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November 1, 2022 - All Saints Day; Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time

All Saints Day; Tuesday within the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time (V44)
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Holy Days of Obligation

Please note that in the Diocese of Honolulu, in addition to all Sundays of the year, there are only two Holy Days of Obligation on which the faithful are obliged to attend Mass: December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and December 25, Christmas (which falls on a Sunday this year).  Be sure to check your parish’s Mass schedule for these special days of our faith.

Prayer for Elections

Loving God, as our civic elections approach, fill us with the light of your Holy Spirit and the wisdom and courage to be faithful citizens.  Guide us with your Spirit to exercise our responsibility to vote, but to first study the candidates and issues according to your will.  Let us vote for people and policies that will affirm life in all its stages, from conception to natural death; that will strengthen marriage and the family according to your will; that will make us more attentive to the needs of the homeless and the vulnerable; and that will lead us to be “one nation, under God.”  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

[Approved by Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu; October 27, 2022.]

Bishop's Homily for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

(Lukas Rodriguez/pexels.com)

[Korean Catholic Community at St. Andrew Taegon Oratory, Honolulu]

Today you climbed a tree to see Jesus.  You took the time out of your busy schedule to drive to this church and to encounter Jesus.  Maybe you only expect to see him from a distance as he passes by, then you can go home just a little more satisfied.  But what if Jesus stops in his tracks, looks at you, and says he wants to go to your house?

What happened to Zacchaeus so many centuries ago could happen to you, if you open your hearts to the call of Jesus.  Zacchaeus was surprised by such great mercy and love, and this caused him not only to entertain Jesus in his own house but to change his dishonest and greedy ways.  And so it can be for each one of us.

Zacchaeus collected taxes for Rome, the Empire that occupied and oppressed Israel at that time.  He was a traitor to his own heritage.  Yet somehow he opened his heart enough that it could be changed, and Jesus welcomes him into the Kingdom of God.  Read more...

Empty Churches: Marianist Lecture Focuses on Where All the Young Catholics Have Gone

(CNS photo/John D. Kelly, courtesy Irish Catholic)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

About 90 people filled the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University of Honolulu on Oct. 9 to hear Marianist Father James L. Heft speak on the topic of “Empty Churches: Where have all the young people gone?”

The answer? There are many factors, and Catholics shouldn’t lose hope for the younger generations, according to Father Heft.

In his engaging, 50-minute lecture, the priest used frequent anecdotes from his 60 years as a Marianist and research done at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies (IACS).  Read more...

Feed a Hungry Veteran This Veteran’s Day!

From the Office for Social Ministry

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS), working-age veterans have a 7.4 percent greater risk of experiencing food insecurity than non-veterans. Higher food insecurity with Veterans can be attributed to variations by health and disability status, age, gender and geography. (Center of Strategic and International Studies). 

Across the nation, communities rally to supplement outreach to men and women who served in uniform, to include veterans who are food insecure and homeless.  Each year, the Point in Time Count (PIT) gathers homeless data on all islands and in every community across the nation.  A statewide total of 347 sheltered and unsheltered veterans were engaged during Hawaii’s 2022 PIT.  Read more...

"Hope Heal Renew" - A Virtual Catholic Catechetical Conference, Nov 3-5

November 3 - 5, 2022

The theme of this year's Hope, Heal, Renew Catholic Virtual Conference is Gratefully Rejoicing as the Body of Christ can be understood as emblematic of Christian discipleship: that the Risen Christ accompanies us, teaches us, nourishes us by His Real Presence in the Eucharist, and sends us – gratefully rejoicing – to be life for the world as He is for us.

Whether participating as an individual, household, or watch party, you will find a welcoming community of faith as we explore this theme through experiences of prayer, liturgy, and spiritual retreat; lively and interactive presentations; conversation and laughter during “meet ups” with fellow participants, conference planners and exhibitors; and so much more.

To view a complete list of speakers & scheduled events and
to register, go to: https://www.hopehealrenew.org/

Flyer available HERE.

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Nov 4

Friday, November 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
One Community Center
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Parish
95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani

Twenty-five years have passed since the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, sparking a renewed interest in this spiritual giant of the 20th century. Filmed on 5 continents and featuring unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today. This is far more than a documentary. It is at once a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times.

Adults: $11, Children: $9

Tickets available at stjohnmililani.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov 5

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
St. Ann, Kaneohe


Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week as a family this year!  Learn more about vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life (Brothers and Sisters) on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon at St. Ann Parish in Kaneohe. 

RSVP your attendance here: https://forms.gle/cGYomEphhdtP39688.

This event is hosted by the LARC Vocations Committee (larcvocations@rcchawaii.org).

Flyer available HERE.

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu

All are invited to attend this very important fundraising luncheon to support the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Joseph Dutton. It should be a fun and informative gathering to help the Joseph Dutton Guild in its work of preparing the cause for sainthood of Hawaii’s possible third saint.

