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Phone: (808) 585-3300 Fax: (808) 545-5063
Roman Catholics

Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

Witness to Jesus

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Offices

Catechetical Resources


Diocese of Honolulu Catechetical Guidelines for Teaching Religion

Catechetical Guidelines for Teaching Religion in Word or PDF

(Note: Due to the size of the file, the PDF may take some time to load. If it doesn't load, try closing and reopening the file; it may take multiple tries.)

Student Contact Expectations in Word


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Conformity Listing

Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series


Resources for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Adaptive Activities for Children: Ash Wednesday and Lent (PDF)

Adaptive Activities for Children: Holy Week and Easter (PDF)


Initiation Resources

Compare Confirmation Programs (a tool for comparing various Confirmation/Restored Order materials)

Sacrament Preparation Retreat for Families (PDF)

Diocesan Tribunal & Canonical Affairs


Video Education Series on the Sacraments

"One 'Ohana" Video Series on the Sacraments


Online Resources

Online Religion Curriculum for Parishes


Sacrament Preparation in the Home

Catholic Brain

First Communion Retreat at Home

Pflaum: Together in Jesus

Confirmation - One 'Ohana

Eucharist - One 'Ohana

Reconciliation - One 'Ohana

Sacraments of Initiation in their Original Order


Parish Religious Education Handbook Samples and Templates

Religious Education Handbook

This is a great opportunity to update your general RE handbook.  A comprehensive template for the parish Faith Formation program. Both samples are Word files.

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sacrament Preparation Handbook

Using this template (Word file), create a handbook specifically for parents of children who are preparing for Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Eucharist. The template includes references to the new Norms for the Sacraments of Initiation and videos on the sacraments. 


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Office of Worship