Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao Maui Hawaii

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.
Saint Joseph Catholic Church

Schedule Of Services

Office: (808) 572-7652 Fax: (808) 573-2278
Email: stjosephmakawao@rcchawaii.org

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Mass:

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.

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Confessions

By appointment only on every Saturday @ 4pm at the rectory. Call 572-7652 to schedule your appointment.  Annointment of the Sick - by appointment only.

 

 


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St. Joseph Church Staff:

Pastor - Fr. Edison Pamintuan

Parochial Vicar - Fr. Napoleon Andres
Deacon Patrick Constantino
 

 

 

 

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St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:

Preschool Director: Helen Souza 572-6235
Office Clerk Barbara Estrella-Franco
Teachers: Renette Koa, Cassandra Comer
St. Joseph Early Learning Center Website

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

February 24 & February 25, 2024

REFLECTION ON TODAY'S READING

Begin your day by giving thanks for the gift of faith. "A cloud appeared and covered them with its shadow, and from the cloud, a voice came: 'This is my beloved Son; listen to him'" (Mark 9:7). Today, try to open your heart and listen to what God is asking of you. Offer your day for the Pope's intentions for this month: that patients in the terminal phase of their lives, and their families, always receive the care and support they need, both medically and spiritually. Our Father.   

Under the directive from the Diocese of Honolulu

 

St. Joseph Church has set up an egiving program to allow  parishioners and guests an easier way to give.  It will also allow the donors to: 1. Give from anywhere using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. 2. No need to find a check or stop by the ATM.  3. Use your Checking/Savings Account or your Debit/Credit Card. 4. Schedule gifts to occur automatically.    Click on the give now link or on your phone using my parish app.   “All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.”   Deuteronomy 16:17

 

Online donations may be made at any time from the comfort of your own home or any place with internet access. Online donations are credited to your tax statement for the end of the year (except when made anonymously)and you can change your account preferences and donation amounts at any time.



New documents from the Vatican:

 

Saint Joseph Church Makawao - Bulletin

 




 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On the second Sunday of Lent in each Lectionary cycle, the Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration. This event is reported in each of the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This year, in Lectionary Cycle B, we hear Mark’s report of this event.

The context for Mark’s Transfiguration story is similar to that found in both Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospel. The Transfiguration occurs after Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ prediction about his passion. After this, in each of these Gospels, there is also a discussion of the cost of discipleship.

In each case, Jesus takes three of his disciples—Peter, James, and John—to a high mountain. While they are there, Elijah and Moses appear with Jesus. In Matthew’s and Mark’s Gospel, there is reference to a conversation among Jesus, Elijah, and Moses, but only Luke’s Gospel includes the detail that this conversation is about what Jesus will accomplish in Jerusalem.

Elijah and Moses are significant figures in the history of Israel. Moses led the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and received from Yahweh the Ten Commandments. In appearing with Jesus at his Transfiguration, Moses represents the Law that guides the lives of the Jewish people. Elijah is remembered as one of the most important prophets of Israel who helped the Israelites stay faithful to Yahweh. Some Jews believed that Elijah’s return would signal the coming of the Messiah for the Jewish people. This belief is evidenced in the question posed by Jesus’ disciples after they have witnessed the Transfiguration. The appearance of these two important figures from Israel’s history with Jesus signifies Jesus’ continuity with the Law and with the prophets and that Jesus is the fulfillment of all that was promised to the people of Israel.

On seeing Jesus with Elijah and Moses and having witnessed his Transfiguration, Peter offers to construct three tents for them. Mark reports that the disciples are terrified by what they have witnessed and that Peter’s offer is made out of confusion. We also notice that Peter has reverted from his earlier confession that Jesus is the Messiah, calling Jesus rabbi instead. As if in reply to Peter’s confusion, a voice from heaven speaks, affirming Jesus as God's Son and commanding the disciples to obey him. This voice from heaven recalls the voice that was heard at Jesus’ baptism.

In his Transfiguration, we see an anticipation of the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection. In each of the reports of the Transfiguration, Jesus instructs the disciples to keep secret what they have seen until after the Son of Man has risen from the dead. The disciples’ confusion continues as they wonder what Jesus means by rising from the dead. The disciples cannot possibly understand Jesus’ Transfiguration until they also witness his passion and death. We hear the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration early in Lent, but we have the benefit of hindsight. In our hearing of it, we anticipate Jesus’ Resurrection, even as we prepare to remember Jesus’ passion and death. 

(https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/sunday-connection )

LIVESTEAMING MASS

For those of you that are not physically able to attend mass you may go to the Catholic Herald and see the listings of parishes that live streams or go to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu will continue to live stream on Sundays at 10 AM, Weekdays at 12 PM, Saturdays at 12 PM and 5 PM https://www.cathedralofourladyofpeace.com/LiveStream.html .

       A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT

The Gospel story of the transfiguration of Jesus holds many lessons; the most prominent being the transformation of Jesus from simply being perceived as a wise and gifted prophet to the one who has fulfilled the sacred traditions of the Mosaic law and the hope of the prophets, the Messiah, the Christ. The Lord calls his stewards to participate in His redemptive activity. Heeding this call requires transformation, being willing to renounce patterns of behavior that draw us away from God. In this coming week of Lent, let us pray for the grace to be transformed, so that by our goodness and generosity, we may walk more authentically in the footsteps of Jesus.    

