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October 25, 2022 - Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time (V43)
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Holy Days of Obligation

Please note that in the Diocese of Honolulu, in addition to all Sundays of the year, there are only two Holy Days of Obligation on which the faithful are obliged to attend Mass: December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and December 25, Christmas (which falls on a Sunday this year).  Be sure to check your parish’s Mass schedule for these special days of our faith.

Bishop's Homily for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

[St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa (Tenth Anniversary of Canonization of St. Marianne Cope)]

I can imagine a very lonely girl who felt so despondent about being taken away from her loving family because of leprosy that she cried out to God to send her a loving mother. She prayed with all her heart, trusting that God would hear her in her pain. And along came Mother Marianne and her Sisters, who were like mothers to her and the other girls. Could that little girl’s prayers have been the actual cause of the angels opening Mother Marianne’s heart to say yes to this difficult assignment?

God does indeed hear the prayers of those who cry out to him in their humility and in their need, as our Scriptures remind us today. Though God is not unduly partial to the weak, he often is very open to hearing their cries for help.  Read more...

Crumbling St. Gabriel Mission in Keanae, Maui, Burns Down

St. Gabriel Mission Church, Keanae, Maui, on fire the night of Oct. 1.
(Photo courtesy of Ohia-Lehua Crozier)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

The deteriorating St. Gabriel Mission in Keanae, Maui, along the Hana Highway burned to the ground between Oct. 1-2.

In a phone interview on Oct. 4, Missionaries of Faith Father Chacko Muthoottil said authorities won’t be able to report back on the cause of the fire for two weeks.

The day after the fire, Father Muthoottil, who is the pastor of St. Rita Parish in Haiku under which St. Gabriel is a mission, made the hour drive along the Hana Highway from Haiku to the Wailuanui Road church to survey the damage.  Read more...

Caregiver Education and Wellness Classes for the Month of November

From the Office for Social Ministry

Each Fall, families gather around the Holidays offering prayers and expressions of gratitude for the many blessings received throughout the year.  The commitment and selfless sacrifice provided by family members to aging, frail and ill loved ones often go unnoticed.  Be sure to include prayers of thanksgiving for the love and aloha of caregivers in your ‘Ohana.   

As their way of supporting and helping to sustain our unsung Caregiver heroes, St Francis Healthcare offers a variety of education and wellness classes every month.  In November, the topics will range from Social Security, Mobility Training, Conflict Resolution (when making decisions for loved ones), Memory Loss, Parkinson’s and Kidney health.   Weekly exercise-like classes are also offered virtually.  These include Zumba, Lymphedema Care, Body and Brain Yoga Tai Chi and more!  Read more...

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of St. Marianne’s Canonization

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Ten years ago, on Oct. 21, under glorious blue skies, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Mother Marianne Cope of Molokai, at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. The Diocese of Honolulu will celebrate this anniversary with a Mass in the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa (712 North School Street, Honolulu) on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Bishop Larry Silva will preside. A free reception will follow. All are invited.

Registration for the Oct. 25 event through Eventbrite is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/422930234717

There will also be a Mass on the anniversary date itself, Friday, Oct. 21, at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

The bishop will also celebrate an anniversary Mass Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa, Molokai. (private)

Flyer available HERE.

42nd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oct 29

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Hawaii, Honolulu

Join the 42nd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference "Jesus, Our Healer." The day will feature guest speakers Fr. Alfred Guerrero, Fr. Manny Hewe, Fr. Sebastian Soosai, and Msgr. Gary Secor.

For more information or to register for free, please visit https://www.hccrs.org/.

Flyer available HERE.

"Hope Heal Renew" - A Virtual Catholic Catechetical Conference, Nov 3-5

November 3 - 5, 2022

The theme of this year's Hope, Heal, Renew Catholic Virtual Conference is Gratefully Rejoicing as the Body of Christ can be understood as emblematic of Christian discipleship: that the Risen Christ accompanies us, teaches us, nourishes us by His Real Presence in the Eucharist, and sends us – gratefully rejoicing – to be life for the world as He is for us.

Whether participating as an individual, household, or watch party, you will find a welcoming community of faith as we explore this theme through experiences of prayer, liturgy, and spiritual retreat; lively and interactive presentations; conversation and laughter during “meet ups” with fellow participants, conference planners and exhibitors; and so much more.

To view a complete list of speakers & scheduled events and
to register, go to: https://www.hopehealrenew.org/

Flyer available HERE.

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Nov 4

Friday, November 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
One Community Center
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Parish
95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani

Twenty-five years have passed since the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, sparking a renewed interest in this spiritual giant of the 20th century. Filmed on 5 continents and featuring unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today. This is far more than a documentary. It is at once a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times.

Adults: $11, Children: $9

Tickets available at stjohnmililani.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov 5

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
St. Ann, Kaneohe


Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week as a family this year!  Learn more about vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life (Brothers and Sisters) on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon at St. Ann Parish in Kaneohe. 

RSVP your attendance here: https://forms.gle/cGYomEphhdtP39688.

This event is hosted by the LARC Vocations Committee (larcvocations@rcchawaii.org).

Flyer available HERE.

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu

All are invited to attend this very important fundraising luncheon to support the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Joseph Dutton. It should be a fun and informative gathering to help the Joseph Dutton Guild in its work of preparing the cause for sainthood of Hawaii’s possible third saint.

A Zoom event will be set up for attendees to remotely view the speakers, music and to bid and view the results of the online auction.

To order tickets and to register for the live event and Zoom please visit josephdutton.org or email info@josephdutton.org

Flyer available HERE.

Art of Witness: A Celebration of Jesus in the Eucharist, Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m.  1 p.m.

Mary, Star of the Sea Church & School

Talented and faith-filled catechists and artist-educators from our Hawaii Catholic Schools will help us reflect upon the beauty of the source and summit of our faith – the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist – and inspire in us creative new ways to proclaim the Truth to the world.




Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
via Zoom

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is hosting a Day of Recollection for young people of all ages. Learn more about the life and service of Mother Theodore Guerin and how she is a model for us on caring for the sick and the poor.

RSVP at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor. Questions? Email the DHCCS at dhccs.hi@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Florence Shizuma, the mother of Deacon Michael Shizuma of Molokai.  Mrs. Shizuma died at home on Molokai on October 19, 2022.  She was 96 years old.  May she rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Crispin (Also known as Crispinus)
Third Century
Memorial – October 25

Member of the imperial Roman nobility. Brother of Saint Crispian with whom he evangelized Gaul in the middle 3rd century. Worked from Soissons, France, they preached in the streets by day, made shoes by night. Their charity, piety, and contempt of material things impressed the locals, and many converted in the years of their ministry. Martyred under emperor Maximian Herculeus, being tried by Rictus Varus, governor of Belgic Gaul and an enemy of Christianity. A great church was built at Soissons in the 6th century in their honor; Saint Eligius ornamented their shrine.  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
Weekdays at 8:15 AM, Saturdays at 7 AM and 5 PM

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. John Apostle and Evangelist, Mililani
Sundays at 11 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


Maria Lanakila, Lahaina
Sundays at 7 AM, 8:45 AM
Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM

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


Mass for 10th Anniv. of Canonization of St. Marianne, Oct 25

42nd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oct 29


Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov 2

"Hope Heal Renew" Catholic Catechetical Conference, Nov 3-5

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Nov 4

Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov 5

2nd Collection for the Archdiocese for Military Services, Nov 5-6

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

National Catholic Youth Conference, Nov 10-12

Veterans Day Holiday, Nov 11

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Oahu, Nov 18-20

Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 24-25

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 28-Dec 2


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