The Cathedral of
St. Andrew


Cathedral Life
Christmas Season
Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this place, 
and with true love and charity each other now embrace; 
this holy tide of Christmas doth bring redeeming grace. 
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy! 
Hymn #105 God rest you merry, gentlemen, v. 4
The time is here! Christmas has come! 
God rest you merry, St. Andrew's!

Over these next days, we hope and pray to cross paths with you either in-person or online. If you are setting out to join us at the Cathedral for our Christmas celebrations, we wanted to take a moment to review our COVID protocols

Masks are required.  
If you are uncomfortable keeping a mask for a good period of time, please join us online! 

Distancing is honored. 
Your RSVP assists us in managing our space and providing physical distancing to the best of our abilities. Please help us continue to respect good distance.  

Ushers will assist you.
If you have RSVPed, check in with the Ushers as you arrive and have your name checked off. The Ushers will help you find the best place for your party to sit.  
If you have not RSVPed, please wait under the Aloha Tent. There will be an usher there to gather Contact Tracing information from you. At five minutes before the start of the Mass, the Ushers will be able to start seating you.  
**Please note – there is no guarantee there will be seats if you have not RSVPed.  

We are profoundly grateful for all you have done to keep each other safe and yourself as healthy as possible– vaccinations and boosters, mask-wearing, distancing, attending to illness if it has come your way – These things working together exemplify that “true love and charity” we sing about in God rest you merry, gentlemen. It is loving your neighbor as yourself in real time, each and every day. May we persist in this holy work through this holy season and into 2022, sharing abroad our “tidings of comfort and joy,” our love for our neighbor, especially now amidst these challenging and difficult time. 
 
Merry Christmas to you and to those whom you love! 
Canon Heather+ 
Provost and Chaplain, St. Andrew’s Schools 
Note from Cathedral Staff
Merry Christmas Cathedral 'Ohana!

This special Cathedral Life e-newsletter is all things Christmas season here at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. We are highlighting all services that will be taking place in the next three weeks, including Christmas Eve and Day, as well as the two Sunday's After Christmas (December 26 and January 2). We would like to point out that certain service details have been updated from our last e-newsletter on December 13, so please take a look at our calendar of events in the articles below to find out all things new!

In this Cathedral Life, we also wanted to share Staff notes for the upcoming Christmas season. Please find that information below:

Wednesday Noon Mass with Healing Prayers
will not be held on December 29, 2021 and January 5, 2022
The Wednesday Noon service will return on January 12, 2022

The Cathedral Office will be closed on the following days:
December 27-28, 2021 (In observance of the Christmas holiday)
January 3-4, 2022 (In observance of the New Year holiday)

Cathedral Staff will be working remotely the week of 12/29 - 12/31. Emailing office@cathedralhawaii.org will be the best way to communicate with Staff for your inquiries and needs.

January Cathedral Life will be released on Wednesday, January 12
We will be highlighting all events for the month, including the
Annual Meeting that will take place on January 23, 2022

The Cathedral thanks you for your gracious support through this merry season. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2022!
Christmas Schedule
Christmas Eve - Friday, December 24
**Update on Christmas Eve RSVP**
RSVPs still available for 5:30pm Carols in Cars, lawn seating, as well as the 8pm Christmas Eve Hawaiian Mass. 
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass reservations have closed. ) 
 
RSVPs still available for 10am Christmas Day said service. 
 
Click here to place your Christmas RSVP.
5:30pm The return of Carols in Cars!
Christmas Lessons and Carols with Queen Emma Square clergy and singers 

8pm Christmas Eve Mass (Hawaiian and English), in the Cathedral
Christmas Eve Mass with Bishop Fitzpatrick, Cathedral Clergy, and choir.
 
11:00pm Christmas Eve Midnight Mass (English), in the Cathedral
Join us online! (No RSVPs remain.) 
Christmas Day - Saturday, December 25
The Christmas Day service will require an RSVP for all who plan to attend.
10:00am Christmas Day Mass, in the Cathedral
Christmas Day Mass with Bishop Fitzpatrick
(Rite I traditional, no music)
Sunday, December 26 - First Sunday of Christmas
Join us in-person or online for either the 8am (Hawaiian and English) or 10am (English) Eucharist, both with accompanied carols.
Please note: the 7am Rite I Eucharist will return on January 2. The choir will be on hiatus 12/26 and 1/2, returning on 1/9.

5:30pm Virtual Evensong Ali'i Observance of
Queen Kapi'olani's Birthday
Sunday, January 2 - Second Sunday After Christmas &
Ali'i celebration Commemorating the Birthday of Queen Emma
Join us for our 7am (Rite I Eucharist), 8am (Hawaiian and English)
or 10am (English) Eucharist as we honor this Ali'i Sunday
and Commemorate the Birthday of Queen Emma, who, along
with King Kamehameha IV, founded the Cathedral of St. Andrew
 and St. Andrew’s Schools. 
Please note: The choir will be on hiatus on 1/2, returning on 1/9. 

5:30pm Virtual Evening Offering 
As we are still in the Christmas season, join us again for Christmas lessons and carols as we replay Carols in Cars
Cathedral Happenings
Looking to 2022 - Save-the-Date
Sunday, January 9, First Sunday of Epiphany,
The Baptism of our Lord 
Join us at 7am, 8am, or 10am, in-person or online as we usher in the season of Epiphany with Baptisms and renew our own Baptismal Covenant. 
 
8pm Sunday Virtual Compline streaming on our Facebook page 
(new weekly offering for 2022!) 
Sunday, January 16 – Along with our morning worship schedule, join us for this Special movie event! 
Mission: JOY
On Sunday evening, January 16, 5:30pm, join us for the screening of the film MISSION: JOY Finding Happiness in Troubled Times. Watch the trailer here and plan to be with us and join in the JOY as 2022 begins!
Sunday, January 23, between the 8am and 10am: Cathedral Annual Meeting. Join us in-person or via Zoom! More details coming in the January Cathedral Life. 
Prayers for the New Year
Almighty and merciful God, through your well-beloved Son Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, you have willed to make all things new: Grant that we may be renewed by your Holy Spirit, and may come at last to that heavenly country where your people hunger and thirst no more, and the tears are wiped away from every eye; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  

The Work of Christmas  
From The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations, by Howard Thurman 
 
When the song of the angels is stilled, 
When the star in the sky is gone, 
When the kings and princes are home, 
When the shepherds are back with their flock, 
The work of Christmas begins: 
To find the lost, 
To heal the broken, 
To feed the hungry, 
To release the prisoner, 
To rebuild the nations, 
To bring peace among others, 
To make music in the heart. 
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