May 12, 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 photo was taken at the recent Church Pension Group's Triennial Convention in St. Paul, MN, where our own Chaplains to Retired Clergy joined 150 of their peers. Look for a feature article in the next Chronicle. Pictured L-R are the Rev. Bruce DeGooyer, Mrs. Dee Chang, the Rev. Carol Arney, the Rev. Heather Mueller, Mrs. Norma Chun, the Rev. Cn. Frank Chun. (Photo by the Rev. David Ota) 
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From the Bishop
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A Personal Journey to Ordination:
The Rev. Deacon Frank Condello II
Surrounded by family and friends, Frank Condello II was ordained into the transitional diaconate at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The ceremony was particularly meaningful, after two years of pandemic restrictions that put his "journey to ordination" in unchartered territory. Like the rest of the world, life during the pandemic was turned upside down, completely changing the way we normally do things. Frank's ordination, which should have taken place months ago, was worth the wait as restrictions relaxed and folks could gather in person to celebrate this milestone with him.  READ MORE

Included in this feature are exciting news and updates about the Waiolaihui'ia Center for Ministry (WCM, formerly known as the Waiolaihui'ia Formation Program). Click HERE to view WCM's latest news now.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
Welcome Fatima!
Meet Fatima Houchens, the Diocese's Financial Support Administrator
Fatima Houchens joins the Diocesan Support Center as the Financial Support Administrator. Please add Fatima to your church newsletter recipient list. Fatima's contact information can be found on the Diocesan Support Center page HERE.

Fatima started on May 3, and comes with over 20 years of accounting experience in a variety of settings including small businesses, non-profits, and multinational enterprises. Fatima earned her bachelor's degree in Accounting at Adamson University in Manila, Philippines. During her free time, Fatima enjoys bowling, baking, spending quality time with family and friends, and volunteering at church and community services.
CONHM's Eastertide Reflections
The Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministries (CONHM) will continue to share Gospel reflections by our kanaka maoli clergy and lay, through Eastertide, June 5, 2022. To view the video messages, please visit the CONHM webpage HERE
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Kapuakukui: Camp Mokule`ia's 75th Anniversary Celebration
Camp Mokule'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, who has served as the Camp's Board Chair since 2016. Canon Kennedy's father, the Right Reverend Harry Kennedy, Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, founded Camp Mokule'ia 75 years ago.  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. For more information, visit the event webpage 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. Dave Coon 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!
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Cathedral of St. Andrew: Choral Evensong
St. Andrew's
On Sunday, May 22, Cathedral of St. Andrew will be holding a special Choral Evensong in honor of Earth Day and inspired by the dedicated work on Creation Care which the national church has taken on as a body of believers and followers of Christ Jesus. “As a whole church, we have promised to place the care of God's Creation at the heart of our common life. Together, we have taken up church-wide action in order to safeguard the integrity of Creation and to sustain and renew the life of the Earth.” READ MORE
St. Christopher's Rocks: A Very Solid Concert
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St. Christopher's will be hosting A Very Solid Concert on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 5:00pm. There will be nature inspired music. Featuring all ensembles: Ostinatos, Chimeleons, Martellatos, and soloists.
Emmanuel Church: Bishop's Visit & Renovation Blessing
Emmanuel Church Kailua would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped Emmanuel reach this special occasion of the renovation blessing! Mahalo to the entire community for donating their valuable time, money, and energy into this project! If you have not been able to visit in person, we hope you will be able to soon! A sincere heartfelt appreciation for the sweat equity and generosity of Emmanuel members, the Kiwanis Club of Honolulu, 'Iolani Key Club, friends, neighbors, St. Christopher's Church, Camp Mokule'ia, and everyone else who lifted a shovel, moved rocks, and shared their knowledge and input. To view more photos of the Bishop's Visit & Renovation Blessing click HERE
St. Christopher's Church, Kailua currently has the following position open:
Bookkeeper (10-12 hours per month)
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for Lay Position postings.)
The Parish of St. Clement currently has the following position open:
Office Manager (Full-Time)
(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.
Portraits of Holy Sovereigns for Sale
St. Michael & All Angels Church on Kaua’i is offering for sale a matched pair of portraits of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. The portraits are giclee on canvas and were made by renowned Hawaiian artist Brook Kapukuniahi Parker. They are 18x24 canvases and framed in wood floater frames, black with gold leaf. The portraits were originally purchased in the fall of 2020, prior to the Feast Day of the Holy Sovereigns in November. St Michael & All Angels Church would like to offer these paintings at a generous 30% discount. Originally, the paintings and the frames cost $945 plus shipping. They remain in perfect condition and are on sale for $650 plus shipping. If you are interested in purchasing please contact the parish administrator HERE
All Saints' Hosts Henry Adam Curtis Piano Concert
On Saturday, May 21, All Saints' Episcopal Church will host a piano concert with music by Henry Adam Curtis. Hank’s music is a one-of-a-kind stylistic hybrid, blending classical, jazz, new age, rock, and gospel elements. He will be performing selections from his four albums of solo acoustic piano music, as well as new compositions and arrangements. Please come and enjoy Hank’s piano for the first time in almost three years! For more information visit the All Saints' Facebook page HERE
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. John's Annual Spring Rummage Sale
St John's, Kula will host a Rummage and Bake Sale this weekend on two different days- May 13 & 14. Masks are recommended indoors. For more information please visit St. John's Facebook Page
Trinity By-the-Sea in Kihei has the following position open:
Vicar (part-time)
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for Ordained Position postings.)
Hawaiʻi Island
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Our Schools
St. Andrew's Schools Summer School
St. Andrew's Schools Summer School Programs offer a variety of hands-on learning experiences that are engaging and fun. Students can select from a variety of academic, athletic, enrichment, and arts courses. Enrollment is open to girls and boys in grades K–12. Dates for Summer School are: June 6 – July 15, 2022

View the Summer School website for more details.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Episcopal Public Policy Network Series on Children: Child Poverty: A Terrible Status Quo
[May 12, 2022] The statistics on child poverty are sobering. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2019 (the last year for which reliable Census data exists) the United States was home to more than 10 million children living each day below the poverty level. The COVID-19 pandemic has made accurate data collection more difficult, but nongovernmental researchers have compiled estimates of more contemporary child poverty rates than the Census can provide. In mid-to-late 2020 Columbia University’s Center on Poverty & Social Policy tracked child poverty rates on a monthly, rather than annual, basis, and found that from May to October 2020 more than 2.5 million children fell into poverty because of the reduction in the federal emergency economic support provided by the CARES Act in the early days and months of the pandemic.
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Contact Information
Madison Franks, Communications Coordinator
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776