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February 13, 2024

Tuesday within the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time (V7)
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Local Research Complete, Dutton’s Cause Heads to Rome

Bishop Larry Silva signs a document closing the diocesan phase of the canonization process of Joseph Dutton as Msgr. Robert Sarno, episcopal delegate for the cause for canonization, looks on. (HCH photo | Jennifer Rector)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

The cause for the canonization of a possible third saint to emerge from the sanctified slip of land called Kalaupapa took a big step forward, Jan. 21, an 8,000-mile step, from the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu to the Vatican in Rome.

The candidate — layman, Civil War soldier, veteran, divorcee, patriot, recovered alcoholic, convert, penitent, dresser of sores, missionary, friend of St. Damien — Joseph Dutton.

Bishop Larry Silva celebrated the noon cathedral Mass which marked the end of the cause’s diocesan research phase of collecting evidence of the “life, heroic virtues, reputation of holiness and intercessory power, of the servant of God, Joseph Dutton, layman.” Read more...

Lent 2024 “Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom”

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From the Office for Social Ministry

“The contemplative dimension of life that Lent helps us to rediscover will release new energies. In the presence of God, we become brothers and sisters, more sensitive to one another: in place of threats and enemies, we discover companions and fellow travelers. This is God’s dream, the promised land to which we journey once we have left our slavery behind.”
~ Pope Francis Message for Lent 2024

This year the title of Pope Francis’s message for Lent is “Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom.” Our Holy Father boldly begins his message by pointing out “When our God reveals himself, his message is always one of freedom.” But the pope quickly adds, “the call to freedom is a demanding one. It is not answered straightaway; it has to mature as part of a journey.”

Pope Francis reminds all that God's first words to the Israelites at Mount Sinai were about being freed from slavery. Just as the enslaved journeyed through the desert towards freedom, Lent is a call to embark on a forty-day spiritual desert journey. “Lent is the season of grace in the desert where God shapes his people, he enables us to leave our slavery behind and experience a Passover from death to life.” Read more...

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.

Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Feb 21

Every Wednesday of Lent at 6:00 p.m.
Starting Wednesday, February 21, 2024
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

Join the Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection in a journey to holiness this Lenten season in celebration of the Eucharistic Revial. Fr. Ace Tui will preside at this weekly event through the end of Lent.

Flyer available HERE.

Maui Lenten Mission "Living the Promise," Feb 24

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
St. Theresa, Church, Kihei

Join "Living the Promise" with Jesse Manibusan at this Maui-Lanai vicariate event for the parish year of the Eucharistic Revival.

Jesse Manibusan is a composer, singer/songwriter, storyteller, humorist, catechist, evangelizer and encourager. Working with any and every age group, Jesse has that knack to build instant rapport, connect to his audience, and create life-giving memories that help deepen faith and cultivate the joy that inspires service, sacrifice and the celebration of life.

Register for this free event HERE. 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.

Live stream 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.

"November's Song" Fundraiser for the Joseph Dutton Guild, Apr 1-2

Monday, April 1 & Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
The Brad Powell Theater, Honolulu

Experience an inspiring evening! See "November’s Song" presented by The Actors’ Group, a fundraiser for The Joseph Dutton Guild. Limited seating. Suggested donation: $75 per ticket includes a charcuterie bento.

Your generous support will help with the beatification and canonization of Servant of God, Joseph Dutton, Layman, who devoted 44 years of his life to serving those with Hansen’s disease alongside Saint Damien and Saint Marianne.

Reserve your tickets online at https://www.josephdutton.org/events-new

Flyer available HERE.

Upcoming Maui-Lanai Vicariate Eucharistic Revival Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Maui-Lanai Vicariate Eucharistic Revival Events through July 2024. For more information please email Fr. Ace Tui at atui@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Our Lady of Lourdes
January 11–July 16, 1858
Memorial – February 11

Bernadette Soubirous was born on January 7, 1844, into a humble and very poor family in Lourdes, France. Her father was a miller and her mother washed laundry. The eldest of nine children, Bernadette received a simple education from the Sisters of Charity and Christian Instruction, but frequent illness hindered her studies. Growing up, she spoke the local dialect of Occitan and learned some French in her teenage years. Her family was so poor that all eleven lived together for free in a relative’s one-room basement that was formerly used as a prison or dungeon. 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
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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


Mass for Ash Wednesday, Feb 14

Marianist Lecture "God & Democracy," Feb 18

‘Ohana Mass for February, Feb 24

"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


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