ST. ANN CHURCH | WINDWARD, O'AHU
St. Ann's Religious Education provides a unified, comprehensive program of spiritual learning and growth spanning preschool through high school.
Classes are held on Sundays from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. Along with regular religious instruction, children between the ages 7-14 years old are prepared for Sacraments of Baptism, 1st Reconciliation, Confirmation and 1st Eucharist.
New and returning families must register for classes yearly. Birth certificates and Baptism certificates are required from each applicant/family to complete the registration process.
All families must be registered with the Parish or indicate on the RE Registration Form the church's name in which they are registered.
COMPREHENSIVE YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM:
Youth Ministry includes middle school youth (grades 6-8) and high school youth (grades 9-12).
Goals of Catholic Youth Ministry:
-Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. (Renewing the Vision, p.9)
-Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. (RTV, p. 11)
-Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. (RTV, p. 15)
Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii - Diocese of Honolulu
St. Ann Comprehensive Youth Ministry - Grades 6 through 8
YM students in grades 6-8 attend regular Sunday classes during the REYM academic year.
Special events are offered to middle school aged students throughout the year (e.g., Middle School Retreat, social activities, service experiences, advocacy events).
St. Ann Comprehensive Youth Ministry - High School
Students in High School attend a bi-weekly Youth Night gathering on campus for ongoing formation in faith and community building. These gatherings follow the Sunday 5pm Mass, from 6pm to 7:30pm.
Special events are offered to High School aged students throughout the year (e.g., C2BC Retreat, social activities, service experiences, advocacy events).
Parent Outreach and Support
Parents can best support their child in Religious Education by:
Attending Mass each week with your child
Getting children to class regularly and on time
Taking an interest in what is happening in the Religious Education classroom
Practice and live the faith your child is learning
St. Ann's Religious Education Programs encourage parent support and volunteerism for a number of reasons:
To develop a positive relationship between the program and the home;
To provide assistance with special events, clerical work, and as instructional aides;
To develop a greater appreciation for the parish as a partnership with parents and catechists;
To provide opportunities for contributing skills and talents;
To increase communication.
Students wishing to receive the sacraments for the first time are required to register with the Religious Education Office at the beginning of the school year. Baptism/Birth Certificate is required. Students must attend a minimum amount of classes as determined for designated level.
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Mr. Bob Noguchi
Religious Education Director
808-247-3092 Ext. 103
Mrs. Mary Rose Timmons
Religious Education & Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant
808-247-3092 Ext. 104
RE & YM Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 - 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
♦ 1st RECONCILIATION, CONFIRMATION and 1st EUCHARIST:
Formal catechesis begins in the 1st grade and continues through the end of the 2nd grade year:
Note: Students entering the RE program in the 2nd grade with no previous formal catechesis will be enrolled in Sacramental Prep Level I. Students entering the RE program in the 3rd thru 6th grades with no previous formal catechesis will be enrolled in RCIC I.
♦ RCIC I: For children between the ages of 7 to 16 years who wish to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist). This is the first year of a two year process.
♦ RCIC II: For children between the ages of 7 and 16 years who have completed RCIC I (or are already baptized and have had prior catechesis) who wish to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist.
♦ CONFIRMATION : There is a one year preparation period for Confirmation (for children and teens from Grade 3 thru High School who have already been Baptized and received 1st Eucharist).
Note: For High School students also seeking Baptism and/or 1st Reconciliation & Eucharist, enrollment in an additional YM Sacrament Preparation class is required.
Sessions are required for parents of children preparing to receive sacraments. These sessions are announced through the monthly Religious Education Newsletter, emails or by special flyers.