina wildfires, the worst natural disaster ever to hit the state of Hawaii.

Called the Maui Mercy Mission, it was initiated 10 days after the tragic fires leveled Lahaina town, killing at least 115 people, with a letter from Bishop Larry Silva to Hawaii’s deacons and priests. Read more...

Adoration with the Sisters of Sacred Hearts

(Sidney de Almeida / Shutterstock.com)

From the Sisters of Sacred Hearts at St. Anthony Retreat Center


To live our mission more fully and in union with the Eucharistic Revival in the Church, the Sisters of Sacred Hearts at St. Anthony Retreat Center, located at 3351 Kalihi Street, would like to invite the faithful to participate in our Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament on two occasions.

1) Thursday before the First Friday of each month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Our Sisters in the Pacific, Massachusetts, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines keep a continuous 24-hour adoration before the Blessed Sacrament on this day each month for local and worldwide intentions, and

2) The Third Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for the faithful in Hawaii, especially for the intentions of local families.  We encourage you to attend the Holy Hours as families because in the words of Father Peyton, “families who pray together, stay together.”  Individuals are, of course, also most welcome.

Together may our relationship with Jesus deepen and bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart in our hearts, in our homes, and in the world!

43rd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oct 7

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 9:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Hawaii
1822 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu

Join HCCRS' 43rd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference "Remain in Me." The conference will feature speakers Fr. Greg Honorio, Fr. EJ Resinto, Fr. Romple Emwalu, Fr. Mario Palanca, and Fr. Bill Petrie, SS.CC. Admission is free. For more information, please email info@hccrs.org or call (808) 990-8153.

Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture "God’s Mechanics", 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.

Flyer available HERE.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Oct 13-15

Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2023
(Arrival at 5:30pm on Friday/departure on Sunday at 5:00pm)

If you or a friend are hurting from a past abortion and are searching for a confidential, non-judgmental, safe place of healing and support to express and reconcile painful emotions and begin the healing process, look no further... and join us on our next retreat!

Both women and men are impacted by abortion and greatly benefit from the retreats. Singles, couples and family members of aborted children have come to Rachel's Vineyard for peace and inner healing. Call us today if you need someone to talk to.

To register, contact Lisa Shorba at (808) 490-2571 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.

Source & Summit: A Eucharistic Day of Recollection

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
St. Stephen Diocesan Center (6301 Pali Highway, Kaneohe)

This retreat is open to ALL children and youth, ages 6+, and their families. Please note that children ages 6-10 must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a morning of prayer, learning, and fellowship. Learn more here: https://www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/workshops.

Flyer available HERE.

140th Anniversary of the Arrival of Mother Marianne and the Franciscan Sisters

Rik Fitch, the artist of this painting, lost his business in the Maui fire. (Image used with artist's permission)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

This year marks the 140th year of the arrival of Mother Marianne and the first Franciscan Sisters to Hawaii. The celebration will take place on November 8, 2023, at the Cathedral Basilica with Mass at 6:00 p.m. Prior to the Mass, there will be a dramatization of the arrival. A dialogue between Mother Marianne and the Bishop, a chant of a verse of King Kalakaua's hymn of the coming of the Sisters, and a lamentation of sadness will accompany the narration. There was great joy that the Sisters had answered the plea for help, but sadness at the same time because the high ranking officials who represented the King and Queen knew what the Sisters would encounter in their life-giving service. The Mass itself will highlight a special tribute to Mother Marianne.

Contact Sr. Marie Romano at srmromano@aol.com for more info or to offer assistance if needed.

Saint of the Week

Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions
Nineteenth Century
Memorial – September 20

From 1392–1897, the Great Joseon Dynasty ruled all of what is today North and South Korea. Though shamanism and Buddhism were among the religious beliefs of Koreans during that period, Confucianism was the main philosophical, ethical, and political system. Within that system, a clear hierarchy was established within the family and social structures, with the king on top. This class system was at the heart of their culture. Ancestors were also highly honored and even ritually worshiped, and various human virtues were emphasized, studied, and fostered.

Catholicism was first introduced into Korea via China. The Jesuit Matteo Ricci was one of the first missionaries to step foot in China and introduce the Catholic faith in 1583. 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
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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:

Previous Announcements


Clergy Workshop, Sep 29

`Ohana in Christ Diocesan Appeal, Sep 30-Oct 1


Marianist Lecture "God's Mechanics," Oct 8

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Oct 13-15

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 21-22


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