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October 11, 2022 - Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time (V41)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[Holy Rosary Church, Paia]

It would be wrong to presume that the nine people with leprosy who did not return to Jesus after their healing were ungrateful.  They probably were so anxious to go back to their homes, from which they had to be separated, that reunion with family and friends was their highest priority.  I cannot imagine that they did not excitedly tell their loved ones about Jesus and how he had healed them.  It would also be wrong to presume that because Jesus criticized them for not returning to give thanks that Jesus therefore re-inflicted them.  He still loved them, and he still wanted them to enjoy the gift of good health and reintegration into society.  Read more...

The Woman Who Made the Canonization Happen

Sister Mary Laurence Hanley listens as Pope John Paul II and Richard Marks talk in St. Peter’s Square in 1983 when Hanley and Marks were part of a contingent from Hawaii that also met with the pope in the anteroom of his private chapel in the Vatican to acquaint him with the Cause of Mother Marianne. (Hawaii Catholic Herald file photo)

By Valerie Monson
Special to the Hawaii Catholic Herald

When Blessed Marianne Cope was canonized 10 years ago in Rome, there was one empty space in St. Peter’s Square. One empty space among the hundreds of pilgrims who traveled from Hawaii and Syracuse, N.Y., to herald the naming of a second saint from Kalaupapa.

The missing person was Sister Mary Laurence Hanley, whose name many of you have never heard, but one you should remember. If it hadn’t been for Sister Mary Laurence and her years of faith, perseverance and exhausting research, there would probably be no Saint Marianne. Mother Marianne Cope certainly lived the eholy life of caring for people in Hawaii who had leprosy, but she needed a tireless champion to chronicle her virtues long after her death and convince the Vatican that she deserved the title “Saint.” Read more...

Healing Hunger in Hawaii - Part Two

From the Office for Social Ministry

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.

And although many people are returning to work after the pandemic, food banks on all islands are still overwhelmed with high demand and food supply shortages due to inflation and the rising cost of food.  Read more...

Celebrating the Eucharist: A Family Concert, Oct 14

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Composer and musician John Burland will take you and your family on a delightful musical journey of song, movement, prayer, and story in celebration of the gift of the Sacrament of Eucharist - "the source and summit of the Christian life."

This concert is free of charge. Donations accepted. Event will be livestreamed. Please let us know you're coming by registering at www.catholichawaii.org/jbconcert. You may also reserve a bento ($10 per person, payable on site.)

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for Medical and Healthcare Professionals, Oct 18

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

The Mass for Medical and Healthcare Professionals is a special celebration for physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and their family and friends. The mass will be presided by Very Rev. Msgr. Gary Secor, Vicar General.

To RSVP, please email PMAHinfo@gmail.com. Bentos will be provided after the Mass.

Flyer available HERE.

Catholic Men's Fellowship Breakfast, Oct 22

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
The EPIC House, Kaneohe

Join the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawaii for breakfast followed by a talk by Malcolm Zara, the Executive Driector of EPIC Ministry. The cost for breakfast is $10. To attend, contact Ron Gochenouer at gochron@gmail.com or call (808) 206-4420.

Flyer available HERE.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of St. Marianne’s Canonization

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Ten years ago, on Oct. 21, under glorious blue skies, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Mother Marianne Cope of Molokai, at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. The Diocese of Honolulu will celebrate this anniversary with a Mass in the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa (712 North School Street, Honolulu) on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Bishop Larry Silva will preside. A free reception will follow. All are invited.

Registration for the Oct. 25 event through Eventbrite is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/422930234717

There will also be a Mass on the anniversary date itself, Friday, Oct. 21, at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

The bishop will also celebrate an anniversary Mass Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa, Molokai. (private)

Flyer available HERE.

42nd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, Oct 29

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Hawaii, Honolulu

Join the 42nd Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference "Jesus, Our Healer." The day will feature guest speakers Fr. Alfred Guerrero, Fr. Manny Hewe, Fr. Sebastian Soosai, and Msgr. Gary Secor.

For more information or to register for free, please visit https://www.hccrs.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.

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.

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 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.

Saint of the Week

Saint John XXIII, Pope
1881 – 1963
Memorial – October 11

Pope Saint John XXIII was born Angelo Roncalli into a large, humble, rural family in a mountainous region of Northern Italy. He entered the local minor seminary at the age of eleven and persevered in his philosophical and theological studies, both locally and in Rome, until his ordination in 1904. Angelo had the good fortune to know, serve, and study under a succession of well-educated, charitable, and holy pastors. Both his formal and informal Church-sponsored education created in him the winning combination of rustic common sense, broad historical vision, and cultural openness that would mark his entire life. His simple, but not simplistic, farm background, stellar education, profound life of prayer, and total immersion in the rich Catholic life and history of his native region formed and molded him into a great man. 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


Celebrating the Eucharist: A Family Concert, Oct 14

Holy Ghost Golf Tournament, Oct 15

Mass for 10th Anniv. of Canonization of St. Marianne, Oct 21

Catholic Men's Fellowship of Hawaii Breakfast, Oct 22

DMCC Webinar "November's Song", Oct 22

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 22-23

Mass for 10th Anniv. of Canonization of St. Marianne, Oct 25


Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov 2

"Hope Heal Renew" Catholic Catechetical Conference, Nov 3-5

2nd Collection for the Archdiocese for Military Services, Nov 5-6

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

National Catholic Youth Conference, Nov 10-12

Veterans Day Holiday, Nov 11

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Oahu, Nov 18-20

Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 24-25

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 28-Dec 2


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