May 20, 2021
Despite pandemic restrictions, St. Andrew's Schools May Day celebration showed off the lovely smiles of all participants who were adorned with clear face masks with their lei. (Photo from the school's photo gallery)
The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ 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
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick asks for support and prayers of peace and healing in response to the many violent and unsettling actions occurring around the nation and the world. For messages from leaders and calls for help, see articles below under "The Episcopal Church & Beyond."
Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button above left, and his series of Study videos on the right. All video messages also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DIOCESE
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
"Having the program right here, you help to raise deacons and priests from your community… reflecting the kind of diversity that reflects the people of God."
Local Formation Program: Waiolaihui'ia Featured in ENS Article
The Episcopal News Service (ENS) recently featured an article about local ordination programs that included input from the Diocese of Hawai'i's current Dean of Waiolaihui'ia, the Rev. Haaheo Guanson.

The program, which began in 2013 through the Iona Collaborative of the Seminary of the Southwest, has raised a number of local clergy. Guanson is a graduate of Waiolahihui'ia, and is now able to lead the program that inspired her to reach a dream. For more about Waiolahihui'ia, visit the Diocesan website HERE. To read the ENS article, click HERE.
Letter from the Bishop:
Camp Mokule'ia: Trinity Sunday Collection, May 3
Aloha,

Beginning in 2015, the Diocese of Hawai'i began setting aside Trinity Sunday of every year as a time to collect a special offering to support Camp Mokuleʻia. This year, Trinity Sunday is on May 30, and I write to encourage you to use this opportunity to support this valuable ministry of the Diocese.

Like all of us, our Diocesan Camp Mokuleʻia has been forced to face the crisis of the COVID-19 head on. Our Camp was closed for nearly all of 2020 and early this year. It is now reopening. The plan is for Summer Camp to return this year. It has been a difficult time for our Camp and staff, but there is renewed hope and joy.

Mr. Darrell Whitaker, the Executive Director; the camp staff; the Board members; and volunteers work incredibly hard at our Camp. As a place of ministry, Camp Mokule‘ia, before the current pandemic, annually welcomed more than 15,000 guests on site. Through its operations, facilities and programming, the Camp strives to be a place that emphasizes the values of malama, pono and mana that we have identified as part of our Diocesan identity. READ FULL LETTER
Coping During COVID: Strategies on Managing Stress for Faith and Community Organizations, Emergency Managers and First Responders
The Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is hosting a webinar to support faith-based and community-based organizations, emergency managers and first responders who are responding to COVID-19 and/or have personally experienced the traumatic impact of COVID-19. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 8:00-9:00 AM (HST). For more information and to register, click HERE.
Suicide Prevention Virtual Workshop: A Hundred Million Reasons
"A Hundred Million Reasons" is a free virtual workshop for family, friends, parents, community members, youth leaders, and faith leaders to learn strategies for suicide prevention and develop resilience in your lives. The workshop, which is put on by the Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai'i, will take place on June 11 and 12, 2021. For more information and to register, click HERE.
Our Schools: Celebrating May Day
St. Andrew's Schools
From the Queen's bust, Cathedral steps, breezeway and school campus, students from St. Andrew's Schools celebrated May Day with full smiles shining through clear face masks! Under the direction of Kumu Hula Hiwa Vaughan, a crew of professional videographers captured the students' beautiful May Day performances on film in five episodes, and will be posted on YouTube. To view the first two episodes, click on these links: EPISODE 1 EPISODE 2
'Iolani School (Photos from the 'Iolani School Facebook page HERE.)
Seabury Hall (Photos from the Seabury Hall Facebook page HERE)
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Cathedral Celebrates Prince Albert's Birthday
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Cathedral of St. Andrew celebrated the birthday of Prince Albert in an annual tradition that features beautiful music and guests from the Royal Societies. Due to pandemic restrictions, attendance was limited but the tradition continued. To view the special service which was livestreamed, click HERE.
St. Peter's Knitting Group Makes News
St. Peter's Knitting Group K2P2 (Knit 2, Pray 2) was recently featured in the Star Advertiser (March 28, 2021). The group, which began 15 years ago, gather twice a month to knit hats, scarves, mittens and blankets for different organizations around the world. During pandemic times, they met on Zoom to continue their ministry. Of course they welcome knitters and gifts of yarn. (Photos from the St. Peter's Newsletter)
Sign Up for Day Camp at O'ahu Churches
Several churches in the Diocese will be hosting day camps on their campuses this summer, led by the staff from Camp Mokule'ia. The 5-day Day Camps are for children finishing grades 1-5, and run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. On O'ahu, Day Camp will be held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew (June 14-18) and Epiphany Church (June 21-25). Click HERE for more information and to register now!
Going Green: E-Waste Recycling
The Lanakila MP Senior Center will be the site for E-Waste recycling on Saturday, June 5, 2021, fro 9:00-11:00 AM. Along with computers, printers, scanners, they will also collect HI-5 beverage containers, batteries, canned goods for Hawai'i Food Bank, and more. To view the flyer with details and info, click HERE. The center is located at 1640 Lanakila Avenue, Honolulu.
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Sign-up for Camp Day at All Saints' in Kapa'a
Several churches in the Diocese will be hosting day camps on their campuses this summer, led by the staff from Camp Mokule'ia. The 5-day Day Camps are for children finishing grades 1-5, and run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. On Kaua'i, Day Camp will be held at All Saints' in Kapa'a, June 21-25. Click HERE for more information and to register now!
LAY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
-Part-time Custodian for All Saints' Church & Preschool, Kapa'a, HI
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Sign-up for Day Camp at Good Shepherd in Wailuku
Several churches in the Diocese will be hosting day camps on their campuses this summer, led by the staff from Camp Mokule'ia. The 5-day Day Camps are for children finishing grades 1-5, and run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. On Maui, Day Camp will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, July 5-9. Click HERE for more information and to register now!
The Big Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Sign-up for Day Camp at Holy Apostles in Hilo
Several churches in the Diocese will be hosting day camps on their campuses this summer, led by the staff from Camp Mokule'ia. The 5-day Day Camps are for children finishing grades 1-5, and run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. On the Big Island, Day Camp will be held at Holy Apostles in Hilo, June 14-18. Click HERE for more information and to register now!
LAY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
-Part-time Office Assistant - Holy Apostles, Hilo
-Part-time Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator- St. James', Waimea
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on the violence in the Land of the Holy One
[May 13, 2021] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued the following statement on May 13 as fighting continues to escalate in Israel and the Palestinian territories... READ MORE
The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem on the eruption of violence
“We know from sad experience that violence and hatred will never lead to solutions to the deep ethnic and religious divisions that have afflicted this region now for a century."

