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January 10, 2023

Tuesday within the First Week of Ordinary Time (V2)
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Bishop's Homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

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[Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Honokaa]

Today, throughout our diocese, we are asking all the parishes to begin a seven-week series of instructions on the Holy Eucharist. This is part of our participation in the National Eucharistic Revival initiated by the U.S. bishops, so that we can better appreciate the incredible gift of God-with-us, Emmanuel, that we receive in the Eucharist. It is the continuing real presence of Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, so that he can form a body for himself and continue his healing and saving work among us.

One of the greatest temptations of our faith is to think that the Gospels are only about the past, and that they recall events that took place long ago and far away. In fact, the Word of God is living and active, and what we hear in the Gospels is as much about the present as it is about the past. Read more...

Head of Catholic Charities Hawaii is the Guest Speaker at Red Mass

By the Hawaii Catholic Herald

The chief executive officer and president of Catholic Charities Hawaii, Robert “Rob” Van Tassell, will be the guest speaker at the annual diocesan Red Mass at 9 a.m., Jan. 17, in the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

The topic of his presentation is “75 years of hope that transforms, action that heals and charity that brings justice.”

He said he will address the “Maryknoll roots of Catholic Charities Hawaii” and how its “treasured past has led us to where we are today and where we are going.” Read more...

"Kalaupapa Month: A Time To Remember," Jan 14

Saturday, January 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

January is Kalaupapa Month! Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa invites everyone to save the date for their first webinar of 2023: "Kalaupapa Month: A Time To Remember" on Saturday, January 14, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Hawai`i Standard Time)

This webinar of historical and modern-day photographs will look at how January became designated annually as Kalaupapa Month. We will talk about the people connected to the significant dates that occurred during January throughout the history of Kalaupapa -- and discuss ways each of you can observe this time to remember the people and history of Kalaupapa. There is no charge.

Please contact info.kalaupapa@gmail.com if you would like to attend the webinar. We look forward to you joining us!

For more information, please visit: www.kalaupapaohana.org/webinars

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
January 14: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaikou, Hawaii
January 28: St. Theresa, Kihei, Maui
February 4: St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Oahu
March 11: St. Raphael, Kauai
March 25: St. Damien of Molokai, Molokai
April 29: Sacred Hearts, Lanai

Flyer available HERE.

Annual Red Mass, Jan 17

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

The Red Mass has been a tradition since 1955 for government officials and the community to gather at the beginning of the Legislative Session to pray together. Bishop Larry Silva will be the principal celebrant and this year will feature guest speaker Robert Van Tassel, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Hawaii, on “75 years of hope that transforms, action that heals and charity that brings justice.”

Tthe general public is welcome to attend the Red Mass.

The Red Mass will be livestreamed at https://honolulucathedral.org/live-stream/

Ecumenical Taize Service, Jan 18

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Newman Center-Holy Spirit Parish, Manoa

Join the Ecumenical Taize Service in observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for an hour of Sacred Music, Scripture, and Prayer. All are welcome! Free parking is available at the former St. Francis School (2707 Pamoa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822). For more information, please contact the Office of Worship at alguerrero@rcchawaii.org or (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for the Memorial of St. Marianne Cope, Jan 23

Monday, January 23, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

All are invited to the celebration of St. Marianne's feast day Mass on Monday, January 23, 2023.

A special presentation on Mother Marianne by the youth and young people of the Diocese of Honolulu will take place as a prelude to the Mass. A new meditation booklet of Mother Marianne will be give to those who come to the Mass. Dinner will follow the Mass in the parish hall.

RSVP by January 9, 2023 with the number coming to Sr. Marie Romano at (808) 397-7228. Priests, please RSVP to Fr. Alfred Guerrero.

World Youth Day in Portugal, Aug 2023

There is still time to sign-up for World Youth Day happening THIS SUMMER (2023) in Lisbon, Portugal. There are two options to choose from. Visit our website for more information: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/yam/wyd.

The last day to sign-up is January 31, 2023.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Epiphany of the Lord
Solemnity – January 8

All of God’s creation gives Him glory and praises Him by its very existence. Psalm 143 states, “Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all shining stars. Praise him, highest heavens, you waters above the heavens. Let them all praise the LORD’s name; for he commanded and they were created…” Though creation gives praise to God simply by existing and thus, revealing its Creator, today’s solemnity commemorates the one moment in time when God used a star to manifest His eternal glory. 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


Catechist Retreat - Hawaii Island, Jan 14

Kalaupapa Month "A Time To Remember" Webinar, Jan 14

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, Jan 16

Annual Red Mass, Jan 17

Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan 18

Mass for the March for Life, Jan 19

The March for Life, Jan 20

Mass for the Memorial of St. Marianne Cope, Jan 23

Ordination to Priesthood of Michael Kamauoha, SS.CC., Jan 24

Catechist Retreat - Maui, Jan 28

Breakfast with Bishop at St. John Vianney, Kailua, Jan 29


Mass for the Annual Conference of Catholic Educators, Feb 3

Catechist Retreat - Oahu, Feb 4

Mass for World Day for Consecrated Life, Feb 4

Presidents' Day Holiday, Feb 20

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


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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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