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January 31, 2023

Tuesday within the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time (V5)
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Bishop's Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time


[St. John Vianney Church, Kailua (Eucharistic Revival Catechesis)]

As you know, we are in the midst of a National Eucharistic Revival, instituted by the U.S. bishops. One of the ways we are observing that Revival here in the Diocese of Honolulu is by offering a seven-part series of teachings on the Mass over the Sundays of January and early February. Our objective is to help people better understand the Mass we celebrate every Sunday – indeed every day – so that, better understanding it, we may draw others to attend and learn about this perfect prayer of praise.

Today we heard the opening words of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. He is telling us how to live a blessed life. I say, “is” telling us, not “was” telling us, because in the Mass, the living Jesus Christ is speaking to us. He may have the voice of the lector or the deacon, but it is the living and active Word of God that is Jesus himself whom we hear in the Mass.

But Jesus also wants to have a physical encounter with us! He wants us to “taste and see” how good he is; to know that he is risen from the dead and is alive; and to make love to his beloved Bride, the Church by sharing his own Body and Blood with her and making her one with him. Read more...

A Filled Co-Cathedral Honors the Late Pope Emeritus

A framed portrait of the late Pope Benedict XVI is displayed at his memorial Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Jan. 4. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

Local Catholics filled the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu on Jan. 4 for a memorial Mass honoring the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Bishop Larry Silva presided and gave a homily recognizing the late pope for his “rock solid” theological legacy and Christ-centered faith life.

Pope Benedict XVI died at the Vatican on Dec. 31. He had been retired since 2013 when he made the surprising announcement that he would be stepping down from the papacy. He had been pontiff since April 2005.

Bishop Silva opened his homily by talking about how the name Benedict means “well-spoken.” Read more...

Free February Caregiver Education and Wellness Classes

From the Office for Social Ministry

If you are involved in a caregiving ministry, you are following in the footsteps of St. Marianne Cope. But being a caregiver also means sometimes it is difficult to make time to care of yourself. The St. Francis Health Care System, a legacy of St. Marianne’s ministry witnessing to Jesus here in Hawaii, offers many resources to support caregivers in their journey of health and wellness. Thanks to their many generous community participants and donors, anyone can access a wealth of free classes throughout the month of February. If you’re looking to learn and cultivate new skills in the physical, emotional, and spiritual practices involved in caregiving for others and yourself, please check out the FREE Caregiver Education and Wellness Classes at St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii. Read more...

Prayer for Catholic Schools Week

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January 30 through February 3 is designated “Catholic Schools Week” in celebration and recognition of the importance of Catholic Education. Please join us in prayer throughout the week for our Catholic schools and Catholic faith formation.

(Prayer by Deacon Raffy Mendoza)

Almighty and Loving Father,

Your Son, Jesus Christ, taught his apostles how to pray and shared with the world the Good News of Salvation with stories, parables, examples, and lessons. And with his own life and death, he taught us the greatest lesson of all.

May our Catholic schools be a home where your kingdom here on earth is experienced and lived by all. Open our hearts to realize that the Catholic school is a community effort and that we cannot be faithful to our mission without the cooperation of all concerned - the students, the parents, the teachers, the principals, and the pastors.

Guide the hearts of the school board members, administrators, teachers, and staff to see themselves as the Church’s co-workers in helping to fulfill Christ’s mandate, transmitted through the Apostles: “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

Send your Holy Spirit to fill the hearts of our parents; they are the first witnesses to and teachers of their children. We pray that parents inspire their children to grow in faith and love, by the example of their own life.

We pray for the students. In a world of conflict and hostility, of greed and injustice, of poverty and despair, may the students be eager to find solid and enduring value in believing and following Jesus Christ, sharing his strength and love, responding generously to love, and serve him, as he has loved and served us.

Bless our Catholic schools with the gifts we need to accomplish the mission you ask of us.

Grace our Catholic schools with Your divine presence.

