Congratulations to all our Candidates!

Over the last two years, our parish RE staff and volunteers have been preparing our students for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and First Holy Communion). Over the weekend of Pentecost, May 19/20, a total of 215 students will be confirmed. Among these, 50 will be receiving their First Holy Communion.

On Saturday, May 19, Msgr. John will preside the 5 PM Mass at which 50 students will receive, Confirmation and Eucharist (FRCE).  Then on Sunday, May 20, Fr. Joseph will preside the 9 AM Mass at which 65 students will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist (grades 3-5). The largest group of students this year is the Life Teen & Edge. A total of 100 will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Sunday, 11 AM Mass, presided by Msgr. John.  

Parking as well as seating inside the church will be very limited. If you have children receiving the Sacraments next weekend, consider arriving early to find parking space. If you normally attend the 5pm, 9am or the 11am Masses and do not have a child receiving the Sacraments next weekend, consider attending the 7am or 6pm Masses.  

I take the opportunity to offer my congratulations to all candidates for the Sacraments of Initiation according to the Original Order that we implement for the first time this year.  A big mahalo to all parents, grandparents and godparents for your support during this journey of preparation for your children. According to the Original Order process, the journey does not end with the reception of these Sacraments but continues all our life. This is a moment to encourage your children to assume some ministry in the parish. 


Monsignor John S. Mbinda