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June 20, 2023 - Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time (V25)
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Sharing Faith Through Hula

Agnes Brown stands in front of the statue of Our Lady of Peace at Sacred Hearts Academy in Kaimuki where she attended high school and did her student-teaching. (HCH photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Agnes Brown had a busy spring. Not only did she finish her student teaching at her high school alma mater, Sacred Hearts Academy, to earn her elementary education degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, but she also won the prestigious Miss Aloha Hula title at the annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

The talented hula dancer is also a faithful Catholic.

“A very huge priority in my life is my faith, and also being a part of hula, being able to share that faith through hula,” she says.

Her faith is something she’s been surrounded by since birth.

Agnes Renee Leihiwahiwaikapolionamakua Thronas Brown and her younger sister, Emily, were raised by their parents, Ryan Brown and Mandy Thronas-Brown, in Kaneohe. The family was and still is active at St. Ann Parish, with the girls being altar servers and their parents involved in various ministries. Read more...

'Ohana in Christ Appeal - Last Call

From the Office of Stewardship & Development

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to ‘Ohana in Christ appeal! The ‘Ohana in Christ appeal strengthens vital diocesan and parish ministries throughout the islands.

If you haven't given yet, please consider making your gift today to this year's appeal ending June 30th at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/ohana-in-christ/

Mahalo Nui Loa!

Eat Healthy, Move More!


From the Office for Social Ministry

If you’re looking to eat better, get active and reset your physical goals this summer, check out the free nutrition and life skills series through the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP). Class slots are filling up quickly so please schedule your classes now at the location of your choice.

Eating Smart/Being Active Classes for Summer & Fall 2023 offer nine sessions that include 60-90 minute lessons in diet, nutritional well-being, and overall personal development for the family. Food demonstrations with kitchen supplies and cookbook are also included!


‘Ohana Mass, Jun 24

Saturday, June 24, 2023 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 have 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. This month, Mary, Star of the Sea will celebrate the ‘Ohana Mass on Saturday June 24, 2023.

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

Flyer available HERE.

For more information please contact Deacon Rafael Mendoza at rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

Basic Christian Community of Hawaii Summer Retreat, Jun 30-Jul 2

Friday, June 30, 2023 at 6 PM through Sunday, July 2 at 3 PM
St. Anthony Retreat Center

Located deep in the valley of the Koolau mountain range, Basic Christian Community of Hawaii (BCCH) offers a two-night summer retreat for adult men and women led by spiritual directors the Very Reverend Msgr. Gary Secor of the Diocese of Honolulu, and Sr. Meristella Umdor, a Missionary Sister of Mary Help of Christians. Retreatants come to enjoy the natural beauty of the peaceful location, and the freedom from modern distractions. Since 1985, BCCH has welcomed guests to experience true Christian community, found in song, prayer, witness talks, educational and reflective experiences, and small faith-sharing groups. The theme of BCCH Adult Retreat #123 is "I'm so Blessed."

Flyer available HERE.

Register HERE.

Christmas in July in Kula, Jul 8

Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holy Ghost Church, Kula

Come and get a early start with your Christmas gifts and decorations! Join Holy Ghost Church in Kula for a Craft Fair with baked goods, food, crafters, and more.

Flyer available HERE.

"I Thirst" Hawaii Conference, Jul 14-15

Friday, July 14 at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea

Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

"Jesus Thirsts for America", a 21-city, 3-year National Evangelization tour that began in November 2022 is coming to Oahu on July 14-15, 2023. Its purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in such a compelling way that participants will be encouraged and strengthened to become more excited in expressing their faith.

The "I Thirst" events include dynamic teachings, personal testimonies, inspiring music, healing, prayer, mass, and reconciliation which in combination opens participants to encountering the Risen Lord. Six National Presenters have been approved by our Diocese to minister in Hawaii. These presentations are geared towards the love of the Sacraments, focusing on the Eucharistic Revival. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate Mass. Dominic Olaso (Head of the Diocesan Evangelization TaskForce) will emcee and lead the Praise & Worship.

To register for the “I Thirst” Hawaii, go to https://www.spiritfilledevents.com/i-thirst-hawaii

Flyer available HERE.

"Armor Your Marriage" Workshop, Jul 15

Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Join the Armor Your Marriage with the Graces of Your Sacrament workshop in Maui hosted by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. To register, please visit hawaiiwwme.org/enrichment.php. For more information call Fred and Donna Ventura at (808) 298-4241 or email fred.donna.ventura@wwme.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Ho'oponopono Workshop for Veterans, Jul 29

Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Hawaii - Maui
2050 Main Street #3A, Wailuku

Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Veteran's Program will be holding a Ho'oponopono, a traditional Hawaiian practice that helps reconcile, forgive, and heal spiritually, mentally, and physically. This workshop will be facilitated by Kumu Ramsay Taum, a well-known expert in cultural healing. Coffee, light refreshments, and lunch will be provided at the workshop.

The Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Veteran's Program is dedicated to assisting Hawaii's veteran community in overcoming their obstacles and providing them with the necessary resources and support to attain improved stability, independence, and well-being. CCH has been providing a variety of services, including case management, housing assistance, job training and placement, and referrals for counseling, therapy, and other supportive services to improve the lives of veterans in Hawaii.

To register for the workshop, please click on the event link HERE.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
Memorial – June 21

Luigi Gonzaga was the firstborn son of eight children, and the scion to a wealthy and noble inheritance. He was born into the Duchy of Mantua, modern-day northern Italy, which was ruled by his family, the princely House of Gonzaga. Luigi was the Italian version of his name; Aloysius was the Latin version. His father, Ferrante Gonzaga, was Governor of Milan, Viceroy of Sicily, and a general in the army of the Holy Roman Emperors Charles V and Philip II. As the oldest son, Luigi was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps through a military career. Ferrante began training Luigi as a soldier when Luigi was just four years old. Luigi’s mother, a devout Catholic, had different hopes for her son. 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


‘Ohana Mass, Jun 24

Christian Leadership Institute, Jun 25-30

Basic Christian Community of Hawaii Summer Retreat, Jun 30-Jul 2


Second Collection for the Holy Father (Peter’s Pence), Jul 1-2

Independence Day Holiday, Jul 4

Introduction to Spiritual Direction at Chaminade University, Jul 10-21

Clergy Special Session on Evangelization and Eucharistic Revival, Jul 14

"I Thirst" Hawaii Conference, Jul 14-15

Episcopal Visitation for Sacred Hearts, Lanai City, Jul 22-23

Ho'oponopono Workshop for Veterans - Maui, Jul 29



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