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In This Issue:
+ Message from the Bishop: February is Theological Education Month
+ Bishop's Scholarship Funds
+ Scholarships for Seminary Students
+ Important EYE'14 Update
+ Announcing the Diocese of Hawai'i's New Website
+ Safe Church Trainings Starting Up
+ Save the Date! EfM Mentor Training
+ Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
+ Jubilee Ministry Grants Awarded
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Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, January 18

8:30 am - 11:30 am


Upstairs Conference Room #1, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Von Holt Room, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Saturday, January 25

9:00 am - 11:30 am


Upstairs Conference Room #1, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


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Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


Daughters of the King

Quiet Day Retreat

Saturday, February 1

St. Anthony's, Honolulu

For more info...


Chrism Mass & Education Day 
Saturday, April 5, 9:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
2014 Safe Church Trainings have begun. Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. More to come.



Parish Happenings


Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing every Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
St. Clement's, Honolulu

FREE Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing Every Friday, 12:15 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Ho'oku'ikahu Reconciliation Service
Friday, January 17, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

The Art of Narcissus
Remaining dates: Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8:30 am, Exhibition February 8 & 9
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Choral Evensong
Sunday, January 19, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Prepare/Enrich Workshop
Friday, January 31, 9:00 am
St. Christopher's, Kailua

EfM Mentor Training
February 20 - 22
St. Mary's, Honolulu
More info to come...

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, March 1, 8:30 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Lifetree Cafe at St. Michael's
Ongoing Saturdays, 4:00 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

First Saturday Markets
Onoing first Saturdays of the month, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Saints', Kapa'a

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

Yoga for Everybody
Ongoing every Thursday, 8:45 am
St. Michael's, Lihue

8th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival 
February 7-9
St. Michael's, Lihue


Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, June 7, 8:30 am
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
More info coming soon...


Brown Bag Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 pm
St. James, Kamuela

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Fridays, 9:30 am
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Studying the Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 pm
St. Columba's, Paauilo

St. James Youth Movie Nights
Every other Friday (Next date: 1/24)
St. James, Kamuela

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 15, 8:00 am
For more info contact St. James

Farewell Potluck for the Buecheles
Saturday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Kawaihae Canoe Club, N. Kohala
For more info contact St. James



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Second Sunday of the Epiphany:

 Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word of the Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may  be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 215


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January 16, 2013


February is Theological Education Month
Bishop Fitzpatrick

None of the Episcopal Church seminaries receive monies from the General Convention budget and therefore must rely on the good will of the church members and other resources to provide the financial underpinning necessary to accomplish their mission. For over 20 years, the General Convention has encouraged the Church to give generously to this important work through 1% giving (1% of net disposable budgeted income of all congregations) to the seminaries of the Church.

I hope your congregation has made provision to fulfill the 1% asking and that individual members are strongly encouraged to give to a seminary of the Episcopal Church or to some other group that supports theological education. Churches can send their support directly to the seminaries (there is no reason to send the money through the Bishop's office).

Because of long-term capacity and financial stability, depth of faculty and generous financial aid, I urge those called and affirmed to ordination (as postulants/candidates in this Diocese for ordination to the priesthood) and who will be educated/formed in a residential three-year Master of Divinity (M. Div.) program to visit three seminaries: Virginia Theological Seminary, The School of Theology at the University of the South, and Seminary of the Southwest. A postulant must attend a seminary with the Bishop's approval

Our newest diocesan seminary-trained Priest, the Reverend Leo Loyola, graduated from Virginia and he is now serving on the Windward side of O'ahu, and Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo and Annalise Castro are studying at Virginia now. Virginia has emerged, for now, to be the primary seminary of the Diocese. Further, the Diocese has entered into an agreement with Virginia to engage in partnership and exchanges. For at least a portion of your giving, I urge your support of Virginia. Please see the following for contact information and to send donations:

Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

Bishop's Scholarship Funds

The Episcopal  Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available. The first scholarship fund is the Bishop's Scholarship Fund for students entering kindergarten to grade 12 in the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must be entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time.  

