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HOPE AND TRUST IN THE LORD 2 0 2 0 S T E WA R D S H I P R E N E WA L S T. THERES A C ATHOLIC CHURCH


STEWARDSHIP

H O P E A N D T RU S T I N T H E LO R D

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ope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ’s promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1817). Hope summarizes the deepest longing and disposition of a disciple’s heart. It is not something we naturally possess or acquire on our own — rather, it is something that is gifted to us by the grace of God. It is through pursuit of God that we can begin to attain this virtue. Ultimately, it is through the practice of stewardship — recognizing everything as a gift from God and cultivating those gifts for His Kingdom — that we can be receptive to hope. The steward, striving for eternal life, surrenders all that he has to God, knowing that the grace of the Holy Spirit surpasses even his noblest efforts. With the virtue of hope, we will not grow weary for we recognize that God hears even our smallest requests. This is why we, as faithful stewards, are called to Hope and Trust in the Lord! 2


GIFT OF TIME

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od has gifted us with time. How we spend our time can be an expression of love and gratitude to our Heavenly Father. Do we spend it cultivating our relationship with Him and our loved ones? Prayer is a primary way to grow in our relationship with God. It strengthens and nourishes the life of a disciple. Christ taught us a prayer of hope — the Our Father. We offer this prayer at every Mass and it proclaims the hopeful message of mercy and trustful surrender. Do we pray this prayer with zeal? Do we live as we pray? It is through the very act of praying that our hearts will be willing to surrender our lives to the will of God. Consider these ideas to deepen your prayer life:

†R  eflect on your prayer life. How can you increase the intentional time you spend with God in prayer? How can you incorporate prayer into your family life?

†M  editate on the Our Father. Ask for the grace to

pray it with zeal, and to live by what you pray.

† P ray for the virtue of

hope and for the grace to share the message of hope. 3


G I F T O F TA L E N T

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ach of us has been given gifts and talents. Through the message of stewardship, we realize that we cannot take recognition for these gifts. Rather, it is through the love and generosity of our Heavenly Father that we have been blessed. We show our gratitude to God by sharing our talents for His glory. Are you using your gifts and talents to build the Kingdom of God? How is God calling you to serve Him here and now? Let us each be a vessel of God’s grace to one another. We cannot quantify the effects of God at work in us! Pray about the following possibilities:

† C onsider how God can use your talents to build up His Kingdom. Where is He calling you to offer yourself in the coming year?

†R  ead through our parish’s Ministry Catalog. Consider joining a new ministry that will help you to grow in your faith.

† If

you already serve in a ministry, reflect on how you can better serve and invite others to be part of that ministry.

“Let us make the very best use of the precious moments and do all in our power for His dear sake and for His greater honor and glory.” — St. Marianne Cope 4


GIFT OF TREASURE

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ust as time and talents are gifts from God, so too, are material things, or treasure. And just as the use of our time and talent can glorify God, so too, does the use of our treasure. God has a plan for every aspect of our lives, including our finances. We must learn how to take the gifts God has given us — our skills, our abilities, and our income — and surrender them to His plan for our lives. This trustful surrender fills us with hope, freedom and joy that only God can provide. Out of love and gratitude for the gifts God has given us, reflect on the following:

†O  ur parish invites each family to give 10 percent of its gross income to God —

5% to the offertory and 5% to the diocese and other worthy causes — to give according to the scriptural tithe.

† In order to accomplish this goal, we also must learn how to manage the remaining 90 percent. By setting goals, creating a personal budget, sticking to our budgeting plan and, most importantly, coming to a greater understanding of the role generosity plays in our financial and spiritual lives, we can all exercise good stewardship of our treasure.

† P ray for wisdom and trust when dealing with your treasure.

