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In This Issue:
+ VOTE TODAY!!! Fr. Damien vs. Frances Perkins
+ Reminder: Annual Chrism Mass & Clergy Educational Day coming up
+ 2013 Tax Guide now available
+ Presiding Bishop on Good Friday Offering for Jerusalem and Middle East
+ General Convention 2015 Dates Announced
+ EYE14 Dates and Location Announced
+ Space still available for March 6 online forum
Contact Information

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your



March Governance Meetings

Saturday, March 16, 2013:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

8:00 am - Standing Committee

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry

**There will be no Diocesan Council meeting this month**


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Vespers at Hānaiakamālama

Friday, March 15, 5:30 pm

Queen Emma Summer Palace, Honolulu

For more info...


ECW Annual Quiet Day Retreat

Saturday, March 16, 8:30 am

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu

For more info...


Chrism Mass

Thursday, March 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Parish Happenings


Cathedral Choral Evensong

Sunday, March 3, 5:30 pm

Cathderal of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Essential 100 Bible Study Challenge
Ongoing: Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Third Cup Cafe & Venue, Waipahu
For more info...

Lenten Fridays

Fridays during Lent, Prayer 5:30 pm, Stations of the Cross & Benediction, 6:00 pm

St. Mark's, Honolulu

For more info...


Silent Prayer
Monday - Friday during Lent, 6:00 am  - 7:00 am
Emmanuel, Kailua

For more info... 


Relay for Life

Friday, April 19 - 20, 7:00 pm

Waipahu High School, Waipahu

For more info...


Epiphany Spring Bazaar

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 am

Epiphany, Honolulu

For more info...




Regional Confirmation

Saturday, April 27, 3:00 pm

St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue

For more info...


Relay for Life

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 6:00 pm

Hanapepe Stadium, Hanapepe

For more info...




Centering Prayer Group

Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 pm

Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei 


A Lenten Retreat of Healing and Renewal

Saturday, March 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

For more info...




Lenten Series: Holden Evensong, Soup Supper

Wednesdays through March 27, 6:00 pm

St. James, Kamuela (Waimea)

For more info...


St. James' Centennial Celebration

Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21

Pukulani Stables & St. James, Kamuela (Waimea)

For more info...


Regional Confirmation

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am

Christ Church, Kona

More info to come...





Lay Position Postings

 The following lay positions are currently posted on the Diocesan website HERE:




(Office of the Bishop)




(Cathedral of St. Andrew) 



Third Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 218



"Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord, your labor is not in vain."

1 Corinthians 15:58


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March 1, 2013


VOTE TODAY!!! Friday, March 1!!!

Father Damien vs. Frances Perkins



LeNt MaDnESsS has officially hit!!! So far, this year's selection of saints is once again proving to be a great learning experience! From the results, it would appear that voters are heavy into martydom, with lots of runaway victories and a couple of close calls!

Now into its third week, Hawai'i's own Father Damien is up against Frances Perkins. Can Hawai'i voters rally behind Father Damien as they did for Queen Emma?  Time will tell, but don't forget to VOTE TODAY and spread the word!  Remember, VOTE ONLY ONCE! 

 Lent Madness

For those who are still (how can this be?) unfamiliar with Lent Madness, visit their website HERE...AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!


 Reminder: Annual Chrism Mass &
Clergy Educational Day coming up

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This is a reminder of the annual Chrism Mass and Clergy Educational day that will be taking place on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning at 9:00 am. In the absence of Bishop Fitzpatrick, Bishop Richard Chang will be blessing the oils of chrism at this service. All Neighbor Island clergy can book airline tickets by e-mailing Sharon Billingsley.


Following the Chrism Mass will be an educational day for the clergy of the diocese.  The day will last until 3:00 pm. Details of the educational portion will be posted on the diocesan event listing page HERE as soon as it is made available. 

Church Pension Fund 
2013 Tax Guide now available
As part of the Church Pension Fund's efforts to be wise stewards of our financial and natural resources, we are again providing the 2013 Tax Guide for Episcopal Ministers (For 2012 Tax Returns) online in a downloadable, searchable PDF file.
The PDF file has been posted on the Church Pension Group website HERE. Your accountant or tax advisor can access this publication here, too.
Given the possibility that Congress will make further changes to the Tax Code during this current legislative season, we strongly recommend that you use the online version, which we will update on an ongoing basis to reflect any subsequent changes. However, if you prefer to have a printed copy go to the website and follow the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact Client Engagement at (866) 802-6333.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop on Good Friday Offering
for Jerusalem and Middle East

Jefferts schori advent"In spite of the challenges, the strength and vitality of the witness of indigenous Christians throughout the Middle East is inspiring," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori writes in the annual Good Friday letter to all congregations asking them to consider assistance for Jerusalem and the Middle East.

