NEWS & EVENTS
Aloha! Welcome to Our Parish
We hope you will find our parish community a place where your faith will be nourished. If you haven’t registered as a member of our parish, we encourage you to register today. Please pick up a registration form in the kiosk, or complete online at stmichaelparishkona.org. To our visitors, we pray that you enjoy your stay in Kona and for your safe travels.
St. Michael's Church is Open: We Have a Seat for You
Visit the Home Page of this website for details on Mass times and our "Revised COVID-19 Safety Guidelines in Effect" to help curb the pandemic. However, anyone who is sick, may have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, or who has a health condition that would endanger themselves or others by being present in church, continues to be dispensed.
St. Michael’s installed a new A/C filtration system and the church is sanitized after every Mass. We practice hand sanitizing, face coverings and safety distancing. Seating is also available outdoors on the lanais and we have lots of space at the 1pm and 4pm Sunday masses. All mission churches remain closed until further notice. Mahalo!
Track Our Diocese COVID-19 Updates
Celebrations of Holy Mass on TV and Online
* Live-streamed Holy Mass in the Diocese of Honolulu (go to CatholicHawaii.org for links):
1. Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - Sundays at 10am
2. Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - Mon.-Fri. noon; Sat. noon and 5pm
* EWTN.com - Mass online [check the website for time]
* EWTN Mass on TV at Spectrum Channel 408 or 1408 [check the TV Guide for time]
* USCCB directs people to go to:
1. WatchTheMass.com from the Catholic TV Network - Masses daily; go to the website to check the time.
2. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - go to nationalshrine.org/mass/ and click on the red box, "Watch Mass Online."
Stewardship of Treasure & Parish Center Update
Blessings on all who continue to give their weekly offerings! Your sacrificial giving in this difficult time, through mailed-in donations or through OnLine Giving, are gratefully received. Your stewardship of treasure the week of July 19-25, 2021 totaled $19,076.89.
(Note: Offerings can mailed directly to the parish office; or go to the website and click on “OnLine Giving” to make your donation. Mahalo!]
Gift Shop is Open on the North Lanai, Needs Volunteers
Please visit our Gift Shop (it is closed July 5 for the holiday). We have lots of religious items, rosaries, books, crosses, statues, items for kids, etc., available for purchase. Hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9:30am—1:30pm and on Sundays from 6:30am—2:30pm. All proceeds benefit our Parish Center. Volunteers are needed to help; please see Carolyn Livingston at the Gift Shop or call the parish office. Mahalo!
Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament
We need people to commit one hour during the 1-4pm time frame every Wednesday during Adoration. If you can commit to this hour please call the office and ask for TJ.
Ushers Needed at Masses
We are in need of Ushers at the Saturday 5pm and the Sunday 7am, 9am and 1pm Masses. If you are interested please contact Chris Guillen at 808-938-8363.
Thank you to everyone who has registered their children for Faith Formation. We're excited to again meet in person on the lanai on Sunday mornings beginning September 19th. There is still time to register your children online, in the par-ish office, or by picking up a form in the kiosk. We will have a table set up at the bottom of the stairs for parents to register their children after this weekend’s Masses. Please bring a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate when you register. Registration will close soon because we have a limited number of books, and then unregistered children will need to wait until next year. —Margaret Essex, Catechist
Youth Ministry Grades 6-12
Applications for Youth Ministry 2021-2022 are being accepted. Please register at https://www.konacatholic church.net/youth-grades-6-12. —Edwina Fujimoto, Youth Minister
Baptism Preparation Class
Our next Baptism Preparation Class will be held Satur-day, August 28th at 4pm on the north lanai. Please con-tact the office for more information.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 18+
(Baptism, Confirmation, & Eucharist)
RCIA for adults continues to journey with folks who are interested in receiving the Sacraments and becoming fully initiated Catholics. For more information, contact Sándor Hernández Morales at 305-491-1277 or shernandez@ rcchawaii.org.
Anointing of the Infirm Homebound & Hospitalized
If you would like the Sacrament of anointing & Eucharist, call the Parish Office to make arrangements.
