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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. 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 Aide:  Shelley DeCantreras

  • St. Joseph Early Learning Center Website


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: The prophet hears what God proclaims and is called to speak in God’s name.  The Twelve hear the message of Jesus and are sent forth to preach the good news.  In him we have been chosen to be full of love.       

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.

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!  


St Theresa – Kihei is looking for a dynamic Director of Music & Liturgy and a Administrative Assistant. Please call the St Theresa parish office 879-4844 ask for Paul or apply on-line at www.catholichawaii.org, careers (lower left hand corner) , then Click here to search current job openings, then click search, then scroll down to Music Director or Administrative As­sistant St Theresa – Kihei, then Submit Your Application.


In his letter to the Ephesian community, St. Paul teaches that God, the Father, has established a divine plan to bring all of creation to Christ and that He has blessed us with the divine gifts to help implement that plan. Christian stewards know what their gifts are and remain committed to using them in the service of the Lord. Do we know what our gifts are? Do we believe that God has given us these gifts? Are we committed to using our gifts to serve the Lord?  


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Jesus gave them authority over sickness and unclean spirits"

What kind of authority and power does the Lord want you to exercise on his behalf? Jesus gave his apostles both the power and the authority to speak and to act in his name. He commanded them to do the works which he did - to heal the sick. to cast out evil spirits, and to speak the word of God - the good news of the gospel which they received from Jesus. When Jesus spoke of power and authority he did something unheard of. He wedded power and authority with self-sacrificing love and humility. The "world" and the "flesh" seek power for selfish gain. Jesus teaches us to use it for the good of our neighbor.       


ALOHA & WELCOME FR. MICHAEL TOLENTINO to St. Joseph Church, Makawao.  As of July 1st, Fr. Michael will be our Parochial Vicar.  Fr. Drexel has been assigned to Hana.  


WHAT'S HAPPENING....Save the Date!
October 5, 2018—Divine Mercy Crusade at St. Joseph Church, Makawao.  The Eucharist and the Rosary.  Holy Hour and Prayers at 5 p.m. Divine Mercy talk by Fr. Joseph Aytona and Fr. Mark Wheelan at 6 p.m. Holy Mass at 7 p.m. and Veneration of First-Class Relic of St. Faustina to follow at 8 p.m.  Confessions will be held all night except during Holy Mass.  All are welcome!     

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.









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 ‘.  

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!

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!
Living Catholic in the 808
Nothing for the Journey
Kristina M. DeNeve - Adult Faith Formation Coordinator Diocese of Honolulu    

Today’s Gospel seems so far removed from our typical Catholic life.  However, most of us are actually quite like the disciples who took nothing for the journey.  How?  Because most of us feel completely unprepared to talk about Jesus, to talk about our Catholic faith.  We are “naked” and feel like we have nothing to offer, nothing to say to people we encounter in life.  

Rather than tell you to grab your Bible and start memorizing passages, I want to encourage you to pray to be like the disciples.  Pray to be more open and willing to talk with others about Jesus.   

Indeed, here is a challenge for you this week:  one morning, as you begin your day, ask God to give you an opportunity that day, that very day(!), to share your faith somehow.  It might be saying “God bless you” to a stranger on the bus.  It might be telling someone on Facebook that you will pray for them.  It might be to not only give the homeless woman a gift card, but to also say that you do this because Jesus is good to you and so you want to be good to her.  

This week, I “double dog dare” you!  Trust Jesus – pray that he send you out into an evangelization situation you can handle.  



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


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/Adult 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

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Breaking Bread Ministry (Food Pantry & Parish Emergency Assistance: Arsinia Anderson: 572-8290

  • Thrift Shop: Joslyn Minobe: 572-9150/572-1129 

  • Sweetbread: Jackie Souza 573-8927 

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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