Marriage and Family Life Ministry

The mission of the Marriage and Family Life Ministry is to help couples and individuals understand God's plan for marriage and the family.  In addition, it aims to strengthen and provide the support and skills needed to help couples and families live out the plan in their daily lives.  The ministry is comprised of:

1.  Engaged Encounter Weekend- Marriage Preparation program

2.  Marriage Encounter Weekend- Marriage Enrichment program

3.  Other Marriage Enrichment Programs- The Choice Wines and Happy Together- Six Dates for Catholic Couples

4.  Respect Life- Bringing awareness to the sacredness of life

5.  Convalidation of Marriages- Bringing marriages into the Sacrament of the Church.

 

 

Contact Duane or Wanya Ogata
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  (808) 625-8863

 

 

Catholics Returning Home

"A ministry of compassion and reconciliation."  Catholics Returning Home (CRH) is a parish-based program designed to reach out and invite non-practicing/ inactive Catholics to return "Home to the Catholic Church" and resume active practice of their faith.  The program has three major outreaches per year:  before Christmas, during Lent, and in the late summer.  The same six-week series is repeated three times per year.  Catholics Returning Home sessions provide updated information on the basics of Catholicism in a non-threatening, RCIA-like, support-group format.  The sessions are informational and formational.  For more information, please contact the parish office. 

 

Contact Parish Office
  (808) 623-3332 ext. 100
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Catholic Book Club

The club meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are held in the second floor Parish Center classroom.  We promote the reading and discussion of books that effect our faith and life.

Contact: 

Melissa Crisostomo 

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Linda Ward (808) 277-1307

SJAE Fil-Am Catholic Group

We participate in the annual celebration of "Misa de Gallo", celebrating Mass at 5:00 am beginning the morning of Dec. 16 and ending Dec. 24.  We celebrate the Feasts of Santo Nino and San Lorenzo Ruiz with a 9-day novena followed by a celebration of Mass.  The group also participates in serving a dinner meal at the Institute for Human Services.

Contact:  Marcie Wong 
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(808) 375-6752

 

 

Liturgical Movement Ministry

"Give praise with tambourines and dance" (Psalm 150:4a).

The vision of this ministry is to share prayer, praise and worship through liturgical dance.  The dance currently being taught is hula.  Classes are taught by Leimomi Cleghorn.  Classes are held Saturday mornings twice a month.  There is a class for 6 to 10-year-old girls and another class for girls 11 and up.

Contact:  Leimomi Cleghorn
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LIFT – Young Adult Ministry (Living In Faith Together)

This fairly new ministry focuses on  reaching out to all Young Adults (18-39 years of age) in and out of Church who are interested in spiritual and self-growth, building long lasting friendships, fellowship, social activities, and making a difference through service.  This ministry gives an opportunity for young people to maintain or renew their commitment to the Catholic Church, nourish and reignite their spirit through the Word, and reflecting God by performing selfless acts of kindness through community service.  Our goal is to gather our brothers and sisters, strengthen our relationship with God first, family/friends/others second, and lastly ourselves.  We hope to inspire and share our mission of LIFTing ourselves and others to be closer to god by Living In Faith Together.

 

Contact  Brandi DeCosta 
 

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Miles Christi Women’s Bible Study Group

Helps each individual increase faith in order to grow in holiness, deepen spiritual life, and persevere in faith through Scripture study and prayers.  Meetings are on Saturdays from 9-10:30 am.

Contact:  Melissa Crisostomo 
 

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(808) 626-2469

Religious Education Ministry

It is  our mission to help children and youth find God in all things.  Confirmed young adults, and adults are invited to join the Religious Education ministry.  We teach the core of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, about God, and the world through lessons, Scripture, interactive games, and activities in our Sunday classes.  We include Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, and Religion readiness that is age-appropriate in each age grade level curriculum.  We will train you to be a Catechist, Substitute Teacher, Classroom Aide, or an Office Volunteer.  All you need to have is the love of Christ and the desire to help our youth.  We welcome you to join our team of volunteers that prepare our children to know their faith, grow in faith, and to enjoy a lifelong relationship with God.

Contact:   Julie Quiroz-Zamora (DRE)
 

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808-623-3332, ext. 206

Respect Life Ministry

The group campaigns and promotes respect for human life from conception until natural death through prayer, pastoral care and policy development.  The ministry meets monthly.   

Contact

Melissa Crisostomo

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(808) 626-2469

 

Mary Smart

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(808) 741-2358

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Ministry

Most people "come to faith" on the "arm of a friend".  Come and serve in the RCIA Ministry as a Sponsor, a Catechist, or another member of the RCIA team.  The RCIA Ministry forms those who intend to enter the Catholic Church, for the first time, to journey towards initiation through Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.  It also forms those who have been baptized in their Christian communities as well as Catholics who have not received all the Sacraments of Initiation.  It will make a difference in your life, in your Catholic Community's faith life, and the lives of those on the RCIA journey.

Contact:  Deacon Modesto Cordero
 

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808-585-3342 

Women’s Bible Study Group

St. Jerome said, "Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." It is therefore important that every Christian live in contact and in personal dialogue with the Word of God given to us in Sacred Scripture.  We are a women's bible sharing group that meets on Tuesdays from 9-10:30 am in Room 6.  We are currently starting a new series on Christian beliefs.  

Contact: 

Serene Pereira

(808) 626-0140 

 

Pua Carvalho

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME)

Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been enriching marriages for over 40 years in over 90 countries.  WWME is known for it's traditional weekend format which runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.  On this weekend, you have an opportunity to step away from all of your responsibilities to focus on one another in a private atmosphere.  During the weekend, there are 10 presentations about marriage that lead you to deeper intimacy and rekindle the feelings you had in your early dating days.  WWME is good for marriages who want to make their marriages great.  We encourage you to also visit www.hawaiiwwme.org for more information on a WWME weekend and other programs.  Find us on Facebook at wwmehawaii.org 

Contact  Jose & Mary Elizabeth Alvior 
 

(808) 391-2045

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Youth Ministry

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