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July 11, 2023 - Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time (V28)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Homeless camp with tents and tarp shelters along the street in the Mōʻiliʻili neighborhood of Honolulu. (Tada Images / Shutterstock.com)

[St. Joseph Church, Waipahu; Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu]

I recently attended a webinar about what Christian churches could do to help address the enormous problem of homelessness in Hawaii, which has more homeless people per capita than any other state in the nation. Two leaders from the River of Life Mission gave their testimonies. They talked about making a major shift in the way they reached out to the homeless. For decades, they provided three free meals a day with no questions asked to anyone who wanted to come. They thought this was a good thing, but realized they were in fact enabling people to the point that they became content to be homeless. So they took the risk to change their strategy. Now they provide one meal a week, but in different locations, to smaller groups of people. Those who serve have more interaction with the clients and are able to build relationships with them. These relationships foster trust, and once they gain trust, they can move the homeless to programs that can help them with whatever they need to address the roots of what is making them homeless. Read more...

Applications Accepted for Catholic Charities Senior Affordable Rentals

Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation’s Meheula Vista in Mililani. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities Hawaii)

Hawaii Catholic Herald

Tenant applications are now being accepted for the fourth and final phase of the Meheula Vista senior affordable rental housing development in Mililani Mauka, a program of Catholic Charities Hawaii.

The senior housing complex was developed by Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation and is managed by EAH Housing.

Located at the corner of Meheula Parkway and Lehiwa Drive in Mililani Mauka, Meheula Vista provides low-income seniors with an affordable permanent living option and offers complementary amenities, where residents can “age in place.”

The fourth and final phase of Meheula Vista, with 75 one-bedroom, one-bath residences, is scheduled for completion this Fall, with qualified residents moving in beginning in September 2023. Among the amenities are fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, picnic area, community room, landscaped common areas, in building laundromat, and an on-site resident manager. Read more...

Next ‘Ohana Mass on Saturday, July 22

From the Office for Social Ministry

Next ‘Ohana Mass at Mary, Star of the Sea Parish on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. All are Welcome!

At Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners have 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.

Livestream available at Mary, Star of the Sea's YouTube Channel.

For more information please contact Deacon Rafael Mendoza at rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org

"I Thirst" Hawaii Previews, Jul 10-14

There are a number of free "I Thirst" Hawaii pre-conference talks that will give a brief preview of the weekend.

July 10 at 7:30 p.m. - EPIC Eucharistic Revival
With Dcn. Steve Greco at Ressurection of the Lord, Waipio.

July 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Eucharistic Revival
With Dcn. Steve Greco at St. Piux X, Manoa.

July 12 at 7:00 p.m. - Just for Men
With Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk at St. George, Waimanalo.

July 12 at 7:00 p.m. - Prayer Coverage for Priests
With Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk at St. Anthony, Kailua.

July 13 at 6:00 p.m. - Family Spiritual Warfare
With Kathleen Beckman at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City.

July 14 at 9:00 a.m. - Just for Priests  (Clergy only session) 
With Kathleen Beckman and Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe.

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.

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.

Reboot! with Chris Stefanick, Sep 6

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join REBOOT! featuring Catholic author and speaker, Chris Stefanick. REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life from prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more! Rediscover the message of the Gospel as powerful for us all, beautiful in its application to life, engaging for those searching, and fun & captivating for all ages, including our youth. Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of the most sought-after voices of our time. Offering practical insight into living the life God has created for you. Come, be energized! Invite someone! Tickets available at www.stjohnmililani.org or www.reallifecatholic.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and 119 Companions, Martyrs
1648 – 1930
Memorial – July 9

The 120 saints we honor today spilled their blood for the faith during the four centuries that followed. The first to be martyred was Father Francisco Fernández de Capillas, a Spanish Dominican priest. Father de Capillas spent his first two decades as a priest working in the Philippines as a missionary. In 1642, Father de Capillas arrived for his final mission in mainland China. He and his companions worked fervently for the next several years, winning over many converts and even establishing a lay order of Dominicans. In 1644, the less-tolerant Qing Dynasty replaced the Ming Dynasty, immediately threatening the missions. In 1647, Father de Capillas was captured, imprisoned, and tortured. Read more...

Copyright © 2023 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission. www.mycatholic.life

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


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


Spanish Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, Aug 4-6

Second Collection for Catholic Charities Hawaii, Aug 5-6

Mass of the Holy Spirit, Aug 17

Hawaii State Admissions Day Holiday, Aug 18

Mass at Damien Memorial School, Aug 23


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