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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


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: Wisdom has prepared a banquet of food and wine, an image expressive of God’s communion with us.  For those who desire life.  Jesus gives his own flesh and blood.  Thus we shall be filled with the Spirit.       

Stewardship Meeting -- Aug. 21st @ 5:15 pm.
*SJC Feast Meeting -- Aug. 22nd @ 6 pm.
Filipino Catholic Club Meeting--Aug. 26 @ 8 a.m.
          The meetings will be held at the Convent.

*The SJC FEAST is a major fundraiser for the Parish and we are in need your time and talent. Please come and join us in brain storming on how we can create a fun & successful event.  MAHALO!  
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.

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!  


Jesus announces that he is the “living bread.” And we understand that the Eucharist is the center of our life in faith: in our families, parish, local church and throughout the world. We are the stewards of Christ’s life in the Eucharist. We are called to put the Eucharist into action. How do we do that? St. Paul enjoins us to be always grateful, to worship, to try to understand the will of the Lord and to watch carefully how we live. What are some of the ways we can put the Eucharist into action this week?  


REL. ED. & ADULT SACRAMENTS: (All ages 4 yrs & up): registration forms are on the back table of church or on the church website; along with the yearly calendar. First class is on August 19th at 7:50 a.m. up at the school.

will begin for new students/inquiries on August 9th from 7—8:30 p.m. and every Thursday thereafter at Room 5 at the school.

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!


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever"

Why did Jesus offer himself as "food and drink"? The Jews were scandalized and the disciples were divided when Jesus said "unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you have no life in you." What a hard saying, unless you understand who Jesus is and why he calls himself the bread of life. The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves (John 6:3-13), when Jesus said the blessing, broke and distributed the loaves through his disciples to feed the multitude, is a sign that prefigured the superabundance of the unique bread of the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper. The Gospel of John has no account of the Last Supper meal (just the foot washing ceremony and Jesus' farewell discourse). Instead, John quotes extensively from Jesus' teaching on the bread of life.       


WHAT'S HAPPENING....Save the Date!


MAUI FAITH FORMATION CONFERENCE 2018 - Saturday September 22nd  
Breakout Sessions 8:30-10:15am, 10:45am-12:15pm, 1:15-2:45pm
St. Anthony Middle/High School
1618 Lower Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793  

Effective Parish Evangelization & Catechesis for Millennials &
Generation Z with Michael Pa’ekukui, St. Louis School
A fresh look at evangelization and catechesis through ‘attractive’ technology that truly engages students and immerses them in the life of Christ.   

Physician Assisted Suicide: Undermining Trust and Hope for Those Most in Need with Dr. Dave Coleman, Professor, Chaminade University
With Physician Assisted Suicide becoming law and undermining trust in our doctors, our hope is in God’s faithful love, found in an interior life of prayer and shared lovingly with those with whom we entrust our care.   

My Beloved, My Friend: Foundations for Building a Life of Authentic Love with Melissa Maleski, Master Catechist 
This session empowers you and your family to journey with Christ and the Church toward a more joyful experience of human love and family in the Divine plan.  

Before you pack light and go, Come!
Register at www.catholichawaii.org/mauifaithconference

Detailed flyer for the conference here: Faith Formation Flyer2018.pdf


October 5, 2018—Divine Mercy Crusade at St. Joseph Church, Makawao.  The Eucharist and the Rosary.  Holy Hour and Prayers at 5 p.m. Divine Mercy talk by Fr. Joseph Aytona and Fr. Mark Wheelan at 6 p.m. Holy Mass at 7 p.m. and Veneration of First-Class Relic of St. Faustina to follow at 8 p.m.  Confessions will be held all night except during Holy Mass.  All are welcome!     


November 8, 2018—Saint Pio comes to Holy Rosary Church in Paia at 6 a.m.—9 p.m.  Come and venerate the official relics of St Pio of Pietrelcina, on the occasion of the 50th commemoration anniversary of his passing,  A mass in honor of St. Padre Pio will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. by Rev. Msgr. Terrence A. M. Wantanbe A.M. Vicar Forane of Maui & Lanai Vicariate.  For more info call (808) 585-3342.




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!
Living Catholic in the 808
Such a Big Word!
Melissa Maliske, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Honolulu, Hawaii    

What does it take to be an effective evangelist? If you asked the prophet Jeremiah, he might have said that all it takes is cooperation with God and a pair of underwear. It worked for him, after all; Jer 13:1-11 vividly illustrates how our proximity to God directly affects our well-being.  

Many of us feel unable to take on the task of evangelizing. Evangelization is a big, important word that sounds like big, important work, and requires big, important abilities on our part. It is a big word, and it is very important work, but it definitely does not require us to have big, important abilities. All we need are the things closest to us: clothes, food, books, and hobbies.  

The most important thing is our desire to cooperate with God: the desire to use what we have to reveal the Good News of God’s love for us, to reveal the path of reconciliation and salvation through Christ, and to reveal the beauty of God’s work in us, our neighbors, and the created world. Read to a child, feed a neighborhood family, or say hi to a stranger: ask God what He wants you to do!    



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      


The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will be held at St. Theresa Church in Kihei on November 16-18th.  This is a non-residential weekend.  The weekend provided opportunities for the couples to spend time as a group and alone to meaningfully dialogue about their lives together.  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


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:   Emily Agusti  572-6745

  • Music: Michael Balderas 572-9434, Rochelle Alo 572-0262,
    Joe Cacalda 283-1123, & Damien Paiva 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): Jason & Diane Jacinto: 572-4623

Social Outreach Ministry:

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

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

  • Sweetbread: Jackie Souza 573-8927 

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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