15-3003 Pahoa Village Rd | Pahoa | Hawaii | 96778

(808) 965.8202

SACRAMENTS of INITIATION

Baptism

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"By Baptism, we become members of the Church, the Body of Christ."


 Baptism is the first stage of Christian Initiation, continued at confirmation, and reaching its culmination in the celebration of the Eucharist.


Baptisms of infants and young children (up to age 6) are celebrated during the Sunday Mass.  It is celebrated during Mass to highlight the connection between baptism and Eucharist, so the parish community can welcome its newest member and support the family of the newly baptized.


To schedule a baptism, please contact the church office at 808.965.8202 

 


Confirmation

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In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.


Confirmation deepens the baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.  


 We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.


For more information, please contact the church office at 808.965.8202.

Eucharist

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"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'"  - John 6:35


You haven't been to church in quite a while. It doesn't matter the length of time you've been absent from going to mass. Start by praying, to get to know Jesus again. He will guide you to mass.






marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.


Requirements:  a minimum six-month preparation period from the first contact with the parish to the intended wedding date, including a combination of catechesis, interviews, retreats, pre-marital assessment tools, and planning a wedding according to the Rite of Marriage of the Catholic Church. There are various ways of completing these requirements, based on your own situation. Depending on the couple, additional time, preparation, or paperwork may be necessary.


Please contact the church office at 808.965.8202 to schedule an appointment to meet with Rev. John Molina.  


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SACRAMENTS of HEALING

Penance - Reconciliation

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Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church.


  The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven.  In confession, we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins.  With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. "In him, we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). 



Anointing the Sick

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The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.

One 'Ohana: Sacraments of Initiation in their Original Order

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