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March 15, 2022 - Second Week of Lent

Tuesday within the Second Week of Lent (V11)
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Bishop's Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent


[Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu (Scouts Mass);
Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Honolulu

“He just wasn’t himself today.” “She was beside herself with grief.” These are expressions we use to describe when someone is just out of sorts or not acting properly. People know when you “are not yourself,” either when you are putting on airs and pretending to be someone you are not or when you are so down that you are not manifesting your normal happy personality. We say, “He was not himself,” or “She was beside herself.”

Today we are invited by the Lord to reflect on who we really are, because when we realize the truth of who we are, everything in us and around us will change as we live that truth.

Here is the reality: We who are baptized were immersed in a Name. Yes, we were called by the name our parents chose for us to distinguish us from everyone else, but we were baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. In other words, we were soaked forever in the name of God himself, the Creator of the world, the Redeemer, and the Sanctifier. Read more...

Upcoming Ordinations - Save the Dates

Bishop Silva is pleased to announce the following:

Deacon Dario Rinaldi will be ordained a priest on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu. [NOTE: This is the last day of the Priests’ Retreat, so priests attending the retreat may want to plan to stay for the ordination as well.]

Mr. Arrion Rosales-Llantos will be ordained a transitional deacon on Friday, July 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Kailua-Kona.

Please keep these men in your prayers as they prepare for their ordinations.

"Lent for Life" Week Three - CRS Rice Bowl Stories of Hope

From the Office for Social Ministry

A Story of Hope from Bangladesh "Overcoming Disaster."

We enter the third week of Lent with reflections on how to be good stewards of God’s creation. Catholic Social Teaching reminds us we are all responsible for taking care of our planet and each other; including our global family.  

This week, CRS Rice Bowl introduces us to a family in BANGLADESH who lives in a low-lying area that’s prone to flooding. By participating in CRS funded programs, Noornobi learned how to prevent his land from flooding and how to farm using organic fertilizers. He also raises chickens and ducks to sell at the market. With extra profits, he has been able to buy a larger home for his family and pay for private education for his siblings.   

To view the first Story of Hope, Bangladesh – visit the CRS website where you can also find tasty meatless recipes including this one for dahl made of lentils and tasty seasonings. Read more...

Lent: What to Give Up?

By Deacon Gary and Valerie Streff
Hawaii Catholic Herald

During the 40 days of Lent, many of us consider giving up something, like TV or chocolates or our morning Starbucks ritual. But instead of abstaining from something, how about spending more time in prayer and meditation? Maybe, just maybe, we should redirect our focus on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

The Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Honolulu encourages everyone to add more “works of mercy” to this year’s Lenten journey.

The corporal works of mercy are feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, visiting those in prison, burying the dead and giving alms to the poor. We can use the season of Lent to reach out to the poor, the marginalized and the abandoned, and bring the light of Christ to them. Read more...

Advocate Training, Mar 16

Final Session: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m
Immaculate Conception, Lihue

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.

500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Mar 19

Saturday, March 19, 2022
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Celebrate the culminating activities of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines-Hawaii Celebration on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The activies will begin at 9:00 a.m. with registration and a video presentation follow by Mass at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva.

The Mass will be available via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/hicocathedral.

Flyer available HERE.

"A Day With Jesus" Retreat, Mar 26

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Retreat Center
3351 Kalihi Street, Honolulu, HI 96819

For: Interested singles, ages 16-30.
Phone: (808) 845-0065 to reserve your place.
Cost: Donations accepted.

Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection: Our Lady of Good Help, Apr 2

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom

All young people are invited to join us for this opportunity to learn and grow in your faith. Learn more about Our Lady of Good Help, the first Marian apparition approved by the Catholic Church in the United States. We will learn more about Adele Brise, the young woman to whom Mary appeared. We'll also talk more about pilgrimage - specifically the difference between pilgrimage and vacation.

Register at https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor

Flyer available HERE.

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 27

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. For more information contact Ron Gochenouer at (808) 306-7502.

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.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Ann Petrie, the sister of Father William Petrie, SS.CC. She died on March 9 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Father Petrie is retired and in residence at St. Patrick’s Monastery, Kaimuki. May she rest in peace.

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. Peter Duc Hoang, the father of Father Khanh Hoang, who is the pastor of St. Jude Church, Kapolei. Mr. Hoang died on March 11, 2022 in Cocoa, Florida at the age of 94. May he rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Patrick
Fifth Century
Feast Day - March 17

Today’s saint, the Patron of Ireland, was English. He was born in an unknown year to Catholic parents in an educated home in Roman Britain. His father was a deacon and his grandfather a married priest. When he first went to Ireland, he did not go willingly. He was kidnapped by pirates at the age of sixteen and enslaved. He went from the warm embrace of his home to herding pigs, exposed to sleet and cold, starving on the rain-soaked coast of rural Ireland. Times of great danger and deprivation are often times of great grace. In young Patrick’s years of isolation, cold, hunger, and loss, prayer was his only nourishment and comfort. His captivity turned a boy into a man and transformed a tepid Christian into an ardent soul burning with love for the Holy Trinity. 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 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

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 Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Mar 16

Mass for 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Mar 19

Prince Kuhio Day Holiday, Mar 25

Second Collection for Catholic Relief Services, Mar 26-27


Mass for Passion (Palm) Sunday, Apr 10

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Apr 14

Good Friday Holiday, Apr 15

Good Friday Morning Prayer, Apr 15

Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Apr 15

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer with Preparatory Rites, Apr 16

The Easter Vigil, Apr 16

Mass for Easter Sunday, Apr 17

Annual Jubilee Mass for Clergy and Religious, Apr 23


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