Altar Server

Sunday: Assist the clergy during the celebration of the Mass as Bearers of the Cross, candles, Sacramentary and sacred vessels. Prepares the Altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Contact

Margaret Higa 

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Weekday: Weekday sacristans and altar servers are called to serve the Lord in His altar of sacrafice by preparing the credence table and the altar for daily Mass.  They also assist the priest during Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction.

Contact

Dhel Taglinao

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Audio/Visual Ministry

Facilitates the congregation’s active participation in the celebration of the Liturgy using audio & visual technologies (creation & projection of slideshows, music videos & basic sound board assistance & operation)

Contact Francis Taglinao
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Bereavement Ministry

"Do not let your hearts be troubled." (John 14:1a)  The St. John Bereavement Ministry members help by assisting in the planning of a Funeral Mass and serve as Altar Servers, Ushers, EMHCs (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion), Lectors, etc.  They are at the Mass to comfort and console the family with their prayers, as well to serve in this ministry.

Contact

Gloria Pfister

   

Children's Choir

The St. John Apostle & Evangelist Children's Choir is an exciting opportunity for young singers in grades 2-8 to unite in God's gift of song and prayer.  With weekly rehearsals, they are guided with spiritual formation as they develop an understanding of their important role as dedicated music ministers within the sacred Mass along with their musicianship and choral techniques.  We are committed to teaching the beauty and meaning of the word and prayer in every song, serving the Lord and the community.  They participate in the Mass once a month, during special Masses throughout the year, and other opportunities.  We encourage the children to five their best work to the glory of God, which requires a faithful presence in the rehearsal room each week.  We want them to grow in their faith as good stewards and learn to lead others to do the same.  Choir practices are held on Tuesdays, 6-6:45 pm in the Church.

 

Contact: Kristine Calzada
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Church Cleaning

Three most sacred areas of the church (Sacristy, Sanctuary, and Chapel) are cleaned by five different groups of dedicated women and men.  These special people share their time, talent, and treasure once each week in keeping the Lord's house clean and beautiful.

Contact Ursula Ramos 
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Disability Team

“The crowds were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind able to see, and they glorified the God of Israel.” Matthew 15:31

“But you too, help one another: help one another always. One another. In this way, by helping one another, we will do some good.” Pope Francis, Prison for Minors, March 28, 2013.

Disability Team Leader is: currently vacant. If you have questions or ideas, please contact Debra Zedalis.

Description of Ministry: The Disability Team is a brand-new team at St. John’s Apostle & Evangelist. The Disability Team will initially focus on ensuring our parish facilities and services are accessible to the disabled. The Disability Team will also work in our parish and community on disability issues.

If you have a passion for work in this area, please contact Deb Zedalis.

Contact Debra Zedalis
Phone 808-348-2973
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Environment Ministry

Enhances worship space for liturgical celebrations.

Contact

Nick Calzada

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Help the clergy in the distribution of the Body & Blood of Christ with care and reverence.

Contact Susan Osborn
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Global Outreach

“The efforts of poor countries working for growth and liberation must be supported.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2440.

“The current global situation engenders a feeling of instability and uncertainty, which in turn becomes a seedbed for collective selfishness.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si, #204.

“A key test of a parish’s ‘Catholicity’ is its willingness to go beyond its boundaries to serve those in need and work for global justice and peace.” US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish.

Global Outreach Team Leader is: currently vacant. If you have questions or ideas, please contact Debra Zedalis.

Description of Ministry: The Global Outreach Team is just being formed at St. John Apostle & Evangelist. This team will help our parish serve the needs of those outside the USA (e.g., Cameroon, Nigeria, Holy Land, etc.).

St. John’s has always supported our brothers and sisters in faith outside the United States but the Global Outreach Team has an opportunity to improve our knowledge of the needs and coordinate our parish’s support – this team will really make a difference to world-wide Catholics.

If you have a passion for work in this area, please contact Deb Zedalis.

Contact Debra Zedalis
Phone 808-348-2973
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Hospital & Homebound Ministry

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist bring love compassion and Eucharistic Christ to the sick and those who are physically challenged in the hospitals or at home.

Contact

 Fr. Ramon Francisco

623-3332, ext. 104

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Hui O Laulima

Born in response to Bishop Larry Silva’s call to support Molokai’s emergency needs after the shutdown of Molokai Ranch (which left hundreds unemployed), the Hui encourages everyone and all ministries in the parish in creative fundraising efforts to give assistance to the needy in Molokai with such items as food, clothing, school supplies, and toys. We also provide the parish with a senior bingo program and assist the efforts of our parish Outreach Program.  Major annual projects include: providing food for the neediest elementary school children by providing food packpacks on weekends, Thanksgiving food certificates to families, and toys for the needy children on Molokai at Christmas.  Meetings are on the first Wednesdays of each month from 9-10 am in the upstairs classroom of our Parish Center.

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Contact Bill Castro
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Kupuna Kokua Ministry

Cleaning affordable senior housing, so that our kupuna will not be evicted or displaced from their homes.

