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May 10, 2022 - Fourth Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Fourth Week of Easter (V19)
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Pope Francis: Hear and Follow the Lord, Our Good Shepherd

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By Thaddeus Jones
Vatican News, May 8, 2022

In his catechesis before leading the recitation of the Regina Coeli on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis recalled how today's liturgy speaks about the Lord who uses "the tender and beautiful image of the shepherd who stays with the sheep." The Lord's sheep "hear" his voice, they "know" him, and they "follow" him.

The three verbs - hear, know, follow - illustrate the key message in today's Gospel reading, said the Pope. The sheep "hear" the voice of the shepherd, showing how the initiative comes from the Lord and his grace who calls us to communion, the Pope explained, but this requires us to be available and open to this invitation and relationship. Today we can often be overhwelmed with work, families, and personal siutations the Pope acknowledged, but we must stop to listen, to hear the Word of the Father like a listening child, curious and with open hearts that allow us to be in communion with the Lord and our brothers and sisters. Read more...

Hawaii Benedictine Founder Dies at Age 97

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Benedictine Father Michael Sawyer, the leader of the group that in 1984 founded Hawaii’s only Benedictine monastery, died at Hale O Meleana in Honolulu on Easter morning April 17. He had just turned 97 and had been in religious life 74 years.

He belonged to the Benedictine Monastery of Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, in Waialua.

The present Benedictine prioress, Sister Celeste Cabral, called Father Sawyer “a man of great vision for his community and his life as a priest at our monastery.”

“He was a man’s man and when he spoke, you heard him with authority,” she said. He had a strong commitment to his vocation and durable devotion to the Blessed Mother. Read more...

Rent and Utility Relief

From the Office for Social Ministry

As we celebrate the feast of St. Damien this week, we also remember his legacy of supporting the most vulnerable through healthcare and housing. Even as society attempts to return to some sense of normalcy, many are still struggling with economic impacts of COVID-19. If you or someone you know is having trouble paying rent, utility bills or both due to the pandemic, please inform them that relief is still available! Hawaii has received a total of $200 million in Emergency Rental Assistance funds through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This program is being administered by each County and can be accessed accordingly:

OAHU - As of May 2022, the Rental and Utility Assistance Program on Oahu has increased the qualifying income limits to match the new Area Median Income (AMI) guidelines from the federal government.  For Rental & Utility Relief FAQ sheet that details eligibility requirements Pre-screening for all interested applicants in the City and County of Honolulu can be found on the One Oahu website. Read more...

St. John Paul II Catholic Radio Station

From the Office of the Bishop

There is a possibility of St. John Paul II Catholic Radio opening a station on Oahu in the near future, if the needed funds can be raised for its purchase, opening, and the first year of operations. Typically, the station would be self-supporting after the first year through advertisement sales and listener donations. If you are interested in helping fund the initiation of this Catholic radio station, or you know someone who is interested, please contact us at hicatholicradio@rcchawaii.org.

“Faith comes by hearing.” (Romans 10:17)

Diocesan Baccalaureate, May 12

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

All 2022 graduates from middle school, high school, colleges and universities, and their family and friends are invited to attend the Diocesan Baccalaureate with Bishop Larry Silva.

RSVP at https://forms.gle/Uy5oFgCubLvEqQBH9

Flyer available HERE.

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Information Nights

Parent Information Nights on May 19 and June 1

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE)
Let us uphold the profound dignity of the body, especially the body of our keiki! Our design speaks “gift” but the world tells us to exploit the utility of the body. 

If you desire your children to receive a sexual education that aligns with the original design of the Creator and St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” then we invite their participation in SRAE where we will: proclaim the truth of masculinity, the beauty hidden in femininity, and the goodness of reserving the sexual union within marriage. 

Parent information sessions include ways to be intentional with your children, dialogue with them to set boundaries and protect their sexual integrity.

Empower your ‘ohana! Register at https://hamauiloko.org/.

Flyer available HERE.

Moments with Mary, May 22

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu

Join the Moments with Mary retreat at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Honolulu. The retreat is open to interested singles ages 16-30. Call (808) 845-0065 to reserve your place.

Flyer available HERE.

Patriotic Rosary, May 30

Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church, Punahou

Join the Catholic Committee on Scouting in praying the Rosary this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Honolulu. Everyone is invited!  RSVP not required but will help us in planning: https://forms.gle/JGJUEZFwcDcK4kfp6

For more information, visit our website: www.catholichawaii.org/catholicscouting/rosary.

Flyer available HERE.

Christian Leadership Institute Hawaii, Jun 26-Jul 1

Sunday, June 26 – Friday, July 1, 2022
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) is back this summer! Leadership training is open to all high school youth in grades 10-12. Applications deadline extended to May 20, 2022. Packets and more information on the website: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/ym/cli-hi. Questions? Contact the OYYAM at oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

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 (New Date): June 24-26
  • 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.

Saint of the Week

 Saint Damien
Memorial - May 10

Young Jozef De Veuster (Damien was his religious name), growing up in a large family in rural Belgium, could never have imagined where and how his life would end. He was most likely going to follow the path of most other young men of his time and place—get married, have a family, go to Mass on Sunday, and take over the family farm. But an older brother was a priest, and two sisters were nuns, so a religious vocation was always a possibility. Damien eventually responded to the Lord’s call and his own impulse toward religious life and entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, just as his brother did before him. But just as his brother, Father Pamphile, was slated to leave for Hawaiʻi as a missionary, he had to abandon his voyage for health reasons. And thus a decision had to be made. A pivot point had arrived. Was Damien to replace his brother and go to Hawaiʻi or not? Leave family forever or stay home? Be a foreign missionary or stay among his own? Brother Damien walked the long plank upward and boarded the ship. He arrived in Honolulu in March 1864 and was ordained a priest in May. He would live his entire priestly life in Hawaiʻi. He never left the Hawaiʻian islands again. Read more...

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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.

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


Mass for the Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

Diocesan Baccalaureate with Bishop Silva, May 12

Afternoon Snack with Bishop Silva, May 13

Annual Priests' Retreat, May 16-20

Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Parent Info Night, May 19

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Dario Rinaldi, May 20

Theology of the Body Couples Retreat, May 21

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, May 27

Second Collection - Catholic Communication Campaign, May 28-29

Memorial Day Holiday, May 30

Patriotic Rosary for Memorial Day, May 30


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