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July 26, 2022 - Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time (V30)
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Bishop's Homily for the Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Honolulu (Confirmation & First Communion)]

If you watch TV for a couple of hours, I bet you would see a particular commercial repeated several times during those two hours. Yes, companies do refresh their commercials from time to time, but for weeks or months, they will use the same one over and over again. I suppose they figure that if you are not sold on their product the first time, maybe you will be by the fifth. Their persistence must pay off, otherwise they would not pay to have the same ad repeated repeatedly!

So it is with prayer. God knows what we need before we ask him, but the very act of asking, sometimes over and over again, can deepen our own desire – and hopefully our gratitude once we receive the gift we are seeking. Of course, God can respond instantly to a prayer, but we must never have the notion that we just snap our fingers and God will jump. What he wants most of all is a relationship with us. Read more...

New Mililani Parish Playground Dedicated to Beloved Parishioner

Clockwise from left top, Kiddy’s playground in memory of Kristin “Kiddy” Gudbjorg Jonsdottir DeCoster; Bishop Larry Silva blesses the play structure assisted by seminarian Taylor Mitchell; the late Kristin “Kiddy” DeCoster. (Screengrabs from video by Jay Dunn)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

It must have been agony for the kids to have to wait for the adults to finish talking. But while the purple posts and bars and ladders and platforms of the shiny new playground at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church in Mililani beckoned enticingly, the main man in the playground still had important things to say.

“We all know that play is very important for children,” Bishop Larry Silva told the dozens of people assembled outside the afternoon of July 5 for the blessing of Kiddy’s Playground, dedicated to the children of St. John Preschool by the late Kristin “Kiddy” Gudbjorg Jonsdottir DeCoster.

“That is how they develop,” the bishop continued. “That’s how they learn to get along with one another. That is where they learn to use their muscles and become more coordinated. And, of course, play is important for all of us.” Read more...

August Classes for Caregivers

From the Office for Social Ministry

We give thanks for all caregivers, especially family members who offer daily services to their loved ones who are sick, frail or aging. Yet many times they often forget to care for their own health and wellness. St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii acknowledges this important need and continues to offer resource information and personal wellness to sustain caregivers during the long haul.

Most classes are taught virtually through Zoom. Thanks to generous donors, most of the sessions are free of charge!

For a complete AUGUST schedule and links to register, go to Free! August 2022 Virtual Caregiver Education and Wellness Classes. Cheers to your health and safety this summer!

Nominations for the Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Award Extended

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

Know an innovative teacher or administrator who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for the Ka Ho'oulu Hawaii Catholic Schools Innovation Award. The deadline has been extended to Friday, August 5, 2022.

The Ka Ho'oulu Innovation Awards were created in 2020 by the Chaminade Center for Strategy and Innovation, as a way to recognize outstanding educators from Catholic schools throughout the state. Award applicants submit projects that exemplify the Catholic worldview, support quality academics, integrate technology, demonstrate data-driven decision making, or promote operational vitality.

For more information visit: https://catholicschoolshawaii.org/ka-hooulu-innovation-award-2022/

Flyer available HERE.

Learn More About World Youth Day, Jul 26

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Interested in learning more about the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Lisbon, Portugal next summer? There will be an Information Session on Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Register for using the QR code to receive the link, or email oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 27

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Save the date for the upcoming Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference Prepare My Hands for Battle featuring guest speaker Jesse Romero. There will also be other opportunities to see Jesse Romero from August 23-25, 2022. These events are sponsored by the Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference.

Cost: $30 (includes lunch and snacks). Register for the conference on Eventbrite HERE.

How to Overcome Depression Catholic Style
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Church, Pauoa

The Power of Prayer
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Michael Church, Waialua

The Benefits of Prayer and Church Attendance
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

Flyer available HERE.

Clergy Workshop "Come and Follow Me," Aug 25-27

Thursday, August 25 - Saturday, August 27
On Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai

All Priests and Deacons are welcome to join the Clergy workshop, “Come and Follow Me” with Speaker: Fr. Ralph O’Donnell, Former Director of USCCB Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

There are three workshops locations:

  • Honolulu, Oahu: Thursday, August 25, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Laulima Conference Room at St. Stephen Diocesan Center
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: Friday, August 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, St. Michael the Archangel Parish
  • Wailuku, Maui: Saturday, August 27, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, -St. Anthony of Padua Parish

Please see flyer for contact information for registration at each location.

Flyer available HERE.

National Catholic Youth Conference, Nov 10-12

Thursday, November 10 - Saturday, November 12, 2022
Long Beach, California

There’s still time to register for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). NCYC will take place from November 10-12, 2022 in Long Beach, California. Scan the QR code, or email oyyam@rcchawaii.org for more information.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Rosa Maria Cintron de Burgos, mother of Deacon Ricardo Burgos, who passed away peacefully last week in hospice surrounded by her family. Mrs. Burgos was a catechist for over 30 years, and, in Ricardo's words, "she leaves behind a legacy of love in witnessing to Christ". May she rest in peace!

Saint of the Week

Saint James, Apostle
First Century
Feast - July 25

Some footprints of today’s saint, James the Greater, were preserved by Scripture. James was a member of the Twelve and of the Three; Peter, James, and John were the inner core that formed a shield of fidelity encircling Jesus Christ. James and his brother, John the Evangelist, author of the fourth Gospel, were fishermen who were called from their job on a lake to become fishers of men. 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


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jul 18-29

Learn More About World Youth Day, Jul 26

"Called to Intimacy" Marriage Enrichment Series, Jul 29

Mass for 100 Year Jubilee Celebration of St. Rita, Haiku, Jul 31


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Molokai, Aug 12-14

Mass for the Anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Aug 16

Hawaii State Admissions Day Holiday, Aug 19

Hawaii Catholic Men's Conference, Aug 20

Second Collection for Catholic Charities Hawaii, Aug 20-21


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