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Associations of the Faithful

In the Church there are associations distinct from institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life; in these associations the Christian faithful, whether clerics, lay persons, or clerics and lay persons together, strive in a common endeavor to foster a more perfect life, to promote public worship or Christian doctrine, or to exercise other works of the apostolate such as initiatives of evangelization, works of piety or charity, and those which animate the temporal order with a Christian spirit.

The Christian faithful are to join especially those associations which competent ecclesiastical authority has erected, praised, or commended.

Code of Canon Law, canon 298

Parish Associations

AGAPE Youth and Young Adult Ministry (St. Joseph, Waipahu)
Filipino Catholic Club (various parishes)
Nocturnal Adoration Society (Sts. Peter & Paul, Honolulu)
SHWAY Saints Helping with Adults and Youth (Sts. Peter & Paul, Honolulu)
Third Order of Mary (Star of the Sea, Honolulu)


Diocesan Associations and Movements

Basic Christian Community of Hawaii
Diocesan Congress of Filipino Catholic Clubs
Diocesan Union of the Holy Name Society
Hawaii Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services
Leadership Association of Religious Congregations in Hawaii (LARC)
Legion of Mary
Missionary Basic Christian Community of Hawaii - Renew


National and Pontifical Associations in Hawai`i

Catholic Committee on Scouting Ɨ
Catholic Engaged Encounter
Couples for Christ *
Couple to Couple League for Natural Family Planning *
Daughters of Isabella *
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem ƗƗ
Knights of Columbus *
Secular Franciscan Order Ɨ
Serra Club of Honolulu *
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Honolulu District Council *
World Apostolate of Fatima, Hawaii Division *
Worldwide Marriage Encounter *
Young Ladies' Institute *
Young Men's Institute *


Catholic Associations Civilly Incorporated in Hawai`i

Catholic Women's Guild *


Associations of the faithful that wish to be linked on this page must be incompliance with the diocesan Norms for Associations of the Faithful, Movements, Programs, and Other Organizations.  For more information, contact the Very Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL, Judicial Vicar and Director of Canonical Affairs.

Parish and diocesan associations have their tax exempt 501(c)3 status under USCCB Group Ruling, Diocese of Honolulu
Ɨ Tax exempt 501(c)3 status under USCCB Group Ruling, National Listings
ƗƗ Tax exempt 501(c)3 status under USCCB Group Ruling, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
* Association has its own tax exempt 501(c)3 or 8 status