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February 6, 2024

Tuesday within the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time (V6)
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Bishop Silva Ordains Eight New Deacons for the Diocese

Six deacon candidates prostrate themselves at their ordination Mass Jan. 20 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. (HCH photo | Jennifer Rector)

By Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Eight Hawaii men stepped forward last month pledging to serve the church in a new way, as permanent deacons for the Diocese of Honolulu.

Their ordinations by Bishop Larry Silva — six on Jan. 20 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa and two at St. Joseph Church in Makawao, Maui, on Jan. 27 — were the culmination of a five-year formation process.

For Deacon Michael Browning, ordained on Jan. 20, the day could not come fast enough.

He woke up early that morning feeling anxious. But after praying, things changed. Read more...

The Capitol March for Life 2024: ‘A Lot of Love Here’

A message is held aloft as the March for Life participants walk around the State Capitol block Jan. 19. (HCH photos |Jennifer Rector)

By Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

The Hawaii State Capitol rotunda was filled with hundreds of folks as young as in the womb and as old as those in wheelchairs and walkers for this year’s March for Life the afternoon of Jan.19.

They gathered to make a visible statement, along with their brothers and sisters 5,000 miles away at the national march in Washington, D.C., that day, standing up for human life no matter how small or how old.

Some attendees said that it was the most people they had seen at the Hawaii March for Life in years. It was a vibrant group — whole families, Catholic school students, religious sisters, Knights of Columbus, priests, laity and more.

“I thought it was a good turnout, a nice spirit,” said Father William Kunisch II from St. Anthony Parish in Kailua. “People have a lot of love here, and I think it came through in everything that was said and done.” Read more...

Second Collection for the Augustion Educational Foundation, Feb 10-11

Scholarships for Students in Hawaii Catholic Schools

Our Catholic schools provide a quality education to students from all ethnic, religious, and financial backgrounds. The Augustine Educational Foundation provides tuition scholarships to students with a financial need in our Hawaii Catholic Schools in grades K-12. Please take a moment and give the gift of education and make a difference in a student’s life. 

Here are the ways you can make a gift:

Online: Visit augustinefoundation.org/donate

Check: Payable to Augustine Educational Foundation.  Mail your check to Augustine Educational Foundation, 6301 Pali Hwy, Kaneohe, HI  96744. Please include your parish/island on the memo of your check for proper parish acknowledgement.

Last year, over $125,000 was generously donated to the Second Collection. Your gift to our Second Collection goes to support tuition scholarships in your parish and/or vicariate for the 2024-2025 School Year. 
For more information, please call (808) 203-6748 or visit www.augustinefoundation.org.

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK is celebrated on the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11. Msgr. Gary Secor will preside at a Mass with Anointing of the Sick at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 12:00 noon. Any Catholic in good standing who is seriously ill is invited to receive this sacrament of healing and strength. (Note: Only those who are sick are to receive the Anointing of the Sick. No one may receive the sacrament as a proxy for someone else.)

Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture: God and Democary, Feb 18

Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Join the Marianist Lecture - God & Democracy: Catholic Perspectives on the American Experiment with Dr. Steve Neiheisel. During this election year with so much public discussion about democracy at home and around the world, this topic could not be more timely and important. Dr. Neiheisel is an award-winning lecturer, writer, and national leader in Catholic education. He served as professor of political science at St. Mary’s University and the University of Dayton and most recently as Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities.

Learn more at chaminade.edu/marianist-lecture

Flyer available HERE.

’Ohana Mass, Feb 24

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

From the Office for Social Ministry

At Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners established their Ministry for Persons with Disabilities by welcoming persons with varying gifts and abilities to celebrate the “’Ohana Mass.” Ushers who are members of the Knights of Columbus offer a warm welcome and escort them to the designated pews where they were able to better participate in the Eucharist. After Mass, the community continues fellowship together through a potluck supper where all joyfully serve each other with nourishing food and aloha. These “‘Ohana Masses” and potluck fellowship normally take place on the fourth Saturday each month, 5:30 PM at Mary, Star of the Sea where all are welcomed to celebrate and share their gifts as one ‘Ohana.

