Celebrating our Faith during COVID-19

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Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

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Diocese of Honolulu Response to the Coronavirus

MAY 26, 2020 UPDATE: Please visit https://www.catholichawaii.org/faithfulandsafe for videos and information that the Diocese of Honolulu has prepared to help with a safe and smooth reopening of our churches on the weekend of Pentecost (May 30/31).


MAY 22, 2020 UPDATE: "While each parish will have somewhat different ways of implementing the Guidelines presented below, we ask your patience and cooperation. Yes, these are bothersome requirements, but they are necessary for the continuing health and safety of all during this global pandemic."  - Bishop Larry Silva 

1. Catholic churches, missions, chapels and oratories in Hawaii will reopen for public worship the weekend of May 30/31, Pentecost Sunday. During this coming week, parishes and hospitality ministers will be prepared to assist people in following these Guidelines.  

2. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is extended through June 30, 2020. This will allow those who are not comfortable attending Mass at this time to stay away with a clear conscience. Masses will continue to be live-streamed, at least from some locations. Log-in information can be found at www.catholichawaii.org. Before June 30, we will evaluate whether or not to extend the dispensation longer.

3. As an act of charity, anyone who is sick, who is particularly vulnerable to infection, or is in a high-risk group should not attend Mass at this time. (Read More)



Livestream Masses:
Livestream Mass schedule and resources

Parish Reopenings:
Parish protocols and other information regarding reopening


The information below provides guidance in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
Check this page regularly for updates.


Office of the Bishop


Office of Worship

Deacon Modesto R. Cordero, Director
(808) 585-3342


Faith Formation

Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy

Director, Office of Religious Education
(808) 203-6745

Lisa Gomes
Director, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
(808) 203-6743


Office for Social Ministry

Latest Links for Social Ministry Covid-19 Response

Fr. Robert Stark
Director, Office for Social Ministry - OSM

(808) 203-6734

Iwie Tamashiro
Director, Parish Social Ministry - OSM
(808) 203-6702


Hawaii Catholic Schools


Recommended Resources

Hawaii Department of Health


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention