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.

Hawaiian Airlines Partnership

Annunciation Catholic Church is now part of the Hawaiian Airlines Preferred Affiliate Program. With this program, parishioners and visitors will receive the following benefits: 5% discount on all transpacific web fares booked through our Preferred Affiliate page,...

Help Us Fight Hunger

Hunger-Free Keiki Program Our Hunger-free Keiki Ministry is requesting your assistance in providing weekend snacks for homeless and chronically hungry keiki in our local schools . Items needed are:   Hershey White Milk (8 oz.) single serve boxes Kellog's single serve...

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Click on image below to start shopping! Our Church Locations Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea 65-1235 Kawaihae Road Kamuela, HI 96743  Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 301, Kamuela, HI 96743   Ascension Mission Catholic Church in Puako 69-1789 Puako Beach...

FRAUD ALERT!… A message from Fr. Stephen

Fr. Stephen will never send you an email, or have someone call on his behalf, asking for money, gift card, or bail.  This is happened to our Bishop and Fr. Lio twice!  Also, Social Security will never call you with a problem or fraud alert; and no government agency...

Knights of Columbus

Are you a man over 18 years of age who is a Leader, Serves, Defends and Protects your family and Catholic Faith?  If so, consider going the Knights of Columbus.  For more information contact Joe James at or 727-480-4172. The Knights of Columbus...

November – Month of Remembrance

During the month of November we will have a Wall of Remembrance to display photos of your loved ones who have passed.  Please email or bring your photo to the parish office.  Be sure to include the name of the deceased.  Mary will copy the photo and return your...

Download our Parish App!

Our Annunciation app is available to download for smartphones, as well as iPads another tablet, stay connected with our parish and prayers, daily readings, our parish calendar, bulletins, monthly newsletters and much more! Download our app today by texting APP  to...

October – Month of the Rosary & Respect Life

Please pray the rosary often and include in your intensions a respect for all life from conception to natural death in our country and throughout the world. Rosary is prayed: After daily Mass (Tuesday thru Friday) at 2:00PM in Waimea. The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at...

Vacation Bible School Slideshow

Our youth and leaders enjoyed our Third Annual Vacation Bible School July 15 - 19, 2019 in Waimea.  Thank you to the leaders, parents, grandparents and youth for making our Digging for Treasures VBS so successful.   Here's a video of our week together for you to...

Our Father Sacred Gestures – The Lord’s Prayer

In an effort to provide a unique & personalized experience we have been provided permission to incorporate hand gestures when we recite The Lord's Prayer. Participating with these hand gestures is optional, however, if you choose to join us here is a helpful...

Let Us Pray For You

Click on this Prayer Image, or this LINK, to be directed to our Prayer Request Form.  God Bless You and please keep us updated should you need any other prayers, or to give a prayer of Thanksgiving! Our Church Locations Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea 65-1235...

Prayerful Novenas

To help people pray more, the USCCB Project Rachel Ministry director shared the following website of various novenas: #ixzz514tn7wQG Novenas are a "prayerful activity" that the entire parish and all her ministries can...

Holiday Mass Schedule

THANKSGIVING Thursday, November 28th 8AM – Mass of Thanksgiving – Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea   MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE DUE TO CHRISTMAS PARADE Saturday, December 7th 4:30PM – Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church, Waimea (No confession will be offered.)...

Our Church Locations

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.