Second Sunday of Lent
Brothers and sisters:
If God is for us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own Son
but handed him over for us all,
how will he not also give us everything else along with him?
Who will bring a charge against God's chosen ones?
It is God who acquits us, who will condemn?
Christ Jesus it is who died—or, rather, was raised—
who also is at the right hand of God,
who indeed intercedes for us.
- Rom 8:31b-34
Spiritual Book Club Looks Forward to Growth as an Active Parish Ministry - The St. Michael Spiritual Book Club is in its infant stages, but organizer Dennis Boyd, a parish lector, hopes that it can grow to become a thriving ministry for our parish. Read more here: https://shorturl.at/qAP89
As a community, we always pray for the sick and homebound. Here at St. Michael the Archangel, a special group of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) called Chaplains take the extra step to bring the Eucharist to individuals at Kona Community Hospital who are unable to attend Mass in person. Read more:
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see the misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” — St. Augustine
Happy Aloha Friday!
SAVE THE DATE! We're so excited to announce, "An Evening with Francesca LaRosa."
Francesca LaRosa is a Catholic composer and singer-songwriter from Indianapolis. She began playing music at weekly Masses with my family when she was 9 years old and has continued ever since. Francesca graduated from Ball State University with a music education degree, after which she was the music director at her home parish for 4 years. It was as a music director that she started writing the Psalms and her Mass setting to be used at her parish, and now, all over the world including here, at St. Michael’s, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
While Francesca loved being a music director, she felt God calling her to pursue writing music more directly. After a lot of prayer and discernment, she left the job she loved to begin writing and self-publishing her Psalms, Mass Setting, and other pieces she composed. She began writing Psalms every week and filming them to make sheet music videos to aid cantors in learning the music.
It is Francesca’s mission to help others grow in their faith by memorizing the sacred Word of God, as well as prayers and hymns, through music. Together with her husband David, she continues to compose USCCB and ICEL-approved Psalms in multiple styles and languages every week, as well as create the best resources possible for music directors and cantors.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority.” We are invited to humbly accept the authority of Jesus as we listen to his Word.