The second scholarship is The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund for the children of clergy under the age of 24. Full details can be found HERE.  Deadline to submit the application packet is 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Scholarships for Seminary Students
The Hawai'i Community Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the Hawai'i Veterans Goodridge Scholarship and the Juliette M. Atherton Seminary Studies Scholarship. Both of these scholarships support seminary students who intend to become ordained Protestant ministers.

Interested candidates can apply for both scholarships by filling our the Hawai'i Community Foundation's online scholarship application HERE. Deadline to apply is February 20, 2014. For more information, view the memo and informational flier HERE, or call the Hawai'i Community Foundation Scholarship Department at (808) 566-5570.
Important EYE'14 Update: 
Release Forms due January 20!
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Initial notices to the youth selected for the Hawai'i delegation going to the 2014 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) have gone out. A great diversity of youth from most of the islands will be representing the Diocese. 

Church leadership should follow up with their youth to be sure they complete and turn in the EYE'14 Release Form which is due on Monday, January 20. The online form can be accessed through the link below. Be sure to turn them in so that the Diocese can register all participants in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call Sarah Klitzke at (808) 536-7776, ext. 309.
Announcing the Diocese of Hawai'i's New Website

If you haven't been on the diocesan website recently, be sure to check it out HERE! Not to worry--- aside from a few changes with design elements, we've kept the layout and function very similar to the previous site. It's at the same internet address (www.episcopalhawaii.org) and the same people are updating it! 
Why the change? We switched to a new web hosting service, and doing so has allowed us greater control over the website design and content, which means bringing updates and information to you sooner. 
As part of the Diocese's vision to connect all churches to the internet, we will continue to offer a site at no cost to you through this host provider. You can either elect to build it yourself or we will build it for you. If you have any questions or would like information on setting up a website for your church, please e-mail Communications.
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Safe Church Trainings Starting Up
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. 
  • Saturday, February 15 - Safeguarding God's Children (Big Island), Contact St. James Church - (808) 885-3796
  • Saturday, March 1 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register
  • Saturday, June 7 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Maui) - Registration information coming soon.
Save the Date! EfM Mentor Training
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There will be a training session for Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors at St. Mary's Church, Honolulu, on February 20 - 22, 2014. Anyone who is interested, please e-mail Peter Carson, or call him at (808) 754-3665. 

What is EfM? EfM is a 4-year adult self-study extension program offered by the School of Theology, University of the South. Every baptized person is called to ministry - the Education for Ministry program provides people with an educational basis to carry out that ministry.
Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
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The annual Chrism Mass of the Diocese will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 9:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year. 


Kevin Martin Following the Chrism Mass will be an educational day. Special Guest Speaker is the Rev. Kevin E. Martin, retired Dean of the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Dallas, TX, and current Congregational Development Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. Martin is considered one of the foremost experts on congregational development. He is the author of two books, "The Myth of the 200 Barrier" and "5 Keys for Church Leaders", and has written numerous articles on leadership and congregational vitality.


Cost for the day is $30. To register, visit the event webpage HERE

(Note: The Diocese has begun accepting credit card payments for select events through PayPal!)


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Jubilee Ministry Grants Awarded
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Eleven Episcopal Church Jubilee Grants totaling $50,000 have been announced to support mission and ministry in 11 dioceses.

Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal Church, designated by diocesan bishops and affirmed by Executive Council, whose mission work affect the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues.


Grants were awarded in two categories:  Program Impact and Program Development. Ten Program Impact Grants at $1,500 each were awarded to initiatives of Jubilee Centers that make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need.  One Program Development grant for $35,000 was awarded to St. Paul's in Kansas City for "Youth in Transition". To view a complete listing of the grant recipients, 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   
on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.

Update on the Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review

Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message 2013

Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched

Prepare/Enrich Workshop Offered in January  January 31, 2014

Share God's Love with Gifts for Life

Prayers & Aid for Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest Winner Announced

Presiding Bishop on the Tragedy in the Philippines

UTO Grant Guidelines Available

Registration Now Open for April 2014 Conference:Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace

Clergy Transition Johnson

Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Affirms Support for Gay Marriage

Education Day & Convention XLV Special E-Chronicle

Episcopal Church Facts & FIgures



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