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2 0 2 0 M I N I S T R Y C ATA L O G

HOSPITALITY A LO H A C O M M I T T E E

The goal of this ministry is to make both visitors and parishioners feel the “aloha” welcoming spirit of St. Theresa Parish. We are the “greeters” wearing lei and nametags, stationed at both doors for Saturday night and Sunday Masses. Many times we are the first contact people have with the St. Theresa Community. When we welcome them and answer questions, we are opening our arms to invite people to become members of our community and greeting current members of our St. Theresa family. The Aloha Committee also calls all newly registered parishioners, welcoming them to the parish, answering questions, letting them know about volunteering opportunities and inviting them to a welcoming party Fr. Terry offers to all new parishioners. Care and comfort cards are sent to families who have lost loved ones, hospitalized parishioners and parishioners with extended illnesses. Contact: Betty Arsuaga, 276-2922, barsuaga1@gmail.com

H O S P I TA L I T Y C O M M I T T E E

By being hospitable to visitors and parishioners alike, St. Theresa desires to provide a positive Sunday experience. Friendly meetings complement worship over light refreshments after Mass. We hope to add to the encounter that people have with Jesus, not only through the liturgy, but also by becoming a part of the community. We offer coffee, tea and juice along with pastries after both the 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. This complimentary service is particularly aimed at visitors. It provides an opportunity for parishioners to welcome visitors and enjoy each other. Contact: Kathy Holland, 875-1785, paddlekathy68@gmail.com

FORMATION A D U LT S A C R A M E N T P R O C E S S

Adults 18 or older who need to complete any of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) are welcomed into the process as candidates. Inquiry process is open year-round to all, directly under the Adult Sacrament Coordinator. A candidate for Confirmation and Eucharist is a person already baptized either in the Catholic Church, or a Christian denomination whose Baptism is valid and desires to be received into the Catholic Church and receive Confirmation and Eucharist. Contact: Candie Lyla Pinaula, 879-4844, ext. 26, cpinaula@rcchawaii.org 6


EDGE

Edge is a Catholic middle school ministry that provides a safe and fun place for 6th - 8th graders to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. EDGE Nights are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Karen Powers, 879-4844, ext. 25, kpowers@rcchawaii.org

FA M I L Y FA I T H F O R M AT I O N

Family Faith Formation (formerly Religious Education) provides ongoing catechesis for all family members through the teachings of the Catholic Church. Grade level appropriate curriculum is presented by volunteer catechists through the use of Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, Bible and saint stories, and videos. Children in Pre-K through 5th grade gather on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. to pray, hear the Good News and apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to their daily living. Contact: Karen Powers, 879-4844, ext. 25, kpowers@rcchawaii.org

F I R S T R E C O N C I L I AT I O N , C O N F I R M AT I O N AND FIRST EUCHARIST

Baptized children in the second grade to twelfth grade who have faithfully attended Family Faith Formation for at least one full year and have been properly catechized may celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. In preparation for this celebration, parents are required to: • Attend weekly Mass, class sessions, necessary parent meetings and a Family Retreat • Pray and work with the child at home • Complete Family Community Service Hours • Attend the celebration of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. Family members are encouraged to participate in the actual sacrament as a witness to their child. Children will require a sponsor for the Sacrament of Confirmation who has the following requirements: • Ordinarily 16 years or older • Fully initiated Catholic (they must have been baptized, confirmed and received their First Holy Eucharist, and provide copies of certificates) • Practicing their Catholic faith and in good standing with the Catholic Church (if they are married, they must have been married in a Catholic Church) • Willing to support the parents and child in his or her spiritual life Contact: Karen Powers, 879-4844, ext. 25, kpowers@rcchawaii.org 7


R I T E O F C H R I S T I A N I N I T I AT I O N O F A D U LT S (RCIA)

Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). Anyone desiring to become Catholic, is welcomed into the process as candidates. An inquiry process is offered year-round to all, directly under the Adult Sacrament Coordinator. “In the sacraments of Christian Initiation we are freed from the power of darkness and joined to Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of filial adoption and are part of the entire people of God in the celebration of the memorial of the Lord’s death and resurrection” (Christian Initiation, General Introduction, 1). It is important to know that the initiation of catechumens is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful. The faithful lead by example in joining the catechumens in reflecting/ sharing on the Gospel and on the value of the Paschal mystery. Contact: Candie Lyla Pinaula, 879-4844, ext. 26, cpinaula@rcchawaii.org

