June 23, 2022
Proper 8
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This issue's header photo was taken on Trinity Sunday at Camp Mokulē'ia, where Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick led a special service, joined by Canon Heather Patton-Graham, and Father Mark Haworth with the musicians of Hālau Wa'a Episcopal. (Photo: Jessica Stack)
Bishop's Time Away
Bishop Bob will be out of the office from Friday, July 1, and returning on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. 

The Bishop will be at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD, from July 8 to the 11, and then at the Lambeth Conference in England from July 26 to August 8.

On other days, he and Bea will be traveling and visiting family (especially the grandchildren who are newly living in Italy).

Please keep Bea and Bob in your prayers.

Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians everywhere to mark the season after Pentecost with 30 days of prayer leading up to and encompassing the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (Click HERE to go to the website):

The Archbishop of Canterbury has provided the Church a “Prayer Guide for the Lambeth Conference" (Lambeth website HERE)

Prayer for Travelers: O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel in particular Bishop Bob and Bea; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey's end; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

You can find contact information for some of the Diocesan Support Center staff below. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions or need help with anything. Mahalo.

  • Denise Esposito, (Executive Assistant) - Email, Ext. 302
  • Canon Sandy Graham (Canon to the Bishop) - Email, Ext. 309
  • Rae Costa (Operations Manager) - Email, Ext. 326
  • Danny Casey (Controller) - Email, Ext. 306
(The following is from an email message released on June 20, 2022)
RIP Vincent McTighe
I just received word from Steve McPeek that his husband, Vincent “Vinny” McTighe, has died while in hospice care in Germany in these days after they returned from the Islands for the funeral of Steve’s daughter. Please continue to keep Steve and the family in your prayers.

God our creator and redeemer, by your power Christ conquered death and entered into glory. Confident of his victory and claiming his promises, we now leave your servant, Vinny, in your gracious and merciful keeping; in the name of Jesus our Lord, who died and is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Yours faithfully,

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
(Pronouns: he, him, his)
Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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Camp Mokulē'ia's Summer Program Kicks Off on Trinity Sunday!
Summer has officially begun, and Camp Mokulē'ia's 2022 summer camp program kicked off on Trinity Sunday, June 12. Since 2015, the Diocese of Hawai'i has designated Trinity Sunday for special collections to support Camp Mokulē'ia and its ministries. This year, with COVID restrictions relaxed, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick led a Trinity Sunday service (pictured) held oceanside at the Camp. He was joined by Canon Heather Patton-Graham and Father Mark Haworth. Haworth brought the Hālau Wa'a Episcopal musicians and over 30 of their members for a lively Sunday worship service.  READ MORE
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
In the last issue of the Chronicle, our header photo featured Lesley Bray-Toguchi, a 2022 graduate of St. Andrew's Schools (Priory), who received the Bishop's Award. Every year the Bishop presents this award to a student at each of the three main Episcopal Schools in Hawai'i. Below are the recipients from 'Iolani School and Seabury Hall:

Arwyn St. John received the Bishop's Award during 'Iolani School's graduation ceremony. Arwyn is a member of the Diocese's Hālau Wa’a Episcopal of Hono’uli’uli.

"We are so proud of Arwyn!" said the Rev. Mark Haworth, Vicar of Hālau Wa’a (pictured with Arwyn above). "As the original leader of our Youth Group, Arwyn’s ideas, implementation, and participation were paramount for its success! We have always known of her award-deserving ways. How gratifying that our Bishop and school leaders see her with that same clarity. Praying for her continued success!" (Contributed photo)

At Seabury Hall, there’s a student who models exemplary behavior of honesty, compassion, and generosity in a spirit of integrity and justice-seeking. This student upholds the Hawaiian values of aloha, ‘ohana, and mālama by extending love and compassion in an embrace of community and caretaking.

This student is Lei Ana Bland, the 2022 Bishop’s Citizenship Award winner. Hoʻomaikaʻi e Lei Ana. (Pictured with Chaplain Christopher Golding and Head of School Maureen Madden; Photo and excerpt from the Seabury Hall Facebook page post)
NEW! Introducing the Creation Care Corner
Beginning with this issue, look for this special green section called the Creation Care Corner that will feature news and/or tips from our Environmental Justice and Creation Care Task Force! In this issue:

  • Grant Applications Open for Episcopal Creation Care Projects - The Episcopal Church Office of Creation Care announces the opening of the 2022 Creation Care grant funding cycle, with applications—available in English and Spanish—being accepted for local and regional eco-ministry projects until 5 p.m. ET Aug. 15. An informational webinar to learn more about the grant process and ask questions is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET June 27. Register online, or view the webinar later on-demand. READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
  • E-Waste Recycling - On July 9, at Central Union Church in Honolulu, there will be an E-Waste Recycling opportunity between 9:00-11:00 AM. For more information, download the flyer HERE.
Retired Clergy Families: Talk Story Project Continues
The latest installment in the Retired Clergy Families Talk Story Project is now posted on the Diocesan website HERE. This month, the Rev. David Baar is featured. The Talk Story Project is a (growing) collection of stories from Diocesan-related retired clergy, spouses, and widows. Stay tuned for more updates!
Episcopal Church Street Signage Now Part of Forward Movement
Forward Movement has announced it is the new official home of Episcopal Church street signs, having acquired the business from Faith Goods, part of Day1, in late 2021.

