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September 27, 2022 - Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time (V39)
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The Synodality Report

University students and others gather at the Newman Center at the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus Feb. 16, 2022, to discuss questions for the 2023 Synod. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

The diocese submits its findings from consultation sessions held in preparation for the 2023 Synod in Rome

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

In preparation for the October 2023 Synod of Bishops in Rome, Pope Francis asked every diocese in the world to conduct its own consultation process, the findings from which would be filtered back to the Vatican. Small groups in each diocese were to meet between October 2021 and February 2022, to discuss matters of concern.

But not simply “discuss.” Rather, to engage in a deeper encounter called “synodality,” the subject of the synod itself.

Each diocese was instructed to gather the written results of its synodal discussions, summarize them in 10 pages or less, and submit them to their national conference of bishops, to be pooled with other diocesan reports and sent off to Rome.

Bishop Larry Silva emailed his report to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Aug. 16. Read more...

Healing Hunger in Hawaii

From the Office for Social Ministry

Although Hunger Action Month is coming to a close this September, the hard work of healing hunger never ends! According the Hawaii Food Bank, nearly a quarter-million Hawaii residents are struggling to put food on the table, including isolated kupuna and more than 82,000 keiki.

That’s why organizations like Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in America, is urging everyone to continue their efforts to help heal hunger even after September ends. Whether it’s the first, middle or last week of the month, food is a necessity no matter what time of the year. Feeding those who are hungry is a moral imperative and essential to our Catholic Social Teaching. Read more...

Mass of the Holy Spirit 2022 and Keynote Speaker Available Online

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

For those who missed it, the video of this year's Mass of the Holy Spirit for Hawaii's Catholic Schools is available to view online. Also available to watch is Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dustyn Ragasa of Chaminade University sharing about The Confluence of Knowing: Medieval Wisdom for our Contemporary Prospect.

Click HERE for more information.

St. Ann, Waihe’e Family Faith Formation Kick-off Luncheon

From St. Ann Church, Waihe’e

St. Ann Waihe’e parish families enjoyed a Laulau Hawaiian plate feast together at their Family Faith Formation Kick-off luncheon on Sunday, September 11. The Kalo leaf that fed the families was planted during a youth stewardship retreat in May. Youth and their families learned how to harvest and clean the kalo leaves they planted in May and worked together to wrap the laulau days before they enjoyed it during the kick-off. The planting, harvesting, wrapping, and steaming were all made possible with a collaboration with the cultural non-profit group Ka Mana Loa ‘Ohana led by Joe Ponce and ‘ohana which promotes Hawaiian cultural practices with youth and keiki.

Rebuilt Parish Webinar Series, Sep 28

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. (HST)

You are invited to the Rebuilt Parish Webinar Series that is themed in four anchors: growing leaders, growing wider, growing deeper, and creating an exceptional weekend experience.

Rebuilt Parish is a Catholic movement aimed at impacting the minds and hearts of parish leaders so they can refocus on reaching the un-churched, creating a clear discipleship path, and rebuilding their parish culture.

The next webinar "Grow Deeper, Get Disciples" is this coming Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (noon, Eastern Time) that will be discussing growing deeper and creating a discipleship path.

If the time is not convenient for you, please register anyway and you will receive a replay automatically.

To register go to https://www.rebuiltparish.com/equip-sessions.

Upcoming Respect Life Events

From the Respect Life Office

Miscarriage Mass
Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu
Join this special naming and memorial mass for woman who have experienced a miscarriage to be presided by Bishop Larry Silva.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16, 2022
To attend the retreat, please contact Lisa Shorba at 808-349-5071 or RVinHawaii@gmail.com.

Prayer Request
Please pray for the newly formed Guam Chapter of Rachel’s Vineyard. They held their first retreat this past weekend on September 23–25, 2022.

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

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Oct 8

Saturday, October 8, 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.

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.

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.

"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.

Saint of the Week

Saint Vincent de Paul
1581- 1660
Memorial – September 27

Today’s saint was one of the brightest stars in the galaxy of saintly men and women who rejuvenated Catholicism in seventeenth century France. Saint Vincent de Paul established charitable societies that have endured to this day. He also founded male and female religious orders that still thrive in the twenty-first century. He was a trusted counselor to bishops, cardinals, and royalty. His ideas and vision reformed how seminarians and priests were trained so fundamentally that this vision became normative for the world-wide 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


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

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