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November 16, 2021

Tuesday within the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time (V45)
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Pope Francis: Nurture Tomorrow’s Hope by Healing Today’s Pain

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Vatican News, November 14, 2021

In his homily for Sunday's World Day of the Poor Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis observed that the Gospel tells us of the bewildering signs before the Son of Man will come that help us intepret history where today's pain coexists with tomorrow's hope - from today's painful contradictions to the salvation that awaits us in encountering the Lord who comes to free us from all evil.
Today's pain

The Pope pointed how the poor are the most wounded and oppressed in history "marked by tribulation, violence, suffering and injustice", awaiting a liberation that "never seems to arrive". Today's World Day of the Poor calls us to focus in a special way on the "suffering of those most vulnerable", the Pope said, since they are often forced into this situation due to injustice and inequality, made worse by a "throwaway society" that ignores or abandons them. Read more...

Deacon Andres ‘Andy’ Calunod | 1940-2021

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

“Nothing is more fulfilling, in body and spirit, when you know why you were born,” said Andres “Andy” Calunod before he was ordained a deacon 14 years ago, choosing to serve the sick, dying and hurt as his primary ministry.

Having fulfilled his purpose well, Deacon Calunod died at his home in Honolulu on All Saints Day, Nov. 1. He was 81.

“He was a wonderful person, a happy, kind, loving person,” said Sister Patricia Schofield, a Sister of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who worked with Deacon Calunod at the St. Francis Healthcare Spiritual Care Department. “That beautiful, wonderful smile of his” could open doors, she said.

“He did quite a lot for us. If you needed him, he was there.” Sometimes that meant visiting homes or providing a Communion service when no priest was available for Mass. Read more...

Helping Others Help Themselves - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

From the Office for Social Ministry

Once again, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is asking for your help to fight poverty, which affects more than 38 million Americans. CCHD is a national initiative of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) dedicated to empowering others, while carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring glad tidings to the poor ...  liberty to captives ...  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18) CCHD funds community programs that help low-income people help themselves by participating in decisions that affect their lives, their families and community.

2021 is the 50th Anniversary of the CCHD National Collection. Unfortunately, issues of poverty throughout many communities have worsened in the past year due to job loss and domino effects stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting the work of CCHD this anniversary year is more important than ever before! Read more...

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar, Dec 11

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Join the webinar "The Servant of God Joseph Dutton, Layman!" to learn more about the story and life of Joseph Dutton as we know if today with panelists Patrick Boland, Ed Paz, and Fr. Jon Schmobrich. The webinar is hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference. Register at www.dmcchawaii.org/webinars/

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Monsignor Etuale Etuale who passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021, in Apia, Samoa. Monsignor Etuale was incardinated in the Diocese of Honolulu in November 1990 then incardinated in the Archdiocese of Apia, Samoa in March 2011. He was previously assigned to St. John the Baptist, Kalihi; Our Lady of the Mount, Kalihi and Sacred Heart, Pahoa. He was 72 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 15 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Apia, Samoa.

May he rest in the Lord’s peace.

Saint of the Week

Blessed Lucy of Narni
Feast Day – November 15

Lucia Brocadelli wanted to become a nun, but when she was 15, her family arranged her marriage to a count. After three years the marriage was not consummated, and her husband freed her. As a Dominican tertiary, she joined communities in Rome and Viterbo, where she received the stigmata, which church investigations found genuine. Meanwhile, the Duke of Ferrara, who wanted a mystic for his town, built Lucy a convent in Ferrara. The move was ill-fated. Lucy endured resentment from other nuns, the death of her patron and loss of the stigmata; she was replaced as superior and spent her last 40 years in obscurity. She was beatified in 1710.

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Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase

From: Bishop Larry Silva
To: The Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Honolulu

Peace be with you!

Pope Francis has announced a Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in October 2023 in Rome. In preparation for that Synod, he has asked every diocese in the world to conduct its own consultation process between October 17, 2021 and February 2022. I therefore invite all in our diocese to carefully read this Request for Input and to respond as requested. The documents issued by the Vatican describe a rather complex process, and anyone who wants to read them can do so at Documento Preparatorio della XVI Assemblea Generale Ordinaria del Sinodo dei Vescovi (vatican.va) and For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality (vatican.va). I have attempted to simplify the process to make it more effective in our diocese.

The Synod consultation process involves these steps:

1. Pray, using the Scripture readings provided.
2. Reflect on the readings, on the Synod questions, and most of all on the ONE KEY QUESTION being asked of everyone in our Diocese of Honolulu.
3. Have a discussion with ANY group on the ONE KEY QUESTION. (E.g. parish pastoral council, finance council, school board; Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Filipino Catholic Clubs; households; neighbors; a small group from your parish; a small group at your workplace; attendees at youth sports; youth groups; young adult groups; senior groups; etc.) The objective is to be as inclusive as possible.
4. Collate responses in a brief summary and submit them to https://bit.ly/SynodResponses.
5. Repeat this consultation process with other people or groups, especially with those who are not a part of our normal parish groups. Read more...

Read the "Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase" as a PDF

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 Good Counsel, Pearl City
Weekdays at 6:30 AM, Saturday at 7 AM on Facebook Live:
Sundays at 8:30 AM on YouTube
(Other special parish/school events may be posted at the above links.)

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

Sacred Heart, Punahou
Sundays at 11 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 10 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


Christ the King, Kahului
Sundays at 8 AM

Maria Lanakila, Lahaina
Sundays at 7 AM, 8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM
Mondays to Saturdays at 7 AM

Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula
Daily at 7 AM

St. Anthony, Wailuku
Sundays at 9:30 AM

St. Joseph, Makawao
Sundays at 9 AM

Resources to Prepare for Watching a Livestream Mass:

Previous Announcements


Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 25

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 25-26

Annual Priests Convocation, Nov 29 - Dec 3


Mass for Immaculate Conception, Dec 8

"The Servant of God Joseph Dutton, Layman!" Webinar, Dec 11

Misa de Gallo at St. Elizabeth, Aiea, Dec 16

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec. 17

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Roch, Kahuku, Dec. 17

Vigil Mass at St. Catherine, Kapaa, Dec 18

Misa de Gallo at Holy Cross, Kalaheo, Dec 19

Mass at Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Dec 19

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Roch, Kahuku, Dec 19

Misa de Gallo at St. Raphael, Koloa, Dec 20

Simbang Gabi Mass at Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Dec 20

Misa de Gallo at St. Theresa, Kekaha, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 22

Misa de Gallo at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu, Dec 23

Christmas Day Holiday (Observed), Dec 24

Misa de Gallo at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City, Dec 24

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Mass, Dec 25


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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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