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February 22, 2022

Tuesday within the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time (V8)
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Pope Francis: Pray For Those Who Wrong You


Vatican News, February 20, 2022

In his catechesis during the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to the Gospel of the day focusing on the basic life guidance that Jesus gives his disciples. He noted that the Lord is referring “to the most difficult situations, those that constitute the litmus test for us.”

The Pope explained that the disciple “is called not to give into instinct and hatred, but to go further, much further.”

Drawing from the Gospel of Luke, Pope Francis underlined that Jesus says: "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you" and "If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also.”

The Pope went on to consider that sense of injustice that we feel in "turning the other cheek". Read more...

Still Velebrating, Still Serving

ACCE honorees pose with Bishop Larry Silva after Mass on February 4, 2022. (HCH photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

A high number of Hawaii Catholic School service honorees were recognized at the Annual Conference for Catholic Educators celebration on Feb. 4.

The Hawaii Catholic Schools office recognized 23 20-year honorees and 14 30-year honorees. Some of those teachers and faculty honored this year had been missed in past years, said HCS assistant superintendent Mandy Thronas-Brown.

Bishop Larry Silva celebrated the ACCE Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu this year. In the past, the Mass had often been held at St. Ann Church in Kaneohe. COVID-19 led the 2021 recognitions to be held virtually. The 2020 Mass took place at Sacred Hearts Academy’s gymnasium just over a month before the pandemic hitting the U.S. Read more...

Voluntary Emergency Second Collection for Tonga

In light of the devastation caused by the underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga, Bishop Larry is asking parishes to take up a Voluntary Emergency Second Collection for Tonga. Hawaii is blessed to have a significant Tongan community that is often very active in our parishes. Many of their families back home are still suffering, even more than a month after the disaster struck. We have chosen the weekend of February 26 and 27 for parishes to take up this voluntary emergency second collection.

Learn more about the collection for Tonga by watching this video: https://vimeo.com/678023295/c429f09df4

Donations may also given online at www.catholichawaii.org/tonga

Annual Lenten Program Begins Ash Wednesday

(Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Shutterstock.com)

From the Office for Social Ministry

March 2, 2022 marks Ash Wednesday, the official start to the Lenten Season. It’s also a time when Catholic Relief Services kicks off its annual CRS Rice Bowl campaign to raise funds for humanitarian efforts around the world. This year, CRS Rice Bowl will share Stories of Hope from families in Guatemala, Bangladesh and Rwanda. Parishes are encouraged to distribute Rice Bowls to every family. By bringing Lent to Life at home, you’re taking the opportunity to grow closer to God while staying connected with those in need through traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. While donations help make a difference for families in distant lands, 25% of funds also remain in our local diocese to help feed the hungry here in the islands. For more resources to support family time during Lent, go to: https://www.crsricebowl.org/families. Read more...

Youth Ministry Training, Feb 22

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

All youth ministry leaders, core team members, and volunteers are invited to participate in this month’s Youth Ministry Training covering relational ministry, Gen Z, and sharing faith with teens. Both sessions will be offered online, using Zoom. This event is sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Register here: https://forms.gle/ZvXgWzDW7VMgieS67

Flyer available HERE.

Sidewalk Advocates for Life Training Class, Feb 26

From the Respect Life Ministry

The Honolulu Chapter of Sidewalk Advocates for Life (SAFL) is conducting an advocacy training class on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s, Room 8. This 8-hour class helps prepare volunteers and provides life-affirming alternatives skills and techniques to talk with those planning an abortion. Please contact Paul Maple at (808) 726-5096 or email at prolifedirector@gmail.com for more details.

The Marianist Lecture, Feb 27

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Online Event

The Synod on Synodality is in 2023, what does that mean?

Bishop Robert McElroy (Diocese of San Diego) will present on the topic of “Synodality: Proclaiming Jesus to the World” to help us prepare for the Synod on Synodality that Pope Francis has called for October 2023. The lecture will be about 50 minutes, followed by a period of questions and answers.

The Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy is the sixth bishop of San Diego, appointed as Ordinary by Pope Francis in 2015. He was ordained as a priest in 1980 and served as Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco from 2010-2015.

Register at marianistlecture.com.

Flyer available HERE.

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.

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 Peter Damian
Feast Day - February 21

Every Catholic knows that the Pope is elected by, and from, the Cardinals of the Church gathered in the Sistine Chapel. Every Catholic knows that the Pope then goes to a large balcony perched high in the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica to greet the faithful and receive their acceptance. This is simply the way things are done in the Church. But it’s not the way things were always done. A Catholic in the early Middle Ages would have described a papal election as something like a bar room fight, a back-alley brawl, or a political horse race replete with bribes, connivings, and promises made just to be broken. Everyone—far-off emperors, the nobility of Rome, military generals, influential laity, priests—put their hands on the wheel to turn the rudder of the Church in one direction or another. Papal elections were sources of deep division, causing lasting damage to the Body of Christ. Then along came Saint Peter Damian to save the day. Read more...

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Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase

From: Bishop Larry Silva
To: The Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Honolulu

Peace be with you!

Pope Francis has announced a Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in October 2023 in Rome. In preparation for that Synod, he has asked every diocese in the world to conduct its own consultation process between October 17, 2021 and February 2022. I therefore invite all in our diocese to carefully read this Request for Input and to respond as requested. The documents issued by the Vatican describe a rather complex process, and anyone who wants to read them can do so at Documento Preparatorio della XVI Assemblea Generale Ordinaria del Sinodo dei Vescovi (vatican.va) and For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality (vatican.va). I have attempted to simplify the process to make it more effective in our diocese.

The Synod consultation process involves these steps:

1. Pray, using the Scripture readings provided.
2. Reflect on the readings, on the Synod questions, and most of all on the ONE KEY QUESTION being asked of everyone in our Diocese of Honolulu.
3. Have a discussion with ANY group on the ONE KEY QUESTION. (E.g. parish pastoral council, finance council, school board; Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Filipino Catholic Clubs; households; neighbors; a small group from your parish; a small group at your workplace; attendees at youth sports; youth groups; young adult groups; senior groups; etc.) The objective is to be as inclusive as possible.
4. Collate responses in a brief summary and submit them to https://bit.ly/SynodResponses.
5. Repeat this consultation process with other people or groups, especially with those who are not a part of our normal parish groups. Read more...

Read the "Synod of Bishops - Diocese of Honolulu Phase" as a PDF

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


Online Youth Ministry Training, Feb 22

The Marianist Lecture, Feb 27


Mass for Ash Wednesday, Mar 2

Advocate Training at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Mar 9

Scout Mass, Mar 12

Advocate Training at Immaculate Conception, Lihue, Mar 16

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

Prince Kuhio Day Holiday, Mar 25

Second Collection for Catholic Relief Services, Mar 26-27


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