Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message: Canon Liz Beasley
+ Requiem Eucharist for Canon Timoteo Quintero
+ Final O'ahu Youth Gathering of the School Year
+ Premiere of John McCreary Hawaiian Mass Arrangement
+ Celebrating Prince Albert's 156th Birthday
+ Medical March for Mercy
+ Holy Nativity Celebrates 65 Years!
+ More Safe Church Training Sessions Set
+ Registration is Now Open for Hui Pu
+ Safe Church Training
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ Stewardship University Coming Up!
+ Annual Clergy Retreat
+ Apply Now for Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
+ Presiding Bishop on Abducted School Girls in Nigeria
+ Presiding Bishop Call for Prayer for South Sudan and Sudan
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This issue's header features Mother's Day this past Sunday, at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Pa'auilo, on the Big Island. (Photo by Michael Jackson)

Upcoming Meetings

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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



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Saturday, November 15

9:00 AM - 4:00 P,

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

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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

Final gathering for the school year is May 17---see article

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

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

Choral Evensong with Men's Schola
Sunday, May 18, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

Holy Nativity 65th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 7, 4:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

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

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, August 9, 8:30 AM
St. Timothy's, Aiea

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

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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, June 28, 10:00 AM
Christ Memorial Parish Hall, Kilauea

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

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Corrected times)
St. James, Kamuela
Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 22
St. James, Kamuela
More info to come





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Fifth Sunday of Easter

 Almighty god, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant
us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way,
the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his
steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ
your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

 - Book of Common Prayer p 225


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Editor's note: The following is a letter from the Bishop dated May 9, 2014, that was addressed to all in the Diocese.

Message from the Bishop: Canon Liz Beasley

Bishop Fitzpatrick Welina iāʻoukou me ke aloha o ke Akua,

With this letter, you will find one from Canon Liz. In it she announces that she has accepted a call to serve as a Rector in the Church of Ireland.

I have known Liz since I first arrived in the Diocese.  She was part of the West Oahu clergy group (as the Vicar of St. George's Church) that took Bea and me out to dinner when I interviewed with Bishop Chang to be his Canon and the Vicar of St. Barnabas, Kapolei.  Other than her short sojourn to Massachusetts, she has been an important part of this Diocese for years.

I am personally particularly grateful for her ministry the past seven years as my Canon.  She has taken the lead on our developing local formation programs leading to ordination and the thinking on shared ministry.  She has been a friend and confidant.  Most importantly, however, she is one of the finest priests I know.

Kirk & Cn. Liz in Ireland 2011
While life does not always go as we plan, we have confidence as the followers of Jesus Christ in God's love for us.  At times, we are challenged to discern anew God's call to us.  As Liz helped me discern the call to God's mission in this Diocese and a future possible shape of the staff of the Office of the Bishop, she and Kirk followed God's call to ministry in Ireland.  It is risky for them.  It is in the fullest of ways following the path of the Apostles on a holy adventure.

Please take the opportunity to say goodbye.  Her last day in the office will be June 27, and then Liz and Kirk will leave one island home for another.  Remember to keep them in your prayers: 

May love and laughter light your days, 
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, 
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world 
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best 
to you and yours!
And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, 
the Son and the Holy Spirit, be upon you both and remain with you always.  Amen.

Aloha ma o Iesu Kristo, ko mākou Haku, 
Robert L. Fitzpatrick 

Visit the Diocesan website HERE to view Canon Liz's webpage and letter.  The page also includes thoughts and reflections of some of the work she has done in the Diocese and includes her sabbatical report of her time in Ireland in 2011.

Requiem Eucharist for Canon Timoteo Quintero
By Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick
The Reverend Canon Timoteo Pitenes Quintero died on May 12, 2014, after a long illness at the age of 85 and just shy of the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood (May 26, 1954).  He was Vicar of St. Paul's Church, Honolulu, from 1959 to 1997.  Please keep his wife of nearly 56 years, Louisa, and their children and grandchildren in your prayers.  

A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated for the life of Canon Quintero in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the inurnment to immediately follow in the Cathedral's Memorial Garden.  Family visitation will begin in the Cathedral at 9:00 AM.  Lunch will follow the Eucharist and inurnment.

Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good example of your servant, Timoteo, who, having finished his course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
This Saturday, May 17, 2014
Final O'ahu Youth Gathering of the School Year
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.
Premiere of John McCreary Hawaiian Mass Arrangement - Sunday, May 18

The Hawai'i Sacred Choir (HSC), Hawai'i's only choir of children and adults singing great music together, will premiere the late John McCreary's lovely Hawaiian Mass (sung in the Hawaiian language) arranged for treble and adult choir, on Sunday, May 18, 3:00 PM, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. The choir will be accompanied by noted organist and John's proteg´┐Ż, Mark Wong.  Mrs. Betsy McCreary will attend to accept the honor of this special performance on her husband's behalf.

In the summer of 2012, Hawai'i Sacred Choir Choirmaster Dan Werning had asked John if he would write an SATB arrangement of his Hawaiian Mass for the Hawai'i Sacred Choir to sing in Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England, on July 13, 2014. (The HSC will be the first choir ever in 1,400 years to sing a mass at their Sunday Eucharist that isn't in Latin or English!) John was excited about it, and he looked forward to composing this in the summer of 2013. Of course, this wasn't to be. So Choirmaster Werning personally arranged the piece for SATB, dedicated to John.

Come to this historic event and give honor to John & Betsy McCreary with your attendance. The concert is free and open to the community. For more information, e-mail the Hawaii Sacred Choir

"To Haku, A lei of Aloha" 
Celebrating Prince Albert's 156th Birthday 
By Susan Hays
E Komo Mai!  Celebrate a mini pa'ina in honor of our  Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa a Kamehameha's 156th birthday, and the launch of the Prince Albert Circle, a partner of Harmony, Health & Wellness, sponsored by the 'Iolani Guild.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall 

When sickness evolves to "maka hiamoe" - to sleep forever - how do we help one another through the death and dying process?

