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April 18, 2023 - Second Week of Easter

Tuesday within the Second Week of Easter (V16)
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Bishop's Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter


[Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Consecration of Lorraine Manlolo as a Virgin Living in the World)]

It is amazing how Jesus works! He had come to establish the Kingdom of God, a kingdom that would put to shame all other powers and principalities. It would be a kingdom of justice, love and peace, encompassing every nation on earth. To build this magnificent kingdom, God himself becomes a man, chooses followers, is rejected by many who felt he was a threat to the kingdom they wanted to build, is crucified, and is even abandoned by his dearest friends at his greatest hour of need. Then he does something unheard of: rises from the dead! On the day of his resurrection, he appears to his so-called friends, who had abandoned him and who were now locked away for fear of being hunted down themselves. Instead of scolding them for their cowardice, however, he says, “Peace be with you!” He rejoices to see them and to have them see him risen from the dead. And then he breathes the Holy Spirit upon them and sends them out on mission to bring forgiveness and healing to all the world in his name, sending them to do the same work of his heavenly Father that he had been sent to do. Amazing! Anyone else who wanted to start such a noble project would probably have fired them all and chosen others who would be more faithful. Yet Jesus chose these weak people and gave them the power of the Holy Spirit to be his bold witnesses to the ends of the earth. It is amazing how Jesus works! This Divine Mercy is truly remarkable! Read more...

EPIC Evolution

EPIC members gather on the lawn of the young adult ministry’s headquarters in Kaneohe for a movie night on March 26. (HCH Photo | Anna Weaver)

By Anna Weaver
Hawaii Catholic Herald

On Kuhio Day, a group of about 20 young adults and a few children gathered on the covered lanai next to EPIC Ministry’s new Kaneohe headquarters. They chatted, grilled hot dogs, said grace, and loaded up on movie snacks before settling on the lawn to watch a film as the sun set on Kaneohe Bay behind them.

Community nights like this are a monthly fixture in the local Catholic young adult ministry’s line-up, along with eucharistic adoration, faith sharing and speakers. There’s often a hike, a visit to a restaurant or brewery, or a service project thrown into the mix.

“When people are having a good time is often when they are most open to talking about Jesus,” said EPIC’s executive director, Malcolm Zara. Read more...

‘Ohana Mass, Apr 22

Saturday April 22, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary, Star of the Sea Church

From the Office for Social Ministry

At Mary, Star of the Sea Church on Oahu, parishioners have 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 p.m. at Mary, Star of the Sea where all are welcomed to celebrate and share their gifts as one ‘Ohana. However this month, Mary, Star of the Sea will celebrate the Ohana Mass this coming Saturday, April 22, 2023.

For more information please contact Deacon Rafael Mendoza at rafmendoza@rcchawaii.org.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat, Apr 28-30

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
(Arrival at 5:30pm on Friday/departure on Sunday at 5:00pm)

If you or a friend are hurting from a past abortion and are searching for a confidential, non-judgmental, safe place of healing and support to express and reconcile painful emotions and begin the healing process, look no further... and join us on our next retreat!

Both women and men are impacted by abortion and greatly benefit from the retreats. Singles, couples and family members of aborted children have come to Rachel's Vineyard for peace and inner healing. Call us today if you need someone to talk to.

To register, contact Lisa Shorba at (808) 490-2571 or email rvinhawaii@gmail.com.

A fee of $175/person (covers room, meals/refreshments and retreat materials). Need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited. Registrations are strictly confidential. For more information visit www.rachelsvineyard.com.

Flyer available HERE. Brochure available HERE.

Eucharist Retreat - Lanai, Apr 29

Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City

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. Flyer available HERE.

Diocesan Priest Retirement Fund, Apr 29-30

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30, 2023

Next week our Second Collection will be for the Diocesan Priest Retirement Fund. This is a different collection from the Religious Retirement Fund that is done each December. In concert with next weekend’s Good Shepherd Sunday, we are asked to prayerfully consider giving generously to this collection that will directly support our priests who are in their retirement years. They have given their lives shepherding our communities, and we pray that they are adequately cared for in this next chapter of their lives.

Please give generously on April 29 & 30 or donate online today at www.catholichawaii.org/dprf

God is Real in the Eucharist, May 7

Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 5:45 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue

Join God is Real in the Eucharist: Four Way to Live Fully Alive in Christ! with guest speaker Joe Melendrez.

Flyer available HERE.

150th Anniversary of Father Damien’s Arrival in Kalaupapa

From the Office of the Bishop

The annual Memorial of St. Damien is May 10, which is the anniversary of the date of his arrival in Kalaupapa, Molokai. Wednesday, May 10, 2023 is the 150th anniversary of that momentous event. Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate a Mass at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on that day, to which all are invited. We also urge parishes and schools to mark this special anniversary in their own celebrations of this Obligatory Memorial.

Damien and Marianne Catholic Conference Webinar "The Voices of Vermont," May 13

Saturday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (HST)

Join this special webinar The Voices of Vermont, USA hosted by the Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference. This live presentation from Vermont will feature several panelists who will share their story on how their personal and professional lives have been impacted and continually been influenced by Servant of God Joseph Dutton layman, affectionately known to the people of Vermont as "Brother Joseph Dutton, Beloved Son of Stowe."

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

Flyer available HERE.

Christian Leadership Institute, Jun 25-30

Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2023
St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe

Registration is now OPEN for Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) this summer! Leadership training is open to all high school youth in grades 10-12. Applications are due to the OYYAM by May 17, 2023. Packets and more information on the website: www.catholichawaii.org/oyyam/ym/cli-hi. Questions? Contact the OYYAM at oyyam@rcchawaii.org.

Flyer available HERE.

Introduction to Spiritual Direction, Jul 10-21

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 21, 2023
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chaminade Univeristy of Honolulu

Join the Introduction to Spiritual Direction course offered through Chaminade University of Honolulu. The course will feature Fr. William Meyer, SM who has been a spiritual director for over 40 years and holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Fr. Meyer currently serves as the Rector of St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

For registration assistance or more information, please contact claire.nishiguchi@chaminade.edu or dustyn.raga@chaminade.edu.

Flyer available HERE.

Saint of the Week

Saint Anselm of Canterbury
Memorial – April 21

He was an Italian, Frenchman, and Englishman; a monk, prior, abbot, archbishop, philosopher, theologian, and spiritual writer; today he is a saint, a Doctor of the Church, and commonly referred to as the father of Scholasticism. Anselm was born into a noble family in the town of Aosta, located in the Italian Alps. As a youth, his devout mother set a pious example which he readily followed. When Anselm was fifteen, he wanted to enter the monastic life but his father would not give consent, so the abbot refused his entrance. His mother had since passed so she could not intervene. Disillusioned, Anselm’s faith wavered for the next several years. Coming to his senses, he pursued studies in France and eventually arrived at the Benedictine Abbey of Bec around the age of twenty-six. Read more...

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


Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat, Apr 28-30

Second Collection for the Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Fund, Apr 29-30

Lanai Eucharist Retreat, Apr 29

Mass for Clergy and Religious Jubilarians, Apr 29


Diocesan Baccalaureate Mass, May 5

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I, Part A, May 5-7

"God is Real in the Eucharist," May 7

Mass for the Memorial of St. Damien, May 10

"The Voices of Vermont, USA" Webinar, May 13

Annual Priests Retreat, May 15-19

Christian Life Program Session One, May 20

2nd Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign, May 20-21

Christian Life Program Session Two, May 27

Memorial Day Holiday, May 29


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