Newsletter Articles

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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