Members of this ministry give of themselves and their time to extend their support, prayers, and comfort to families facing and struggling with the loss of life. BEreavement members are ministers of care and consolation. They help those who have lost someone to walk through grief with the assistance of the parish community by assisting in the funeral arrangements whenever feasible, representing the parish community during the times of grieving with the real presence of Jesus, helping the families cope with grief by whatever means are available, and aid and assist others in this ministry. This group seeks to form small groups within the ministry to work together (and working with families), to be a support to one another through prayer, encouragement, sharing of ideas and insights, and to have at last one retreat/prayer weekend together.
Requirements: Be able to contact family members to plan funeral arrangements here at the Chruch Center or chapel only; setup refreshments and reception tables; arrange for readers, music/organist; setup microphones; setup for Mass; cleanup; check sound system; open/close Church center. No special training except your earnest desire to help our prayer community in this respect.
Contact: Nona Iwata, (808) 244-4148, ext 233
Family Life Ministry
This ministry focuses on spirituality and prayer in families and married life. This ministry will help to seek and promote family values and strengthen family bonds. Their objective is to provide support for couples and families.
Requirements: Anyone who welcomes, supports, and encourages families into a family of faith can be part of this wonderful ministry.
Contact: Tanya Barbero
Contact: Rowena Enomoto
Hui Na Lima Kokua (Craft Group)
This arts and crafts group was formed by a small group of parishioners interested in learning new artistic crafting skills, and at the same time, sharing their own creative knowledge with others. Over the years, you have seen their environmental decorations in the Church Center – banners, altar cloths, etc. they also work hard all year to make beautiful or tasty items to sell at the annual Autumn/Christmas Bazaar. Fellowship and meeting new people is a wonderful part of this ministry.
Requirements: A desire to share your artistic crafting skills. Members meet and share each last Friday of the month from 9 am to noon in the Deacon Borges Meeting Room.
Contact: Valerie Standing
This group brings the message of Christ and the St. Anthony Catholic Community online. Outreach is done through the parish’s Facebook page, web page, and podcasts.
Requirements: Member of the parish, able to attend parish events (outside of Mass), interest in photography and/or computers, and a desire to extend a digital hand to our Catholic community.
Contact: Sunny Cabello
Through the generosity of our own parishioners and the general public, St. Anthony has been operating a thrift shop for many years. Used and donated household goods, toys, clothing, furniture, appliances, etc., are items sold at a fair price. Thrift shop staff is made up of volunteers.
Requirements: sort, arrange, and price items accordingly. Your commitment to work on a weekday between the hours of 8 am and 1 pm. On-the-job training is provided.
Contact: Trish Vergel de Dios
Young Adults (EPIC ministry)
This ministry promotes faith and fellowship for the young adults of the Maui Vicariate using the EPIC (Ever Present In Christ) program.
Requirements: As their schedules allow, young adults meet twice monthly – once for faith sharing and reflections and once for social interaction.
Contact: Hamilton Ioanis
This ministry is to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today, to draw young people to participate in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community, and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Requirements: This group is open to students in the 6th through 12th grades.
Contact: Rhonda Visaya