Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the EE Weekend

*Asterisk next to some items applies to Oahu weekends only!

What should we bring to the weekend?

 Please be sure to bring the following items with you:

  • Sweater/jacket for cool evenings
  • Comfortable casual clothing
  • Dress clothing for Mass
  • Toiletries, medicines and other personal items/towels, face and washcloth*
  • Snacks and Drinks (e.g., soft drink, juice, water, chips, crackers, etc.)

What supplies does EE provide for the weekend?

The following items will be provided on the weekend. You do NOT need to bring these items:

  • Linens (Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels and washcloths)*
  • Notebook and pen

What time should we arrive?

Oahu couples, please arrive between 6:30 – 7:00pm. Weekend will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

Neighbor island couples please arrive between 6 – 6:30pm. Weekend will promptly begin at 7:00pm.

If there is an emergency and you must be late, please call your scheduling couple.

    • Hawaii Island:  Fred and Patti Basilio, 808-961-2442
    • Kauai: Deacon Dave Kane Kauai Island Contact Immaculate Conception Parish (808) 245-2432 (Office hours are 8:00-12:00 p.m. M-F)
    • Maui: Fred and Eileen Corpus, 808-281-0353, 808-281-0188
    • Oahu: James and Donna Lyn Baquio, 720-900-4633
    • Molokai: Dcn Mike and Leoda Shizuma, 808-553-5583

Do we have to stay for the entire weekend?

It is very important that you stay for the entire weekend. If you arrive late or leave early you will miss important parts of the weekend experience, and we will not be able to give you your weekend certificate and letter verifying your attendance.

Are there any ground rules for the weekend?

Yes, we do ask that you observe a few basic rules:

      • Please refrain from the use of alcohol and illegal drugs
      • Please stay in your assigned room
      • Please do not leave unless an emergency arises. (Speak to a presenting team)

Will dinner be served on Friday evening?

Dinner will not be served on Friday. On Saturday, three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be served and on Sunday, two meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served.*

Can you accommodate my special diet needs?

Our cooks will do their best to accommodate your needs. If you are a vegetarian, please let us know at the time of your registration.

Will I have a roommate?

Each of us will have a roommate of the same sex during the weekend. This does not apply to the neighbor islands because these weekends are commuter weekends without sleeping facilities.

(While EE recognizes that couples may already be living together, you will not be permitted to share a room with your fiance on the weekend.)

What will my room be like?

It will have a bed, dresser, writing table in each room. On Oahu, separate community bathrooms/showers are provided for men and women.*

What should we wear?

Dress for the entire weekend is casual. Please dress comfortably. However, you might want to bring modest clothing when we attend Mass on the weekend.

Where can I smoke?

All of our facilities prohibit smoking. You may, however, smoke outside 20 feet from any building entrance according to the laws of the State of Hawaii.

Where is the weekend held?

Weekends on O’ahu are held at St. Stephen’s Diocesan Center in Kaneohe off the Pali Highway and at other locations on the neighbor islands. Each couple receives specific location and instructions typically one to two weeks before the start of a weekend.

Is parking available?

There is ample parking at the various facilities where the retreat weekends are held. It is free of charge with no additional cost to the weekend.