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August 2, 2022 - Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time (V31)
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Bishop's Homily for the Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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[St. Ann Church, Waihee (Installation of Pastor); St. Rita Church, Haiku (100th Anniversary of Parish); St. Anthony Church, Wailuku (Confirmation & First Communion)]

A catastrophic house fire. A devastating earthquake. A huge tsunami.  An unexpected lava flow. These are all very real situations that have turned people who had a comfortable, if not a luxurious, home into paupers. Unlike the man in the Gospel who was only thinking of himself, people who experience these disasters may be the most generous people you can imagine. Yet whatever materials possessions we own can be gone in an instant. This does not mean, of course, that we should not provide good housing for our families and the resources we need to live decent human lives. It simply reminds us that “vanity of vanities; all things are vanity.” And, of course, no matter how elaborate a funeral a person may have, they take nothing materials with them to their place of eternal (we hope!) rest.

But that does not mean that we should not invest in the future. On the contrary, Jesus urges us to do so always, but the treasure he is referring to is a treasure that we can take with us beyond the grave, a treasure that will last forever, that no disaster can destroy nor any thief steal. It is the treasure of faith in God. Read more...

Beware of Scammers

From the Office of the Bishop

If someone phones, texts, or emails you saying that the bishop or a member of clergy needs you to purchase gift cards for him, it is probably a scam, and you are advised not to respond.

A Century of Memories and Love

Submitted by St. Rita Parish
Hawaii Catholic Herald

1922 to 1950

In his 1978 book, “Pioneers of the Faith,” historian and Sacred Hearts Father Robert Schoofs wrote that the early Catholics of Portuguese, Filipino, Hawaiian, and Japanese ancestries living in the Haiku area worshipped in a small church in Pauwela or at Holy Rosary Church in Kuau. He credited Sacred Hearts Father James Beynes as the builder of St. Rita Church which was dedicated on Nov. 14, 1922, by Bishop Libert Boeynaems from Honolulu. (Other accounts recognize Father Jules Verhaeghe as the church founder). The Maui News reported that the dedication was followed by a concert and bazaar hosted by parishioners.

On June 1, 1923, the Catholic mission of Honolulu signed a 99-year lease for the land under the new church with the Maui Agricultural Company. St. Rita Church was first designated a mission church of Holy Rosary Church. Then sometime in the early 1940s, it became a mission of St. Joseph Church, Makawao. In 1944, the Maui Agricultural Company sold the lease to Takaichi Miyamoto. Read more...

Nominations for the Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Award Extended

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

Know an innovative teacher or administrator who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for the Ka Ho'oulu Hawaii Catholic Schools Innovation Award. The deadline has been extended to Friday, August 5, 2022.

The Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Awards were created in 2020 by the Chaminade Center for Strategy and Innovation, as a way to recognize outstanding educators from Catholic schools throughout the state. Award applicants submit projects that exemplify the Catholic worldview, support quality academics, integrate technology, demonstrate data-driven decision making, or promote operational vitality.

For more information visit: https://catholicschoolshawaii.org/ka-hooulu-innovation-award-2022/

Flyer available HERE.

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 20

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Save the date for the upcoming Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference Prepare My Hands for Battle featuring guest speaker Jesse Romero. There will also be other opportunities to see Jesse Romero from August 23-25, 2022. These events are sponsored by the Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference.

Cost: $30 (includes lunch and snacks). Register for the conference on Eventbrite HERE.

How to Overcome Depression Catholic Style
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church, Pauoa

The Power of Prayer
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Michael Church, Waialua

The Benefits of Prayer and Church Attendance
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Flyer available HERE.

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me," Aug 25-27

Thursday, August 25 - Saturday, August 27
On Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai

All Priests and Deacons are welcome to join the Clergy workshop, “Come and Follow Me” with Speaker: Fr. Ralph O’Donnell, Former Director of USCCB Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

There are three workshops locations:

  • Honolulu, Oahu: Thursday, August 25, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Laulima Conference Room at St. Stephen Diocesan Center
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: Friday, August 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, St. Michael the Archangel Parish
  • Wailuku, Maui: Saturday, August 27, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, -St. Anthony of Padua Parish

Please see flyer for contact information for registration at each location.

Flyer available HERE.

Get Back! to Church Benefit Concert, Aug 25 and 27

Thursday, August 25 & Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church presents Beat-lele Get Back! to Church Benefit Concert. Tickets are available at stjohnmililiani.org and on Eventbright.

Ticket purchase enters into drawing for Kanile'a Islander Ukulele (includes ukulele bag, tuner, cleaning cloth, certificate) donated by Beat-lele and 2 free lessons by Nolet Quiason at St. John, Mililani. 

  • General Admission: $50
  • VIP: $100 (Includes Swag Bag: concert t-shirt, 2 CDs, and autographed band photo.)
  • Concert T-Shirt: $20

Flyer available HERE.

Stewardship Day 2022, Oct 1

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Register by September 20 by emailing your name and parish to mclark@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. Michael Miti, who passed away in Zambia on July 31, 2022. He is the father of Father Peter Miti, Pastor of Resurrection of the Lord Parish, Waipio. May he rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli
Early Fourth Century – 371
Memorial - August 2

Eusebius was chosen bishop of the northern Italian city of Vercelli by popular acclaim in the 340s, even though he was an immigrant from the island of Sardinia. Twenty years after Eusebius’ death, the great Saint Ambrose, bishop of the nearby city of Milan, wrote to the Christians of Vercelli during a period of conflict in their diocese. Saint Ambrose’s letter survives and is valuable contemporary evidence of the great esteem in which Saint Eusebius was held by an equally great prelate. Saint Ambrose calls Eusebius “a great man.” Eusebius was great because of his close attachment to his city, to his priests, and to correct theology. 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
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


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


Maria Lanakila, Lahaina
Sundays at 7 AM, 8:45 AM
Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM

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


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Molokai, Aug 12-14

Mass for the Anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Aug 16

Hawaii State Admissions Day Holiday, Aug 19

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 20

Second Collection for Catholic Charities Hawaii, Aug 20-21

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me" - Oahu, Aug 25

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me" - Hawaii, Aug 26

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me" - Maui, Aug 27


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The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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