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Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao Maui Hawaii

Schedule Of Services

Daily Mass:  Monday-Friday..... 7 a.m.

No Morning Mass this week.  The St. Joseph Novena will be held at 5:30 pm ~ followed by Daily Mass at 6pm


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

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:

  • Preschool Director:  Helen Souza  572-6235

  • Office Clerk Sheri Harris

  • Teachers: Alicia Cordeiro, Renette Koa, Arneda Wilson

  • Teacher Aides:  Sylvia Comer & Shelley DeCantreras

  • St. Joseph Early Learning Center Website

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT - March 17th & 18th

REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: The grain of wheat must die to produce fruit. Such dying must be cultivated by obedience and by our covenant with God, rooted in love and forgiveness.       

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 at 572-8575.  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!  



 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"When I am lifted up = I will draw all people to myself"

How does God bring us into an inseparable bond of love and unity with himself? God is a covenant-maker who draws men and women to himself in a bond of peace and friendship. God established a covenant with his people when he freed them from slavery in Egypt and brought them to his holy mountain at Sinai. "I will be your God, and you will be my people" (Exodus 6:7; Leviticus 26:12). But his people time and again broke covenant with him and did not follow his ways (Jeremiah 31:32) - "each did what was right in his or her own eyes" (Judges 17:26 and 21:25). God, nonetheless, continued to send his prophets to draw his people back.       


 A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT   If your parish celebrates the Mass for the Third Scrutiny for catechumens preparing for Baptism at the Easter vigil, you may hear the Gospel story of Jesus raising his friend, Lazarus, from the dead. One of the many lessons learned from this Gospel story is that of Martha’s confession of faith in her friend: “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe  that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.” Raising Lazarus from the dead was a miracle and a clear display of God’s power. It was also an unmistakable sign that Jesus was the Christ. Good stewards of their faith see signs of Christ’s presence all around them and are eager to respond in faith. The stewardship question for us is: Who or what will be the Lord of our lives? Will it be Christ Jesus? And if so, how will we respond to him? Are we willing to walk in his footsteps and follow his example?


 ST. JOSEPH NOVENA   In honor of our Patronage Saint we will be having: ST. JOSEPH NOVENA ~ March 10-18, 2018 See calendar in the bulletin listed below for dates and times.   

Morning Pray  The Neocatechumenal Way will be praying the Liturgy of the Hour “Morning Pray” in the Church at 5:45 a.m. Monday to Friday during Lent and will end on Friday, March 23rd.  Come and join us all are welcome! 

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   If your parish celebrates the Mass for the First Scrutiny for catechumens preparing for Baptism at the Easter vigil, you may hear the Gospel story of Jesus speaking with the Samaritan woman at the well; someone who supposedly is of the wrong gender, wrong religion, and has lived the wrong life. The woman is overwhelmed by guilt and shame. And yet Jesus speaks to her and offers her “living waters” to quench her spiritual thirst. The living water that Jesus gives is new life through the Holy Spirit; a life that is accepted, forgiven, loved and eternal. Good stewards of their life in Christ remain mindful of their own spiritual thirst. They listen to Jesus who speaks to them just as he spoke with the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus has living water for us today. He encourages us to come and drink. Are you thirsty? Are you ready to listen to him?
St. Joseph Feast ~ May 4, 5, & 6, 2018 
Seeking volunteers for the following areas of  the Feast:  Construction, Advertising, Crafters, and Cooks.  If you are able to assist please contact Feast Chairperson, Chris AhPuck at 463-1585.
HOUSING  is needed for a Catholic Missionary Family of 3 from April 15th to May 31st.  Please contact Jay at 808 572-7884.
Living Catholic in the 808
Encounter Christ Within
Reflections by Pope Francis, Reprinted from the CRS Rice Bowl Community Reflections    

“Jesus’ whole life, his way of dealing with the poor, his actions, his integrity, his simple daily acts of generosity, and finally his complete self-giving, is precious and reveals the mystery of his divine life.
Whenever we encounter this anew, we become convinced that it is exactly what others need, even though they may not recognize it: “What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you” (Acts 17:23).
Sometimes we lose our enthusiasm for mission because we forget that the Gospel responds to our deepest needs, since we were created for what the Gospel offers us: friendship with Jesus and love of our brothers and sisters. If we succeed in expressing adequately and with beauty the essential content of the Gospel, surely this message will speak to the deepest yearnings of people’s hearts…” The Joy of the Gospel, 265
Prayer: God of all people, open our eyes this Lent that we may see you at work in our lives and in the lives of those we encounter.




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

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend held last month at St. Joseph Church was attended by 20 couples.  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 was very impactful.  Many thanks to Deacon Pat Constantino for coordinating the weekend for the parish.  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


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, 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) Chris Ahpuck: 463-1585

  • Youth Ministry (Confirmation): Jason & Diane Jacinto: 572-4623

  • Healing Ministry:  James and Alda St. James: 572-8575

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Breaking Bread Ministry (Food Pantry & Parish Emergency Assistance: Arsinia 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:  James & Carol Stenger;  572-7935

  • Legion of Mary/Divine Mercy: Bob & Daisy Muego; 250-9126

  • Marriage Encounter:  Lee & Tanya Barbero 268-1578

  • Holy Hour Devotion:  Linda Mitchell: 264-3388








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