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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

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - February 16 & 17, 2019

Blest are they who trust in the Lord.  Blest are they who are poor and who endure insult, for their reward shall be great: eternal life.           

Feb. 20—Stewardship Meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Convent.
Feb. 21—Master Planning Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Convent.
 Mar. 06—Ash Wednesday—Mass times are at 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 Mar. 07—Feast Meeting at 6 p.m. at the convent.
 Mar. 08—Station of the Cross will be every Friday of Lent at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m..
 Mar. 10-18—St. Joseph Novena Mass at 6:30 p.m. except on Sunday’s at 7 a.m. and on Sat., Mar. 16 at 5 p.m.
 Mar. 19—Feast of St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary, Mass will be at 6:30 p.m.   .

Please pickup a copy of the Eucharist Ministers schedule and kindly sign up for Holy Week.     

Please bring your old blessed Palms to church on or before March 4th and place it in the receptacle at the back of Church.  The old blessed palms will be burned by Father to make the Ashes that will be used for Ash Wed., Mar. 6th.
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.

The Maui Vicariate Youth Ministry Project  will be hosting a Middle School Rally for those in Grades 6, 7 & 8 only on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Anthony School and Church, Wailuku.  Coordinated by Student Leaders from the Maui Parishes. Theme: "Fearless Too"
Registration is open to all Middle Schoolers.  Cost is $15 per student, ($10.00 per child if two or more siblings) + Optional $15.00 each for t-shirt. . Deadline to register is February 8, 2019. Please contact Jason & Diane Jacinto, Youth Ministry Moderators at (808) 572-4623 for student registration forms.


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!  


Eucharistic Ministers  Please pickup a copy of the Eucharist Ministers schedule and kindly sign up for Holy Week.



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 ‘.  


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Blessed are you poor - yours is the kingdom of God "

When you encounter misfortune, grief, or tragic loss, how do you respond? With fear or faith? With passive resignation or with patient hope and trust in God? We know from experience that no one can escape all of the inevitable trials of life - pain, suffering, sickness, and death. When Jesus began to teach his disciples he gave them a "way of happiness" that transcends every difficulty and trouble that can weigh us down with grief and despair. Jesus began his sermon on the mount by addressing the issue of where true happiness can be found. The word beatitude literally means happiness or blessedness. Jesus' way of happiness, however, demands a transformation from within - a conversion of heart and mind which can only come about through the gift and working of the Holy Spirit.     *******************************************************************************************

ST. JOSEPH FEAST May 3, 4 & 5, 2019     
Please volunteer your time for your parish.  Kindly call the parish office at 572-7652 if you are able to volunteer or simply complete the below slip, cut and return in the collection basket next weekend.  MAHALO!      
God has Blessed me/my family, ___________________________ and I/we are willing to give back to the Lord by volunteering at the Parish Annual Feast.  I can assist  in  ___ Trash/Cleanup  ___Putting up/Taking down Banners or by ___Volunteering where it is needed on ____Friday from _____to _____, or/and ____Saturday from _____to _____, or/and _____ Sunday from _____to _____. Please contact me prior to the Feast at _____________ to let me know when & where I can help my parish.  


The prophet Jeremiah minces no words in today’s first reading: “Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings … whose heart turns away from  the LORD.” And the prophet’s “beatitude” resembles that of Jesus’ teaching in today’s Gospel reading when he proclaims: “Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD.” Good stewards understand that what the world values is not consistent with Gospel values. They realize that God has placed in their midst all the gifts, charisms, and resources needed to bring Christ to a world desperately in need of his loving presence. But to exercise good stewardship over God’s gifts takes a great deal of trust. How does our stewardship reflect our trust in the Lord?  


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!


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


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.

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.

  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








Church Documents:





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 St. Joseph Church.

Available at the parish office.

 Add $5.00 per book for mail orders and mail your request to:

 1295 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768.

Additional fee of $30 for all insufficient checks


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