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
 
 
If you would like to register your child(ren) for CCD / Faith Formation classes, please click on the online form at https://forms.gle/wnWpkqcfVnBMpCj2A.  Your completed form will go to Julia Torres, Director or Religious Education, at olph.reff@gmail.com.  She will then contact you regarding payment for your child(ren).  Last day to register is Sunday, August 21.  If you have any questions, contact Julia via her email or 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.

All sessions will start on September 11.
 
 
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

Requirements:
-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
 

Sept. 18, Sunday, Religious Education classes, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Sept. 18, Sunday – Catechetical Sunday

Sept. 22, Thursday: Children’s RCIA at 6:30 pm

Sept. 22, Thursday, 7:00 pm: Adult RCIA and Year 1, CFC, High School

Sept.25, Sunday, Religious Education classes, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Sept. 29, Thursday: 6:30 pm, Children’s RCIA

Sept. 29, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.: Adult RCIA and Year 1, CFC, High School
 

The third Sunday of September is designated as Catechetical Sunday to celebrate those called by the Lord and the Church to hand on the faith to children, youth, and adults. For this year, Catechetical Sunday falls on September 18. Thus said, we will commission our catechists and youth ministers at the 5:00 p.m. Mass:

For Religious Education: Aileen Leonardo-Pila, Aurora Agcaoili, Bernie Mendiha, Connie Dichner, Donna Alvaro, Donna Lyn Baguio, Eleanor Ragojo, Emily Wolleat-Leonardo, Frances Cajimat, Hazel Bruce, Joe Rayray, Josey Choe, Joshua Wolleat-Leonardo, Lyn Salis, Mela Kim, Mildred Tenoso, Minnie Rabacal, Natividad Valenzuela, Priscila Rayray, Remi Cabrera, Stephanie Belaski, Susan Marbella and Terra Harding.

For Youth Ministry: Angeli Mendoza, Chad Bulseco, David Cachero, Dylan Tupper, Dyllan Mamasig, Frederic Dalan, Helene Rebamonte, Jasery Corpuz, Jerome Masiclat, John Barbasa, Joseph Rayray III, Joyce Agcaoili, Justin Sniffen, Kariann Camacho, Mylene Sniffen, Noelani Pasion-Callueng, Shaun Agtarap and Wayne Campos.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Aleiah Amar, Zhayniah Bagayas, James Ethan Ching, Jacob Aldrei Razon del Rosario, Mila Isabel dela Cruz, Micah Barangan Galamgam, Ryson Malakai Matsuda Sejalbo, Elaiza Mae Baro Bersalona, Kainoa Christian Dy, Jayremiah Fermin, Saydee Sharlize Lucina Galamay, Trevor Macugay Julian, Theresa Carupo Jumila, and Angelina Mae Malunay.