Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ A Centering Prayer Meditation Practice
+ St. John's By-the-Sea: Honoring Their Hawaiian Heritage
+ Reminder: Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
+ Bishop's Scholarship Funds
+ Our Schools: Priory Preview
+ The ChristOlympics for All Youth!
+ Diocese of Hawai'i T-Shirts Available
+ A Taste of St. John's: The Garden of Eden
+ Save the Date! Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Safe Church Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ TENS 2014 Stewardship Conference
+ EPF Urges Pope Francis to Call for Justice in Palestine
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header features the Safeguarding God's Children Training group at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui, that took place on March 1. Photo is from the Good Shepherd Facebook page

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your





 Saturday, April 19:




The Standing Committee and Diocesan Council will not be meeting in April.




Episcopal Church Women (ECW):


Annual Quiet Day

Saturday, April 12, 9:30 am

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu


Business Meeting

Saturday, June 14, 9:30 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 am Registration
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Business Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu

For more information on these meetings, visit the ECW webpage HERE, or the Diocesan Event Listing HERE.


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Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


AWAKE! High School Youth Retreat & HIM Conference

March 20 - 22

MacCray House, Honolulu

For more info...


Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training (Kaua'i)

Saturday, March 29, 8:30 am

All Saints', Kapa'a 

For more info...


Chrism Mass & Education Day 

Saturday, April 5, 9:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Priory Preview
Sunday, April 6, 1:00 pm
St. Andrew's Priory, Honolulu

Hui Pu Diocesan Camp
June 29 - July 4
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
More info coming soon

Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, June 28, 9:00 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...

Annual Clergy Retreat
August 24-26
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
More info to come...

Regional Confirmation Ceremonies are coming up. Check under the island listings for your area.

Legacy Society Gatherings
Check under the island listings for your area.

2014 Safe Church Training sessions 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

Zumba at St. Luke's
Ongoing every Saturday, 9:00 am
St. Luke's, Honolulu

EYE'14 Fundraisers for St. Elizabeth Youth
Every Saturday through June
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
February - June (various dates)

A Centering Prayer Meditation Practice
Saturday, March 22, 9:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Sunday Dean's Forum 
Sundays, March 23 - April 6, 9:20 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Epiphany Spring Bazaar
Saturday, March 29, 8:00 am
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Saturday, May 3, 5:00 pm
St. Philip's, Waianae

A Taste of St. John's: The Garden of Eden
Saturday, May 3, 6:30 pm
St John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Windward O'ahu
Saturday, May 17, 4:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Honolulu
Sunday, June 22, 1:00 pm
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, August 23
More info to come...

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

Passion & Purpose
March 19 & 26, 6:00 pm
All Saints', Kapa'a

Calming the Storm
Saturday, April 12, 8:30 am
All Saints', Kapa'a

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
February - April (various dates)

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, April 26, 2:30 pm
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

All Saints' Mother's Day Craft Fair
Saturday, May 10, 9:00 am
All Saints', Kapa'a

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 13, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue


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

Organ Concert
Saturday, March 22, 6:30 pm
St. John's, Kula

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, June 7, 8:30 am
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, June 14, 10:00 am
St. John's, Kula

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, July 26
More info to come...


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

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
March 27 & 28

Regional Confirmation Ceremony 
Sunday, May 4, 3:00 pm
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Corrected times)
St. James, Kamuela


Volunteer Thrift Store and Boutique Coordinator
St. James Episcopal Church,
Kamuela, HI
If you would like to post a position at your church, e-mail Communications with the information.



Second Sunday in Lent

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious
to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them
again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and
hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ

your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 218


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March 17, 2014


A Centering Prayer Meditation Practice
The Cathedral of St. Andrew and Contemplative Outreach of Hawai'i invite you to enter into the quiet inner experience of God through Centering Prayer, on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Grounded in 16 centuries of Christian tradition, Centering Prayer helps us bring our whole being to God beyond words, beyond thoughts, and images. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.  This introduction/refresher to Centering Prayer Meditation Practice will take place at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. 

For more information and to RSVP, download the flier HERE, or contact Rosanne Donohoe, at (808) 721-6650, or e-mail her.
St. John's By-the-Sea: 
Honoring their Hawaiian Heritage
St. John's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church continues to honor its Hawaiian heritage by incorporating Hawaiian values into all the church's activities, by singing hymns in Hawaiian as well as English, and by conducting the Holy Eucharist partly or completely in the Hawaiian language several times a year. These services honor and commemorate the lives of our ali'i. 

