Meals That Heal Ministry 

Dedicated volunteers prepare and deliver meals to those who are temporarily homebound or ill. This ministry is for those who will need a little extra assistance following surgery, someone who is undergoing medical treatment or someone who has just had a baby, etc. Often family and friends are able to help for a short time but our volunteers help to supplement that assistance by providing meals a few times a week for up to two months. 

Our volunteers may bring home cooked meals or bring meals from a restaurant or have a food delivery service bring a meal. Our goal is to help alleviate any extra stress on families during these times. It is a very beautiful way to let our Parish family know that we are thinking of them and praying for them. It is one small thing that we can do to show that we care. 

Please contact Cheryl Roderer at caroderer@gmail.com OR (702) 910-8140 to join as a volunteer or to give us the name of a family who could benefit from this ministry. 

Gift Shop Ministry 

Volunteers in this ministry create a welcoming environment while assisting the Gift Shop manager with operations. Come join us and volunteer at least once a month before or after the Sunday Mass you attend or during the weekday while the Gift Shop is open. Call the Parish Office if you are interested in meeting new people by helping out at the Gift Shop! 

Gift Shop Hours: 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. from 9:30am-1:30pm  and Sunday from 6:30am – 2:30pm 

The Sharing Garden

In the 1st quarter, the Sharing Garden team was able to harvest and distribute 3,536 pounds of fruits and vegetables.

The harvest was divided between Ulu Wini–HOPE Services (1,934 pounds), Malama Na Keiki (773 pounds), St. Michael’s Food Pantry (829 pounds). With the arrival of Spring and longer days we expect greater yields in the 2nd quarter.

Malama Na Keiki

The Malama Na Keiki (Backpack Program), in cooperation with Holualoa School, continued throughout the 1st quarter in providing food assistance to 46 students (14 families). We are grateful to school staff for helping with the distribution of the food to families that are unable to make the Saturday pick-up, and for putting together Easter baskets for each child to be distributed in April.

The Food Pantry

In observance of Memorial Day, the Food Pantry will not hold a Monday food drive in May. You are encouraged to leave food donations in the baskets at the back of church when you come to Mass. 

The Food Pantry continues to serve a high number of hungry people on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. In April we fed 699 people from 142 households. Your support of this ministry is much appreciated. 

Food Pantry Ministry  

The Food Pantry needs help with ensuring there’s enough food to distribute.  Please bring canned and dry foods and place them in the baskets provided inside the Church. Items most needed: canned vegetables and Spam. The Food Pantry is open 9-9:45am at Immaculate Conception Mission Parking Lot on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

The Diaper Ministry

Mahalo for your continued support. Each month we provide diapers and pull-ups for 75-90 babies/toddlers. Current sizes needed: Diapers Sizes 5 and 6; Pull-Up Sizes 4T-5T Boys & Girls. 

Ushers Needed 

Training for old and new Ushers will be held soon. Ushers welcome all parishioners and visitors to Mass. They also coordinate the Offertory and Building Fund col-lections and direct lines during Communion. We can use additional Ushers for our Saturday 5pm and Sunday 1pm Masses. Please call the office at if you’re interested in serving as an Usher. 

Adoration 

We need prayer disciples who can spend one hour with Jesus on Wednesdays from 1-2pm. Call the office at 326-7771 to talk to or leave a message for TJ Moses. 

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