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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

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - December 7 & 8, 2019

REFLECTION ON TODAY'S READING:  Reform your lives: live in God’s peace so that justice may flourish.


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 5:00 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.  The flyer for the Healing Ministry is here.

If you would like to make Christmas extra-special for needy upcountry children, please pick a tag from the tree. Purchase an age appropriate gift for either a boy or girl (as indicated on tag) and place your wrapped gift along with the tag under the tree. The deadline to turn in your gift is December 15th. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

 (Reflection Of The Gospel)

"John points to the coming of Christ and his kingdom"

What kind of Messiah did God promise to send to his people and how would he bring God's kingdom to them? The prophet Isaiah foresaw the day when God would raise up a Messianic King long after King David's throne had been overthrown and vacant for centuries. God promised that he would raise up a new king from the stump of Jesse, the father of King David (Isaiah 11:1). This messianic king would rule forever because the Spirit of God would rest upon him and remain with him (Isaiah 11:2).    


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.  

In preparation for the 4th edition newsletter the Stewardship Committee request ministries, movements and committees to submit an article (word format) and picture (jpeg format) of events that occurred or will occur during the period from July 1-Dec. 13, 2019.  Deadline for articles is Friday, Dec 13, 2019 and it may be emailed to:  stjosephmakwao@rcchawaii.org   
January 5, 2020 at 1 p.m.—St. Joseph’s      
Please bring your children, grandchildren, family and friends to celebrate the THREE KINGS, when God reveals His Son as human, savior and redeemer, to all peoples over the whole world.
We invite you to participate:  Please help your child write a simple letter which they will give to the Kings.  In this letter, with your guidance, your child(ren) will ask for a special gift.  Please set this gift aside (Do NOT open on Christmas Day!) and present it to your child(ren) when you return home after their visit with the Kings—the more special the gift the stronger the message that God provides for all our needs.  

With your assistance, our children will grow in their awareness of God’s love for them and in the reality that everything we receive is a gift from Him.  If you have any question, please call Joan Evonuk at 344-5232.
There will be a meeting/training for ALL Altar Servers on Sunday, Dec 8th from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Church. If you have.

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. 
Love and Mercy - Faustina  RCIA Regal Theater, Maui Mall presents the Movie:  Tracy Jones has reserved 40 tickets (rows 4,5,6 of a 6 row theater and 7 seats in row 3 that for people who cannot climb stairs) for Tuesday December 10th. 

To purchase a ticket please call or text Tracy at 808-385-0170.  All tickets will be given out at the theater, $14 adults and $11 seniors (only 20 are senior tickets).  Pay Tracy after mass, at the show, by Venmo or Paypal. Attendees should be at the theater and seated by 6:30pm for the pre-show on the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy.  The Love and Mercy movie starts at 7pm.    

In 1931, Jesus appeared to Faustina Kowalska as the King of Mercy. Clothed in a white robe and emanating two large rays from his side, one white and one red, He asked Faustina to paint this image of Himself along with the phrase, "Jesus, I trust in You" and to spread the message of mercy around the world. He promised that anyone who venerated this image would not perish. The gripping new docudrama LOVE AND MERCY presents unknown facts and recently disclosed documents that shed new light on the vision of Faustina.

Aided by scientific analysis, the film reveals how the Divine Mercy image and the Shroud of Turin were compared to one another to stunning conclusions. Dramatically recreated scenes between Saint Faustina and her confessor Father Michał Sopoćko traces the story of the origins of the image and how the devotion to Divine Mercy was born and spread throughout the world despite a ban of the devotion by the Catholic Church. Shot in the U.S., Poland and Lithuania, the film is a compelling hybrid of dramatization and documentary-style storytelling that will leave viewers in awe of this spectacular account of divine friendship.

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.    

December 14th
Please call the parish office by December 9th if you would like to place an order.  $6 per sweet bread



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.


St. Theresa Church—Nov. 15-17, 2019   Time Together! A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a weekend full of fresh love, rebirth and new beginnings. All married couples deserve a richer, fuller life together. The next Maui weekend is November 15-17, 2019 St. Theresa Church, Kihei Watch our Inviting Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBXYeW9JUq8&t=6s  For more information or to apply, go to hawaiiwwme.org or call 808-268-1578.         


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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