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April 26, 2022 - Second Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Second Week of Easter (V17)
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Bishop's Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter

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[St. Augustine Church, Waikiki (Confirmation & First Communion); Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Confirmation & First Communion); St. Roch Church, Kahuku (Confirmation & First Communion)]

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a hero we remember with a national holiday because of his heroic work to bring racial justice to our country. Presidents’ Day honors President Abraham Lincoln, who was most noted for ending slavery in our country. We have two saints in Hawaii, St. Damien and St. Marianne, because we admire their great faith in laying down their lives to care for those who were sick and abandoned by society. There are, of course, many other saints we admire and strive to imitate because of the many heroic virtues they lived. But we are gathered here today to remember the greatest of all holy heroes, our Lord Jesus Christ. In many ways, these other saints and famous people of history were inspired by him and his self-sacrificing love. But he is very different from all the other good people we admire, whether they are people famous in history or people close to us who are only known to those who are their families and friends. Jesus is not just someone who lived in the past, who taught inspiring things and who lived an exemplary life we should all try to imitate. Yes, he was this, but unlike the others, he died and rose from the dead, and so is still alive and is active among us to this very day. Read more...

Dutton’s Sainthood Cause Moves to ‘Diocesan Inquiry’ Phase

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

It’s another small, but significant, hop forward on the long path to sainthood for Kalaupapa’s Servant of God Joseph Dutton. On March 30, Bishop Larry Silva of the Diocese of Honolulu announced that preliminary steps are now done and the first session of the “diocesan inquiry” into Dutton’s beatification and canonization cause will start.

Bishop Silva will hold a short ceremony to mark that step, during a May 10 Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu on the memorial of St. Damien de Veuster. St. Damien preceded St. Marianne Cope and Dutton in service on the Kalaupapa peninsula, where Hawaii Hansen’s disease patients were isolated for fear of the spread of what was once known as leprosy.

Dutton’s cause first began in the diocese back in 2015 with the formation of the Brother Joseph Dutton Guild. A canonization advocate or postulator was then appointed. In May 2021, Bishop Silva issued an edict saying there had been an official request to open Dutton’s cause and asked for anyone to submit “pertinent information” about Dutton to the diocese. In November 2021, the U.S. bishops agreed that Dutton’s sainthood cause should be advanced by the Diocese of Honolulu. Read more...

Sharing the Gifts of Easter Joy to Our Global Family

From the Office for Social Ministry

As we count our Easter Blessings, we want to send a BIG MAHALO to all who participated in the Lenten CRS Rice Bowl 2022 fundraising campaign. Every dollar helps change lives for our brothers and sisters in need.  For example, a $50 donation helps buy seeds to help farmers grow healthy crops; $80 can help pay for a lamb to provide milk for an entire family; and $170 helps provide fruit trees that produce food and income.

Reminder--if you have yet to submit your Rice Bowls, it’s not too late! Please turn in any collections of cash or checks directly to your parish as soon as possible so that we can include your generous alms in our Diocese record. Keep in mind that 25% of all the funds collected for Rice Bowl 2022 are returned to our Diocese to support local Rice Bowl projects in Hawaii. Read more...

Farewell to the Daughters of St. Paul

From the Office of the Bishop

On April 19, it was publicly announced that the Daughters of St. Paul are reorganizing their ministries in the United States, and unfortunately, they will be leaving Hawaii. For almost 48 years they have run the Pauline Books and Media Store on Bishop Street, across the street from the Cathedral, selling a large assortment of books, rituals, cards, and religious gifts. More than that, they have been a great presence in their religious witness to Jesus. We will miss them very much.

All are invited to a Farewell Mass and Reception for the Daughters of St. Paul on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School Street, Honolulu.

Second Collection for the Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund, May 7-8

Saturday, May 7 - Sunday, May 8, 2022

Our retired priests dedicated themselves over many years to the service of God’s people, and we are grateful for the service they have rendered to our community. Your donations supplement the diocesan pension fund, covering the costs of sustenance, housing, medical and dental insurance, and other needs as our retired priests move into their elder years. They were there for us. Let’s be there for them now.

Please give generously on May 7 & 8 or donate online today at www.catholichawaii.org/dprf.

Flyer available HERE.