Livestream available at Mary, Star of the Sea's YouTube Channel.

For more information, please call the parish office at (808) 734-0396 or email rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

Israel Through Millennial Eyes, Feb 25

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Responding to an invitation by the Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii, two Chaminade millennials joined in an ecumenical pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Join them as they share their experiences and impressions. This event is sponsored by the BDK-Yoshiaki Interfaith Program at Chaminade University of Honolulu. For more information, please contact Dr. Malia D. Wong, O.P. at mwong2@chaminade.edu.

Flyer available HERE.

Life in the Eucharist Seminar, Feb 29 - Mar 2

Thursday, February 29 - Saturday, March 2, 2024
Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, Honolulu

Join us for this three-day experience that leads people to deeper insight into the Eucharist and to a renewed eucharistic way of life. Discover the profound impact the Eucharist can have on your life and faith journey. Questions? Email vdiolata@rcchawaii.org or call (808) 734-0396.

To register, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-in-the-eucharist-lite-seminar-tickets-804217445027

Flyer available HERE.

Basic Christian Community of Hawaii Retreat, Mar 1-3

Friday, March 1 - Sunday March 3, 2024
St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu

Imagine having the opportunity rest in a peaceful and spiritual environment, recharging yourself with prayer, and connecting with God to start the season of Lent. All of this is possible, and it can make all the difference in the Lenten season and into Easter. Experience a weekend retreat with expectant faith; the belief that God can be heard, seen, and felt in spiritual ways. The theme of BCCH Adult Retreat #125 is "Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ." This retreat is ideal for anyone seeking to find peace this Lenten season in expectant faith for the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord at Easter.

To register or learn more, please visit www.bcchawaii.com.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, Mar 8

March 8, 2024 at 4:30 -7:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Kailua

Knights of Columbus Council 6307 is having a fish fry to raise money for students of St. Anthony and St. John Vianney Schools who are in financial need, and for Ho’ola Na Pua, a local organization that is committed to the renewal of girls trafficked in the sex trade, through health, education, advocacy, and reintegration.

Enjoy the “Best Fish Fry Ever” and make some new friends while supporting two great causes.

You can eat in the Parish Hall between 5:00 & 7:30 PM or pick up your meals at the drive thru between 4:30 and 6:30 PM and eat at home.

Purchasing Tickets:

• Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door
• URL: https://buytickets.at/kofccouncil6307/1103927

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Ofelia M. Resinto, who died on January 31, 2024. She is the grandmother of Father EJ Resinto, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Honolulu. She passed peacefully surrounded by her 10 children on Kauai. May she rest in peace!

Saint of the Week

Anonymous Japanese Master. Martyrdom of Paul Miki and Companions in Nagasaki. Circa 1635.

Saint Paul Miki and Companions
Martyred February 5, 1597
Memorial – February 6

On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1549, Saint Francis Xavier and two other Jesuits arrived at the harbor of Kagoshima, becoming the first missionaries to enter Japan. Fewer than sixty-five years later, the Catholic faith was flourishing in Japan, with upwards of 300,000 converts. Of the people of Japan, Saint Francis Xavier said, “These are the best people so far discovered, and it seems to me that among unbelievers no people can be found to excel them.” The Jesuits were successful in their missionary activity within the highly civilized Japanese culture because the members of the order respected the cultural norms, acted with great dignity and respect, and learned the language. 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:

Events and Previous Announcements


2nd Collection for Augustine Educational Foundation, Feb 10-11

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Mass for Ash Wednesday, Feb 14

Marianist Lecture "God & Democracy," Feb 18

"Israel Through Millennial Eyes" Seminar, Feb 25

Life in the Eucharist Seminar, Feb 29 - Mar 2


Basic Christian Community of Hawaii Retreat, Mar 1-3

Chrism Mass for the Kauai Vicariate, Mar 5

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, Mar 8

Chrism Mass for the East and West Hawaii Vicariates, Mar 14

Chrism Mass for the Maui-Lanai Vicariate, Mar 21

Chrism Mass for Oahu-Molokai Vicariates, Mar 26


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

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