NEWS & EVENTS

MASS UPDATES/OFFICE HOURS/STEWARDSHIP

St. Michael's Church is Open

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. St. Michael's can safely accommodate up to 200 people per Mass. All mission churches remain closed until further notice. Mahalo!

Track Our Diocese COVID-19 Updates 

Go to catholichawaii.org/covid_19 and to hawaiicatholicherald.com/tag/coronavirus/ 

Local Celebrations of Mass on TV and Online

* Mass LiveStreamed 9am Sundays in English and 11 a.m. in Spanish from St. Michael's 

Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/onecatholicohana/live

YouTube Channel: bit.ly/stmichaelkonayoutube

* 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 9am with Bishop Larry Silva presiding 

2. Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - Monday to Saturday at 8am 

Other Celebrations of Holy Mass on TV and Online

* 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."

Parish Office Staff Hours

Office hours 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, 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

Stewardship of Treasure

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 Oct. 5-11, 2020 totaled $15,798.33.  (Note: Offerings can mailed directly to the parish office; or go to the website and click on “OnLine Giving” to make your donation.] 

We Paid Off Our Building Debt! and Now Look to Financing Our Future Parish Center

We did it—we paid off our mortgage debt and our balance is $0! Praise God and Mahalo! We can now begin the last phase of our building project, breaking ground on completing our parish hall, without the burden of our Church building debt. This gives us a clean slate to focus our fundraising for our parish hall. This smaller-scale project will benefit all of us, all for the great glory of God. If you have been using online giving to donate to Debt Reduction, please update the gift to “Parish Center Campaign Donation.” The Debt Reduction and Building Fund giving tab was removed. Mahalo! 

Parish Center Update 

We have collected $224,581.88 for the Parish Center Campaign. Mahalo for your continued generosity. Please use St. Michael’s online giving, “Parish Center Campaign” for your donation.

DATED ACTIVITIES

Knights of Columbus Steak Fry October 17 at KTA-Kailua

The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Steak Fry at KTA located on Palani Road on Saturday, October 17th from 10am-2pm. Ticket prices are $12.00 and include steak, rice and corn. The proceeds from this fundraiser helps support many of our parish, youth and community programs. You can purchase tickets from any Knight or contact Jim Echle at 808-339-7041 or email jimechle@global.t-bird.edu. 

Shroud of Turin Presentation October 24

What if Jesus loves us so much that He not only died for our sins, but defeated death so that He could also lead us into our own particular bodily resurrection? What if God loves us so much that He left evidence of Jesus’ Resurrection in the image on the Shroud of Turin? What if God loves us so much that He has given us 3 modern Eucharistic Miracles that demonstrate that the Eucha-rist is in fact the blood, body, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ? Come join us on Saturday, October 24th from 9:30-11:30am at St. Michael’s Church and experience in this time of fear of death and uncertainty, “The Truth,” which is that death has been defeat-ed and we can become one with Jesus in the Eucharist. Please call the office at 808-326-7771 to RSVP by Friday, October 16th so we have enough printed handouts. Please wear your mask and sanitize your hands as you come into the Church. You will be directed on where to sit. 

Grounds Maintenance & Cemetery Clean-up October 31 

We will be cleaning St. Michael’s and Holualoa Catholic cemeteries on Saturday—October 31st at 7:30am to prepare for All Souls Day. Bring your hat, gloves, garden tools, and sunscreen. Water and snacks will be provided. 

November “All Souls” Month 

This year in place of the Book of Remembrance we will be pro-jecting photos and names of your deceased on the wall in the Sanc-tuary (before and after Masses) and on our website for the month of November. Pleases email your high definition photos, including their names, ASAP to Walter Bacxa at wbacxa@rcchawaii.org. 

FAITH FORMATION

News for Grades 1—5 

Our K-5 teachers have been connecting weekly with each child in their classes, and we are impressed by how all the families are setting aside time to make sharing the Gospel stories a wonderful part of their family life each week. The children have been learning how the Gos-pel stories apply to our own everyday lives, and have been telling their teachers about their family discussions. Our next family drive-thru pick-up party is next Sunday, October 25th from 2:30-3:15pm. This time, children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes so they can trick or treat from their cars! We can’t wait to see all the costumes! —Darlene Gawlik, Catechist 

Grades 6-12 

Youth Ministry Grades 6th thru 12th meet digitally on most 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 6pm. The dates are as follows: October 11th and 25th, November 8th & 22nd, Decem-ber 13th, January 10th and 24th, 2021, Febru-ary 14th and 28th; March 14th and 28th; April 11th and 25th. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic all dates subject to change. The Safe Environment Compliance Schedule TBD. Please contact Edwina Fujimoto for more information at efujimoto@rcchawaii.org or call/text 808-895-7105. 

