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Roman Catholics

Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

Witness to Jesus

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Catechetical Resources


"One 'Ohana" Sacrament Video Series

Saint Damien DeVeuster and Saint Marianne Cope


Original Order Resources

NOTE: If your parish has implemented original order, go to the Original Order Resources for Religious Education page; if not, use the resources below.


Diocesan Norms for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation and First Penance

Current Norms, until Original Order is Implemented


Norms for the Sacramental Catechesis for Baptism, Confirmation, First Holy Communion, and Penance and Reconciliation for the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (PDF file)


Diocese of Honolulu Catechetical Guidelines for Teaching Religion

Review Sample Pages (Current until Original Order is Implemented)


RE Standards Sample Pages 1 - 10

RE Standards Sample Pages 164 - 184


New Guidelines, Including Original Order


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.)


Parish Religious Education Documents and Samples

To open the following files, click on the links below.


Catechist Handbook Sample (Word file)

Catechist Handbook Sample - HTC (Word file)

Parish Handbook for Families Sample (Word file)

Student Contact Expectations Sample (Word file)

Volunteer Coordinator Manual (includes supervision & permission forms) (PDF file)

Parish Home School Policy (PDF file)