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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.

Penance Services...... March 22...6:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross:  Fridays at 3pm & 6:30pm 

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 IN LENT - March 16 & 17, 2019

REFLECTION ON TODAY'S READING:  Abram’s faith is sealed with a covenant initiated by God, our light and our salvation.  The transfiguration of Jesus prefigures the transformation in glory to which we are called by our sharing in the paschal mystery—the dying and rising of Jesus.  


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.


Friday, May 3rd, 6 p.m.—10 p.m.
Saturday, May 4th, 10 a.m.— 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 5th, 10 a.m.—4 p.m.

NEXT FEAST MEETING:  April 11th at 6 p.m. at the Convent.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS:  Please donate your time for your parish.  Signup sheets are on the table at the back of Church.  Let’s work together in supporting St. Joseph Church!

VALUABLE GOODS AUCTION:  We are currently soliciting donations for the Live Valuable Goods Auction.  If your place of business or family would like to donate a valuable good item (gift certificates, hotel stays, golf rounds, R/T airfares, new appliances, vehicles etc….) for the auction please drop them off at the parish office. 
All donations are tax deductible.  Mahalo!

CRAFTERS:  Applications are now available at the parish office if you are interested in selling your craft.

COUNTRY STORE:  Requesting donations of bake goods, pickle mango/peach, jams, jellies, chow chow, prune mui, pickle onion, etc…  Please label your items with ingredients used.  We would also appreciate donations of produce.  Call Rosy @ 572-8732 if you are planning to donate to the Country Store.

LIVESTOCK:  If you would like to donate any Livestock please contact Louis at 572-8954.

SCRIP:  If you are interested in purchasing scrip please stop by the parish office.  


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Jesus transfigured in glory"

What can blind us or keep us from recognizing God's glory in our lives? Sin and unbelief for sure! Faith enables us to see what is hidden or unseen to the naked eye. Through the eyes of faith Abraham recognized God and God's call on his life. He saw from afar not only what God intended for him, but for his descendants as well - an everlasting covenant of friendship and peace with the living God (Genesis 15:18). Abraham is the father of faith because he put his hope in the promises of God. Faith makes us taste in advance the light of God's glory when we shall see him face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 John 3:2).  *******************************************************************************************

ST. JOSEPH, THE HUSBAND OF MARY  We will be having the 9 day Novena in honor of our Patron Saint, St. Joseph the Husband of Mary from Sunday March 10-18, 2019.  See calendar for times. On Tuesday, March 19th we will celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph with a Mass at 6:30 p.m. and a potluck dinner to follow.  A potluck sign up sheet is located on the table at the back of Church; Kindly sign up by Mar. 15th. If you have a statue of St. Joseph and would like it blessed for your home please bring it to Mass. 


The Bishop Larry Silva's Visit to St. Joseph Church 
The Most Reverend Clarence “Larry” Silva, Bishop of Honolulu, Diocese of Honolulu, plans an Episcopal visit to St. Joseph Church on April 6-7, 2019 (Sat/Sun).   
On Saturday after the 5:00 p.m. mass, the Bishop will meet with all leaders of church and ministry groups.  This will include the Parish Pastoral Council, Finance, Stewardship, Church Building/Master Planning & Maintenance, School Leaders and Board.  Also with leaders from Eucharistic, Lector, Altar Servers, Music, Religious Education, Thrift Shop, Social Outreach, Environment, Youth, Young Adult, and paid staff members.    
On Sunday following the 9:00 a.m. mass, the Bishop will meet the entire parish at 11:00 a.m. for a town hall meeting.  Then at 12:30 p.m., he will meet with the Youth and Young Adult ministries.  Light refreshments for Sunday will be served and all meetings will be held at the gym.    All parishioners are highly encouraged to attend for an opportunity to share your views of our parish and ask questions of the Bishop.  Bishop Silva will celebrate all weekend masses.    The planning committee members are Fr. Jaime, Fr. Michael, Deacon Pat, Helen Souza, Chris Ah Puck and Arsie Anderson.


ST. JOSEPH FEAST May 3, 4 & 5, 2019     
Please volunteer your time for your parish.  Kindly call the parish office at 572-7652 if you are able to volunteer or simply complete the below slip, cut and return in the collection basket next weekend.  MAHALO!      
God has Blessed me/my family, ___________________________ and I/we are willing to give back to the Lord by volunteering at the Parish Annual Feast.  I can assist  in  ___ Trash/Cleanup  ___Putting up/Taking down Banners or by ___Volunteering where it is needed on ____Friday from _____to _____, or/and ____Saturday from _____to _____, or/and _____ Sunday from _____to _____. Please contact me prior to the Feast at _____________ to let me know when & where I can help my parish.  

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!

The 2019 offertory envelopes are available for pickup at the 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 2019.  Inactive envelope numbers are reissued to other parishioners.   If you would like to receive 2019 offertory envelopes please stop by the parish office.

St. Joseph Parish Altar Servers training will be held on Sunday, Mar. 17 & April 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church.

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!  

Stewardship Newsletter  In preparation for the 3rd edition newsletter the Stewardship Committee request ministries, movements and committees to submit an article (word/pdf format) and picture (jpeg format) of events that occurred or will occur during the period from Jan. 1-June 30, 2019.  Deadline for articles is Friday, July 1, 2019 and it may be emailed to stjosephmakawao@rcchawaii.org

  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!



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      


Mahalo for your prayerful support of the most recent WWME weekend held Nov. 16-18!  Lives were changed and marriages strengthened as the couples worked to restore communication, rekindle romance, and renew their commitment!
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will be held at St. Theresa Church in Kihei on November 15-17, 2019.  (This is a non-residential weekend.) 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

Church Fund Raising:

  • St. Joseph Feast:  Donna Pico 572-7652

  • Sweetbread:  Jackie Souza 573-8927

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

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:   Erica Gorman 280-9687 & Lorlee Cain, 250-8317

  • 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 Ahpuck: 463-1585

  • Youth Ministry (Confirmation)(Ages 13-17): Jason & Diane Jacinto: 572-4623

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Food Pantry: Helen Tabaco, Judy Cambra & Frieda Inciong: 572-7652, Parish Emergency Assistance: Arsinia Anderson: 572-8290


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








Church Documents:





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 St. Joseph Church.

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 1295 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768.

Additional fee of $30 for all insufficient checks


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