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October 18, 2022 - Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist; Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist; Tuesday within the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time (V42)
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Pope at Angelus: Prayer is Medicine for Faith, Restoring the Soul


By Thaddeus Jones
Vatican News, October 16, 2022

Offering his reflections on the Sunday Gospel, Pope Francis recalled the question Jesus asked, which we can also ask ourselves today: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Lk 18:8)

He would find, unfortunately, many wars, poverty, and inequality, but also incredible technological advances with people always rushing and busy, said the Pope. But more importantly, he asked if the Lord would find people who put God at the centre of their lives.  Read more...

Bishop Blesses Hawaii’s First Parish Columbarium

Sacred Hearts Father Richard McNally, pastor of St. Ann Parish, Kaneohe, left, helps Bishop Larry Silva untie the maile lei at the blessing of the first Catholic parish columbarium in Hawaii, Oct. 1.
(Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

The parish cemetery is making a comeback in Hawaii. But instead of an overgrown plot of ancient headstones there is a polished, granite-faced collection of urn niches built into a church’s exterior wall.

Bishop Larry Silva blessed the diocese’s first such columbaria Oct. 1 at St. Ann Church in Kaneohe.

The blessing followed presentations at diocesan Stewardship Day at St. Ann Parish about the Hawaii’s new columbarium project by two of its administrators — Duane Pavao, Director of Cemeteries for the Diocese of Honolulu, and his boss, Jim Peterson, Director of Mission Services for Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS). (Columbaria is the plural of columbarium.)  Read more...

October is World Mental Health Month

From the Office for Social Ministry

"Make mental health for all a global priority" is the 2022 theme of World Mental Health month. This special worldwide effort is an opportunity for parishes to help mobilize support for individuals experiencing mental health issues plus promote and pray for the wellness for the whole community.

Mental Health America of Hawaii is providing a variety of virtual one-hour training sessions in the months of October and November, FREE OF CHARGE.  The sessions begin at 12 Noon and end at 1:00 PM.  

Mass for Medical and Healthcare Professionals, Oct 18

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

The Mass for Medical and Healthcare Professionals is a special celebration for physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and their family and friends. The mass will be presided by Very Rev. Msgr. Gary Secor, Vicar General.

To RSVP, please email PMAHinfo@gmail.com. Bentos will be provided after the Mass.

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.

42nd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oct 29

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Hawaii, Honolulu

Join the 42nd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference "Jesus, Our Healer." The day will feature guest speakers Fr. Alfred Guerrero, Fr. Manny Hewe, Fr. Sebastian Soosai, and Msgr. Gary Secor.

For more information or to register for free, please visit https://www.hccrs.org/.

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.

Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov 5

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
St. Ann, Kaneohe


Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week as a family this year!  Learn more about vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life (Brothers and Sisters) on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon at St. Ann Parish in Kaneohe. 

RSVP your attendance here: https://forms.gle/cGYomEphhdtP39688.

This event is hosted by the LARC Vocations Committee (larcvocations@rcchawaii.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

Father Louis “Harry” Yim

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Father Louis “Harry” Yim, a retired priest of the Diocese of Honolulu.  Father Yim passed away the afternoon of October 13, 2022, at Hale O Meleana, Honolulu, the care home where he had been residing for the past several months.  He was 93 years old.  Funeral services are pending.  May he rest in peace.

Father Patrick Freitas

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Father Patrick Freitas, a retired priest of the Diocese of Honolulu. Father Freitas passed away in the early morning of October 18, 2022, at 12:50 AM, at the care home in Waipahu, where he had been residing since 2019. He was 83 years old.  Funeral services are pending.  May he rest in peace.

Mrs. Alicia Raco

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Alicia Raco, wife of Caven Raco, our Diocesan Parish Construction Manager.  Alicia passed away peacefully the night of Monday, October 17, with family by her side.  Funeral services are pending.  May she rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Luke, Evangelist & Gospel Writer
First Century
Feast – October 18
Patron Saint of artists, physicians, and surgeons

Saint Luke was one of the four Evangelists but not one of the Twelve Apostles. Like Saint Mark, Luke was not among that select group who walked step by step alongside Jesus as he journeyed through Palestine. Luke was more likely a disciple of Saint Paul, who mentions a Luke who accompanies him on his missionary journeys. Little is known with certainty of Luke’s life. What is known is that he wrote the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles—over a quarter of the New Testament. The two volumes of Luke and Acts are foundational works for knowing Jesus Christ and the early Church.  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


Mass for 10th Anniv. of Canonization of St. Marianne, Oct 21

Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawaii Breakfast, Oct 22

DMCC Webinar "November's Song", Oct 22

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 22-23

Mass for 10th Anniv. of Canonization of St. Marianne, Oct 25


Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov 2

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

Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov 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


For our most recent news, visit www.catholichawaii.org.

The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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The Woman Who Made the Canonization Happen

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