Aloha! Welcome to Our Parish 

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. Please pick up a registration form in the kiosk, or complete online at stmichaelparishkona.org. To our visitors, we pray that you enjoy your stay in Kona and for your safe travels.


St. Michael’s Church is Open: We Have a Seat for You

Visit the Home Page of this website for details on Mass times and our “Revised COVID-19 Safety Guidelines in Effect” to help curb the pandemic. However, anyone who is sick, may have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, or who has a health condition that would endanger themselves or others by being present in church, continues to be dispensed. 

St. Michael’s installed a new A/C filtration system and the church is sanitized after every Mass. We practice hand sanitizing, face coverings and safety distancing. Seating is also available outdoors on the lanais and we have lots of space at the 1pm and 4pm Sunday masses.  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/ 


Celebrations of Holy Mass on TV and Online

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 10am 
  • 2. Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace – Mon.-Fri. noon; Sat. noon and 5pm 

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: 

  • WatchTheMass.com from the Catholic TV Network – Masses daily; go to the website to check the time.
  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – go to nationalshrine.org/mass/ and click on the red box, “Watch Mass Online.”

Stewardship of Treasure & Parish Center Update

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 Oct. 25-31, 2021 totaled $23,015.00.

To date, we have collected $1,864,904.02 for the Parish Center Campaign. Mahalo for your continued generosity. Please use St. Michael’s online giving, “Parish Center Campaign” for your donation.

(Note: Offerings can mailed directly to the parish office; or go to the website and click on “OnLine Giving tab” to make your donation. Mahalo!] 


Help Needed 

Whether you’re interested in serving, connecting with others, worshiping, giving, or growing spiritually, St. Michael’s offers many opportunities for adults of all ages and youth to choose from. The bulletin, Ministry Catalog or website is the best source of information for those wanting to engage. 

Volunteers are needed for the Gift Shop and the Parish Office. Office help needed is for volunteers to answer the phone and greet visitors. Please contact Sharmayne Naone at (808) 326-7771. 


All Souls’ Memorial for November 

From November 1st through and including November 30th, names and photos of your dearly departed loved ones will be on display inside St. Michael’s Church on a large screen TV. We ask that you submit to the parish email address as soon as possible the names and pictures of those you would like to have remembered: stmichaelarchangel@rcchawaii.org


St. Joseph Pilgrimage / Retreat November 18

Join Fr. Jarek Skrzypek for a Pilgrimage/Retreat to St. Joseph’s Church in Hilo on THURS – Nov 18th. A Plenary Indulgence may be obtained during the Pilgrimage for ourselves or for the deceased. Pope Francis announced the year of St. Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Meet at St. Michael’s Church at 9am 
  • Depart 9:15am for St. Joseph’s Church– Hilo 
  • 11am—Presentation; 11:30am—Rosary; 12:15pm—Mass; 1:00pm—Prayers and Litany to St. Joseph; 1:30pm—Lunch 
  • 3pm—Back to Kona 

Call the parish office at (808) 326-7771 to sign up for the Pilgrimage. 


Faith Formation

Prepare for Scripture Readings 

  • 1st Reading/Primera Lectura – Daniel (Daniel) 12:1-3 
  • Psalm/Salmo – 16 (15):5, 8, 9-10, 11 
  • 2nd Reading/Segunda Lectura – Hebrews (Hebreos) 10:11-14, 18 
  • Gospel/Evangelio –Mark (Marcos) 13:24-32 

Grades K-5

  • Faith Formation classes continue to be held each Sunday from 10:15-11:30am on the lanais at St. Michael’s Church. 

Youth Ministry Grades 6-12 

  • The next meeting for Grades 6-12 is on SAT– Nov 20th, 6:30-8pm. This will be a Movie Night. Snacks will be served by a parent volunteer immediately following the 5pm Mass until 6:30pm. —Edwina Fujimoto, Youth Minister 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 18+

Anyone age 18+ who is curious about the history, rites, and spirituality of Christianity, who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith and the development of Sacred Scripture, who desires to delve deeper into a relationship with God as an intentional disciple of Jesus Christ, and who may be thinking of becoming Catholic…Please join us for an informal, intimate conversation that may lead to receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion). Connect today and talk story without any expectations or obligations. 

