Lifelong Faith Formation
Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ
These resources are for everyone in the diocese, i.e., pastors, associate pastors, deacons, parish staff, parents and families. They are intended to assist us as a diocese in understanding more fully and implementing intentionally Bishop Libasci’s diocesan-wide initiative for strengthening lifelong faith formation and celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation in the restored order: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
The resources on this page will be supplemented and enhanced regularly. There will be no change in the celebration of the sacraments of initiation during the first year (June 2017-June 2018). That change will happen during the three years of implementation (June 2018-June 2021). Further details are in the Frequently Asked Questions document (English | Español) see Q&As 12 and 13.
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Lifelong Faith Formation
Lifelong faith formation provides opportunities and experiences throughout the entire life span to strengthen our relationship with and knowledge of God; to enhance our understanding of Scripture, Tradition and Catholic doctrine; and to sustain us in living as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Discipleship is a lifelong journey.
Adult Faith Formation - A Parish Priority
This video is about forming parents and catechists in light of Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. In Part One, Kathy Hendricks talks about restored order and how we need to think differently about the sacraments of initiation, especially Confirmation. In Part Two (1:32:45), she discusses the opportunity restored order offers to realign how we do catechesis with parents and families. This study day was sponsored by Sadlier Publishing.
10/30/17 - Video: October 19 Study Day with Bishop Libasci
This presentation by Bishop Libasci was part of a day for Parish Ministers. In the morning, seven publishers presented their materials for lifelong faith formation and sacramental preparation for restored order. Bishop Libasci gave his talk in the afternoon.
Celebrating the sacraments of Christian initiation in the order originally intended, that is, Baptism followed by Confirmation and then Eucharist, clarifies the intimate connection between Baptism and Confirmation and makes it easier to see the Eucharist as the summit of Christian initiation.
Sample Transition Models (Revised 11/9/17)
Life is busy and travel isn’t always easy. That’s why the Secretariat for Catholic Formation is bringing its services to you! You'll have access to our webinars from work or home using a computer, laptop, or other mobile device with web access. Stay tuned to see what exciting and informative webinars we’ll be offering in the coming months.
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Posting videos here will be ongoing. They will relate to Lifelong Faith Formation as well as the restored order of the sacraments of initiation.
2017/2018 Year of Prayer and Preparation
Video & PowerPoint Presentation: Implementing the Change in the Celebration of the Initiation Sacraments (9/21/17 - Monsignor Marc Caron)
Diocese of Honolulu
Trailer: Sacraments of Initiation in their Original Order - One 'Ohana