St. Pius X Catholic Church, Manoa, Honolulu, Hi

Living the Gospel of Our Lord as a Community of Faith since 1958

St. Pius X Catholic Church, Manoa

2821 Lowrey Avenue, Honolulu, Hi 96822 | Map Directions

Phone: (808) 988-3308 | Sacramental Emergency:(808) 312-3168 | Fax:(808) 773-7794

blessed sacrament


Jesus, really present
in the Blessed Sacrament,
You nourish us each day with your Body;
spiritually renew in us Your Presence now,
for we ardently long for You:
“Come, Lord Jesus.”

fr. rico

Fr. Rico Bernadez

Interim Administrator



Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.m.
( No 7:30 am Masses on April 12-April 19 )


Saturday: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. | 11:30 am

Sunday 11:30 a.m. Mass live streamed


By Appointment

Sunday Mass

11:30 p.m.

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Food Pantry

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Disclaimer -This Mass is livestreamed on the Diocese of Honolulu Evangelization Task Force (D.E.TF.) Facebook page. If you do not wish to be seen, please attend another Mass.By attending this Mass, you are giving permission for D.E.T.F. and St. Pius X Church to freely use your image for evangelization.


In a book entitled Healing Through the Mass (pages 84-85, published by Resurrection Press and authored by Fr Robert DeGrandis S.S.J.), I read the following. NASA did some experimenting with a special type of camera that could see the energy levels in the human body. This is then seen on a monitor. This energy shows up as an aura around the body. NASAs interest in the experiment was to investigate the effects of space travel on astronauts in orbit. Experimenting in a hospital they discovered that when a person is dying, the aura around the body is thinner and gets thinner and thinner until the person dies. The scientist carrying out this investigation in the hospital and his associate were behind a two-way mirror. They could see with their camera another man coming into the room with light coming from his pocket. Then the man took the object from his pocket and did something so that in the camera the whole room was filled with light and with their camera they could no longer see what was happening. They ran to the room to see what was causing so much light to appear in their camera. They discovered that the dying man was being given Holy Communion.

Afterwards with their camera they could see that the aura around him was brighter. Although in his fifties, the scientist conducting the experiment decided to become a priest after witnessing that.

By: Fr. Tommy Lane

Meditation on Sunday, April 18 Luke 24:35-48

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:45)

If you read through the resurrection account in Luke’s Gospel, you might be surprised at how often the risen Jesus explains the Scriptures to his disciples.

All of the disciples—from the two on the road to Emmaus to the ones gathered in the upper room—seemed to be “slow of heart to believe” (Luke 24:25). But the disciples’ lack of understanding was not a problem for Jesus. He was happy to help them understand the Scriptures. And when he did, it was if a light had turned on for them. Recent confusing events began to make sense. They had joy and hope; they knew they could trust God

Jesus wants to do that for you too. He knows the questions you have and the ways your hope and joy need a lift. And he is ready to do something about it.

So the best thing you can do is spend time reading the Bible. Hearing the readings at Mass or reading this magazine is a great start. The more time you spend with the Scriptures, the more Jesus can bring them to life for you.

For instance, when you read “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack” (Psalm 23:1), Jesus might help you see that, as your Good Shepherd, he will take care of the worrisome details of your life. Or when you read “I go and prepare a place for you” (John 14:3), Jesus might lift some of your sadness and give you hope for a departed loved one. You might even start to find joy as you look forward to heaven!

Every time you open your Bible, Jesus is ready to help you know him better. As he opened the minds of this disciples after his resurrection, he can speak to you through his word. Let him turn the light on for you. Let him lift your hope and give you joy.

“Lord, I want to know you better. Help me understand the Scriptures more.”


From: Word Among Us


March 14, 2021


To: All Pastors and Parishioners
From: Bishop Larry Silva
Subject: Resumption of Sunday Mass Obligation

Peace be with you!

As we continue on our Lenten journey, we look forward to the joyful celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest event in the history of the world. We have been living in this strange time of the pandemic, and now with decreasing numbers of cases, increasing accessibility to vaccines, and herd immunity on the horizon, we should be able to celebrate Easter in a more normal fashion this year. Since our Sunday encounter with the Risen Lord in the Eucharist is the source and summit of who we are as Christians, it is important that we return to our weekly celebrations.

Effective Easter Sunday, April 4 (or as of the Easter Vigil, April 3), I am ending the dispen-sation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, which has been in effect since mid March, 2020. However, anyone who is sick, may have been exposed to anyone with COVID19, or who has a health condition that would endanger themselves or others by being present in church, continues to be dispensed.

In order to better accommodate larger numbers of people, especially on Easter Sunday, pastors are to determine whether extra seats can be added on lanais, additional Masses can be added to the schedule, or live-streaming in the parish hall can be done and Holy Communion taken to those who participate by this means. If anticipated numbers simply cannot be safely accommo-dated in a particular parish, a pastor can dispense from the Sunday Mass obligation, either for individual parishioners or certain groups of parishioners, and for a specified period of time not to exceed two months without consultation with the Bishop of Honolulu. At the same time, I realize that we must stay vigilant about our health protocols, and so the following norms must continue to be observed:

* Masks must be worn by all who attend Mass or other liturgical services.

