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October 3, 2023 - Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time (V40)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenth-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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[St. Theresa Church, Kihei; St. Rita Church, Haiku]

One time I was visiting a parish, and the elders were telling me what a wonderful parish it was, with so many people involved in ministries. They did say, however, that they were concerned that the younger generation was not getting involved, and they worried what would happen when they were all gone. Then I had a meeting with the young people, and they told me how much they wanted to be involved in the parish, but the elders would not let them. The elders seemed to have a grip on all the ministries, and although they said they wanted young people involved, their actions actually drove them away. The young people would hear things like, “Thanks for that idea, but we’ve always done it this way.” Or, “We can put you on the schedule, but it’s already pretty full for months ahead with the regulars.” So it is, that, like the two sons in the Gospel, we can often say one thing, but do the opposite. Read more...

November Holy Hour for Vocations Cancelled

The normal Holy Hour for Vocations on the first Wednesday of the month is cancelled on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. This is All Saints Day, and the Parish of the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa will celebrate a special evening Mass that day.

Maui Relief: Catholic Charities Promises to be There for as Long as it Takes

Catholic Charities Hawaii chief operating officer Tina Andrade assists one of those impacted by the Maui fires at the Family Assistance Center in Kahului, Sept. 6. (Courtesy photo)

By Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

At least 97 are confirmed dead and 31 remain unaccounted for after the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire that left behind a trail of destruction and heartbreak, becoming the fifth deadliest fire in U.S. history. The healing of survivors is underway. Many diocesan ministries are working to bring relief to those affected. Foremost among these is Catholic Charities Hawaii.

Catholic Charities has teamed up with the Diocese of Honolulu and Catholic Charities USA to secure and administer funding and deliver social services.

On the national level, Catholic Charities USA has collected $1 million toward Catholic Charities Hawaii Maui relief aid. This does not count the funds pouring in from other sources all over the world. The money will go toward temporary housing, financial assistance, counseling, everyday essential needs, and, in the future, rebuilding homes. Read more...

Give to the ‘Ohana in Christ Appeal Today!

Give to the ʻOhana In Christ 2023-2024 Annual Appeal for the Catholic Church in Hawaii today at https://www.catholichawaii.org/12075.

Flyer available HERE.
View Bishop's letter HERE.
View ‘Ohana in Christ FAQs HERE.

43rd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oct 7

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 9:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Hawaii
1822 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu

Join HCCRS' 43rd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference "Remain in Me." The conference will feature speakers Fr. Greg Honorio, Fr. EJ Resinto, Fr. Romple Emwalu, Fr. Mario Palanca, and Fr. Bill Petrie, SS.CC. Admission is free. For more information, please email info@hccrs.org or call (808) 990-8153.

Flyer available HERE.

Eucharistic Rosary Congress, Oct 7-13

Saturday, October 7 - Friday, October 13, 2023

With the blessing of Bishop Larry Silva, the Diocese of Honolulu will once again join other dioceses around the nation for the 2023 Eucharistic Rosary Congress (ERC) for seven days and nights of Masses, perpetual Eucharistic adoration, and hourly rosary. The ERCs are held in response to Our Lady of Fatima’s call to conversion, consecration and prayer.

Our diocese will follow the “The Traveling Congress” model. The relay will start on Saturday, October 7 at 6 p.m. and will end on Friday, October 13 at 6 p.m. Each 6-hour period is held at a different parish, religious community, or Catholic school in the Diocese. To cover all 168 hours, about 24 parishes or religious communities and/or schools need to join this commitment.

For more information, please contact Cami Adams at camikjmj@gmail.com or (808) 721-2307. For more information on the ERC, you can visit www.rosarycongressusa.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture "God’s Mechanics", Oct 8

Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Chaminade University, Mystical Rose Oratory

Save the date for the next Marianist Lecture God’s Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion with Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ. This presentation will cover the connection between science, faith and religion. The event and parking are free. The lecture can also be viewed online.

