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October 4, 2022 - Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Seventh Week of Ordinary Time (V40)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time


[St. Augustine by the Sea Church, Waikiki]

A stadium full of soccer fans went to enjoy themselves at a match in Indonesia this weekend. At the end of the game, rival fans started a riot, causing people to flee in a stampede, and at least 125 people are dead as a result. As I blessed our first parish columbarium yesterday at St. Ann Church in Kaneohe, I flashed back to when I was a priest in Oakland and had to go to the Catholic cemetery to comfort the workers who were shaken up by gun play between two rival gangs. Although no one was hurt physically on that occasion, three died that afternoon as the gangs took the matter to the streets once they returned home. I often have to shake my head as I watch Congress doing its work. I remember a time when Republicans and Democrats had different perspectives on issues, but would try to work together. Now it seems that they have demonized each other and get very little done. I am aware of tremendous rifts in families, parishes, and religious communities – places where one would presume a loving attitude. In the midst of all this, we might very well echo the lament of the prophet Habakkuk, “How long, O Lord? I cry for help, but you do not listen.” I cry out to you, ‘Violence!,’ but you do not intervene.” It is very easy to see all these situations – and more – and to lose hope. Read more...

Six Sacred Hearts Deacons to be Ordained Priests

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

An international slate of six deacons belonging to the U.S. Province of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts will be ordained priests over the next four months in five ceremonies from Tonga to Massachusetts, presided over by five bishops.

Father Lane Akiona, provincial superior of the U.S. province, said the ordinations bring him “thoughts of pure joy and gratefulness.”

“What a wonderful tribute as we prepare for our 200th anniversary of the Hawaiian mission in 2027. It will be a testament of our continued zeal for the mission of the church,” he said. Read more...

Healing Hunger in Hawaii - Part Two

From the Office for Social Ministry

According the Hawaii Food Bank, nearly a quarter-million Hawaii residents are struggling to put food on the table, including isolated kupuna and more than 82,000 keiki.

That’s why organizations like Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in America, is urging everyone to continue their efforts to help heal hunger even after September ends. Whether it’s the first, middle or last week of the month, food is a necessity no matter what time of the year. Feeding those who are hungry is a moral imperative and essential to our Catholic Social Teaching.

And although many people are returning to work after the pandemic, food banks on all islands are still overwhelmed with high demand and food supply shortages due to inflation and the rising cost of food. Read more...

Marianist Lecture with Fr. James Heft, Oct 9

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University
Livestream Available

Join the upcoming Marianist Lecture, "Empty Churches: Where have all the young people gone?" with Fr. James L. Heft, S.M.

A study by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies found that the Catholic population, like that of other faith communities, has been declining in the U.S. and the majority of millennials raised Catholic typically now report that they are unaffiliated. Fr. James Heft, SM will explore the social phenomena of the growing number of individuals who no longer affiliate with a religious tradition, the impact non-affiliation has on society and what the future will look like for faith communities like Catholicism.

RSVP HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Catholic Men's Fellowship Breakfast, Oct 22

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
The EPIC House, Kaneohe

Join the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawaii for breakfast followed by a talk by Malcolm Zara, the Executive Driector of EPIC Ministry. The cost for breakfast is $10. To attend, contact Ron Gochenouer at gochron@gmail.com or call (808) 206-4420.

Flyer available HERE.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of St. Marianne’s Canonization

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Ten years ago, on Oct. 21, under glorious blue skies, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Mother Marianne Cope of Molokai, at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. The Diocese of Honolulu will celebrate this anniversary with a Mass in the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa (712 North School Street, Honolulu) on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Bishop Larry Silva will preside. A free reception will follow. All are invited.

Registration for the Oct. 25 event through Eventbrite is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/422930234717

There will also be a Mass on the anniversary date itself, Friday, Oct. 21, at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

The bishop will also celebrate an anniversary Mass Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa, Molokai. (private)

Flyer available HERE.

"Hope Heal Renew" - A Virtual Catholic Catechetical Conference, Nov 3-5

November 3 - 5, 2022

The theme of this year's Hope, Heal, Renew Catholic Virtual Conference is Gratefully Rejoicing as the Body of Christ can be understood as emblematic of Christian discipleship: that the Risen Christ accompanies us, teaches us, nourishes us by His Real Presence in the Eucharist, and sends us – gratefully rejoicing – to be life for the world as He is for us.

Whether participating as an individual, household, or watch party, you will find a welcoming community of faith as we explore this theme through experiences of prayer, liturgy, and spiritual retreat; lively and interactive presentations; conversation and laughter during “meet ups” with fellow participants, conference planners and exhibitors; and so much more.

To view a complete list of speakers & scheduled events and
to register, go to: https://www.hopehealrenew.org/

Flyer available HERE.

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu

All are invited to attend this very important fundraising luncheon to support the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Joseph Dutton. It should be a fun and informative gathering to help the Joseph Dutton Guild in its work of preparing the cause for sainthood of Hawaii’s possible third saint.

A Zoom event will be set up for attendees to remotely view the speakers, music and to bid and view the results of the online auction.

To order tickets and to register for the live event and Zoom please visit josephdutton.org or email info@josephdutton.org

Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
via Zoom

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is hosting a Day of Recollection for young people of all ages. Learn more about the life and service of Mother Theodore Guerin and how she is a model for us on caring for the sick and the poor.

RSVP at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor. Questions? Email the DHCCS at dhccs.hi@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Marcelina Aguilar Hewe, the mother of Father Manuel Hewe, Pastor of the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu. Mrs. Hewe passed away on October 2, 2022 in the Philippines. She was 89 years old. May she rest in peace!

Saint of the Week

Saint Francis of Assisi
1182 – 1226
Memorial – October 4

Though originally baptized by his mother as Giovanni (John) in honor of Saint John the Baptist, today’s saint was renamed Francesco, or “Frenchy,” by his father Pietro de Bernardone after Pietro returned home from trading in France. Pietro loved France, and his son’s romantic, troubadour spirit likely flowed from that same cultural source. Francesco grew up in a middle-class home that engaged in the sale of fine cloth. Francis was a skilled merchant in the family business, but he enjoyed spending money more than earning it. He was a man about town, a leader among his friends, and well liked for his concern for others. He was also a failed knight. When he was twenty, Francis joined a civic-minded Assisi militia in a battle against a neighboring city. When the militia was routed, Francis was spared death and instead held for ransom due to his fine livery. He was held prisoner in a rank dungeon for a year before the ransom was paid. He returned to Assisi a more reflective man. 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


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


Diocesan Rosary Congress, Oct 1-7

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Oct 3-4

Marianist Lecture with Fr. James Heft, Oct 9

Celebrating the Eucharist: A Family Concert, Oct 14

Holy Ghost Golf Tournament, Oct 15

DMCC Webinar "November's Song", Oct 22

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 22-23


Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov 2

"Hope Heal Renew" Catholic Catechetical Conference, Nov 3-5

2nd Collection for the Archdiocese for Military Services, Nov 5-6

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

National Catholic Youth Conference, Nov 10-12

Veterans Day Holiday, Nov 11

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Oahu, Nov 18-20

Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 24-25

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 28-Dec 2


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Healing Hunger in Hawaii

Mass of the Holy Spirit and Keynote Speaker Available Online

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