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Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao Maui Hawaii

Schedule Of Services

Daily Mass:  Monday-Friday..... 7 a.m.


Saturdays ........... 5:00 p.m.

Sundays ........... 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Confessions:  Saturday .... 4:00 p.m. or by Appt. only.



Office: (808) 572-7652    Fax:  (808) 573-2278

 Email:  stjosephmakawao@rcchawaii.org


Parish Mission Statement - St. Joseph Church Parish is a faith community in Makawao, Maui.  We are dedicated to the call of God, to support the Diocese of Honolulu in its mission, to celebrate the Eucharist, and to commit and make Jesus present in our lives.

St. Joseph Church Staff:

  • Administrator:  Rev. Jaime Jose

  • Parochial Vicar:  Rev. Michael Tolentino

  • Deacon Patrick Constantino

  • Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:

  • Preschool Director:  Helen Souza  572-6235

  • Office Clerk Sheri Harris

  • Teachers: Alicia Cordeiro, Renette Koa, Arneda Wilson

  • Teacher Aide:  Shelley DeCantreras

  • St. Joseph Early Learning Center Website

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - January 19 & 20, 2019

At Cana in Galilee, Jesus performed the first of his signs, revealing his glory to his disciples, and later to all the nations.  He has revealed as well the manifestation of the Spirit who distributes different gifts as he chooses.           

Father request the leaders of Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers, All Music Ministries, Lead Usher of each Mass, Environment and Sacristan to attend the Liturgical Meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Convent.

PASTORAL COUNCIL—Saturday, January 19th @ 10 a.m. at the Convent.  
LITURGICAL COMMITTEE—Father request the leaders of Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers, All Music Ministries, Lead Usher of each Mass, Environment and Sacristan to attend the Liturgical Meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Convent.  
STEWARDSHIP– Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:15 p.m. at the Convent.
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Tuesday, January 29th at 8:30 a.m. at the Convent.  
FEAST— Thursday, February 7th at 6 p.m. at the Convent.     
In addition to the Anointing of the Sick, St. Joseph Church now offers a weekly Healing Ministry. This is a time set aside to bring restoration and wholeness to anyone in need of healing of body, mind, or spirit.    
IMAGO CHRISTI (in the Image of Christ) is an international healing ministry.  
Offered every Monday evening at 5:30 pm in the Church

You are invited to come and pray for healing with us. Group prayer and specific individual healing sessions are available to all.   It is the promise of Jesus that, through Him, we are "to have life and to have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).  Mark 16:17-18 says "these signs will follow those who believe... they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover!"   This is a special time of grace for individuals, couples, and families to ask Jesus for healing for our needs and supplications.  Let the power of the Holy Spirit fill and restore us with His love!   Whether or not you are seeking personal healing, you are welcome to join our Healing Ministry Team. Please call Alda and Jim St. James for more information.  The flyer for the Healing Ministry is here.

SJC Outreach Ministry  Would like to thank you for your tremendous support during this holiday season. Thanks to your generosity $600 in food gift cards were distributed to needy families. Also provided were 75 holiday food boxes. Our Angel tree overflowed with gifts providing 97 children with Christmas presents. Mahalo to SJC Youth Ministry for assisting us with the Angel tree project. May you all have a very blessed new year and again, Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity!   .  


Workshop on Physician Assisted Suicide
If you would like to better understand the Church’s stand on this new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019 here in the State of Hawaii.  Fr. Mark Gantley, Judicial Vicar will be holding a workshop on the topic.  It is important that we all have a good understanding of how we are to respond to this situation. On January 24, 2019 there will be two workshops on Maui; at Christ the King, Kahului at 10 a.m. or at St. Theresa, Kihei at 6:30 p.m. 


Have a few minutes to spend with The Good Shepherd?  Come to St. Joseph’s Church on Thursdays for Holy Hour at 5 to 6:30 p.m.   On Fridays come & join us to pray the Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. Holy Rosary will be held Monday—Fridays after the daily mass.    All are Welcome!  


