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March 3, 2024 - Third Week of Lent

Tuesday within the Third Week of Lent (V10)
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Bishop's Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent

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[St. Patrick Church, Kaimuki; St. Ann Church, Kaneohe]

We all have deadlines. A student can study a little bit every day, but when she knows there is an important test looming, she may cram, spending extra time and energy to study just before the test. When we go on a trip, we may make many preparations, but it seems the most hectic time is the day we are actually leaving, and we realize there are so many things we have to do before we go. We try to take care of our health as a normal part of life, but when there is an injury or illness to deal with, we go into high gear to restore what has been lost. Read more...

Hope, Gratitude Endure

Sacred Hearts School students were all smiles last month as they participated in Field Day, part of Catholic Schools Week festivities. (Photo courtesy Sacred Hearts School)

By Jennifer Rector
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Half a year ago, disaster struck the island of Maui as fires spread through Lahaina and Kula, leaving a trail of destruction and killing at least 101 people. For many, the trauma still lingers, and clean-up efforts and survival remain at the forefront of residents’ minds.

The Maui vicariate, which comprises 10 parishes, has conducted 13 funerals for fire victims so far with more to follow.

The Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation’s Maui Disaster Relief program, which launched in October, received more than 1,700 applications for help and is still working through them. Read more...

CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Story of Hope: Week Two

(Photo by Oscar Leiva for CRS)

The second Lenten Rice Bowl Story of Hope this year is about the farming family of Sandra and Santos Amaya in El Salvador Central America. In Sandra and Santos Amaya’s home in Morazán, everyone helps with the chores. Early in the morning Sandra lights the firewood to cook, prepares coffee and sweeps the chicken coop. Oscar, her eldest son, helps make breakfast before walking nearly two hours to his high school. Nine-year-old Gamaliel grinds corn and, after having breakfast, goes to school accompanied by his father Santos and his little brother, Caleb. Santos is a farmer, but longer droughts and unpredictable rains have reduced his harvests and, therefore, his income. Seeking to earn extra money, Sandra began selling bread, tamales and empanadas. When she heard about a Catholic Relief Services project on raising chickens, Sandra didn’t hesitate to join. She learned about preparing food for chickens and that they eat better if they are in a pen. She also learned how to vaccinate and take care of them if they get sick. Read more...

Learn more about this CRS Story of Hope HERE.

Meatless Meals from Around the World - El Salvador

(Photo by Lauren Carroll for CRS)

Rellenos de Coliflor—or cauliflower fritters in tomato sauce—is a traditional dish from El Salvador. It is a vegetarian dish where cauliflower is battered and fried until golden and crispy, then served with tomato sauce.

See the full recipe at https://www.crsricebowl.org/recipe/rellenos-de-coliflor

Santa Clara University Alumni Chapter Service Day

(Dmytro Zinkevych / Shutterstock.com)

The Santa Clara University Alumni Chapter in Hawaii are planning a service day for Saturday, April 13th or the weekend of May 4-5 and are looking to help any Oahu church or school that is in need of service.

If your parish or school is interested, please contact Katey Dallosto at Katey@CoachKatey.com or (925) 989-1332.

Hawaii Catholic Schools 11th Annual Choral Festival, Mar 7

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Maryknoll School Gym, Honolulu

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools Office

This Thursday a number of our Hawaii Catholic Schools will gather in the Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium in the Maryknoll Community Center to participate in the 11th Annual Choral Festival themed “And Mary Said...Do Whatever He Tells You”. For the past 11 years, many of our schools gather every March to commemorate “Music In Our Schools” month. This exuberant celebration displaying our students’ talents honors Our Heavenly Father for all the time, talent, and treasure that He has provided. For those who are unable to attend, the choral festival will be posted online via live-stream on YouTube. You can view the festival HERE. An edited video of the complete festival will be posted on our YouTube Channel soon.

The Hawaii Catholic Schools office would like to specially thank all the schools, choir directors, choir performers, Maryknoll School, and LSI AV Services for your help and participation in making this event a success.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, Mar 8

March 8, 2024 at 4:30 -7:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Kailua

Knights of Columbus Council 6307 is having a fish fry to raise money for students of St. Anthony and St. John Vianney Schools who are in financial need, and for Ho’ola Na Pua, a local organization that is committed to the renewal of girls trafficked in the sex trade, through health, education, advocacy, and reintegration.

Enjoy the “Best Fish Fry Ever” and make some new friends while supporting two great causes.

You can eat in the Parish Hall between 5:00 & 7:30 PM or pick up your meals at the drive thru between 4:30 and 6:30 PM and eat at home.

Purchasing Tickets:

• Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door
• URL: https://buytickets.at/kofccouncil6307/1103927

Flyer available HERE.

Catholic Sisters Week, Mar 8-14

Catholic Sisters Week is celebrated every March 8 to 14 during Women’s History Month. Catholic Sisters Week began in 2015 to celebrate women religious. Our local religious Sisters serve the poor and immigrants, teach children, youth, young adults, and adults, fight injustice, pray with the sick and dying, share spirituality, empower women, promote peace, mālama i ka ‘āina, offer hope, and much more! This Catholic Sisters Week we invite you to celebrate these women religious. Send them a card in the mail, call them, email them, and spend quality time with them. If you’d like our woman religious to speak at your parish or school, email larcvocations@rcchawaii.org. Let us also remember to pray for them as they continue to witness to God’s great love for us!

