Educational Ministries

Baptism Preparation

Purpose: To teach young parents about Baptism. Our teams are currently made up of husband and wife teams.

When: We have classes for the young parents four times a year.

Goal: If we have four teams, each team will facilitate the class once a year for two Sundays.

Where: Office meeting room from 10:30am to 12(noon) on Sundays.

Time Invested: Each Class is 1-½ hours, and there are two classes.

Training: Will sit in on one set of classes to observe and learn from one of the teams.

Skills Required: Need to like to teach and love young parents and children.

Contact: Holy Trinity Church Office: 808-396-0551, George and Doreen Uyeno.

RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation

Purpose: The RCIA, a program of the Catholic Church, is oriented towards those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life.

THE THREEFOLD PURPOSE OF THE RCIA: Through the RCIA, the Catholic Church extends an invitation to: (A) Those who are not associated with a community of faith and who wish to become Catholics; (B) Those who want to convert to Catholicism from another faith. (For them, the RCIA is the process through which they will become full fledged Catholics); and (C) Those who want to learn about the Catholic faith. These individuals may be involved in interfaith marriages or simply are actively involved in a Church of a different denomination and they want to learn more about the Catholic faith in the spirit of ecumenism. While this program is oriented for adults, it accepts teenagers who are mature enough to participate in the RCIA.

Qualifications: A Baptized Catholic that has all their initiation Sacraments and is in good standing with the Catholic Church. This is a real team-building ministry. We are all teamed up with people who have been through the process before. The RCIA process is a journey that will inspire the facilitators, as well as those in the process of becoming Catholic. The RCIA fills all these needs of those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic faith.

Contact: For those interested in this ministry, please contact Holy Trinity Church Office: 808-396-0551, Steve Kula.

CCD/Religious Education/First Sacraments Preparation

Purpose: To help children to develop a relationship with Christ by sharing the Gospel and the Catholic Doctrine.

When: First and Third Sundays of each month, Sept. through May from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Where: Holy Trinity gym and school classrooms.

Time Invested: One hour preparation and class time; 2 ½ hours.

Training: Provided, plus “on the job” learning, Safe Environment certified.

Skills Required: Patience, ability to engage children, love of our faith with a desire to pass it on.

Contact: Holy Trinity Church Office: 808–396-0551.

Children Sunday Liturgy/Kidsword

Purpose: Teach Sunday Gospel to children approximately ages 3-12.

When: Every Sunday at 9:00AM Mass.

Where: Parish Meeting Room.

Time Invested: One hour preparation, and twenty minutes teaching weekly.

Training: On the job.

Skills Required: Patience, ability to engage children, love of our faith with a desire to pass it on.

Contacts: Holy Trinity Church Office: 808-396-0551

Confirmation Preparation

Purpose: To prepare students between grades 9 & 12 to Confirm their Catholic Faith and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is a two-year program.

When: Sundays 10:00am to 11:00am. Where: 8th grade school classroom. Time Invested: Prep time for classes-varied. Class time with prep and clean up time on day of class. Be available for retreats and occasional overnight chaperoning for faith gathering and community building projects.

Training: Safe Environment certified, “Bearers of the Light” certified or working towards certification and yearly staff retreat.

Skills Required: Ability to enjoy what our wonderful young people have to offer, to share your love of the Lord and share the faith of our beautiful Catholic religion. Ability to communicate with parents.

Contact: Holy Trinity Church Office: 808-396-0551, Dominic Olaso.

Youth Ministry

Purpose: provide guidance, support, empowerment and education to children and teens involved at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

When: weekly meetings

Training: Safe Environment certified; youth minister should display these leadership skills: understanding, joy, prayerful, service; understand scripture and be involved in our parish.

Contact: Holy Trinity Church Office: 808-396-0551, Dominic Olaso.