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May 31, 2022 - Seventh Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Seventh Week of Easter (V22)
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Pope Francis: True Love Never Stifles but Leaves Us Free to Love

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By Devin Watkins
Vatican News, May 29, 2022

Though traditionally celebrated on Thursday, many nations mark the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ on the Sunday before Pentecost, including in Italy.

On Ascension Sunday, Pope Francis prayed the Eastertide Marian prayer of the Regina Coeli, and reflected on the day’s Gospel (Lk 24:46-53).

He noted that Jesus, in His final apparition to the disciples, did two things before ascending to God the Father: “He announces the gift of the Spirit, and then He blesses the disciples.” Read more...


Father Rinaldi Ordained by San Diego Auxiliary Bishop

Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego John Dolan lays his hands on Deacon Dario Rinaldi’s head ordaining him to the priesthood May 20, in the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego John Dolan ordained Maui man Dario Rinaldi to the priesthood for the Diocese of Honolulu May 20 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in a solemn liturgy during which nearly 50 priests welcomed him into their brotherhood.

Bishop Dolan was a last-minute substitute for Bishop Larry Silva who tested positive for COVID-19 two days before and was in isolation at his residence at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, watching the ordination by livestream.

“It is my absolute joy to celebrate with you on this beautiful day on this great occasion as we celebrate the ordination of a fine man, one of your own,” the San Diego bishop said in his opening remarks.”

“I am not one of your own,” he said, drawing a laugh. “We know that Bishop Silva is down for the count for a few days, and so in an act of desperation he asked me to fill in.” Read more...

Mentoring New Leaders for Social Ministry, Part Two

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From the Office for Social Ministry

Retired social worker and former Diocese Office for Social Ministry Director Carol Ignacio once aptly stated that “there are no Lone Rangers in ministry...He even had Tonto.” The Old Western TV hero known as the Lone Ranger successfully met his mission by sharing leadership with his trusted scout – Tonto. In a similar way, our diocesan pastoral plan Stewards of the Gospel recognizes the different talents and skills each of us can bring to our church community. The plan lists LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT as one of its main priorities to meet our Churchʻs social mission of helping those in need. The plan also reminds us that “God bestows special gifts of leadership on certain members of our community, and we commit ourselves to the discernment and development of these leadership gifts so that the work of being stewards of the Gospel can continue for generations to come.”

As part of our efforts to nurture and resource ministry leaders who “take the gospel out to the ‘highways and byways’ of the world,” the Office for Social Ministry hopes to advance leadership development with our lay leaders by discerning strategies outlined in William E. Simon’s GREAT CATHOLIC PARISHES. So what makes a Catholic parish great? The first characteristic is SHARED LEADERSHIP - a parish’s ability to distribute leadership beyond the few who are already busy doing majority of the work. Read more...

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Information Night, Jun 1

Parent Information Nights on June 1

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE)
Let us uphold the profound dignity of the body, especially the body of our keiki! Our design speaks “gift” but the world tells us to exploit the utility of the body. 

If you desire your children to receive a sexual education that aligns with the original design of the Creator and St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” then we invite their participation in SRAE where we will: proclaim the truth of masculinity, the beauty hidden in femininity, and the goodness of reserving the sexual union within marriage. 

Parent information sessions include ways to be intentional with your children, dialogue with them to set boundaries and protect their sexual integrity.

Empower your ‘ohana! Register at https://hamauiloko.org/.

Flyer available HERE.

Holy Ghost Feast, Jun 4-5

Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5, 2022

Join the 129th Holy Ghost Feast in at the Holy Ghost Mission Church in Kula (Maui). The two days will feature live entertainment, food booths, locally bakes goods, queen's meal, a keiki zone, live auction, farmer's market, crafts, and more!

Flyer available HERE.

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 19

Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Beginning at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the Mass for Feast of Corpus Christi with Bishop Larry Silva at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The Mass will be followed by the Eucharistic Procession to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu and finish with the Adoration and Benediction celebrated by Bishop Silva. Please bring your own water and sun protection for the approximate 1.5 mile march.

For more information please call the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests 2022, Jun 24

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

Join the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday, June 24 for the sanctification of all priests. We especially pray for Bishop Larry Silva and the priests in the diocese for continued strength, good health, and thanksgiving for all they do. The event will be live-streamed at 11:30 a.m. through these links: Honolulu Cathedral at https://honolulucathedral.org/live-stream/, or, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica.

Pray anytime or anywhere for the intentions. If you wish to participate in the rosary at the Cathedral, park at Kukui Plaza or at any nearby parking structures. The Cathedral only validates tickets for the weekend Masses. Mahalo for your kokua.

Watch the 2022 Global Rosary Relay video on YouTube HERE.

For questions, contact the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at (808) 536-7036, and ask for Joe Ramos or Paula Manz.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Justin Martyr
c.100 – c.165
Memorial - June 1

Today’s saint was a philosopher in the Greek tradition, born around 100 A.D. in Samaria to Greek parents. Saint Justin wrapped himself in the white, toga-style cloak of a Greek philosopher even after his conversion. He is the most well-known apologist of the second century, the only true Christian thinker known between the time of Saint John the Evangelist and Origen in the first half of the third century. Justin mercilessly criticized the intellectual dead end of the ancient paganism in which he was raised, seeing it as not merely neutral but as an obstacle to discovering the truth. 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 Good Counsel, Pearl City
Weekdays at 6:30 AM, Saturday at 7 AM on Facebook Live:
Sundays at 8:30 AM on YouTube
(Other special parish/school events may be posted at the above links.)

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


Annunciation, Waimea
Saturdays at 5 PM
Sundays at 10 AM (at Ascension Mission Church, Puako)

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


Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Info Night, Jun 1

Farewell Mass and Reception for Daughters of St. Paul, Jun 2

Holy Ghost Feast at the Kula Catholic Community, Jun 4-5

King Kamehameha Day (Observed), Jun 10

Mass for Maui Celebration of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Jun 10

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Jun 17

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 19

Juneteenth Holiday (Observed), Jun 20

Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests, Jun 24

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Hawaii, Jun 24-26

Second Collection - Holy Father (Peter’s Pence), Jun 25-26

Christian Leadership Institute Hawaii, Jun 26-Jul 1


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The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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