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March 22, 2022 - Third Week of Lent

Tuesday within the Third Week of Lent (V12)
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Bishop's Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent

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[St. Ann Church, Kaneohe]

Fire is fascinating. People can sit before a roaring fireplace or a flickering candle and be mesmerized by the fire. We sometimes see Polynesian fire dances, in which the dancer twirls a flaming torch, and these amaze us. If you have ever participated in a candle-light procession, there is something that is engaging about hundreds of little flames coming together. As we look forward to gathering around a fire on the darkened night of the Easter Vigil, we will then use that fire to light a pillar of wax we call the Easter candle to lead us into the church, where we will all hold lighted candles in the dark, reminding us of the day we were given the fire of God’s love at our Baptism.

But we know that fire can also be extremely destructive. My best friend called me in tears last week to tell me that his brother, who is a welder, died after being burned in a boiler explosion. We all saw images of the devastating forest fires in the Western United States in the past few years. And now we see buildings in Ukraine burning from fire caused by the bombs of war. So while fire can be fascinating, it can also be frightening. Read more...

Worldwide Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

From Bishop Larry Silva

In light of the tragic invasion of Ukraine by Russia, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has decided to pray a Prayer of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Penance Service at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome at 5:00 p.m. Rome time, on Friday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. He is inviting all bishops and priests to do the same. Since people may want to participate in the Pope’s service on-line or via television (6:00 a.m. Hawaii Time), I am asking all priests to pray the Prayer of Consecration at every Mass offered at the parishes on the Solemnity of the Annunciation (including anticipated Vigil Masses, if any).

Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate the Noon Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on Friday, March 25, 2022. There he will pray the Prayer of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. [No parking validation will be available. The parking rate at the Century Square Garage is $3.50 per half hour.]

"Lent for Life" Week Four - CRS Rice Bowl Stories of Hope

From the Office for Social Ministry

A Story of Hope from Rwanda "Driven by a Dream."

We are made in God’s image and likeness which means every life is sacred. Life and Dignity of the Human Person is the foundation of all the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. As we strive to ensure all our sisters and brothers can live in dignity, we provide care for one another so to be the people God calls us to be.  

This week, CRS Rice Bowl introduces us to a village in RWANDA struggling with malnutrition. After Gloriose attended a CRS-funded program that taught her to prepare healthy balanced meals, she was able to feed her children by growing her own kitchen garden. With additional help from CRS, she was also able to obtain a business loan that helped her make enough profit to send her kids to school. Gloriose says she is grateful for the opportunity to be a working woman with a voice.

To view the third Story of Hope, Rwanda – visit the CRS website. During this fourth Friday of Lent, consider preparing a meatless dish from Rwanda. To view the recipe for a vegetable stew with collard greens, click here. Read more...

Local Tongan Catholics Send Aid Back to Island-Nation

Samarahope Palepale, front row center, who gave up her first holy Communion party to pay for a Tongan relief effort, is surrounded by family and youth from St. Augustine Church, Waikiki, in front of a cargo container. (Photo courtesy of the Tongan Catholic Community)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Local Tongan Catholics recently sent three shipping containers back to their homeland to help family, friends and strangers who are still recovering from a volcanic eruption and its aftereffects.

The idea for a shipment back to Tonga started with one family who had been saving money for a party to celebrate the first Communion of their daughter, Samarahope Palepale. She asked her mom, Seletute Palepale-Vehikite, whether instead of having a party, she could use that money to send supplies back to Tonga and ask others to contribute.

“When she said yes, I was so happy and glad because that will help me strengthen my faith in God and draw me closer to him,” Samara said in a Feb. 5 Facebook video announcing the effort. Read more...

9th Annual Choral Festival "Unity in the Trinity"

From the Hawaii Catholic Schools

The Hawaii Catholic Schools Choral Festival is BACK ON! Although held virtually, the same enthusiasm, charisma, and faith shines through as our last in-person Choral Festival held back in 2020. This year’s Choral Festival with the theme “Unity in the Trinity” was first premiered for our schools on Thursday, March 3, 2022 and has already been viewed over 700 times. It now on our YouTube Channel for all to view.

Feel free to share this with Aunty and Uncle on the mainland or Tutu who's resting at home. This year with the virtual format, two neighbor island schools were able to participate with our 10 schools on Oahu. To learn more about our network of 27 schools, visit our website for more information www.catholicschoolshawaii.org.

"A Day With Jesus" Retreat, Mar 26

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Retreat Center
3351 Kalihi Street, Honolulu, HI 96819

For: Interested singles, ages 16-30.
Phone: (808) 845-0065 to reserve your place.
Cost: Donations accepted.

Flyer available HERE.

Youth and Young Adult "Talk Story": Catholic Sisters, Mar 31

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Annually, from March 8-14, the world celebrates Catholic Sisters Week. Young people ages 13+ are invited to 'talk story' with religious sisters currently serving in the Diocese of Honolulu. Meet them and learn more about why they said 'yes' to religious life and get some tips on how you can discern your own vocation. Co-sponsored by the LARC Vocations Committee and Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. For questions please email larcvocations@rcchawaii.org or oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdeiurT4uHtat9srAYu0p7hENECmjvryi

Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection: Our Lady of Good Help, Apr 2

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom

All young people are invited to join us for this opportunity to learn and grow in your faith. Learn more about Our Lady of Good Help, the first Marian apparition approved by the Catholic Church in the United States. We will learn more about Adele Brise, the young woman to whom Mary appeared. We'll also talk more about pilgrimage - specifically the difference between pilgrimage and vacation.

Register at https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor

Flyer available HERE.

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.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Hao Thi Hoang, the mother of Father Khanh Hoang, pastor of St. Jude Church, Kapolei. Mrs. Hoang died in Florida on March 14 at the age of 91, just about a week after her husband died. May they both rest in peace.

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Sister Cecelia Santos, MM. Sr. Cecelia died on March 18 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. She was born on January 30, 1929 in Maui, Hawaii, USA. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters on August 18, 1947. May she rest in peace.

Saint of the Week

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo
Feast Day - March 23

Today’s saint was the second Archbishop of the second most important city in Spain’s Latin American empire in the 1500s. Lima, Peru, stood only behind Mexico City in importance to the Spanish Crown during the pinnacle of its colonial ambitions. So when Lima’s first Archbishop died in 1575, the King of Spain, not the Pope, searched for a suitable candidate to send over sea and land to replace him. The King found his man close at hand, and he was more than suitable to the task. Turibius of Mogrovejo was a learned scholar of the law who held teaching and other posts in Spain’s complex of Church and civil courts. Yet for all his learning, piety, faith, and energy, there was one huge obstacle to him being a bishop. Turibius was not a priest. He was not even a deacon. He was a very good, albeit unmarried, layman. 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


Prince Kuhio Day Holiday (Observed), Mar 25

"A Day With Jesus" Retreat, Mar 26

Second Collection for Catholic Relief Services, Mar 26-27


Day of Recollection: Our Lady of Good Help, Apr 2

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

Annual Jubilee Mass for Clergy and Religious, Apr 23


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