You may have heard the buzz about the Sacrament of Confirmation moving to second grade here in the Diocese of Honolulu. The change is actually a move to restore the proper, or original, order of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and then First Holy Communion. As it stands now, children are typically baptized as infants, receive First Holy Communion in the second grade, and then are confirmed as teens (most often as high school sophomores). In the future, both Confirmation and First Holy Communion will be received beginning in the second grade. OLS will move to this "Restored Order" of the sacraments beginning 2018-2019 academic year. This change naturally raises a lot of questions, especially for parents with children who may be affected by this transition.
In preparation for restoring the proper order of the sacraments at OLS there will be a
July 8 (Sunday)
Parents affected by this transition are encouraged to attend. All Catechists and Assistants are also encouraged to attend as well.
Please contact the Religious Education Coordinator if you have any questions.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE