Registration for our 2019-2020 Religious Education/Youth Ministry Program is now open. Please download our RE Application below!  

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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

 

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: 


  • Sacramental Prep - Level I (Formerly called Grade 1)
  • Sacramental Prep - Level II (Formerly called Grade 2)


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:

  • ∙ 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:


  1.      To develop a positive relationship between the program and the home;
  2.      To provide assistance with special events, clerical work, and as instructional aides;
  3.      To develop a greater appreciation for the parish as a partnership with parents and   

                      catechists;

  1.      To provide opportunities for contributing skills and talents;
  2.      To increase communication.