* Social distancing and no-touch greetings and Sign of Peace remain the norms.

* Holy Communion is to be given only under the species of Bread.

*The use of a small choir is permitted during Holy Week and the Easter season. If the parish is using a choir, choir members need to continue following the rules for indoor singing as directed by the state [Any person(s) singing shall maintain physical distancing of at least ten (10) feet from any other person(s) while singing. Members of the same performing group singing may be closer than ten (10) feet together while performing, provided the group consists of less than ten (10) persons. To the extent reasonable and practicable, a physical barrier (e.g., plexiglass) of suf-ficient size to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 shall separate any person(s) singing from any other person(s), but not including members of the same performing group.]

* A distance of 10 feet between the cantor and the congregation needs to be observed as much as possible.

* In addition to the Entrance, Offertory, Communion and Leavetaking hymns the Kyrie, Gloria, Responsorial Psalm, Gospel Acclamation and the rest of the Mass part responses could be sung during Holy Week and the Easter season, observing the proper precautions.

* Sanitization is to continue between Masses.

* Social gatherings after Mass should still not take place.

* We encourage parish priests to start/continue live-streaming their liturgies to their parishioners via social media platforms and to communicate to them the times of these services and log-in information for their parishs Facebook and/or website.

Any questions about these protocols should be referred to Deacon Modesto Cordero of the Of-fice of Worship:

God bless you all, and have a blessed Lent, a joyful Easter Triduum, and a grace-filled Easter season!

Diocesan Evangelization Task Force

Facebook Live Streamed

Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (Hawaii time)
Rosary will be recited immediately after Mass.

St. Pius X

Charismatic Praise & Worship

- Led by Dominc Olaso

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Disclaimer -This Mass is livestreamed on the Diocese of Honolulu Evangelization Task Force (D.E.TF.) Facebook page. If you do not wish to be seen, please attend another Mass.By attending this Mass, you are giving permission for D.E.T.F. and St. Pius X Church to freely use your image for evangelization.

To enhance your Spiritual Communion

Before MASS
Evangelize (invite) your family/friends to watch the live-stream in their own homes
Place a Crucifix and Bible in the viewing room
Dress as you would if you were going to MASS

During MASS
pray, stand, sit, kneel at the appropriate times
clap, play tambourines, shakers, dance, during the joyful songs
post your prayer intentions and MASS responses in the comment section

After MASS
Mail your offering, check payable to "St. Pius X Catholic Church",
to: 2821 Lowrey Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822. Ke AKUA
aloha! Dominic

More Livestream Mass Schedules

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace or

Liturgies at which Bishop Larry Silva will preside will be private, with only the liturgical ministers necessary, but will be live-streamed for all to see.

Each Sunday at 9 AM

May 24, 9:00 a.m. | Mass for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

May 31, 9:00 a.m. | Mass for Pentecost Sunday

Sacred Heart, Punahou
Sundays at 8:00 AM

St. John Apostle and Evangelist
Saturdays at 5 PM

St. Joseph, Waipahu
Daily at 7 AM

St. John the Baptist, Kalihi"
Mass in Spanish on Sundays at 8 AM
Para misa en Espaol, seguir este enlace. Estar disponible el domingo a las 8 AM.
The Scripture readings for Sunday, Solemnity, and Weekly Masses are
available at


EWTN (Eternal Word Television Net-work Channel 30 for cable Customers; Channel 261 for Dish customers) broad-casts Mass daily

The COVID-19 virus forces us and our parishioners to grapple with a difficult reality. Amid self-isolation and "stay-at-home" orders, an increasing number of people are experiencing sickness and death separated from other people.

Liturgical Press

Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN) has posted more free resources in their website that relate to healing and grief.

Website link:

Praying Together, Praying Apart: At-Home Prayers for Times of Healing, Illness, and Death is a new resource available for free download in their website and at the link below for praying in times of healing, illness and death.

Praying together, praying apart printable pdf

  • Part I: Prayers of Comfort, Hope, and Healing: These texts can be prayed by individuals, families, or other groups

  • Part II: Lucernarium for Healing: Lucernarium, or "service of light," grows out of the tradition in the early church of lighting lamps for evening prayer. This celebration of light rejoices in Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, the Light no darkness can overcome.

  • Part III: Rosary for Healing with Luke the Evangelist: The rosary is a prayer pathway that invites us to meditate on significant events in Jesus' life. The Rosary for Healing with Luke the Evangelist focuses on the healing mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, allowing us to enter more fully into the healing experiences within Luke's Gospel. Begin each decade by reading the corresponding Scripture passage.

  • Part IV: At-Home Service of Prayer when Someone Has Died: One of the realities of social distancing is the inability to gather as a community for wakes, funerals, and other memorial services when someone has died. This service of prayer is intended to give people a way to pray in their own homes as they grieve the loss of a loved one.

(provided by: Deacon Modesto R. Cordero )


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