FAITH FORMATION MINISTRIES

Adult Faith Formation Committee

Formed to implement the Parish Pastoral Plan as it relates to Adult Faith Formation. This committee formulates an annual comprehensive plan to meet the needs of the adult parishioners. The plan offers opportunities for small group participation, as well as more formal programs.

Cynthia Taylor: cytaylor@rcchawaii.org

or (808) 960-0734

Family Faith Formation Committee

Formed to oversee Faith Formation programs for Elementary School, Middle School, and High School Faith Formation activities. Ensures that appropriate materials are available and Safe Environment is maintained. Facilitates the credentialing process for catechists and evaluates the outcomes of the programs being taught.

Cynthia Taylor: cytaylor@rcchawaii.org

or (808) 960-0734

Comprehensive Youth Ministry

Activities, service, and faith formation are provided in a safe, loving and accepting environment for Middle School and High School Youth. Youth Ministry provides a balance of integrated concepts using the USCCB's Renewing the Vision.

 

We are always looking for volunteers to be a catechist, small group facilitator, food coordinator, food preparer, photographer, outreach service activity coordinator, social event coordinator, and set-up/break-down support. If you are interested, we’re waiting to hear from you!

Edwina Fujimoto, Youth Minister:

efujimoto@rcchawaii.org

or 808-895-7105

Bible Study

Bible Study sessions are available throughout the year. Check the parish weekly bulletin or the website at stmichaelparishkona.org for updated information and facilitator contact.

Hin & Sally Cheung: hcheung@hawaii.rr.com

or (714) 308-5493

Sandor Hernandez Morales: shmpax@gmail.com

or (305) 491-1277

Estudio Bíblico y de Fe

Cada semana brindamos un espacio para conocer la Palabra de Dios y los principales elementos de nuestra fe.

 

Fr. Noe Acosta Perez c/o Parish Office: stmichaelparishkona@gmail.com

or (808) 326-7771

Men's Fellowship Group

This is an opportunity for the men of the parish to gather together in fellowship, prayer, and service to the parish. The group meets in the evening on the last Wednesday of the month.

Joe James: jojames9733@aol.com

or (727) 480-4172

Catechist and Catechist Aide

Men and women who volunteer to provide instruction to children, youth, and adults in various catechetical programs. Catechists must have appropriate training in both catechetics and teaching methods. Self-learning programs are available through the Diocese of Honolulu. Aides are individuals who seek to assist the catechist in the class setting.

Cynthia Taylor: cytaylor@rcchawaii.org,

or 808-960-0734

Candidates for Full Participation

This program focuses on preparation for adults interested in membership in the Catholic Faith who have already been baptized in another Christian denomination. Although there are several exceptions, the Church accepts baptism as long as it occurred with water in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. A catechist works with the adult until the catechist and the individual are satisfied that the candidate is ready. At a Sunday Mass, the candidate proclaims their belief in all that the Catholic Church believes and proclaims to be truth. At that Mass the individual receives the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

 

Cynthia Taylor: cytaylor@rcchawaii.org,

or (808) 960-0734

RCIA for Adults (Ages 18+)

Preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation of adults includes instruction, reflection and discussion of basic beliefs of the Catholic Faith. Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) introduces adults through the steps of Inquirer, Catechumen, Elect, and Neophyte to the liturgical richness of the church in the Rite of Acceptance, the Rite of Election, the Sundays of the Scrutinies, and climaxes in initiation at the Easter Vigil.

Cynthia Taylor: cytaylor@rcchawaii.org

or (808) 960-0734

RCIA for Children Ages 7-17

Rite of Christian Initiation is the process through which children 7 to 17 years old are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. Children are catechized to understand the role of Jesus in their lives. During RCIA for children, the child has the experience of dismissal after the Liturgy of the Word and the Rites of Acceptance, Election, the Sundays of the Scrutinies, and reception of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

Sharmayne Naone: naoneshar@gmail.com

or (808) 938-3895

Baptism Preparation Ministry

Formation sessions are required for parents and godparents before the Baptism of a child. An effort is made to ensure that parents understand the grace of this Sacrament they are asking for their child. Spiritual development of  the child by the parents is also a part of this formation process. Volunteers, especially parents who have been through this experience, are always welcome to assist with this ministry.

Cynthia Taylor: cytaylor@rcchawaii.org,

or (808) 960-0734

Adult Confirmation

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for adults. Sessions are available in English and Spanish.

Cynthia Taylor: cytaylor@rcchawaii.org,

or (808) 960-0734

Confirmación de Adultos

Es la preparación de las personas adultos para que se dispongan y reciban el sacramento de la confirmación.

Fr. Noe Acosta Perez c/o Parish Office: stmichaelparishkona@gmail.com

or (808) 326-7771

75-5769 Ali'i Drive, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
(808) 326-7771  stmichaelarchangel@rcchawaii.org
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