News and Opportunities with our Parish Ministries

Consecration to God the Father Ministry June 2 

Please join us in prayer to honor God Our Father, Sunday, June 2nd after the 1:30pm Mass. We will pray Consecration Prayers to God Our Father and Divine Mercy. For more info, contact Romana through the Parish office.

Coffee & Sweets with the Pastor Ministry on Tuesdays

Join Fr. Lio for a talk story hour over coffee and sweets on Tuesdays following the 7am Mass in the Grace Parish Center.

Men of Faith Ministry Meets Wednesdays

The St. Michael’s Men of Faith ministry invites men of all ages to join us weekly on Wednesdays on the south lanai from 5:30 – 6:30 PM following Evening Prayer and Benediction at 5pm. Together, we seek to grow closer to Christ and His Church. Our Purpose is to encourage men to become daily followers of Christ. Our Mission is to help men renew their minds and transform their hearts and lives for Christ. Our weekly gathering is a review and reflection upon the prior Sunday’s readings and discussion of how they help draw us nearer to Christ and to live in the Faith. Contact Deacon Craig Camello ([email protected]) or John Czajkowski ([email protected]) for more information. 

Kupuna Ministry Gathers on Wednesdays

Join the Kupuna Ministry on Wednesday from 8:30-11am in the Grace Parish Center. Call the office for more information. 

Friendly Place Lunches Ministry 

Our ministry provides a hot meal every Monday for our unsheltered neighbors at the Friendly Place here in Kona. There are several ways you can help! You can prepare a meal, help to serve the meal, or make a donation to help with the cost of preparing a meal. Your help allows us to serve our neighbors in need. Call the office for more information. 

Food Pantry Ministry

This ministry distributes food at the Immaculate Conception parking lot from 9-9:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Each household receives a bundle containing rice, canned vegetables, tuna, spam, pasta, a drink and more. In addition, we distribute fresh produce from the Sharing Garden and Honaunau Market. Our average distribution helps feed about 300 people. 

We have seen a dramatic increase of families in need. Please consider making a donation to this much needed ministry. Items most needed are Peanut Butter, Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, and Spam. Diaper sizes needed are sizes 5 and 6 and Pull-Ups 4T-5T Boys and Girls. Please place your donations in the baskets at the back of church when you come to Mass. Mahalo for your continued support. 

Volunteers also sort and prepackage at 9am on the Thursday morning before each distribution. One to five hours of service per month are requested of volunteers. Please join us!

Diaper Ministry 

The Diaper Ministry provides diapers and pull-ups at our Food Pantry distribution on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Throughout 2022, we have helped approximately 50-80 children at each distribution. We also provide supplies to local agencies who are resources to families in need. Mahalo for your donations and your continued support for this much needed ministry. 

Please Help Our Media Ministry by Sharing Photos of Parish Events

Our Media Ministry keeps very busy creating pieces for Parish programs, booklets, posters, flyers, and electronic displays. They also continuously update our website as well as post on our social media platforms and they can always use photos. If you have any photos of our Parish events that you can share, please email to [email protected]. 

Meals That Heal Ministry

Dedicated volunteers prepare and deliver meals to those who are temporarily homebound or ill. Our goal is to help alleviate any extra stress on families during these times. It is a very beautiful way to let our Parish family know that we are thinking of them and praying for them. It is one small thing that we can do to show that we care. Please contact call the parish office or Cheryl Roderer at [email protected] to join as a volunteer or to give us the name of a family who could benefit from this ministry.

Evangelization on the Beach & Kailua Ministry

Come join us in proclaiming and living the joyous and timeless truths of our faith. Jesus Christ is the Eucharist, who has conquered sin and bodily death.

We are loved into existence by an all loving and merciful creator God. We have immortal souls, there is scienti-fic evidence of the Resurrection, and our true home is in heaven. We have a personal encounter Jesus Christ; become more like Christ every time we celebrate Mass and consume the Eucharist. We have a foretaste of heaven, as heaven celebrates with time every time we participate in the Mass. Jesus Christ became the Eucharist to be the “medicine of immortality” and Jesus the answer to the despair of our modern age.

This ministry is dedicated to the re-evangelization of Catholics and evangelization of non-Catholics. We will proclaim the good news that Jesus is “The way, the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6).

We will have a presence at the monthly Kōkua Kailua Village Stroll and staff evangelists at St. Peter’s Church in Kahalu’u. We will proclaim the truth with public discussions in schools, churches, and other public spaces throughout Hawaii island. We welcome all to join, bringing hope to our youth, families, and our communities.

As we all learn the truth together, we can be witnesses for a full joyful Catholic life and positively impact the lives of all our neighbors and ohana.

For more information, email Dr. Scott French at sfrench@ healthlylifejourney.com or [email protected].

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Hospitalized

Please prayerfully consider joining this ministry that takes Holy Communion to patients at the Kona Community Hospital. As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC), you’ll take our LORD to Catholic patients at the hospital once or twice a month. Most visits are less than one hour total. You can choose the day(s) and number of times per month you visit patients. Hospital volunteers are bound by the same requirements as those who give Holy Communion at Mass. Masks are not required and you do not visit patients with COVID. Specific training is provided by St. Michael’s and the hospital. To join this ministry, contact Frances Vasquez at 505.328.1727 or leave a message at the office.

Malama Na Keiki 

The Malama Na Keiki (Backpack Program) suspended the program with Holualoa School at the end of the school year due to logistical challenges with school being closed for the summer. We referred our families to the Food Pantry for assistance during the break. We will resume in the fall for the school year. The program in June contributed healthy snacks for 130 keiki attending the Aloha Map Keiki Summer program, and in July we will do the same for a Football Day Camp for 150 keiki. 

Sharing Garden

In the 2nd Quarter of 2023 the Sharing Garden harvested 1575 pounds of fruit and vegetables. The produce was pro-vided to Malama Na Keiki, Ulu Wini family supportive housing and the Parish Food Pantry. While our production was down from previous quarters by weight, we were encouraged by the quantity of greens we harvested that included green beans, lettuce, eggplant, Bok choi, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, pumpkin (squash), radish, peppers, green onions and kale.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

When he began his pastoral ministry, Pope John Paul II cried out to the whole world, “Do not be afraid! He was plead-ing with us. Once you open the doors of your heart, of your life, Christ will speak to the “real” you. His words will bring life to your life. Why put off the healing of your heart? Make Christ an important part of your life. Call the parish hour to spend an hour each week between 7:30am and 5pm as a regular adorer each Wednesday. 

Gift Shop Ministry 

Volunteers in this ministry create a welcoming environment while assisting the Gift Shop manager with operations. Come join us and volunteer at least once a month on the North Lanai before or after the Sunday Mass you attend or during the weekday while the Gift Shop is open. Call the Parish Office if you are interested in meeting new people by helping out at the Gift Shop!  Gift Shop Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. from 9:30am-1:30pm  and Sunday from 6:30am – 2:30pm 

 Altar Servers & Sacristans

We welcome anyone who is interested in becoming an Altar Server or Sacristan. For more information, please call the parish office at 808-326-7771.

 

 

 

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