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March 1, 2022

Tuesday within the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time (V9)
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Pope Francis: Strive to See Clearly and Speak Charitably


Vatican News, February 27, 2022

In his Sunday reflections before leading the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis recalled the Sunday Gospel where Jesus observed how we can sometimes focus only on the faults of others, while completely overlooking our own, noticing the speck in our brother's eye and not noticing the beam in or own. The Pope said we often find reasons to blame others while justifying ourselves, whether we focus on what is wrong in society, the Church or our world, "without first questioning ourselves and without making an effort to change ourselves first." Acting this way, we look blindly and cannot claim to be a guide or teacher for others. Read more...

Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Ukraine

From Bishop Larry Silva

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has urged Catholics throughout the world to fast and pray in a special way on Ash Wednesday for peace in Ukraine. I encourage all to do so in the Diocese of Honolulu, whose Patroness is Our Lady of Peace. Praying the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet, either individually or in groups, is highly encouraged.  Parishes are urged to add the following (or similar) petitions to the Universal Prayer at services on Ash Wednesday:

  • That the Prince of Peace may bring immediate peace to Ukraine and its neighbors, opening the hearts of all to his love for all people, we pray to the Lord.
  • That those who are defending their homeland in Ukraine and those who join with them may be protected and may soon return to their families to enjoy firm and lasting peace, we pray to the Lord.

Appeal for the Church in Ukraine and Surrounding Countries

Most Reverend Jeffrey M. Monforton, Chairman for the USCCB's Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, has requested a special appeal for the Church in Ukraine and the surrounding countries, where a humanitarian crisis is unfolding.

The collection is scheduled for Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. This Ash Wednesday, all parishes are encouraged to promote the Collection to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, which will allow the faithful to make a timely contribution and provide assistance to the victims of war in Ukraine, among many other projects the Collection supports in the region.

Please promote and give to this collection as a timely way to help the people of Ukraine.

Learn more about the collection by visiting: https://www.usccb.org/committees/church-central-eastern-europe/collection-church-central-and-eastern-europe

Read the full memo Appeal for Ash Wednesday Collection HERE.

Isle Churches See Jump in Tally of Mass-Goers from 2020 COVID Low

The congregation at the Mass for the World Day of the Sick Feb. 11 at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

More Catholics in Hawaii are going to church as pandemic protocols loosen, according to the latest October count. But the numbers are still far fewer than they were pre-COVID-19.

The annual diocesan headcount of weekend Mass attendees recorded 27,455 in the pews in October 2021. That is up 8,460 from the 2020 count of 18,995, a 45% jump, but still 18,686 fewer than the 2019 pre-pandemic total of 46,141.

October is the month the diocese counts weekend Mass-goers. The numbers are the average single weekend total for that month.

October 2020, during the height of the pandemic, recorded a nearly 60% drop in Mass attendance. The numbers fell from 46,141 in October of 2019 to 18,995 in 2020, a difference of 27,146 or 58.8%. Read more...

Sharing Goodness This Lent

From the Office for Social Ministry

As we prepare for Ash Wednesday this week, Pope Francis invites us all to use Lent as a time for personal conversion and acts of charity, saying that “life’s truth and beauty may be found not so much in possessing as in giving; not so much in accumulating, as in sowing and sharing goodness.”

Catholic Relief Services’ CRS Rice Bowl program is an annual Lenten faith-in-action program that offers many opportunities to share goodness with others. Families are able to participate in online activities to engage in the three spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Parishioners also get a chance to come together as a faith community to support our sisters and brothers around the world. Read more...

40 Days for Life Campaign

40 Days for Life Campaign: March 2 - April 10, 2022

Opening Mass - Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

From the Respect Life Ministry

This year, the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign begins on March 2, 2022. On March 5th at 8:00 a.m. the 40 Days for Life Hawaii Chapter in conjunction with Sidewalk Advocates for Life Chapter and the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, Respect Life Ministry is hosting an opening-campaign mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. Please post the attached flyer on your parish bulletins boards and websites.

Flyer available HERE.

Advocate Training, Mar 9

Next Session: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Advocate Training is being offered by the Diocesan Tribunal Staff for Priests and Deacons who were not previously trained and Lay Persons designated by their pastor. The workshops will provide training on:

  • How to assist those who are divorced with petitioning for a Declaration of Marital Nullity
  • When a Lack of Canonical Form applies
  • What is need for a Pauline Privilege petition

To register, contact Roxanne Torres at rtorres@rcchawaii.org or (808) 203-6766.

Flyer available HERE.

500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Mar 19

Saturday, March 19, 2022
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Celebrate the culminating activities of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines-Hawaii Celebration on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The activies will begin at 9:00 a.m. with registration and a video presentation follow by Mass at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva.

To attend in-person, please RSVP by Thursday, March 10, 2022 by email: 500YOChawaii@rcchawaii.org. The Mass will also be available via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/hicocathedral.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Katharine Drexel
Feast Day - March 3

Today’s saint wove in and out of oncoming traffic. She travelled north while everyone else was zooming south. Friends and acquaintances in her refined, educated, upper-class milieu glided past her in search of marriage, children, wealth, travel, security, and leisure. Katharine deftly avoided them and moved forward at her own deliberate pace, looking for poverty, chastity, obedience, solitude, and God. She turned down marriage proposals, rejected a life of luxury, and resisted the expectations of her status. Katharine was deeply rooted in all things Catholic from her youth. She went from riches to rags, starting out immensely wealthy yet becoming progressively poorer with age. The classic American story is to begin with little, work hard, identify opportunity, live frugally, and ultimately attain success through sheer dint of effort. Saint Katharine Drexel’s father was immensely wealthy and powerful. He lived, even embodied, the American dream. His daughter lived the Catholic dream. 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


Mass for Ash Wednesday, Mar 2

Opening Mass for 40 Days for Life, Mar 5

Advocate Training at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Mar 9

Scout Mass, Mar 12

Advocate Training at Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Mar 16

Mass for 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Mar 19

Prince Kuhio Day Holiday, Mar 25

Second Collection for Catholic Relief Services, Mar 26-27


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


For our most recent news, visit www.catholichawaii.org.

The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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