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February 21, 2023

Tuesday within the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time (V8)
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Annual Diocesan Stewardship Report for 2022

From Bishop Larry Silva

Dear Members of the Body of Christ,

As we continue our Eucharistic Revival throughout the United States, I am happy to present to you the 2022 Stewardship Report for the Diocese of Honolulu. It indicates just a fraction of the ways that all of you take seriously your understanding that you are truly members of the Body of Christ, who is present and active in the world today. In the Eucharist, we the members of the Body, with our diverse gifts and talents, come into intimate and holy communion with the Head of the Body and with each other. This weekly gathering for worship is essential to the mission of making Jesus Christ and his healing love present in the world, because in the Mass we encounter his Real Presence and go forth from there to continue his presence in the world. Read more...

The 2022 Diocesan Stewardship Report available HERE.

'Ohana In Christ FAQs available HERE.

Inclusive Catholic Schools: Part 2

Guidance counselor Monica Velasco plays a “Consequences” boardgame with students at St. Joseph Waipahu. (HCH Photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

There’s a cheerful room on the second floor of one of the buildings at St. Joseph School in Waipahu. A bubble tube provides a soothing distraction while a large TV screen plays relaxing music as images of fall leaves fade into each other. The scent of peppermint and eucalyptus drifts from a diffuser.

In one corner are bean bag chairs and an exercise ball on cushioned gym mats. A shelf is stacked with board games and stuffed animals. Across the room is a prayer spot with an opened Bible, an image of Jesus, a crucifix, a framed Our Lady of Guadalupe print, and a candle. By some of the windows are several “fidget” toys.

The room has been around for four years and is overseen by Monica “Rica” Velasco, St. Joseph’s guidance counselor and IT director. Students can come in before and after school, at recess or when needed. She knows the space has worked its effect on kids when “their whole demeanor changes” and they are calmer and ready to head back to class. Read more...

Coming Closer to God through Lent, Rice Bowl, and Meatless Recipes

From the Office for Social Ministry

The Lenten journey, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Holy Week, is a time for sacrifice and spiritual reflection preparing us for the joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. During Lent, Catholic families across the United States use a Rice Bowl—a small cardboard box—to collect alms. Each Rice Bowl also comes with a calendar that guides families through the 40 days of Lent with activities, reflections, recipes and stories. The Catechism invites Catholics ages 18 to 59 to abstain from meat and to fast during Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, as well as abstain from meat on the Fridays during Lent. Preparing meatless meals—like the ones we collect from countries around the world—is a great Lenten activity for families, offering an experience of global solidarity. In addition to meatless Fridays, Catholics are also invited to offer daily sacrifices. By giving up little things—like coffee or candy—we make room for God to act in our lives in new ways, and we have the opportunity to give the money we save to those most in need.

Each Friday of Lent, we abstain from eating meat as a way to experience a little of the hunger that many experience daily. Journey with us around the world and incorporate these Lenten recipes into your meatless Fridays. Give the money saved each week by not eating meat—about $3 per person per meal—to CRS Rice Bowl to feed those in need around the world. Here is one of the Rice Bowl recipes. Read more...

World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 – Last Call

Final call for anyone interested in attending this year’s World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal. The last day to register is February 28, 2023. For more information or to register, visit our website: https://www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/yam/wyd.

40 Days for Life, Feb 22 - Apr 2

40 Days for Life begins on Wednesday, February 22nd and runs through Sunday, April 2nd. 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.

To sign-up to pray in Honolulu, please visit www.40daysforlife.com/honolulu.

Learn more about 40 Days for Life at www.40daysforlife.com.

Flyer available HERE.

'Ohana Mass, Feb 25

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

The Office for Social Ministry shares the following invitation with you. Please join us in celebrating the 'Ohana Mass. The 'Ohana Mass is an adapted liturgy for congregants with special needs and their families to participate in their faith. A Potluck Social will be held after the mass.

The mass will be live-streamed at Mary, Star of the Sea Church's YouTube Channel.

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for 40 Days for Life, Feb 28

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the mass for 40 Days for Life that supports the 40-Days for Life Winter Campaign with Bishop Larry Silva. Mayra Rodriguez, a former Planned Parenthood Director, will share her testimony prior to the mass at 6:00 p.m. All are encouraged to attend; no pre-registration is required. A potluck and social will follow mass.

