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In This Issue:
+ Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due
+ Mahalo & Aloha June
+ Renewal Weekend for Pacific Islanders
+ ChristOlympics
+ EYE'14 Important Updates
+ ECW Annual Quiet Day
+ Christ in the Passover at Calvary
+ Apply Now for Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
+ Trinity By-the-Sea Easter Egg Fundraiser
+ CONTACT at the Honolulu Museum of Art
St. Jude's, Ocean View
+ Our Schools: Priory Preview
+ The ChristOlympics for All Youth!
+ Diocese of Hawai'i T-Shirts Available
+ Save the Date! Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp
+ Safe Church Training
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants
+ DFMS Accepting Applications for Open Positions
Contact Information
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header features youth from around the Diocese at the March AWAKE retreat and HIM Conference on O'ahu. Photo by Sybil Nishioka

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your






There will be no Governance Meetings in April.   



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ECW Annual Quiet Day

Saturday, April 12, 9:30 am

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu


ECW Business Meeting

Saturday, June 14, 9:30 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


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

ECW 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...


Chrism Mass & Education Day 

Saturday, April 5, 9:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
PIM: Renewal Weekend
April 4 - 6
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

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)

Sunday Dean's Forum 
Sundays, 9:20 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Christ in the Passover
Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Calvary, Kaneohe

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...

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

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

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

Living with Loss
Wednesdays during Lent, 6:00 pm
St. James, Kamuela

Baptisms in the Ocean
Saturday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Kawaihae Harbor
Call 808-885-4923

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


If you would like to post a position at your church, e-mail Communications with the information.



Fifth Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly
wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to
love what you command and desire what you promise; that,
among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts
may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 - Book of Common Prayer p 219


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April 2, 2014


Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due
By Cn. Liz Beasley
To all clergy and lay professionals: Please complete a report for your continuing education for 2013. The form is now online, and you can reach it HERE

By way of explanation, all clergy and lay professionals are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education per year. This means 24 "contact hours," as opposed to CEUs, or Continuing Education Units. Contact hours are the number of hours that you actually spend in a workshop, conference, or working on a class or seminar that you are delivering. 

"Lay professionals" are lay people employed by a church for their specific expertise in a ministry or program of the church. 

The Commission on Ministry oversees continuing education for the Diocese. They review and approve grant applications, collect evaluations of activities for which a person received a grant, and monitor the fulfillment of the required hours through the annual reports. More information on Continuing Education in the Diocese of Hawai'i may be found on the website HERE.
Mahalo & Aloha June
By Cn. Liz Beasley
June Choriki has left her position as Accountant in the Office of the Bishop, effective March 31, although her last day in the office was Friday, March 21. She has taken a position helping with the management of a local florist. 

June has been an invaluable member of the Bishop's staff for the past three years. Since the time she joined the staff in March 2011, she has taken on increasing levels of responsibilities, including property, information technology, and health insurance.  We wish June a fond aloha!

Questions normally directed to June should be sent to Peter Pereira, the Diocesan Treasurer. June's position will not be filled immediately, as Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick has asked the Standing Committee to evaluate the needs of the Treasurer and the Diocese, and prepare appropriate position descriptions, in the areas of finance, property, and insurance.


Renewal Weekend for Pacific islanders 
Friday, April 4 - 6, 2014

The Pacific Islander Mnistry will be hosting a Renewal Weekend for 45 Chuukese in our Diocese from April 4 - 6, 2014, at Camp Mokule'ia. The program will be run under the guidance and leadership of Fane Lino, the Diocesan Missioner for Pacific Islanders, and Pacific Islander Ministry member, Lilette Subedi, who wrote the curriculum for the weekend that focuses on cultural activities; concepts of sustainability and diets of healthy Pacific islands-style food.  There will be no white rice, soda or little sausages from a can.  The youth will be taught how to cook in an um (underground oven similar to an imu).  The Reverend David Turner, Director of Camp Mokulē'ia, will address ocean ecology and inform the group about sustainability practices modeled at the Camp.  This weekend is an audacious undertaking and hopefully, the first of a series of Renewal Weekends. For more information, visit the diocesan website HERE.