Y O U N G A D U LT S

For young adults 18–39, St. Theresa is joining with the Maui Vicariate in activities of common interest. These include retreats, fundraising and meetings. Contact: Karen Powers, 879-4844, ext. 25, kpowers@rcchawaii.org

YO U T H M I N I S T RY

Youth Ministry provides opportunities for high school teens to develop a prayer life, continue catechesis for a deeper relationship with Jesus and his Church, and experience Parish ministries and community outreach. Families with teens are encouraged to attend the Sunday evening Mass followed by Life Teen, Life Night. Life Night gathers teens together with the youth minister, core members and parent volunteers to hear the teachings of the Church, share in small-group discussions, grow in prayer, and engage in social activities. Through their living example of prayer, ministry participation and support, the parish family helps in leading teens to a closer relationship with Jesus. Contact: Karen Powers, 879-4844, ext. 25, kpowers@rcchawaii.org

SERVICE A LTA R C A R E

This small, behind-the-scenes group cares for altar linens. They launder and press altar covers, as well as purificators used by Extraordinary Ministers in offering the Precious Blood to communicants during Mass. This group offers a significant service by keeping altar linens pure and presentable. Contact: Myla Onellion, 497-9961, onellionm@gmail.com

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B E R E AV E M E N T C O M M I T T E E

When a Catholic dies, the Church celebrates a Christian funeral Vigil and Mass with them. Members of the ministry are present with a listening heart for those dealing with the death of a loved one. This committee attempts to serve the bereaved in a compassionate, spiritual and effective way. This ministry attempts to be compassionate and supportive, while providing and walking the bereaved through the appropriate church services. To best assist the family through the understanding and expression of our belief in eternal life and to help pray for the loss of our loved one, we ask that the family make an appointment with the Bereavement Coordinator. After the coordinator meets with the family or friends, the family will go over and select suggested readings for the Vigil and the funeral Mass, and schedule another meeting with the coordinator. Then, the Bereavement Committee will deploy, along with the coordinator, to make the agreed-upon arrangements. Contact: Jenny Gutierrez, 805-405-2462, sunshine99.jenny@gmail.com

C O M M U N I C AT I O N S M I N I S T R Y – N E W

We are creating a new Communications Ministry to support St. Theresa and the ministries within our parish. This ministry will work to continually improve parish-wide communications through all available channels and increase the engagement of parishioners. Responsibilities will include: • Maintain the Social Media Sites • Update Current Events and Information on the Parish Website • Facilitate the promotion of Parish & Ministry events • Research and develop best communication applications and platforms • Assist with Marketing & Public Relations efforts • Gather and Communicate feedback from parishioners Contact: Dan Powers, 879-4844, ext. 23, dpowers@rcchawaii.org

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E N V I RO N M E N T

The beautiful decorations in our church are provided by five different groups and individuals in our parish. This is a joint effort between: • First Weekend of the Month — The Filipino Catholic Club • Second Weekend — The Hispanic Community • Third Weekend — The Tongan Choir • Fourth Weekend — Lani Kuluhiwa • Fifth Weekend —Merian Bumanglag (Amby) family We are blessed, in Hawaii, with flowers and greenery all year round. This enhances our altar in all seasons. These groups and individuals decorate with seasonal colors. These groups provide and place all plant and flower decoration. They continually care for all plants with water, plant food and trimming. Decoration is particularly special for Easter and Christmas Seasons. Contact: Maka Falekaono, 879-4844, ext. 21, mfalekaono@rcchawaii.org

FA I T H F O R M AT I O N C O M M I T T E E

The adults of the parish play a crucial role in living out the parish motto and mission statement. There is a need — not just to develop an adult faith program, but also to gain a whole new perspective on the life of the parish. The call of adult faith is not introducing another program. Rather, the call of adult faith is a deepening of our relationship with Jesus. The emphasis is on creating a venue for adults to experience a deeper faith in Jesus, a constant call of renewal and conversion. This can only take place when adults are given the space and time to process their life experiences, allowing faith to illumine such experiences. When appropriately done this way, adults in our parish will NOT see attendance to liturgy as a ritual, performed as a requirement. Rather, liturgical celebrations are an encounter with Jesus. This will result in a vibrant and caring community since the focus is on our relationship with Jesus and with one another, rather than a performance of activities. The Adult Faith Sharing takes place as follows: • One or two-day Renewal Program • Ongoing faith sharing in small groups, done every week or two • General gathering of all small groups, done every other month • The first two renewal sessions were held during Lent 2014 — small groups have been formed and facilitator training is being provided. Contact: Candie Lyla Pinaula, 879-4844, ext. 26, cpinaula@rcchawaii.org

