March 24, 2022
The Communications team is trying something new! The Chronicle will be published every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Submissions are due on Monday of the publishing week. Happenings are now organized by island color for your search convenience. We welcome all feedback regarding format and/or style changes in this edition of The Chronicle.
This issue's header was taken at St. James' in Waimea, where they received a huge helping hand from the marines and sailors from the 1st Battalion 12th Marines from Kaneohe on March 13. See details under the Hawai'i Island section. (Photo from the St. James' Facebook page)
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
From the Bishop
In case you missed it......
Bishop's 2022 Lenten Series Continues:
The Bishop continues his 2022 Lenten Series with his weekly Wednesday Message on "The Book of Job & the Nature of Suffering." This week, he covers Job's conversation about judgement and suffering continues with his three friends in chapters 15-30. To view this week's video message, click on the image shown, or visit his Study page on the Diocesan website HERE
House of Bishops' Meeting
I returned on Tuesday afternoon from the first in-person House of Bishops’ meeting (held at Camp Allen, Texas) in two years. Please share the attached Pastoral Letter, Resolution and Statement from the Bishops with all congregations in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and the Convocation of the Episcopal Church in Micronesia. They can be shared as bulletin inserts or electronically. I want to be sure that they have the broadest distribution possible with Episcopalians. 
The press release with the links to the documents can also be found HERE.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
(Pronouns: he, him, his)
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
The Reverend Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo
The Reverend Ernesto “Jar” Pasalo resigned as the Youth and Young Adult Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii effective March 4, 2022. Jar has received special admittance into the chaplaincy residency program of Pacific Health Ministry necessitating an abrupt leave taking. At this time, he plans on continuing as vicar of St. Matthew’s Church, Waimanalo. 

Jar’s ministry with young people was distinctly impacted by the pandemic as gathering was made impossible. I deeply appreciate his dedication to the ministry of the Diocese and his concern for God’s people. This move to explore chaplaincy and this important form of pastoral care fulfills a long time goal for Jar in a meaningful way. 

I will ask the Youth and Young Adult Task Force for advice on the future direction of this ministry and the staff position.


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
(Pronouns: he, him, his)
Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
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Annual Chrism Mass & Spring Training 2022
8 days left until Chrism Mass & Spring Training! Join us IN PERSON for the Diocese's annual Chrism Mass & Spring Training event being held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. This event is open to all clergy and lay*. The theme for Spring Training 2022 is from our Diocesan “Anthem” commissioned from Joe Camacho: "Pili Pa’a - We stand as one"

The day will begin at 9:00 AM with a Chrism Mass and Eucharist that will include the Renewal of Clergy Vows and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. Immediately following the mass will be Spring Training 2022 sponsored by the Racial Reconciliation Task Force, and will include a variety of workshops. For more information and to register, visit the event webpage HERE.

*Note: REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO EVERYONE! Due to budget realities, we can only cover the inter-island airfare for clergy and one lay person per neighbor island congregation. However, if any neighbor island congregation currently has no clergy, or the priest is unable to attend, please contact the Rev. Cn. Sandy Graham HERE and the Diocese will cover the cost for two interested lay people to attend.
Lent Madness Update: Queen Emma advances to the Saintly Sixteen
Lent Madness fans have been lighting up the internet with votes for their favorite saints in the climb for the Golden Halo! Each year 32 saints recognized by The Episcopal Church are selected. Based loosely on the NCAA basketball tournament of a similar name, this online devotion pits saints against one another in a bracket as voters choose their favorites throughout this penitential season. Lent Madness is heating up and in the match for the Golden Halo, our own Queen Emma defeated Hugh of Lincoln with nearly 65% of the vote! She advances into the second round of the Saintly Sixteen, where she will face José Hernández on Thursday, March 31. Mark your calendars and be sure to vote on the Lent Madness website HERE!
CONHM Lenten Video Reflections
Be sure to visit the Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry's (CONHM) webpage HERE to view some of our kanaka maoli clergy who will be offering weekly video reflections on the gospel for each Sunday during Lent. Open yourself to hear a word or theme differently, and learn something about our host culture here in these islands. Videos for the coming Sunday's gospel lesson will be posted the Thursday before.
From the Creation Care Team:
American Climate Leadership Summit - March 28-31
Research shows that only 6% of Americans are talking about climate change even though 78% are concerned. Add your voice to the 2022 American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2022) to learn and inspire more Americans to climate action! This four day, virtual event from March 28-31 will tie together climate science, solutions, action, and activism, while uplifting local and faith leaders.

As part of the Episcopal Church Creation Care network, you have access to unlimited free registrations for the event! Make sure to use the code ACLS22TEC to redeem free registration! REGISTER HERE
CHATS Meeting Topic: Weebly Training
The Diocesan Communications Design Team will host the monthly CHATS meeting via Zoom on March 31 at 2pm. This month's topic will cover the utilization of Weebly. All are invited to take part whether you are a novice, expert or just curious about the different communication platforms that folks can use not just in their churches but at home or work. To sign up for the Zoom link to meetings and updates or to ask a question please click HERE
APPLY NOW Deadline April 5, 2022!
Bishops' Scholarship Funds
Applications are now being accepted for two Diocesan Scholarship funds that are available to students for the 2022-2023 school year.

  1. Bishop's Scholarship Fund - Kindergarten to grade 12 students entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time
  2. The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund - Children of clergy under the age of 24 - Clergy must be canonically resident and domiciled in the Diocese of Hawai'i

The submission deadline is Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 4:00 PM (HST). For more information, eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click HERE. Should you have any questions, please e-mail Denise Esposito.
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. Gregory Johnson reflects about life and culture in the early 70's and time in the United States Air Force Academy. The Talk Story Project is a (growing) collection of stories from Diocesan-related retired clergy, spouses, and widows. Stay tuned for more updates!
Camp Mokule`ia Summer Camp Open House
What are your keiki doing this summer? Make Camp Mokule`ia their summer highlight! You'll see where the keiki play, eat, sleep, make new friends and memories. Visit the Camp for an Open House tour April 24th from 1pm-4pm! Call (808) 637-6241 to reserve a tour time slot. Ready to sign them up? Click HERE to register for Summer Camp.

2022 Summer Camp Counselors Needed! APPLY NOW HERE
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Cathedral of St. Andrew: Choral Evensong for the Feast of Annunciation
The Cathedral of St. Andrew will host an in-person and online Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Annunciation on Sunday, March 27, at 5:30pm. Prayers will be raised for peace and ending of war, including choral works by Ukrainian composers, as well as Bernard Rose, George Dyson, and Franz Bieble.

All offerings collected and received will be donated to the Episcopal Relief and Development in support of their efforts in providing humanitarian aid in response to the crisis in Ukraine.
Car wash to support Gifted and Physically Disabled Scouts (GAPS) at St. Christopher's
On Saturday, March 26, 8am-2pm a car wash will take place at St. Christopher's Kailua to support GAPS. GAPS supports Scouts with disabilities, leaders, and families by providing training, resources, and access. If you are on the windward side of Oʻahu, come by and get your car washed for a good cause! Pay by donation.
For more info: CLICK HERE
The Cathedral of St. Andrew currently has the following position open:
Part-time Sexton (10-13 hours per week)
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for Lay Position postings.)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
All Saints' Outreach
All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a continues to partner with Project Vision in offering mobile hot showers to houseless guests every Thursday from 11:00am-3:00pm. Additionally, free sack lunches are offered every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. All Saints' welcomes volunteers and organizations to help with this effort. READ MORE
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Trinity's Outreach for A Cup of Cold Water Maui
Trinity's Weekly Outreach for A Cup of Cold Water's Ministry to Maui's houseless produced 80 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, in record time. The effort included volunteers, comprised of new visitors, local church members, and tourists! A huge mahalo is especially due to Susie Davis who is overseeing the coordination and execution of starting this ministry!

Want to help make sandwiches for the unsheltered community?Come to Trinity Episcopal Church-by-the-Sea for an outdoor Sunday Service at 9am then join the volunteers in Kilolani Hall afterward at 10:15am!
Contributed Photo
St. John's Honors Lynette McCrary for Her 25 Year Ministry
Lynette McCrary was honored on Sunday for her 25 year ministry in the St. John's Nursery. Even though she is unable to work in the nursery on Sunday mornings she is still working behind the scenes! She's received a framed letter from the Bishop thanking her for her service.

Congratulations Lynette on your 25+ years of service!

Hawaiʻi Island
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
1st Battalion 12th Marines Lends a Helping Hand to St. James' Parish

Marines and Sailors on deployment in Pohakuloa from 1st Battalion 12th Marines in Kaneohe spent the day working with the parishioners of St. James'. They painted two ramps and trimmed faux olive hedges and trees around the campus. A special mahalo to Sexton Frankie Pang Jr., Warden Ian Hersey, and to parishioners Phil Conley, David Greenwell, and Gerrit Keator for their assistance!
Our Schools
St. Andrew's Schools Summer Adventure

St. Andrew's Schools is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer programs:
  • Summer School for grades K-12 (June 6 - July 16) View the catalog for Summer Guidebook
  • Summer Adventure for grades k-8 (July 18 - August 12) View the catalog for Summer Adventure

To register for all programs, click HERE. For more information, or if you have any questions, visit the St. Andrew's School Extended Learning webpage HERE.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS
Madeleine Albright, first female secretary of state and devoted Episcopalian, dies at 84
[March 24, 2022] Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state who wrote about her complex faith journey to The Episcopal Church and served in leadership roles at various Episcopal institutions, died March 23 of cancer. She was 84.
Albright was the first female secretary of state, serving from 1997 to 2001. Previously, she served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. READ MORE
Photo: Frank Logue
House of Bishops condemns war in Ukraine, anti-transgender legislation at first in-person gathering since COVID-19 pandemic
[March 22, 2022] The House of Bishops voted unanimously to issue statements condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and political actions targeting transgender people at its March 15-21 meeting. The House met in person for the first time since September 2019, with 133 bishops and bishops-elect present, at Camp Allen, a retreat center near Navasota, Texas, owned by the Diocese of Texas. READ MORE
Photo: Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry's Sermon to House of Bishops
[March 15, 2022] Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry delivered a sermon to the House of Bishops regarding the conflict in Ukraine, "Putin may overrun the country, but he will not defeat the people of Ukraine. He will not. Spirit will always win over flesh. It may not be in the forecast time, but it’s real." READ MORE
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