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May 21, 2024

Tuesday within the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time (V21)
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Bishop's Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost

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[St. John Vianney Church, Kailua (Confirmation & First Communion); St. Ann Church, Kaneohe (Confirmation & First Communion); Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City (Confirmation & First Communion)]

What has gotten into him?

This is a question we ask when someone is behaving out of character. If a very shy person is all of a sudden talking up a storm, or a very talkative person is very quiet, we might ask this question: What has gotten into her? If someone who is not very good a sports all of a sudden makes a brilliant play, or if someone who is a sports star does very poorly, we might as, “What has gotten into him?”

We see this happening in the Apostles. First, they are locked away in a room for fear after Jesus had been crucified. But when he appears to them alive, and breathes the Holy Spirit into them, it is like they are set on fire with courage, and people ask, “What has gotten into them?” “How is it that we, who are from many different parts of the world and speak many different languages, can understand all they are saying in our very own language?” Read more...

Journalist, Storyteller Temembered for ‘Great Love’ of Hawaii and its People

Msgr. Gary Secor prepared to consecrate the bread and wine April 26 during the funeral Mass for beloved local journalist and storyteller Emme Tomimbang Burns, who died in February at age 73. (Celia K. Downes / Hawaii Catholic Herald)

By Celia K. Downes
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Emme Tomimbang Burns, an icon of journalism and storytelling in Hawaii who died earlier this year, was remembered April 26 at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu during a funeral Mass that saw family, friends and faithful gather to honor a lifetime spent preserving and celebrating the isles’ culture.

People began filing in hours before Mass started to pay their respects to Tomimbang Burns’ family. Dr. Jerris R. Hedges, dean emeritus of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, also shared his memories of Tomimbang Burns and her husband, the late Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge James S. Burns, before the noon service. Read more...

Rallying to Respond to the Crisis in Haiti

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From the Office for Social Ministry

“I am thinking of Haiti, where a state of emergency is in force and the population is desperate because of the collapse of the health system, the shortage of food, and the violence that drives people to flee.” - Pope Francis (April 28, 2024)

In his continual prayers for all those in war-torn countries around the world, Pope Francis recently added a heartfelt appeal for the long-suffering people of Haiti who are currently experiencing increasing deadly chaos. After decades of severe economic hardships, the assassination of their president has led to uncontrolled  gang violence currently holding the country hostage and crippling this small Caribbean nation. Our Holy Father is urging everyone to pray and contribute whatever they can to bring back peace and reconciliation in Haiti. Now that a new governmental body has been sworn in, Pope Francis has offered this prayer intention: “We entrust to the Lord the work of the new Transitional Presidential Council that took office last Thursday in Port au Prince, so that with the renewed support of the international community, it may lead the country to achieve the peace and stability it so badly needs.” Read more...

Transportation Friends for Kupuna Project

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i is looking for more volunteers as a driver and/or chaperone to assist kupuna 60 years and older for our Transportation Friends for Kupuna (TFK) Project.

As a volunteer driver, you will use your own vehicle to transport kupuna clients to needed destinations, and as a chaperone, you will assist in accompanying kupuna to and from their destinations. Your contribution as a volunteer will make a meaningful impact on the lives of frail kupuna who live independently.

If you are interested or need more information, please contact Program Volunteer Coordinator at (808) 527-4783

Priesthood Ordinations, May 24

Bishop Larry Silva ordained Kurt Meyer, left, and Hai “Francis” Pham, center, to the diaconate in May 2023 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. Bishop Silva ordained Anthony Tran, right, to the diaconate in January 2024 at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu. (Photo courtesy Dann Ebina)

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Years of hard work, discernment and lots of prayers have led three men to the priesthood in the Diocese of Honolulu.

On May 24, Bishop Larry Silva will ordain Deacons Kurt Meyer, Hai “Francis” Pham and Anthony Tran at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu.

Congratulations to Deacon Kurt Meyer, Deacon Anthony Tran, and Deacon Hai (Francis) Pham as they complete their journey to priesthood! Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their ordination.

ʻOhana Mass, May 25

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu

From the Office for Social Ministry

At Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners established their Ministry for Persons with Disabilities by welcoming persons with varying gifts and abilities to celebrate the “’Ohana Mass.” Ushers who are members of the Knights of Columbus offer a warm welcome and escort them to the designated pews where they were able to better participate in the Eucharist. After Mass, the community continues fellowship together through a potluck supper where all joyfully serve each other with nourishing food and aloha. These “‘Ohana Masses” and potluck fellowship normally take place on the fourth Saturday each month, 5:30 PM at Mary, Star of the Sea where all are welcomed to celebrate and share their gifts as one ‘Ohana.

Live stream available at Mary, Star of the Sea's YouTube Channel.

