Faith Formation

Baptism Preparation

St. Anthony welcomes all who wish to receive the Lord through the Sacrament of Baptism. Congratulations on taking this first step.


Bible Study

Come and experience the revelation of Scripture in our daily lives. “The Catholic Church recognizes the Holy Bible as a primary source for understanding one’s relationship to God and others,” according to the New American Bible. Clergy and laity use it as a teaching tool.

Requirements: Your commitment to know, love, and serve God in a special way through the teachings of the Holy Bible. Bible classes are held weekly except for the summer months.

Contact: Br. Fred Silbereis, (808) 244-4148, ext. 236


Engagement Encounter

Our community hosts multiple weekends per year across the islands of Hawaii. Team couples volunteer their time to share the gift of marriage with engaged couples. We are blessed and thankful for the clergy that guides us through each weekend.

Requirements: We invite you to experience a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend. Please contact the parish office to arrange for a Catholic wedding before registering. A marriage involving a baptized Catholic outside of the Catholic Church is invalid. We do, however, welcome couples not getting married in a Catholic ceremony if both the bride and groom are not baptized Catholic.

Contact: Hilton and Maria Unemori


Marriage Encounter

The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong.

The emphasis of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other.

It’s not a retreat, nor a marriage clinic, nor group sensitivity. It’s a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage.

Contact: Lee and Tanya Barbero


RCIA

RCIA Companions and Sponsors: Persons who are willing to support, “walk with,” and/or sponsor those who are seeking membership in our Church. Requirements: Being an active, practicing Catholic; a willingness to be ambassadors of the Church; a commitment to attend and participate in RCIA sessions and team meetings on a regular basis; being available to the inquirers and candidates; having a willingness to share faith (i.e., your own spiritual journey); and having a willingness to attend workshops related to RCIA.

RCIA Presenters: Persons who have the expertise and are willing to prepare a presentation on a given topic. Requirements: Undergoing an interview with the director of the RCIA; being an active, practicing Catholic; and being a credible witness to the faith.

Contact: Rhonda Visaya


Religious Education

Religious Education Program: The Religious Education program, like RCIA, is another important parish program. It is a hope-filled program that focuses on the spiritual development of our young people – the future of the Church. The program is an aid to parents, helping them form active and viable Christians. All parishioners must be vitally concerned with the effectiveness and viability of the program. We need all catechists and teachers aides.

Religious Education Catechists: A catechist is a teacher of the faith. Requirements: Being a faithful and active Catholic; a willingness to prepare lessons and dedicate one hour on Sundays to teaching children; a willingness to work with children; a willingness to learn and grow in your faith and be able to share this with children; attend workshops and training sessions; compliance with the diocesan policies regarding Safe Environment workshops and catechist certification; and attend scheduled catechist meetings.

Religious Education Teachers’ Aides: A teacher’s aide helps and supports the catechist in fulfilling his or her ministry. Requirements: Being faithful and active in the faith; having a willingness to work with the catechists and with children; compliance with the diocesan policies regarding Safe Environment workshops and catechist certification; and attend scheduled catechists’ meetings.

Contact: Rhonda Visaya