Flyer available HERE.

Maui Stewardship Day, Mar 4

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

All are invitied to the Maui Stewardship Day “It is Right and Just.” The day will begin with Mass with Bishop Larry Silva and feature stewardship speakers Seminarian Larry Denis from the Big Island and Fr. Ace Tui, Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. Lunch will be provided.

Register & RSVP with your parish stewardship contact person by February 25, 2023. For information, call your parish stewardship contact of Mary Jean Bega at mauisd23@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Parish Lenten Misison with Fr. Leo Patalinghug, Mar 6-7

Monday, March 6 & Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join these two nights of dynamic spiritual presentations with Fr. Leo Patalinghug, IVDei. Fr. Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (The Will of God). He is the creator and founder of an international food and faith movement called Plating Grace, and founder and chair of the nonprofit group The Table Foundation. He is a best-selling author, acclaimed international speaker, host for radio, podcast and a weekly international food and faith show on EWTN, Savoring our Faith.

Register for each presentation at www.stjohnmililani.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Catechist Retreat 2023

Join us as we reflect upon Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who calls us by name; refresh ourselves in the joyful company of fellow catechists; and renew our catechetical approach to teaching about the Sacrament of Eucharist.

Our day will be filled with Sacred Scripture, peaceful silence, artful calligraphy, and practical new ways to teach about the Eucharist. Register HERE.

Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
March 11: St. Raphael, Kauai
March 25: St. Damien of Molokai, Molokai
April 29: Sacred Hearts, Lanai

Flyer available HERE.

St. Patrick's Seminary Day of Giving, Mar 16

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Please support St. Patrick's Seminary and their work in preparing priests for service in our diocese. The Diocese of Honolulu currently has 10 seminarians at St. Patrick's Seminary located in Menlo Park, California. To participate in the Day of Giving or for more information, please visit https://igfn.us/vf/PRIEST.

Pathways to Holiness: Retreat for Youth, Mar 25

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

This retreat will help teens understand their current universal vocation and explore the possibilities of their personal vocations through the lives of the saints. Cost is only $10 per person. We do have a limited number of scholarships available. If needed, please contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. More information here: https://www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/ym/retreat. Retreat hosted by the Office of Vocations and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Flyer available HERE.

Fish Fry Fundraiser, Mar 31

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
St. John Vianney Parish Hall, Kailua

Help to support this year's Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Hawaii Council 6307. The menu will feature beer battered fish, hush puppies, fries, coleslaw, and fruit. Choose drive-thru pick-up or dine-in at the Parish Hall. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds to benefit Ho’ōla Nā Pua and Catholic School Scholarships for St. John Vianney School and St. Anthony School in Kailua.

Tickets are available at https://buytickets.at/kofccouncil6307/829531

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Peter Damian
Memorial – February 21

Orphan, laborer, student, monk, hermit, priest, theologian, teacher, writer, poet, ascetic, penitent, prior, reformer, bishop, cardinal, saint…these are but a few words to describe today’s courageous saint.

Peter was the youngest child born into a poor but noble family in Ravenna, Italy. His parents died when he was young, so he went to live with one of his older brothers who mistreated him and forced him to labor as a swineherd. Eventually, another brother, a priest from Ravenna named Father Damian, took him in and provided him with an excellent education in which he greatly excelled. Peter was so grateful to his priest brother that he added his brother’s name to his own, making him Peter Damian. 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


Mass for Ash Wednesday, Feb 23

Rite of Election for the West Hawaii Vicariate, Feb 25

Rite of Election for Oahu Vicariates, Feb 26

Mass for the 40 Days for Life, Feb 28


Maui Stewardship Day “It is Right and Just," Mar 4

Clergy Workshop, Mar 9

Catechist Retreat - Kauai, Mar 11

Scout Mass and Awards Ceremony, Mar 18

Confirmation & First Holy Communion for Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula, Mar 19

Chrism Mass for the Maui/Lanai Vicariate, Mar 23

Catechist Retreat - Molokai, Mar 25

Prince Kuhio Day Holiday (Observed), Mar 27

Chrism Mass for the Island of Hawaii, Mar 30


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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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