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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: Jesus speaks of his own rejection, torture, and shameful death.  True discipleship, he says, is concerned not with status but with service to the poor, with justice and peace.       

*YOU ARE INVITED.... to Fr. Mikes 14th Ordination Anniversary Mass
on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5 p.m.  Followed by a Welcoming Potluck  Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the school.  
                             Come Celebrate!  
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.


ALTAR SERVERS:  A mandatory meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16th at 10:30 a.m. at the church.  
FILIPINO CATHOLIC CLUB:  Sunday, Sept. 23rd @ 8:15 a.m. at the Convent.  
PASTORAL COUNCIL:  Tuesday, Sept. 25th @ 6 p.m. at the Convent.
FEAST:  Thursday. October 18 @ 6 p.m. 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 for your TIME & TALENTS!     


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!



is comprised of people who pray the rosary around the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  If your family wishes to host a day in October for the Block Rosary please call Earl Lamadora at 276-0973 or 878-6040 and leave your name and phone # on the message.  Thank you for your support.  



 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Who is the greatest in God's kingdom?"

Whose glory do you seek? There can be no share in God's glory without the cross. When Jesus prophesied his own betrayal and crucifixion, it did not make any sense to his disciples because it did not fit their understanding of what the Messiah came to do. And they were afraid to ask further questions! Like a person who might receive a bad verdict from the doctor and then refuse to ask further questions, they, too, didn't want to know any more. How often do we reject what we do not wish to see? We have heard the good news of God's word and we know the consequences of accepting it or rejecting it. But do we give it our full allegiance and mold our lives according to it? Ask the Lord to fill you with his Holy Spirit and to inspire within you a reverence for his word and a readiness to obey it.       


A DIVINE MERCY PARISH MISSION at St. Joseph Church October 5, 2018  
Program of Event:
4:30 p.m.—Holy Rosary
5 p.m.—Eucharistic Adoration with Divine Mercy   Chaplet
6 p.m.—Talk by Fr. Joseph Aytona, CPM “Divine Mercy, the Eucharist and the Rosary”
7 p.m.—Holy Mass:  Main Celebrant:  Fr. Jaime Jose           
Concelebrants:   Fr. Michael Tolentino and other Maui Pastors, Fr. Joseph Aytona,    Fr. Mark Wheelan.  Assisted by:   Deacon Pat Constantino Homily: Fr. Joseph Aytona
8 p.m.—Veneration of St. Faustina First-Class Relic Followed by Fellowship/ Refreshments.   
Confessions will be heard all night except during Holy Mass.


In today’s Gospel, we learn that the disciples of Jesus had been discussing among themselves who was the greatest. Jesus is about to turn their idea as well as our society’s idea of “greatness” upside down. He embraces a child and tries to help the Twelve understand that to be great is to be focused on something other than themselves.  Jesus teaches that true “greatness” lies in being a good steward of those who are not great: welcoming one who  is not viewed as great by our society’s standards, like the child, the innocent, the vulnerable, the suffering, those who are outside our comfortable circle of family, friends, companions and colleagues, those who need a welcome. Jesus redefines our notion of greatness. How do we define greatness? Is our notion of greatness consistent  with the teachings of Jesus Christ?



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.



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!  


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!

Make a donation to our organization at any Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms checkout, and Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will make a donation to our organization, too!

1) Show your Maika‘i Card and make a donation to St. Joseph Church Multi-Purpose Building Fund #77274 (up to $249 per person) at any Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms checkout from September 1-30, 2017.
2) Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match all donations up to a total of at least $300,000 for all organizations combined.
                               THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!    



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

Church Fund Raising:

  • St. Joseph Feast: 463-1585

  • Sweetbrad:  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:   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)(Ages 13-17): Jason & Diane Jacinto: 572-4623

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Breaking Bread Ministry (Food Pantry & Parish Emergency Assistance: Helen Tabaco, Judy Cambra & Frieda Inciong: Arsinia Anderson: 572-7652


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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