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January 30, 2024

Tuesday within the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time (V5)
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Deacon Stephen Kula | 1949-2024

By Patrick Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Deacon Stephen Kula, a man known for his joyful embrace of life and his generous spirit, died on Jan. 1 after decades of service as the head of health-related nonprofit organizations in Hawaii. He was 74 years old and a deacon for nine years.

According to Bishop Larry Silva, Deacon Kula died “immediately after assisting at (New Year’s Day) Mass at Holy Trinity Church,” the Honolulu parish to which he was assigned.

“I always thought of Deacon Steve Kula as a very wise man with a great sense of humor,” the bishop told the Hawaii Catholic Herald.

“His dedication as a deacon was admirable, and he and his wife Debbie were therefore chosen to serve on the core team for the formation of other deacons,” he said. “He had a spiritual depth and a caring spirit. He will be missed very much by all of us.” Read more...

Catholic Schools Week Starts This Week

From the Office for Social Ministry

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2024 is January 28-February 3. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2024 is “Catholic Schools: United in Faith and Community.” Catholic schools all across the U.S. including here in Hawaii, observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation. The Gospel values of faith, hope and charity, which are  fundamental to Catholic Education are also the basis for social ministry. So hopefully all parishes will connect how their living the Gospel values is the way that Catholic Education and parish social ministry are linked. We encourage all to participate fully in their parish activities around Catholic Schools Week here in Hawaii. Read more...

Divine Mercy Mass and Talk with Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, Feb 2-4

Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4, 2024
St. Joseph Church, Waipahu

Father Kazimierz Chwalek is a Polish-American Catholic priest and theologian. He is a member of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and has served as the Provincial Superior for the Mary, Mother of Mercy Province of the Marian Fathers in the United States. He is also a recognized authority on The Divine Mercy message and devotion and has authored and edited several religious works.

For any questions please contact EADM at: (808) 782-1854 or email mikmikbolo@gmail.com

Flyer available HERE.

Preparing a Catholic Advanced Healthcare Directive, Feb 3

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani

Join this free workshop on Catholic Advanced Healthcare Planning and Directives, where we guide you through the essential steps of aligning your healthcare decisions with your Catholic faith. This session will provide a comprehensive understanding of Catholic teaching on end-of-life care, ethical considerations, and the importance of creating advanced directives that reflect your values.

RSVP to Elaine Gison at (808) 779-2600 or Eva Andrade at (808) 203-6704.

Flyer available HERE.

Second Collection for the Augustion Educational Foundation, Feb 10-11

Scholarships for Students in Hawaii Catholic Schools

Our Catholic schools provide a quality education to students from all ethnic, religious, and financial backgrounds. The Augustine Educational Foundation provides tuition scholarships to students with a financial need in our Hawaii Catholic Schools in grades K-12. Please take a moment and give the gift of education and make a difference in a student’s life. 

Here are the ways you can make a gift:

Online: Visit augustinefoundation.org/donate

Check: Payable to Augustine Educational Foundation.  Mail your check to Augustine Educational Foundation, 6301 Pali Hwy, Kaneohe, HI  96744. Please include your parish/island on the memo of your check for proper parish acknowledgement.

Last year, over $125,000 was generously donated to the Second Collection. Your gift to our Second Collection goes to support tuition scholarships in your parish and/or vicariate for the 2024-2025 School Year. 
For more information, please call (808) 203-6748 or visit www.augustinefoundation.org.

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK is celebrated on the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11. Msgr. Gary Secor will preside at a Mass with Anointing of the Sick at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 12:00 noon. Any Catholic in good standing who is seriously ill is invited to receive this sacrament of healing and strength. (Note: Only those who are sick are to receive the Anointing of the Sick. No one may receive the sacrament as a proxy for someone else.)

Flyer available HERE.

Marianist Lecture: God and Democary, Feb 18

Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Join the Marianist Lecture - God & Democracy: Catholic Perspectives on the American Experiment with Dr. Steve Neiheisel. During this election year with so much public discussion about democracy at home and around the world, this topic could not be more timely and important. Dr. Neiheisel is an award-winning lecturer, writer, and national leader in Catholic education. He served as professor of political science at St. Mary’s University and the University of Dayton and most recently as Executive Director of the Association of Marianist Universities.

Learn more at chaminade.edu/marianist-lecture

Flyer available HERE.

Israel Through Millennial Eyes, Feb 25

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Responding to an invitation by the Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii, two Chaminade millennials joined in an ecumenical pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Join them as they share their experiences and impressions. This event is sponsored by the BDK-Yoshiaki Interfaith Program at Chaminade University of Honolulu. For more information, please contact Dr. Malia D. Wong, O.P. at mwong2@chaminade.edu.

