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From the Office

Advocates for Annulment Process  Pope Francis has streamlined the process to petition for a declaration of nullity to make the process shorter. He also eliminated the mandatory fee. For assistance in petitioning, the following persons are Advocates for St. Michael’s: Deacon Sándor Hernández Morales, Meali’inani Duarte-Morales, Rosana Knudson, and Judy Glickstein. Call the office at (808) 326-7771 to leave a message for one of them to call you.  Spam Emails Posing as Our Clergy are Fake SPAM emails are being sent as […]

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Ministries Update

Consecration to God the Father Ministry December 4 Please join us in prayer to honor God Our Father, Sunday, December 4 following the 1:30pm mass. We will pray Consecration Prayers to God Our Father and Divine Mercy. The Consecration prayer helps us to acknowledge God as our Eternal Father, to honor Him, and to give Him our commitment to follow His commandments. For more information, please call Romana at 808-494-0224. Knights of Columbus Council 13227 December 5 This month’s meeting will be […]

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Faith Formation

Prepare for Next Week’s Scripture Readings 1st Reading/Primera Lectura: Isaiah (Isaias) 35:1-6,10  Psalm: 146:6-7,8-9,9-10 Salmo: 145:7,8-9,9-10  2nd Reading/Segunda Lectura: James (Santiago) 5:7-10  Gospel/Evangelio: Matthew (Mateo) 11:2-11  Grades K-5 News Thank you for supporting your children as they learn about our Catholic faith. Please continue to attend Mass each Sunday together as a family.  – Margaret Essex, Cathacist  Youth Ministry  (Grades 6-12) News Happy Advent! Thank you all for your prayers for our Youth Ministry. 6th […]

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Mark Your Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our events calendar by clicking here. Kona Choral Society Holiday Concert December 2 The Kona Choral Society presents “Joy to the World”, their annual Holiday concert at 7:00pm on Friday, Dec. 2 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish. The concert is free. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.  Thursday, December 8  Holy Day of Obligation – The Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary Masses will be held at 7am and 5pm on […]

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Our Upcoming Parish Retreat an Opportunity to Grow in Understanding of the Stewardship Way of Life

We set aside time for the things that matter to us. Whether it’s keeping up with our children’s activities or scheduling a vacation, we plan ahead. Similarly, we can plan and intentionally set aside time for God. “We have to be intentional about our time, talent, and treasure because there’s no other way,” says Fr. Brian O’Brien. “If we’re not intentional, life will quickly pass us by and what God can do through us will […]

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National Eucharistic Revival

By Deacon Sándor Hernández Morales This year on the Solemnity of The Body and Blood of the Lord, Corpus Christi Sunday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched a National Eucharistic Revival with a myriad of Eucharistic processions and adoration throughout the country. The revival is composed of three phases — a year of Diocesan Renewal, a year of Parish Renewal, and a National Eucharistic Congress that will complete the renewal in 2024. […]

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The Importance of Catholic Faith Formation

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the 2022 book, Stewardship Starts at Home: Using God’s Gifts To Grow As Disciples Of Christ In Our Domestic Church, written by stewardship expert/retreat leader Lisa McArdle and published by Catholic Stewardship Consultants. This excerpt is reprinted with permission from CSC. There are Four Pillars of a Stewardship Parish — Prayer, Hospitality, Formation, and Service. The third pillar — Formation — teaches us to know and love […]

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Hula Ministry: Perpetuating the Native Hawaiian Practice of Worship Through Sacred Gestures of Hula

As explained in 1918 by Fr. Romano Guardini in his seminal book, The Spirit of the Liturgy, the Church “desires, as a rule, that spiritual life should be impregnated with the wholesome salt of genuine and lofty culture.” At St. Michael, our hula ministry practices the Native Hawaiian tradition of prayer and worship through the sacred gestures of hula. “We recognize and understand the duality of being a cultural practitioner of hula and of our […]

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The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

What makes being Catholic, well, “Catholic”? Things like the Mass, the Rosary and the Seven Sacraments come to mind. But there is also an element of Church teaching that’s often overlooked and sometimes misunderstood — Catholic Social Teaching. Catholic Social Teaching guides Catholics on how to apply the faith to all aspects of life, and lays the framework for the Church’s teachings on the dignity and sacredness of human life. Catholic Social Teaching can be […]

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