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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


Thanksgiving services on Thursday Nov. 24th at 7:00am.


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. Drexel Ramos

  • Deacon Patrick Constantino

  • Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652

  • Office Clerk: Therese Ibarra

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:

THANSKGIVING SERVICES  Thursday, Nov. 24th at 7 a.m.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: Those who use their gifts and talents in the service of one another, especially the poor and the needy, are blessed indeed.  They shall be known as children of the light, and will be ready for the Lord’s return.    

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 6:00 pm in the Church

* Starting November 20th. 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 at 572-8575.

Mumps Outbreak Affects Communion   Due to the current rising of the mumps outbreak in Hawaii local pastoral discretion and care should be practiced as necessary.  It is advisable by the Office of Worship that parishes temporarily suspend the distribution of communion through the use of the communal chalice (Precious Blood) at Mass.  The recommendation is to stop the use of the chalice(s) for at least the next three weeks (incubation period for mumps) or until the outbreak settles down.  Parishes in areas where a high volume of tourists attend Mass should be alerted and highly consider this temporary suspension.  As Church leaders we have to be sensitive to the needs and health of our congregations.


 MISA AGUINALDO   Please join us in celebrating with the nine day novena for the Misa Aguinaldo beginning on Saturday, Dec. 16.  “Aguinaldo means gift, which is peculiar to Christmas… The faithful make this their ‘Aguinaldo’ to God for the greatest gift of Jesus.  The practice can also be understood as the preparation of the faithful to receive from God the greatest gift or ‘Aguinaldo’ of Christmas, which is Jesus, the savior of the world.”  The schedule will be forthcoming on the parish bulletin’s weekly calendar.


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"The foolish will miss heaven's wedding feast"

What can economics and productivity teach us about the kingdom of heaven? Jesus' story about a businessman who leaves town and entrusts his money with his workers made perfect sense to his audience. Wealthy merchants and businessmen often had to travel abroad and leave the business to others to handle while they were gone.

Why did Jesus tell this story and what can it teach us? Most importantly it tells us something about how God deals with us, his disciples and servants. The parable speaks first of the Master's trust in his servants. While he goes away he leaves them with his money to use as they think best. While there were no strings attached, this was obviously a test to see if the Master's workers would be industrious and reliable in their use of the money entrusted to them. The master rewards those who are industrious and faithful and he punishes those who sit by idly and who do nothing with his money.

The essence of the parable seems to lie in the servants' conception of responsibility. Each servant entrusted with the master's money was faithful up to a certain point. The servant who buried the master's money was irresponsible. One can bury seeds in the ground and expect them to become productive because they obey natural laws. Coins, however, do not obey natural laws. They obey economic laws and become productive in circulation. The master expected his servants to be productive in the use of his money.      


A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT  In today’s Gospel, Jesus delivers the parable of the talents; using the example of money rather than abilities or skills. It’s a story about investments, risks and returns. Stewards understand that God has given them an abundance of spiritual gifts. They know God doesn’t want them to simply receive these blessings and bury them in fear, but to multiply them; to use these gifts to serve Him and others; to spread Christ’s Good News; to go and make disciples of others. Good stewards invest what God has given them in the service of others and are prepared to render an account when the Lord returns. Reflect this week on how you are returning your own God-given gifts back to God with increase.  


to Fr. Drexel & his family, Fr. Drexel’s Dad, Igmidio Ramos, Sr. was called home by our Heavenly Father.   May the perpetual light shine on Igmidio.        

SJC MULTIPURPOSE CENTER   A couple of weeks ago Fr. Jaime and Fr. Drexel pleaded with you to reflect and pray if you could commit financially to support the construction of the Multi-Purpose Center.  If you have made a sacrifice to our program, we thank you for your support.  If you are a parishioner and have not yet made a commitment, we ask that you prayerfully consider a sacrifice to help us achieve our goal.  If you are not a parishioner, but support our vision and goals, we would greatly appreciate any financial support you can provide.   MAHALO!     

FOODLAND  You can also contribute to the Multi-Purpose building at checkout.  Present your Maika'i card (or provide your number) and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to ST. JOSEPH CHURCH MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER PROJECT , code number 77274.  If you do not have a Maika'i card/number, you may request to establish one.  Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total.  You may donate up to $249 per organization; any portion exceeding $249 will not be matched.  The amount you donate and the name of our organization will appear on your receipt.  Any donation must be payable to Foodland or Sack N Save.   

The St. Joseph Youth Ministry  invites all High School students in Grades 9 thru 12 are invited to come and join us for food, fun and fellowship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the 5th grade classroom. Should you have any questions, For more info contact Jason & Diane Jacinto, Youth Moderators at 572-4623 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!

St. Joseph Church Blessing & Candle Lighting of the Tombs   Thank you to SJC Youth Program and Religious Education Department who sponsored the annual candle lighting ceremony at SJC Cemetery on November 1st.  It’s a beautiful gesture honoring our beloved who has gone before us. 

Youth, RE Students and Family members placed a candle on each tomb in commemoration of All Souls Day.   For the rest of the photographs including a photo after dark,  view the attached flyer.  Photos by Jacob Metz



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      

St. Joseph Based

Put a little love, a lot of hope in your marriage. Sign up for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018:  7:30 a.m.—9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018:  7:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. For more information contact Deacon Pat Constantino at 572-8298.         


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!  

(in the Image of Christ) is an international healing ministry, now offered at our church. Every Thursday after Holy Hour at 6:45 pm, we invite you to come and pray for healing with us. All are welcome! For more information, call Alda or Jim St. James at 572-8575.


In preparation for the holidays, SJC's next food pantry distibution is scheduled on December 21st.  Your donation will be greatly appreciated for any of the following non-perishable items:  canned ham or spam, corn beef, corn stuffing, mac & cheese, soap, toilet tissue.  Please drop off donations at the back of the church, under the tables behind the last pew.  Thank you for caring and for your generosity.
(People are unreasonable, illogical & self-centered.  LOVE THEM ANYWAY.  St. Teresa of Calcutta) 

Church Committees:

  • Pastoral Council:  Christine AhPuck 463-1585

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

  • Stewardship Committee:  Arsenia Anderson 572-8290

  • Finance:  Ernest Rezents;  572-8663

  • Parish Fundraising:  Chris AhPuck;  463-1585

  • Sweetbread: Jackie Souza 573-8927


Church Ministries:

  • 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:   Emily Agusti  572-6745

  • Music: Michael Balderas, Rochelle Alo, Joe Cacalda & Damien Paiva









Religious Education:

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

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Liz Miller: 281-9643/Chris Ahpuck: 463-1585

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Breaking Bread Ministry (Food Pantry & Parish Emergency Assistance: Arsie Anderson: 572-8290

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

Church Movements:

  • Cursillo Maui Coordinator:  Jaimie Balthazar;  572-6403

  • Filipino Catholic Club:  Earl Lamadora; 276-0973

  • Holy Family Institute: James & Alda St. James 572-8575

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

  • Divine Mercy:  Daisy Muego, 250-9126

  • Holy Name Society:   Ed Ferreira 572-0015

  • NEO Catechumen:  Paolo & Dani Baricchi;  572-0049

  • Legion of Mary: Daisy Muego; 250-9126

  • Marriage Encounter:  Lee & Tanya Barbero 268-1578








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