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Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao Maui Hawaii

Schedule Of Services

MASS Services will commence on Saturday June 5th.

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:  By appointment only on Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday from 9a.m. - 11 a.m at the rectory. Call 572-7652 to schedule your appointment.


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

 PENTECOST SUNDAY - May 30 & 31, 2020

All of us have been baptized into one and the same Spirit.  That same  Spirit, the advocate, was given as gift to the disciples to strengthen them to go forth in the name of the Lord, “to renew the face of the earth”. 
For those of you that are not physically able to attend mass please Join Fr. Jaime and Fr. Michael as they livestream the daily and 9 a.m. Sunday Mass.  Go to:  www.facebook.com/pages/St-Josephs-Church 
Mass will resume Saturday, June 6th however, in order to do so there are rules and guidelines we must implement from CDC and the Diocese of Honolulu.  For the full description of the reopening, read this.
1.  Reservations are needed for all Sunday Masses and Weekday Masses.  Please call the Parish office 572-7652 weekly to reserve your seat for the Mass that you want to attend. For contact tracking purposes, we will need your name, address and contact number in case of an outbreak of the virus. Should the particular mass you are requesting is filled, you will be given an option to choose another time for Sunday or for a weekday Mass.
2.  Always wear a face mask inside and outside the Church. The only time you can remove your mask will be after receiving the Holy Communion and then you put it back on.  You are encourage to bring your own hand sanitizer's.
3.  Please check in at the door and then the Ushers will seat you.  Household Families can sit together. Couples also can sit together. Others will be alone 6 feet apart.
4.  After mass please follow the ushers’ instructions keeping 6 feet social distancing as you leave the church.
5.  Socializing and visiting in the parking lot is not allowed. Please go straight to your car and exit the parking lot.
6.  Donation baskets will be at the entrances of the Church. You can place your donation in the basket before or after the Mass.
As of June 1st the office will be open using safe practices and social distancing.  We highly encourage you to call and make an appointment before coming into the office. 

Also, please note the following:
1.  Receiving Guests & Meeting Protocols—As much as possible, any guests requiring a meeting with a (parish or school) employee should meet via telephone or video conference. If this cannot be done, an in-person meeting that is short in duration should first take place outside the office with all participants wearing face masks maintaining the required degree of physical separation.
2.  Masks are mandatory—According to the State, cloth face coverings must be “worn at all times.  Cloth face coverings are meant to stop the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets.
3.  Remember to Stay home if you are sick, do not come into the office. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these unprecedent times.   physic
Dear God of all the living, you sent your Son Jesus to heal us from illness and sin.  We turn to his healing power in this time of anxiety over the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus.   St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to service of those who had an infectious disease.  St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any disease,” because she was confident of your power to save.  At the same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that she and her Sisters would not be infected.   Let us learn from this example to put our trust in you to save us from the ravages of disease and to take prudent measures to prevent its spread.  Guide us to know when to isolate ourselves from the possibility of infection, but never let anyone be left without the care and concern of others in the community.   As our Diocese of Honolulu has been dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence, “Jesus, I trust in you.”  
Fr. Jaime Jose confirmed that the St. Joseph Feast will be cancelled for 2020 due to the concerns over COVID-19.   All scrip and presale hamburger tickets sold for 2020 will be honored in 2021 or if you would prefer a refund please mail your scrip/hamburger presale tickets back to St. Joseph Church, 1294 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768 along with your name and a self-addressed stamped envelope where the refund will be mailed.       To all our dedicated sponsors and donors if you wish to have a refund please feel free to contact us.  Otherwise we will hold your contribution for the 2021 Feast.   Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we get through these unprecedent times.  Safety is our number one concern.

Reflection of the Gospel

"They were all filled with the Holy Spirit!"
Do you know and experience in your own life the gift and power of the Holy Spirit? After his death and resurrection Jesus promised to give his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit. He said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit! (John 20:22) Jesus knew that his disciples would need the power of the Holy Spirit to carry out the mission entrusted to them. The gift of the Holy Spirit was conditional upon the ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the Father. That is why Jesus instructed the apostles to wait in Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high (Luke 24:49). Why did they need power from on high? The Gospels tell us that Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit when he was baptized at the Jordan River.

A Stewardship Moment

This weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit among the fearful believers of the early Church. Saint Paul reminds us of the special power the Holy Spirit has bestowed upon us to give us confidence and how that power gives us the potential to live extraordinary lives of faith. Good stewards recognize this power and use their gifts, through God’s channel of grace, to transform their lives and the lives of others. Good stewards know that it is through the Holy Spirit that they can proclaim: “Jesus is Lord.” How do we allow the Holy Spirit to work within us to give us strength, confidence and hope?

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.  The links below will also take you to the app.


The 2020 offertory envelopes are available for pickup at tyhe 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 2020.  Inactive envelope numbers are reissued to other parishioners.  If you would like to receive 2020 offertory envelopes, please stop by the parish office. 



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. 
Engaged Encounter Weekends occur frequently at the St. Anthony Schools Media Center in Wailuku.  To register for a weekend, please visit our website at
www.ceehawaii.org    Contact couple, Fred and Eileen Corpuz at 808-572-8833.  
Catholic Engaged Encounter is the official marriage preparation program in the Diocese of Honolulu.

A weekend of discovery...
a lifetime of love
Your whole family deserves the love mom and dad will discover on a Worldwide Marriage Enounter Experience!  If you'd like greater depth, growth, and enrichment in your relationaship, you'll like the difference a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can make!

2020 Weekends:

July 24-26 Sacred Hearts School/Maria Lanakila, Lahaina, Maui
September 18-20 Annunciation Church, Waimea, Hawaii
November 6-8 St. Damien Church, Molokai

        For more information, contact:  hawaiiwwme.org or call 808-373-0893

Church Committees:

  • Pastoral Council:  Chris Ah Puck 463-1585

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

  • Finance:  Ernest Rezents;  572-8663

  • Stewardship Committee:  Arsinia Anderson 572-8290 & Helen Souza 572-5142

Church Fund Raising:

  • St. Joseph Feast:  Donna Pico 572-7652

  • Sweetbread:  Jackie Souza 573-8927

  • Thrift Shop: Joslyn Minobe: 572-7652  

Worship Ministry

  • Sacristan: Richard Harris: 572-2273 

  • Arts & Environment:  Berna Gentry 385-3442

  • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion/Sick & Homebound: Jaimie Balthazar, 572-6403, & Johnelle Omura, 298-1346.

  • Imago Healing Ministry: James & Alda St. James: 572-8575

  • Altar Servers:  Helen Souza 572-5142

  • Lectors:   Erica Gorman 280-9687

  • 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 Ah Puck: 463-1585

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

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Food Pantry/Emergency Assistance: Helen Tabaco, Judy Cambra & Frieda Inciong: 572-7652.


Church Movements:

  • Knights of Columbus: Grand Knight, Steve Rinaldi 573-1840

  • Filipino Catholic Club:  Earl Lamadora; 276-0973

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

  • Divine Mercy:  Robert & Daisy Muego; 250-9126

  • Legion of Mary: Oscar D'Souza; 573-5826

  • 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:




 St. Joseph Church Cookbooks, Heavenly Blend Coffee, Jams, Jellies, Salts, Butter, Dressings and Chutney are all for sale at the parish office.    (808) 572-7652

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