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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. Drexel Ramos

  • Deacon Patrick Constantino

  • Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652

  • Office Clerk: Therese Ibarra

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: Through baptism we have been joined to the Lord who calls us to be disciples.  How well do we listen to his voice?  How willing are we to do his will?       

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

* 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.  The flyer for the Healing Ministry is here.

(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.


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!  


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"We have found the Messiah!"

Who is Jesus for you? John calls Jesus the Lamb of God and thus signifies Jesus' mission as the One who redeems us from our sins. The blood of the Passover Lamb (Exodus 12) delivered the Israelites from their oppression in Egypt and from the plague of death. The Lord Jesus freely offered up his life for us on the cross as the atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 Corinthians 5:7). The blood which he poured out for us on the cross cleanses, heals, and frees us from our slavery to sin, and from the "wages of sin which is death" (Romans 6:23) and the "destruction of both body and soul in hell" (Matthew 10:28).  
It is significant that John was the son of the priest, Zachariah, who participated in the daily sacrifice of a lamb in the temple for the sins of the people (Exodus 29).
In Jesus John saw the true and only sacrifice which could deliver us from bondage to sin, death, and the powers of hell. How did John know the true identity of Jesus, as the Son of God and Savior of the world (John 1:29)? The Holy Spirit revealed to John Jesus' true nature, such that John bore witness that this is the Son of God. How can we be certain that Jesus is truly the Christ, the Son of the living God? The Holy Spirit makes the Lord Jesus Christ known to us through the gift of faith. God gives us freely of his Spirit that we may comprehend - with enlightened minds and eyes of faith - the great mystery and plan of God to unite all things in his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.


 A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT   Christian stewardship begins with the call to discipleship and in today’s Gospel we discover those first individuals who sought out Jesus and wanted to listen to him, learn from him and stay with him. Today, Christian stewards search out the hidden presence of Jesus in their own lives every day. They know Christ is the “Messiah” who will one day bring about a perfect restoration to a troubled world. They further understand that they are sacraments of his hidden presence in the world. Their task is to make that reality known through their own words and actions. What is one thing we can do to be better stewards of Christ’s life in us?


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!


SJC MULTIPURPOSE CENTER   We have embarked on a Capital Campaign to raise the remaining $2 million needed to complete our dream of building a new Multipurpose Parish Center. Our hope is that you will join us through a gift of significance to the campaign and share the wonder and love of our faith with our family, and future generations. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.  Pledge forms are available on the table at the entry of Church or at the Parish Office.   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. 

Living Catholic in the 808
Lukewarm Faith—Not my “cup of tea!"
By Mr. Justin Agustin, Master Catechist, St. Joseph Church, Waipahu  

Have you had a cup of tea that has been sitting out?  The taste of was once an aromatic boiling hot tea now becomes a stale room temperature drink - yuck!  Now how does this tie into our faith? That’s easy! Stay “Hot! Hot! Hot! ” in your Catholic faith.  Do not be lukewarm.  I repeat, do not be lukewarm.
Pope Francis in one of his Sunday homilies said that Christians are in jeopardy of becoming "lukewarm" where we become "Christians in appearance" but we fail to conduct ourselves as Christians.  We all have in some way or form become tepid in our actions as Christ’s Disciples.  One of the main entities that quenches our faith is sin.  Every time we fall, we gradually put out the fire of faith making us lukewarm.  After enough occasions, our faith can even grow cold. Lukewarm faith is not my “cup of tea” – so let us set our souls ablaze with the zeal of Christ!  Avoiding sin and being a Christian that is more than skin-deep will surely keep our temperature high!  Therefore, with that roaring fire in us and with the words of St. Ignatius of Loyola as our motto, we can "Go forth and set the world on fire." ”  


   Worldwide Marriage Encounter is celebrating its 8th year in honoring the Longest Married Couple in the United States.  The National winner, along with the winner from each State, will be honored on World Marriage Day, celebrated by WWME on February 11, 2018 (the 2nd Sunday in February annually).  WWME is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program in the US for over 49 years and has presence in over 100 countries, which makes it the largest pro-marriage movement in the world!  

In order to be eligible to win, the husband & wife couple must be nominated.  In the last 7 years, many couples and family members have nominated their parents and grandparents for this special honor. You are encouraged to nominate family and friends you know who’s been married for a long time.  Nominations are open to all husband & wife couple regardless of faith expression.  

Send your nominations no later than January 8, 2018 to: Jose & Mary Elizabeth Alvior at 808-391-2045 (call or text) or jose.maryelizabeth.alvior@wwme.org (e-mail)  

Nominations require the following info: Name of husband & wife Wedding date Current residence (City & Island) Name & contact number and/or e-mail of couple/person making the nomination  

“This project is held every year to honor the commitment of married couples and to give hope to younger couples - that they can have long and lasting marriages,” according to Dick & Diane Baumbach and Fr. Dick Morse, who served as the past coordinators for the LMC project.



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.         


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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