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September 13, 2022 - Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday within the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time (V37)
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Bishop's Homily for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

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[St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe (Institution of Acolytes for Deacon Candidates); Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish, Manoa (40th Anniversary)]

Have you ever been so angry that you were beside yourself? So upset about some situation that you just wanted to blast someone to smithereens? So enraged about some injustice that you wanted to wring some necks? If so, you are in good company. Our reading from Exodus makes it clear that even God felt this way. He was so enraged and hurt that, after all he had done for the people of Israel, they turned to the worship of a golden craft they had crafted. God is livid as he speaks to Moses about “your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt.” He wanted to obliterate them from the face of the earth and bestow his favor on Moses. But despite this opportunity for power and prestige for himself, Moses dares to reason with God, to remind him of who he is, and thus to turn back the full force of his wrath. And God listens to Moses, putting his justified emotions to one side and letting reason rule the day. Read more...

Two New Big Island Diocesan Hermits

The Diocese of Honolulu’s new hermits, Sister Ursula Kuiee, left, and Sister Avia Montoya. (Courtesy photo)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

In a home on two acres in Pahoa on the Big Island, Sister Ursula Kuiee and Sister Avia Montoya have set up a hermitage. The two laywomen spend their days simply, in work and prayer.

This hermitical life is fairly new. The two began their hermitage in 2019. And on Aug. 28, Bishop Larry Silva consecrated both women as diocesan hermits at St. Joseph Church in Hilo. This makes them officially sanctioned to live consecrated lives dedicated to prayer and more removed from the world.

They join another diocesan hermit, Sister Bernadette Meno, who lives on Maui. Like Sister Bernadette, neither woman came to the idea of being a hermit in a direct or quick path. Read more...

Join the Campaign on Climate Change


From the Office for Social Ministry

Published in May 2017, Pope Francis released his encyclical, Laudato Si, subtitled, “Care for Our Common Home.”  Our Holy Father focuses on care for the natural environment and all people, as well as broader questions of the relationship between God, humans, and the Earth. In it, he says, “Our relationship with the environment can never be isolated from our relationship with others and with God.”

Pope Francis’ message seeks to create an integral ecology in which all that is sacred is considered and cherished. Human beings too are creatures of the world and so widespread environmental degradation doesn’t just hurt natural resources, it hurts human life as well. We are meant to be among and for creation as it’s caretaker, not above it as it’s Lord. The earth is a gift – a gift for all to be cared for by all.

In their work across the globe, CRS helps communities most vulnerable to climate change to be resilient help themselves. One way they are doing this is by introducing new farming techniques for raising crops able to withstand severe weather conditions. Communities are taught to protect their crops from flooding and other skills and techniques. But we must work together to stop global warming to protect our planet and global family. Read more...

Informational Zoom for Catholic Radio on Oahu, Sep 13

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Learn more about the initiative to bring a St. John Paul II Catholic radio station to Oahu with this public informational session on Zoom. For event access, please visit www.oahucatholicradio.com.

Flyer available HERE.

Stewardship Day 2022, Oct 1

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Ann Church, Kaneohe

This year’s diocesan Stewardship Day will feature presentations on parish communications, tithing, building a parish columbarium, and a bishop’s stewardship experience. Registration is free, simply email mclark@rcchawaii.org - or call 808-203-6723 - by September 20, 2022.

New this year, the Office of Stewardship & Development is combing Stewardship Day with the annual special Bishop’s Mass and reception for ‘Ohana in Christ donor society members as a “coming together” of stewardship and development. Mass begins at 11:30 AM. Afterwards, the video for the 2022/2023 Ohana in Christ appeal will be viewed. The reception will follow in the auditorium/cafeteria.

Flyer available HERE.

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Oct 3-4

Monday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A new movie about Mother Teresa will premiere on over 800 theater screens across the country for TWO NIGHTS ONLY on October 3rd and 4th. Locally the movie will be featured at Kapolei Commons and the Dole Cannery Theaters in Honolulu.

To learn more about the movie or to purchase tickets, please visit

Marianist Lecture with Fr. James Heft, Oct 9

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (HST)
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University
Livestream Available

Join the upcoming Marianist Lecture, "Empty Churches: Where have all the young people gone?" with Fr. James L. Heft, S.M.

A study by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies found that the Catholic population, like that of other faith communities, has been declining in the U.S. and the majority of millennials raised Catholic typically now report that they are unaffiliated. Fr. James Heft, SM will explore the social phenomena of the growing number of individuals who no longer affiliate with a religious tradition, the impact non-affiliation has on society and what the future will look like for faith communities like Catholicism.

RSVP HERE. Flyer available HERE.

Celebrating the Eucharist: A Family Concert, Oct 14

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

Composer and musician John Burland will take you and your family on a delightful musical journey of song, movement, prayer, and story in celebration of the gift of the Sacrament of Eucharist - "the source and summit of the Christian life."

This concert is free of charge. Donations accepted. Event will be livestreamed. Please let us know you're coming by registering at www.catholichawaii.org/jbconcert. You may also reserve a bento ($10 per person, payable on site.)

Flyer available HERE.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar "November's Song", Oct 22

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Hawaii's Saints inspiring the artistic journey webinar series hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference "November's Song" - from the script to the stage, remembering the journey! Director Deacon Modesto Cordero and actor Eva Andrade walk us through the journey of bringing to life Sr. Marianne Cope, OSF to the stage. The fun, struggles, and inspiration that motivate our actors and crew to gain a greater admiration and love for our Hawaiian Saint!

Pre-register for this complimentary webinar at www.dmcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

World Youth Day Lisbon 2023

August 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal

Join the Diocese of Honolulu at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal.  Two pilgrimage options to choose from.

Visit the website for more information and to register: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/yam/wyd. Pilgrims under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint John Chrysostom
c. 347 – 407
Memorial - September 13

John received an excellent education in the liberal arts and was baptized at the age of eighteen, in keeping with the custom of adult baptism common to his era. He joined a rustic group of hermits in the hills outside of his hometown in his mid-twenties. The conditions were so physically and psychologically brutal, though, that he left after seven years. Living always isolated and mortified would not be his path. He was ordained a priest in 386. His bishop recognized his gifts and put him in charge of the physical and pastoral care of the poor of Antioch, a ministry in which he honed his natural gifts as a preacher. He was so skillful in preaching that, a century after his death, he was given the title of chrysostom, or “golden mouth.” John’s theological acumen was no less impressive. His sermons and letters display a refined understanding of the intricacies of the Holy Trinity and of the Gospels. His beautiful theological and spiritual reflections are referenced numerous times in the modern Catechism of the Catholic 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
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


Informational Zoom for Catholic Radio on Oahu, Sep 13

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience - Big Island, Sep 16-18


`Ohana in Christ Diocesan Appeal, Oct 1-2

Stewardship Day and ‘Ohana in Christ Donor Reception, Oct 1

Diocesan Rosary Congress, Oct 1-7

"Mother Teresa: No Greater Love" Movie, Oct 3-4

Marianist Lecture with Fr. James Heft, Oct 9

Celebrating the Eucharist: A Family Concert, Oct 14

Holy Ghost Golf Tournament, Oct 15

DMCC Webinar "November's Song", Oct 22

Second Collection for World Mission Sunday, Oct 22-23


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