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Deacon Ace's Ordination
If you would like to view a video of Ace's Ordination to Deacon, click on the link below to access it on You Tube.
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For the first time since the pandemic began, Hawaii has become a hot spot for very-high risk levels of COVID-19 infections.  The state reported unprecedented single-day record highs this weekend with 1035 new cases and 9 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday.  Positivity rates that once averaged 1.5%, have now jumped to over 8% across the state! Now it is more important than ever to increase personal safety protocols and to get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so.
RENTAL ASSISTANCE – If you’re facing eviction and need assistance we strongly urge you to call the MEDIATION CENTER to schedule an appointment.  On Oahu go to The Mediation Center of the Pacific at https://www.mediatehawaii.org or call (808) 807-0080.  While the state moratorium is ended, counties on every island is now covered by the CDC issued moratorium.  If you qualify, complete the “Eviction Protection Declaration form and give it to your landlord.  Remember to keep a copy for yourself.  See the bulletin for detailed information.
For the Governor's August 6, 2021 Press Release and more information click on the link below.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE – Sign up to pray throughout the 40-day prayer vigil from Sept. 22 to Oct 31.  Let’s pray together with hundreds of faith communities worldwide to peacefully pray and fast for an end to abortion.  In the last 27 years, by the grace of God
  • 19,198 babies have been saved from abortion
  • 112 abortion centers closed
  • 225 abortion workers quit

Kick-Off events on Sept. 25 begin with Opening Mass at St. Theresa Co-Cathedral at 8 am. Flyers and sign-up sheets are available at the check in tables or for more information visit www.40daysforlife.com/honolulu or contact your Respect Life Coordinator, Agnes Tauyan, at 808-348-4481 or agnestauyan@gmail.com.

To All:
As many of you know, St. Philomena Church and Early Learning Center in Honolulu suffered a major fire on Labor Day weekend as a result of arson.  The property Insurance will not cover the majority of the loss due to program deductibles and pre-existing termite damage which occurred prior to the fire.  Any parish or parishioner who can help St. Philomena with this tremendous cost can do so at https://www.catholichawaii.org/philomena-fire.  Your kokua will be greatly appreciated!  God bless you all!

Thank you!
Most Reverend Clarence (Larry) Silva
Bishop of Honolulu
On October 2-3, there will be a special collection for the “Ohana in Christ” annual appeal for the Catholic Church in Hawaii. Formerly known as the “Bishop’s Circle Appeal”,  the “Ohana In Christ Appeal” will specifically support the following areas: priests’ needs, seminary formation, deacon formation, Youth and Young adult Ministry, and those most in need through our various social ministries.  Please take this time to reflect and decern how you would like to answer  Bishop Larry’s Annual Appeal.
MARIANIST LECTURE –  This online event will take place on Sunday, September 26th beginning at 4 pm.  This year’s presenter is Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan, Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Theology at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN.  The topic for the evening is “The Spirituality of Justice: Racism and Climate Change / A Catholic’s Response”.   The event is FREE but you must register at www.marianistlecture.com to attend.  More information can be found in our online bulletin.
From the Office for Social Ministry
Now that hurricane season has begun, it is a good time to stock up for essential supplies if you haven’t done so already.  Hawaii’s season of tropical cyclones lasts from June through the end of November.  So, it’s important to be prepared with the necessary items to make it through a natural disaster.
Last year, our islands were spared from the impacts of Hurricane Douglas, which came dangerously close to the state in July 2020.  Although pandemic shutdowns had already forced residents to stock up in preparation for supply shortages, many were still unprepared, particularly persons with disabilities.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reminds us that “it takes one direct hit, or even a close call, to have a major impact on daily life here in the Hawaiian Islands.”  It’s important that we get the word out to our vulnerable neighbors the importance of emergency and disaster preparedness so to keep healthy and safe.
The Americans with Disabilities National Network has prepared various checklists and resource sheets to include:

The Pacific ADA Center region encompasses Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii.  Their mission is to build a partnership between the disability community and the general
public.  Visit their website at https://www.adapacific.org/mission

For more information from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center go to https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/?cpac
Saturdays at 5 PM – Sunday Vigil Mass
Sundays at 9 AM – Sunday Mass