The 2019 offertory envelopes are available for pickup at the back of the Church.  Please place your name and address on the envelopes for the first couple of weekends.  To assure credit to the appropriate account do not use prior year envelopes in 2019.  Inactive envelope numbers are reissued to other parishioners.   If you would like to receive 2019 offertory envelopes please stop by the parish office.


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Jesus manifested his glory at Cana"

Do you recognize the glory and presence of the Lord Jesus in your life? God often reveals his glory to us in the unlikeliest of places - in a cold stable at Bethlehem, at a village wedding party in Cana, on a bloody cross at Golgatha, or on the road to Emmaus. In today’s Gospel reading we see the first public sign and miracle which Jesus performed. The Lord Jesus brought great blessing and joy to a newly wed couple and their wedding party. First by his presence, and second by saving them from embarrassment when the wine ran out. Changing water into wine was a remarkable act of kindness; but giving the best to last was unnecessary and unheard of. In the Old Testament wine is seen as both a gift and blessing of God (Deuteronomy 7:13; Proverbs 3:10, Psalm 105:). That Jesus would miraculously produce 120 gallons of the best wine (many times more than needed) shows the superabundance of the blessings which he came to offer.     *******************************************************************************************

Living Catholic in the 808

Reminder in the Baptism of the Lord
Very Rev. Msgr. Gary L. Secor, V.G. Rector, Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace       
   As a further manifestation and "epiphany" of the Lord, we celebrate today the Baptism of the Lord.  This mysterious event is a further revelation that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God, with whom the Father is well pleased.  But, it is also an important reminder of who we are, especially because we too have been baptized.       
We are reminded that we are beloved sons and daughters.  Jesus was acknowledged by the Father as his beloved Son.  God wants all of us to know that we are beloved as well.  This sense of being loved by God is essential to our well-being.  Without it, we begin to feel that God does not care or that God is out to get us and only interested in divine retribution.  The truth is that God loves us more than we can imagine.  
     We are reminded that God's love is meant to comfort us in our trials and be experience as a grace of mercy that is freely given.  Isaiah speaks of that comfort.  It is important to sense God's care and comfort especially when life is not very friendly or comforting.  It is essential to know that God is merciful because we are imperfect and in constant need of forgiveness.  God gives us that forgiveness without our needing to earn it; all we need to do is ask for and accept it.  
     We are reminded that this love, comfort, and mercy are given to us so that we can live good lives.  With these gifts comes a responsibility.  We are entrusted with these blessings so that we can be a blessing to others.  We are reminded that we are beloved so that we can remind others that they are beloved.  We are shown mercy so that we can show mercy to others as well.   
     These rich graces are given to us in Baptism.  Let us pray that we will let the fire of the Holy Spirit ignite them so that they will empower us to be God's beloved sons and daughters.


In today’s second reading, Saint Paul makes a list of gifts dispensed to members of the Christian community by the Holy Spirit. Each gift bestowed has a specific purpose for the person for whom it is intended: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation. Good stewards know these gifts are not meant to be kept hidden by the recipient but to be shared with the community and beyond. As we begin a new year, let us reflect on the gift the Holy Spirit has given to each of us. Do we recognize this gift? How was it intended that we use this gift? Are we being good stewards of this gift?


The St. Joseph Youth Ministry  is a ongoing and year-round Ministry.  Please contact Diane Jacinto, Youth Ministry Moderator at: 572-4623 for day, time, and location of next gathering or by email: st.jcyouthgroup@gmail.com or Sheri Harris, Religious Education Coordinator at 572-2273   

Youth Ministry & Confirmation Registration Form
Youth Ministry Registration Medical Information Parent Consent Form
Photograph and Video Consent Form
Our Youth Group News for March 2017 is here!

Saturday, January 26th at 8 a.m. at the Christ the King parking lot.  For more information call Norman at 357-6676 or Ku’ulei 281-4469.
St. Joseph Parish Altar Servers training will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17, Mar. 17 & April 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church.