F I L I P I N O C AT H O L I C C L U B

St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club consists of more than 250 members. STFCC traditionally and annually celebrates the Flores de Mayo, in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Misa de Gallo is another tradition that this club 10


shares with our fellow parishioners and the community. This nine-day Novena, called Dawn/Rooster, is a Mass that begins at 5 a.m. each day from Dec. 16-24. Due to the hard work and efforts of the many members and leaders, we are able to fulfill the following: • Construction of the courtyard stage and leveling of the ground grassy area • The installation of the courtyard speakers • Annual donation to the Hale Kau Kau feeding program and Seminarian Fund • Annual Scholarship Awards to high school senior graduates • Extends financial support to its members and fellow STC parishioners in times of hardship • Sponsors the Annual Easter Egg Hunt • Most recently, the installation of the Air Conditioning of Stawasz Hall Club members are also active participants in many of the parish’s ministries such as lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, ushers, altar servers, music and environment. Contact: Jeny Bissel, 298-6539, mauikini@icloud.com

GIFT SHOP

St. Theresa has a sizeable Gift Shop carrying many religious items. It is open after all weekend Masses. Parishioners and visitors alike shop here for religious items. Contact: Maria Teneza, 879-4844, ext. 58, mteneza@rcchawaii.org

H A L E K AU K AU

Hale Kau Kau, “House of Meals,” was founded by a diverse group of South Maui individuals in 1991, and still continues this service today at St. Theresa Church. Our mission — to alleviate hunger by providing nutritious meals to the hungry and homebound in a safe, loving and supportive environment. Every night of the year we serve a free, hot, nutritious meal unconditionally — no questions asked — to anyone who comes to our kitchen at mealtime. Every night of the year we deliver a free, hot, nutritious meal to our elderly, ill and disabled homebound clients in South Maui. In collaboration with Keolahou Hawaiian Congregational Church, we also distribute weekly food baskets and emergency food supplies to families in crisis. Opportunities to help include: • Volunteer to be a kitchen helper or pick-up/delivery driver • Offer your clerical skills to support staff • Join a Fundraising Committee • Become a donor of money, food, goods or services Contact: Jeffrey Naumann, 875-8754 or 276-5721, halekaukau@rcchawaii.org; Website: www.halekaukau.org

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H I S PA N I C

Because Maui has a significant Hispanic population, many of whom speak limited English, the church attempts to address this population with a Hispanic priest. Three parishes (St. Theresa, Christ the King and Maria Lanakila) share one Hispanic priest. This priest resides at St. Theresa’s rectory, and has offices at St. Theresa. He says Mass at each of the three parishes at least weekly. He is very involved with all Hispanics on Maui, dealing with the myriad of special issues of this community. At St. Theresa, Fr. Ornoldo Cherrez celebrates Mass in Spanish every Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Contact: Fr. Ornoldo Cherrez, 879-4844, ext. 33, ocherrez@rcchawaii.org

K N I G H T S O F C O LU M BU S

The Knights of Columbus is an organization of approximately 1.7 million men around the world. Organized in 1882, the Knights have embodied the selflessness of men as it has helped overcome adversity around the world. Knights are men of faith, guided not only by their belief in God and the Catholic Church, but also by their belief in each other. Knights are dedicated to making a difference and building a future. It is through five key areas of service — faith, community, family, youth and fellowship — that Knights make a difference. Faith is their foundation. Dedicated to the Catholic Church’s growth and her good works, they support religious outreach and promote vocations in an effort to strengthen the faith that unites them. As committed as they are to their faith, so are they to building their families and communities. Knights serve as valuable role models for other Catholic men, as well as mentors for all children. Contact: Wesley Barut, 870-5821, mauitrop@aol.com