World Youth Day in Portugal, Aug 2023

There is still time to sign-up for World Youth Day happening THIS SUMMER (2023) in Lisbon, Portugal. There are two options to choose from. Visit our website for more information: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/yam/wyd.

The last day to sign-up is January 31, 2023.

Flyer available HERE.

Catechist Retreat 2023

Join us as we reflect upon Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who calls us by name; refresh ourselves in the joyful company of fellow catechists; and renew our catechetical approach to teaching about the Sacrament of Eucharist.

Our day will be filled with Sacred Scripture, peaceful silence, artful calligraphy, and practical new ways to teach about the Eucharist. Register HERE.

Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
February 4: St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Oahu
March 11: St. Raphael, Kauai
March 25: St. Damien of Molokai, Molokai
April 29: Sacred Hearts, Lanai

Flyer available HERE.

Mass for the World Day of Consecrated Life, Feb 4

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu

The Leadership Association of Religious Congregations (LARC) invites all Religious Congregations and the Faithful of the Diocese to join us and Bishop Silva who will preside at a special Mass in honor of the World Day for Consecrated Life. In lieu of a reception, boxed bentos will be available after Mass.

Please RSVP your attendance to Sr. William Marie Eleniki, OSF at elenikiswm@aol.com or (808) 382-2600 by January 26.

Flyer available HERE.

Second Collection for the Augustion Educational Foundation, Feb 11 - 12

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.

Your gift to our Second Collection goes directly to support tuition scholarships in your parish and/or vicariate for the 2023-2024 School Year. 
Last year, $110,000 was generously donated to the Second Collection and distributed back to parishioners in the form of tuition scholarships.

For more information, please call (808) 203-6748 or visit www.augustinefoundation.org.

Marianist Lecture "A Life Worth Loving," Feb 19

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Join the Marianist Lecture "A Life Worth Loving: How People of Faith Engage Work, Leisure and Love" featuring guest speaker Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland, PhD.

Dr. Anna Moreland, co-author of "Daring to Live: A Guide to a Meaningful Life," will discuss strategies for emerging adults and the people who love them to expand their imagination, build better vocabulary, and recover habits and practices to live more fully and faithfully.

To register or learn more, please visit chaminade.edu/marianist-lecture

Flyer available HERE.

Maui Stewardship Day, Mar 4

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

All are invitied to the Maui Stewardship Day “It is Right and Just.” The day will begin with Mass with Bishop Larry Silva and feature stewardship speakers Seminarian Larry Denis from the Big Island and Fr. Ace Tui, Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. Lunch will be provided.

Register & RSVP with your parish stewardship contact person by February 25, 2023. For information, call your parish stewardship contact of Mary Jean Bega at mauisd23@gmail.com.

Flyer available HERE.

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:

Previous Announcements


Mass for the Annual Conference of Catholic Educators, Feb 3

Catechist Retreat - Oahu, Feb 4

Mass for World Day for Consecrated Life, Feb 4

Presidents' Day Holiday, Feb 20

Mass for Ash Wednesday, Feb 23

Rite of Election for the West Hawaii Vicariate, Feb 25

Rite of Election for Oahu Vicariates, Feb 26

Mass for the 40 Days for Life, Feb 28


Maui Stewardship Day “It is Right and Just," Mar 4

Clergy Workshop, Mar 9

Catechist Retreat - Kauai, Mar 11

Scout Mass and Awards Ceremony, Mar 18

Confirmation & First Holy Communion for Our Lady Queen of Angels, Kula, Mar 19

Chrism Mass for the Maui/Lanai Vicariate, Mar 23

Catechist Retreat - Molokai, Mar 25

Prince Kuhio Day Holiday (Observed), Mar 27

Chrism Mass for the Island of Hawaii, Mar 30


For our most recent news, visit www.catholichawaii.org.

The latest updates regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19 can be found at www.catholichawaii.org/covid19.

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