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September 20, 2022 - Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time (V38)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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[Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu; Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Chapel]

I can see the media spin on it now! “Jesus says swindling your employer is acceptable, as long as there is some benefit in it for you! A new teaching contradicting the prophet Amos and others!” If such a thing ever happened, it would be taking Jesus’ words out of context. It would be easy to conclude that, since Jesus is speaking positively about this steward, he finds what he did perfectly acceptable. In fact, Jesus was commending the dishonest steward not for his dishonesty, but for his creativity. Even Jesus gave the devil his due, and recognized that “the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.”

Last week we remembered the horrible and tragic events of September 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed planes into buildings to do the greatest amount of damage possible. While we condemn such an inhumane and terrible act, no one can say that those terrorists were not very clever in their plan and its execution. We might even imagine Jesus using this very example and exhorting his followers, not to be terrorists, but to carefully plan and execute the task he gives us, of proclaiming the Gospel to all. Read more...

‘Ohana in Christ Appeal to Launch Year Two in October

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Launched last October in the middle of a pandemic, the new diocesan fundraiser, ‘Ohana in Christ, earned nearly $1 million in its inaugural year, thanks to the big hearts of Hawaii Catholics.

“I am very thankful for your generous response,” writes Bishop Larry Silva in his letter kicking off year two of the appeal.

‘Ohana in Christ will begin its second year in parishes the first weekend of October, Oct. 1-2.

Mass-goers will see colorful posters with bold red on yellow lettering and pictures of parishioners. They will receive the bishop’s letter with a “gift slip” and envelope to take home and mail. Read more...

Give to the ‘Ohana in Christ Appeal Today!

Give to the ʻOhana In Christ 2022/2023 Annual Appeal for the Catholic Church in Hawaii today at https://www.catholichawaii.org/12075.

Flyer available HERE.

Build a Better Future Together as One ‘Ohana

From the Office for Social Ministry

“We are called to renew our commitment to building a future that conforms ever more fully to God’s plan of a world in which everyone can live in peace and dignity … If we want to cooperate with our heavenly Father in building the future, let us do so together with our brothers and sisters who are migrants and refugees.” ~ Pope Francis' Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022

For more than a hundred years, the Catholic Church has been celebrating World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) in solidarity with our vulnerable brothers and sisters on the move. While many face multiple conflicts around the world today, Pope Francis offers a message of hope during this year’s WDMR on Sunday, September 25, 2022 titled “Building the future with migrants and refugees.”

Our Holy Father believes that God’s plan to build a Kingdom of justice and peace takes all of us working together with migrants, refugees, displaced persons, including victims of trafficking. “The Kingdom of God is to be built with them, for without them it would not be the Kingdom that God wants.” Read more...

Priesthood Sunday, Sep 25

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. This nationwide event is coordinated and sponsored by the US Council of Serra International.

Learn more about celebrating Priesthood Sunday with this flyer HERE.

Stewardship Day 2022, Oct 1

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

This year’s diocesan Stewardship Day will feature presentations on parish communications, tithing, building a parish columbarium, and a bishop’s stewardship experience. Registration is free, simply email mclark@rcchawaii.org - or call 808-203-6723 - by September 20, 2022.

New this year, the Office of Stewardship & Development is combing Stewardship Day with the annual special Bishop’s Mass and reception for ‘Ohana in Christ donor society members as a “coming together” of stewardship and development. Mass begins at 11:30 AM. Afterwards, the video for the 2022/2023 Ohana in Christ appeal will be viewed. The reception will follow in the auditorium/cafeteria.

Flyer available HERE.

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

Monday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A new movie about Mother Teresa will premiere on over 800 theater screens across the country for TWO NIGHTS ONLY on October 3rd and 4th. Locally the movie will be featured at Kapolei Commons and the Dole Cannery Theaters in Honolulu.

To learn more about the movie or to purchase tickets, please visit

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.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar "November's Song", Oct 22

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Hawaii's Saints inspiring the artistic journey webinar series hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference "November's Song" - from the script to the stage, remembering the journey! Director Deacon Modesto Cordero and actor Eva Andrade walk us through the journey of bringing to life Sr. Marianne Cope, OSF to the stage. The fun, struggles, and inspiration that motivate our actors and crew to gain a greater admiration and love for our Hawaiian Saint!

Pre-register for this complimentary webinar at www.dmcchawaii.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.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Librada Magdael Palmani, mother of Pinky Mendoza, wife of Deacon Raffy Mendoza. Mrs. Palmani  passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. May she rest in peace!

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Mely Jacob Akau, who passed away September 15, 2022 on the Island of Hawaii.  She is the mother of seminarian John Akau and of Anthony Akau, who is a postulant at the Benedictine Monastery in Waialua. May she rest in peace!

Saint of the Week

Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions
Nineteenth Century
Memorial – September 20

Catholicism was not originally brought to the isolated Korean Peninsula by celibate missionaries who trekked over its remote borders or who landed on its far shores from the outside. Instead, native Korean intellectuals had heard interesting ideas and had read intriguing books imported from nearby China about a new faith. These diplomats, professors and poets went in search of the Church. They crossed their own borders to speak with Jesuit priests in Beijing. The Koreans dialogued with the Jesuits, read their works, witnessed the celebration of the sacraments, and saw the Chinese Church in action. One of these Korean scholars, a man named Yi-Sung-hun, was baptized as Peter in Beijing in 1784 by a French missionary. 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


`Ohana in Christ Diocesan Appeal, Oct 1-2

Stewardship Day and ‘Ohana in Christ Donor Reception, Oct 1

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


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