PA R I S H P L A N N I N G A N D B U I L D I N G C O M M I T T E E This committee is charged with accommodating all building and maintenance needs of our beautiful campus. Recent special projects have included: • Installation of air conditioning in the front office • Completed construction expanding the Hale Kau Kau kitchen • Covered walkway between the Hall and the Youth Room • Stone and wooden benches on campus • Restoration of church bells • Various landscaping projects including replacement of tree and pavement in the entry cul-de-sac • Relocated side doors at walkway from office We are blessed with a beautiful church and campus, all debt free. Maintenance of this facility is critical. This committee meets with Fr. Terry monthly to keep up with all campus needs. Contact: Marie Kimmey, 281-8467, mariekimmeymaui@gmail.com 12


PA S T O R A L C O U N C I L

Our Pastoral Council brings together lay people and religious who, together with the pastor, work jointly to build the parish as a living Christian community. Through prayer and reflection, faith sharing, planning and action, the parish Pastoral Council is the place where ministries or services are brought forth that are needed for the growth of our living parish community. The Pastoral Council is a consultative and advisory body rooted in prayer, faith sharing and study. The council proposes practical and concrete recommendations giving guidance to the pastor concerning the ongoing life and mission of the parish and community. Our Pastoral Council meets monthly. It is composed of nine to 12 lay men and women representing a cross section of the parish. Ex officio members include the Pastoral Associate, the Finance Committee Chair and the Stewardship Chair. Contact: Michaeline Arcangel, Chair, 281-5216, marchangel808@gmail.com

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE

This effort seeks to transform society into a Culture of Life where every human being is valued and protected from the moment of conception until natural death. This committee attempts to implement a four-point plan of: • Education • Pastoral Care • Public Policy • Prayer and Worship They seek to convert hearts and minds on a wide range of life issues including abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, capital punishment, fertility issues and artificial contraception. Contact: Joe Weber, Co-Chair, 298-0855, jcweber86@hawaii.rr.com

SECURITY

A dedicated group of individuals who come to our campus and make sure it is secure every night of the year. They spread it out so that each person performs this duty once per week. They come in early each evening to pick up keys to all doors on campus. Then they walk to every room to make sure that it is locked, all windows are closed, all fans and lights are off. Sometimes they will encounter a person lingering on campus. A friendly reminder that our grounds must be cleared is enough to provide security for our staff or volunteers working late at night, and for the rectory. This service is vital. By regularly doing this, we avoid property damage and provide for the safety of our employees and volunteers. Contact: Dan Powers, 879-4844, ext. 23

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S T E WA R D S H I P C O M M I T T E E

The Stewardship Committee has the purpose of fostering stewardship within the parish as “A Way of Life.” While St. Theresa’s Parish is quite active with participation in several ministries and has a healthy financial support for the parish, we hope to improve in assisting our parishioners in their faith journey. As Christians we are called to live differently. Our journey is to understand how stewardship is: • A disciple’s response • A conversion of heart • An expression of love • Centered in the Eucharist • An honor and an opportunity • Thanking God for all our blessings and in turn returning to God a portion of our Time, Talent and Treasure Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. As Catholics, realizing all that we have is a gift from God, we are encouraged to reflect on our blessings, increase the gifts God has given us and share with others. By giving of ourselves and helping those around us, we are practicing Christian stewardship. This committee is working on developing a plan for the implementation of the principles of stewardship in our parish. We will strive to increase the commitment of all parishioners in practicing stewardship by becoming Disciples of Christ. Contact: Msgr. Terrence A.M. Watanabe, 879-4844, twatanabe@rcchawaii.org

USHERS

Ushers help before, during and after Mass. They perform a significant variety of tasks, which facilitate worship. Ushers arrive to Mass early so that they can assist the faithful in finding seating. They greet people warmly making them feel welcome. Ushers set up additional chairs if needed during heavy tourist season. They engage fans and air conditioning, as appropriate, for parishioners’ comfort. They hand out “Order of Worship” programs and bulletins. They take up the one or two collections, as scheduled, during Mass, adhering to rigid procedures in the handling of money to ensure no malfeasance. Ushers are available to assist the faithful in wheelchairs or otherwise needing assistance. They are available in emergency situations to provide appropriate help. Anyone age 13 or older is welcome to become an usher. Training is provided. Contact: Alexandria Nicholl, 879-4844, ext. 28, anicholl@rcchawaii.org

