Giving

Stewardship, for Catholics, is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. Stewardship encourages each of us to reflect on our blessings from God and to share our gifts with others, more out of gratitude than obligation.

Expressing one’s appreciation with a gift of treasure can be both spiritually rewarding and financially practical.

And thanks to our tax laws, giving to these worthy causes may also financially benefit the donor, because providing support to charities can also significantly reduce one’s income taxes.

There is no easier way to gain a year-end charitable deduction than by a gift of cash — either by check or credit card. However, the most tax-efficient way is by donating investments that have appreciated. Donors can deduct the fair value of the asset from their tax bill and avoid the capital-gains tax that would have come from selling the investment. This works with stocks, mutual funds, bonds, real estate and other appreciated assets.

 

Many Different Ways to Give

Outright cash gifts are the most common form of giving; your gift becomes immediately available to support important programs and services.  The donor will be credited with the full amount of his or her gift – which may be tax deductible.  Available Now: Donate with a credit card or a bank transfer, click HERE.

If you own long-term securities that have appreciated in value, you may prefer to contribute securities rather than cash.  In this way, there may be both capital gains and tax deduction benefits.

Gifts in memory of deceased friends and loved ones – or gifts that honor living individuals – are gratefully accepted. Such contributions are often designated to reflect the special interests of the person honored.

Real property gifts will be accepted at the discretion of the Diocese after a review of all relevant factors. Understandably, this is because of the complexities and issues inherently involved.
Your will is a meaningful way to make a charitable gift of lasting value.  Through a bequest provision, you can designate a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate, or the balance of your estate after other bequests are satisfied.  Adding a codicil to an existing will is a simple process that begins by making your intentions known to your attorney.

Hawaiian Airlines Partnership

Annunciation Catholic Church is now part of the Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program. With this program, parishioners and visitors will receive the following benefits: 5% discount on all transpacific web fares booked through our Preferred Affiliate page,...

Prayerful Novenas

To help people pray more, the USCCB Project Rachel Ministry director shared the following website of various novenas: http://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-joseph-novena/ #ixzz514tn7wQG Novenas are a "prayerful activity" that the entire parish and all her ministries can...

Help Us Fight Hunger

Hunger-Free Keiki Program Our Hunger-free Keiki Ministry is requesting your assistance in providing weekend snacks for homeless and chronically hungry keiki in our local schools . Items needed are:   Hershey White Milk (8 oz.) single serve boxes Kellog's single serve...

FRAUD ALERT!… A message from Fr. Stephen

Fr. Stephen will never send you an email, or have someone call on his behalf, asking for money, gift card, or bail.  This is happened to our Bishop and Fr. Lio twice!  Also, Social Security will never call you with a problem or fraud alert; and no government agency...

Vacation Bible School Slideshow

Our youth and leaders enjoyed our Third Annual Vacation Bible School July 15 - 19, 2019 in Waimea.  Thank you to the leaders, parents, grandparents and youth for making our Digging for Treasures VBS so successful.   Here's a video of our week together for you to...

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Click on image below to start shopping! Our Church Locations Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea 65-1235 Kawaihae Road Kamuela, HI 96743  Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 301, Kamuela, HI 96743   Ascension Mission Catholic Church in Puako 69-1789 Puako Beach...

Download our Parish App!

Our Annunciation app is available to download for smartphones, as well as iPads another tablet, stay connected with our parish and prayers, daily readings, our parish calendar, bulletins, monthly newsletters and much more! Download our app today by texting APP  to...

Knights of Columbus

Are you a man over 18 years of age who is a Leader, Serves, Defends and Protects your family and Catholic Faith?  If so, consider going the Knights of Columbus.  For more information contact Joe James at konakoc13227@gmail.com or 727-480-4172. Our Church...

Our Father Sacred Gestures – The Lord’s Prayer

In an effort to provide a unique & personalized experience we have been provided permission to incorporate hand gestures when we recite The Lord's Prayer. Participating with these hand gestures is optional, however, if you choose to join us here is a helpful...

Let Us Pray For You

Click on this Prayer Image, or this LINK, to be directed to our Prayer Request Form.  God Bless You and please keep us updated should you need any other prayers, or to give a prayer of Thanksgiving! Our Church Locations Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea 65-1235...

Our Church Locations

Directions to Annunciation Church From Resort Areas:

Directions From all Resorts:

  • Continue on HI-19.  Drive towards Kawaihae Rd.
  • Turn right onto HI-19 / Kawaihae Rd.  Continue for 7.9 miles.
  • Turn right onto Kawaihae Rd.  Continue for 1.9 miles.
  • Church will be on your right.
Directions to Ascension Mission From Resort Areas:

Directions From Waikoloa & Mauna Lani Resort Areas:

  • Turn left onto HI-19.
  • Turn left onto Puako Beach Drive.
  • Continue for 2.1 miles.
  • Church will be on your left.

Directions From Hapuna Resort:

  • Turn left onto HI-19.
  • Turn right onto Puako Beach Drive.
  • Continue for 2.1 miles.
  • Church will be on your left.

Directions From Mauna Kea Resort:

  • Turn right onto HI-19.
  • Turn right onto Puako Beach Drive.
  • Continue for 2.1 miles.
  • Church will be on your left.