Prince Albert Circle will focus this Celebration of Prince Albert on prenatal hospice, palliative care and bereavement services. All those surrounding a child are affected, thus, the "Circle" of loved ones who care for the life and death of children can learn how to continue living with purpose and hope for healing. Prince Albert Circle is an embryonic organization forming an alliance among individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the care of families throughout Hawai'i who anticipate or experience the death of a baby during pregnancy, birth or infancy. A resource for pediatrics is also available through our alliance at the Cathedral of St. Andrew - 'Iolani Guild.

The Panel Speakers:
Leilani Kupahu-Marino, RN, Founder Mālama O Nā keiki (MoNK)
Dianne Fochtman, PhD, RN, CPNP
Mary Jo Bennett
Maria LaFond, RN, BA

Parking available on the Cathedral grounds - Free to the public - Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by May 18 at (808) 524-2822, ext. 215, or for more information or if you have any questions, e-mail Ann Hansen.
Medical March for Mercy - Friday, May 23
Join St. Elizabeth's and other members of the community and different church groups as they gather together for their second "March for Medical Mercy", on Friday, May 23, at 3:00 pm. The march is to raise awareness and to ask the federal government to step up and pay for the promised medical needs of our Micronesian friends residing in Hawai'i. On April 16, nearly 200 folks joined in the march (article to appear in the upcoming June issue of the E-Chronicle).  This month's event will begin at St. Elizabeth's (720 North King St.) at 3:00 PM, and will end at the Federal Building.  Fr. David Gierlach is rallying the troops and hopes to have as many as 500 join in.
Holy Nativity Celebrates 65 Years!

The church that started in a dairy is turning 65!  Please join us as we celebrate the 65th Anniversary of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity in Aina Haina on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway. There will be a blessing of the Holy Nativity Thrift Shop Annex at 4:30 PM, kids games and activities, church tours, and a BBQ potluck (burgers and hot dogs provided; please bring a side dish or salad to share).
When Holy Nativity Church began in the Hind-Clark Dairy in January of 1949 it was the only church for miles.  The congregation grew swiftly and a proper church was constructed on the former dairy site.  A day school was also established. Later, a gymnasium and other accessory buildings were added and the Thrift Shop started. Today, Holy Nativity is a welcoming, thriving community of families who seek to glorify and enjoy Gods love, celebrate Christian life, provide for education, encourage spiritual growth and share in God's bounty.
For more information, call the church office at (808) 373-2131, or e-mail Holy Nativity. 
More Safe Church Training Sessions Set
Two more Safe Church Training Sessions have been set.  They are:
  • Safeguarding God's Children Training - Kaua'i, Saturday, June 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Christ Memorial Parish Hall, Kilauea - To register, click HERE.
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training - O'ahu, Saturday, August 9, 8:30 AM  1:00 PM, St. Timothy's (aka Christ's Gathering Place) in Aiea - To register, click HERE.

To view all the current Safe Church training offerings, please see the article in the "Previously Announced Event Reminders" below, or check the listing in the left hand column for your island.

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) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, June 28 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Kaua'i) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, August 9 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • 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.


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.
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.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond


Presiding Bishop on Abducted School Girls in Nigeria
[May 8, 2014] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement:
Schori The Episcopal Church is horrified at the violence perpetrated against innocent schoolgirls in Nigeria, and the willingness of those who should be addressing this to look the other way.  The unfortunate truth is that girls and women are still deemed dispensable in much of the world, or at least of lesser value than members of the other sex.  The necessary response is education - of girls and boys, in equal numbers and to an equal degree, that all might take their rightful place in societies that serve all their citizens with equal respect and dignity.  I pray that all Episcopalians, and all people of faith and good will, will pray and plead with their political leaders to find the kidnappers, liberate these girls, and restore them to the safety they deserve.  May God have mercy on us all.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church
Presiding Bishop Call for Prayer for  
South Sudan and Sudan
With the reports of violence and casualties, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called for prayers for South Sudan and Sudan.  She joins with the heads of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada in issuing A Message of Solidarity with the Church in South Sudan.  Here is the message:


A Message of Solidarity

with the Church in South Sudan

from the heads of

The Anglican Church of Canada

The Episcopal Church

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada


Friday, May 9, 2014


The situation in South Sudan continues to be extremely difficult, and news of it in North American media is minimal. Violence has been fomented and stirred by political leaders for their own ends. Although the mainstream media portrays the conflict as ethnic, its roots, as with any conflict, are varied and complicated. Regardless, there can never be a rationale for the suffering that has been wrought.


Our partners in South Sudan have suffered massive casualties. Their people have been murdered, raped, tortured, and burned out of their homes. Churches and entire villages have been destroyed. In spite of extensive displacement, Anglicans/Episcopalians and Lutherans continue to be active in relief and peace-making efforts through our partners in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, and the Lutheran World Federation.


We urge you to join in prayer for the people of South Sudan and Sudan, for a lasting and meaningful peace, and for immediate aid and response to the needs of the myriad of displaced persons.


As we celebrate the feast of the Resurrection, we urge you to help make the risen body of Christ evident to those who labor through the valley of the shadow of death.


The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church


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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.

Blessing & Brunch for Special Olympics May 25, 2014

Save the Date! Stewardship University on Maui & O'ahu coming up

Save the Date! Annual Clergy Retreat  August 24-26

Holy Land Pligrimage for Women  September 2-11

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

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



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