MINISTRIES

Campus Ministry at UH Mānoa | Pastoral Team

Main ministry of the Newman Center – Holy Spirit Parish, which is supported by the Student Council.

 

Altar Ministry | Coordinators: Grace Ray & Suzanne Ching

Caring for the sacred linen used for liturgies.

 

Centering Prayer | Coordinator: June Naughton

A weekly evening hour of prayer, putting one’s self in God’s presence in silence and by reading the Scriptures.

 

Eucharist for Home-bound Ministries | Coordinator: Carol Kotsubo

Provides Eucharist and visitation to home-bound community members and works with Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi outreach.

 

Fr. Dan Dever Graduates’ Night | Coordinator: Virgie Chattergy

Graduating students present highlights of their academic achievements in honor of Fr. Dan Dever, Founder and sponsor of the Newman Club.

 

Fr. Jack Ryan’s Lecture Series

A series of lectures on various themes for the Fall and Spring Semesters presented by Parish Pastor, Fr. Jack.

 

 

Hospitality Weekend | Community Volunteers for Each Mass

Every first weekend of all masses – collection of non-perishable food items for St. George’s Parish Food Pantry.  All are invited to fellowship after each Mass.

 

Interfaith Peace Services | Coordinator: June Naughton

Three times annually, the Peace Services, rotates between the Buddhist Study Center, the Newman Center, and the Quaker Center.  It is a multi-faith service for peace, a mindfulness and expression that particularly resonates among our three faiths.

 

Liturgical Environment | Coordinator: Shevaun Low

Teams to set the visual appearance of the church for the various liturgical seasons, for example, flower arranging.

 

Liturgical Ministries | Coordinator: Sharon Chiarucci

Greeters, Lectors (Readers), Eucharistic Servers

 

Music Ministries | Choir for each weekend mass

Saturday: Gene Corpuz & Megumi Pulido (5 PM)

Sunday: Carol Halbur (9 AM) | Mike & Tessie Amore (11 AM) | Reta Youkhana (5 PM)

 

Newman Fun Run | Coordinator: Vince Costello

Annual community building event on the last Saturday of January.

 

 

Peace Affinity Group (Salt and Light) | Coordinator: Wally Inglis

Our faith calls us to hunger and thirst for justice and to be peacemakers in our own communities.

 

Prison Outreach Ministry | Coordinators: Steve and Renee Latimer

Several Wednesdays a month.

 

Religious Education | R.E. Coordinator: Anna Viggiano

Classes for children Grades K-12th; the pre-Confirmation and Confirmation classes enroll students in grades 8-12. Program meets twice a month from September to May, immediately following the 9:00am Sunday Mass.

Youth Ministry for middle and high school students, regardless of enrollment in religious education classes.

 

(RCIA) Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults | Coordinator: Rosemary Casey

Engages those who seek full initiation and communion in the Catholic Faith through readings, videos and discussion in preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

 

Sacristan | Coordinators: Lawrence Harris & JB Pagkalinawan

Preparing for liturgies and events, as well as care of sacred vessels or liturgical supplies.

 

Spirituality Committee | Coordinator: Sharon Chiarucci

Plans events that affirm and challenge our lived Faith – includes contemplative prayer groups, various types of retreats, notably the “busy person’s” retreat conducted during Lent by trained/certified Spiritual Directors

 

Taize – Prayer Around the Cross & Ecumenical Outreach | Coordinator: Jon James

Evening of prayer, chants, and scripture readings that include Veneration of the Cross.  Twice a year:  Good Friday and at Ecumenical Services in January.

 

UH Lecture Series | Coordinator: Virgie Chattergy

Fall and Spring lecture series on global/social issues that impact our lives, led by UH and other professional experts.

 

Welcoming Committee

Various teams created to assure that all who come, whether to join, visit, or take part in spiritual services are welcome.

 

Young Professionals and Graduate Student Ministry | Coordinator: Hla Htun

Outreaching to students in advanced degrees, recent graduates, and young professionals up to 40 years of age.

 

 

 

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