Religious Education of Children

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14

During RE classes your child will learn the history of the Church, the beliefs and values of the Catholic Church, and the proper order of celebration of Mass.

Annunciation Parish offers Religious Education classes to students who do not attend Catholic grade schools.  As Catholic parents, you have the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing your children. We, your parish, have a special role in helping you raise your children as strong, well-formed Catholic young people. We count on your child’s faithful attendance every year from Grades1 thru 10 (or Confirmation II).

R.E. for children grades 1 thru Confirmation II (usually Grade 10 and for older high school students who have not been confirmed).

It is important to continue the Catholic religious education of our children.  In addition to learning about their Catholic faith, children are involved in various service projects and  many are involved in church ministries.

Religious Education of Adults

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Are you new to the Catholic Church? We are eager to meet you and your family and to introduce you to the Catholic faith, a faith full of rich history and sacred traditions.

The purpose of the RCIA is to allow an adult to understand the gift of Christ, both within themselves and through the life of the Church.  During a six month period of study and reflection, each adult who participates will be strengthened spiritually in the teachings of the Catholic Faith.  At the conclusion of this instruction, the adult is ready to join the Church through the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. All are welcome to participate, from those with no experience in the faith to those who have been catechized.

If you are already a Catholic, come anyway and bring a friend.  No stranger to our Church should have to come alone.  Someone you know may be interested in becoming a Catholic, but chances are this person may wait to be invited.

Bible Study Sessions will begin soon, please contact the Parish Office, Ph: 808-887-1220, or Contact Us Here to inquire on RCIA dates.

Religious Education Forms:


Waimea RE Registration   Puako RE Registration

Safe Environment & Parent Handbook

Religious Education Dates- See calendar, Here

Our Churches

Directions to Annunciation Church From Resort Areas:

Directions From all Resorts:

  • Continue on HI-19.  Drive towards Kawaihae Rd.
  • Turn right onto HI-19 / Kawaihae Rd.  Continue for 7.9 miles.
  • Turn right onto Kawaihae Rd.  Continue for 1.9 miles.
  • Church will be on your right.
Directions to Ascension Mission From Resort Areas:

Directions From Waikoloa & Mauna Lani Resort Areas:

  • Turn left onto HI-19.
  • Turn left onto Puako Beach Drive.
  • Continue for 2.1 miles.
  • Church will be on your left.

Directions From Hapuna Resort:

  • Turn left onto HI-19.
  • Turn right onto Puako Beach Drive.
  • Continue for 2.1 miles.
  • Church will be on your left.

Directions From Mauna Kea Resort:

  • Turn right onto HI-19.
  • Turn right onto Puako Beach Drive.
  • Continue for 2.1 miles.
  • Church will be on your left.