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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May 22, Last day of Religious Education Classes at 7:30am and 9:30am
 
May 29, Sunday - Confirmation and First Communion Mass at 5 pm
 
Note: CCD registration for 2022-2023 will begin in August.
 
September 11, Sunday -  First day of Religious Education Classes at 7:30am and 9:30am

 

 

Here is good news for you! The number of unbaptized children older than seven years of age is growing. It is good news because the parents have come forward asking for their children to be prepared for initiation sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. We now have eight for full initiation and one for reception into full communion of the Catholic Church. They meet for an hour on Sunday afternoons, but the schedule will change starting in June. Here is the schedule:

• May 22, Sunday, at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
• May 29, Sunday – No Session
June 5 and on - 9:30 am to 10:45 am. No session on June 19, Father’s Day and July 3, Fourth of July weekend.

Parents, if you have children who are seven years old and older and are not baptized, you may still register them for the above group. Please do not wait for September, the regular class schedule for religious education. Please call Julia at 808-689-8681 Ext. 107, or email olph.reff@gmail.com.

We are also in the process of forming a group of adults who need the sacraments of initiation.
 
 
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, TEACHING them to observe all that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20)
 
Hello, fellow parishioners who are fully initiated in the Catholic faith. How do the words of the Lord Jesus as quoted above strike you? If you feel moved by the Holy Spirit to respond, please call 808-689-8681 Ext. 107. You would pass on or share our Catholic faith with our children, youth, and adults. Initial training will be provided. Those who will catechize the children and youth will be required to take background screening and Safe Environment Training as mandated by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).
 
 
We have fourteen candidates for completion of initiation sacraments next Sunday, May 29, at the 5:00 pm Mass. May we suggest that you come to another Mass time, either on Saturday May 28 at the 5:00 pm Mass, or at 7:00 am, 9:00 am or 11:00 am on Sunday, May 29.
 
Please also pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the children:
 
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.
 
 

 

 
 
In 2002, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) published the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”.  It was revised in 2018.  If you are interested in reading the Charter, you may go to the USCCB Website or use the link below.
Article 12 of the Charter reads: “Dioceses/eparchies are to maintain ‘safe environment’ programs which the diocesan/eparchial bishop deems to be in accord with Catholic moral principles.  They are to be conducted cooperatively with parents, civil authorities, educators, and community organizations to provide education and training for minors, parents, ministers, employees, volunteers, and others about ways to sustain and foster a safe environment for minors.  Dioceses/eparchies are to make clear to clergy and all members of the community the standards of conduct for clergy and other persons with regard to their contact with minors.