NEWS & EVENTS
Upcoming Events at a Glance
• Lay Witness Talks: During all masses November 16-17
• Catholic Advance Healthcare Directive: 9am-1pm Saturday, November 23 at St. Michael's
• Commitment Sunday: At all masses November 23-24
• St. Michaelʻs Bazaar: 8am-3pm Sunday, December 1 at St. Michael's front lawn
• New Parishioner Orientation and Lunch: 1:30-3pm Sunday, December 8 at St. Michael's
• A Tea to Honor Mary: After noon Mass and Rosary Monday, December 9 at St. Michaelʻs
• 3rd Po Hemolele Christmas Concert: 4:30-6:30pm Thursday, December 26 at St. Michael's
The Early Church Series Every Thursday
Join us for the study of The Early Church at Immaculate Conception Hall from 10—11:30am and continuing every Thursday for 10 sessions. This class will lead you on a powerful, fast-paced journey through the first 500 years of Church history. You’ll meet courageous saints, eloquent theologians, ruthless emperors and heroic martyrs. This dynamic 10-Part study program presents the origins of the Faith from a truly Catholic perspective! You will discover the major people, places, and events of the early Church histo-ry; recognize that the early Christian Church was truly the Catholic Church; discover the many of the challenges con-fronted by the early Church fathers; and learn how the heroic stories of the saints can challenge and affirm your own walk of faith. For more information, please contact Hin Cheung at 714-308-5493, or look for the flyer on the kiosks.
Healing Mass November 19
"Do you want to be healed?" (John 5:6). There will be a Healing Mass on Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm at St. Michael’s. All are invited to worship and celebrate the Holy Mass, receive Anointing of the Sick and prayers for healing. Confession will be available. Our celebrant will be Fr. Alfred Guerrero.
Catholic Advance Healthcare Directive Session November 23
The Hawaii Catholic Conference invites all adults, age 18 and older, to attend the following session: Saturday, November 23rd from 9am—12 noon at St. Michael’s. Learn how to start a conversation about end-of-life decisions with a loved one, how to make morally sound decisions about medical care when a person may be nearing death, how to choose an agent and complete the AHCD form, and about pallia-tive care and the benefits of hospice services. For more information, visit
Save Your KTA Receipts for Collection November 24 and December 22
This year, Thelma Bacxa will be collecting KTA receipts to purchase Turkey’s and Ham’s for 3 needy organizations for Thanksgiving and Christmas: Ulu Wini, Family Support, and the Women’s Domestic Abuse Shelter. Please put your KTA receipts in an envelope and put in the box on the kiosks. If you would like to donate a Turkey or Ham, please bring to St. Michael’s Church the Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 24th) or the Sunday before Christmas (December 22nd). See Thelma before or after Mass. Mahalo for your generosity!
Ministry Spotlight—Respect Life Committee Meets Monthly Every Last Monday
St. Michael the Archangel Respect Life Committee, working in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus, is open to all parishioners who are interested in promoting the value and worth of human life, from conception to end of life. The Com-mittee does this through Education / Pastoral Care / Public Policy / Prayer & Worship. Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at 8am on the North Lanai of St. Michael’s Church. For more information, contact Dave Buehler, St. Michael Respect Life Chair: 808-990-3154, or email davidabuehler @gmail.com.
Next Sunday is Commitment Sunday-November 24
Today we will hear from a parishioner who will share what stewardship has meant in his or her life. Reflect on how you are involved at St. Michael’s. Do you serve in parish ministries? Do you come to parish-wide events? Are you taking steps to improve your spiritual life and further study our Catholic Faith? The Commitment Card you received in the mail offers suggestions for how you can take a step forward in all these areas. Don’t forget to bring your completed Commitment Card to Mass next weekend!
Thanksgiving Day Mass
We will have a Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9am at St. Michael’s. There will be no 7am or 12noon Mass.
Office Closed for Holiday
The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Gobble! Gobble!
Time to Plan for Christmas Bazaar December 1
St. Michael’s Christmas Bazaar will be held Sunday, December 1st from 8am—3pm on St. Michael’s front lawn. Renee-Mae is asking for donations of cookies, breads, pies, jams, pickles, pickled mango, etc. People also like buying items and other things that would make nice Christmas gifts. Please contact Renee-Mae Ota at 808-987-6942 if you have items to donate.
To purchase poinsettias from KPBW this year, you can pre-order by contacting Carol Kirihara at 808-895-0800 or Muriel Boot at 808-987-8412. Pre-orders for pickup on Sunday, December 1st must be placed by Thursday, November 21st. This year you can pick up poinsettias at Hale Halawai.
