NO baptism in February and March
April 25, 2020, Saturday at 10:00 am.  Preparation classes for parents and godparents
on April 13 and April 20 May 30, 2020, Saturday at 10:00 am.  Preparation classes for parents and godparents on May 18 and 25.
 
NO Baptism for the months of February and March 2020.  If any questions please call Julia Torres at 689-8681, ext. #107.  Thank you!
 
 
Roman Catholics
 
Bishop Larry has issued an updated directive (dated March 27, 2020) for the Diocese of Honolulu pertaining to General Directives and Liturgical Guidelines Due to the COVID-19.  Please read the updated directive in its entirety by clicking on the link below.
 
 
In addition, the Diocese Office of Worship has issued a Memoradum (dated March 27, 2020) Re: Directives for the Celebration of the Holy Week-Triduum and Easter during the COVID-19.  Please read this Memoradum by clicking on the link below.  Stay tuned for additional information on how OLPH will implement the directives.
 
 

 
 
      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.
 
 
Bishop Larry issued a directive to all clergy, religious and laity of the Diocese of Honolulu.  I will quote here Item Numbers 1 and 5 as these pertains to Religious Education and Faith Formation.
1. The public celebration of Mass will be cancelled in all locations, effective at noon on March 17 through Tuesday, March 31, inclusive. I am dispensing all the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays during this period.
5. All other gatherings of people in our parishes and schools are to be cancelled so that social distancing can be practiced.  Consideration should be given to meetings via social media platforms, if needed. (This means NO onsite CCD classes, Edge, RCIA, The Journey, retreats, and parents sessions between March 17 and March 31. Will update everyone by end March or beginning April.)

There will be NO Masses on the weekends of March 22 and March 29.  Although we cannot go to Mass, there are ways that our families can still keep the Lord’s Day holy.
• Read the Sunday readings with your family.  If you do not have a Bible, go to the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops --- usccb.org.  On the home page, you will find a calendar.  Click on the date and the readings will come up. T here are several ways you may do with the readings:
* Include the children in reading the First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading and Gospel, probably second graders and above?
* Everyone who is able to should share their thoughts about the readings.  What word or phrase stood out for him or her?  Why?  Based on that word or phrase, what does he or she think God is asking him or her to do?  Pray on it.

* For some activities for children – Parents could google catholicmom.com; click on Gospel activities and on the next screen, click on the date for March 22.  There is a coloring page and word search pertaining to the readings.  You will also find an easy-read summary of the Gospel.
• Pray the rosary as a family.  Remember what Fr. Peyton says – the family that prays together stays together.  If you don’t know how to pray the rosary, google : Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary You Tube.  You should pray the rosary everyday.
• Watch Bishop Larry celebrate Mass without the congregation live-streamed from the Cathedral Basilica at 9:00 am on Sundays. You may access this at www.hictv.com or https://www.facebook.com/HonoluluCathedralBasilica
• If you have EWTN, you may also watch the Mass at www.ewtn.com.  This Mass and Bishop Larry’s are not supposed to be passive watching.  Participate actively with the prayers, and listen to the homily.  I hope you will not bring out snacks during these Masses.
• For parents of CCD children: you should have received an email with resources or instructions on how to continue faith formation at home while CCD is on break.
 
 
Mandatory preparation classes for parents and godparents have been moved from Monday nights to Wednesday nights starting in April of this year. The schedule for April, May and June is as follows:
 
Baptism Date  Class #1 Class #2
April 25, 2020 April 15, Wednesday, 7 pm April 22, Wed., 7 pm
May 30, 2020 May 20, Wed., 7 pm May 27, Wed., 7 pm
June 27, 2020 June 17, Wed., 7 pm June 24, Wed., 7 pm
 
Application forms must be received at the Office of Religious Education no later than two weeks prior to Class #1.