Parents, it’s not too late to turn in your registration for Baptism this month.  Mandatory preparation classes for parents and godparents will be on June 17 and June 24.  Registration packets are available by the door of the parish office.
 
 
 
      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.
 
 
• When can we register for CCD?  Registration starts on July 14 after all morning Masses and will run until August 11.
• When is the start of the classes?  For CCD - September 8.
• Why do we have to register early?  We need to order textbooks no later than August 11 so we can distribute them on Sept. 8, the first day of classes.
• Are all classes available at both sessions: 7:30 and 9:30?  No, the classes available at 7:30 am session are Year 1 and Year 2 of Confirmation and First Communion.  All classes are open at the 9:30 am session.
• What are the classes at the 9:30 am session?  We have Pre-Kinder, Kinder, First Grade, Year 2 of Confirmation and First Communion, second graders; Year 2 of Confirmation and First Communion Grades 3 to 5; Year 2 of Confirmation and First Communion Grades 6 to 8; Year 1 of Confirmation and First Communion Grades 3 to 5; Grades 3, 4, and 5 who have already received their Confirmation and First Communion.
• What about high school students who need the sacraments of Confirmation?  All high school students are required to attend Life Night on Sunday evenings.  Registrations will be taken at Life Night.  High school students who need both Confirmation and First Holy Communion also register with Life Teen on Sunday evenings.
• Our children have already received their Confirmation and First Holy Communion.  Do they still have to attend CCD? Yes, they do and they must.  They were prepared to receive the sacraments, but now, they have to continue going deeper in their knowledge of our faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus.  Learning takes a life time.  Reception of Confirmation and First Communion is not the end of religious education and faith formation.  If they don’t come back to further their religious education, their knowledge of our faith will stand still at second grade, or third grade or whichever grade level they received their sacraments.  So, yes, please register them.
 
 
We will be taking registrations for religious education and faith formation before or after all  morning Masses starting this weekend, July 14 until August 11.  To repeat our previous announcements, registrations will be for the following:
Sunday morning sessions:
* 7:30 am: Year 1 and Year 2 of Confirmation and First Holy Communion
* 9:30 am:
* Pre-Kinder, Kinder,
* Year 1 and Year 2 of Confirmation and First Holy Communion for Grades 1 to 8; *Grades 3, 4, and 5 for continuing religious education.  These children have already received their Confirmation and First Holy Communion
* EDGE Middle School Youth Ministry. Grades 6 to 8 who have either completed their initiation sacraments or on Year 1 of sacramental preparation
*Adult Faith Formation. This class is for adults who would like to learn or review or deepen their knowledge and practice of our faith

> RCIA. Adults 18 years old and above who : (a) would like to be baptized in the Catholic Church; (b) have valid baptism in a non-Catholic Church and would like to be received into full communion of the Catholic Church; (c) were baptized in infancy in the Catholic Church and would now need Confirmation and First Holy Communion.  This group will hold their session on Friday nights from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm starting August 9.
 
 
We were blest with six evangelizers on July 6.  Shown from left to right are: Julia, Tess Texeira, Wayne Campos, Donna Alvaro, Nina Barbasa, and Sandi Javar.  They walked for an hour at Ocean Pointe, knocked on doors and were able to speak with some who opened the doors for them.  They even met some parishioners on their assigned route.  Join us!  Walk for your health and to share the Good News as well as information on our parish.  Hope to see more walkers this coming Saturday!