Infant Baptism is scheduled on September 29, Saturday, at 10:00 am.  Mandatory preparation classes for parents and godparents will be held on September 17 and September 24.  Application forms for baptism must be turned in no later than September 10.  Application forms may be picked up from the parish office.
 
 
We will celebrate Infant Baptism on the following dates: May 12, June 30, July 28, August 25, Sept. 29, October 27 and November 24.  Mandatory preparation classes for parents and godparents are held on two Monday nights prior to baptism date.  Registration for baptism are due one month prior to baptism date.  You may pick up a baptism packet at the parish office.
 
 
 
Our CCD classes on Sunday mornings are back in session.  We ask all drivers to PLEASE SLOW DOWN, follow traffic rules and watch for the children.  Let us all keep our children safe.  Please arrive early for the Mass so you will avoid rushing to get into the church.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
 
 
      Would you like to learn/review what the Sacrament of Baptism is about?  We can suggest two videos: “Baptism, One Ohana” from our diocese and “Why We Baptize” from Busted Halo series on Sacraments 101.
      To access Baptism, One Ohana, please go to the diocesan website: catholichawaii.org, click on diocesan offices, scroll down to Office of Religious Education, then click on “Baptism, One Ohana”.  We use this video to prepare parents and godparents for infant Baptism.
      Here’s the link to “why we baptize infants” from Busted Halo :  http://bustedhalo.com/video/baptism
Or you may Google: Why we baptize infants, busted halo you tube.  It’s narrated by Fr. Dwyer.
 
 
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Inquiry or Pre-Catechumenate session is on-going on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We are currently watching a video on “The Bible and the Sacraments”.
 
 
• Sept. 9: CCD classes resume. EDGE sessions starts at 8:30
• Sept. 14-15: Catechists retreat
• Sept. 15-16: Commissioning of catechists and youth ministers at all weekend Masses
• Sept. 19: Session 1 on Reconciliation for parents of first communicants
• Sept. 29: Infant baptism at 10:00 am
• Sept. 30: Safe Environment Training for CCD classes
 
PRAYER FOR CATECHISTS
God, our Heavenly Father, you have given us the gift of these catechists to be heralds of the Gospel to our parish family.  We lift them up to you in thanksgiving and intercede for them concerning their hopes and needs.  May we be attentive to the presence of your Word in them, a Word that lifts up and affirms, calls forth and challenges, is compassionate and consoles.  We pray that our parish family will always be blessed with those who have responded to the call to share in Christ’s prophetic mission as catechists.  May we too be open to the universal call to service that Christ addresses to all of his disciples, contributing our gifts to the communion of faith, the Church. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Your Session 1 on the Sacrament of Eucharist is this Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 pm in the church.  Your attendance is required as we both prepare your child (or children) for reception of the sacrament.
Parents of First Communicants at OLPH School are also required to attend all parents session including retreats.
 
Please call Julia at 689-8681 Est. 107 if you have any question or if you cannot make it on Sept. 19.
 
 
As mandated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, our religious education will conduct a safe environment training for children in our programs.  Permission slips were sent home last weekend.  Parents: please return the form this week or no later than the scheduled date of training as shown on the permission form.  Please also note that we still need your signed form even if you decline to have your child (or children) participate in the training program.  Thank you for your support and assistance.