Facts on attack on the human life: a) Abortion: The number of unborn children slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers in the last 25 years is 1200 million in the world and 37 million in the U.S.A. (4400 per day in the U.S.). Almost half of the women in the US over the age of 40 have undergone an abortion, with or without the consent of the baby’s father. b) Euthanasia: Hundreds of old or terminally ill people are killed in advanced countries, under the names “mercy-killing” or euthanasia. c) Suicides and Physician-Assisted Suicides: Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for all U.S. men. It took the lives of 30,622 people in U.S.A. in 2001. It is the third leading cause of death for 15-19 year old youngsters (19 adolescents each day) and only 5% of suicides are attributed to mental illness. d) Homicides e) Embryo-destruction for scientific experiments.
Indeed, all parishes within the Diocese of Honolulu are restoring the Original Order of the Sacraments of Initiation between 2018-2020.
In the early Church, the person was immersed into the waters of Baptism, anointed with chrism, and shared in the Eucharistic meal as part of a single event. Over time, and for many reasons, the celebration of these three sacraments became separated from one another. In the renewal stemming from the Second Vatican Council, the Church was asked to more clearly set forth the intimate connection of Confirmation with the whole of Christian initiation. This original order also helps us recognize that sharing in the Eucharist completes our initiation into the Church and that it is Eucharist which is the “source and summit of our faith.”
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Chairperson: Charlene Yamashiro
Vice-Chairperson: Ben Acob
Secretary: Carol Ursua
Assistant Secretary: Lucy Peros
Leader: Kathy Sacapanio, SFO
Assistant: Jon Ai
The Service Commission takes charge of all social action activities of the parish that are not explicitly under worship and evangelization with preferential attention to the poor and the helpless, the suffering and the marginalized, the youth and the elderly.
Ministries of the Service Commission are entrusted to collaboratively and cooperatively share in the mission to make visible the teachings of Jesus Christ as a community of faith serving one another.
Bereavement Ministry: Bereavement Ministry serves to assist the family of the bereaved. Bereavement ministers support the family in a caring and compassionate manner, and work to offer the following services: Assist family with planning of the liturgy service, set up the church for the service, prepare and provide refreshment at the service, clean and restore the church area after the service
Food Pantry: The mission of Christ the King Parish Food Pantry is to provide food to persons in need. The pantry is open every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, from 3-5pm. Volunteers of this program assist with the following: Conduct interviews and pray with clients; monthly Food Drive; Purchase foods and receive food donations; shelve, inventory, and distribute packaged foods.
Homebound Ministry: This ministry brings the church into the homes of persons who are homebound due to aging or long term illness. Ministers take "the body of Christ" to assigned parishioners once a week, and spend time visiting and sharing the weekly church bulletin. A person serving in this ministry must be a commissioned Extra-Ordinary Minister.
Aloha Ministry: The Aloha Ministry prepares parish celebrations and social events for fellowship. Members assist with decoration, meal provision, set up and clean up after functions. They network with other ministries for support and assistance.
Outreach Networking Ministry: Christ the King Parish, in conjunction with other networking parishes, provides emergency financial assistance to families and individuals in crises by securing such basic necessities as housing rental and utilities.
Ministry to Persons in Care Facility: Along with the Activities Department at Hale Makua, our ministers provide weekly mass service on Tuesdays to patients at this care facility. Our volunteers assist in the liturgical celebration with music, singing, offering of Holy Eucharist, and also assist in transporting clients and helping with meal service following the Mass.
Aside from the Tuesday mass, we offer communion to residents on Sundays. Volunteers spend time with assigned residents, assuring each one that there is a Eucharistic Body at the church that is united with them.
Volunteers in this ministry must be a commissioned Extra-Ordinary Minister
Prison Ministry: Christ the King volunteers visit Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 pm. They share the "good news" of the Gospel with incarcerated men and women, and offer the Eucharist to our Catholic brothers and sisters. The purpose of this ministry is to reach out to them with care and compassion, and offer them hope for a better life. Volunteers in this ministry must be at least 21 years of age, complete mandatory training, and abide by the policy of Maui Community Correctional Center.
Grief Support: "Where there is sharing, healing takes place." The key of this ministry is to provide grieving persons with a supportive environment where "talking and listening" fosters healing and growth. Through sharing you are not only being healed, but you are also a healer to others. This Support Group meets the last Fridays of each month at Christ the King Church. It welcomes members from all parishes, and anyone who needs support in healing their grief.
Hospital Ministry: Provide patients at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) hope and comfort through prayer, scripture reading, and sharing of the Holy Eucharist every Thursday. Ministers of this ministry must be a commissioned Extra-Ordinary Minister. We are official volunteers of MMMC and must abide by their policy. Training in hospital service is mandatory for this ministry.
Ministry to Persons in Care Facility: Along with the Activities Department at Hale Makua, our ministers provide weekly mass service on Tuesdays to patients at this care facility. Our volunteers assist in the liturgical celebration with music, singing, offering of Holy Eucharist, and also assist in transporting clients and helping with meal service following the Mass. Aside from the Tuesday mass, we offer communion to residents on Sundays. Volunteers spend time with assigned residents, assuring each one that there is a Eucharistic Body at the church that is united with them. Volunteers in this ministry must be a commissioned Extra-Ordinary Minister
. Ministry to Persons with Disability: This ministry reaches out and welcomes all persons with a disability to celebrate in the fullness of parish activities. It networks with other ministries to encourage the participation of persons with disability in church functions, and liturgical celebrations.
Maui Interfaith Volunteer Care givers (MIVC):This program is also known as Na Hoaloha (Neighbors Helping Neighbors). It is a coalition of congregations, public agencies, and individual persons whose mission is to put " Faith into Action ". Volunteers provide such services as friendly visit, respite care, assistance with light household chores, transportation, shopping and other specific tasks to meet the individual’s need, so he/she can continue to live independently in his/her own home.
Documentation & Publishing: All celebrations and events of Christ the King Church are documented with photos and captions. Posting of photos on bulletin boards in the church following the event draws parishioners’ interest and interaction. Albums of photos are kept in the rectory.