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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.


Stations of the Cross:  Fridays at 3pm & 6:30pm 

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

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY - June 15 & 16, 2019

REFLECTION ON TODAY'S READING:  We are at peace with God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ.  God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.  This Spirit, who us Wisdom itself, will lead us into all truth.  How wonderful the name of our God in all the earth.     


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 5:00 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.



In today’s Gospel Jesus talks about life with his Father and the Spirit. He tells his disciples that what belongs to the Father belongs to him, and that the Spirit will take from what is his and give it to them. Jesus helps us understand that the relationship between Father, Son and Spirit is one of perfect sharing and loving generosity. This shared life  is the foundation for what we now understand as part of living life in the Trinity. The abundant generosity of those who are good stewards of the gifts entrusted to them give us a glimpse into the love of the Triune God. Does the extent of our generosity give others a glimpse of God’s life within us?  



 (Reflection Of The Gospel)

"The Spirit will guide you into all the truth"

How can we know God personally and grow in our understanding of his wisdom, truth, and love for us? Jesus made a claim which only God can make - he knows all things - the present and the past, as well as the future. Jesus not only claims to speak the truth, he calls himself the very source of truth when he proclaims that he is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). Now Jesus promises to send his disciples the Spirit of truth who will guide them in understanding all that Jesus came to say and do! Jesus tells his disciples that it is the role of the Holy Spirit to reveal what is true. It is through the gift and working of the Holy Spirit, who enlightens our hearts and minds, that we come to understand that the Godhead is a trinity of persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  



Friday, July 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church.

The Rinaldi Family is seeking accommodations for Dario’s classmates & family.  If you are able to assist kindly contact Steve or Laurie at  573-1840. 

The Trinitarian Nature of God
Very Rev. Msgr. Gary L. Secor, V.G., Rector, Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
     Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  We thank God that, because we are created in the image and likeness of God, what we see in the trinitarian nature of God is meant to help us understand who God has created us to be.        
     First of all, the Trinity is a mystery to be reverenced and not primarily a doctrine to be analyzed.  No amount of explaining or figuring will ever fathom the depths of God's nature.  In fact, once we think we have God figured out, or "put in a box", we are in trouble.  God deserves awe and not analysis.  Each person also deserves our reverence and respect.  We know from our experience with those who are close to us, that once we think we have them all figured out we are in trouble.        
     Secondly, the Trinity is a relationship of persons.  This tells us that we have a personal God who wants to have a personal relationship with each of us.  God does not want to be a distant God.  Someone has described God as a vast ocean of love whose tide is constantly coming in and inviting us to be swept off our moorings and into the deeps of grace and mercy.  What is keeping us tied to the dock?  This personal God also reminds us that it is in other people that we find God's presence and love.  God has a human face; it is the face of Christ.      
     Finally, the Trinity reminds us that real unity is found not in sameness but in oneness in the midst of diversity.  All the persons of God are unique, but they are one God.  Their individual natures are not violated and they are not in competition with one another.  Even though the truth may call us to disagree about the validity or value of certain behaviors, we must not disagree about the respect that each person deserves.  The great challenge is to live the values of Christ while valuing one another.  Only the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit makes that possible.        
     Today, on Father’s Day, we also pray for all Fathers, living and dead.  May God bless them abundantly!


ATTENTION:      Come and Join the St. Joseph Parish Altar Servers!  
Training for New Altar Servers will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 21th and 28th from 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Church.  If you have received your First Holy Communion Sacrament and would like to serve the Lord and his church please attend the up-coming training sessions. If you have any questions please call Helen Souza 572-6235. 

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!
St. Joseph Youth Ministry News for March 2019 is here!

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.

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!  

Stewardship Newsletter  In preparation for the 3rd edition newsletter, the Stewardship Committee request ministries, movements and committees to submit an article (word format) and picture (jpeg format) of events that have occurred or will occur during the period from Jan. 1-June 30, 2019.  Deadline for article submission is Friday, July 1, 2019.  Articles may be emailed to stjosephmakawao@rcchawaii.org        

  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      


St. Theresa Church—Nov. 15-17, 2019 Consider enriching your marriage on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, honoring husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unity of society.  Take the time to salute the beauty of your faithfulness, sacrifice and joy of daily married life.  For more information visit Worldwide Marriage Encounter at www hawaiiwwme.org    

World Marriage Day (WMD) on February 10th honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life.        


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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 1295 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768.

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