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St. Damien of Molokai Parish

Sacraments

Baptism

“The sacraments of Christian initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist—

lay the foundations of every Christian life. Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole

Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit … and the door which gives access to

the other sacraments." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1212-1213.

Adults requiring Baptism must participate in the RCIA process. Children should be

baptized as soon as possible. Children under the age of 7 do not require special classes. Children older than 7 years old must be enrolled in the Religious Education program and receive additional classes.

The Catholic Church requires that at least one of the parents be an active, practicing Catholic. The Godparents must be 16 years or older, and must have received all the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist). If godparents are a couple living together, they must be married in the Catholic Church. The godparents should be a male and a female.

Baptisms are celebrated once a month in English and three times a month in Spanish (pending approval). Arrangements must be made in advance and the family must be registered and contributing to the parish of St. Damien of Molokai for a least three months prior to the baptism.

Both the parents and godparents must attend baptismal classes. People interested in attending the class must register at the parish office and speak with Guadalupe Guzman.

 


Eucharist and Reconiliation

First Communion program is part of our Religious Education program and is a two year program. 

For children under 12 years old, they need to be enrolled in the Religious Education Program for K-6 grade.  This program runs parallel to the school year from September through May with registrations on April and May.   Please contact the Director or Religious Education for more information.

First Communion Preparation for children 12 years or older must be enrolled in the Confirmation Program.  This is a 2 year program that runs parallel to the school year from September through May with registrations on April and May.   The student enrolled in this program will also be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please contact the Coordinator for Confirmation Program for more information.


Confirmation

Children 12 or older may enroll in the Confirmation Program.  This is a two year program that not only involves classes, but also community service and a retreat.  The program runs parallel to the school year from September through May with registrations on April and May.   For information contact the Confirmation Coordinator.

Estudiantes mayores de 12 años pueden matricularse en el programa de Confirmación. Este programa corre paralelo al año escolar de septiembre a mayo con matriculas en abril y mayo.  El programa no sólo envuelve clases, sino también retiro y servicio a la comunidad.  Para mas información llame al Coordinador de Confirmación.


Holy Marriage

Arrangements must be made at least six months prior to the desired date following. For the wedding process and guidelines please call the office during office hours. 


Holy Orders


Anointing of the Sick


RCIA

Are you interested in knowing more about Catholicism or becoming Catholic?

If you are 18 years or older and looking for a relationship with God, and have never been baptized then maybe the R C I A (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for you.

The R C I A is also for those who have been baptized but have not received the Sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation, those who wish convert to Catholicism and those interested in learning more about Catholicism.

“Cradle Catholics” are invited to participate for self enrichment and to ask the questions you have always wanted to ask.

Registrations are being taken.  Classes meet on Wednesdays.   For more information and to register call the parish office and speak to Maria Jimenez. You may speed registration process by downloading the Registration Form and bringing it to the parish.