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January 25, 2022

Tuesday within the Third Week of Ordinary Time (V4)
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Bishop's Homily for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Aerial View of Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii. (Kent Raney/Shutterstock.com)

[Resurrection of the Lord Church, Waipio (Installation of Pastor); Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu]

St. Francis of Assisi is often quoted as saying, “Preach the Gospel always. If necessary, use words.” He certainly preached the Gospel with words, but he is best known for his joyful service to the poor and the outcast. He went and announced the Gospel with his life, as we are all urged to do as we leave Mass.

Today we celebrate the annual Sunday our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has designated as the Sunday of the Word of God, the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. If it were not a Sunday, we would be celebrating on January 23 the Memorial of St. Marianne Cope. She was a Franciscan Sister, a spiritual disciple of St. Francis of Assisi, and a woman who dedicated her life to being a living Gospel proclaimed to all she met through her prayers, her witness of faith, and her humble but dedicated work on behalf of those who were most in need. She preached the Gospel, seldom with words, but eloquently with her actions. She announced glad tidings to the poor, especially the young women who were exiled to Kalaupapa, Molokai because they had been diagnosed with the disease of leprosy. They were captives, exiled from their families and loved ones and not allowed to leave that tiny peninsula, and she brought liberty to them by helping them realize their great dignity and worth. Read more...

At Red Mass, School Superintendent Relates How Pandemic was Countered by Faith and Science

Hawaii Catholic Schools superintendent Llewellyn Young was the featured speaker at the 2022 Red Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. (Photo credit: Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

On the day the COVID-19 infection rate roared to a new single-day record of 6,252 in Hawaii, a positive message was being heard at the annual Red Mass, Jan. 18, at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace — the story of how Hawaii’s Catholic schools faced down the pandemic.

The Mass, celebrated during the week of the opening of the Hawaii State Legislature, is the annual prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom for Hawaii’s civic leaders. Bishop Larry Silva presided.

The superintendent of Hawaii Catholic Schools Llewellyn Young, this year’s guest speaker, related how the schools, with a vigorous combination of faith and science, made the conscious decision to “thrive” during the pandemic rather than merely “survive.” Read more...

  • Read Dr. Llewelyn Young's Presentation from the Red Mass HERE.

Open Hearts, Open Ears - We are Listening!

From the Office for Social Ministry

As we continue to host several more Parish Social Ministry Listening Sessions, we want to send a BIG MAHALO to all the parishes that have participated so far in our diocesan synodal process of encountering one another through open and honest dialogue. Recent discussions with West Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui vicariates have been very engaging, heartfelt, and fruitful! Thank you so much for sharing! Please rest assured that WE ARE LISTENING with open hearts and ears…and WE HEAR YOU!

The information shared is providing valuable insight about where we are as a Church and how we want to evolve as witnesses to Jesus. We are learning so much about the various ways our parishes are constantly sharing the living Christ with others in meaningful ways. For example, we discovered that despite greater demands and a shortage of volunteers due to COVID, parish social ministries continue to find ways to feed the hungry during this pandemic with hot meals, Keiki Backpacks, Senior Food Boxes, pantry distributions and community gardens. Read more...

Advocate Training, Jan 26

Next Session: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:00 p.m
St. Jude Church, Kapolei

Advocate Training is being offered by the Diocesan Tribunal Staff for Priests and Deacons who were not previously trained and Lay Persons designated by their pastor. The workshops will provide training on:

  • How to assist those who are divorced with petitioning for a Declaration of Marital Nullity
  • When a Lack of Canonical Form applies
  • What is need for a Pauline Privilege petition

To register, contact Roxanne Torres at rtorres@rcchawaii.org or (808) 203-6766.

Flyer available HERE.

"Seek and You Will Find" Marriage Enrichment, Jan 28

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Hawaii presents a free on-line enrichment for all married couples "Seek & You Will Find" to help you seek God's guidance in your marriage. The enrichment will be presented by Tom and Elaine Bruno.

Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdO6uqjstH9CdvOM_KR4Uf5PrKFb8RZCU

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Friday, February 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

All are invited to attend the Mass for the World Day of the Sick with the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick celebrated by Bishop Larry SIlva. For more information, call the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Marianne Cope
Feast Day - January 23

Today’s saint was a model female Franciscan who emulated Saint Francis’ heroic example of personally caring for those outcasts of all outcasts—lepers. Saints are not born, of course; they are made. And Saint Marianne Cope came from a specific time, place, and family. She could have developed her abundant talents in many directions and used them for many purposes, but she re-directed what God loaned her to serve and honor Him, His Church, and mankind. The Church, the Franciscans, and Hawaii were the arenas in which this elite spiritual athlete exercised her skills. She was asked for much and gave even more. She became a great, great woman. Read more...

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Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase

From: Bishop Larry Silva
To: The Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Honolulu

Peace be with you!

Pope Francis has announced a Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in October 2023 in Rome. In preparation for that Synod, he has asked every diocese in the world to conduct its own consultation process between October 17, 2021 and February 2022. I therefore invite all in our diocese to carefully read this Request for Input and to respond as requested. The documents issued by the Vatican describe a rather complex process, and anyone who wants to read them can do so at Documento Preparatorio della XVI Assemblea Generale Ordinaria del Sinodo dei Vescovi (vatican.va) and For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality (vatican.va). I have attempted to simplify the process to make it more effective in our diocese.

The Synod consultation process involves these steps:

1. Pray, using the Scripture readings provided.
2. Reflect on the readings, on the Synod questions, and most of all on the ONE KEY QUESTION being asked of everyone in our Diocese of Honolulu.
3. Have a discussion with ANY group on the ONE KEY QUESTION. (E.g. parish pastoral council, finance council, school board; Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Filipino Catholic Clubs; households; neighbors; a small group from your parish; a small group at your workplace; attendees at youth sports; youth groups; young adult groups; senior groups; etc.) The objective is to be as inclusive as possible.
4. Collate responses in a brief summary and submit them to https://bit.ly/SynodResponses.
5. Repeat this consultation process with other people or groups, especially with those who are not a part of our normal parish groups. Read more...

Read the "Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase" as a PDF

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

Sacred Heart, Punahou
Sundays at 11 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


Advocate Training at St. Jude, Kapolei, Jan 26

"Seek and You Will Find" Marriage Enrichment, Jan 28

Ministry with Families: Leadership Formation, Jan 29


Mass for the Annual Conference of Catholic Educators, Feb 4

Mass for the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, Feb 5

Ministry with Families: Leadership Formation, Feb 5

Advocate Training at Sacred Heart, Pahoa, Feb 10

Ministry with Families: Leadership Formation, Feb 12

Presidents' Day Holiday, Feb 21


For our most recent news, visit www.catholichawaii.org.

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

Bishop's Homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Regarding the Celebration of the Latin Mass of the Missal of 1962

Join the Jericho March, Combat the Violations Against Sanctity of Life

Office for Social Ministry - We Want to Hear From You!

Diocesan Guidelines for Speaker Approval

How to Order a Papal Blessing?

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