Please continue to donate non-perishables and canned good foods to St. Joseph Church Social Outreach Ministry for food pantry distribution.

This ministry kindly request donations of Vienna sausage, spam,  2lb bag rice, toilet tissue, small container/bottle juice, condiments and any type of non-perishable protein items. Large grocery paper bags are also requested. Your donations are greatly appreciated for distribution to needy families.  In the Spirit of Aloha, St. Joseph Church parish is truly ‘NO KA OI ‘.   


MY PARISH APP   The app will allow us to communicate with you.   It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayers and Confession reminders, our bulletin and more.  Its free and simple to install, go to messaging, text app to 88202 to download our parish app.  Select our Parish after opening. 

PARISH REGISTRATION  Please stop by the Parish Office if you are new to the Parish and would like to register or if you would like to receive a box of collection envelopes.  Also, if you have any changes to your address, phone contact, etc.. kindly call the office to update your information.   Mahalo!



Catholic Engaged Encounter is part of an international and national family and is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. During the weekend experience, a couple will have plenty of time alone together to meaningfully dialogue honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together.  Catholic Engaged Encounter is the official marriage preparation program in the Diocese of Honolulu. For more information and/or to register for a weekend, please visit our website at www.hawaiicee.org      


Mahalo for your prayerful support of the most recent WWME weekend held Nov. 16-18!  Lives were changed and marriages strengthened as the couples worked to restore communication, rekindle romance, and renew their commitment!
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will be held at St. Theresa Church in Kihei on November 15-17, 2019.  (This is a non-residential weekend.) The quality time together is very impactful.  For additional information, please contact Tanya and Lee Barbero at 268-1578.  


Church Committees:

  • Pastoral Council:  Christine AhPuck 463-1585

  • Church Building/Master Planning:  Jordan Santos; 572-9768

  • Finance:  Ernest Rezents;  572-8663

  • Stewardship Committee:  Arsenia Anderson 572-8290

Church Fund Raising:

  • St. Joseph Feast:  Donna Pico 572-7652

  • Sweetbread:  Jackie Souza 573-8927

  • Thrift Shop: Joslyn Minobe: 572-9150/572-1129 

Worship Ministry

  • Sacristan: Richard Harris: 572-2273 

  • Arts & Environment:  Berna Gentry 385-3442

  • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion/Sick & Homebound: Madeline Pruse  572-4116

  • Altar Servers:  Helen Souza 572-5142

  • Lectors:   Erica Gorman 280-9687 & Lorlee Cain, 250-8317

  • Music: Michael Balderas 572-9434, Rochelle Alo 572-0262,
    Joe Cacalda 283-1123, & Damien Paiva/Lani Kukaua 572-2324








 Religious Education:

  • Religious Education (Children (K-8) Faith Formation/Adult Faith Formation,  Sheri Harris 572-2273

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Chris Ahpuck: 463-1585

  • Youth Ministry (Confirmation)(Ages 13-17): Jason & Diane Jacinto: 572-4623

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Food Pantry: Helen Tabaco, Judy Cambra & Frieda Inciong: 572-7652, Parish Emergency Assistance: Arsinia Anderson: 572-8290


Church Movements:

  • Cursillo Maui Coordinator:  Jaimie Balthazar;  572-6403

  • Filipino Catholic Club:  Earl Lamadora; 276-0973

  • Hawaii Catholic Engage Encounter: Fred & Eileen Corpuz, 572-8833

  • Divine Mercy/Legion of Mary:  Bob & Daisy Muego, 250-9126

  • Holy Family Institute/Healing Ministry:  James and Alda St. James: 572-8575

  • Holy Name Society:   Ed Ferreira 572-0015

  • Neocatechumenal Way:  James & Carol Stenger;  572-7935

  • Holy Hour Devotion:  Linda Mitchell: 264-3388








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