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November 14, 2023 - Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time (V46)
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Bishop Silva Celebrates All Souls Mass on Maui for Lahaina Fire Victims

Bishop Larry Silva delivers his homily Nov. 2, All Souls Day, in Sacred Hearts Church, Kapalua, at a Mass for wildfire victims. A memorial of candles represents each person who died. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Kurosaki)

Hawaii Catholic Herald

Bishop Larry Silva celebrated a solemn All Souls Day Mass Nov. 2 at Sacred Hearts Church in Kapalua, with wildfire survivors and parishioners of Lahaina’s historic Maria Lanakila Church.

“We have come today to lament with you, to mourn with you, and to grieve with you,” Bishop Silva said in his homily, standing next to rows of flickering candles, each representing a loved one lost in the devastating Lahaina wildfire on Aug. 8.

“The grief over loss of property, loss of jobs and loss of precious memories pales in comparison with the grief that we feel over the deaths of those brothers and sisters whose names are recalled to us here,” he said. “They were, to most of you, much more than names on candles, and the grief over their loss is deep.”

However, Bishop Silva also offered hope, even from the depths of despair. Read more...

Second Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

From the Office for Social Ministry

This year November 19 is the World Day of the Poor. On that Sunday, here in Hawaii all parishes will participate in the US Bishop’s annual national second collection in support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development - CCHD, which helps people work together to respond to complex challenges of poverty across the United States. CCHD was founded in 1970 as a US Catholic Church’s response to systemic poverty. Over the last 50 years, CCHD has given more than $440 million in grants supporting parishioners’ involvement in 12,000 community-based organizations working to overcome poverty. More than 12,000 parishes are currently engaged with the work of CCHD-funded groups, enabling Catholics of all ages to address and transform poverty in their community and provide opportunities for parishioners to go out to the peripheries, to “touch and heal the wounds of others.”

It is important to remember that 25% of the annual CCHD collection in our diocese stays right here in Hawaii to help our local neighbors in need. Read more...

CatholicTV Off the Air in Hawaii

KUPU-TV was recently sold and that means that CatholicTV will be temporarily off the air. However, CatholicTV will be back on air in mid to late January on Channel 14 KEKE-TV. In the meantime you can still watch the Mass, Rosary, Chaplet and many other programs live and on-demand on the CatholicTV website, apps, YouTube and social media channels.

To view CatholicTV online:

To view CatholicTV on your Smart TV or streaming device, visit the app store and search ‘CatholicTV’ on any of the following platforms:

1. Roku
2. Amazon Fire TV
3. Apple TV
4. Google Chromecast
5. Samsung Smart TVs

Diocese of Honolulu - Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage

The Diocese of Honolulu - Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage started on November 1.

This Year of Parish Revival is about falling deeper in love with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and following him more closely. Mirroring this internal journey with an external one is a beautiful way to connect body and soul in the pursuit of Christ. Most of us will not have the opportunity to join the Euchaistic Caravan on the mainland leading to the Eucharistic Congress on July 17, 2024 in Indianapolis.

We can participate in the revival here at home. Make the Honolulu Diocese Pilgrimage a part of your experience of revival by planning a self-led personal pilgrimage in the next months leading up to the beginning of the Eucharistic Caravan in San Francisco.

The Diocese of Honolulu offers a Hawaii Eucharist Revival virtual pilgrimage called Hawaii Pilgrim HERE or by getting the Polarsteps - Travel Tracker app for your digital device. Sign up for a free Polarsteps account. Enter “Hawaii Pilgrim” on the Explore (Search people & places) tab. Click on “Follow” and begin your journey. Use Hawaii Pilgrim to find church addresses, Mass, adoration and other regularly scheduled events when the church will be open.

Learn more HERE.

Jesse Manibusan "An Evening of Song and Faith," Nov 17-20

Friday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. - St. Jude, Kapolei
Sunday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. - St. Elizabeth, Aiea
Monday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph, Waipahu

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.

Jesse earned an MA in Multicultural Ministries from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, and gives concerts, workshops, parish missions, and retreats. Jesse’s music is published by Oregon Catholic Press and Spirit & Song (a division of OCP). In 2014, Jesse received the National Catholic Youth Award for Presenter/Artist Category by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministries, INC.

For more information, contact Keahi Teson at kteson@rcchawaii.org or (808) 492-1059.

Flyer available HERE.

Light Up a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fundraiser, Dec 1

Friday, December 1, 2023 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Francis Kūpuna Village Courtyard in Liliha
2230 Liliha Street, Honolulu

This year, St. Francis Healthcare System dedicates its 44th Annual Light Up a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fundraiser to the Maui families and others in our community whose loved ones have passed. We know that we all cherish our loved ones who are no longer with us, and our memories of them are our precious gifts no one can take away from us. We’re going to light up their memory together!

For questions, please contact (808) 547-6500 or lightupamemory@stfrancishawaii.org

Saint of the Week

Saint Gertrude the Great
Memorial – November 16

Saint Gertrude the Great is the only female saint to be given the title “the Great,” which Pope Benedict XIV bestowed on her in the mid-eighteenth century as a way of highlighting her extraordinary contribution to mystical theology. Nothing is known about Gertrude’s early childhood or family origin, other than that she was born in Eisleben, Thuringia, in the Holy Roman Empire, modern-day Germany. At the age of five, she was entrusted to the Monastery of Saint Mary in the neighboring town of Helfta, which was later moved to Hackeborn property. Why she entered the convent at such a young age is not known. Most likely, either her parents offered their daughter to God in this then-customary way, or Gertrude might have been an orphan. Read more...

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 Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Nov 18-19

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 23-24

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 27-Dec 1


Second Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, Dec 8-9

Misa de Gallo at St. Michael, Waialua, Dec 16

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Philomena, Honolulu, Dec 16

Misa de Gallo at St. Elizabeth, Aiea, Dec 17

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Rock, Kahuku, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 22

Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 22

Misa de Gallo at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Dec 23

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. George, Waimanalo, Dec 23

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec 24

Christmas Day Holiday, Dec 25

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Mass for Christmas Day, Dec 25

New Year's Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 29


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