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August 29, 2023 - Twenty First Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty First Week of Ordinary Time (V35)
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Amplifying God’s Whispering Voice of Aloha and Hope in Maui

A burnt home in Lahaina from the wildfires on Maui. (Zane Vergara / Shutterstock.com)

From the Office for Social Ministry

“We are here to worship the God who never abandons us, but who embraces us with his whispers of comfort, love, and care. And despite the difficulties you have had . . . know that God’s hand is moving in thousands of people throughout Hawaii, the United States, and the world is reaching out to you in this greatest hour of need.” Bishop Larry Silva, August 13th Sermon, Maria Lanakila Parish in Lahaina, Maui.

Just days after the devastating wildfires that engulfed and burned the historic town of Lahaina to the ground, Bishop Larry Silva traveled to Maui to pray with parishioners for the missing victims and to compassionately comfort the suffering survivors who lost loved ones, their homes and livelihoods.

Bishop Larry Silva embraced all in Maui with his compassionate presence and consoling words which are worth repeating during these difficult days of relief and recovery. “If we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. He can calm the storms, give us the ability to accomplish miraculous deeds, and keep us afloat when we think we are drowning in the overwhelming misery that surrounds us.” Read more...

Missionary Hearts Forever

Retired Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP)

By Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP
Hawaii Catholic Herald

On a recent visit to the motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary in Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines, I was surprised to see so many familiar faces among the retired members of the motherhouse community and the infirmary. Most are now octogenarians. Many who served in Hawaii are still very active in the daily life of their infirmary community. This article will focus on some of these sisters.

Perhaps you might remember some of their names as they may have taught you or your child. Schools the sisters administered in Hawaii are St. Elizabeth School, Aiea; St. John the Baptist School, Kalihi; Holy Cross School, Kalaheo; St. Catherine School, Kapaa; St. Joseph School, Makawao; and Rosary Preschool, Waipio. Read more...

Paulist Evangelization Ministries

Paulist Evangelization Ministries (www.pemdc.org) has been committed since their founding in 1977 to helping Catholics reach out to those who are uninvolved in the practice of their faith or those who have no faith. They have done this with ecumenical sensitivity as well as with a view to the needs of Catholic parishes.

As parishes plan for the fall, below are some of their ministerial tools.

THE CATHOLIC DISCIPLESHIP PROFILE www.discipleshipprofile.org
By taking a self-inventory, Catholics can see the ways in which they exercise discipleship the most, and ways in which they can grow as disciples. This can be used by individuals, groups, and parishes.

PATHWAYS IN FAITH www.pathwaysinfaith.org
This online set of resources helps catechumenal leaders develop a conversation-based approach to discipleship and conversion for those interested in joining the Catholic Church.

These inexpensive booklets (Catholic Discipleship, Beyond the Pews) are available in English and Spanish. Through short readings and Scripture-sharing, Catholics grasp better the basis of missionary discipleship.

A variety of programs can help parishioners grow in their experience of conversion and their following of Jesus as disciples: The Journey/El Camino; Sent to Serve; and, for Lent, Living the Eucharist.

Reboot! with Chris Stefanick, Sep 6

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join REBOOT! featuring Catholic author and speaker, Chris Stefanick. REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life from prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more! Rediscover the message of the Gospel as powerful for us all, beautiful in its application to life, engaging for those searching, and fun & captivating for all ages, including our youth. Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of the most sought-after voices of our time. Offering practical insight into living the life God has created for you. Come, be energized! Invite someone! Tickets available at www.stjohnmililani.org or www.reallifecatholic.com.

Flyer available HERE.

"How to Share Your Faith" with Chris Stefanick, Sep 8

Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Flyer available HERE.

Maui/Lanai Vicariate Youth Gathering, Sep 9

Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Flyer available HERE.

Molokai Eucharist Retreat, Sep 16

Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Damien of Molokai Church, Kaunakakai

Children, families, and catechists are welcome! Our morning together will be focused on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who gently calls each of us by name and feeds us with the Bread of Life in the Eucharist.

Learn the names of the sacred articles used on the altar, the meaning of the priest's gestures and prayers spoken on our behalf, and how we are to live the Eucharist in our daily lives!

Register HERE. 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.

Saint of the Week

Saint Augustine of Hippo
Memorial – August 28

Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis, known as Augustine, was born in Tagaste, present-day Souk Ahras, Algeria, North Africa. He was the oldest of three children, including a younger brother and sister. His father, Patricius (Patrick) was not wealthy but had civic responsibilities in his city, which was part of the Roman Empire. His father was a pagan, known for his violent temper and immoral lifestyle. Augustine’s mother, known today as Saint Monica, struggled with alcohol at an early age but overcame that vice. She was raised a Christian and wholeheartedly embraced her Catholic faith. Despite suffering due to her husband’s temper and adulterous behavior, Monica was a model of charity, and her prayers eventually converted her whole family. 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


2nd Collection for the Catholic University of America, Sep 2-3

Labor Day Holiday, Sep 4

Reboot! with Chris Stefanick, Sep 6

"How to Share Your Faith" with Chris Stefanick, Sep 8

Maui/Lanai Vicariate Youth Gathering, Sep 9

Summer Sunset Rosary and Potluck, Sep 15

Molokai Eucharist Retreat, Sep 16

Clergy Workshops, Sep 28-29

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


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