A Zoom event will be set up for attendees to remotely view the speakers, music and to bid and view the results of the online auction.

To order tickets and to register for the live event and Zoom please visit josephdutton.org or email info@josephdutton.org

Flyer available HERE.

A Time To Grieve, Nov 19


Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Retreat Center
Rose Hill Conference Room and Chapel

A Day of Reflection and Prayer for those who are grieving.
Led by Sr. Marie Lemert, ss.cc., and Sr. Jane Francis Leandro, ss.cc.

Mass at 11:00 a.m.
Please bring a brown bag lunch; snacks and drinks provided.
Suggested donation: $15.00

Space is limited, call Sr. Ivy (808-845-0065) by November 15, 2022

Flyer available HERE.

Global Celebration of Young People, Nov 19-20

November 19-20, 2022

At the end of Mass on the Solemnity of Christ the King in November 2020, Pope Francis called for a renewal of the celebration of young people in local churches every year on the Solemnity of Christ the King.  This year the date is November 19-20, 2022.  We encourage you to celebrate the gifts of youth and young adults this year.

Learn more about the Global Celebration of Young People here: (http://catholichawaii.org/oyyam/global).

Flyer available HERE.

Art of Witness: A Celebration of Jesus in the Eucharist, Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00 a.m.  1 p.m.

Mary, Star of the Sea Church & School

Talented and faith-filled catechists and artist-educators from our Hawaii Catholic Schools will help us reflect upon the beauty of the source and summit of our faith – the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist – and inspire in us creative new ways to proclaim the Truth to the world.




Flyer available HERE.

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
via Zoom

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is hosting a Day of Recollection for young people of all ages. Learn more about the life and service of Mother Theodore Guerin and how she is a model for us on caring for the sick and the poor.

RSVP at: https://www.catholichawaii.org/dor. Questions? Email the DHCCS at dhccs.hi@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Mr. Dae hoon Lee Stephen

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. Dae hoon Lee Stephen, who died on October 26, 2022 in Korea.  He is the father of Father Paul Lee, the Chaplain of the Korean Catholic Community in Hawaii (511 Main Street, Honolulu, HI 96818).

Mr. Jerry Correa

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. Jerry Correa, the President and CEO of St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii, who passed away suddenly the morning of October 27, 2022.  May he rest in peace!

Saint of the Week

Solemnity of All Saints
All Saints Day
Solemnity – November 1

Heaven is populated with uncanonized holy men and women known to God alone

Martyrs were so revered in the early Church that their places and dates of death were sanctified by the candles, prayers, and votive offerings of the faithful grateful for their witness. So many were the martyrs, though, that by the early fourth-century it became impossible to solemnize each individually on the Church’s crowded calendar. There thus arose, over centuries, and in different ways in different regions, the custom of commemorating the memory of all the holy ones on one specific day of the year. By the early eighth-century, a Feast of All Saints was celebrated in Rome on November 1. The Feast was extended to the entire Church in the next century.  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


Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov 2

"Hope Heal Renew" Catholic Catechetical Conference, Nov 3-5

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Nov 4

Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov 5

2nd Collection for the Archdiocese for Military Services, Nov 5-6

Joseph Dutton Guild Veterans Day Gala & Online Auction, Nov 9

National Catholic Youth Conference, Nov 10-12

Veterans Day Holiday, Nov 11

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Oahu, Nov 18-20

A Time To Grieve, Nov 19

Global Celebration of Young People, Nov 19-20

Mass for Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Nov 24-25

Annual Convocation of Priests, Nov 28-Dec 2


Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 1-11

Art of Witness: A Celebration of Jesus in the Eucharist, Dec 3

Day of Recollection "Journeying with a Saint," Dec 3

Mass for Immaculate Conception, Dec 8

2nd Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, Dec 10-11

Simbang Gabi Mass with Bishop Silva at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ewa Beach, Dec 16

Mass for the 90th Anniversary of Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 17

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at Christ the King, Kahului, Dec 18

Simbang Gabi Mass with Bishop Silva at St. Anthony, Wailuku, Dec 18

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at St. Joseph, Makawao, Dec 19

Simbang Gabi Mass with Bishop Silva at Maria Lanakila, Lahaina, Dec 19

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at St. Theresa, Kihei, Dec 20

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at Sacred Hearts, Lanai City, Dec 21

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City, Dec 22

Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 23

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at St. John Apostle & Evangelist, Mililani, Dec 23

Simbang Gabi Mass with Bishop Silva at St. Philomena, Honolulu, Dec 23

Misa de Gallo with Bishop Silva at St. Joseph, Waipahu, Dec 24

Christmas Midnight Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Mass, Dec 25

Christmas Day Holiday (Observed), Dec 26

New Year's Eve Holiday (Observed), Dec 30


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