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May 9, 2023 - Fifth Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Fifth Week of Easter (V19)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter


[St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea (Confirmation & First Communion)
St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua (Confirmation & First Communion)
Sacred Heart Church, Punahou (Confirmation & First Communion)

How many are the ways we let our hearts be troubled! A relationship that means very much to us does not go as we had hoped, so we become anxious about it. We don’t have enough money for all the things we need, much less for the things we want, so we worry about where we will get the money we need. We feel that we are being bullied by someone at school or criticized unfairly, and we become very agitated. We are feeling sick, and we do not know whether it is a passing illness or something much more serious, so we become very anxious and worried. We lost a loved one in death, and we are filled with darkness and despair.

Along comes Jesus and says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Easy for him to say! He is God. He can do whatever he wants. Read more...

Bride of Christ

Lorraine Manlolo signs the documents of consecration with Bishop Larry Silva in the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, April 16. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

When Lorraine Manlolo was doing her medical residency, she came across a story online showing a young woman in a wedding gown. This bride, the headline read, had “married Jesus Christ.”

After clicking on the story, Manlolo learned the woman was a consecrated virgin, an ancient vocation where chaste women not in religious orders can dedicate their lives to God while still living and working out in the community.

“I remember just thinking … ‘Wow I had never heard about that!’ It was interesting,” the 43-year-old radiologist recalls.

Two decades later, Manlolo became a “Consecrated Virgin Living in the World” in a ritual led by Bishop Larry Silva during the April 16 noon Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu. Read more...

Mercy House Ministry and Peer Specialist Training

From the Office for Social Ministry

This Good Shepherd social ministry model is embodied in the Honolulu-Diocese supported, and Pūʻā Foundation administered, Mercy House program. The Mercy House ministry not only gathers and welcomes formerly incarcerated women back into community, but also helps them go out to help others in need through the Peer Support Kōkua Project.

This program provides “justice-involved” women temporary housing as well as leadership and vocational training to assist persons transitioning from prison. Mercy House currently shelters a total of five formerly incarcerated women residents. They include a” house mother” manager who herself previously graduated from Mercy House herself. This house manager will soon be graduating with an associate’s degree from Windward Community College and is on track to pursue her bachelor’s degree with a $5,000 scholarship in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Social Work program! Read more...

Maui Celebration of Father Damien's Arrival in Kalaupapa, May 9 and 10

Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2023
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Join Maui's celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Father Damien's arrival in Kalaupapa with Bishop Larry Silva.

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. - Prayer Service
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 8:15 a.m. - Mass

Veneration of the relic of St. Damien after the Prayer Service and Mass.

Flyer available HERE.

150th Anniversary of Father Damien’s Arrival in Kalaupapa

From the Office of the Bishop

The annual Memorial of St. Damien is May 10, which is the anniversary of the date of his arrival in Kalaupapa, Molokai. Wednesday, May 10, 2023 is the 150th anniversary of that momentous event. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate a Mass at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on that day, to which all are invited. We also urge parishes and schools to mark this special anniversary in their own celebrations of this Obligatory Memorial.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar "The Voices of Vermont," May 13

Saturday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Join this special webinar The Voices of Vermont, USA hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference. This live presentation from Vermont will feature several panelists who will share their story on how their personal and professional lives have been impacted and continually been influenced by Servant of God Joseph Dutton layman, affectionately known to the people of Vermont as "Brother Joseph Dutton, Beloved Son of Stowe."

Pre-register for this complimentary webinar at www.dmcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

"Walking with Moms" Baby Shower, May 21

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou
Makai House (behind the school building)

You are invited to a party to celebrate new moms, new families, and new life. Invite a new mom or a soon-to-be mom so we can celebrate with them. Please RSVP for the party and let us know how many people will be attending with you at showerhtc@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Naturalization Info Session, May 24

Wedesday, May 24, 2023 at 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center
1640 Lanakila Avenue, Honolulu

Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will provide an overview of the naturalization eligibility requirements and filing process, including information on the naturalization interview, testing, and Oath Ceremony. This event is co-sponsored by Catholic Charities Hawaii.

Flyer available HERE.

Christian Leadership Institute, Jun 25-30

Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2023
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Registration is now OPEN for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) this summer! Leadership training is open to all high school youth in grades 10-12. Applications are due to the OYYAM by May 17, 2023. Packets and more information on the website: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/ym/cli-hi. Questions? Contact the OYYAM at oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Introduction to Spiritual Direction, Jul 10-21

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 21, 2023
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chaminade Univeristy of Honolulu

Join the Introduction to Spiritual Direction course offered through Chaminade University of Honolulu. The course will feature Fr. William Meyer, SM who has been a spiritual director for over 40 years and holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Fr. Meyer currently serves as the Rector of St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

For registration assistance or more information, please contact claire.nishiguchi@chaminade.edu or dustyn.raga@chaminade.edu.

Flyer available HERE.

"I Thirst" Hawaii Conference, Jul 14-15

Friday, July 14 - Saturday, July 15, 2023
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

"JESUS Thirsts for America", a 21-city, 3-year National Evangelization tour that began in November 2022 is coming to Oahu on July 15, 2023. Its purpose is to share the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST in such a compelling way that participants will be encouraged and strengthened to become more excited in expressing their faith.

The "I Thirst" events include... Dynamic Teachings, Personal Testimonies, Inspiring Music, Healing, Prayer, Mass and Reconciliation, which in combination opens participants to encountering the risen LORD. Six National Presenters have been approved by our Diocese to minister in Hawaii. These presentations are geared towards the love of the Sacraments, focusing on the Eucharistic Revival and encouraging people to not only be Disciples of JESUS CHRIST but to also lead others to HIM. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate Mass. Dominic Olaso (Head of the Diocesan Evangelization TaskForce) will emcee and lead the Praise & Worship.

To register for the “I Thirst” Hawaii, go to https://www.spiritfilledevents.com/i-thirst-hawaii

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Damien of Molokai
Memorial – May 10

Jozef De Veuster was the youngest of seven children born into a poor farming family in central Belgium. Jozef went to school until the age of thirteen, at which time he had to assist his father on the family farm. A few years later, after his older brother entered religious life, Jozef’s father sent Jozef to college to prepare him to take over the family business. At school, during a mission, he heard God calling him to religious life. At the age of twenty, Jozef followed in his brother’s footsteps and entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Jozef later took the name Damien after a fourth-century saint who was a physician and martyr. His brother Auguste took the name Pamphile. Two of their sisters also entered religious life. 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


Maui Celebration of Father Damien's Arrival in Kalaupapa, May 9-10

Mass for the Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

"The Voices of Vermont, USA" Webinar, May 13

Annual Priests Retreat, May 15-19

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Arrion Rosales-Llantos, May 19

Diaconate Ordination of Kurt Meyer and Hai (Francis) Pham, May 20

Christian Life Program Session One, May 20

2nd Collection - Catholic Communication Campaign, May 20-21

Walking with Moms Baby Shower at Holy Trinity, Kuliouou, May 21

Christian Life Program Session Two, May 27

Memorial Day Holiday, May 29


CAN (Faithful Citizen) Training Class, Jun 3

Mass with Marriage Convalidations for Kauai Vicariate, Jun 3

Christian Life Program Session Three, Jun 3

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 9-11

Christian Life Program Session Four, Jun 10

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 11

King Kamehameha Day (Observed), Jun 12

Sidewalk Advocates for Life Class, Jun 17

2nd Collection - Diocesan Seminarian Education Fund, Jun 17-18

Juneteenth Holiday, Jun 19

Christian Leadership Institute, Jun 25-30


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