Flyer available HERE.

Life in the Eucharist Seminar, Feb 29 - Mar 2

Thursday, February 29 - Saturday, March 2, 2024
Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, Honolulu

Join us for this three-day experience that leads people to deeper insight into the Eucharist and to a renewed eucharistic way of life. Discover the profound impact the Eucharist can have on your life and faith journey. Questions? Email vdiolata@rcchawaii.org or call (808) 734-0396.

To register, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-in-the-eucharist-lite-seminar-tickets-804217445027

Flyer available HERE.

Basic Christian Community of Hawaii Retreat, Mar 1-3

Friday, March 1 - Sunday March 3, 2024
St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu

Imagine having the opportunity rest in a peaceful and spiritual environment, recharging yourself with prayer, and connecting with God to start the season of Lent. All of this is possible, and it can make all the difference in the Lenten season and into Easter. Experience a weekend retreat with expectant faith; the belief that God can be heard, seen, and felt in spiritual ways. The theme of BCCH Adult Retreat #125 is "Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ." This retreat is ideal for anyone seeking to find peace this Lenten season in expectant faith for the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord at Easter.

To register or learn more, please visit www.bcchawaii.com.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, Mar 8

March 8, 2024 at 4:30 -7:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Kailua

Knights of Columbus Council 6307 is having a fish fry to raise money for students of St. Anthony and St. John Vianney Schools who are in financial need, and for Ho’ola Na Pua, a local organization that is committed to the renewal of girls trafficked in the sex trade, through health, education, advocacy, and reintegration.

Enjoy the “Best Fish Fry Ever” and make some new friends while supporting two great causes.

You can eat in the Parish Hall between 5:00 & 7:30 PM or pick up your meals at the drive thru between 4:30 and 6:30 PM and eat at home.

Purchasing Tickets:

• Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door
• URL: https://buytickets.at/kofccouncil6307/1103927

Flyer available HERE.

Theology of the Body Sundays, Feb - Apr

Sundays in February April, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
511 Main Street, Honolulu

From the Hāmau I Loko Foundation

Aloha Kākou! The powerful conversation about love, lust, grasping at sexual gratification, confusion regarding gender issues, sex changes, teenage dating, and marriage coupled with the teaching of John Paul IIʻs Theology of the Body brings incredible fulfillment as we discover Truth. Join us if you have the courage to face your humanity in an ongoing lively conversation about love!

Theology of the Body is for young adults and married couples. For more information contact Maile Aiu Domingo at (808) 222-0644 or Ed & Betty Coda at (808) 256-5088.

Flyer available HERE.

'Onipa'a - Steadfast Christian Sexual Diginity

From the Hāmau I Loko Foundation

Hāmau I Loko continues to challenge the status quo regarding sex ed. In all the courses, video and discussions at schools, public and private, the sex ed talks NEVER talk about marriage or babies. It's very carnal and utilitarian. But at Hāmau I Loko, we delve into the very conversations that call us into what it means to be HUMAN and the intentional choices we can make today to bring personal fulfilment and build a culture of family. Call us so that we can bring 'ONIPA'A to your school, your parish, your vicariate, or your business. We will effectively change the mindset of the sexual conversation amongst youth. We serve middle school, highschool, and just out of school young adults!

For more information contact Maile Aiu Domingo at (808) 222-0644.

Flyer available HERE.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Bonifacio B. Caporoz, who died on January 23, 2024. He is the father of Shaina Caporoz, Advertising Manager of the Hawaii Catholic Herald.

Saint of the Week

Saint John Bosco
Memorial – January 31

The youngest of three sons, John Bosco was born into a poor family in northwest Italy in the rural hamlet of Becchi. His father, a farmhand for a neighboring family, died when John was only two. His mother continued to raise her sons with much love and affection.

Until the age of twelve, John spent most of his time trying to support the family by working as a shepherd and farmhand like his father. His family’s poverty made it difficult for him to obtain a good education. His learning came from his lived experience, homelife, and the sermons at church that he listened to attentively. 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

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. 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


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:

Events and Previous Announcements


Mass for the Annual Conference of Catholic Educators, Feb 2

Preparing a Catholic Advanced Healthcare Directive, Feb 3

2nd Collection for Augustine Educational Foundation, Feb 10-11

Mass for the World Day of the Sick, Feb 11

Mass for Ash Wednesday, Feb 14

Marianist Lecture "God & Democracy," Feb 18


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