SOCIAL JUSTICE & OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Charity Walk

Recruits volunteers who sponsor and/or participate as walkers in the Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on behalf of Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi.

Shirley David: (808) 756-1633

shirleydavid49@hawaii.rr.com

Special Events

Volunteers for this ministry help with the logistics for special occasions that occur several times at St. Michael's during the course of the year. The ministry involves both planning and helping on the day of the event. Assist the staff member(s) assigned to organize this event. Examples of such events are: Hawaiʻi Island Chrism Mass, Island Treasures, Parish Missions, Parish retreats, large workshops, Confirmation, etc. Good planning makes things run smoothly. Be a part of making this happen.

Gloria Krier-Matthews: (808) 987 -6788

Gloria.Krier@Gmail.com

Ignite Tutor Program

Volunteer tutors work with AmeriCorps to provide tutoring for students at Hōlualoa Elementary. Tutors must pass Diocese of Honolulu Safe Environment training and background checks.

Shirley David: (808) 756-1633

shirleydavid49@hawaii.rr.com

Mālama Na Keiki

Provides child-friendly food supplement on weekends to school children who qualify as food-insecure. Volunteers are needed to shop for food, pack the backpacks, and transport the backpacks from the packing site to the schools.

JoAnn Dunn: (808) 238-5220

JDunnTemp2007@Yahoo.com

Mālama ʻOhana

The goal of this ministry is to collect used furniture and household items from parishioners who are moving on or off island, renovating, sharing their abundance, etc., to be used by families moving into transitional housing from homelessness. These housing units are located at the Ulu Wini Housing Complex in Kaloko. Volunteers are needed to receive calls; to communicate with the person at Ulu Wini transitional housing working with this ministry; and to help transport furniture.

Claire Inman: (808) 756-5352

KonaClaire@Live.com

Food Pantry

Help distribute food to families in need.

Bill Culhane: (808) 756-5352

BandCCulhane@Yahoo.com

Social Justice Committee

Identify areas of injustice and plan initiatives to reverse. Advocate for legislation that will benefit the poor and marginalized. Plan educational offerings on issues like immigration, human trafficking, homelessness, etc. using all forms of media available. Key ministries under this committee include:

     Legislative Advocacy Ministry

     Homelessness Concern Ministry

Parish Office (808) 326-7771

The Friendly Place Lunches

Volunteers sign up to prepare and serve one hot meal a month to the people facing homelessness at the Friendly Place. St. Michael's day is Tuesday. Reimbursement is available for the cost of the food. The rest is a labor of love to our brothers and sisters.

Claire Inman: (808) 756-5352

KonaClaire@live.com

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization of men, founded under the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. They "Change and Save Lives" by providing fellowship for men while building up the parish community with an emphasis on family, faith, life, and community activities. Follow the Kona KOC on facebook: www.facebook.com/Kona-K-of-C-Council-13227

Joe James: (727) 480-4172

KonaKOC13227@Gmail.com

Sharing Garden

This ministry tends to a large garden up mauka on the Immaculate Conception property. Volunteers plant, weed, water, and harvest fresh vegetables that are taken to the Food Pantries of both St. Michael's and Annunciation Church in Waimea. Many hands are needed to help. Up to 300 pounds a week are harvested and distributed.

Beth Bartell: (808) 351-8589

BethBartell7@Gmail.com

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