NEWS & EVENTS
UPCOMING SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES & CANCELLATIONS
St. Michael's Church is Now Open
Visit the Home Page of this website for details on Mass times, how to reserve a seat and attendance guidelines. 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-5pm Monday-Friday, 808-326-7771.
Please wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer station as you enter the office. 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:
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 June 22-28 totaled $13,067.54. The mortgage balance as of 6/30/2020 is $12,951.60. (Note: Offerings can mailed directly to the parish office; or go to the website and click on “OnLine Giving” to make your donation.]
We are excited to announce that we are now registering fami-lies of children in grades K-5 for Faith Formation. We are working on a family program that both you and your children will love.
During the month of July, parents of children enrolled in the 2019-2020 year will be receiving a phone call to confirm if their children will be returning to the 2020-2021 program. Those who will be returning will receive registration forms in the mail to update and return. You may also complete the forms on the St. Michael's website.
Families new to the program will have the following registra-tion options: you may register in the parish office during regular office hours; you may register online on the St. Michael’s website; or you may print out the forms on the website and return them to the parish office. Note that a copy of your child's baptism certificate is required.
Please register your children each year. Due to COVID guidelines, we will not have a registration table after Masses, and we will not have registration forms in the kiosks.
If you have any questions, please email Darlene at faithformationsm@rcchawaii. org, or call 910-528-2315.
—Darlene Gawlik, Catechist
OUR PARISH HELPING OTHERS
The Sharing Garden donated 1040 pounds of fruits and vegetables through the month of May. We are providing produce to the Salvation Army food pantry, our own Food Pantry, and the Back-pack ministries.
Mālama Na Keiki
The Mālama Na Keiki (Backpack Program) continues to provide food supplies to 30 families with 75 children that have been identified by the Hōlualoa School staff to be in need. We are now augmenting our usual foods with fresh produce from our Sharing Garden and UDSA produce supplied through Hope Services. In past years we would suspend the program during summer school break, but this summer we will provide food every other week throughout the summer. We have been able to increase the amount of food each family receives significantly during this period thanks to the numerous donations we have received from parishioners and friends of our program.
The Friendly Place Lunches
The Friendly Place Lunch Ministry continues to provide about 60 “to go” lunches every Tuesday. The parishioners in this ministry are looking forward to a time when they can return to preparing and serving sit down meals.
THIS AND THAT
Golf Tournament Set for July 11 At Kona Country Club
We have received approval from the PGA and Kona Country Club to hold our 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with a 7am check-in/ shot-gun start at 8am. Instead of Continental Breakfast, Danish and fruit will be included in your Thank You bag at check-in, and coffee will be available. Lunch will be available immediately after you complete your round, with limited seating in the cart barn. You’ll be issued a cart with your playing partner. If you wish to have your own cart, you must notify Don David at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in participating as a Golfer or a Volunteer, please contact Don David at (808) 756-6912.
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
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.
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
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 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 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 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!