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

For those adults who wish to be baptized or confirmed and to join the Catechumenate, the 2018 Easter Class is currently forming. The first gathering of the Catechumenate will be on Sunday, January 28 after High Mass at 11:45 am, finishing by 12:30 noon. Speak with the rector if you are interested in joining the process. All are invited to join any of the sessions listed.

Rite of Admission

The first Rite of Admission to the Catechumenate was on Sunday, January 7, at the 10:00 am High Mass.

Rite of Enrollment

The Rite of Enrollment to the Catechumenate will be on Sunday, February 18, at the 10:00 am High Mass.

Catechumenate Gatherings

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

Holy Week & Easter Worship

March 25 - Palm Sunday
March 29 - Maundy Thursday (Footwashing)
March 30 - Good Friday
March 31 - Easter Eve (Adult Baptisms & First Communions)
April 1 - Easter Day

Easter Gatherings

April 15 - The Road to Emmaus: Reflections on Holy Week & Easter
April 22 - Discipleship: Easter Courage & Personal Sacrifice
April 29 - The Holy Spirit & St. Mark's: Going forth in the Name of Christ
May 20 - The Day of Pentecost - Parish Pentecost Party after High Mass

 

Formation for Adults