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June 27, 2023 - Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time (V26)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[Sacred Heart Church, Pahoa (Confirmation/First Communion),
Malia Puka O Kalani Church, Hilo (Confirmation/First Communion),
St. Joseph Church, Hilo (Confirmation/First Communion)]

You may be aware that every new bishop has to choose a motto that will mark his ministry as a bishop. I chose “Witness to Jesus” as my motto. It is from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 19. Why did I choose it? Because I know the Catholic Church is known for many things: parishes, schools, hospitals and social service organizations; doctrines and moral teachings; a complex hierarchy including the Pope, Cardinals, bishops and archbishops, priests, deacons, etc. It has many programs: youth ministry, ministry to the sick, grief ministry, outreach to the poor, prison ministry and many others. It has many rituals. And because of all these things – which are all important – it is sometimes easy for us to forget that all of this exists because God loves us so much that he sent us his only Son, Jesus, to live among us, to give his life for us, and to conquer our greatest enemy, death, in his resurrection. When all is said and done, if we forget about Jesus, all of these other things become much less important or even meaningless for some. Read more...

A New Purpose for an Old Building Site

A conceptual sketch of Hale Kamiano, which will be adjacent to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Finance Factors and the Residences at Bishop Place. (Illustration courtesy Design Partners Incorporated)

Catholic Charities Housing Development Corp planning affordable senior housing next to downtown cathedral

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Plans are in place for a new affordable housing development for seniors next to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu.

The 17-story building, called Hale Kamiano, will have 67 total units and is a collaboration between the Diocese of Honolulu and Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Housing Development Corporation.

CCHDC is taking the lead on the project and working with Avalon as a development consultant, which will not only offer affordable senior citizen apartments but also have the second and third floors for the Diocese of Honolulu’s offices currently located at the nearby 1184 Bishop Street chancery building. Read more...

Relic of St. Junipero Serra to Bless Diocesan July Vocation Holy Hour

The diocese’s monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa on July 5 will be a very special one with the presence of a first-class relic of America’s newest saint — Junipero Serra.

The event will recognize the saint’s July 1 feast day and the work of Serra International, an organization named after the Franciscan saint that has worked for decades to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Attendees will receive a holy card to touch the relic to create a personal third-class relic.

Event organizer Chuck Furr, a parishioner of St. Anthony, Kailua, hopes this special evening will highlight the fact that “we are all responsible to support the call of vocations.” Read more...

Free Nutrition and Life Skills Classes on Oahu and Big Island

From the Office for Social Ministry

Good health and nutrition are a part of “wellness” social ministries. Saying we want to be in good physical condition and making action steps to do that are two different things. So, if you are looking to reset your mind this summer and align your thoughts with actually getting fit and eating healthy, check out the FREE University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP).

Currently this  program is available in Hawaii on Oahu and the Big Island.

Classes cover topics surrounding safe food handling, spending less while eating better, and setting goals. Eating Smart/Being Active Classes for Summer & Fall 2023 offer comprehensive lessons that contribute to personal development of the family, diet and nutritional well-being. Through experiential learning, participants can learn how to make positive behavior changes in their eating habits as well as their life choices.

For more information or to enroll in this program on Oahu and the Big Island, please contact Linda Cota-Kumagai at (818) 203-9299.

Flyer available HERE.

'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!

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

Friday, June 30, 2023 at 6 pm - Sunday, July 2 at 3 pm
St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu

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" Maui 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 Irenaeus
c. 135–c. 202
Memorial – June 28

After Pentecost, the Apostles preached the Gospel and established the Church in numerous cities. Saint John the Apostle is believed to have preached in Ephesus, modern-day Turkey. It was there that Saint Polycarp learned from him about Christ, was ordained a bishop, and was sent to the town of Smyrna, just fifty miles north, to govern the Church for approximately sixty-five years. In Smyrna, a young man named Irenaeus, raised in a Christian family, became Polycarp’s disciple, learning more about the faith from this disciple of the Apostle John. After his ordination as a priest, Irenaeus ministered in modern-day Lyon, France, under Bishop Pothinus. 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


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

Christmas in July at Holy Ghost Church, Jul 8

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

"Armor Your Marriage" Maui Workshop, Jul 15

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

Ho'oponopono Workshop for Veterans - Maui, Jul 29



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