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June 7, 2022 - Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time (V23)
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Bishop's Homily for Pentecost Sunday

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[St. Theresa Church, Kihei (Confirmation & First Holy Communion);
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku (Confirmation & First Holy Communion)]

If we go to a game, we expect more from the cheerleaders than (drolly) “Go team, go.” We expect them to be on fire, because then they fire up the fans, who fire up the players, and the players are more motivated to win the game.

Today you are being the same fire that fell upon the Blessed Mother and the disciples of Jesus that first Pentecost day we heard about. It was a fire that touched each one of them, but it really changed them. Before they had been locked away, afraid that what had happened to Jesus by being put to death on the cross could easily happen to them if they did not keep their mouths shut. But once they were fired up with the Holy Spirit, they went out boldly to proclaim that Jesus had risen from the dead and was still with them with his merciful healing love. They were so on fire that even when they were persecuted, nothing could put them back in that locked room. They went and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus everywhere and to everyone and in every language imaginable. Read more...

Aloha, Daughters: The Pauline Presence Will Be Missed

 (Photo courtesy of Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP)

By Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Since 1974, the Daughters of St. Paul have been ministering to the spiritual needs of Hawaii and the Pacific islands of Guam, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei, Nauru, Saipan, New Zealand and more from their base on Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu.

On June 16, the doors to the Honolulu Pauline Books and Media will shutter forever as the media nuns move on to other missions and newer ways of spreading the Gospel. A Mass of Thanksgiving for the sisters’ contribution to the Diocese of Honolulu was celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa of Honolulu.

What is it about the life, spirit and charism of these sisters that touched young and old, the faithful and unchurched, people from all walks of life, and drew them to discover or rediscover the Word of God made flesh and dwelt among us? Whether it was your one-stop religious goods store, a place to share your faith journey, or a spiritual oasis from the city’s hustle and bustle in the quiet Queen of the Isles chapel, the Pauline presence will be missed. Read more...

‘Ohana in Christ – Last Call

From the Office of Stewardship & Development

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to ‘Ohana in Christ appeal! The ‘Ohana in Christ appeal strengthens vital diocesan and parish ministries throughout the islands.

If you haven't given yet, please consider making your gift today to this year's appeal ending June 30th at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/ohana-in-christ/

Mahalo Nui Loa!

Mentoring New Leaders for Social Ministry, Part III

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From the Office for Social Ministry

As we journey together to develop and foster discipleship and spiritual growth in our Diocese, we continue our series of tips and suggestions from William E. Simon’s book: GREAT CATHOLIC PARISHES. Thriving parishes are typically characterized by individuals who are enthusiastic about deepening their faith, becoming closer to Jesus, and drawing others to Christ. Does this enthusiasm describe your parish?

According to Simon, “More pastors are realizing that discipleship isn’t a goal to achieve but rather a journey in faith.” He goes on to explain that parishes are made up of two distinct groups:

Group 1 - Those who do not show outward interest in spiritual growth opportunities.

Group 2 - Those who are interested in further developing their spirituality and already actively engaged in ministry.

Individuals in Group 1 need relevant, entry-level spiritual development opportunities while those in Group 2 need ongoing spiritual development opportunities which may look different from opportunities designed for newly engaged individuals in Group 1. Read more...

Free Education & Wellness Classes in June

Stay healthy this summer by keeping your mind and muscles in shape! St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii continues to offer free monthly virtual sessions to support family caregivers and kupuna.

Topics covered this month include:

  • Core Retirement Decisions
  • Concussion and Head Injuries
  • Kidney Health
  • Home Modification for Accessibility and Independent Living (designed especially for people living with Parkinson’s Disease)
  • and numerous senior-friendly exercise and stretch classes.

Train your body and mind to live healthy with St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii! For a complete JUNE schedule and links to register, click HERE.

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 19

Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Beginning at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the Mass for Feast of Corpus Christi with Bishop Larry Silva at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The Mass will be followed by the Eucharistic Procession to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu and finish with the Adoration and Benediction celebrated by Bishop Silva. Please bring your own water and sun protection for the approximate 1.5 mile march.

For more information please call the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests 2022, Jun 24

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

Join the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday, June 24 for the sanctification of all priests. We especially pray for Bishop Larry Silva and the priests in the diocese for continued strength, good health, and thanksgiving for all they do. The event will be live-streamed at 11:30 a.m. through these links: Honolulu Cathedral at https://honolulucathedral.org/live-stream/, or, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica.

Pray anytime or anywhere for the intentions. If you wish to participate in the rosary at the Cathedral, park at Kukui Plaza or at any nearby parking structures. The Cathedral only validates tickets for the weekend Masses. Mahalo for your kokua.

Watch the 2022 Global Rosary Relay video on YouTube HERE.

For questions, contact the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at (808) 536-7036, and ask for Joe Ramos or Paula Manz.

Flyer available HERE.

Office of Religious Education - Save the Dates

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Barnabas the Apostle
Early First Century – c. 62
Memorial - June 11

Today’s saint was an Apostle in the exact same sense in which St. Paul was an Apostle. Saint Barnabas was not one of the Twelve original followers of Christ nor a replacement for one of the Twelve, like Saint Matthias. But the term “The Twelve” quickly disappeared after the Gospel events, because “The Twelve” themselves propagated into dozens, hundreds, and then thousands of successor Apostles, known alternatively as Episcopoi or Prebyteroi: Overseers or Elders. Saint Barnabas is among that generation of Christian leaders whose name first surfaces immediately after the Resurrection. So although he was not in the circle of “The Twelve,” he stood in the next outer ring. 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


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


King Kamehameha Day (Observed), Jun 10

Mass for Maui Celebration of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Jun 10

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Jun 17

Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Jun 19

Juneteenth Holiday (Observed), Jun 20

Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests, Jun 24

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Hawaii, Jun 24-26

Second Collection - Holy Father (Peter’s Pence), Jun 25-26

Christian Leadership Institute Hawaii, Jun 26-Jul 1


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