The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Cathedral Life
April 2022
Note from Canon Heather+
Updated COVID Guidelines for the Cathedral of St. Andrew 
Aloha Cathedral community, 

With the changes in our larger state-wide guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols and practices, we, too, here at the Cathedral have adjusted our protocols and practices implemented for in-person services. 
Masking & Social Distancing 
•Masks are not required at the Cathedral or in the Cathedral buildings, however they will continue to be encouraged, welcomed, and available
• Physical distancing, as we have been doing, is still honored. Please keep this in mind during the sharing of the Peace! 
At the Eucharist – taking Communion  
• We have returned to Bread and Wine at Communion. 
• How to receive Communion will return to ‘before’: 
  • To receive communion, please come to the center aisle to receive the Bread and then proceed toward the side aisles to receive the Wine and return to your seat. 
  • The clergy will be distributing the Bread and offering the Chalice. 

 **PLEASE REMEMBER: Receiving sacraments in both kinds (Bread and Wine) or just the one (usually just Bread, but occasionally just Wine) is completely acceptable. Receiving the Bread alone is full and complete reception of the Sacrament. 

**Regarding the sharing of the common cup at Communion – I offer this message from the Dean of the Cathedral in Ottawa regarding Communion and COVID-19. I find it to be well written and researched, and it extends the sentiment of compassion and self-awareness we hold to here at St. Andrew’s. Shared with the Cathedral congregation in July of 2021, this statement from Ottawa comes as vaccines were still gaining traction internationally. (You will read that they were still screening people at their Cathedral when this was written, for example.) With the months that have passed since July, our infection rates now are even lower than they were then. The most significant message – we support you in your choice. 
**Other Details You May Notice**  
• The plexiglass has been removed from pulpit and lectern. 
• Processions with the choir have returned. (The clergy and choir are masked while singing in procession.) 
• Clergy are masked when behind the, as well as when distributing communion. Clergy may also choose to mask at the door when greeting. 
Our commitment to our online community will continue -- Livestreaming will not change! We move forward with great joy and a commitment of support for your choices regarding masking and any personal caution. We understand that this adjustment in practices will take time to get used to after such a challenging two years. Your clergy is here to help however we are able. Together we go on ~ Imua! 
In Christ,
Canon Heather+
Note from Kahu Ha'aheo+
Cathedral Directory

We are working on the Cathedral Directory! As I talk with people, they are excited that we will include photos in our directory. We have not seen each other in a while (some have not seen each other in two years). People will be able to refer to the directory for names and photos, although photos are not required. The directory will include contact information for everyone who expresses a wish to be included, either by checking the box on the Pledge Card last fall or by notifying the by email or providing information when contacted by a church volunteer.

If you wish to submit a photo for the directory, there are 3 ways:

1. Just send in your favorite photo of yourself and/or your family. Photos may be taken from a current smart phone, or any other source. For a clear photo we need at least 1024 pixels in the longest dimension. Please send photos to Elizabeth Conklin,

2. If you would prefer to use an existing photo, you may drop it off at the office. Your photo will be returned to you when the photo is copied. 

3. If you do not have a suitable photo but wish one, Elizabeth Conklin is willing to take you photo after the 8 am or 10 am Sunday Service at the Cathedral. Make an appointment by emailing her at Note that she can do only one or two each week.

Thank you
As we move through Lent...
Share in the film:
The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Life of CS Lewis
We are pleased to offer the opportunity to view this biographical film of CS Lewis’ life. Please send your interest RSVP to by Tuesday, March 29.
We are working with the film company on permissions to cover all viewing costs for folks who are interested!

Click here to watch the trailer:
Walking the Way of Love Slipper Drive for
 Ruth Ke‘elikōlani Middle School EXTENDED to April 10!
Collection bins will be available in the Cathedral until Sunday, April 10. You may also drop off your donations to the Cathedral Office*.

Thank you for your generous support and for Walking the Way of Love.

*Please contact the Office before dropping off donations.
Office hours: Tuesday-Friday between 8am-4pm.*
Lenten Speaker series will finish on
Sunday, April 3 at 5:30pm in Davies Hall
Join us this Sunday evening, April 3, for a time of prayer, reflection, and conversation around the theme of our wild, wilderness and the holiness of the present moment. This week's theme will be: Out of the Wilderness – Liturgy, Labyrinth, and Walking ‘Pilgrimages’ with Canon Heather+.

Come, be with us!
Easter Flowers!
Our beautiful Easter flowers are made possible through memorial gifts and thank offerings. There will be envelopes available in the pews until Sunday, April 10, but you may also place a check with your desired In Memory of or In Thanksgiving for in the calabash. To be published in the Easter Vigil and Easter Day programs your check must be received in the office by noon on Monday, April 11, 2021.
... We can start talking about Holy Week!
Calendar of Events for Holy Week

Palm Sunday with the Reading of the Passion
Rite I Holy Eucharist (spoken)

Rite II Holy Eucharist (Hawaiian / English) with Cathedral Choir

Rite II Holy Eucharist (English)
with Bishop Fitzpatrick and Combined Choir.
Service will begin in the Queen Emma Park as we join our Square Partners, St. Paul's and St. Peter's, for the Liturgy of the Palms and then process to the Cathedral with our ‘ohana from St. Paul’s for a shared Eucharist.

Maundy Thursday
Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and the Stripping of the Altar

7:00 - 11:00pm
Watch in the Garden
Just as the disciples gathered with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, sign-up for a time to watch with Christ and pray in the darkened Cathedral.  
*This service will require a RSVP.
Please email to place your reservation today!
We will have the following time slots available: 7-8pm, 8-9pm, 9-10pm, 10-11pm

Good Friday
Join us for our Good Friday Liturgy with Bishop Fitzpatrick.
With the reading of the Passion Gospel, the Veneration of the Cross, and the praying of the Solemn Collects.

Holy Saturday
Join Canon Heather+ and Joy Martinez for the liturgy for Holy Saturday. Service will be held over Zoom.
*This service will require a RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Please email to place your reservation today!

The Great Vigil of Easter with Diocesan Confirmations 
Join with us and Bishop Fitzpatrick for the Great Vigil of Easter.  
‘This is the night’ we light the new fire, recount the record of God's saving deeds in history through scripture and hymn, and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter 

Easter Sunday
Rite I Holy Eucharist (spoken)

Rite II Holy Eucharist with Bishop Fitzpatrick and the Cathedral Choir
Please join us for our Easter Sunday liturgy with Holy Baptism and Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

Rite II Holy Eucharist with Bishop Fitzpatrick and the Cathedral Choir
Please join us for our Easter Sunday liturgy with Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

*The 8am and 10am Easter Sunday services will require a RSVP. We continue to follow recommended distancing practices in the Cathedral, allowing a capacity of seating for 200 at each service.  
Please email to place your
Easter Sunday reservation today!
From Bishop Fitzpatrick:
Update from the House of Bishops' Meeting
Bishop Fitzpatrick returned on Tuesday, March 22, from the first in-person House of Bishops’ meeting (held at Camp Allen, Texas) in two years. Please follow the links below to share in the information that was discussed:
Please stay tuned for a special Cathedral Life release on Monday, April 11th!
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822