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April 5, 2022 - Fifth Week of Lent

Tuesday within the Fifth Week of Lent (V14)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent


[Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo; St. Catherine Church, Kapaa (Confirmation & First Communion]

Maybe he drew a picture of a tower. Maybe he wrote a number, like 7,831. Maybe he drew a half-moon with a star over it. We really do not know what Jesus wrote on the ground when this scenario of the woman caught in adultery was presented to him. Perhaps they all thought he was just ignoring them and writing non-sense on the ground. But after he got up and said, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Then he bent down and started drawing and writing more. At that point, the oldest man looked down at the tower Jesus had drawn and suddenly realized it was a picture of the very tower where he had secretly beat up a debtor and left him there half-dead. The second man looked at the number 7,831 and with astonishment realized it was the exact amount of money he had stolen from his boss. The third one looked at the half-moon with the star over it and realized that was a decoration on the wall of the room where he had committed adultery himself. Jesus did not expose any of their sins, except to the ones who had sinned, and eventually they all slinked away. Then he forgave the woman who was left there with him – not because she did not sin, which she clearly did, but because he had come not to condemn but to give life. Read more...

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.

"Lent for Life" Week Six - Palm Sunday and Holy Week

From the Office for Social Ministry

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, one of the most significant moments of the Church year. During this week, we journey with Christ from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his final meal with his closest friends and ultimately to his death on the cross.

As we walk with Jesus through Holy Week, we call to mind the countless men, women and children who even today carry heavy crosses: crosses of hunger, of homelessness, of a lack of resources or security. Some of you may remember Thomas Awiapo’s visit to our diocese several years ago and his story of surviving hunger and starvation as an orphaned child in Ghana. To view his testimony and Lenten video on how life changing Rice Bowl has and continues to be, watch “What is Lent” at the CRS Website. Read more...

500 Years of Faith

Ten Hawaii priests, pose for a photo before the Mass celebrating the 500th anniversary Mass of Christianity in the Philippines at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

You could call it the second coming of the infant Jesus — the appearance 500 years ago of Santo Nino on the shores of Cebu island in the Philippines. The gift of the statue of the royally-attired Christ child from European explorers to the native islanders helped initiate the conversion to Christianity of an entire Asian nation.

And, it could be argued, the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines in 1521 was equally as influential for the Catholic Church in Hawaii as the arrival of the first Sacred Hearts missionaries from France nearly 200 years ago.

Three reasons come to mind. First, the arrival to Hawaii of Philippine immigrants, who were overwhelmingly Catholic, changed the face of the island church with their numbers, their traditions and their fervor. Second, their plantation faith fed a multitude of second-generation religious vocations. Third, the more recent flood of sisters and priests from the Philippines to staff our parishes, schools and institutions, has buttressed today’s island church, which might otherwise be in sorry shape. Read more...

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 22-24

Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2022

The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat will be held on April 22-24, 2022. (Arrival at 5:30pm on Friday/departure on Sunday at 5:00pm)

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats offer healing and support for anyone who has experienced emotional pain and suffering after abortion. Both women and men are welcomed to this private retreat where the mercy, love and compassion of Jesus Christ will be felt in an environment of safety and trust for healing to take place.

To register, contact Lisa Shorba at (808) 349-5071 or email: rvinhawaii@gmail.com.

A fee of $175/person (covers room, meals/refreshments and retreat materials). Need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited. Registrations are strictly confidential. For more information visit www.rachelsvineyard.com.

Flyer available HERE. Brochure available HERE.

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series

First Session begins Friday, April 29, 2022
at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Hawaii WWME presents Called to Intimacy a virtual enrichment series for all married couples.

Healthy relationships involve relating on multiple levels of intimacy, not just physical. In this monthly, 4-part enrichment, you will learn how nine levels of intimacy can benefit your relationship. Learn to engage in open, truthful communication, as well as work to understand your partner, to help establish closeness that will strengthen your love life.

All sessions are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. HST via Zoom.

  • Friday April 29, 2022 - Living our Call to Intimacy
  • Friday May 27, 2022 - The Foundation of Our Intimacy
  • Friday June 17, 2022 - Our Sacramental Intimacy
  • Friday July 29, 2022 - Our Intimacy Reward

Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcuypqDksEtDD1_PV0P9HuVRuB9ZNcd-v

Flyer available HERE.

2022 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experiences

Uncover the secrets to a lasting, supportive and transformational marriage. The Marriage Encounter Experience is a skill-building enrichment where together, you as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but to open to couples of all faiths.

2022 WWME Experiences

  • Hawaii Island: May 13-15
  • Maui: July 8-10
  • Molokai: August 12-14
  • Oahu: November 18-20

For more information or to apply go to hawaiiwwme.org or call (808) 839-0837.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. Awe Beeri, the father of Father Clement Beeri, Interim Administrator of St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi, Honolulu. Mr. Beeri died March 30, 2022 in Ghana. May he rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

 Saint Vincent Ferrer
c. 1350–1419
Solemnity - April 5

Saint Dominic de Guzman, a Spanish priest, founded the Order of Preachers in the early thirteenth century. He wanted to establish an Order of priests who were well educated in theology, adept at preaching the truths they lived, and who had more flexibility than a monastery-bound priest to travel and evangelize. Over a century later, today’s saint was born in Saint Dominic’s own country, joined the Dominican Order, and carried out in the most dynamic and complete way the essential vision of Saint Dominic. Saint Vincent Ferrer was well educated and a powerfully effective preacher. He travelled almost without cease throughout Western Europe, impacting the lives of untold thousands of people through his example of holiness, his supernatural gifts, and his preaching. Saint Vincent was the ideal Dominican. 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 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


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 Passion (Palm) Sunday, Apr 10

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Apr 14

Good Friday Holiday, Apr 15

Good Friday Morning Prayer, Apr 15

Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Apr 15

Holy Saturday Morning Prayer with Preparatory Rites, Apr 16

The Easter Vigil, Apr 16

Mass for Easter Sunday, Apr 17

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 22-24

Annual Jubilee Mass for Clergy and Religious, Apr 23


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