December 22, 2022
This issue's header photo of the Bishop and 'Iolani School Chaplains (the Revs. Tim Morehouse and Andrew Arakawa) was taken during the school's first fully in-person Christmas Chapel in three years (due to COVID). "The results were more than joyous!" said Head of School Timothy Cottrell in a letter to parents. More photos can be found on the 'Iolani School Facebook page HERE.
From the Bishop
A Word from the Bishop & Christmas Services Around the Diocese
In case you missed it, click on the image or HERE to view the Special Edition Chronicle with a message from the Bishop along with Christmas service times for churches around the Diocese.
Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button shown. All video messages also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Feature Story
Ordination to the Priesthood: The Rev. Frank Condello II
On Saturday, December 10, 2022, a journey that began over five years ago, culminated with a service of ordination held at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Frank Condello II, joined by family, friends and associates, was ordained into the Priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick.

"It was truly a beautiful and inspiring day," said Condello, "I could feel the Holy Spirit present with us, along with the Royal Sovereigns looking down on us at the Cathedral." READ FULL STORY
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DIOCESE
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.

DIOCESAN SUPPORT CENTER HOLIDAY HOURS

The Diocesan Support Center will be closed Friday, December 23, through Tuesday, December 27, 2022, and Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Retired Clergy Families:
The Talk Story Project Remembers Florence Sasaki
The latest installment in the Retired Clergy Families Talk Story Project is now posted on the Diocesan website HEREIn this month's posting, the widow of the Rev. Norio Sasaki, Florence Sasaki, is remembered by their daughter. The Talk Story Project is a (growing) collection of stories from Diocesan-related retired clergy, spouses, and widows. Stay tuned for more updates!
ATTENTION ALL YOUTH IN THE DIOCESE!
Register today! Scholarships available!
Camp Mokulē'ia Youth Retreat with Easton Davis
February 3-5, 2023
All teenagers in grades 6-12 are invited to attend the Diocesan Youth Retreat at Camp Mokulē'ia, the weekend of February 3-5, 2023. Get ready for lots of fun and fellowship! Scholarships are available, including air travel for neighbor island youth. Email Lynea (the Camp's Assistant Director) if you know of families that could benefit from Diocesan youth activities! For more information, download the Diocesan Youth Retreat flyer HERE. Youth and chaperones can register using the QR Code on the flyer or click HERE. Contact Lynea to take advantage of scholarship opportunities.
Reminder: High School Youth Apply Now!
Applications Now Being Accepted for The Episcopal Youth Event 2023 (EYE23) Hawai'i Delegation
All high school students currently in grades 9-12 are encouraged to be a part of the Hawai'i delegation to attend the triennial Episcopal Youth Event being held at the University of Maryland, July 4-8, 2023. The Hawai'i delegation also plans to stay a few more days to perform community service in the areas nearby Washington, DC. Exact dates for the mission portion to be advised soon.

EYE is the Episcopal Church's second largest event (surpassed only by General Convention), that brings together well over 1,000 youth to worship, fellowship, learn, and create bonds with their peers from around the globe. Guest speakers, workshops, energized worship, and prayerful moments, are offered to help explore and deepen their faith, no matter where they are in their journey. To learn more, visit the Episcopal Church's EYE23 webpage HERE, or visit the Diocese's EYE23 page HERE where you will find both an online application and hard copy for downloading. There are also links to pictures, videos, and reflections by the youth from previous EYEs.