 Details about this youth event can be found under "Previously Announced Event Reminders" below.
EYE'14 Important Updates! 
***Final Deposit Due April 7***
eye 2014 With the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) only 3 months away, youth around the Diocese are busy with fundraisers and preparations for this important event. Anyone can support our youth by purchasing a Diocese of Hawai'i T-Shirt! (See the article with link below under "Previously Announced Event Reminders".--- Hurry, deadline to order your shirt is April 13!)
As a reminder to all participants and their churches, the final deposits are due on April 7. Be sure to get your payments in.
All Saints' youth member, Casey Nakamura, who is also on the planning committee for EYE'14, shares an update from the February meeting held in New York:
In February, I traveled to New York City for the third meeting of the EYE 2014 Mission Planning Team. As excited as I was to see my friends who had traveled from all around the country, I was even more excited to continue working to build this event. Coming together after four months of independent work and to continue putting meat on the bones of our schedule, was exciting and a little daunting. For the first time, the full scope and implication of an event with over 1,000 participants seemed to hit many of the youth members (including me). However, we embraced the challenge and immediately set to work. With the 5 Marks of Mission as our guiding principles -- Telling of God's good news, Teaching those who seek to learn, Tending those less fortunate than ourselves, Treasuring God's glorious creation, and Transforming unjust structures of society -- we are working towards an inclusive, sustainable event. As a member of the Program sub-team who oversees the Keynote Speakers and workshops, we're encouraging people who want to lead workshops to send in a description of that workshop along with their registration materials. We're hoping for a wide variety of workshop options to cater to the vast array of interests from the diverse group of teens attending EYE. Words cannot describe how excited I, and all the other members of the Planning Team are for this event! 
(Pictured above, L-R, is Casey at the airport heading home; Cydney Jackson from San Diego, who was her roommate in New York; and Valerie Harris, from The Episcopal Church's Formation & Vocation Ministry.)


ECW Annual Quiet Day 
St. Anthony Retreat Center - Saturday, April 12 
St Anthony retreat center
The Diocesan Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be holding their annual Quiet Day at St. Anthony's Retreat Center in Honolulu on Saturday, April 12. The Spiritual Leader will be the Rev. Susan Sowers of The Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Registration and lunch is $15.00.  For more info, contact Louise Aloy at (808) 264-9830 or e-mail her.


Christ in the Passover at Calvary

To mark the start of Passover, Calvary Kaneohe Episcopal Mission and Jews for Jesus welcome you to our upcoming Christ in the Passover event on Tuesay, April 15, beginning at 7:00 pm. This 45-minute presentation aims to enhance the Christian understanding of the New Testament by showing the Jewish background for the communion celebration. It describes ancient and modern Jewish customs with an emphasis on the redemption accomplished by Christ through His death. The speaker sets a table with the traditional Jewish Passover items, including symbolic foods that are explained but not eaten. The event is free although free will offering and donation is greatly appreciated.  For more information, visit the Calvary website HERE.


Jews for Jesus is a missions organization whose focus is on evangelizing throughout the world.


