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June 28, 2022 - Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time (V26)
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Reflections on the Dobbs Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, overturning Roe vs. Wade

By Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Although the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade would have been welcome any day, it is significant that it occurred on this day on which we honor the ardent love of Jesus for all his people. For fifty years, we have been living with a legal decision based on a manufactured right that was never in the United States Constitution, and we thank God that the truth that the Constitution grants no such right has finally been affirmed. An Australian bishop recently remarked that for a country to admit it had made a wrong decision was largely the result of many people – especially the Catholic Church – insisting persistently on the truth that abortion takes the life of an innocent human being and is never justified. It was the Body of Christ, nourished by the Sacred Heart, that kept this message alive even when it seemed to be completely dead. I thank God for all the women and men who worked so hard and so patiently these past fifty years to bring the matter to the legal resolution announced today. I am particularly grateful to all the people in our own diocese and state who have never given up hope that this day would come. I invite all to praise God for bringing this landmark decision to fruition! Read more...

View Bishop' Silva statement as PDF document HERE.

Historic Cemetery Needs Friends

King Street Cemetery on May 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy Deacon Keith Cabiles)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

After ongoing issues with trespassers including a recent fire, the Diocese of Honolulu is looking for solutions to allow its historic Catholic cemetery in downtown Honolulu to remain open for visitors.

King Street Cemetery is the resting place for many of Hawaii’s early Catholics including its first four bishops and many Sacred Hearts priests, brothers and sisters who helped establish and spread the faith in the islands in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century.

“This is a link to our history,” said Deacon Keith Cabiles, the Diocese of Honolulu’s chancellor and archivist.

“If anybody just walks through there, it’s such a beautiful place. I spent an hour on Memorial Day weekend just taking photos and that wasn’t even a fourth of the whole cemetery.” Read more...

Get Informed About Child Vaccinations

(Ira Lichi/Shutterstock.com)

From the Office for Social Ministry

For parents who have been waiting to vaccinate their keiki under 5 years old against COVID-19, this summer is the time to do it! As of June 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have endorsed the recommendation to make COVID-19 vaccines available for children as young as 6 months old. Free vaccines are now available across the U.S. and in Hawaii, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. The vaccine doses are adjusted based on the age of the recipient:

  • Moderna doses for age 6-months through age 5 are ¼ of the adult dose.
  • Pfizer doses for age 6-months through age 4 are 1/10 of the adult dose.

While adults are more prone to contracting the virus, children can also be infected, get sick and spread COVID-19 to others. Unlike elders and adults with compromised immunity, 1 in 3 children younger than 18 years old who were hospitalized with COVID had no underlying conditions. Read more...

Accepting Nominations for the Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Award

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

Know an innovative teacher or administrator who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for the Ka Ho'oulu Hawaii Catholic Schools Innovation Award by July 15th, 2022.

The Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Awards were created in 2020 by the Chaminade Center for Strategy and Innovation, as a way to recognize outstanding educators from Catholic schools throughout the state. Award applicants submit projects that exemplify the Catholic worldview, support quality academics, integrate technology, demonstrate data-driven decision making, or promote operational vitality.

For more information visit: https://catholicschoolshawaii.org/ka-hooulu-innovation-award-2022/

Flyer available HERE.

New Website for Joseph Dutton

The Joseph Dutton Guild's new website josephdutton.org will go live later this week on Friday, July 1, 2022. Please visit the website to learn more about Joseph Dutton and the Joseph Dutton Guild. Visitors to the new website will be able to register for the upcoming Veterans Gala on November 9, 2022.

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 27

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Save the date for the upcoming Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference Prepare My Hands for Battle featuring guest speaker Jesse Romero. There will also be other opportunities to see Jesse Romero from August 23-25, 2022. These events are sponsored by the Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference. For more information contact Ron Gochenouer at (808) 306-7502.

How to Overcome Depression Catholic Style
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church, Pauoa

The Power of Prayer
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Michael Church, Waialua

The Benefits of Prayer and Church Attendance
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Flyer available HERE.

Office of Religious Education - Save the Dates

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Sister M. Candida Oroc, OSF who died on May 29, 2022 at the age of 89 years and as a Sister of St. Francis for 71 years. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu at 12:30 p.m. May she rest in peace!

Saint of the Week

Saint Junipero Serra
1713 – 1784
Memorial - July 1

The United States of America’s impressive Capitol building in Washington, D.C., includes the majestic, semicircular Statuary Hall. Each of the fifty states chooses two citizens of historic importance to represent it in the Hall. Statues of one nun and four Catholic priests, two of them saints, grace Statuary Hall, including today’s saint. Junipero Serra was the founder of California. He was the pathbreaking, indestructible priest who trekked California’s mountains, valleys, deserts, and shores to found nine of its eventual twenty-one missions. California’s rugged cattle culture, its luxurious orchards and rolling vineyards, its distinctive Mission architecture, and its blending of Mexican and Native American heritage are the legacy of Fr. Serra and his Franciscan confreres. 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


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


Christian Leadership Institute Hawaii, Jun 26-Jul 1


Diaconate Ordination of Arrion Rosales-Llantos, Jul 1

Independence Day Holiday, Jul 4

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Maui, Jul 8-10

Mass for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Peace, Jul 9

Mentor Training for Catechist Track & Youth Ministry Track, Jul 13

Mentor Training for Catechist Track & Youth Ministry Track, Jul 16

2nd Collection - Diocesan Seminarian Education Fund, Jul 16-17

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jul 18-29

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Jul 29

Mass for 100 Year Jubilee Celebration of St. Rita, Haiku, Jul 31


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