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.
A total of 79 parents and children visited Sts. Peter & Paul Church on Kaheka Street last  October 5, 2019.  The visit was in conjunction with the church’s Anniversary of Dedication Year and our Religious Education’s goal of having families involved in the faith formation of their children.  The visit was a first for almost everyone.
Our CCD program will bring back “All Saints Party” on November 3, 2019.  As in the past, children are asked to come in their favorite saint’s costume.  There will be prizes awarded for best costume during the parade of saints.  We will also have some games, Trunk or Treat and potluck brunch.  Parents: please make sure to ask your child for the flyer.  Families with young children are invited even if you do not have a child in our CCD program.  Gathering is at 8 am by the school playground.  The event will end at 10:30 am to give time for clean-up and breakdown and enough time to head to the church for the 11:00 am Mass.
We invite parishioners to join in the festivities by bringing your car or SUV, decorate the trunk with
religious theme or picture/life of a saint, and distributing goodies to the children.  Please let Julia know if you would like to participate.
Set up will start at 7:00 am.
Nov. 16, Saturday at 9 am to noon --- First Reconciliation retreat for parents and first communicants
Nov. 18, Monday at 7:00 pm -- First Reconciliation
Parents of First Communicants both from OLPH School and CCD: You have three remaining sessions for the month of October: October 16, 23, and 30.  Your attendance in these parents sessions, retreats, meetings, and practices are very important elements in preparing your child and your family for a momentous event in your child’s faith life.
Attention: parents of children in CCD and Edge and any adults interested in deepening your knowledge of our Catholic faith.  You are invited to check out our adult faith formation series on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 am in Room 8.  “Catholicism” and “the Journey” are on the schedule to learn, reflect on, and live in our daily lives.  The series is also an excellent opportunity for adults to strengthen our Church, to evangelize, and share with families what they learn in the sessions.