OUR PARISH HELPING OTHERS
Mālama i Nā Keiki
The Mālama i Nā Keiki (Backpack Program) suspended food distribution at the close of the school year in late May. The program changed significantly during the pandemic by initially providing 40 families with dried goods and fresh vegetables. As the economy slowly returned, we saw a sig-nificant reduction in families needing help so working with St Michael’s Food Pantry and school staff, we directed those still needing assistance to visit the Pantry for help. We antici-pate retuning to our original Mission of our program in providing school children weekend meal supplements to go along with the school’s daily breakfast and lunch program with the start of the new school year.
The Sharing Garden had a very productive second quarter of 2021. We were able to harvest 4374 pounds of fruits and vegetables, which brings our half year total to 8916 pounds. Good growing weather helped in our production, but it is the consistent hard work of the volunteers that enables the garden to be as productive it is this year. Our volunteers show-up every week, no matter the weather to till the soil, plant the seeds, clear the weeds, and harvest the crops that we share with the community. Mahalo!
Food Pantry & Diaper Drives
As the economy opens up the number of people requesting basic needs from the Food Pantry has fallen to about 10% above pre-pandemic levels. This has allowed us to slightly increase the size of our bundles making up for the discontinued USDA farms to family program. The Sharing Garden continues to provide us with hundreds of pounds of fresh produce for each distribution.
The Food Pantry distribution is 9-9:45am on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Immaculate Conception parking lot and we need volunteers 8-10 am. If you are interested, please contact Bill Culhane at 339-7470 or BandCCulhane@yahoo.com.
Diaper Drive: Thelma Bacxa is still needing Diapers. Sizes needed are 4T, 5T and 6. Please bring to Mass or the Parish Office. Mahalo!
Marriage Encounter September 19
Whether you are newly married or have celebrated many anniversaries, these sessions are designed to help you create a happy, fulfilling married life for you both. The next Marriage Encounter Experience is September 17-19. To apply go to www.hawaiiwwme.org or for more info call Tom & Sara Heath, 864-787-6797.
Fr. Lou Cameli's New Video
"Confession in the Time of Pandemic"
New Video fro
OFFICE HOURS/THIS AND THAT
Parish Office Hours:
The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 9am—4:30pm., 808-326-7771. Please wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer station as you enter the office. You can also contact the office via email: StMichaelArchangel@RCCHawaii.org. Mahalo.
Mass Intentions are Available
If you would like to request a Mass Intention, please stop by or call the office at 808-326-7771. If you’d like to request a specific day and Mass time, call well in advance of the date to secure it. Mass cards are available. Mass Intentions are again listed in the Sunday bulletin found on this website: https://www.konacatholicchurch.net/our-bulletins-newsletters
Whether you’re interested in serving, connecting with oth-ers, worshiping, giving, or growing spiritually, St. Michael’s offers many opportunities for adults of all ages and youth to choose from. The bulletin, Ministry Catalog or website is the best source of information for those wanting to engage.
Neighborhood Traveling Rosary
The Neighborhood Traveling Rosary ministry is made up of individuals/families who pray the Rosary at home for a week and then pass the Blessed Mary Statue on to the next family. It is a powerful means to deepen Christian life in the family and in groups of families through community building and concern. It also intensifies the devotion for Jesus and for the Virgin Mary. A family will receive the statue 2-4 times per year.
If you live in the area of Alii Heights, Keauhou View Estates or Pualani Estates and would like to join this ministry, or would like information on how to start this ministry in your neighborhood, please call Brenda Nelson at 808-443-9898.
A parishioner is looking to start a Neighborhood Traveling Rosary in the Palisades area. If interested, please contact Iris Thogwechim at 808-217-7129.
Update Changes on Your Contact Info—Mahalo!
Please keep the Church Office informed of changes in names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. By letting us know you have moved, we can save money on postage returns and keep our membership roster up-to-date. Please email us your updates here: StMichaelArchangel@RCCHawaii.org.
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St. Michael's wants to communicate more effectively with you so you control what announcements you get from us and how you are notified. We have a simple FREE parish information service using text messages and emails to reduce the risk of scams and spam messages.
To stay connected with each other, join our interactive parish info system and stay informed! You will receive alerts regarding what is happening at Church including COVID-19 updates. You’ll also have free unlimited access to the entire Bishop Robert Barron’s “Word on Fire” programming, giving you FREE access to everything produced by World on Fire and much more.
Just text the word SMACCKK to phone # 84576 to join, or sign up online at SMACCKK.Flocknote.com.
Beware of Fake Emails and Test Messages!
If you have received an email or phone text message from Fr. Lio and/or Fr. Noé requesting a favor and asking to reply back as soon as you get it, DO NOT open or reply. It is a scam. Delete it immediately. Fr. Lio and Fr. Noé do not use email. If they need something from you they will ask you directly.
Kindly Let Us Know If You Don't Want Church Envelopes
If you are receiving envelopes but not using them, please let us know so we can cancel your envelopes. Just write a check and we’ll be able to track your donations for tax purposes. It saves the Church the cost of unused envelopes. Thank you.
Did You Know About Free Catholic Laudate App?
The most popular and most comprehensive free Catholic App. Laudate includes many awesome resources such as an interactive Rosary, Daily Readings, the Liturgy of the Hours, the Roman Missal changes, and the NAB and Douay-Rheims versions of the bible – all in a simple to navigate layout. But what makes this app shine for me is the HUGE selection of prayers – in both Latin and English!
They are sorted into intuitive groups such as the “Marian Group” and “Mass Group” and you can even create your own folder of “My Prayers” to easily access your favorites. The font size and color scheme are customizable, and there are six language options. The developers are also constantly updating this app, providing a huge selection of up to date, bug-free content.
You can download for free to your iPhone, android and/or iPad. Just search in your app store.
If you know someone in need of prayers, we can place them on the Prayer List. All information is confidential. Part of what the Charismatic Prayer Group does on Tuesday evenings when they gather, is pray for those on the Prayer List. Contact the parish office before the end of the month to add a name to the list.
St. Michael's Church provides Online Giving—a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy—visit StMichaelParishKona.org and click our ONLINE GIVING tab. When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. Or visit: https://www.konacatholicchurch.net/online-giving.
Smile.Amazon Purchases Benefits St. Michael's
St. Michael’s is registered at Smile.Amazon as a non-profit. When shopping on Smile.Amazon, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible Smile.Amazon.com purchases to St. Michael’s. Support St. Michael’s when shopping for holidays, birthdays, weddings, etc., by clicking on our unique Smile.Amazon link at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4686125 in your browser and it will automatically ask you if you want to support St. Michael the Archangel Church. Click Yes! There is no cost to you. Or you can go to www.StMichaelParishKona.org and click on the Amazon Smile link on the bottom of our homepage. This is a great way to raise money for your parish!
Denny’s Restaurant Donating 10% of Your Bill
The co-owner of Denny’s Restaurant, Ali Sahito, is now again offering to donate 10% of your total bill from Denny’s to St. Michael’s Church. Bring your receipts to St. Michael’s and place in the metal box attached to each kiosk. Denny’s Restaurant is a new bulletin sponsor. Please support them.
Hawaiian Airlines Discount
Our church is part of the Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program. With this program, parishioners and visitors will receive a 5% discount on all transpacific flights booked through our Preferred Affiliate page, including First Class. Our church will earn one HawaiianMile for every dollar spent that our ministries will use for free air travel in the future. And you still receive your miles! Book your flight today by going to www.HawaiianAirlines.com/Affiliate and enter the program code STMICHAEL Mahalo!
ABOUT THE INFO ON THIS PAGE
Upcoming events, news and church info appearing on this page is updated weekly by the volunteer Media Ministry and taken from the weekend bulletin offered at church. Find the entire weekly bulletin, inserts and worship aids—in English and Spanish— on this website. On our website menu, go to Home> Our Bulletins & Newsletters. Mahalo!