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February 27, 2024 - Second Week of Lent

Tuesday within the Second Week of Lent (V9)
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Lenten Origins of CRS Rice Bowl

From the Office for Social Ministry

“Today the cry of so many of our oppressed brothers and sisters rises to heaven and moves the heart of God. Lent is a time to ask ourselves: Do we hear that cry? Does it trouble us? Does it move us?” - Pope Francis Message for Lent 2024

Pope Francis’s 2024 Lenten message raises provocative questions about how we respond to those who are hungry–both physically and spiritually. This year, U.S Catholics are on a Lenten journey amidst the third and final year of the U.S. Bishops National Eucharistic Revival, which culminates in July at the U.S. National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. Amidst our Lenten reflections, it's vital to recognize the centrality of the Eucharist for our faith and the role of Eucharistic Congresses have in our church history, including in the roots of the CRS Lenten Rice Bowl program now used in parishes throughout the US.

On the 200th Anniversary of the United States of America in 1976, the 41st International Eucharistic Congress was held in Philadelphia exploring the theme “Hungers of the Human Family” which was suggested by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and approved by the Vatican. Read more...

CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Story of Hope: Week One

(Photo by Stuart Tibaweswa for CRS)

Adolf and his wife, Florence, are farmers in Uganda. The couple is fighting hunger so that their family and others in their community can build thriving lives. They do this by farming, which helps their family to eat three nutritious meals a day, and by assisting others in their community to grow successful crops. Each member of their household has an important role, like gardening, cleaning, preparing meals and caring for the animals. In the evenings, they enjoy spending time together as a family. Adolf is thankful for the free time to sit and relax with his children.  

In the area where they live, the climate is very dry. Lately, the rainy season has been coming later than it used to. And sometimes, it rains too much all at once and causes flooding. Read more...

Learn more about this CRS Story of Hope HERE.

Meatless Meals from Around the World - Uganda

(Photo by Lauren Carroll for CRS)

Matoke With Beans is a popular dish in East African cuisine, particularly in Uganda. It combines two staple ingredients: matoke—a type of banana—and beans, typically kidney beans or black-eyed peas. The dish is hearty, nutritious, and often enjoyed as a main course.

See the full recipe at www.crsricebowl.org/recipe/matoke-with-beans


By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

There are many to thank.

As I prepare to hand over my job to a new editor March 1, the emotions running through me are many and mixed, but foremost is gratitude.

I am truly grateful for the years of unconditional support of my late wife Cathryn, my loving critic and sounding board.

I thank Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario who 40 years ago took a chance and hired me for a job I didn’t deserve and wasn’t qualified for, my only two credentials being that I was in the right place at the right time. I thank his administrative assistant Pat Tossey for her sway.

I want to thank my two subsequent bishop-publishers, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Larry Silva, who put their full confidence in me even when at times that confidence was tested. No one could ask for better, more supportive bosses. Read more...


By Celia K. Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

What does a diocese do when the editor of its award-winning newspaper announces his retirement after four decades on the job?

That’s the situation the Diocese of Honolulu faced last year when Hawaii Catholic Herald editor Patrick Downes made official his plan to retire at the end of this month. His announcement kicked off a long, thorough process to find someone who could fill his shoes.

Of course, there’s no one who could truly replace Patrick, whose impact on the Hawaii Catholic Herald is immeasurable. Any candidate who applied for the job would have to demonstrate that he or she is committed to doing the best job possible.

Readers might have guessed by now that, based on our last names, I’m related to Patrick. He is my father, and one of my biggest inspirations. Read more...

Catholic Sisters Week, Mar 8-14

Catholic Sisters Week is celebrated every March 8 to 14 during Women’s History Month. Catholic Sisters Week began in 2015 to celebrate women religious. Our local religious Sisters serve the poor and immigrants, teach children, youth, young adults, and adults, fight injustice, pray with the sick and dying, share spirituality, empower women, promote peace, mālama i ka ‘āina, offer hope, and much more! This Catholic Sisters Week we invite you to celebrate these women religious. Send them a card in the mail, call them, email them, and spend quality time with them. If you’d like our woman religious to speak at your parish or school, email larcvocations@rcchawaii.org. Let us also remember to pray for them as they continue to witness to God’s great love for us!

Flyer available HERE.

Santa Clara University Alumni Chapter Service Day

(Dmytro Zinkevych / Shutterstock.com)

The Santa Clara University alumni chapter in Hawaii are planning a service day for Saturday, April 13th or the weekend of May 4-5 and are looking to help any Oahu church or school that is in need of service.

If your parish or school is interested, please contact Katey Dallosto at Katey@CoachKatey.com or (925) 989-1332.

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.

CANCELED Lenten Retreat "Be This in Memory of Me," Mar 11-12

The Lenten Retreat "Be This in Memory of Me: Embracing a Eucharistic Lifestyle" with guest speaker Fr. Philip Chircop, SJ. that was scheduled for March 11 & 12, 2024 has been canceled.

"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.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 3-14

Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 14, 2024
Mary, Star of Sea Early Learning Center, Honolulu

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious formation for children ages 3-12. The Level I course is the foundation course and prepares catechists to work with 3-6 year-old children. Level I course participants (Parts A and B) will receive certification from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Sessions held weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Optional materials making from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Printable Trifold Flyer available HERE. Register Online HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Ede Anne Fukumoto, who passed away on February 22, 2024. She is the mother of Kainoa Fukumoto, the Founder of EPIC Ministry and the former Principal of St. Michael School, Waialua. May she rest in the peace of Christ!

Saint of the Week

Saint Gregory of Narek
951–c. 1003
Memorial – February 27

The Apostles Saint Jude Thaddeus and Saint Bartholomew are believed to have traveled to Armenia to share the Gospel. In 301, the Armenian king was converted who, in turn, made Christianity the kingdom’s official religion, making Armenia the first nation to do so. In the centuries that followed, churches and monasteries were built, the faith was taught, liturgies were celebrated, and an extensive Christian culture emerged. 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


Maui Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Feb 28

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

Maui Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Mar 6

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, Mar 8

Maui Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Mar 13

Chrism Mass for the Maui-Lanai Vicariate, Mar 14

Maui Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Mar 20

Chrism Mass for the East and West Hawaii Vicariates, Mar 21

Mass for Passion (Palm) Sunday, Mar 24

Chrism Mass for Oahu-Molokai Vicariates, Mar 26

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Mar 28

Good Friday Holiday, Mar 29

Good Friday Morning Prayer, Mar 29

Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Mar 29

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer, Mar 30

The Easter Vigil, Mar 30

Mass for Easter Sunday, Mar 31


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