(https://www.catholicstewardship.com)

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

First Thursday of Every Month.  Come anytime between 5-6:30 pm..  All are Welcome! 

THRIFT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATION

Effective May 2021, the Thrift Store hours of operation became every Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 12 noon.

SOCIAL OUTREACH MINISTRY

The Food Pantry holds a drive by distribution, every third Thursday from 8-9 a.m. or while supply lasts.  To qualify simply signup as you drive up.    The Food Pantry is also accepting non-perishables.  Thank you!

SJC CEMETERY CLEAN UP MINISTRY

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EMERGENCY KOKUA

ORDINATION AS PERMANENT DEACONS

HALE KAUKAU

Feeding the hungry on Maui with compassion and aloha

FAMILY CONNECTION

BIBLE STUDY

DAILY PRAYER

Ohana in Christ

St. Joseph Early Learning Center

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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EPIC Ministry

THE CATHOLIC FAITH ON DEMAND

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

SAINT ANTHONY SCHOOL INFORMATION


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

SJC BIBLE STUDIES

HOW TO WORD A BEQUEST

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Master Planning Committee

DIOCESE OF HONOLULU PRAYER

FOR THE COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

[by Bishop Larry Silva)

Dear God of all the living

You sent your Son Jesus to heal us from illness and sin. We turn to his healing power in this time of anxiety over the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus.
St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to service of those who had an infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any disease,” because she was confident of your power to save. At the same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that she and her Sisters would not be infected.
Let us learn from this example to put our trust in you to save us from the ravages of disease and to take prudent measures to prevent its spread. Guide us to know when to isolate ourselves from the possibility of infection, but never let anyone be left without the care and concern of others in the community.
As our Diocese of Honolulu has been dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence, “Jesus, I trust in you.”

THE myParish

APP

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. The links below will also take you to the app.

HAWAII CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER

is part of an international and national family and is an in-depth

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.

Engaged Encounter Weekends

occur frequently at the St. Anthony Schools Media Center in Wailuku. To register for a weekend, please visit our website at www.ceehawaii.org

Contact couple, Fred and Eileen Corpuz at 808-572-8833.
Catholic Engaged Encounter is the official marriage preparation program in the Diocese of Honolulu.

HAWAII CATHOLIC MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

is part of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Hawaii Catholic Marriage Encounter is part of an international and national family and is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong. The emphasis of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other.

Marriage Encounter Weekends

occur both in-person and virtual. To register for a weekend, please visit the Hawaii Worldwide Marriage Encouter website at www.hawaiiwwme.org

Maui Contact couple, Tanya and Lee Barbero at 808-268-1578.
The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

THE PARISH OFFICE

will be open by appointments

using safe practices and social distancing. We encourage you to call and make an appointment before coming into the office. Also, please note the following:

Also, please note the following:

1. Receiving Guests & Meeting Protocols—As much as possible, any guests requiring a meeting with a (parish or school) employee should meet via telephone or video conference. If this cannot be done, an in-person meeting that is short in duration should first take place outside the office with all participants wearing face masks maintaining the required degree of physical separation.
     2. Remember to Stay home if you are sick, do not come into the office. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these unprecedent times.

UPDATED COVID-19 LITURGICAL DIRECTIVES

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Religious Education:

  • Religious Education (Children (K-8) Faith Formation/Adult Faith Formation, Sheri Harris 572-2273

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Chris Ah Puck: 463-1585

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

  • Young Adult Ministry(Ages 18-35): Lennel Alvarez 283-8731

  • Religious Education Registration Form

  • Religious Education Calendar

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Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Food Pantry/Emergency Assistance: Helen Tabaco, Judy Cambra & Frieda Inciong: 572-7652. 

  • The Food Pantry holds a drive by distribution, every third Thursday from 8-9 a.m. or while supply last.  To qualify simply signup as you drive up.    The Food Pantry is also accepting non-perishables.  Thank you!  

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Church Fund Raising:

  • Thrift Shop: Joslyn Minobe: 572-7652

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Church Movements:

  • Knights of Columbus: Grand Knight, David Sereda 298-9091

  • Filipino Catholic Club: Ed Fabregas; 808-209-3999

  • Hawaii Catholic Engage Encounter: Fred & Eileen Corpuz, 572-8833

  • Divine Mercy: Robert & Daisy Muego; 250-9126

  • Holy Name Society:

  • Neocatechumenal Way: Josh & Katie Stenger; 268-4034

  • Holy Hour Devotion: Linda Mitchell: 264-3388

  • Legion of Mary: Oscar D'Souza: 573-5826


Get in Touch

You need more information? Please contact our parish office.
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Find us at the office

1294 Makawao Avenue,
Makawao, HI
96768

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Frank Szczepanski 
(808) 572-7652
Monday 11am -3pm,Tue - Fri, 8am - 3pm

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