We meet Mondays 5:30-7pm (after 5pm Mass), St. Michael’s North Lanai. Another option available as needed on select Sundays for those who cannot attend Mondays. More info is on our parish website or call the office: (808) 326-7771. All are welcome anytime! 

Anointing of the Infirm Homebound & Hospitalized 

If you would like the Sacrament of anointing & Eucharist, call the Parish Office to make arrangements. 


Parish Ministries Update

Thanksgiving Dinner Outreach 

St. Michael’s Parish Outreach Ministry will coordinate 25 Safeway dinners—full dinners with all the fixings—for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you would like to sponsor a dinner, the cost is $80 per dinner. Make checks payable to “St. Michael’s Church”; write Thanksgiving Dinner in the Memo and send to the parish office or drop it in the weekend collection. Payment to Safeway will be made Nov. 21st, so donations must be received by Nov. 19th. 

The Sharing Garden 

The Sharing Garden production in the 3rd Quarter was disappointing, yielding only 2,387lbs of fruits and vegetables. Our year-to-date total is 11,303 lbs. We attribute this poor result to the extremely wet weather summer months. With the recent drier weather, we are hopeful that production will improve and the hard work of our volunteers will be rewarded with increased yields. 

Malama Na Keiki 

The Malama Na Keiki (Backpack Program) resumed in Oct. with Holualoa School identifying 42 students (14 families) needing assistance. Our program continues with every other Saturday distribution of dry goods and fresh fruits and vegetables from the Sharing Garden to families for pickup at Immaculate Conception parking lot. The program continues to receive assistance from the Holualoa community, who bring dry goods and vegetables from their ga-dens for our distribution. We want to give a special mahalo to Sundog Bakery for providing 25 loaves of fresh-baked sourdough bread. 

Food Pantry & Diaper Drive

Because the number of families requesting aid has rebounded to pandemic levels, we are resuming our monthly Food Drives on the last Monday of each month. Bring donations to Immaculate Conception Church. Or you can leave donations in the baskets at the back of St. Michael’s Church. Contributions of Spam and canned veggies are especially needed.

The Food Pantry distribution is 9-9:45am on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Immaculate Conception parking lot and we need volunteers 8-10 am. If you are interested, please contact Bill Culhane at 339-7470 or BandCCulhane@yahoo.com

Diaper Drive: Support for the Diaper ministry continues and the needs are constant. Sizes needed this month are again Newborn and Size 4. 


Enrichment Opportunities

Marriage Encounter February 18-20

“Every relationship is a journey, and the grind of everyday life can cause you to lose touch with your spouse. A Marriage Encounter Experience is a great way to reconnect!” The next Marriage Encounter Experience is postponed from October to Feb. 18th-20th, 2022, and will be held in person at St. Anthony’s Retreat Center-Oahu (unless COVID restrictions are still in place). Go to www.hawaiiwwme.org to apply or call Tom & Sara Heath: (864) 787-6797. 

Fr. Lou Cameli’s New Video

“Confession in the Time of Pandemic” Click here to watch!


Office Hours/Misc

Parish Office Hours: 

The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 9am—4:30pm., 808-326-7771. Please wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer station as you enter the office. You can also contact the office via email: StMichaelArchangel@RCCHawaii.org. 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: https://www.konacatholicchurch.net/our-bulletins-newsletters

Get Involved 

Whether you’re interested in serving, connecting with others, worshiping, giving, or growing spiritually, St. Michael’s offers many opportunities for adults of all ages and youth to choose from. The bulletin, Ministry Catalog or website is the best source of information for those wanting to engage. 

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. Please email us your updates here: StMichaelArchangel@RCCHawaii.org

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 Prayers” 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. 

Prayer List 

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. 

Online Giving

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: https://www.konacatholicchurch.net/online-giving.

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 https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4686125 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 www.StMichaelParishKona.org and click on the Amazon Smile link on the bottom of our homepage. This is a great way to raise money for your parish! 

Denny’s Restaurant Donating 10% of Your Bill 

The co-owner of Denny’s Restaurant, Ali Sahito, is now again offering to donate 10% of your total bill from Denny’s to St. Michael’s Church. Bring your receipts to St. Michael’s and place in the metal box attached to each kiosk. Denny’s Restaurant is a new bulletin sponsor. Please support them. 

Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Our church is 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 www.HawaiianAirlines.com/Affiliate 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 offered at church. Find the entire weekly bilingual bulletin, weekly Spanish insert and worship aids—in English and Spanish here.