Flyer available HERE.

Flame of Love in Hawaii, Mar 17-18

Sunday, March 17 - Monday, March 18, 2024

Join the Flame of Love in Hawaii with keynote speaker John Sullivan III. Five different talks will be available. There is no charge but a love offering is appreciated.

March 17
4:00 p.m. at St. Pius X, Manoa
6:30 p.m. at St. Pius X, Manoa

March 18
10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X, Manoa
1:30 p.m. at St. Pius X, Manoa
7:00 p.m. at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

For more information please email dolaso@rcchawaii.org or visit

Flyer available HERE.

’Ohana Mass, Mar 23

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

From the Office for Social Ministry

At Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners established their Ministry for Persons with Disabilities by welcoming persons with varying gifts and abilities to celebrate the “’Ohana Mass.” Ushers who are members of the Knights of Columbus offer a warm welcome and escort them to the designated pews where they were able to better participate in the Eucharist. After Mass, the community continues fellowship together through a potluck supper where all joyfully serve each other with nourishing food and aloha. These “‘Ohana Masses” and potluck fellowship normally take place on the fourth Saturday each month, 5:30 PM at Mary, Star of the Sea where all are welcomed to celebrate and share their gifts as one ‘Ohana.

Live stream available at Mary, Star of the Sea's YouTube Channel.

For more information, please call the parish office at (808) 734-0396 or email rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

"November's Song" Fundraiser for the Joseph Dutton Guild, Apr 1-2

Monday, April 1 & Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
The Brad Powell Theater, Honolulu

Experience an inspiring evening! See "November’s Song" presented by The Actors’ Group, a fundraiser for The Joseph Dutton Guild. Limited seating. Suggested donation: $75 per ticket includes a charcuterie bento.

"November’s Song" is a monologue about the life of St. Marianne who will be played by Stephanie Conching who has directed and participated in numbers productions locally.

Your generous support will help with the beatification and canonization of Servant of God, Joseph Dutton, Layman, who devoted 44 years of his life to serving those with Hansen’s disease alongside Saint Damien and Saint Marianne.

Reserve your tickets online at https://www.josephdutton.org/events-new

Flyer available HERE.

Francesca LaRosa in Hawaii, Apr 2-3

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at St. Michael the Archangel, Kailua-Kona

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaiko

Francesca LaRosa, is a Catholic composer and singer-songwriter from Indianapolis. It is Francesca’s mission to help others grow in their faith by memorizing the sacred Word of God, as well as prayers and hymns, through music. Together with her husband David, she continues to compose USCCB and ICEL approved Psalms in multiple styles and languages every week, as well as create the best resources possible for music directors and cantors.

An Evening with Sarah Hart in Concert, Apr 12

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Sarah Hart is one of the leading figures in contemporary Catholic music today and has been a singer, songwriter, retreat author, and keynote speaker for over twenty years. A Grammy-nominated songwriter (“Better Than an Hallelujah” as well as many others), her songs have been recorded by numerous recording artists, and have appeared in TV, movies, commercials, and theater. Her writing is visible in hymnals across the globe. To learn more about Sarah visit www.sarahhart.com.

General Admission tickets: $35. Purchase tickets at www.stjohnmililani.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 3-14

Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 14, 2024
Mary, Star of Sea Early Learning Center, Honolulu

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious formation for children ages 3-12. The Level I course is the foundation course and prepares catechists to work with 3-6 year-old children. Level I course participants (Parts A and B) will receive certification from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Sessions held weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Optional materials making from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Printable Trifold Flyer available HERE. Register Online HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Ruth Moreno, the grandmother of Father William Tulua, pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Pahala / Sacred Heart Church, Naalehu. She passed away on February 9, 2024 in San Jose, California. She was 100 years old. May she rest in the peace of the risen Lord!

Funeral services are pending.

Saint of the Week

Saint Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
Saint Perpetua: c. 182–203
Saint Felicity: Unknown–203
Memorial – March 7

The first records of martyrdom in North Africa took place in 180 when twelve Christians were tried and put to death for their faith. After those first martyrs, the Christian faith in North Africa grew stronger and new converts became commonplace. In an attempt to slow the growth of Christianity, Roman Emperor Septimius Severus issued a decree forbidding subjects of the Roman Empire to convert. If they did, they were given the opportunity to renounce their faith and honor the Roman gods. If they refused, they were put to death. In 203, five catechumens preparing for baptism were arrested in the Roman city of Carthage (modern-day Tunisia). Among those catechumens were the two martyrs we honor today. 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:

Events and Previous Announcements


Chrism Mass for the Kauai Vicariate, Mar 5

Maui Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Mar 6

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, Mar 8

Maui Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Mar 13

Chrism Mass for the Maui-Lanai Vicariate, Mar 14

Maui Lenten Adoration, Benediction, and Reflection, Mar 20

Chrism Mass for the East and West Hawaii Vicariates, Mar 21

Mass for Passion (Palm) Sunday, Mar 24

Chrism Mass for Oahu-Molokai Vicariates, Mar 26

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Mar 28

Good Friday Holiday, Mar 29

Good Friday Morning Prayer, Mar 29

Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Mar 29

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer, Mar 30

The Easter Vigil, Mar 30

Mass for Easter Sunday, Mar 31


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