Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ 'Iolani Guild Spring Luncheon
+ Priory Preview: Grades K-5
+ Book Release Reception with Fr. Bill Miller
+ Blessing & Brunch for Special Olympics
+ Stewardship University Coming Up!
+ Annual Clergy Retreat
+ Holy Land Pilgrimage for Women
+ Apply Now for Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
+ Speaker Series at Emmanuel
+ Final O'ahu Youth Gathering of the School Year
+ Registration is Now Open for Hui Pu
+ Safe Church Training
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ TENS Stewardship Conference
+ A Benedictine Experience
Contact Information

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Featured Photo:

This issue's header features members of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church at the Kaua'i Regional Confirmation Ceremony. The ceremony took place at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea, on Saturday, April 26.  (Photo by Sybil Nishioka)

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your





Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew


8:30 am - 10:30 am

Standing Committee

Upstairs Conference Room #1


9:00 am - 11:00 am

Commission on Ministry Bishop's Reading Room 


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Diocesan Council

Von Holt Room



Save the date!


Saturday, November 15

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Von Holt Room



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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...


Hui Pu Diocesan Camp

June 29 - July 4
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, June 28, 9:00 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...

Stewardship University
August 2 & 9
Check under Maui & O'ahu listings for info links.

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

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

Speaker Series: Can We End Homelessness in Hawai'i?
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua
Call (808) 262-4548

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

Special Olympics Service & Brunch
Sunday, May 25, 10:00 am
Christ's Gathering Place, Aiea

Stewardship University
Saturday, August 9, 9:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Registration coming soon

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

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Saturday, August 2, 5:00 pm
St. Philip's, Waianae

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

Book Release: Beer Drinker's Guide to God
Friday, May 9, 6:30 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

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...
Stewardship University
Saturday, August 2, 9:00 am
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
Registration 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, 3:30 pm
St. Columba's, Paauilo

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




Parish Secretary/Receptionist
St. Clement's Episcopal Church
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Third Sunday of Easter

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his
disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives

and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 224


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May 1, 2014


'Iolani Guild Spring Luncheon - Saturday, May 3
Leilani Kupahu Marino

For its last general meeting of the academic year, the 'Iolani Guild will feature special guest speaker Leilani Kupahu Marino.  Marino is a kumu hula and also a nurse who specializes in palliative care for seriously ill children and support for their families.  


Her talk is a timely one with the celebration of Prince Albert on May 20, coming up.   Prince Albert was the beloved son of Queen Emma and Kamehameha IV who died at the age of four, leaving his parents and the whole Hawaiian kingdom grieving.  Leilani will talk about culturally based services for seriously ill children and their families. 


The meeting starts at 11:00 am in the Von Holt Room of The Cathedral of St. Andrew, followed by a potluck lunch.  Please bring a dish to share.  Leilani will speak as we enjoy our lunch with the meeting wrapping up at 1:30 p.m.  All members of the 'Iolani Guild, The Cathedral, and Diocese who are interested in Hawaiian history and culture, or who would like to learn more about the 'Iolani Guild, are welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail Ann Hansen.  


Sunday, May 4, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The St. Andrew's Priory Preview event is a fantastic opportunity for families to discover more about what life at the Priory is really like.  As your girls connect with other prospective students and share in activities with our Director or After School Care, you will meet our Head of School, tour our campus, and interact with faculty, staff and current Priory students.  For reservations, contact the school at (808) 536-6102, or e-mail the office. Visit their website.
Book Release Reception with Fr. Bill Miller
Beer Drinker's Guide to God
The Rev. Bill Miller, better known as Fr. Bill, will be releasing his latest book, Beer Drinker's Guide to God: the Whole and Holy Truth about Lager, Loving, and Living, with a book signing, presentation and reception, on Friday, May 9, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue.  The evening will begin with book signing at 6:30 pm, followed by a presentation, reception, and more book signing!  Fr. Bill has also written The Gospel According to Sam, a collection of "animal stories for the soul", inspired by his pet Airedale, Sam.  For more information about this event, download the flyer HERE, or visit Fr. Bill's Facebook page HERE.
Blessing & Brunch for Special Olympics
Sunday, May 25, 2014

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church will be holding a special service and brunch to honor, celebrate and give thanks for Special Olympics at their 10:00 am Sunday service on May 25. The Rev. Dale Burke, a Special Olympics father and coach, will be the guest speaker. This event will take place at Christ's Gathering Place in Aiea.  For more information, call the church office at (808) 753-7788, or download the flyer HERE.
Save the date!! 
Stewardship University coming up in August
Stewardship University is coming to the islands! The one-day sessions will be conducted by the Rev. Canon Timothy M. Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of Arizona. Nationally known for stewardship development, Dombek will delve into topics such as "How To Talk About Money" and "Year-Round Stewardship That You Can Do" which will help participants to build up the stewardship programs they already have in place.

Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to attend together to strengthen their stewardship teams. Dombek will conduct two identical workshops open to all parishes and missions in the diocese:
  • Saturday, August 2, Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku, Maui
  • Saturday, August 9, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu.
The workshops are free, run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and include lunch. Airfare stipends are not available but the Honolulu workshop will be live-streamed!  Registration will open in June.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned! 
Save the date!
Annual Clergy Retreat - August 24 - 26
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The annual Clergy Retreat at Camp Mokule'ia will be on Sunday, August 24, through Tuesday, August 26, 2014. All clergy are welcome to attend. More information and registration will be coming out soon.
Holy Land Pilgrimage for Women: In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Women of the Bible
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The Rev. Jodene Hawkins is the spiritual guide of her fourth pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with women coming from the Hawaiian islands, the mainland, Canada, Tonga and the Philippines.  The pilgrimage dates are September 2 - 11, 2014, and is a welcoming Episcopal, ecumenical, seeker's journey. Mother Jodene is the retired Rector of St. Elizabeth's in Honolulu, and past Chaplain and Guest Lecturer at St. George's College in Jerusalem.  Jodene lives in Kihei, Maui. She welcomes questions about this unique spiritual opportunity.  Detailed information about this pilgrimage can be found on her website or download the informational flyer HERE.
Reminder:  Funds Available! Apply Now for 
"Here I am Send Me" Nellie Hartman Trust Fund

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity is administering 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 information, visit the Holy Nativity website HERE, or download the informational flyer HERE.
Speaker Series at Emmanuel:  
Can We End Homelessness in Hawai'i?
Colin Kippen, the Governor's Homelessness Coordinator for the State of Hawai'i, and Chair of the Interagency Council for Homelessness, will be the guest speaker at Emmanuel Episcopal Church's continuing Speaker Series. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 8, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua.  The event is free and open to all.  

Colin believes that ending homelessness requires "all hands on deck" and that the solutions we craft must fully involve the government, the private sector, the service providers, the faith based communities, and the general public to a degree we have yet to fully achieve. Come to the meeting on May 8,
 to learn what is going on and how you can be part of the solution.
Final O'ahu Youth Gathering of the School Year
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Normally held on the first Sundays of the month, the final O'ahu Youth Gathering for the regular school year will be held on Saturday, May 17, at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Don't miss this awesome movie night with lots of popcorn, junk food and fellowship! The evening begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. The Lutheran Church of Honolulu is located at 1730 Punahou Street. For more information, download the event flyer HERE.
Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

Register now for the diocesan summer youth camp at Camp Mokule'ia. This year's dates are:

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

To register, click HERE. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY!!! (Please note that the grades shown are the grades "completed" at the end of the current school year.) While you're at the youth website, be sure to check out pictures and a video from last year's camp. If you have any questions, e-mail Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director.
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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 & beyond


TENS 2014 Stewardship Conference 
The Spirituality of Philanthropy: Ministry of Money

The Spirituality of Philanthropy: Ministry of Money, will be the topic of Sister Joan Chittister's Keynote Address at the 2014 Conference of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) on June 6 and 7 at Emory University in Atlanta.


Internationally known theologian Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leader of our times.For 40 years she has put her energy into advocating for the critical questions impacting the global community. Courageous, passionate and charged with energy, she is a much sought after speaker, counselor and clear voice across all religions. A best-selling author of more than 50 books, columnist and noted international lecturer, she has received numerous honors for her work on behalf of peace, human rights, women's issues and church renewal. 


Sister Joan's Keynote Address Will be Webcast
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 any time that is convenient for your congregation and / or diocese from Friday, June 6, the day the conference begins, to Sunday, June 29. Once you register, a link will be sent to you 48 hours prior to the conference with instructions on how you can test your high speed Internet connection, monitor, and audio on Thursday, June 5. Click on the links below:


A Benedictine Experience   
The Bishop's Ranch, June 23-29, 2014
Join us at The Bishop's Ranch for a Benedictine Experience: an opportunity to step outside of the daily bustling rhythm of life and participate in an ordered day in the Benedictine Way of prayer, study, work, hospitality and rest. Sister Mary Donald Corcoran, The Rev. James Knutsen, The Very Rev. Dom Robert Hale, and John Renke will provide leadership, reflections, discussions, and sacred music.  The Experience begins with dinner on June 23, and ends with lunch on June 29.  
This offering is hosted by Friends of St. Benedict. We are an ecumenical non-profit organization that works closely with the Episcopal Church to provide opportunities for churches, small groups, and individuals to encounter and live into Benedictine spirituality.  We have partnered with The Bishop's Ranch for many years, which is located in Healdsburg, California. Download the informational flyer HERE, or visit the St. Benedict website for more information and to register.


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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.

Bishop's Easter Message 2014

New Rector of Epiphany

Speaker Series at Emmanuel

Final Youth Gathering of the School Year May 17

Registration is Now Open for Hui Pu

Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due

Mahalo & Aloha June

Apply Now for "Here I Am Send Me" Nellie Hartman Trust Fund


Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants

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



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