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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:  Offer no resistance to one who persecutes you.  Rather, love your neighbor as you love yourself.  As the lord is gracious and merciful, treat others the same way, humbling yourself before the Lord.    


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 Tuesday evening at 4:45 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.


OLD BLESSED PALMSPlease bring your old blessed Palms to church on or before February 23rd 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 Wednesday,

ASH WEDNESDAY ~ February 26, 2020
Mass times: 7 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

March 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

March 28th after the 5 p.m. Mass and
March 29th after the 9 a.m. Mass

Presented by: Fr. Ken Deasy

Brothers and Sisters in Christ let us retreat from distraction, draw near to the One we love, and pre­pare for a spiritual resurrection with Christ! Fellowship and food to follow after each session.

All are welcome to attend.


23 Filipino Catholic Club Mtg after the 7 am Mass
27 Master Planning & Building Committee Mtg
All of the meetings will be held at the Convent at 6 p.m.. Unless indicated above. 

 (Reflection Of The Gospel)

"Do not return evil for evil"

If someone insults you or tries to take advantage of you, how do you respond? Do you repay in kind? Jesus approached the question of just retribution with a surprising revelation of God's intention for how we should treat others, especially those who mistreat us. When Jesus spoke about God's law, he did something no one had done before. He gave a new standard based not just on the requirements of justice - giving each their due - but based on the law of grace, love, and freedom.    


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:  Grades PK-12 “School-year” gatherings only; registration opens July 1st & is on-going for non-sacramental classes until Jan. 31st.  
YOUTH MINISTRY: Middle-School youth 6th Grade to 8th Grade (age 11+)   High School Youth 9th Grade to 12th Grade (age 13+)  
ADULT SACRAMENTS:  This group is for everyone who wishes to complete their sacraments of Initiation of Confirmation &/or First Communion. May or may not be combined with the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults.  
OCIA/RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or also known as the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults is for both adults and children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized are seeking to enter the Catholic Faith; or for adults who have been baptized but not catechized and are seeking to further their knowledge of our faith.  

Youth Ministry, Young Adult, Adult Sacraments, OCIA/RCIA are year-round gatherings; open/on-going registration.  
> Registration forms are located on the back table of the church or on the church website.
> Volunteers are welcome in classes
> Volunteers who are not a parent/guardian with a child in the class/program MUST fill out a volunteer’s application, have an interview with the PASTOR and COORDINATOR of Religious Education and attend Catechists’ meetings.     

Winter Cold & Flu Season
As always, you are reminded to use common sense in the reception of Holy Communion from the chalice during the annual cold and flu season. If you are feeling ill or think you may have been exposed to a virus, you should refrain from partaking of the Blood of Christ from the communal chalice. In the same way, you should refrain from offering your hand to others at the sign of peace. A smile and a heartfelt "Peace be with you" should suffice. Likewise, if you are not comfortable sharing the sign of peace or re­ceiving Holy Communion from the communal chalice for fear of infection, you should feel no pressure to do so. All of us must be aware of such sensitive matters in the inti­mate life of the Christian community and we should expect that some will refrain from the sign of peace and the communal chalice out of care for our well-being and not out of unkindness or a lack of piety.   Diocese of Honolulu, Office of Worship 

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!
St. Joseph Youth Ministry News for March 2019 is here!

What is RCIA?  RCIA which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. (It is also for those baptized in a different faith tradition who wish to become Catholic, or baptized Catholic and would like a refresher course, or baptized Catholic but never confirmed) It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist.  If you know someone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic faith please contact Chris AhPuck 463-1585.     

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!  

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!

  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.    

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:

May 1-3 St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu Oahu
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

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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