For more information, please call the parish office at (808) 734-0396 or email rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

Feast of Corpus Christi at Sacred Heart Church, Punahou, Jun 1

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chuch, Punahou

Join Sacred Heart Church, Punahou for a solemn anticipated Sunday Mass at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Eucharistic Procession around the parish grounds.

After the procession, we will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9:00 p.m. Please sign up for 30 minutes of prayer throughout the night.

Flyer available HERE.

Maui Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession, Jun 2

Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
From St. Anthony, Wailuku to Christ the King, Kahului

A Eucharistic procession is like a holy parade that brings Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist, into the world that he loves. The Blessed Sacrament is placed in a monstrance and carried out of the church by a priest. A Eucharistic procession sometimes begins at one church and ends at another and is connected to the celebration of the Mass or a time of Adoration.

The Eucharistic Procession will begin with 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. The procession will start after Mass going to Christ the King Church in Kahului.

Flyer available HERE.

Oahu Eucharistic Procession, Jun 2

Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.
Beginning at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the Mass for Feast of Corpus Christi with Msgr. Gary Secor at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The Mass will be followed by the Eucharistic Procession to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu and finish with the Adoration and Benediction celebrated by Msgr. Secor. Please bring your own water and sun protection for the approximate 1.5 mile march.

For more information please call the Office of Worship at (808) 585-3342.

Flyer available HERE.

Farewell Mass for St. Catherine School, Jun 5

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
St. Catherine Church, Kapaa

To commemorate St. Catherine School, Kapaa’s legacy and honor the countless individuals who have been part of the school community, a special invitation is extended to all to join the Farewell Mass with Bishop Larry Silva followed by dinner to be hosted by St. Catherine Parish and School on June 5th, 2024. The Mass will begin at 5 PM.

Join us to celebrate the rich history, cherished memories, and enduring legacy of St. Catherine School as we bid a fond farewell.

The Eucharist and Young People, Jun 6

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea

The Eucharist and Young People is an evening for youth, young adults, and their families with guest speaker Fr. Rafael Capo.

RSVP HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests, Jun 7

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu

Join the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday, June 7th for the sanctification of all priests. We especially pray for Bishop Larry Silva and the priests in the diocese for continued strength, good health, and thanksgiving for all they do. The event will be live-streamed at 11:30 a.m. through these links: Honolulu Cathedral at https://honolulucathedral.org/live-stream/, or, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica.

Flyer available HERE.

Maui/Lana'i Vicariate Eucharistic Congress, Jun 8

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

The Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of the Church to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, which is an important Catholic doctrine. The Congress bring together people from a wide area and typically involves conversations, talks, and stories about the Eucharist.

In summary, the Eucharistic Congress will serve as a powerful moment for Catholics to come together, celebate the Eucharist, and to strenghten their faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Click HERE to register for this free event. Registration deadline is June 5, 2024.

Flyer available HERE.

Oahu Eucharistic Congress, Jun 8

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Join the Oahu Eucharistic Congress with Bishop Larry Silva. The Eucharistic Congress is free and will feature breakout sessions, food, and keynote speaker Fr. Rafael Capo live-streaming from Maui.

RSVP HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 3-14

Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 14, 2024
Mary, Star of Sea Early Learning Center, Honolulu

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious formation for children ages 3-12. The Level I course is the foundation course and prepares catechists to work with 3-6 year-old children. Level I course participants (Parts A and B) will receive certification from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Sessions held weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Optional materials making from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Printable Trifold Flyer available HERE. Register Online HERE.

Saint of the Week

Blessed Virgin Mary
Memorial - May 20

Little is said about the most glorious Mother of God in the Scriptures. In many ways, she lived a quiet and hidden life. Since her Assumption into Heaven, the Church has prayerfully pondered her life and role in the mystery of salvation. Little by little, saint after saint and pope after pope have shed greater light upon her singularly unique and glorious role in the Father’s eternal plan. As the Church’s understanding of the Blessed Mother has deepened, new titles and new dogmas have been proclaimed about Mary. In 2018, a new liturgical memorial honored her with the title “Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. 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
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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


Annual Priests Retreat, May 20-24

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Kurt Meyer, Deacon Anthony Tran, and Deacon Hai (Francis) Pham, May 24

‘Ohana Mass, May 25

Memorial Day Holiday, May 27


Maui Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession, Jun 2

Oahu Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession, Jun 2

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, Jun 3-14

Farewell Mass for St. Catherine School, Kapaa, Jun 5

Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests, Jun 7

Maui-Lana'i Vicariate Eucharistic Congress, Jun 8

King Kamehameha Day, Jun 11

Juneteenth Holiday, Jun 19

Funernal Mass for Father Alapaki Kim, Jun 28


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