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July 19, 2022 - Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time (V29)
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Bishop's Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[St. Raphael Church, Koloa (Confirmation & First Communion)]

I hope this homily will be interesting. I wonder if the bishop worked on it? Homilies can be so boring sometimes. I hope the music will be uplifting. I don’t like the kind of music they do at that parish; I prefer the music at another. The people are friendly, for the most part, but I don’t want to go there because so-and-so goes to Mass there, and I would rather not see him. I won’t be able to go to Mass on Sunday because we have a soccer game that morning. Our family is going to the beach on Sunday, and I don’t want to miss it. I will skip Mass because I need to get things ready for our day at the beach.

Perhaps you have heard people say something like the things I just said, and so they opt out of Sunday Mass. I wonder if such people need to reflect on today’s Gospel, in which Jesus teaches that what is done at the dinner is not as important as who is at the dinner. Read more...

Catholic Chartities Hawaii at 75

A woman and child at Maili Land Transitional Housing on Oahu’s Leeward coast. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities Hawaii)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

When Daryl Lynn Davalos was a teen in the late 1960s, her family went to Catholic Social Services on Oahu for family counseling. She remembers waiting in the lobby after an appointment and seeing a distressed woman come inside. It was the end of the day, and a staffer who talked with the woman asked if she could come back the next day. But when the staffer saw how despondent the woman looked, she ushered her back into the office to see what she could do.

That end-of-the-day act of kindness from an employee of what is now known as Catholic Charities Hawaii stuck with Davalos. So, when she was looking for help due to COVID-19-related stress, she turned to Catholic Charities counseling.

CCH’s longstanding reputation for helping anyone in need, regardless of their faith or background, continues today as it celebrates its 75th anniversary this month. Read more...

Double Your Dollars and Eat Healthy with Da Bux


From the Office for Social Ministry

Eating healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables is part of a balanced diet; but many of our parish food pantries typically provide only non-perishable food items to families in need. While a few parishes do participate as members of the Food Bank ‘Ohana Produce Plus program or partner with local farmers, there is still a great need to provide food-insecure households with more access to local produce. Thankfully, Hawaii’s SNAP-EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Electronic Benefit Transfer) recipients are able to shop at qualifying local supermarkets and get 50% off their homegrown papayas, pineapples and so much more using a special Access Card through DA BUX program.

DA BUX was introduced during the early days of the pandemic to help make local fruits and vegetables more affordable for SNAP participants. All active SNAP-EBT cardholders are eligible to apply for a Da Bux Access Card and get twice the number of fresh groceries for any given price! The program includes select food retailers on all islands where Hawaii-grown fruits and vegetables are sold. Read more...

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. For more information contact Ron Gochenouer at (808) 306-7502.

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.

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.

St. John, Mililani Holy Land Pilgrimage, Dec 1-11

Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 11, 2022

St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church presents A 50th Jubilee Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: YOU are Chosen. Come and See! The pilgrimage to the Holy Land will last 11 days and 9 nights.

Learn more or register today at https://bit.ly/3CnlBuc.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi
Memorial - July 21

Julius Caesar Russo was born into a religious family, yet from a young age was drawn to join another religious family—that of Saint Francis of Assisi. After his father’s early death, little Julius was placed in the care of the Friars Minor by his mother. Upon moving to Venice, though, he came to know the Capuchins, another expression of Franciscanism, and joined their Order as a teenager. He took the religious name of Lawrence, was ordained a priest in 1582, and from that point on plowed his way through life like a high speed train. Father Lawrence bulleted north and south, east and west, stopping in Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, France, Bohemia, Spain, and Portugal. This one-man army seemed to be everywhere, doing everything, and yet always made the salvation of his own soul his highest priority. 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


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


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

"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


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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