The early Christians began celebrating the season of Lent with 40 days of penitence and fasting, representing the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before he began his ministry.
As the first Christians prepared for the celebration of Easter, those who had committed notorious sins and had been excommunicated were allowed to repent and reenter the community through a process of reconciliation. Those who wished to join the community would spend the season of Lent in a process of learning and commitment. Prospective members would leave behind their old behaviors and separate themselves from their previous status. They were instructed in the ethical expectations and changed behavior that was expected as a disciple of Jesus. Lent was a period of transition and learning after which these new Christians would be welcomed into the new status with the sacrament of Baptism on Easter.
In this season we are invited to reflect on our lives and hear how God is calling us to be disciples of Christ. As we make our way with Jesus toward Jerusalem this Lent, may God bless you with the time for reflection and the space for listening to where God is calling you.
OPEN GYM NIGHT
On Saturday March 4th, families converged on the gym for fun and frolic.
More Open Gym fun coming up!
Check out our 75th Anniversary news section for updates.
Mālama I Ka ʻĀina
Do you have electronic waste or stand alone batteries that you need to get rid of? The county of Honolulu has information and options for you to recycle these items to be better stewards of our resources and land. You can find out more here:
Registration for Summer Camp is underway. Scholarships ARE available.
Tara in the Camp office 808-637-6241
Shut Down Red Hill
Letter Writing Campaign!
The Diocesan Task Force for Creation Care and Environmental Justice has joined hands with
Hawai`i Interfaith Power and Lightto launch a national letter writing campaign, asking all faith communities and individuals of faith to write letters to President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to ask them to hasten the de-fueling and dismantling of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
You are invited to visit the HIPL Take Actionpage to find out more and download a sample letter.
Printed letters and envelopes are available in the HNC office.