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July 12, 2022 - Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time (V28)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City (Confirmation & First Communion)]

Someone is bullied at school, and we just walk by, mostly so that we do not become bullied ourselves. We see that a friend is getting mixed up with the wrong crowd and is beginning to experiment with drugs, but we say nothing to the friend, because we do not want to be rejected. We are aware of an unmarried woman who is very poor or very young and pregnant, and we hope she will not have an abortion, but we do nothing to help her. We see that someone is terribly depressed because of the loss of a loved one, and we do not reach out to that person because we are just too busy.

You do not have to be traveling between Jerusalem and Jerico to be beaten up by the temptations and misfortunes of life. There are many people right here among us who are beaten up physically, emotionally, or spiritually – and who are often left for dead. Jesus, of course, as he did so many years ago, challenges us today not to walk by a suffering sister or brother but to stop and invest ourselves in that person’s recovery. Read more...

Meet New Transitional Deacon from Kona

(Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Arrion Rosales-Llantos had already registered for his third year at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, for classes in administration of justice and history, when he mentioned to his pastor in Kona that he was considering the priesthood as a career.

The pastor, Father Konelio Faletoi, urged him to enter the seminary “immediately.”

“I felt a lot like St. Matthew and his sudden call by Christ to follow him,” Rosales-Llantos said. “I had already applied for a dorm room with some friends for a third year at UH-Hilo. Instead, God asked me to follow him to the seminary. So I did.”

It was the right decision. Bishop Larry Silva was scheduled to ordain Rosales-Llantos a “transitional” deacon, July 1, at his home parish of St. Michael in Kailua-Kona. Read more...

Feeding the Hungry on All Islands


From the Office for Social Ministry

“For I was hungry, and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink…” ~Matthew 25:35

As record high inflation levels are significantly driving up the cost of food, the rate of hunger and food insecurity continues to increase here in Hawaii. Thankfully, many catholic parishes in our diocese remain committed to feeding the hungry in various ways: through food pantries, community gardens, hot meal programs, and partnerships with agencies such as IHS, Hale Kau Kau, the Salvation Army and much more!  Food ministries serving large populations are able to maintain their level of output by being a member agency with their local food bank. For example, the Hawaii Foodbank serves the islands of Oahu and Kauai; the Maui Food Bank serves Maui, Molokai and Lanai; and Hawaii Food Basket serves both east and west portions of the Big Island.

Through generous donations, these food banks are able to distribute non-perishable foods, fresh produce, dairy products, and bread to parish food pantries and other charitable organizations who feed those in need. No one should ever go to bed hungry. If you know someone struggling with food insecurity, please direct them to the appropriate agency for assistance. 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.

St. John, Mililani Holy Land Pilgrimage, Dec 1-11

Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 11, 2022

St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church presents A 50th Jubilee Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: YOU are Chosen. Come and See! The pilgrimage to the Holy Land will last 11 days and 9 nights.

Learn more or register today at https://bit.ly/3CnlBuc.

Flyer available HERE.

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.

Saint of the Week

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Memorial - July 14

Kateri (Iroquois for “Catherine”) Tekakwitha lived a short life of twenty-four years, the same age attained by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux when she died. Kateri’s father was a pagan Mohawk Chief and her mother a Christian Algonquin. The Mohawk people were the easternmost tribe of the larger Iroquois Confederacy. Her younger brother and both of her parents died in a smallpox epidemic which damaged young Kateri’s vision and scarred her face. She was taken in by an aunt and an uncle, the Chief of the Turtle Clan, and grew up in their longhouse. Over time she became expert in the domestic arts typical of the women of her tribe—fashioning animal skins into belts and clothes, weaving, cooking, etc… Kateri was shy, perhaps due to her impaired vision and damaged skin. But she listened carefully. Very carefully. Jesuit missionaries visited her relative’s home and taught them about Jesus Christ and the Catholic religion. 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


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


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Molokai, Aug 12-14

Mass for the Anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Aug 16

Hawaii State Admissions Day Holiday, Aug 19

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 20

Second Collection for Catholic Charities Hawaii, Aug 20-21


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