[May 17, 2021] The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Rev. Hosam Naoum, released a statement on the violence throughout the Holy Land. Click HERE to read the statement in its entirety.
Gaza needs our prayers and support: Ahli Arab Hospital Needs You
[May 14, 2021] The disaster happening in Palestine and Israel is heartbreaking and tragic. Violence between Jews and Arabs is spreading throughout the region and rockets and bombs have hit hundreds of targets in Gaza and southern Israel. READ MORE (Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib)
Episcopal leaders join calls for peace in Colombia amid clashes between police, protesters
[May 14, 2021] Episcopal leaders are calling for an end to violence and the protection of Colombians’ civil rights after more than two weeks of political protests in the South American country have been met by a deadly national police crackdown. READ MORE
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED REMINDERS:
COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: Stay informed with the latest about COVID vaccination schedules. Visit the State COVID-19 webpage HERE for more info, and click HERE to learn how to register for a vaccination.
2021 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Click on the links below to learn more or visit their website HERE:


SCHOLARSHIPS - Camp Mokuleʻia is once again offering scholarship funds in 2021. All congregations are eligible to receive up to $1,000 to help their children and youth attend camp.
DIOCESE'S COFFEE HOUR MOVES TO THURSDAYS - The Diocese's Coffee Hour, an informational gathering of church administrators and wardens, has moved to Thursdays and will still be held at 9:00 AM. To take part in Coffee Hours with the Diocesan Support Team, contact Rae Costa HERE. For more information about Coffee Hours, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
CHATS: MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS MEETINGS - The Diocese's Communications Design Team hosts monthly online gatherings that are open to all in the Diocese. If you are interested in learning or sharing about anything related to communications and media, please register HERE to get on the list to receive Zoom instructions and upcoming announcements.
YOUTH WEEKLY COMPLINE SERVICE: Fr. Jar Pasalo, the Diocese's Youth and Young Adult Missioner, has launched a weekly LIVE Compline on the Episcopal Youth of Hawai'i Facebook Group page. All are invited to join in every Thursday at 8:00 PM. All sessions are available for viewing on the page if you miss it. If you are interested in assisting/leading Compline, contact Fr. Jar HERE.
PALAKA FACE MASKS FOR SALE: Don't forget to order your palaka face mask from the Good Shepherd Women in Ministry for only $5 each plus postage. All sales benefit their outreach ministries. Place your order via contact form HERE, and mail your check to 2140 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM OUR CHANCELLOR: LICENSE REQUIRED FOR LIVE STREAMING MUSIC: As you may know, U.S. copyright laws do not apply for the performance or display of copyrighted works during on-site religious services. However, this religious service exemption does NOT apply to livestreaming or retransmission of the service over the Internet. Churches using copyrighted music in a live streamed service must either obtain specific written permission or a streaming license. Please contact me if you have any questions or call (808) 282-6088.

PROPER LICENSING NEEDED FOR MEDIA SHARING: Like the music industry, movies and books require permission to be shared publicly. For churches interested in showing movies, public performance rights can be obtained from two companies (representing different studios): Swank Motion Pictures (includes Disney and faith-based films) and Criterion. For reading books online, permission should be obtained from the author (or copyright holder).
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Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776
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