Religion and Spiritual
The mission of Catholic education in the Diocese of Honolulu is to form children who are nourished intellectually, spiritually, and liturgically to share the presence of Christ in the world.
Our Catholic educational institutions are obligated by our faith to shape our youth by immersing students in curriculum and experiences rooted in Catholic teaching and doctrine with emphasis on morality and Christian character building. This formation, paired with 21st century academics and teaching methods, is critical for success at any Catholic educational institution in Hawaii.
There are many choices a family has in the education and faith formation of their children. We invite all families who have chosen to enroll their children to share in the light of Christ and to cooperate and support the mission and framework of Catholic education in the Diocese of Honolulu.
Liturgical Services and Observances
Throughout the year St. Catherine School students participate in many liturgical services and observances. All students, regardless of religious affiliation, are expected to participate. During the Lenten season, students from grades 1 – 8 reenact the Stations of the Cross. This moving religious experience is open to our families and friends.
A Mass is generally celebrated twice a month, usually on the first and third Friday at 8:00 a.m. in St. Catherine Church. Dress for School Mass is the formal uniform. Students who come to school without their formal uniform will be issued the necessary pieces and cost will be billed to parents. Students attend Mass with their classes and are supervised by their teachers. Parents are welcome to join us. See the monthly school calendar for specific Mass schedule.
All students in second grade receive sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist as part of the religion curriculum. The sacraments are administered in each student’s registered parish. Students and their families interested in receiving the Sacrament of Baptism may contact the Church office at 822-7900.