"The Good Friday Offering provides essential funding to strengthen the visibility of the Christian presence throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East," the Presiding Bishop writes. "That funding is critical to the ongoing ministry of both institutions, as well as others in the region."

Funds collected from the Good Friday Offering are gathered and distributed to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East which includes the Dioceses of Jerusalem and Cyprus and the Gulf, all members of the Anglican Communion.

Information and resources for the Good Friday Offering are available HERE

General Convention 2015 Dates Announced:

June 25 - July 3 in Salt Lake City

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Following a decision by the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements, the General Convention Office (GCO) has announced the dates for the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in 2015: Thursday, June 25 to Friday, July 3. 

General Convention 2015 will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT, Diocese of Utah.

"The Episcopal Church has held a number of meetings in Salt Lake City, including the Executive Council and the House of Bishops," says Lori Ionnitiu, General Convention Manager.  "We have experienced first-hand the variety of facilities and professional services Salt Lake City offers and are excited to bring the General Convention to this beautiful destination."

Over the next years, the General Convention Office will provide information, materials, educational items and other features about the General Convention, the Diocese of Utah, and Salt Lake City.
EYE14 Dates and Location Announced
eye 2014 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced that the popular Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held July 9-13, 2014 in the Philadelphia area in partnership with the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
The announcement was made February 26 to Executive Council, currently meeting in Maryland.
The 2014 event marks the twelfth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE 2014 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 academic year and their adult leaders.
Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Officer, explained, "We are pleased that EYE14 will be held with our friends in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. EYE14 is a significant opportunity for building, sharing, gathering, and learning about mission work."
"The Diocese of Pennsylvania is looking forward to working in partnership on EYE14," noted Pennsylvania Bishop Clifton Daniel.  "EYE is always a fun event, and we're thrilled that it will be in our diocese."
For EYE announcements and updates via email, subscribe to the Youth Ministries Network. Also check Facebook.

Space still available for March 6 online forum

Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation

Space is still available for Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation, hosted by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Wednesday, March 6, to explore the church's work in Human Trafficking.


The hour-long event will originate from the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Church Center in New York City, beginning at 2:00 pm EST, (9:00 am HST), and will be presented via WebEx.  Participation is limited; advance registration is mandatory. To register send an e-mail HERE.


The forum will be available on-demand following the event.  Either live or on-demand, this program is ideal for individual or group watching and discussion, or on-demand viewing for discussion groups, community gatherings, classes, and other get-togethers.


Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will lead Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation with an address that will focus on "What Is Human Trafficking and How Does It Link with Violence against Women and Girls."


Viewers are invited to submit questions to the panelists either prior to the forum or during.  To submit a question, click HERE


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



Special Announcement - Diocesan Youth Director Hired Sarah Klitzke




Bishop Bob's Blog is up and running!


Clergy Transitions The Rev. Tom Buechele


The battles have begun! Learn about our Saints!


A Lenten Retreat of Healing and Renewal March 9, 2013 


Vespers at  Hānaiakamālama comes to the Queen Emma Summer Palace March 15, 2013
ECW Annual Quiet Day Retreat  March 16, 2013
Emmanuel offers Silent Prayer during Lent
Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2013
Episcopal Church offers Lenten Resources & Meditations  



Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program (MCAP) Presentation 


Get ready for some Lent Madness


Clergy Transitions The Rev. Heather Mueller


Annual Chrism Mass Announced March 21, 2013


Presiding Bishop on Gun Violence


Updated Lesson Plans that Work


New Schedule of Webinars




Applications for Bishop's Scholarship Funds for 2013-2014 School Year now being accepted

Deadline is March 28, 2013


ECF Winter Webinars




Clergy Transitions Rev. Loyola, Rev. Chun, Dcn. Wu 




Special Announcement on the Death of Rev. Cn. Darrow Aiona


Christmas 2012 Message  




Bishop Fitzpatrick on the Connecticut Tragedy


Butler Bass' newest book available at St. Clement's


Presiding Bishop on the Connecticut Tragedy


Church Publishing launches e-Book edition of 1979 BCP




Honorary Canons Inducted at Cathedral




Sesquicentennial & Convention Recap


Bishop's Reading List for 2013


Charitable Gift Annuities



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