For more information, please visit https://chaminade.edu/mission-rector/marianist-lecture-series/. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Flyer available HERE.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Oct 13-15

Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2023
(Arrival at 5:30pm on Friday/departure on Sunday at 5:00pm)

If you or a friend are hurting from a past abortion and are searching for a confidential, non-judgmental, safe place of healing and support to express and reconcile painful emotions and begin the healing process, look no further... and join us on our next retreat!

Both women and men are impacted by abortion and greatly benefit from the retreats. Singles, couples and family members of aborted children have come to Rachel's Vineyard for peace and inner healing. Call us today if you need someone to talk to.

To register, contact Lisa Shorba at (808) 490-2571 or email rvinhawaii@gmail.com.

A fee of $175/person (covers room, meals/refreshments and retreat materials). Need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited. Registrations are strictly confidential. For more information visit www.rachelsvineyard.com.

Flyer available HERE. Brochure available HERE.

Mass for Medical & Healthcare Professionals, Oct 18

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

The Mass for Medical and Healthcare Professionals is a special celebration for physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and their family and friends. The mass will be presided by Very Rev. Msgr. Gary Secor, Vicar General.

To RSVP, please email alguerrero@rcchawaii.org. Bentos will be provided after the Mass.

Flyer available HERE.

Source & Summit: A Eucharistic Day of Recollection

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
St. Stephen Diocesan Center (6301 Pali Highway, Kaneohe)

This retreat is open to ALL children and youth, ages 6+, and their families. Please note that children ages 6-10 must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a morning of prayer, learning, and fellowship. Learn more here: https://www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/workshops.

Flyer available HERE.

140th Anniversary of the Arrival of Mother Marianne and the Franciscan Sisters

Rik Fitch, the artist of this painting, lost his business in the Maui fire. (Image used with artist's permission)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

This year marks the 140th year of the arrival of Mother Marianne and the first Franciscan Sisters to Hawaii. The celebration will take place on November 8, 2023, at the Cathedral Basilica with Mass at 6:00 p.m. Prior to the Mass, there will be a dramatization of the arrival. A dialogue between Mother Marianne and the Bishop, a chant of a verse of King Kalakaua's hymn of the coming of the Sisters, and a lamentation of sadness will accompany the narration. There was great joy that the Sisters had answered the plea for help, but sadness at the same time because the high ranking officials who represented the King and Queen knew what the Sisters would encounter in their life-giving service. The Mass itself will highlight a special tribute to Mother Marianne.

Contact Sr. Marie Romano at srmromano@aol.com for more info or to offer assistance if needed.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Debra Soto, the wife of Deacon Averiet Soto, who serves at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. She passed away on September 29, 2023. May she rest in the peace of the risen Lord!

Saint of the Week

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Memorial – October 1

For more than a century, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as “The Little Flower,” has captivated countless minds and hearts. Her simple and pure heart burned with a deep love for our Lord, and that love overflowed into the lives of many. She daily inspired those who knew her, and she continues to inspire those who read her story.

Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin was born on January 2, 1873, in Rue Saint-Blaise, Alençon, France, to Marie-Azélie Guérin (Zélie), and Louis Martin, a jeweler and watchmaker. Her mother, who often called Thérèse her “little angel,” died from breast cancer only a few months before Thérèse’s fifth birthday. But those early years with her mother had such an impact upon Thérèse that, in many ways, her mother remained with her, in her heart and mind, throughout her life. The love that mother and daughter shared was eternal. 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


43rd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oct 7

Eucharistic Rosary Congress, Oct 7-13

Marianist Lecture "God's Mechanics," Oct 8

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Oct 13-15

Mass for Medical & Healthcare Professionals, Oct 18

Source & Summit: A Eucharistic Day of Recollection, Oct 21

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 21-22


Mass for All Souls Day, Nov 2

140th Anniversary of the Arrival of Mother Marianne and the Franciscan Sisters, Nov 8

Veterans Day Holiday (Observed), Nov 10

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


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