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November 29, 2022 - First Week of Advent

Tuesday within the First Week of Advent (V48)
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Holy Days of Obligation

Please note that in the Diocese of Honolulu, in addition to all Sundays of the year, there are only two Holy Days of Obligation on which the faithful are obliged to attend Mass: December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and December 25, Christmas (which falls on a Sunday this year).  Be sure to check your parish’s Mass schedule for these special days of our faith.

Cause for Joseph Dutton’s Beatification Progressing

Msgr. Robert Sarno, bishop’s delegate for the cause of Joseph Dutton. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

The cause for the beatification and canonization of American layman Joseph Dutton is gaining traction, judging from the enthusiastic reception at its first major fundraising event, a gala luncheon and silent auction Nov. 9 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.

About 500 people attended the midday event, including officials for the cause and Hansen’s disease patients from Kalaupapa where Dutton served the final 44 years of his life, working alongside St. Damien de Veuster and St. Marianne Cope.

The cause for the canonization of Dutton, who has been given the designation “Servant of God,” is making good progress, one of the key participants in the process told the attendees.

Msgr. Robert Sarno, retired official for the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints who had helped the cause of St. Marianne and whom Bishop Larry Silva appointed as his delegate for Dutton’s canonization process, gave the update. Read more...

December Classes for Caregivers

From the Office for Social Ministry

If you are a caregiver, you often put the needs of others before your own. But this holiday season, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii wants to make sure to take care of YOU, too! Every family member needs time and space to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. That’s why St. Francis offers a variety of classes to support the whole family through wellness and advocacy classes. Best of all, they’re FREE!

During the month of December, you can choose to participate in any of the following fitness classes:

  • Tripudio (Movement) for lymphatic drainage
  • Zumba, BIG MOVES exercise for activating muscles
  • Body and Brain Yoga Tai Chi for managing stress, health and finding peace in your day
  • Empower You with Parkinson-specific exercises

Advocacy talks from local experts are also available this month:

  • The Basics of Advocacy on December 9, 2022
  • Medical Decision Making, Power of Attorneys, Trusts and Wills on December 13, 2022
  • Truths and Myths of Long-Term Care Insurance on December 21, 2022


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.

"The Chosen" New Episodes Viewing, Dec 9

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
One Community Center
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church in Mililani to watch episodes 1 & 2 of The Chosen - Season Three.

Tickets are available at www.stjohnmililani.org.

Synopsis: What now? After Jesus completes a sermon that turns the world upside down, all 12 disciples (including newcomer Judas) are ready to follow him to the ends of the earth. But problems remain. Matthew wrestles with estrangement from his family. Andrew visits an imprisoned John the Baptist. Mary and the women must find a source of income. Simon and Eden face the costs of following Jesus. Most importantly, the disciples face their biggest challenge yet when Jesus sends them out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him.

Flyer available HERE.

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet "A White Christmas," Dec 30

Friday, December 30, 2022, 6-10 PM
Hawaii Okinawa Center Ballroom
94-587 Uke'e St.
Waipahu, HI 96797

Join us as we kick-off the 10 year anniversary of EPIC Ministry at this year's Christmas Banquet, "A White Christmas".

For more information, visit epicministry.net

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

St. Andrew the Apostle
First Century
Feast – November 30

Andrew was a fisherman from Bethsaida in Northern Israel. He lived on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, which is really a lake, where many of Jesus’ miracles took place. Jesus chose mostly fishermen and small farmers to be His disciples, perhaps because in these professions a man can plan, sweat, and calculate, and still, in the end, fail. Success is not appreciated unless failure is an option. Farmers and fishermen must depend on God’s providence for success. No amount of preparation can make the clouds open and the rains pour down, and no amount of careful planning will make the nets burst with fish. Farmers and fishermen are hard-working, careful, thoughtful, and yet entirely dependent on the weather and other factors outside of their control. They must work, pray and trust in God in equal measure. They must have the discipline of faith. These are the qualities that made Andrew and others such great disciples. 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

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. 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


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


Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 28-Dec 2


Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. John, Mililani, Dec 1-11

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

Mass for Immaculate Conception, Dec 8

2nd Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, Dec 10-11

Simbang Gabi Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach, Dec 16

Mass for the 90th Anniversary of Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 17

Misa de Gallo at Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 18

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Anthony, Wailuku, Dec 18

Misa de Gallo at St. Joseph, Makawao, Dec 19

Simbang Gabi Mass at Maria Lanakila, Lahaina, Dec 19

Misa de Gallo at St. Theresa, Kihei, Dec 20

Misa de Gallo at Sacred Hearts, Lanai City, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City, Dec 22

Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 23

Misa de Gallo at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 23

Simbang Gabi Mass at St. Philomena, Honolulu, Dec 23

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec 24

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Holiday (Observed), Dec 26

New Year's Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 30

EPIC Ministry Christmas Banquet "A White Christmas," Dec 30


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