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In This Issue:
A message for Lent "Fun" from the Bishop
Free Bibles available!
An important note from the Bishop on shared ministries
Applications being accepted for the Bishop's Scholarships
Celebrating President Grover Cleveland
Jewish Film Festival begins March 17
Clergy registration fee covered to hear author Diana Butler Bass
General Membership Meeting of the 'Iolani Guild
The Cathedral of Saint Andrew resumes Daily Holy Eucharist
Beach Mass on the Big Island is a welcome venue
St. John's By-the-Sea Fundraiser
Were you there? A journey through Good Friday to Easter morning
Ohana Care Program provides help & support for caregivers
Women's Pilgrimages to Holy Lands, May 2013
Episcopal Church General Convention: July 5-12
National Episcopal Preaching Ceonference
Contact Information

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your Calendars!


There has been as a change in the March Governance Meetings:


Standing Committee Meets:

Saturday, March 17, 8:00 am

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Commission on Ministry Meets:

Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm

Monday, March 26, 9:00 am

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Note:  No Diocesan Council Meeting in March.



'Iolani Guild General Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu



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O'AHU - Chrism Mass & Acculturation Day 2012
Thursday, March 29, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
O'AHU - Were you there?
A Journey through Good Friday to Easter morning
Friday - Sunday, April 6 - 8
Camp Mokule'ia
O'AHU - Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am
Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu
Friday - Sunday, April 20 - 22
Camp Mokule'ia
More info to come
O'AHU - God Camp 2012
July 5 - 19
Camp Mokule'ia
More info to come

Parish Happenings


Deepening the Soul's Journey

6 Mondays through April 2, 5:30 pm

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Honolulu

For more info...


President Grover Cleveland Ho'olaulea

Saturday, March 17, 10:00 am

Cleveland Square, Honolulu

(See article at right)


Jewish Film Festival

March 17 - 29, 2012

Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu

(See article at right)


Bluegrass Music Festival

Mon-Thu, March 19-22

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Honolulu

For more info...


St. John's Fundraiser Pick-up

Sat-Sun, March 24 & 25

St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

(See article at right)


Author Diana Butler Bass


Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Parish of St. Clement's, Honolulu

For more info...


(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on O'ahu.)





(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on Kaua'i.)





(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on Maui.)





(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on the Big Island.)







Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer


Bishop's Prayer

A Simple Prayer of Commitment:

Come Holy Spirit; fill me so that I can: Dedicate my heart to Christ Jesus, open my mind to seek truth and justice, lift up my hands to welcome the outcast and care for the borken, behold with my eyes the wonders of creation, hear with my ears the story of God in the world, and sing with my lips a song of God's love - with laughter and without worry.  And always in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

 - As shared in the Annual Meeting of the Convention 2011


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Keeping up with Canon Liz:

Beasley's Blog


Where you'll find announcements and links to upcoming
events & activities from around the Diocese and beyond!
 March 15, 2012 


Bishop FitzpatrickA message for Lenten "fun" from the Bishop

I lived too long in Indiana not to know that March is tournament time. I want to call your attention to "Lent Madness".  This is a playful Lenten practice. Last week, our own Queen Emma moved past Catherine of Siena in the "saintly sixteen."  I think it a source of honor and pride that we help the Queen move along to the Golden Halo.  Please follow along through Lent with all the saints -- but particularly our most beneficent benefactress.  Vote for blessed Queen Emma of Hawai'i.  Please pass the word along in our congregations. It seems fitting that the Golden Halo be passed this year to a Polynesian Lay Woman Saint, the foundress of a hospital, schools and a cathedral (not to mention a diocese), and an advocate for her people in the face of oppression. 
For more information on Lent Madness, read the article below or go to their website.
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Lent Madness

"Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church's Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born on his blog "Clergy Family Confidential."


The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch.


The major change from 2010 to 2011 was the introduction of four "celebrity bloggers" to champion particular saints through the Final Four. Meredith Gould, Scott Gunn, Penny Nash, and Neil Alan Willard dove into the spirit of Lent Madness with abandon adding even more intrigue to the proceedings.


This year we have partnered with Forward Movement and Executive Director Scott Gunn to create our own website and broaden the number of people involved in the selection and writing process. We hope this will make Lent Madness 2012 even more lively, allow more voices to be heard, and broaden the audience of this Lenten discipline. What won't change is the essence of Lent Madness: allowing people to get to know some amazing people who have come before us in the faith and reminding one another that there's no reason for a dreary Lenten discipline. If this helps people connect with the risen Christ during this season of penitence and renewal, and have a bit of fun in the process, then it continues to be worthwhile."


