The Rev. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo named Diocesan Youth and Campus Missioner
We are pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2020, the Rev. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo, has been named the Diocese of Hawai'i's Youth and Campus Missioner. Fr. JaR, who grew up on Maui and attended Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, was ordained to the Presbyterate in January 2016, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Most recently, he served as the Vicar at St. Nicholas Kapolei.
As the Youth and Campus Missioner, he will support our congregations in their ongoing youth (7th to 12th grade) and college campus programs, helping to create a network of youth and youth workers. He will be working in cooperation with the Diocesan Youth Ministry Design Team that was established in 2019.
As Fr. JaR settles into this position, he will be reaching out to congregations and their youth/college communities.
Youth Ministries calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult. Youth Ministries is a bridging ministry of education, connection, formation, and hopefully, transformation.
In the Diocese of Hawai'i, youth programs are run by the individual congregations although there are opportunities for activities on the diocesan, provincial and national level.
In 2019, Camp Mokule'ia and their enthusiastic staff were given oversight of youth ministries on a Diocesan level. Stay tuned for big bold changes and exciting opportunities for youth worship and fellowship!
Nationally & World-wide
The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. The Youth Ministries Office is grounded in the Five Marks of Mission and the Baptismal Covenant, building churchwide networks to invite, inspire, affirm, and equip youth for discipleship and Christian leadership in their lives and their communities. Click HERE to visit The Episcopal Church's Youth page.
EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT (EYE)
Every three years, The Episcopal Church puts on its signature Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) to bring together high school youth from all Episcopal Churches around the world. Over 3 days, they engage in worship, workshops and listen to dynamic guest speakers. Click on the following links to see our Hawai'i youth delegation in action:
DIOCESAN YOUTH DESIGN TEAM
Did you know? In 2019, the Diocese formed a design team made up of clergy and lay volunteers, with a goal to vitalize and reshape youth ministry in the Diocese.
Over the next few years, bold new ideas will be implemented, and your input and support are welcomed!
Visit our Youth Design Team page HERE to learn more and get involved!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
YOUTH RETREAT: ONE BODY
MARCH 20-22, 2020
Camp Mokule'ia, O'ahu
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT (EYE20)
JULY 7-10, 2020
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
(Followed by Mission)