St. Faustina Film December 2
A new film, Love and Mercy Faustina, is about the life of St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy message revealed to her by Jesus will be shown at Regal Makalapua on Monday, December 2nd at 7pm. The first showing of the film on October 28th sold out, so purchase your tickets now at
Advent Penance Services Start December 3
We will have our West Hawaii Vicarate Advent Penance Services at the following Parishes’ at 6pm:
St. Michael’s on Monday, December 3rd
St. John’s on Tuesday, December 4th
Our Lady of Lourdes on Monday, December 5th
Annunciation on Tuesday, December 10th
New Parishioner Orientation December 8
All New Parishioners are invited to an Orientation and Lunch on Sunday, December 8th from 1:30—3pm at St. Michael’s on the North Lanai. Come and meet our priests, ministry coordinators, and receive a welcome gift! If you have not registered with the parish, you may complete the registration form at the Orientation. Please RSVP no later than Monday, December 2nd by calling the Parish Office to leave your name, phone number and how many will be attending so we can plan accordingly for food. Mahalo!
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celebrated December 9
While this very important celebration is usually on December 8th, since that is a Sunday this year, all the Masses for December 7th/8th will be for the Second Sunday of Advent. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday, December 9th. Although the Paulist Press Ordo says it is not a holy day of obligation this year, since the Diocese of Honolulu only celebrates two holy days of obligation throughout the year (Immaculate Conception and Christmas), the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception WILL be celebrated on Monday, December 9th, as a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION in the Diocese of Honolulu. Masses will be held at 7am and 12noon at St. Michael’s.
A Tea to Honor Our Queen December 9
You are cordially invited to a Tea in honor of Mary for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Join us Mon-day, December 9th at St. Michael’s following the noon Mass and Rosary. You may bring a favorite teacup and a sweet to share if you like. Please RSVP to Suzanne Bearth at 329-9672 or email by Friday, December 6th.
Mass Time Change for Saturday, Dec. 14 for Kona Christmas Parade
The Kona Christmas Parade will be 5pm Saturday, December 14th on Ali’i Drive (beginning at the Kona Gym and ending at Coconut Grove Market-place). The Saturday evening Mass time has been changed to 4pm to accommodate parishioners wanting to attend Mass and still have time to leave the parking lot before the parade passes by St. Michael's.
Marriage Encounter January 24-26, 2020
Take a fresh look at your Marriage. Consider making a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and enrich your lives together. It is a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage.
The next weekend in West Hawaii is set for: January 24—26, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church in Holualoa. For more information or to apply, go to hawaiiwwme.org or call 808-268-1578.
Next Opportunity for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be on Sunday, January 26th at either 7am, 9am or both. Classes for parents and godparents will be held, January 19th at St. Michael’s at 1:30pm.
Second grade has been very busy learning all about kindness and helping others when they are hurt. We’ve talked about how it’s important to be nice to each other. We’ve also been learning about how we have the ability to make good choices and bad choices, and God will always help us to make good choices when we pray to Him. We visited the confessional at the back of the church. The students saw where people go when they want to confess their sins to the priest and are forgiven for making bad choices. Everyone is excited about making their Sacrament of Reconciliation in December.
Save the date for the Advent Retreat on Saturday, November 30th at Saint Michael the Archangel from 9am to 3pm for all grades, no charge.
On Saturday, December 14th The Knights of Columbus and The South Kona Prayer Group will join our Youth Ministry in serving a meal at the Affordable Housing Project at Ulu Wini from 5:30 pm. This year we'd like to gift the children with a new hoodie to keep them warm especially in the mornings at the bus stop. Your donation of new hoodies in any color, size or monetary donations will be greatly appreciated. Contact Edwina or drop off at St. Michael the Archangel Office by 11/30/19.
Next class is on Friday, November 22th at 6 pm. For more information contact Edwina Fujimoto, Youth Min-istry Coordinator, or 808-895-7105.
Food Pantry is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday monthly at Immaculate Conception parking lot from 9-9:45am.
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.
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, in the office or complete the form in the kiosks.
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
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.
Stay informed with the latest happenings at the parish (including last minute schedule changes or weather cancelations), engage in online spirituality dis-cussions, and also access the entire Bish-op Robert Barron's Word on Fire pro-gramming giving you FREE complete access to everything ever produced by WOF including all videos and digital media. You just text: SMACCKK to phone number 84576
Beware of Fake Emails and Test Messages!
If you have received an email or phone text message from Fr. Lio and/or Fr. Neo requesting a favor and to reply back as soon as you get it, DO NOT open or reply. It is spam. Delete it immediately. Fr. Lio and Fr. Neo 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.
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
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 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 and click on the Amazon Smile link. 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 and enter the program code STMICHAEL. Mahalo!
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Upcoming events, news and church info appearing on this page is 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!