Free Bibles available!
The Office of the Bishop has 30 Bibles to give away to people who want to take up the Bishop's challenge to read the Bible through in a year, beginning this Lenten season.  (See the Bishop's message in the February E-News.) The Bible is a paperback, and the translation is the New Revised Standard Version.  People on O'ahu will have to arrange to pick up the Bibles from the Bishop's Office.  For those located on neighbor islands the Bibles will be mailed.  To obtain your copy, click on the link below.  Act now!  The first 30 persons to sign-up will receive them.  
An important note from the Bishop:  Shared ministries
Please click on the link below to read a paper written by Canon Liz Beasely on shared ministry and how it might develop in Hawai'i.  It is a reflection and not an order.  It is, however, a possible vision for the future. Though she has drawn learnings from many dioceses and resources, it is a reflection for us in the Islands.  Likewise, Canon Liz has made specific suggestions for our ministry together.  I urge every diocesan leader to read it. I hope clergy and wardens will share it with vestries/Bishop's Committees.  It can be shared with members of the congregations. This is an important contribution to shaping our mission as diocesan ohana.  Your engagement with these reflections and your input is vital.  Let us know what you think.  
Applications being accepted for the Bishop's Scholarships
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students for the 2012-2012 school year: The Bishop's Scholarship fund for students entering kindergarten to grade 12, and the Bishop's Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund for the children of clergy under the age of 24.  
For complete eligibility criteria and application form, click HERE.
The completed scholarship application packet must be received by the Office of the Bishop by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2012. Should you have any questions, please e-mail Irina Martikainen, Secretary to the Bishop, or call her at 808-536-7776, ext. 302. 
Celebrating President Grover Cleveland 
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On Saturday, March 17, 2012, there will be a huge birthday celebration (Ho'olaulea La Hanau) honoring President Grover Cleveland, along with a portrait unveiling and Onipa'a Photo Event beginning at 10:00 a.m.  
Put together by the Pacific Justice & Reconciliation Center, the event will take place at Cleveland Court, Queen Street and Mililani Street.  Look for Cleveland PohakuStaging for a large group photo behind Pohaku will take place after the program. Photos will document Hawai'i's support for President Cleveland and be sent to his home states of New York and New Jersey.  A reproduced portrait of President Cleveland from the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Museum (in Caldwell, New Jersey), will be unveiled and blessed for use in the community. For more information and to pre-register, please contact the Pacific Justice & Reconciliation Center at 808-330-3771.    
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Jewish Film Festival begins March 17

The 10th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival at Doris Duke Theatre, takes place on March 17 - 29, 2012. This year features the festival's best lineup yet, with seven thought-provoking new films from five countries, which explore the rich variety of cultures and peoples that embrace Judaism around the world.  The Opening Night Reception is 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. For more information, ticket purchase or to view movie trailers, please visit the Doris Duke Theatre website.  

Clergy registration fee covered to hear Author Diana Butler Bass speak at St. Clement's

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Diana Butler Bass, noted author, will speak at The Parish of St. Clement on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  Butler Bass releases her newest book, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.


Registration is $75 (light lunch included). Clergy are encouraged to attend, and the registration fee will be covered through the Continuing Education Fund. More information and online registration may be found at the St. Clement parish website, or visit the Diocesan website.  If you have any questions, please contact the St. Clement's office at (808) 955-7745. 


General Membership Meeting of the 'Iolani Guild
queen emmaThe spring gathering of the 'Iolani Guild will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Von Holt Room. Members will review the newly revitalized Guild and make plans for the rest of 2012. Along with a new slate of officers, they are currently seeking committee chairs for Membership, Scholarship, Memorial and Commemorative, and members are urged to consider what role they would like to play in this historic and vital organization. The meeting will conclude with a potluck luncheon--please bring a dish to share. For more information, e-mail Ann Hansen.
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The Cathedral of Saint Andrew resumes Daily Holy Eucharist

