Religious Education

Welcome, New and Returning Students!

"... You will be my witness to the ends of the earth!"

Our Religious Education program aims to assists parents in the faith formation of their children. We also provide substantial preparation for the reception of the sacraments of initiation. It is our goal to empower the catechized to uphold their faith and go out into the world as Catholics—proud of who they are. This year we have the first batch of children receiving the sacrament of Confirmation from Grades 2-8 and high school students as well. They started their preparation last year.  For the succeeding years all those receiving first communion will also be confirmed at the same time.

 

 

Registration for NEW students begins in June 2017. You may register on line at www.cocathedral.org/re (just click the yellow button) or you may fill out the registration form available by the side entrance of the church. Attach a copy of your child’s baptismal and first communion certificates and submit it to the parish office. There is a registration fee to defray our books and teaching aid materials.

For RETURNING students registration starts in  July 16, Sunday. Bring your class cards. Sundays – 7:00-12:00 – Parish Hall ; Mon- Fri – 8:00-12; 1:00-4:30 and  Saturdays – 8:30-12:00  – Parish Office.  Classes Starts – August 13, 2017. 


This year, we offer 3 batches for Adult Confirmation classes: Adult Confirmation - This sacramental preparation is offered to all baptized adults who desire to be confirmed into the Catholic Christian community. Through their classes, they will be led to a deeper understanding of the sacrament they are receiving and will be provided with a solid foundation for sacramental life and moral living.

 1st  Batch  Aug. 4  at 5:30-9:00 pm and Aug. 5 at 9:00 am until the 5 pm mass.  

                                          Confirmation: August 20, 2017 at 6 pm   Catechist: Kristina DeNeve

        2nd   Batch (Sept – Dec 2016) – Classes: 6:00-7:30 pm, Tues, twice a month

                                           Confirmation: December 2017        Catechist: Roxanne Casiello

                   3rd  Batch (Jan – April 2017) – Classes: 7:00-8:00 pm, every Monday

                                          Confirmation: Easter Vigil 2017      Catechist: Fred Nunes

               A registration form is available at the parish office and at the side entrance of the church.

  


Adult Baptism (R.CI.A - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) 

This program is for the following adults: unbaptized who desire a Roman Catholic baptism, or baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become a Roman Catholic. They are prepared according to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. They meet every Sunday at 9:20- 10:20 am starting in August.    Fill our registration form available by the side entrance of the church and submit to the parish office.

Children’s Baptism 

This program is for any unbaptized child over the age of reason( ages 7- 17), who desires to become Catholic. They are prepared to receive Baptism, Confirmation and First  Communion on Easter Vigil. The RCIA  process is adapted to meet the specific needs of children and youth. You may register here at www.cocathedral.org/re

    

Validation of Marriage 

This program is offered to all civilly married couple who are interested in validating their marriage according to the rite of the Catholic Church. Please contact the parish office for more information .

Parents Catechesis

 Parents are the first catechists of their children.  This class will help parents grow mature in their faith in Jesus which enables them to have  deeper knowledge and love of His person and  His message, and a firm commitment to follow Him. (NDC#19). Participants will study, pray, reflect and share the gospel message. Registration is going on. Please contact the office for more details.

Bible Study

A systematic Catholic study of the Bible on selected topics and using approved resources.  The group meets weekly on Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45pm in the library. This is open to all parishioners who wish to know and love God through his words in the Scriptures. Please contact the parish office for more details.

 

2017 - 2018
New Student Registration here
 

Registration for 2017-2018

Registration for Returning Students

Registration for New Students

Religious Education

Calendar of Activities for Parents

Classroom & Family Activities

Parent Catechesis & Spirituality Development

Catechetical Ministry

Faith Formation Family Handbook

Religious Education Family Handbook

Teen Confirmation Family Handbook

Stewardship of Service Form

Announcements and Reminders

 


DID YOU KNOW….

THIS PARISH WILL SOON OFFER CONFIRMATION PRIOR TO FIRST HOLY COMMUNION??

Indeed, all parishes within the Diocese of Honolulu are restoring the Original Order of the Sacraments of Initiation between 2018-2020.

In the early Church, the person was immersed into the waters of Baptism, anointed with chrism, and shared in the Eucharistic meal as part of a single event. Over time, and for many reasons, the celebration of these three sacraments became separated from one another. In the renewal stemming from the Second Vatican Council, the Church was asked to more clearly set forth the intimate connection of Confirmation with the whole of Christian initiation.  This original order also helps us recognize that sharing in the Eucharist completes our initiation into the Church and that it is Eucharist which is the “source and summit of our faith.”

 

Go to www.catholichawaii.org for more information on this important change.


RE Kick Off 2017

Confirmation Day 2017

Confirmation Day 2017

End of Year 2017

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