The Catechumenate - Life in Christ

The Oahu Confirmation Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Life in Christ is our intentional faith formation process for adults who wish to be baptized or confirmed as Christians, received into the Episcopal Church, or renew their baptismal vows. For those being baptized, confirmed or received, sponsors will share the journey. For those wishing to be renewed, they may serve as sponsors. A variety of topics are covered by different teachers, both clergy and lay, and the program culminates each Easter with baptisms, confirmations, receptions, and renewals.  It is an ongoing program, and new participants may enter the process at any time.

2018 Easter Class

The 2018 Easter Class of Catechumens began their formation this Lent. 

Sundays at 11:30 am

January 28 - Baptism: The Beginning of our Life in Christ
February 18 - Scripture: The Story of our Life in Christ
February 25 - The Church: Community and our Life in Christ
March 4 - Prayer: Communicating with God and our Life in Christ
March 11 - Eucharist & the Sacraments: Grace and our Life in Christ
March 18 - Jerusalem: Death and Resurrection and our life in Christ

On Sunday, March 18 at the Lenten Forum and Aloha Hour, the St. Mark's Choir hosted a lenten lunch as a fundraiser for Holy Week and Easter music. Learn more about St. Cyril's Soups and Psalms.

Holy Week & Easter

March 25 - Palm Sunday High Mass at 10:00 am
March 29 - Maundy Thursday Solemn Mass with the Washing of Feet at 7:00 pm
March 30 - Good Friday Solemn Liturgy at 12:00 noon
March 31 - The Great Vigil of Easter at 9:00 pm (Adult Baptisms & First Communions)
April 1 - Easter Day High Mass at 10:00 am

Easter Mystagogy & Aloha Hours

Sundays at 11:30 am

When we speak of Easter Mystagogy, we speak of interpreting the great mysteries of the faith. It is a great tradition of the church to do this exercise during the season of Easter.

April 15 - The Road to Emmaus: Reflections on Holy Week & Easter
April 22 - Discipleship: Easter Courage & Personal Sacrifice
May 20 - The Day of Pentecost - Parish Pentecost Party after High Mass

Catechumenate Rites

The Rite of Admission

The first Rite of Admission to the Catechumenate was on Sunday, January 7.

The Rite of Enrollment

The Rite of Enrollment to the Catechumenate was on Sunday, February 18.


Formation for Adults