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 : Click Here
Or you may Google: Why we baptize infants, busted halo you tube.  It’s narrated by Fr. Dwyer.
Planning on Getting Married Soon?   Or would like to have your marriage Validated in the Church?
We can help.  Please call the parish office or speak to one of our Deacons to get started!
Things to keep in mind:
· Marrige prep should be started at least 6 months before your planned wedding date.
· A newly issued baptism certificates (not more than 1 year old) is required.
· You will need to attend an Engaged Encounter Weekend prior to getting married.
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Aloha! How would you like to pass on and share our Catholic faith with our children and adults? Here is a ministry of Evangelization and Catechesis for you. You have the months of July and August to prepare if you choose to minister to the children. The Adult RCIA will start their sessions on July 7 so if you feel more comfortable sharing our faith with adults, you will have an on-the-job training. Not to worry. We have an AWECOME RCIA Adult team. Those who will be in the children’s ministry will be required to take background checks and safe environment training as mandated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For questions or to sign up, please contact Julia at 808-689- 8681 Ext. 107
Parents: please note that classes are on Sunday afternoons inside the church, in breezeway Conference Rooms and under the tent:

Classes from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm in the church:
Pre-Kinder and Kinder
First Grace, CFC Year 1
Children’s RCIA
Grades 3 & 4, Fully initiated
Grades 5 & 6, fully initiated
CFC Gr. 2, Year 2
CFC Grs. 3 to 5, Year 2
CFC Grs. 6 to 8, Year 2
CFC High School, Year 2

Classes/Sessions from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm in the Breezeway Conference Rooms:
CFC Year 1, Grades 3 to 5
CFC Year 1, Grades 6 to 8
Edge, Grades 7 & 8, fully initiated.

We might be able to accept fully initiated 9th graders with our Edge Group depending on the number of registrants and availability of core members.
Hello there! Would you like to participate in the evangelization and catechetical ministry of the Church by being an assistant to a catechist? Your ministry would include, but not limited to:
-Helping the catechist to set up for the class
-Helping the catechist to clean up/put things away after the class
-Taking attendance
-Assisting children with their lessons during class

-Willing and able to work with children
-Is practicing the Catholic faith
-Comply with diocesan- and USCCB-mandated background check and safe environment training before the start of the class on September 11 or no later than the end of September.

If you hear a tiny whisper calling you to serve, please inform Julia at 808-689-8681 Ext. 107 or email: olph.reff@gmail.com

Registration for the coming Catechetical Year 2023-2024 will start in August with the first day of classes on September 10. Please check the bulletin or call the Office of Religious Education at 808-689-8681 Ext. 107 for possible change of dates.



¨ To four adults who were Confirmed last Sunday, May 28: Sandra Dafang, William Iao, Diane James, and Angelo Melendez.

¨ To an adult (Janie Gueso) and a child (Kaylee Ann Phipps) who completed their initiation sacraments having received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion last Sunday, May 28

¨ To two families who had their child baptized last May 27: Lowen and Candice Alambatin, parents of Levi Caiko Delto Alambatin; and Mason Chow and Sandra Cordero, parents of Kingston Howard Chow
With the inspiration from the Holy Spirit and intercession of the Blessed Mother, may you all continue to live the faith that you profess through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Thank you to our catechists who assisted in their formation! Joe & Priscila Rayray, Minnie Rabacal, Aurora Agcaoili, Eleanor Ragojo, and Remi Cabrera.
Please thank our catechists whenever you see them. Preparing a weekly lesson is not a walk in the park. They have to read their lesson plans, then determine the best way to teach it to the children and adults. Terra Harding, Aileen Leonardo-Pila, Aurora Agcaoili, Priscila Rayray, Joe Rayray, Susan Marbella, Eleanor Ragojo, Remi Cabrera, Natividad Valenzuela, Bernadette Mendiha, Josey Choe, and Connie Dichner.

Our gratitude also extends to our catechists’ assistants who provided much needed help: Michael Leonardo-Pila, Danika Pila, Noah Pila, Joshua Wolleat-Leonardo, Frances Cajimat, Mildred Tenoso, Minnie Rabacal, and Emily Wolleat-Leonardo.

We would also like to acknowledge our RCIA Team: Stephanie Belaski, Mela Kim, Donna Lyn Baguio, Lyn Salis, Eleanor Ragojo, Josey Choe, and Minnie Rabacal.
May God bless you abundantly for continuing the mission of the apostles of spreading the Word of God.
Congratulations to our children who earned the Certificate of Achievement Award based on their attendance, class participation, and knowledge of faith.

Pre-Kinder and Kinder: Lilica Killen
First Grade: Florianne Cruz and Ashton Phipps
Year 1, CFC, Grades 3 to 5: Ayelah Galam
Year 1, CFC, Grades 6 to 8: Denger Campos
Year 2, CFC, 2nd Grade: Kaylee Phipps and Kingston Bagayas
Year 2, CFC, Grades 3 to 5: Sofia Lacanlale
Year 2, CFC, Grades 6 to 8: Izabella Rocha
Year 2, CFC, High School: TJ Ale
Grades 3 & 4, Fully Initiated: James Ethan Ching
Grades 5 and 6, Fully Initiated: Sebastian Alvarez

Special award to Kalea Harding for assisting in the set up and breakdown of their own section of the church whenever help was needed. Good job!
Congratulations also to the parents and thank you for sacrificing your Sunday afternoons to bring your children to religious education.
Aloha! If you are 18 years old and above and need initiation sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion, know that we will start meeting in-person on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 7:00 pm. It would greatly help our opening session if you could please send us your completed RCIA INVENTORY sheet prior to. If you have a computer and a printer, here is the link:

If you do not have access to a computer, please call Julia at 808-689-8681 Ext. 107 for a copy to be mailed to you. The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is also for those who have a valid baptism from a non-Catholic Church and would now like to be received into the Catholic Church. Valid baptism means the minister used water and the Trinitarian formula: “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. A copy of the baptismal certificate is required at the time of application. RCIA is also for Catholics who need the other two initiation sacraments: Confirmation and Eucharist. A copy of the baptismal certificate is required.
RCIA’S Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

In the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens, the “candidates who have completed the period of the pre-catechumenate, declare their intention to the Church and the Church, in turn, carrying out its apostolic mission, accepts them as persons who intend to become its members.” (RCIA Par #41) Par. 42 gives the prerequisite for acceptance into the Order of Catechumens:

¨ The beginnings of the spiritual life and the fundamentals of Christian teaching have taken root in the candidates

¨ There must be evidence of the first faith that was conceived during the period of evangelization and precatechumenate

¨ There must be an initial conversion and intention to change their lives and to enter a relationship with God in Christ.

¨ There must be evidence of the first stirrings of repentance

¨ Start calling upon God in prayer

¨ Have a sense of the Church
¨ Experience the company and spirit of Christians through contact with a priest or with members of the community