A pilot ministry for the elderly in the Diocese in collaboration with the City & County of Honolulu’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program. This ministry helps the elderly, who are at risk of eviction from government subsidized housing, with household chores to ensure passing their evaluations and inspections. In this way they are able to keep their homes and avoid becoming homeless. We also share this ministry with Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wahiawa.

Serving only those who live in affordable senior housing.

Contact Yolanda Morreira
(808) 220-8997

 

Laundry

The Laundry Ministry serves to keep the clergy chasubles and stoles, altar servers' cassocks, and altar lines fresh and clean.

If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact the following people:

ALTAR LINENS: Geri Olivares
  619-438-4933
ALTAR SERVERS' CASSOCKS:  Margaret Higa 
 

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CLERGY CHASUBLES & STOLES:  Hermie Madayag
 

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Lectors

Proclaims the Word of God at Liturgical Celebrations with sensitivity to the text & delivery to the assembly.

For those who are interested in joining this ministry, please contact the following people:

SUNDAY MASSES:  Paul Olszewski 
 

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DAILY MASSES:  Robert Mandap 
 

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Ministry to the Institute for Human Services

The Institute of Human services (IHS) was founded to help house and feed the hungry members on Oahu and is the only official shelter for the State of Hawaii. The IHS serves meals to the hungry three meals a day, seven days a week.  However, St John's is committed to serve only for the second Friday dinner of each month. The meals are planned and the ingredients are bought by St. John’s and delivered to IHS. Food is bought for 300 people.  Paul and Ron Thames supervise and monitor the serving of the food (2nd Friday of each month).  IHS Team Leader is Ron Thames

 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me…”  Matthew 25:35-36

“The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead.  Among all these, giving alms to the poor is one of the chief witnesses to fraternal charity:  it is also a work of justice pleasing to God.”  Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2447.

 

Each month, St. John Outreach Department provides 7 or 8 volunteers from our parish to help with the serving.  Volunteers report to IHS by 5:30 PM; no open toed shoes or tank tops are allowed to be worn. Serving time is from 6 to 6:45 PM.

 If you are interested in helping, please contact our parish Outreach Coordinator, Pearl Bates, at 808-623-3332 ext. 203, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Money Counters

The Money Counter Ministry's function is to count, record, and deposit the Sunday collections and special collections of any kind.

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Music Ministry

'Come, let us sing with join to the Lord, let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation.' (Psalm 95:1)  Do you feel the call to sing? To share your musical talents and be a part of a growing music ministry?  We are called to enhance our worship, unify our parish family and bring the best of ourselves in song and prayer. Join us in song and praise.

Contact Nick Calzada
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Outreach

Outreach is available to help the less fortunate and hurting by reaching out to them and always recognizing the opportunities God gives us to help others while serving them with compassion and giving them hope. We provide limited clothing items and household goods, tuition assistance for St. John Preschool with preference given to families of St. John Parish, Holiday food baskets and provide assistance through our Food Pantry. Although our Food Pantry is small, we have never run completely out of food, thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and friends. Contact the Outreach Office for request to the Parish Prayer Line.

Contact Pearl Bates
623-3332 ext. 203
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Parish Health Ministry

We care for the health and well-being of the church community by providing health screening and services as well as health-related education workshops. Calendar of events include monthly blood pressure check, at least two workshops/seminars a year, CPR/AED/First Aid training every two years, nutrition demonstration and a Parish Nurse Health Fair.  Meetings are on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1-2 pm in the upstairs classroom of our Parish Center, Rm. 6.

 

Contact Elaine Gibson 
 

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Seniors Team

“Stand up in the presence of the aged and show respect for the old…” Leviticus 19:32

“We are called to reach out to those who find themselves in the existential peripheries of our societies and to show particular solidarity with the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters: the poor, the disabled, the unborn and the sick, migrants and refugees, the elderly and the young who lack employment.” Pope Francis, Message to the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Oct. 4, 2013

Description of Ministry: The Seniors Team focuses on those 60 and older and offers activities that foster spiritual growth and health, age-level educational pursuits, evangelistic outreach and wholesome fellowship events.

This is a brand-new ministry at St. John’s Apostle & Evangelist.

If you have any questions or needs dealing with Seniors (60 and older) in our parish, please contact Connie Murphy.

If you are interested in being a part of the Seniors Team, we can use your help! Please contact Connie Murphy.

Contact Connie Murphy
Phone 808-625-7773
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Social Justice

“Economic activity, conducted according to its own proper methods, is to be exercised within the limits of the moral order, in keeping with social justice so as to correspond to God’s plan for man.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2426.

"The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty!" Pope Francis, Text from 7/25/2013 in Rio, Brazil

Social Justice Team Leader is: currently vacant.

Description of Ministry: The Social Justice Team will provide insight and information on social justice issues important in our parish, our country, our world and our church. The Social Justice Team is a catalyst and educator in highlighting current social issues in accordance with the key principals of Catholic Social Teaching.

The Social Justice Team is a brand-new initiative at St. John’s – please contact Deb Zedalis if you would like to work in this extremely important ministry.

Contact Debra Zedalis
Phone 808-348-2973
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Ushers

Greet and assist parishioners and visitors in finding seats, take up collection, and serve the worshipping community with joy, kindness, dependability and creating a quiet & reverent atmosphere within the church.

Contact

Robert Pry

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