Infant Baptism 

To schedule baptism classes, please contact Cheryl Appleby at 253-334-2788 or email baptism.stmichaelkona@rcchawaii.org.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children and Youth ages 7-17

Last Sunday, we welcomed new families to the RCIA. Please pray for them as they journey in faith together. If you know a child or youth asking about the Catholic Faith or want information on baptism over the age of 7, contact Sharmayne Naone at 808-938-3895 or call the Parish office. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

(Baptism, Confirmation, & Eucharist)

The RCIA process is continuing at St. Michael during COVID. We are assembling our new team and strategizing on how best to serve participants during the COVID period. It has been a challenge to adapt to the online way but we are working on it. Please Pray for us! 

   For more information, contact Sándor Hernández Morales at 305-491-1277 or SHMPax@Gmail.com. 

Eucharist to Homebound & Hospitalized 

Call the Parish Office to make arrangements for a visit.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

Can you spend an hour with Jesus? We need additional people to spend time with the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration at the 8:30—9:30am, 9—10am, 10—11am and 2—3pm time slots. Please contact TJ Moses in the parish office if you can commit to one of these hours. God Bless You! 

OUR PARISH HELPING OTHERS 

Sharing Garden 

The Sharing Garden donated 919 pounds of fruits and vegetables in September, with over 600 pounds being distributed to Ulu Wini. We are grateful to the staff of Ulu Wini who pick up the produce at our garden and handle the distribution at the facility. 

 

Malama Na Keiki 

The Malama Na Keiki program has 35 families incorporating 75 keiki identified by the Holualoa School staff. September brings an end to the USDA produce distribution program of fresh vegetables and fruit, which was deeply appreciated by our families throughout the summer. Our program will return to relying upon the Sharing Garden and friends of the program for fresh produce in the upcoming months. 

Food Pantry 

September was another record month as the number of families we help continues to grow. Your generous support of the food drives makes this possible. We moved into Immaculate Conception Parish Hall and more than doubled our working space. 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Marriage Encounter

The next virtual Marriage Encounter Experience is a 2-day event on November 7th & 8th. To apply, go to www.hawaiiw wme.org or for more information, call Brian & Claudine Perry at 808-276-5721. 

Fr. Lou Cameli's New Video

"Confession in the Time of Pandemic"

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Keep Our Keiki Safe 

Mahalo to all who sign waved recently on World Day Against Human Trafficking. Learn more about sex trafficking on Hawaii island and how to prevent it from Ho’ola Na Pua. Register for free online classes at: https://hoolanapua.org/education/. Check our facebook page for photos, St. Michaels the Archangel Parish: https://www.facebook.com/StMichaelsKona/

Protect Yourself to Prevent Illness

Changes at St. Michael’s due to the flu season and steps to prevent spread of the COVID virus:

1) We are suspending distribution of the Precious Blood to the congregation until further notice. 

2) Faithful are encouraged to receive Holy Communion in the hands. 

3) If you still prefer Holy Communion on the tongue, please follow Pastorʻs guidelines on our homepage. 

4) There will be no physical contact during the Lordʻs Prayer (Our Father) at Holy Mass. 

5) For the Sign of Peace, wave or simply say "peace be with you," without any physical contact. 

6) If you are ill, please remain at home. The bishop has extended our dispensation to attend Holy Mass.

7) For more COVID-19 updates, go to cdc.gov 

Immunizations Update

Unfortunately we only received requests for 15 shots. We needed 24. Therefore CVS is unable to offer immunizations at St. Michael’s. 

Extending a Warm Welcome to All Who Attend Our Church—

Member Registration Encouraged

We extend a warm Aloha to all who attend our church. 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. You can register on our website at StMichaelParishKona.org or in the parish office. Welcome!  

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. 

Sign up for Parish Updates with Flocknote

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 Pray-ers” 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. 

Prayer List 

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. 

Online Giving

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.osvonlinegiving.com/1837.

Kona's Denny’s Restaurant Donation 20% of Your Bill

The co-owner of Denny’s Restaurant, Ali Sahito, has offered to donate 20% of your total bill from Denny’s to St. Michael’s Church. Just bring your receipts to St. Michael’s and place in the metal box attached to each kiosk. 

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! 

Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Our church is now 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 are updated weekly by the volunteer Media Ministry and taken from the weekend bulletin passed out in church. Find the entire weekly bulletin and inserts—in English and Spanish— on this website. Go to Home> Our Parish> Our Bulletins & Newsletters. Mahalo! 

 

75-5769 Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi 96740
(808) 326-7771 + StMichaelArchangel@RCCHawaii.org + Parish Office Mon–Fri 8am-4:30pm