Ministries

Religious Education; R.E. Coordinator: Anna Viggiano

Classes for children Grades K-12th; the pre-Confirmation and Confirmation classes enroll students in grades 8-12. Program meets twice a month from September to May, immediately following the 9:00am Sunday Mass.

(RCIA) Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults; Coordinator: Rosemarie Casey

Engages those who seek full initiation and communion in the Catholic Faith through readings, videos and discussion in preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

Welcoming Committee; Coordinators: Armando/Ana Lopez

Various teams created to assure that all who come, whether to join, visit, or take part in spiritual services are welcome.

Liturgical Ministries; Coordinator: Sharon Chiarucci

Greeters, Lectors (Readers), Eucharistic Servers

Eucharist for Homebound Ministries; Coordinator: Carol Kotsubo

Provides Eucharist and visitation to home-bound community members and works with Catholic Charities Hawaii outreach.

Music Ministries; Choir for each weekend mass:

Megumi Kurachi (5:00pm Saturday), Carol Halbur (9:00am Sunday), Mike Amore (11:00am Sunday), Meghan Rose Donnelly (5:00pm Sunday).

Centering Prayer; Coordinator: June Naughton

A weekly evening hour of prayer, putting one’s self in God’s presence in silence and by reading the Scriptures.

Taize – Prayer Around the Cross; Coordinator: Jon James

Evening of prayer, chants, and scripture readings that include Veneration of the Cross.  Twice a year:  Good Friday and at Ecumenical Services in January.

UH Lecture Series; Coordinator: Virgie Chattergy

Fall and Spring lecture series on global/social issues that impact our lives, led by UH and other professional experts.

Fr. Jack Ryan’s Lecture Series

A series of lectures on various themes for the Fall and Spring Semesters presented by Parish Pastor, Fr. Jack.

Fr. Dan Dever Graduates’ Night; Coordinator: Virgie Chattergy

Graduating students present highlights of their academic achievements in honor of Fr. Dan Dever, Founder and sponsor of the Newman Club.

Spirituality CommitteeCoordinator: Sharon Chiarucci

Plans events that affirm and challenge our lived Faith – includes contemplative prayer groups, various types of retreats, notably the “busy person’s” retreat conducted during Lent by trained/certified Spiritual Directors

Interfaith Peace Services; Coordinator:

Three times annually, the Peace Services, rotates between the Buddhist Study Center, the Newman Center, and the Quaker Center.  It is a multi-faith service for peace, a mindfulness and expression that particularly resonates among our three faiths.

Newman FunRun; Coordinator: Vince Costello

Newman Fun Run: Coordinator: Vince Costello

Hospitality Weekend; Community Volunteers for each mass

Every first weekend of all masses.

Salt and Light; Coordinator: 

Our faith calls us to hunger and thirst for justice and to be peacemakers in our own communities.