Apply Now for "Here I am Send Me"  
Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity has been tasked to administer the endowment fund of long-time member, Nellie Hartman. The funds are to be used for the preparation of men and women for a life which incorporates Christian service and/or mission work. Ms. Hartman's expressed objective for all of the recipients of the monies from the fund was that they develop a personal Christian rule of life, support Judeo-Christian values, come to know Jesus Christ and the "fun" of life, experiencing the joy which comes from serving both God and humanity as summed up in the two great commandments. For more detailed information and to download the application form, click HERE
Trinity By-the-Sea Easter Egg Fundraiser 
Trinity By-the-Sea on Maui is selling Easter Eggs!  But these are not your typical  hard-boiled ones... these are gourmet eggs in mouth-watering flavors like Lemon Macadamia Nut, Lilikoi Coconut, Rocky Road and more! The eggs are hand-dipped and made in Hawaii, and can be ordered online HERE.  Funds raised go towards the church's many programs. For more information, download the flier HERE and order your eggs in time for Easter!
CONTACT at the Honolulu Museum of Art 
Exhibition Dates: April 11 - 21
CONTACT is a juried exhibition along with community programming that explores the notion of contact as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands, its people, and their experiences. Contemporary artists of all ethnicities and ages will be delving into a variety of contact inspired messaging. This exhibit is coupled with programming that involves audiences, film, and dialogues to make "contact" across opinions and perspectives. 
Artists and speakers share fresh perspectives in farming, government, voyaging, water rights, archaeology, gender advocacy, education, business, community health, art, immigration, to enhance the present and future value of Hawai'i.  For more information visit the Honolulu Museum of Art website HERE or download the press release and schedule HERE.
Editor's Note: Beginning with this issue, we will be featuring churches in the Diocese that have established special outreach programs to service 
our community. The Parish Spotlight's first featured church focuses on St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View on the Big Island. It is hoped that learning about these programs will inspire, and be an example and resource to others.  
PARISH SPOTLIGHT: St. Jude's, Ocean View
Reaching Out to Our Community
Outreach Is This Congregation's Middle Name
By Don Hatch, Cordelia Burt, Fr. Tom Buechele
On any given Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon, an average of 19 folks show up for a shower at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View, on the Big Island of Hawaii. 'On-Demand' hot water, soaps and shampoos of your choice, along with big clean towels, offer an individual or whole families cleanliness and the promotion of good health. Maybe there is something to the old saying, "cleanliness is next to Godliness."

Beverly Nelson, a Bishop's Committee member of St. Jude's, said that one Saturday a young woman who lives off the grid came out of the shower with tears steaming down her cheeks. Beverly was concerned that the water might have been too hot and asked if she was okay. 
The young woman, wiping back the tears replied, "Oh, you don't know how good it feels to wash my hair with hot water. It's been six months since I have felt hot water running over my head."
It was with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii's "Commission on the Mission Beyond the Church" funds and St. Jude's own outreach fund-raising that the congregation of St. Jude was able to build and open the public health shower, and then staff it, along with other community volunteers. The shower folks can hang out, dry off and join in a hot lunch provided and served by the folks at St. Jude's.  READ MORE
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 Diocesan Youth Director Sarah Klitzke.


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.
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.
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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. 
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - O'ahu
A Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training session will be taking place on O'ahu, on Saturday, June 28, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. 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 that begins at 9:30 am. The second session continues for Eucharistic Visitors only. To register, click HERE.
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...


Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants
[March 31, 2014] Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 awarding of educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church, according to Samuel A. McDonald, Director of Mission/Deputy Chief Operating Officer and convener of the Scholarship Committee.

"As a result of bequests, The Episcopal Church makes available a modest number of scholarships that assist students primarily enrolled in theological education and training," explained Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Episcopal Church Director of Investment Management and Banking  "Funding for the program is derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors."

Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training. For more information and to apply, visit The Episcopal Church website HERE.
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) Accepting Applications for Open Positions
[March 31, 2014] Applications are now being accepted for the full-time Mission Associate for Justice and Advocacy Ministries on the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) as well as three positions in Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM).  These positions reflect the priorities of Episcopal Church General Convention 2012 and focuses on the Five Marks of Mission.
The Mission Associate for Justice and Advocacy Ministries will be based at the Church Center in New York City. Position information is located HERE.
The EMM positions are:
  • Manager of Communication; position information here.
  • Program Associate- Refugee Resettlement, based at the Church Center in New York City; position information here.
  • Program Associate - Refugee Resettlement based at the Church Center in New York City; position information here.
Information on all available positions as well as application instructions is available HEREFor more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team

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Priory Preview April 6

ChristOlympics for All Youth!  April 6

Diocese of Hawai'i T-Shirts Available for limited time

A Taste of St. John's  May 3

Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

TENS 2014 Stewardship Conference  June 5-6

An Ash Wednesday Reflection  (Message from Bishop Fitzpatrick)

Applications Being Accepted for ECW Specials

Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2014

EYE'14 Support our Youth

Harmony, Health & Wellness

The St. Andrew's Schools Preschool Tuition Incentive

What is the Diocese?
Important EYE'14 Update
Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Safe Church Training Sessions
Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014  April 5, 2014



Contact Information
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Honolulu, HI 96813
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