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V O C AT I O N S C O M M I T T E E

As parishioners of St. Theresa Parish, we begin each Mass by praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Now we need to look for and seek out those whom we believe have that special calling from the Lord to serve our community. Parishioners are needed to join Fr. Terry in encouraging men and women in our parish to consider priesthood, religious life (sisters or brothers) and the permanent deaconate. We will create activities pointed at encouraging youth and young adults to consider discerning God’s call. This ministry of shepherding God’s flock is nothing less than the mission of Jesus. The aim of this committee is to promote active consideration of vocations by our young people, by opening their hearts to God’s call. Contact: Msgr. Terry Watanabe, 879-4844, twatanabe@rcchawaii.org

PRAYER A LTA R S E RV E R S

Altar servers assist the priest in the celebration of the Mass. They are usually young people who have received First Holy Communion, both all ages are welcome. This ministry offers young people the opportunity to become an active part of the Mass, heightening their appreciation for the liturgy and playing an active role of the faithful. Altar servers process at Mass before the priest, carrying the cross, both at the beginning of Mass and at the dismissal. They also assist the celebrant by holding the missal, carrying the gifts offered by the faithful to the altar, and providing water, wine and purificators for the consecration. Servers may assist with incense and with holy water distribution to parishioners. Two servers are scheduled for each Mass. Altar servers wear white albs with rope cincture in seasonal color, as well as a cross. Training is provided. Contact: Alexandria Nicholl, 879-4844, ext. 28, anicholl@rcchawaii.org

DA I LY M A S S M I N I S T E R S

Daily Mass Ministers are needed to serve as lectors, altar servers and Communion Ministers. Daily Mass Ministers rotate these ministries for oneweek durations. Typically, even the altar servers are adults. Lectors serve both as readers “Proclaiming the Word” as well as leading the attendees in song. One lector covers both readings for the Mass. Contact: Alexandria Nicholl, 879-4844, ext. 28, anicholl@rcchawaii.org

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EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY C O M M U N I O N - AT M A S S

These ministers have a unique opportunity to assist at Mass. The sharing of Communion is a special moment for the minister and the receiver of the Body and Blood of Christ. Through the sharing of the Body and Blood, Catholics acknowledge the new covenant that Jesus instilled at the Last Supper. It also witnesses to our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. This ministry should, therefore, be treated with the utmost dignity and reverence. Communion Ministers should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread and wine. Ministers scheduled for a Mass should arrive early so that they can prepare spiritually. They check in with the coordinator for that Mass so that the coordinator knows they are present and that they know their assignment. Contacts: Ken and Kerry Kiene, 250-1056, ken@kiene.org

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY C O M M U N I O N - T O T H E H O S P I TA L I Z E D

This ministry is very similar to delivering the Eucharist to the homebound, except that here the minister must accommodate hospital procedure. Training for this ministry is provided by the hospital. The hospital is keenly interested in being sensitive to the wants and needs of all patients. Ministers cannot distribute Communion, or offer to pray with patients, without this training. St. Theresa Parish supports delivering Communion and praying with patients in the hospital on Saturdays each week. Ministers commonly go to the hospital in pairs since there are sometimes as many as 40 Catholic patients. They are usually scheduled on the order of once per month. Upon entering the patient’s room, they greet the patient and any visitors, offering to pray with them, or offer the Most Holy Eucharist. Ministers are provided with a card showing an appropriate prayerful procedure for offering the Eucharist, or for just praying with the patient. Ministry training is provided by De Wynne. Contact: De Wynne, 250-5128

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY C O M M U N I O N - TO T H E S I C K A N D H O M E B O U N D This ministry offers a very rewarding opportunity to provide the Eucharist to those in the community unable to attend Mass. For the sick, reception of Communion is not only a privilege, but also a sign of support and concern shown by the community for members who are ill. This is a wonderful way for ministers to fulfill our Christian obligation to visit the sick, and provide 16


a significant sign of unity among the community. When it is determined that a homebound person is interested in receiving the Eucharist, a minister is identified to deliver it. Contact: De Wynne, 250-5128

