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Marriage and Family Ministries


"One Call for All" - (808) 203-6770

The Marriage and Family Ministries is a diocesan collaboration of lay associations to promote, sustain, and enrich Christian marriage and the family.

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Marriage and Family Ministries 


Catholic Charities Hawaii

Strengthens individuals & families through service and advocacy addressing many community areas of need:

  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Homelessness
  • Children’s emotional & behavioral problems
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Adult violence & abuse
  • Difficulties encountered by immigrants and refugees
  • Difficulties adjusting to life’s challenges
  • Sustaining independent living for seniors and persons with developmental disabilities

Intake, Information and Referral: (808) 521-HELP (4357), and visit http://www.catholiccharitieshawaii.org/

Catholic Engaged Encounter (Open to engaged couples of all faiths) 

The Engaged Encounter Weekend offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage.

Though Catholic in sponsorship, this experience is open to any engaged man and woman who wish to marry in the Church and prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values.

  • Weekend away, a time for growth, life and love
  • Prepare for the sacrament of matrimony
  • Weekend of beginnings, opening doors, and planting seeds
  • Prepare for a lifetime of commitment

Website: hawaiicee.org

Contact: Donna & James Baguio at (720) 900-4633 or email hawaii.engaged.encounter@gmail.com

Couple to Couple League for Natural Family Planning


CodasMission: To build joyful marriages by teaching Natural Family Planning.

The only form of family planning that respects God’s plan for love, marriage, and sexuality.

Proven 99% effective in postponing pregnancy but highly successful for low fertility couples in achieving pregnancy.

Medically safe, 100% natural and healthy.

Inspires deeper romance, respect and love by transforming secular love into sacred intimacy.

Contact: Ed and Betty Coda at (808) 839-0837 or Email Ed & Betty and visit www.ccli.org.

Couples for Christ (CFC)

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Mission: Families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth. Called to rise in defense of the family, to do God’s work, to bring families back to the plan of God, to bring the Lord’s strength and light to those who are  struggling, to be truly Christian families in the modern world.

CFC carries out this mission of renewal throughout the world and works for Christian family renewal at various levels:

Servants of the Lord

  • The Individual
  • The Family
  • The Larger Community

CFC focuses on its family ministries:

  • Kids for Christ
  • CFC-Youth for Christ
  • Singles for Christ
  • Handmaids of the Lord
  • Servants of the Lord

Contact: Rico or Vinya Manianglung at (808) 382-5059, (808) 386-3412, or Email Rico & Vinya, and visit www.couplesforchristusa.org

Embrace Family Learning

Mission: Embrace Family Learning provides tools and techniques for raising children to become happy, caring, responsible, and successful adults based on the Preventive System of St. John Bosco and Parenting the Love and Logic Way®.

Our approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood.

We provide:

  • Large group presentations for schools, churches, PTOs, or any large parent gatherings
  • Six Weekly Workshops providing either the structured 6 weeks of Parenting the Love and Logic Way® or 6 sessions specifically addressing topics you request
  • One-on-One Parenting Sessions, to customize parenting solutions specifically for your family.



Contact us:

Sarah's cell: 808-783-9298
David's cell: 808-783-4673


Hawaii Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (HCCRS)

Providing intercessory prayer for families who are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit (PS 34:18)

Providing resources and educational opportunities for families to lead transformed lives through Life in the Spirit Seminars.

Drawing hurting family members to the love of the Father through praise, worship, and witnessing to the saving Grace of His son, Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Contact: Email Dominic Olaso and visit www.hccrs.net.

For prayers: hccrsprayerwarriors@gmail.com

Hawaii Catholic Homeschoolers

We are a dynamic Catholic homeschooling group of approximately 40 families (160 children) on Oahu that networks in many ways: hosts numerous gatherings and share information, experiences, and expertise. We use a variety of Catholic homeschooling curriculum. Activities take place weekly, monthly, annually and as special, one-time events. More info HERE

All Catholic homeschoolers and prospective homeschoolers are welcome to join us!

If you would like more information, please contact:
Sarah E. Herrmann, 808-783-9298 or sareherrmann@msn.com
Richelle Benson, 919-434-3272 or benson.richelle@gmail.com 

Human Sexuality Resources

LoveEd (website)

PEACE (website)

Sex Education Resources (PDF)

Marianist Family Retreats

The purpose of the Marianist Family Retreat Program is to strengthen families by providing:

  • opportunities for growth
  • experience of community, and
  • an affirmation of their essential holiness

By helping families to recognize their gifts and embrace their differences, we invite them to see God in each other and in the larger community.

Contact: Brother Dennis Schmitz at (808) 232-6691 or Email Bro. Dennis.

Theology of the Body (TOB)
Living in Love

A Mission to Love... Couples who stay successfully and happily married have made marriage their mission. Living in Love Experience is a parish based experience for married couples who want to incorporate TOB into their daily lives.

Invites us to true intimacy with God. Heals the world’s distorted view of sexuality, humanity and spirituality. Practical life skills for living out vows: free, total, faithful, and fruitful.

Contact: Ed and Betty Coda at (808) 839-0837 or Email Ed & Betty and visit www.livinginlove.org.

Worldwide Marriage Encounters

WWME LogoMission: To proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

Marriage Encounter Weekend is designed for couples in good marriages who desire to communicate more intimately, deepen and enrich their relationship.

Ongoing community support and enrichment occurs in monthly Community meetings on all islands.

Offering one day Parish based enrichments in support of marriage and God’s desire for marriage

Contact:  Oahu contact Jose and Mary Elizabeth Alvior at (808) 391-2045; Maui contact Lee and Tanya Barbero at (808) 268-1578 or use our website  www.hawaiiwwme.org

WWME Teams

Hawaii's WWME Teams: (Seated L to R) Dave and Sue Shanahan, Tanya Barbero, Nevis and Andy DeLaveaga, John and Momi Cleghorn, and Jane and Mike Maloney. (Standing L to R) Lee Barbero, Anita and Clayton Fernandez, Mary Elizabeth and Jose Alvior, Donna and Fred Ventura, Claudine and Brian Perry.