Faith Formation Ministries

Religious Education (Kindergarten to Grade 5)

Religious Education class is one of the primary ways children, kindergarten to fifth grade, are introduced to their Catholic faith. They are introduced to the teachings of the Catholic church and become familiar with Catholic prayers and religious practices. The program is intended for children attending public or private non-Catholic schools. Catholic school children are also invited to attend, but as they receive Catholic instruction in school, their attendance is not mandatory. However, in preparation for receiving the restored Order of the Sacraments, they are required to formally register with the parish's Religious Education Program. Religious Education Classes are held on Sundays from 9:45 am to 10:45 (after the 8:30 am Mass) and they typically run from August to May.  

Elsa Arratia
ElsaA@stanthonyskailua.org


Youth Ministry

(Grades 6-8)
(Grades 9-12)
Youth in grades 6-8 and in high school (9-12) are invited to build friendships, share their faith, and discover their gifts and talents through fun activities.  Youth Ministry aims to empower the youth in our community to live as disciples of Jesus Christ through the study of scripture and activities that help strengthen their Catholic faith. This program offers teens an opportunity to gather with their peers to share their faith and have fun in a supportive atmosphere. Teens are encouraged to participate in planned activities that include movie nights, Bible study nights, service projects, retreats, and Windward Vicariate and Diocesan Youth events.  

Elsa Arratia
ElsaA@stanthonyskailua.org


Kids' Word

Children, ages four to six are invited to hear and celebrate the Word after the opening prayer at the 8:30 am mass.  This allows young children to hear scripture in a manner appropriate to their age, making it easier for them to understand the Sunday readings. Kids’ Word does not replace formal religious education classes.

Nichole DeWitt
Nichole.dewitt@gmail.com


Adult Faith Formation

Designed to educate, evangelize, and serve in assisting adults, young and old alike, to deepen their relationship with the Lord through various enrichment opportunities. Speakers present various topics related to the life and teachings of the Church.

Maxine Pollock
Maxine.pollock2@hawaiiantel.net

 
RCIA

If you are not Catholic but have an interest in becoming Catholic; baptized Catholic, but not brought up in the Catholic faith; or, if you are just interested in learning more about your Catholic faith, then please consider the RCIA program.  Interested persons are instructed in Catholic doctrine and practices to enable them to discern better the call of God to conversion of life.  This includes preparation for the sacraments of initiation-Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

Julie Strivens
juliestrivens@gmail.com

 

Women Walking With Jesus (Bible Study)

We are a Scripture-Prayer group open to all women in the parish.  We meet every Monday morning in the Makai Room from 9:00am-10:30 am to study and reflect on scripture to inspire us to deepen our relationship with Jesus, and to support each other in our faith.

Sr. Isabel Rabbon
isabelrabbon@gmail.com


Fruit of the Vine (Bible Study)

We are a group of parishioners who meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-8:00 pm in the Makai Room to read and reflect on the Sunday readings of the Catholic Lectionary in preparation for the Sunday liturgy.

Kanani Asing 
asingj001@gmail.com

Faith In Action Today (F.I.A.T.) Bible Study

We are a group that meets for prayer and fellowship every other Wednesday at 7 pm in the Makai room. All our welcome.  To learn more, please visit our blog at:

fiat808.blogspot.com