Ministries Update

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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Ministies Update

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 […]

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