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October 10, 2023 - Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time (V41)
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On Sacred Ground

The columbarium at Resurrection of the Lord Church, Waipio, Oahu, has its first niche in use, marked by a flower. (HCH photo | Jennifer Rector)

By Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Parishioners at Resurrection of the Lord Church in Waipio now have the option of making the parish their forever home. Literally. The parish has installed a columbarium, a wall of permanent niches for the urns of their dead, becoming the second Hawaii Catholic church to do so.

The first columbarium in the diocese was a 60-niche polished granite structure installed last year on an exterior church wall of St. Ann in Kaneohe. Expect more. Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City, St. Anthony in Wailuku, Maui, and St. John Apostle and Evangelist in Mililani are all in various stages of procuring a final resting place for the ashes of their loved ones.

It’s all a part of Bishop Larry Silva’s plan, said Duane Pavao, Director of Cemeteries for the Diocese of Hawaii. Read more...

God's Love and Compassion Shown on Maui

(Paul Shuang / Shutterstock.com)

From the Office for Social Ministry

“I am certain the Spirit will guide us and give us the grace to move forward together, to listen to one another and to embark on a discernment of the times in which we are living, in solidarity with the struggles and aspirations of all humanity.” Pope Francis Opening Homily for the Synod in Rome, October 4, 2023

On the opening day of the this year’s Synod in Rome, Pope Francis emphasized the need for all to open their hearts and ears to the suffering and hopes of all humanity. “The doors of the Church are open to everyone, everyone, everyone!” The Pope called upon the power of the Holy Spirit to inspire a more welcoming culture saying: “We are not here to form a parliament but to walk together with the gaze of Jesus, who blesses the Father and welcomes those who are weary and oppressed.” This year’s synod is meant to be an inspiring pastoral experience of “accompaniment” – praying, listening, and walking together exploring the implications of the Instrumentum Laboris (Working Document), which offers the hopes, sorrows, frustrations, and dreams of millions of people around the globe who chose to be involved in the listening sessions over the past two years. Our Holy Father said this synod assembly is an opportunity for the church to reflect the way God is closely present in the world. “Let us keep going back to God’s own “style”, which is closeness, compassion, and tender love. God has always operated that way.” Read more...

Donations to Wildfire Relief Top $1 Million

(Zane Vergara / Shutterstock.com)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

In the first three weeks after the Maui wildfires burned the town of Lahaina to the ground Aug. 8, donations to the Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation’s Maui Wildfire Relief fund surpassed $1 million.

As of Sept. 8, 4,455 gifts totaling $1,703,221.23 were given to wildfire relief and to Sacred Hearts School, the school of Maria Lanakila Parish in Lahaina.

The largest gifts were two donations of $100,000 from the national Knights of Columbus, one to the general Maui Wildfire Relief fund and one to Sacred Hearts School. The Diocese of St. Petersburg also gave $100,000 to the Maui general fund. Read more...

Transportation Friends for Kupuna Project

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.

Faithful Citizenship Series #3 "Life Matters," Oct 21

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Stephen Church, Nuuanu (Honolulu)

Join the Faithful Citizenship Series #3 "Life Matters." This will be an exhilariting workshop designed to ignite meaningful conversations about Hawaii's current affairs and discover empowering ways to leave a lasting impact on our local community.

  • Learn the Hawaii Legislation Process.
  • Learn how to participate – respectfully making your voice heard.
  • Learn about pending/upcoming “Respect Life Issues” like Assisted Suicide, Human Trafficking, and abortion going through the legislative process.
  • Much, much more…

Questions? Please contact Juanita Ruis at Jruis@rcchawaii.org or (808) 600-7893.

Flyer available HERE.

ʻOhana Mass, Oct 28

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

From the Office for Social Ministry

This year, including all during summer at Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners have shared 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.

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

Come and celebrate, all are invited. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate Mass to mark the 140th year of the arrival of Mother Marianne and the first Franciscan Sisters to Hawaii. A mini reenactment of the arrival will precede the Mass. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. Church parking will be validated.

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

Hawaii Catholic Men’s Conference Golf Tournament, Nov 10

Friday, November 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. check-in)
Moanalua Golf Club, Honolulu

HCMC is a biblically based Catholic Men’s program that assists Catholic men in becoming the man that our Lord Jesus Christ has designed us to be. To assist in the funding of future conferences, a Nine-hole two-person team best ball golf tournament will be held. All proceeds will be used to fund future conferences. Donations accepted.

$100 per person and includes green fees, cart, and after tournament pupus. Drinks and snacks will be providedduring the round. The field is limited to the first 20 (two-person) teams.

Register your team on EventBrite HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Sister Francis Regis Hadano, OSF, of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. She passed away on October 6, 2023. May she rest in the peace of the risen Lord!

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Danny Heu, father of Franco Heu, Facilities Service Advisor of the Diocese of Honolulu. He passed away on October 5, 2023. May he rest in the peace of the risen Lord!

Saint of the Week

Saint John XXIII, Pope
Memorial – October 11

Pope Saint John XXIII was born Angelo Roncalli into a large, humble, rural family in a mountainous region of Northern Italy. He entered the local minor seminary at the age of eleven and persevered in his philosophical and theological studies, both locally and in Rome, until his ordination in 1904. Angelo had the good fortune to know, serve, and study under a succession of well-educated, charitable, and holy pastors. Both his formal and informal Church-sponsored education created in him the winning combination of rustic common sense, broad historical vision, and cultural openness that would mark his entire life. His simple, but not simplistic, farm background, stellar education, profound life of prayer, and total immersion in the rich Catholic life and history of his native region formed and molded him into a great man. 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


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


For our most recent news, visit www.catholichawaii.org.

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