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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Beach Evangelization Ministry: Sharing the Message of Hope

Catholics are always called to share the joy and truth of our faith with those around us. Now that two years of COVID restrictions are finally easing up, parishioner Dr. Scott French is hoping to bring the Good News to both Catholics and non-Catholics alike through the Beach Evangelization Ministry. “Before COVID, I approached Fr. Lio with the idea to combine that with a booth for evangelization, where we could have refreshments and tell people […]

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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

from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish Newsletter — Apr-May 2022by 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 […]

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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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