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education

Parent Information Nights on May 5, May 19, and June 1

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE)
Let us uphold the profound dignity of the body, especially the body of our keiki! Our design speaks “gift” but the world tells us to exploit the utility of the body. 

If you desire your children to receive a sexual education that aligns with the original design of the Creator and St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” then we invite their participation in SRAE where we will: proclaim the truth of masculinity, the beauty hidden in femininity, and the goodness of reserving the sexual union within marriage. 

Parent information sessions include ways to be intentional with your children, dialogue with them to set boundaries and protect their sexual integrity.

Empower your ‘ohana! Register at https://hamauiloko.org/.

Flyer available HERE.

Diocesan Baccalaureate, May 12

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

All 2022 graduates from middle school, high school, colleges and universities, and their family and friends are invited to attend the Diocesan Baccalaureate with Bishop Larry Silva.

RSVP at https://forms.gle/Uy5oFgCubLvEqQBH9

Flyer available HERE.

Theology of the Body Couples Retreat, May 21

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Holy Family Ohana Center, Honolulu

It is precisely when our cup is empty, that we need to go to the Font...

Couples are welcome to join this mini-retreat exploring the tools of laughing at our chaos and allowing the stirrings of the heart to draw us to union. Register at https://hamauiloko.org/.

Flyer available HERE.

Patriotic Rosary, May 30

Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church, Punahou

Join the Catholic Committee on Scouting in praying the Rosary this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Honolulu. Everyone is invited!  RSVP not required but will help us in planning: https://forms.gle/JGJUEZFwcDcK4kfp6

For more information, visit our website: www.catholichawaii.org/catholicscouting/rosary.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. Thomas Muthoottil, who passed away April 18, 2022 in India at the age of 69. He is the brother of Father Chacko Muthoottil, MF, the Pastor of St. Rita Church, Haiku, Maui. May he rest in the peace of the risen Christ!

The Funeral Mass for Rev. Michael Sawyer, OSB who pass away on April 17, 2022 has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu.

Saint of the Week

 Saint Catherine of Siena
1347 – 1380
Solemnity - April 29

Today’s saint was a Third Order Dominican, a mystic, a contemplative, and an ascetic who used secretaries to compose her letters, because she could not read or write until the last few years of her life. Yet for all of her interior distance from the world and its concerns, Saint Catherine of Siena threw herself at the feet of the Pope, then reigning in Avignon, and begged him to return to Rome. The “Babylonian Captivity” of the papacy in Avignon had gone on for almost seven decades and caused grave scandal. The move to Avignon was not due to an irreversible cultural shift such as a Muslim conquest or a decimating plague. The popes did not abandon Rome because it was a carcass. The transfer of the papal court to Avignon, a city within the Papal States, was the result of politics. Read more...

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First Inquiry for the Cause of Joseph Dutton

From Bishop Larry Silva

I am happy to announce that, with the completion of preliminary steps, we are now going to proceed with the First Session of the Diocesan Inquiry for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Servant of God, Joseph Dutton, Layman.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, I will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the Memorial of St. Damien DeVeuster. At the end of the Mass, there will be a short ceremony to formally open the Diocesan Inquiry Phase of the cause of Servant of God Joseph Dutton. The members of the Joseph Dutton Guild will be present, and the officials who will play various roles in the investigation of the cause will take their oaths of office.

It should be noted that beatification and canonization in the Catholic Church is a rigorous process, and there is no guarantee that the process will finally result in Joseph Dutton’s beatification or canonization. Nevertheless, many of the faithful in the Diocese of Honolulu and in other parts of the world have spoken favorably and are hopeful that Joseph Dutton’s holiness of life will be deemed by the Church to be worthy of public veneration and imitation. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide this process to its completion according to the will of God and for the good of his holy Church.

See the PDF of the First Inquiry for the Cause of Joseph Dutton HERE.

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

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


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


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


"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Apr 29


Second Collection - Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Fund, May 7-8

Mass for the Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

Diocesan Baccalaureate with Bishop Silva, May 12

Afternoon Snack with Bishop Silva, May 13

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Big Island, May 13-15

Annual Priests' Retreat, May 16-20

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Dario Rinaldi, May 20

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, May 27

Second Collection - Catholic Communication Campaign, May 28-29

Memorial Day Holiday, May 30


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