Faith Formation Ministries

Religious Education Pre-K to 6th Grade

Religious Education class is one of the primary ways children from grades pre-kindergarten to sixth grade are introduced to their Catholic faith. They are introduced to the teachings of the Catholic church and they also become more 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. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:45 am to 10:45 and they typically run from September to May.  

Donna Estomago
reledudept@stanthonyskailua.org

Kid’s Word

Children, ages 5-10, are invited to hear and celebrate the Word after the opening prayer at the 8:30 am mass.  This allows children of elementary-age 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.

Donna Estomago
reledudept@stanthonyskailua.org

Youth Ministry

Youth in grades 7-8 and in high school are invited to build friendships, share their faith, and discover their gifts and talents through fun activities.  The Youth Ministry Program 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.

Nikki DeWitt
YouthMinistry@stanthonyskailua.org

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.

Donna Estomago
reledudept@stanthonyskailua.org

 

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-10:30am 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-8:00pm 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