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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


Holy Day of Obligation Friday, Dec. 8th, Immaculate Conception of the

Blessed Virgin Mary.  Mass times at 7:00am and 6pm.


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: As we await new heavens and a new earth, let us make clear the way of the Lord by being servants of justice, truth, and peace.    

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.

Mumps Outbreak Affects Communion   Due to the current rising of the mumps outbreak in Hawaii local pastoral discretion and care should be practiced as necessary.  It is advisable by the Office of Worship that parishes temporarily suspend the distribution of communion through the use of the communal chalice (Precious Blood) at Mass.  The recommendation is to stop the use of the chalice(s) for at least the next three weeks (incubation period for mumps) or until the outbreak settles down.  Parishes in areas where a high volume of tourists attend Mass should be alerted and highly consider this temporary suspension.  As Church leaders we have to be sensitive to the needs and health of our congregations.


 MISA AGUINALDO   Please join us in celebrating with the nine day novena for the Misa Aguinaldo beginning on Saturday, Dec. 16.  “Aguinaldo means gift, which is peculiar to Christmas… The faithful make this their ‘Aguinaldo’ to God for the greatest gift of Jesus.  The practice can also be understood as the preparation of the faithful to receive from God the greatest gift or ‘Aguinaldo’ of Christmas, which is Jesus, the savior of the world.”  The schedule will be forthcoming on the parish bulletin’s weekly calendar.


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"The baptism of repentance and purification in the Holy Spirit"

John the Baptist's life was fueled by one burning passion - to point others to Jesus Christ and to the coming of his kingdom. Who is John the Baptist and what is the significance of his message for our lives? Scripture tells us that John was filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb (Luke 1:15, 41) by Christ himself, whom Mary had just conceived by the Holy Spirit. When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth John leaped in her womb as they were filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:41). The fire of the Spirit dwelt in John and made him the forerunner of the coming Messiah. John was led by the Spirit into the wilderness prior to his ministry where he grew in the word of God and was tested in preparation for his prophetic mission. John's clothing was reminiscent of the prophet Elijah (see Kings 1:8).      


Living Catholic in the 808
1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation 
By Raphael Mendoza Business Manager, co-Cathedral of St. Theresa

Luke 1:35 (NAB): “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you” How do we evangelize? First and foremost, “BE A PERSON OF PRAYER”. Perhaps, some are afraid to share the Good News because we do not know what to say or we feel unworthy. Or the opposite can happen – we are so fired up to share the Good News because of our own eloquence or competence. The 1st joyful mystery teaches us that we evangelize only by cooperating with God. Mary was with the Holy Spirit from the Incarnation of Jesus up to Pentecost with the Apostles. We are able to evangelize with the power of the Holy Spirit, not with our own power. Immersed in God through prayer and the Eucharist, we are overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. Thus, we can evangelize.

“Do not worry about how you are to speak. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Holy Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” (Mt 10:19-20)
Let us be open to be used by God. Pray daily and reverently.


 A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT   Today’s second reading is about Christ’s coming again, “The day of the Lord,” Peter calls it, but that day isn’t December 25th. It’s that other day, that second-coming- day about which Peter is concerned. He waits with great hope and anticipation for God to remake the earth into a place of perfect justice and peace. And he sets some demanding goals for the Christian community as it awaits that final day of accounting and reconciliation: strive to be at peace, without spot or blemish. Christian stewards work for peace. As we await the coming of Christmas, what can we do to promote peace in our homes, workplaces, community and world?

SJC MULTIPURPOSE CENTER   A couple of weeks ago Fr. Jaime and Fr. Drexel pleaded with you to reflect and pray if you could commit financially to support the construction of the Multi-Purpose Center.  If you have made a sacrifice to our program, we thank you for your support.  If you are a parishioner and have not yet made a commitment, we ask that you prayerfully consider a sacrifice to help us achieve our goal.  If you are not a parishioner, but support our vision and goals, we would greatly appreciate any financial support you can provide.   MAHALO!     

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.   

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!

   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.         


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!  

(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.


In preparation for the holidays, SJC's next food pantry distibution is scheduled on December 21st.  Your donation will be greatly appreciated for any of the following non-perishable items:  canned ham or spam, corn beef, corn stuffing, mac & cheese, soap, toilet tissue.  Please drop off donations at the back of the church, under the tables behind the last pew.  Thank you for caring and for your generosity.
(People are unreasonable, illogical & self-centered.  LOVE THEM ANYWAY.  St. Teresa of Calcutta) 

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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