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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

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER  - April 14th & 15th

REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: Peter proclaims the wonders of the Lord: The suffering Messiah is raised from the dead and has been glorified.  This Jesus is our intercessor, and our offering for sin, our 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 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!  



 A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT   An underlying lesson from all three readings this weekend is that the Risen Christ has wiped away our sins, not only for individuals, but throughout the world and its history.  The terrible power of sin has now been reversed and our coming to perfection through the love of God is part of the Easter experience.  As stewards of God's love we are called to participate in Christ's redemptive activity.  The stewardship questions for us are many: How do we resist injustice at home or in the workplace?  How do we confront violence in our language and attitudes?  How do we bring Christ to others?    


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Jesus opened their minds to understand the scriptures"

Aren't we like the apostles?  We wont believe unless we can see with our own eyes.  The Gospel accounts attest to the reality of the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.  Jesus goes to great lengths to assure his disciples that he is no mere ghost or illusion.  He shows them the marks of his crucifixion and he explains how the Scriptures foretold his death and rising.       


St. Joseph Feast ~ May 4, 5, & 6, 2018 
Mark We are in need of volunteers for our annual Feast, especially with Construction, Plants, Food Booths and Crafters.  If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the back of the church.  Country Store is seeking bake goods, preserves, pickles, etc..  May we kindly ask that you label and list all the ingredients on your donated product.


The WISH LIST will be updated weekly and donations can be dropped off at the Church Office on or before April 20th.  Thank you!

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?
2018 CHARITY WALK   Charity Walk forms available at the back of the church  or at the church office. Deadline - Friday, April 27th - Turn in completed form and all monies by deadline to the church office.  Walkers are needed to walk in the event on May 12, 2018 (Sat).  See form for details or call Donna at the  at the church office 572-7652 and Arsie 572-8290 (leave message). "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." (St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta)   Fr. Gary Colton's 50th Anniversary  of Priestly Ordination Celebration
Friday, June 1, 2018 at St. Theresa Church Mass @ 6 p.m. with dinner & entertainment to follow.  Tickets are $25 for adult, $15 for keiki, under 5 free and are available for sale at SJC parish office or contact Maka at St. Theresa at 879-4844.
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! 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
Why Easter Matters to Me
Dcn Christopher S. Ribucan, Holy Rosary Parish, Paia, Maui Newly Ordained, February 2018    

Easter is Joy.  Joy in Christ Jesus who has conquered death for us.  Joy in the resurrection of Jesus is joy in “new life” in him.  But what does this new life look like?
Daniel 3:52-90 is a song of praise blessing the Lord and also calls all of creation to join in blessing him.  The sun, rain, mountains, and birds all freely and joyfully praise and bless the Lord.  What’s amazing about this song of praise is its context.  Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael are glorifying and blessing God from inside of a furnace!

Unlike the rest of creation, humanity is given free-will.  Like Daniel, we must choose to praise and bless the Lord above all forever!  

New life in Christ means being a living testament to this joy that is within you.  New life is choosing what keeps us in right relationship with God.  Even when it means being placed inside a fiery furnace. 

Easter tells us that joy transcends suffering.  Our joy is more than feelings or personal preferences.  Our joy is in our Savior, his name is Jesus Christ.  Our joy is in the Holy Spirit whom Jesus has sent us to guide us to the truth of “new life.”  Blessed be God forever, Alleluia!  



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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