The Hawaiian-language services scheduled for the rest of 2014 will be celebrated by the Reverend Malcolm Naea Chun on these Sundays (all beginning at 9:45 am):

March 23 - In honor
of the birthday of Prince Kuhio

May 18 - In honor of the baptism & confirmation of Queen Lili'uokalani
June 15 - In honor of the birthday of King Kamehameha I
September 7 - In honor of the birthday of Queen Lili'uokalani
October 19 - In honor of the birthday of Princess Ka'iulani
November 23 - In honor of the Feast of the Patrons (King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma) as well as of the birthday of King Kalakaua

All are welcome ~ please join us!  St. John's By-the-Sea is located at 47-074 Lihikai Drive in Kaneohe. A Healing Service is also offered every Thursday at 10:30 am, by the Rev. Leo Loyola. For more information on their services, call the office at (808) 239-7198.


Reminder: Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
Deadline to Register is March 27!
Chrism oils

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 MartinBuilding Strong, Vibrant and Growing CongregationsFollowing 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!)


Reminder: Bishop's Scholarship Funds
Deadline to Apply is Thursday, March 27
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.
Our Schools: Priory Preview, April 6
St. Andrew's Priory will be holding a Priory Preview, on Sunday, April 6, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. This event provides a great opportunity for families to get to know The Priory even better and understand the unique atmosphere and close-knit feel of our community. For more information, download the event flier HERE. For reservations, contact the school at (808) 536-6102, e-mail, or visit their website.
The ChristOlympics for All Youth!  
Sunday, April 6, Calvary Kaneohe
By Fr. Leo Loyola

Get ready for the biggest sports moment in the Diocese of Hawai'i: The 2014 ChristOlympics is here! 

On April 6, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, middle school and high school youth from across the state will descend upon Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe, to compete in a series of games and challenges centered on Bible knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. 

The ChristOlympics promises to be a wonderful opportunity for our youth to make new friends with those who also share in their faith. It is also a fun and unintimidating way for youth to invite their friends to a church event.  While geared toward pre-teens and teens, younger kids are invited to participate as well.   

A light dinner will be served and a short communion service will conclude the event.

Register your youth up now by e-mailing either Fr. Leo Loyola or Sarah Klitzke by April 1.


Deadline to order is April 13!

As part of the fundraising effort for the diocesan youth delegation traveling to the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) in Philadelphia this summer, the Diocese is offering up these uniquely Hawaiian Episcopal t-shirts for sale. These were previously being offered in blue, and are now available for purchase in red. The shirt lists all the Episcopal churches in the Diocese on the back. Deadline to order is Sunday, April 13. The shirts will be mailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the deadline.  To order, click HERE.

In the meantime, youth around the diocese are actively fundraising to pay for their trip.  Here is an updated listing of upcoming events. Be sure to support them!

St. Elizabeth's (720 N. King St., Honolulu): Every Saturday through June, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Car Wash and Recycling - Contact St. Elizabeth's for more info at (808) 845-2112, or e-mail.
All Saints' (4-1065 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa'a, Kaua'i): Saturday, May 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Mother's Day Craft Fair with food booth and Silent Auction. For more info, call (808) 651-7773, or e-mail.
A Taste of St. John's: The Garden of Eden

St. John's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church will be hosting A Taste of St. John's event entitled "The Garden of Eden", on Saturday, May 3, from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm.  Share in an experience of cultural awareness and exchange through the heart of every being... their opu (stomach)! The evening features exceptional musical entertainment with Na Hoku Hanohano winner and nominees, Teresa Bright & Vivo, incredible food, beverages and a silent auction in support of St. John's By-the-Sea and its community. (Must be 21 or older.)  For more information, download the flier HERE, or call (808) 239-7000.  Tickets may also be purchased online HERE.
Save the Date!
Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

Sarah Klitzke, the Diocesan Youth Director, has announced the dates for the diocesan summer youth camp at Camp Mokule'ia. Mark your calendars:

'Opio (Grades 9-12) - June 21 - 26
Ahe (Grades 3-5) - June 27 - 29
Lokahi (Grades 6-8) - June 30 - July 4

Please note that the grades shown are the grades "completed" at the end of the current school year. More information will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out pictures and a video from last year's camp on the Episcopal Youth of Hawai'i website HERE.

