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November 22, 2022 - Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday within the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time (V47)
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Holy Days of Obligation

Please note that in the Diocese of Honolulu, in addition to all Sundays of the year, there are only two Holy Days of Obligation on which the faithful are obliged to attend Mass: December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and December 25, Christmas (which falls on a Sunday this year).  Be sure to check your parish’s Mass schedule for these special days of our faith.

Hawaii Seminarians Take Big Steps on Path to Priesthood

Two Hawaii seminarians studying at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California, took big steps in their formation Oct. 24. Anthony Poore received the minor order of lector, and Taylor Mitchell received the minor order of acolyte.

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Honolulu seminarian John Akau received the ministry of acolyte Oct. 26 at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, in Hales Corners. Akau was one of four seminarians installed in that ministry. The others are from the dioceses of Saginaw, Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Pensacola-Tallahassee. Below is Mitchell’s reflections on this latest development in his formation.

Whose turn is it to wash the dishes?

By Taylor K. Mitchell
Special to the Herald

It’s funny how so many elements of our daily lives are reflected in our liturgy.

I remember arguing with my brother when we were growing up about whose turn it was to set the table and wash the dishes. Now my seminarian brothers and I have a schedule that tells us, but otherwise, little else has changed.

On Oct. 24, as part of my ongoing formation for the priesthood, I was installed as an acolyte by Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon. The installation took place here at St. Patrick’s Seminary Chapel in Menlo Park, California. Read more...

New Reliquary at Holy Trinity Church Puts Saints on Display

Bob White and Capuchin Franciscan Father Michel Dalton stand in front of the new reliquary at Holy Trinity Church in Kuliouou. (HCH photos | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

You’ll find Saints Aloysius Gonzaga, Theresa, John Vianney and Catherine in the vestibule of a southeast Oahu parish. Or at least a tiny part of them.

First-class relics, or parts of the body, of those and 18 other saints are on display at Holy Trinity Church in Kuliouou in a new reliquary.

The specially designed display case has room to hold several other relics that Holy Trinity’s pastor, Capuchin Franciscan Father Michel Dalton, will add as he gets new and uniform containers to hold each.

Father Dalton received the relics from the archives of a now-closed Capuchin friary in New York after writing for permission to display and venerate them at the church. Read more...

Mentoring New Leaders for Social Ministry - Shared Leadership

From the Office for Social Ministry

Retired social worker and former Diocese Office for Social Ministry Director Carol Ignacio once aptly stated that “there are no Lone Rangers in ministry...He even had Tonto.” The Old Western TV hero known as the Lone Ranger successfully met his mission by sharing leadership with his trusted scout – Tonto. In a similar way, our diocesan pastoral plan Stewards of the Gospel recognizes the different talents and skills each of us can bring to our church community. The plan lists LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT as one of its main priorities to meet our Churchʻs social mission of helping those in need. The plan also reminds us that “God bestows special gifts of leadership on certain members of our community, and we commit ourselves to the discernment and development of these leadership gifts so that the work of being stewards of the Gospel can continue for generations to come.”

As part of our efforts to nurture and resource ministry leaders who “take the gospel out to the ‘highways and byways’ of the world,” the Office for Social Ministry hopes to advance leadership development with our lay leaders by discerning strategies outlined in William E. Simon’s GREAT CATHOLIC PARISHES. So what makes a Catholic parish great? The first characteristic is SHARED LEADERSHIP - a parish’s ability to distribute leadership beyond the few who are already busy doing majority of the work. Read more...

Art of Witness: A Celebration of Jesus in the Eucharist, Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church & School

Talented and faith-filled catechists and artist-educators from our Hawaii Catholic Schools and parishes will help us reflect upon the source and summit of our faith – the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist – and inspire in us creative new ways to proclaim the Truth to the world.




Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
via Zoom

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is hosting a Day of Recollection for young people of all ages. Learn more about the life and service of Mother Theodore Guerin and how she is a model for us on caring for the sick and the poor.

RSVP at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor. Questions? Email the DHCCS at dhccs.hi@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

"The Chosen" New Episodes Viewing, Dec 9

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
One Community Center
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church in Mililani to watch episodes 1 & 2 of The Chosen - Season Three.

Tickets are available at www.stjohnmililani.org.

Synopsis: What now? After Jesus completes a sermon that turns the world upside down, all 12 disciples (including newcomer Judas) are ready to follow him to the ends of the earth. But problems remain. Matthew wrestles with estrangement from his family. Andrew visits an imprisoned John the Baptist. Mary and the women must find a source of income. Simon and Eden face the costs of following Jesus. Most importantly, the disciples face their biggest challenge yet when Jesus sends them out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him.

Flyer available HERE.

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet "A White Christmas," Dec 30

Friday, December 30, 2022, 6-10 PM
Hawaii Okinawa Center Ballroom
94-587 Uke'e St.
Waipahu, HI 96797

Join us as we kick-off the 10 year anniversary of EPIC Ministry at this year's Christmas Banquet, "A White Christmas".

For more information, visit epicministry.net

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

St. Columban, Abbot
c. 543–615
Memorial – November 23

Columban (or Columbanus) was born in Ireland about the same year that Saint Benedict died in Italy. He was a clever boy who received an excellent education in secular and theological letters. When he left home as a youth to enter a monastery, it was not to a soaring gothic structure of a later, more glorious age. The Irish monks of late antiquity had more in common with the Egyptian ascetics who vanished into the desert than with medieval Benedictines. Irish monasteries were small Christian farms, communes of low-slung buildings formed in a circle around a humble stone chapel. After Columban distinguished himself for his learning and his severe penances, he received his abbot’s permission to sail to the continent at about the age of forty. A legend of the era told of holy monks who set off from the Emerald Isle in a boat without oars, willing to land and serve wherever God so willed. The boat Columban and his twelve companion monks climbed into had oars and landed on the Brittany coast of France around 585. 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


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


Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 24-25

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 28-Dec 2


Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. John, Mililani, Dec 1-11

Art of Witness: A Celebration of Jesus in the Eucharist, Dec 3

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Mass for Immaculate Conception, Dec 8

2nd Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, Dec 10-11

Simbang Gabi Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach, Dec 16

Mass for the 90th Anniversary of Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 17

Misa de Gallo at Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 18

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Anthony, Wailuku, Dec 18

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Makawao, Dec 19

Simbang Gabi Mass at Maria Lanakila, Lahaina, Dec 19

Misa de Gallo at St. Theresa, Kihei, Dec 20

Misa de Gallo at Sacred Hearts, Lanai City, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City, Dec 22

Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 23

Misa de Gallo at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 23

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Philomena, Honolulu, Dec 23

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec 24

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Holiday (Observed), Dec 26

New Year's Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 30

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet "A White Christmas," Dec 30


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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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