The application deadline is Monday, January 9, 2023. Authorizations required are parent or guardian, and priest, warden or youth leader. The final delegation will be announced towards the end of January. If you have any questions, email Sybil Nishioka.
Camp Mokulē'ia in the news!
In the November 30 Midweek O'ahu, Camp Mokuleia's Executive Director Darrell Whitaker talks about the Camp and the invaluable role it has played in the islands for the past 75 years. To read the article, click HERE and head to page 6.
(This is a Chronicle series featuring articles from the Diocese's deputation team to GC80. In this issue, we feature the Rev. John Hau'oli Tomoso from Trinity By-the-Sea. Visit the GC80 Connection webpage HERE where all featured articles are housed.)
The Rev. John Hau'oli Tomoso: As a Deputy to the 80th General Convention in Baltimore this past July, the daily worship of the House of Deputies did, indeed, have a spiritual significance greater than the sum of the individual prayers offered. We were, every day, before attending to the governance affairs of the Episcopal Church, a visible representation of the “mystical body” of Christ’s Church, a people of belief, of love, of faith, of prayer. I think it is spiritually moving and enriching, when, before making an important decision, one pauses to pray.
TIPS FROM LOT'S LIST - "Advocate for net zero emissions faster than any other state. Hawai'i is, after all, preeminent in matters environmental, in addition to being a place where more species are going extinct."
WALK FOR WAI - On December 10, 2022, hundreds turned out to raise awareness about the continuing risks of the Red Hill groundwater contamination. The walk was led by Ernie Lau, the Board of Water Supply's Chief Engineer, and joined by many from the Diocese, including (pictured in first photo, second from left) Archdeacon Steve Costa, the Rev. Haaheo Guanson, and further right, the Rev. Kaleo Patterson. For more information, view the Hawai'i News Now video on YouTube HERE. (Contributed photos: Rae Costa)
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
CLICK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS SERVICES AROUND THE DIOCESE
(Note: St. Elizabeth's & Good Samaritan dates are correct but days are wrong; should be Saturday, December 24 and Sunday December 25)
Coming Up at The Cathedral...
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 9:00 AM: RITE I SERVICE
Join Bishop Fitzpatrick and Father Frank for our one worship service that morning, complete with carols for the season.
JANUARY 7, 7:30 PM: RECITAL
JEREMY M. WONG, BARITONE & TYLER RAMOS, PIANO
Program will be Franz Schubert’s beautiful and demanding song cycle Winterreise (D. 911).
JANUARY 8, 5:30 PM: CHORAL EVENSONG FOR EPIPHANY
Come celebrate the visit of the Magi at the Cathedral. A beautiful service of choral anthems, readings, and prayer.
In the News: Josh Baldovi, Keeping the Community Clean!
A member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Josh Baldovi, was recently featured in a Hawai'i News Now segment on December 13, 2022. Since last August, he has taken it upon himself to collect, disinfect, and return shopping carts to stores that are otherwise abandoned and cluttering his Windward community. In the news clip, he had reached a milestone, collecting his 500th cart! Kudos to Josh for his selfless act and care for his community! Click HERE to view the news segment.
St. Luke's Bible Study Group
We give thanks for our very dedicated St. Luke’s parishioners and friends who gather weekly for our Bible Study sharing both for our spiritual growth to follow our Lord Christ, and to share His message of Faith, Hope, and Love with people. (Contributed photo and captioning: Fr. Ray Woo)
O'AHU LAY POSITION OPENINGS
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • St. Christopher's, Kailua - Nursery Caregiver (Part-time, 3 hours, Sundays)
  • St. Stephen's Church, Wahiawa - Organist (part-time)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
CLICK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS SERVICES AROUND THE DIOCESE
Reminder: Christ Memorial Accepting Applications for Vicar
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea is now receiving names for a full-time Vicar, through December 31, 2022. They are currently building a vicarage on campus that should be completed by summer 2023. For more information and to view the church profile, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
CLICK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS SERVICES AROUND THE DIOCESE
Coming Up: A Celebration of New Ministry at Trinity By-the-Sea: The Rev. John Hau'oli Tomoso
Trinity By-the-Sea Episcopal Church invites you to a Celebration of a New Ministry of the Installation of their Vicar, the Rev. John A. Hau'oli Tomoso, on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 9:00 AM. Clergy are invited to vest - red stoles. A reception and lunch to follow. RSVP by Thursday, January 12, 2023, by email or call (808) 879-0161.
Coming Up: A Celebration of New Ministry at Good Shepherd: The Rev. Moki Hino
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church invites you to a Celebration of a New Ministry with their Rector, the Rev. Moki Hino, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Clergy are invited to vest - red stoles. Potluck to follow - please bring a dish to share. Email or call (808) 244-4656.
Hawaiʻi Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
CLICK HERE FOR CHRISTMAS SERVICES AROUND THE DIOCESE
Observing Advent In A Big Way
The folks at the St. James' parishes have been observing Advent through the series, The Promised Dawn, led by Scottish Episcopal Bishop Bob Gillies. He and his wife Liz are friends of the parish and are currently in-residence to lead this Advent series.
HAWAI'I ISLAND LAY POSITION OPENINGS
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • Holy Apostles, Hilo - Minister of Music (Part-time, $12K-$15K)
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas message 2022: ‘Love always’
[December 19, 2022] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shares his Christmas message from St. James Church by-the-Sea in La Jolla, California. Click on the image to view both the video and transcript, or click HERE.
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Reminders (Previously Announced)
St. Andrew's Priory Merit Scholarship - St. Andrew's Priory is now accepting applications for their Merit Scholarship, which is a half tuition award for new and current students entering grades 6, 7, and 9 in the 2023-24 school year. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2023. For more information view the postcard HERE, or visit their website HERE.
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