****Also available is information on the 30-Hour Famine (raising awareness and funds for world hunger) for all churches interested in organizing their own event. E-mail Sarah Klitzke.
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Kaua'i and O'ahu
Two Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training sessions will be taking place on Kaua'i and O'ahu. All persons interested may attend but licensing will require the consent of your Priest or Clergy-in-Charge. The training is divided into two sessions. The first session is for both Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor training. The second session continues for Eucharistic Visitors only. The training sessions are as follows:
KAUA'I: Saturday March 29, All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. To register, click HERE.
O'AHU: Saturday, June 28, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. To register, click HERE.
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Safe Church Training Dates
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, June 7 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Maui) - Registration information coming soon.
  • Saturday, September 13 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Kaua'i) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 27 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Big Island) - Click HERE to register. 
Reminder: Applications Now Being Accepted
for Diocesan ECW Specials
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The Christian Social Relations Committee of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women is now accepting applications from programs that want to be considered as a "SPECIAL".  Requests for financial assistance (ECW Specials) for 2014- 2015 are due on or before July 15, 2014. Letters of request should be sent to Annette Jim, Chair of the ECW Christian Social Relations Committee, 2812 -A Puuhonua St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. Requests will be prayerfully considered  by the Christian Social Relations Committee at the ECW Annual Meeting in SeptemberFor more information, click HERE.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


TENS 2014 Stewardship Conference
June 5-6, 2014, Emory Campus, Atlanta, GA
The theme of this year's TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) conference is Walking the Way. Sister Joan Chittister, the Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop Diocese of Atlanta, and the Rev. Canon Charles La Fond, Canon Steward at St. John's Episcopal Church in Denver, will serve as our keynote speakers. The conference will be taking place at the Emory Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.
WEBCAST: Through the webcast registration the best of the TENS Conference comes to you, granting you access to opening worship, three keynote presentations, and four workshops!
This year the webcast can be viewed in real time or at anytime that is convenient for your congregation and or diocese from Friday, June 6, the day the conference begins, through Sunday, June 29, 2014.  
For more information, download the event flier HERE, or visit the TENS website HERE.


Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) Urges Pope Francis to Call for Justice in Palestine

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) joins 19 Episcopal bishops - current and retired, including former Presiding Bishops Edmond Browning and Frank Griswold III; as well as Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maquire; and Bonnie Anderson, past President of the House of Deputies, in calling for Pope Francis to speak out against Israel government injustices toward the Palestinian people especially the suffering of their youth during his upcoming visit to the Holy Land in May.


"In an Ash Wednesday Open Letter to Pope Francis more than 200 faith leaders from throughout the world implored him to speak out against the UNICEF-documented Israeli army's programming of kidnapping, detention and systematic abuse of Palestinian children aged 12 to 18," said the Rev. Allison Liles, EPF Executive Director.


"While Pope Francis will pray at the Western Wall (aka Wailing Wall) in Jerusalem's Old City as did his two predecessors, Popes John Paul II and Benedict, we urge him to also speak out against the occupation and colonization of Palestine in front of the Israeli government-named hafrada (separation) wall that symbolizes that country's suppression of its neighbor."


A link to read the letter to the Pope, as well as a list of interfaith religious leaders who have expressed their support of Sabeel's request, is on the EPF website.


Celebrating its 75th anniversary year, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship has worked for peace and social justice since Armistice Day 1939.


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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.

An Ash Wednesday Reflection  (Message from Bishop Fitzpatrick)

Organ Concert at St. John's Kula  March 22

Epiphany Spring Bazaar  March 29

Deadline for Website Switch Approaching

Applications Being Accepted for ECW Specials

Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2014

EYE'14 Support our Youth

AWAKE! Diocesan High School Youth Retreat  
March 20-22

Harmony, Health & Wellness

The St. Andrew's Schools Preschool Tuition Incentive

Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training

What is the Diocese?
Important EYE'14 Update
Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Safe Church Training Sessions
Bishop's Scholarship Funds Deadline to apply is March 27, 2014
Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014  April 5, 2014

Update on the Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review



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