Community Outreach

Members of the Cathedral’s Outreach Committee actively participate in outreach into the community through a variety of ministries.

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ʻAina I Ka Pono, “The Life of the Land is perpetuated in Righteousness” is the motto of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi that was bequeathed to all by King Kamehameha III. It underlies the spirit of aloha and reinforces our mission to do good in the world in the name of Christ.

Outreach Ministries

St. Paul’s, Saipan

Assisting migrant workers abandoned in Saipan (NMI)

Supporting migrant workers from the Philippine Islands who were abandoned by the companies who imported them to Saipan and later laid them off without funds to return to their homes. Learn more…

Family Promise

Helping find housing for homeless families, with Family Promise of Hawaii

Helping families to transition from homelessness to sustainable living arrangements. Learn more…

Kalihi-Waena Elementary School

Providing school supplies and more to families at Kalihi-Waena Elementary School

Assisting students at this school, more than 80% of whom live in households that are below the federal poverty level. Learn more…

We are connected to the life of the land and, through it, to all who live in it.

Past posts about Cathedral outreach:

Volunteering at Wallyhouse August 18, 2020Volunteering at Wallyhouse

Cathedral member and frequent volunteer Victor Young writes about his experiences volunteering at Wallyhouse, an outreach effort by Catholic Charities and based at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Kalihi and affiliated via the Third Order of St. Francis, an Episcopal ...
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Supporting Kalihi Waena School in the time of COVID-19 July 21, 2020Supporting Kalihi Waena School in the time of COVID-19

Kalihi Waena Elementary School, about three miles from the Cathedral, is in one of the lowest income areas in the city, and has a high percentage (nearly 80%) of its with 467 students (2019-20) eligible for the Federal free lunch ...
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Report on the Affordable Housing Summit, Sept. 21, 2019 October 1, 2019

Barbara Service, Chair of the Cathedral’s Outreach Committee, attended the recent Affordable Housing summit. Following is her report. On September 21, 2019, Faith Action, formerly known as FACE (Faith Action for Community  Equity) held an Affordable Housing Summit. Rick Blangiardi, the General ...
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“Suddenly Last Sunday” – A report on the school supplies ministry July 31, 2019"Suddenly Last Sunday" - A report on the school supplies ministry

As we have done for more than a decade, Elizabeth Conklin and I started composing notices and adding photos to announcements in late June about the school supplies drive. When I found black and white composition books for 48 cents ...
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The Cathedral Outreach Committee Helps Kalihi Families by Providing School Supplies July 15, 2019The Cathedral Outreach Committee Helps Kalihi Families by Providing School Supplies

For educators, knowing whether a particular child or how many children within a school are eligible for “free or reduced cost lunch” is significant because it reveals which families are hard-pressed financially. Families that qualify for free or reduced cost ...
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3rd Annual Faith Summit on Homelessness, May 4, 2019 May 9, 20193rd Annual Faith Summit on Homelessness, May 4, 2019

This symposium, sponsored by IHS, had as its goal “empowering ministries to inspire impactful change.” Sponsored by the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, Church of the Crossroads, Central Union Church, First Assembly of God, United Healthcare, Christ Church Uniting, and Harris ...
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Kalihi Waena School meat give-away 2018 December 14, 2018Kalihi Waena School meat give-away 2018

Each year, the Outreach Committee gives a ton of meat to the families of Kalihi Waena Elementary, which is the school in a low income neighborhood that the Cathedral helps with our school supplies campaign each July. By giving away ...
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Extensive damage in Saipan and Tinian from Category 5 storm Yutu November 6, 2018Extensive damage in Saipan and Tinian from Category 5 storm Yutu

Typhoon Yutu, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Rosita, was a powerful tropical cyclone that wreaked havoc over the islands of Tinian and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Philippines. Classed as a Category 5 storm ...
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School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena Elementary, July 1-29, 2018 July 4, 2018School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena Elementary, July 1-29, 2018

The Need Kalihi Waena is an elementary school 3.5 miles from the Cathedral. Many (76%) of its students are on free or reduced cost meals (breakfast and lunch.) The term ‘free and reduced lunch’ is an indicator of financial difficulties in ...
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Our Shallow Subsidy has Housed a Family! October 21, 2016

In the fall of 2015, articles about homelessness were featured in the newspaper on a daily basis. On October 12, 2015, the Reverend David Gierlach challenged all churches to house at least one homeless person. However, our Outreach and Social ...
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