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The May Crowning: Celebrating the Coronation of Mary

Courtesy of Catholic Stewardship Consultants For many Catholics, May Crownings of statues or icons of the Blessed Mother have become rites of spring. This annual Marian devotion appropriately takes place near Mother’s Day and ushers in a month during which the Catholic Church pays special homage to Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Mother of God. Generally taking place around the first weekend of the month, May Crownings often involve processions and adorning statues […]

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The Greeters Ministry: Welcoming All to the Celebration of the Mass with Aloha and Ho’okipa

Courtesy of Catholic Stewardship Consultants Now more than ever, in the wake of the isolation brought by COVID restrictions, it is important to welcome parishioners and guests into the church with the aloha that characterizes St. Michael’s Parish. “There has been a loss of connection with the church,” says Jo Anne Fay, a member of the Greeters Ministry here at St. Michael the Archangel. “And we want people to feel the joy, celebration, and closeness […]

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The Wedding Ministry: Joyfully Preparing Couples from Near and Far

Courtesy of Catholic Stewardship Consultants Every year, our parish welcomes couples who travel from all over to be married in our beautiful church. After months of planning over the phone, the bride and groom-to-be arrive and are welcomed by Paulette Adams and the Wedding Ministry team: Theresa Hernandez and Frankie Hemby, who assist during the wedding liturgy. The Wedding Ministry serves both parish couples and visiting couples who are planning weddings, but Paulette estimates that […]

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The Funeral Ministry: Offering Compassion and Aloha at a Difficult Time

When a loved one dies, planning for the funeral can be a daunting task for the family. However, here at St. Michael Parish, our Funeral Ministry is prepared to take the `ohana into their care to help them make the decisions necessary at this time. Ministry coordinator Aunty Caroline K. Smith has been involved in this service for more than eight years. Besides herself, there are eight ministry members. Their service begins when the family […]

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The Return Ministry: Prayer Group Formed to Bring People Back to Catholic Faith

from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish Newsletter — Mar /Apr 2022by Catholic Stewardship Consultants The statistics are disheartening. The St. Michael Pastoral Council recently read the book, Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church, by Brandon Vogt. Shirley David gave one to each member asa summer reading gift. After reading and discussing the book, Pastoral Council members each decided to start praying for someone specific who had become disengaged with the Catholic Church. […]

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Entering into Kalema (Lent)

from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish Newsletter — Mar /Apr 2022by Catholic Stewardship Consultants Entering into Kalema:  How We Can Make the Most of the Sacred Season of Lent How might we make the most of this solemn, sacred season? There are three main aspects to Lent in which the Church asks us to engage — prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We don’t need to take on many things in order to make this season worthwhile, but […]

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Moms and Tots Ministry: Helping Parents Make Ends Meet

In her work with Early Head Start, a federally-funded family support program, parishioner Thelma Bacxa has seen the immediate needs of many families here on the Hawai`i Island. Due to her expertise in this area, she is an invaluable resource for our parish Moms and Tots Ministry, which serves these families in need.  “I got involved in the ministry because of the work I do — Monday through Friday, my job is to work with […]

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Feeding the Hungry: Meet Bill and Cindy Culhane

For parishioner Bill Culhane, it was a love of food that initially led him to serve those in need. “I’ve always loved to eat and I think that’s what has drawn me to it, an appreciation of food and an enjoyment of food,” Bill says.  Nearly six years ago, Bill and his wife, Cindy, moved to Kailua-Kona from the mainland. Attracted by the weather and the friendly community they experienced, they became involved at St. […]

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Mark Your Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our events calendar by clicking here. Healing Mass June 28 Fr. Alfred Guerrero will offer a Healing Mass onTuesday, June 28, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at St.Michael’s. Anyone in need of healing and fellowship are encouraged to join us. For more information, contact Monica Choe at (720) 341-3752. Diaconate Ordination~Arrion Rosales-Llantos July 1 The Diocese of Honolulu announces the ordination of Arrion Rosales-Llantos to the order of Deacon by His Excellency Most […]

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Faith Formation

Prepare for Next Week’s Scripture Readings 1st Reading/Primera Lectura: Isaiah (Isaías) 66:10-14 Psalm: 66:1-3,4-5,6-7,16,20 / Salmo: 65:1-3,4-5,6-7,16,20 2nd Rdg/Segunda Lectura: Galatians (Gálatas) 6:14-18 Gospel/Evangelio: Luke (Lucas) 10:1-12,17-20 or 10:1-9 Neighborhood Rosary Inspires Community Prayer “The Rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. […]

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