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 at 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.
Both 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.
SACRAMENT PROGRAMS: 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. All verifying documents must be submitted no later than October 11, 2020. Students must attend a minimum amount of classes as determined for designated level.
♦ 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.
Parents are also encouraged to update themselves and to increase their understanding of the Church by participating in various programs offered at St. Ann’s (i.e., Scripture Study Classes, Seasonal Workshops & Retreats, RCIA Program). For further information regarding sacrament programs, please contact the Religious Education Office at 247-3092, extension 104.
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:
~ Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii - Diocese of Honolulu
St. Ann Comprehensive Youth Ministry - Grades 6 through 8
St. Ann Comprehensive Youth Ministry - High School
Parent Outreach and Support
Parents can best support their child in Religious Education by:
St. Ann's Religious Education Programs encourage parent support and volunteerism for a number of reasons: