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In This Issue:
+ This Saturday! Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate
+ Education Day & 50th Anniversary Shirts
+ Register Now for Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries National Consultation
+ St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians
+ Ti Leaf Lei-making Workshop on Kaua'i
+ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Joins Other Faith Leaders in a Statement on Family Separation at Our Borders
+ Continuing Support Needed for Victims of Kilauea Volcanic Eruption
+ Alzheimer's Forum Series at Epiphany
+ Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training - O'ahu
+ Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
+ St. Jude's Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
+ Annual Clergy Retreat on Maui
+ Emmanuel's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
+ Prison Ministry Seeking Support and Donations
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo features the crew from the Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo, who have been working hard to help victims of the  Kilauea eruption. Each week, they have been going to an emergency shelter to whip up breakfast for the hundreds that have been displaced.  (Photo from the Holy Apostles Facebook page.)


Proper 5
O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your
inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by
your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 229

Upcoming Meetings


Saturday, June 16, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bishop's Office

Diocesan Council
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
(Please note extended time. This is a special Budget meeting.)
Diocesan Conference Room


October 26 & 27, 2018
Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i Island

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:
Friday, June 29, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
Diocesan events header

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

June 24-29, 2018
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

August 27-29, 2018
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
Lahaina, Maui

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
(Followed by Sunday Supper - see next item below)
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 6:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info: (808) 330-3769

Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays 7:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Rector's Bible Study  
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Healing Prayer and Bible Study at St. Elizabeth's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
For more info...

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Free Yoga, Zumba & Tai Chi at St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 AM
Tai Chi - Sundays 8:00 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Breakfast for Houseless
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Thursdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Final Alzheimer's Forum 
July 15,  8:30-9:15 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training 
Saturday, June 23, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info...

16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 13
Emmanuel, Kailua


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Eleele

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

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

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

Ti Leaf Making Workshop
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue


Team Outreach Sandwich Making
Ongoing Sundays, 8:30 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

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

Morning Prayer & Lectionary Study 
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Sundays 
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Lahaina


Lincoln Park Prayer & Feed the Hungry
Ongoing first Sundays
Lincoln Park, Hilo
Holy Apostles (808)   935-5545

Teen Tech at St. James'
(On Summer Break)
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

St. Jude's Free Hot Showers and Soup
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

St. James' Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, Noon
St. James' Spencer Bldg., Waimea
(808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

A Scholarly Exploration of Sunday's Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela
(808) 885-4923

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. James' Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info:  (808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:   (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192

St. Jude's Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, July 6, 6:00PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
For more info: (808) 939-7555

Vacation Bible School at St. James'
July 23-27, 2:00-6:00 PM
St. James, Waimea
Susan Acacio: (808) 895-2086



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June 8, 2018


Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate
Having received the consent of the Standing Committee, I hereby inform the Diocese of Hawaiʻi that on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 10:00 AM, it is my intention, God and the People willing, to ordain the following to the transitional diaconate in The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu (O'ahu):

   Jasmine Bostock       Christopher Bridges      Alison Donohue    Ha'aheo Guanson          Mark Haworth              Preston Lentz
Clergy are invited to vest.  White stoles.
If you are available, please join us.  Please remember to keep them in your prayers.  
Yo ur s faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Education Day & 50th Anniversary Shirts
50th Annual Meeting of Convention

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona, on Saturday 27, 2018.  In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, an  Education Day will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018.  

The Design Teams will report on their work in 2018, moving toward the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i.  The Design Teams have met to clarify and define terms, done research on best practices and discerned approaches as promising ways to achieve each goal. During the summer of 2018 the Design Teams will decide on approaches to implementation and conduct some pilot testing of their concepts in various congregations. You may be a part of these pilot concepts and strategies in your own congregation over the summer without your realizing it.  

This is important and exciting work for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i as we look to our future ministry for God and God's people together in service, witness and worship in Hawaiʻi.  To register for Education Day, click HERE.   Register before September 12 and SAVE!

In celebration of our 50th Annual Meeting  of Convention, special shirts are being made available for purchase.  All are welcome to purchase a shirt, but those attending the meeting and Education Day are encouraged to get one to wear during the events.

The shirts are being manufactured by Tori Richard, a  well-known Hawai'i manufacturer, and are available in both men and women's styles. The shirt is being made with 100% cotton red palaka fabric representing the Big Island's color and paniolo (cowboy) feel that they are well-known for. The men's shirt features a left chest pocket with the Episcopal Shield on it, and the women's blouse is a stylish short-sleeve with darting front and back for a comfortable fit.  The Episcopal Shield appears on the upper left chest.  The cost for this very special high quality shirt is only $45.  Orders are being received throughout the month of June with the deadline date of Saturday, June 30, 2018.  

For more information and to place an order, click HEREHurry!  Deadline to place your order is June 30!
Register Now for Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) National Consultation

Registration is now open for the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries National Consultation on September 27-October 1, 2018, which will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

The theme of the event is  Piko-Celebrate Christ, Community and Creation . Piko is the Hawaiian word for navel. "Jesus Christ is the Piko, the navel or center of our faith," explained the Rev. Winfred Vergara,  Episcopal Church  Missioner for Asiamerica Ministries. "In Christ we share our faith and life, in Christ we build community, in Christ we care for God's creation. Jesus the Piko of our faith is the center of our connectivity."

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at the opening Eucharist, celebrated by Diocese of Hawaii Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick.  Banquet speaker will be the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies.

Numerous speakers and presenters are lined up including several clergy from the Diocese of Hawai'i.  Special features include the multicultural immersion at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the commissioning of 70 mentors-on-training under the program ANDREWS (Asiamerica Network of Disciples, Revivalists, Evangelists, Witnesses and Servant-Saints), a pan-Asian mentoring program of Asiamerica Ministries.  

Registration is available  HERE. Registration includes lodging, food, Luau and Polynesian Cultural Center. It does not include airfare or travel costs.  For more information, contact Angeline Cabanban at  acabanban@episcopalchurch.org .
St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians

In the spirit of our common royal and Episcopal heritage, St. Andrew's Schools would like to offer a $1,500 scholarship to The Priory or The Prep, to children of members in good standing of any Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Members must obtain a reference letter/form with signature from the priest of the church, or if moving to Hawai'i, a letter from the church they left most recently.  This letter/form must be provided at the time the student applies for admission to St. Andrew's Schools.  Download the informational flyer HERE.
Ti Leaf Lei-Making Workshop om Kaua'i
ReSource for Christian Spirituality invites the churches of Kaua'i to their annual ti leaf making workshop, where lei will be made in memory of the people of Kalaupapa, Moloka'i.  Lei will be placed on every known gravesite in support of Lei Hali'a O Kalaupapa (Kalaupapa Independence Day) on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. For more information download the flyer HERE, or if you have any questions, contact Phyllis Meighen, at (808) 647-4346, or e-mail her.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Joins Other Faith Leaders in a Statement on Family Separation at Our Borders 

Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders fleeing from danger and threats to their lives, we are deeply disappointed and pained to hear this news. 

We affirm the family as a foundational societal structure to support human community and understand the household as an estate blessed by God. The security of the family provides critical mental, physical and emotional support to the development and wellbeing of children. Our congregations and agencies serve many migrant families that have recently arrived in the United States. Leaving their communities is often the only option they have to provide safety for their children and protect them from harm. Tearing children away from parents who have made a dangerous journey to provide a safe and sufficient life for them is unnecessarily cruel and detrimental to the well-being of parents and children.  

As we continue to serve and love our neighbor, we pray for the children and families that will suffer due to this policy and urge the Administration to stop their policy of separating families.  READ MORE to view the list of supporting churches and their leaders.
Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome  

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Office of Government Relations is hosting a one-hour free webinar,  Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome , on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 4:00 PM Eastern (11:00 AM Hawai'i).

Presented as part of the World Refugee Day observance on June 20, the webinar will be a conversation about the history and present of the Episcopal Church's legacy of refugee welcome.

"Our present moment is not so unlike our past," noted Episcopal Migration Ministries' Allison Duvall, Manager for Church Relations and Engagement. "In the 1930's and 1940's, the Church was galvanized to stand for refugees fleeing Nazi atrocities in Europe. Today, over 22.5 million children of God are refugees, fleeing terror, persecution, violence, and war. We are called, at this moment, to stand for them."

Joining Duvall will be Lacy Broemel, Immigration and Refugee Policy Advisor in the Office of Government Relations, and Episcopal Migration Ministries' Kendall Martin, Communications Manager, for a conversation about the Church's history and heritage of welcome, and how we are called to continue that legacy today.

" Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome  will offer information, inspiration, and specific ways individuals and congregations can claim this legacy and this work as their own,' Martin said.

Broemel explained that  Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome  will also be released as a podcast episode on Episcopal Migration Ministries' podcast, "Hometown," which is available on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Each episode is also released on Episcopal Migration Ministries' blog,  www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/blog , and featured on social media - @emmrefugees.

Registration is required and is available  HERE.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Continuing Support Needed for Victims of Kilauea Volcanic Eruption

The Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo has been actively coordinating relief efforts for the victims, some of whom are members of the church.  Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Katlin McCallister shared how Holy Apostles created its own Kilauea Relief Fund to collect donations from across the diocese to help pay for items such as blankets, pillows, clothing, air purifiers, and rental assistance. 

To assist with volcano relief efforts, checks can be mailed to:
The Church of the Holy Apostles
Attn:  Kilauea Relief Fund
1407 Kapi'olani Street
Hilo, HI  96720

Volunteers from the St. James' Community Meal Ministry discovered that more and more evacuees from Puna are camping there, and are making sure to bring back additional meals. They are also partnering with others in Puna to supply much needed items.  That list can be viewed in their e-news HERE

Other local organizations actively involved with relief efforts and are seeking assistance, are listed on the Holy Apostles' Facebook page and also shown below:
  1. Pahoa Red Cross Shelter - See wish list HERE. Items should be dropped off at the Pahoa Gym (pet friendly shelter).
  2. Kea'au Red Cross Shelter - See wish list HERE. Items should be dropped off at the Kea'au Shelter.
  3. Pu'uhonua O Puna (Grass roots distribution center on corner of Hwy 130 and Pahoa High School) Please note that unlike the Red Cross, Pu'uhonua O Puna WILL take gently used items.
  4. Pahoa High School is looking for air purifiers, preferably ones that cover 800 sq. feet. 50 are needed to cover the whole school. The link to sign up to donate air purifiers is HERE.  
  5. Salvation Army is in charge of meal service for both the Pahoa and Kea'au Red Cross Shelter. They are in need of help with hot meals. If you have a certified kitchen and would like to provide a hot meal(s) or if you are willing to purchase hot meals from a restaurant and donate it to the shelter please call (808) 756-0306, or signup to do hands-on volunteer service HERE
  6. Hawaii Community Foundation (Monetary donations to be used locally by any proposing non-profit for direct relief services) Their link is HERE.
  7. Food Basket - Help the food bank sort and package donations for distribution! Contact the Hawaii Food Basket at (808) 933-6030 to volunteer.
  8. Aloha Kokua - To offer or seek housing, click HERE.  
Final Alzheimer's Forum at Epiphany
The final forum of the 3-part Alzheimer's Forum Series at Epiphany Episcopal Church takes place on Sunday, July 15, 2018.  The forums are led by Marilyn Moku, Director of Programs and Advocacy at the Alzheimer's Association.  The Sunday forums are being held between services at 8:30 AM-9:15 AM, and is open to all.   Epiphany is located at 1041 10th Avenue in Kaimuki.  For more information, contact Roxane at (808) 734-5706.
Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training - O'ahu

Training for Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors at the Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room, will be taking place on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  The session will be led by the Rev. Giovan King, Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, and will begin at 9:00 AM for approximately 2-1/2 hours.  Those intending to be Eucharistic Ministers only may then leave.  Those intending to be Eucharistic Visitors must stay for an afternoon session that will last until 3:30 PM.  For more information and to register, click  HERE .   To view the requirements for licensing, visit the diocesan website HERE .
Register NOW!
HUI PU Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
June 24-29, 2018

Camp is a great ministry for winning young hearts to God! We hope campers DISCONNECT from WiFi and CONNECT to something GREATER! 

This year's Hui Pu camp will be held June 24-29, 2018, and the theme is "Arise" to remind our youth that they are well equipped to take on this life. Youth will gather in a safe environment for fun faith-filled fellowship. With friends old and new, we hope they will be reminded that they are never alone.

All three camps will be taking place simultaneously at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu. Cost and details are as follows:
  • 'OHA (Ages 9-12) - June 24-27 (3 nights)
    'Oha is the young shoot that grows from a kalo (taro) plant. The word 'ohana means many shoots from the same root.  'Oha campers will learn social skills through fun games, exploring their sense of wonder while playing in a natural setting, and expressing their creativity.
  • LOKAHI (Ages 13-14) - June 24-28 (4 nights)
    Lokahi means unity or to come to an agreement.  Lokahi campers will experience independence in a controlled setting; learn the value of being in Christian community through shared spiritual experience and team building activities, that include jumping down a zip line.
  • 'OPIO (Ages 15-18) - June 24-29 (5 nights)
    'Opio means youth. 'Opio campers will have an opportunity to hike and swim at Ka'ena Point and participate in the high ropes challenge course. The responsibilities and challenges will encourage personal growth and enhance self-confidence, in a setting of fellowship and spiritual awareness.
For more information and to register, visit the Hui Pu Camp webpage HERE or e-mail Seini Lino or call (808) 637-6241.


Camp Mokule'ia hosts Hui Pu, an annual summer camp for a week, catering to campers between the age of 9 and 18. We look forward to the camp as a time of growth not just for the campers but counselors as well.  We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:
  • COUNSELORS - Must be 20 years or older; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and have some experience catering to children between the ages of 9-18.
  • JUNIOR COUNSELORS - High school students; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and open to experience working with children between the ages of 9-12 years.
  • NURSE - Must have a current nursing license in the State of Hawai'i
We hope you join our wonderful summer camp 'ohana and get to experience the beautiful souls that make this camp amazing!  For more information about the camp, to submit a resume, or if you have questions, e-mail Seini Lino.
Mark your calendars!
St. Jude's Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
St. Jude's Episcopal Church on the Big Island will be holding their spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, July 6, 2018, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.  Doors open at 5:30 PM.  The menu features spaghetti, spaghetti squash, your choice of sauce, meatballs, salad, drinks and dessert.  Tickets will be available at the door or pre-purchase before or after Sunday services.  The cost is $8 per person, $15 for two, or $20 for a family.  

Proceeds from this event helps cover operating expenses for St. Jude's community service programs such as Free Hot Showers, Free Hot Lunch, and Free WiFi. For more information, call (808) 939-7555 and leave a message.  St. Jude's is located at 92-8606 Paradise Circle in Ocean View.
Mark your calendars!
Annual Clergy Retreat On Maui

The annual clergy retreat will be held from Monday, August 27, through Wednesday, August 29, at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in Lahaina, Maui. Participants are invited to arrive beginning at 10:00 AM on Monday, and begins with lunch at 11:00 AM. The retreat ends after lunch on Wednesday. 

The guest speaker for the retreat, is Rosa Say, who is a workplace culture coach determined to reinvent our workplaces value by value, making them healthier and more rewarding for us all. As founder of Say Leadership Coaching, Rosa is hired as an expert coach on values-based management, and as a change agent leading business in organizational culture design. She is widely known for her work leading the Managing with Aloha movement within Hawai'i and internationally, work which draws from her 30-year career in the resort hospitality industry and residential resort development.

 For more information and to register, click HERE.  
Save the date!
Emmanuel's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Mark your calendars for Emmanuel Episcopal Church's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza!  This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, featuring its decadent displays of chocolate treats and sweets to indulge in, and a silent auction with something for everyone!  For more information, visit their website HERE.
Prison Ministry Seeking Support and Donations for Hawaiian Bible Study Program

In recent years, the Diocese of Hawai'i has become heavily engaged in a Prison Ministry at our correctional centers that has grown and continues to flourish. The program, which involves a deep connection to Hawaiian cultural practices, is interwoven with a Hawaiian Bible (Baibala) Study Program.  

The Rev. Kaleo Patterson, who has been instrumental in building this ministry, is seeking to obtain Hawaiian Bibles for the Baibala Bible Study Project at the Halawa and Waiawa Community Correctional Centers. The program emphasizes the weekly study of the Revised Common Lectionary Gospel Lessons, and Hawaiian language/vocabulary.  Hawaiian Himeni, Mele and pule (prayers) are also taught and practiced.  

"These Bibles are very popular in prisons and encourage the study of God's Word," said Patterson in an e-mail. "It is a bright light and a lamp to the path and the feet."

These Bibles normally retail for $45 but are being provided to the program by Mutual Publishing on O'ahu for only $13.75. His goal is to provide 100 Bibles in 2018.  If you would like to help with the purchase of a Baibala, checks may be made out directly to Mutual Publishing, and mailed to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1679 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786
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In case you missed it, click on the images above to read

the latest February 2018 issue of the E-Chronicle.


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 the Diocesan website's 

Continuing Support Needed for Victims of Volcanic Eruption

50th Annual Meeting of Convention Updates

Prison Ministry Seeking Donations

St. Jude's Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Presiding Bishop's Royal Wedding Sermon

Bishop's Reflection on a Volcano and a Flood

RIP Melody Kahealani McPeek

RIP The Rev. Teresa Nelle Thomas Bowden

Update: Strategic Plan 2017

Annual Clergy Retreat on Maui

House of Bishops' Pastoral Response to #MeToo

Episcopal Asset Map Unveiled

May 4, 2018: Special Announcement: Volcanic Eruption on the Big Island

Historic Flooding

Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate

50th Annual Meeting of Convention

Volincor Volunteer Training

DOK Spring Assembly

Thy Kingdom Come

April 12, 2018:   Special Announcement: Reclaiming Jesus Affirmed by Clergy and Lay Leaders of the Diocese of Hawai'i

Update: Strategic Plan 2017

General Convention Update

Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis



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