For more than a half century, the “Episcopal Church Welcomes You” street sign has been used as a highly visible community invitation for churches. Visitors and inquirers may search the internet for directions to local churches, but they also recognize a familiar sign when they see it. Local signage is a valuable strategy for churches to maintain visibility and a distinct brand identity for continued growth and development. READ MORE
HURRY & SAVE! Early Bird rate has been EXTENDED!
Kapuakukui: Camp Mokulē`ia's 75th Anniversary Celebration
Camp  Mokulē'ia's 75th Anniversary observance culminates with a festive dinner celebration on Saturday, September 3, 2022. The theme for this event is "Kapuakukui" and will honor the Rev. Canon David Kennedy. Kapuakukui will also be the Camp's largest fundraiser for the year and will feature a local buffet, great entertainment, silent auction, and lots of fun activities. Tickets for this event are now available, including sponsorships at three levels. Save $25 per ticket by purchasing before June 25! For more information, visit the event webpage HERE, or click on the buttons below to make a purchase online now! The event webpage also contains downloadable information and forms.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Celebration for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee held at ‘Iolani Palace
The Bishop helped celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee on Thursday, June 2, at 'Iolani Palace. To view the StarAdvertiser's photo gallery covering the event, click HERE, and to watch the Hawaii News Now coverage, click HERE (with a glimpse of the Bishop and Archdeacon Steve Costa at 1:33).

(Photo: The Bishop delivering a post-prayer message by Cindy Russell, StarAdvertiser)
Coming Up: St. Paul's Celebrates 63rd Anniversary
St. Paul's Episcopal & Philippine Independent Church will be celebrating their 63rd Anniversary with Bishop's Award and Recognition, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Hawai'i Okinawa Center. Special guest speaker will be the Rev. Canon Alexander Graham, and doing the invocation is the Rev. Canon Heather Patton-Graham. The menu will include Roast Pork with fresh mushrooms and gravy, boneless BBQ Teriyaki chicken, and sauteed fish. Donation for adults is $50 pre-sale, $65 at the door; Children are $30 pre-sale, $35 at the door. For more information or tickets, please contact Phyllis Miller at (808) 497-5848 or email her.
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • The Cathedral of St. Andrew - Maintenance (Part-time, flexible hours)
  • St. Mark's Church, Honolulu - Organist (Part-time)
  • St. Christopher's Church, Kailua - Administrative Assistant (Part-time, 18 hours per week)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Close Kaua'i Connection to Alabama Tragedy
With permission, we share the following message from the Rev. Kerry Holder Joffion of The Episcopal Church On West Kaua'i (ECWK), referring to the *shooting in Vestavia Hills, AL last week.

Dear ECWK Leaders,

Blessings in Christ Jesus. It is with very deep grief that I share the news of three beloved elders’ deaths at St. Stephen’s Birmingham, after a lone shooter opened fire on a fellowship event Thursday evening.

Peter and I are profoundly moved by this shooting as close family in the Diocese of Alabama. Our godson, Andrew Cotton, attends St. Stephen’s, I have preached there and led youth events including ‘Happening,’ and done many Cursillos there. Our friend Doug Carpenter was the founding priest of this blessed body. St. Stephen’s has been a beacon for stewardship of creation, civil rights and race relations, among many other ministries.

The beauty in the heart of green, green hills and tall pines is St. Stephen’s. But most of all, her people are a jewel of compassion in Christ in a war-torn land that is often Birmingham.

Please join me in praying for Father John and Mother Katherine and the people of this church.  They are sweet in the Spirit of Love.

O Holy Lifegiving God,

Bless the families of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia. Receive into the arms of your Mercy our brothers and sisters slain in your house [last night]. We bless them on their solemn way even as we require justice in this land and claim a cessation of violence, an exorcism of weaponry and malice; and a return to You. Make space for reconciliation O Spirit and bring your peace where there is none.  Amen.

Your Vicar and Friend,
Kahu Kerry+

Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Trinity By-the-Sea Seeking Part-time Vicar
Trinity By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Kihei is currently receiving names for a part-time Vicar. For more information and to download the congregational profile, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
Hawaiʻi Island
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Mokulē'ia Day Camp Program at Holy Apostles
Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo will be hosting a Mokulē'ia Day Camp Program, July 25-29, 2022. This Day Camp is for children finishing grades 1-6, and is led by highly trained Camp Mokulē'ia staff. The camp will feature games, arts and crafts, spiritual formation, and much more! Cost is $200. Scholarships are available. To register, go to the Camp Mokulē'ia website HERE.
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • St. James' Parish - Keiki, Youth, & Family Ministries Coordinator (Full Time)
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: The bishops at the 2008 Lambeth Conference of bishops pose for the traditional group photo. Photo: Anglican Archives
Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Conference planners set tone of unity over division for upcoming summer gathering
With the 15th Lambeth Conference scheduled this summer, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is seeking to unite the Anglican Communion under common expressions of faith and social engagement, rather than focusing on debates over human sexuality that have divided bishops at past conferences. READ MORE
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(808) 536-7776