Along with the regularly scheduled Sunday services, the Cathedral of Saint Andrew has resumed the practice of Daily Holy Eucharist.  The schedule is as follows:
Mondays & Tuesdays
Holy Eucharist at 12:15 p.m. in Parke Chapel
Holy Eucharist at 11:45 a.m. in Parke Chapel
Noontime Concerts at 12:15 p.m.
Evensong at 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays & Fridays
Holy Eucharist at 12:15 p.m. in Parke Chapel
5:30 p.m. Vigil Eucharist in Parke Chapel
Beach Mass on the Big Island is a welcome venue
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Folks on the Big Island are able to enjoy services on the beach, thanks to the Rev. David Stout, of St. James' Church, Waimea. Although St. James is not near the beach, this particular service is held down the mountain, outdoors at the Kawaihae Harbor in front of the Kawaihae Canoe Club, on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. 
"The service is in outreach to those who live in the Kawaihae area, as well as those visiting the resorts on the Big Island, those unable to worship on Sunday morning, and those who are drawn to worship outdoors," says Rev. Stout. 
Jacque Miller, a regular attendee of the St. James' Beach Mass, says of the service, "The Beach Mass renews me.  The Beach Mass helps me feel infused with God's spirit as expressed in His natural world, God's breath is expressed in the rhythm of the waves on the shore and in the ocean breeze.  Beach Mass is a special opportunity to renew my appreciation for the land and the sea, to renew the sense of the Holy Spirit working in my journey of life and faith.  To me the golden mantle of the sun is an expression of the mantle of the Holy Spirit wrapping around me to go out into the world for another week. Personally, being most connected to God when out-of-doors, I am so very grateful for our time worshipping on the sand with our feet closest to the earth's energy. Beach Mass is where I feel recharged, most thankful, and ready again to 'Go and serve the Lord!'"
St. John's By-the-Sea Fundraiser
laulauSt. John's By-the-Sea announces their "ono" fundraiser, coming up on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2012.  They will be selling 'Ono Laulau, 'Ono Kalua Pig, Laulau Plate Lunch and a bake sale to boot! Pick-up on Saturday is from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., at St. John's Church, Ho'okano Hall, located at 47-074 Lihikai Drive in Kaneohe. For directions or other questions, please call Vicky Fay at 808-282-0878.
Camp MokuleiaWere you there?... A journey through Good Friday to Easter morning at Camp Mokule'ia
The third annual Easter journey at Camp Mokule'ia will be taking place on April 6 - 8, 2012, beginning Friday evening with Stations of the Cross, and continuing through the Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday.  People are invited to come and participate in all or any portion of the weekend experience.  For more information and to make your lodging reservations, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
Ohana Care Program provides help and support for caregivers 
The Ohana Care Program, part of the Child and Family Services - Gerontology, offers two wonderful programs that are especially relevant for family caregivers of our kupuna:
1.  Weekly Support Group meets at the First Baptist Church of Pearl City, 1445 Hoolaulea St., Pearl City, every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2.  Workshop series featuring Sandra Yorong, author of the Lifetime Medical Organizer, which assists families in building an organizer that is personalized to their particular needs. There are five workshops remaining and each runs approximately 90 minutes.
For more information and exact dates and times for the workshops, please call the 'Ohana Care Program at 808-543-8468.
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Women's Pilgrimages to Holy Lands, May 2013

jodene 2011Join the Rev. Jodene Hawkins in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Women of History and Scripture, May 22-30, 2013. After living in Jersualem and with over 20 years of experience with groups in the Holy Land and Sinai Desert, Hawkins has created a unique and very special itinerary that women from around the diocese and across the country have been raving about.  For more information on her next Pilgrimage, download the flyer HERE, or visit the Sacred Sojourns website.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Episcopal Church General Convention: July 5 - 12

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[March 13, 2012] The 77th Episcopal Church General Convention will be held July 5 through July 12 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.  The host diocese is the Diocese of Indianapolis, Bishop Catharine Waynick.


The Episcopal Church's General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It is composed of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives elected from the 110 dioceses of the Church, at more than 800 members.


For complete and extensive information on the General Convention, check out the General Convention 2012 website.

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National Episcopal Preaching Conference 

Clergy from across the United States will be gathering together to explore ways to improve preaching at the Kanuga Conference Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Hendersonville, North Carolina, on April 23 - 26, 2012.  Co-sponsored by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, this third annual conference will explore emerging patterns of proclamation with some of the country's most innovative church leaders and theologians.  For more information, visit the Kanuga website, or call 828-692-9136.


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In case you missed it, click on the link to read

the latest issue of the E-Chronicle.  




Did you miss an edition of the E-News?  Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements to be aware of. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below, or visit Previous E-News Editions on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.




Dr. Timothy Cottrell named next 'Iolani Headmaster


Author Diana Butler Bass to speak at St. Clement's March 24, 2012


Hathaway resigns from St. Mary's


The Episcopal Church: Important Webinars featured in March


Episcopal Church launches new iPad app: Wayfarer


Episcopal Church sponsors major tropical forum 




Message from the Bishop: The Bible Challenge


Ministry team now serving Windward O'ahu Churches


Safeguarding God's Children Training


Bluegrass Music Festival  March 19, 2012, St. Elizabeth's


Chrism Mass & Acculturation Day 2012, March 29, 2012, Cathedral of St. Andrew


Save the date!  Happening!  April 20 -22, 2012


Presiding Bishop calls for focus on Millenium Development Goals during Lent 2012


Episcopal Church offers Lenten resources, meditations


Applications now accepted for scholarships from the Episcopal Church


Episcopal Logos and Brands Available Free of Charge



Message from the Bishop End of Year Reports  and the Diocesan Calendar


Convention Manual: February Chapter Available


Your Photos Wanted for new Diocesan Website and Sesquicentennial Celebration


God Camp 2012 - Save the dates! July 8 - 15, 2012


New Community Clergy and Lay Conference




Message from the Bishop Responding to current economic and world problems 


Of money and re-membering


Sesquicentennial: A Journey of Faith, A Promise of Hope


Convention Manual Project


Contact Information
Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418