Respect Life Ministry
"As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death." For information on how you can join or help with this ministry, contact:
Respite for Caregivers of our Kupuna (Elderly)
We provide respite to caregivers who need a break. This often involves staying for brief periods with the kupuna (elderly) while the caregiver takes a much deserved time off. We also help when we can by providing transportation for our kupuna by taking them to and from their appointments or to Mass.
Outreach Thrift Store and Food Pantry
Volunteers provide assistance to the Institute for Human Services (IHS/Salvation Army) by cooking a chili dinner on the first Thursday of every month thus providing a hot meal to those in need.
We bring the Word of Christ, the Holy Eucharist, and the Sunday bulletin to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass on Sunday. This helps them maintain an ongoing connection to the life of our parish community.
We bring the Word of Christ, the Holy Eucharist, and the Sunday bulletin to those who are ill at Castle hospital who have identified themselves as Catholic and who would like to be visited by a Eucharistic Minister.
Cards of Faith Ministry
We are a group of parishioners who design and write cards for those who are homebound, in the hospital, or just needing some spiritual encouragement, thus linking them to the life of our parish community. “Sharing God’s love through Cards of Faith.”
Volunteers contact new parishioners, welcome them, answer their questions, and meet and greet them at Sunday Mass. This act of aloha helps new parishioners assimilate into our parish community.
We encourage fellowship and a welcoming spirit within our church community. We serve refreshments after Sunday Masses on the fourth Sunday of each month which we warmly refer to as our Ohana Sunday.
Upon notification of the death of a loved one, we reach out to comfort the family and help coordinate the funeral Mass, the viewing, and light refreshments. We assist the Parish priests or deacons as they plan for wakes, funerals, and burials. Our volunteers are experienced in matters related to funeral planning.
We share Christ’s love with imprisoned men and women. We help in many ways to include ministering in prayer and faith sharing groups, bible studies, academic studies, music, and bringing the Holy Eucharist to inmates.
Rita Clare Hall