L E C TO R S / R E A D E R S

The lector/reader serves the liturgical assembly by proclaiming the sacred scripture during the Liturgy of the Word. The worthy exercise of this role enables the Church to hear the Word of God more clearly and receive it with more open hearts. Such regular public nourishment with the biblical Word helps to sustain the community and contributes to its ongoing conversion and mission. The lector/reader prepares for her/his role by rehearsing, praying over and coming to understand the biblical text assigned her/him for a particular liturgical celebration. He/she participates fully in the liturgy as an exemplary member of the assembly. He/she proclaims the biblical text with clarity, conviction, dignity and understanding and expresses reverence and decorum in carrying out this and other aspects of her/his role according to the general liturgical norms (procession, handling the book, etc). Finally, the lector/reader is faithful to the schedule of assignments! Training and resources are provided for all new lectors. Ongoing formation will also be provided. Contact: Alexandria Nicholl, Liturgy Director, 879-4844, ext. 28, anicholl@rcchawaii.org

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MUSIC MINISTRY

From Sing to the Lord - Music in Divine Worship (USCCB): God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises. We are very fortunate at St. Theresa to have an artful, well-rounded and inspiring music ministry. The primary focus of our music program is to support the assembly at liturgy in the singing of the hymns and responses, and to lift their hearts and minds through the great tradition and expanse of music that belongs to the Church. WE WELCOME and INVITE the experienced and the inexperienced; the youngest and the older; the full time resident and the part time resident. You are invited to be a part of this ministry. Perhaps your voice is playing the violin or wind instrument? Percussion? Guitar? Is it time for you to be a better steward of the musical gifts God has given you? We have several groups that lead our Eucharistic celebrations. Most of the groups combine for special feasts and Holy Days. Below is a list of all the music program opportunities: Cantor program; Instrumentalist; Filipino Choir; Tongan Choir; Mele No Ka Oli Choir; Contemporary/LifeTeen Choir; Children’s Christmas Choir Contact: Alexandria Nicholl, 879-4844, ext. 28, anicholl@rcchawaii.org

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P R A Y E R S E RVA N T S

These ministers pray with kidney dialysis patients at Liberty Dialysis Center Unit located in Kahului. Prayer promotes healing and helps the sick to become closer to God. This prayer time can be very comforting to the patients and their families. Prayer servants are vessels of God who help bring hope and relieve patient anxiety and fears. These ministers, always in pairs, meet with dialysis patients and families in the waiting room until they enter the treatment area. Partners coordinate their schedules with patient schedules. Patients on kidney dialysis go to the treatment center three times each week, either Monday/Wednesday/Fridays or Tuesday/Thursday/Saturdays. Ministers make their own schedules but attempt to make one or two monthly visits, coordinating the visits to accommodate both three-day patient schedules. Hours to pray together are from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Training is provided in two sessions — once at the Kidney Dialysis Center and then with an experienced prayer partner. Contact: De Wynne, 250-5128

SACRED GESTURE

Youth of our parish lead our meditation during the Mass after Communion. Sacred Gesture is a form of prayer through dance, using one’s whole being to express love, joy and thanksgiving. Each dance gives praise to our risen savior, Jesus Christ. This unique prayer is heartily embraced by all participants in our Mass. Contact: Chanel Guzman, 808-757-2078, cguzmanortho@gmail.com

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YOUR OFFERING TO GOD

Please bring your completed commitment card to Mass on Nov. 14/15, or mail it to the parish in the envelope provided.

The photos in this publication were taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic mandates.

S T. THERES A CATHOLIC CHURCH 25 W. LIPOA ST. • KIHEI, HI 96753 • 808-879-4844 • WWW.SAINT-THERESA.COM

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St. Theresa Catholic Church — 2020 Stewardship Renewal Handbook  

Publication of St Theresa Catholic Church in Maui, Hawaii

St. Theresa Catholic Church — 2020 Stewardship Renewal Handbook  

Publication of St Theresa Catholic Church in Maui, Hawaii