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 (retired)

Deacon Albert Phillips (retired)

Deacon John Metz

Deacon Jason Jacinto

 

 

 

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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

11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

June 15 & June 16, 2024

REFLECTION ON TODAY'S READING

The growth of the Kingdom of God

"To what can we compare the kingdom of God?" (Mk 4:26-34). Let us begin the day by opening our heart to the Lord and his mission of compassion.

Today's Gospel leads us to the parable of the seed that grows by itself and that of the mustard seed that grows into a large bush. These images speak to us of the growth of the Kingdom of God, imperceptible at first, but becoming ever greater and more evident.

Do we trust that the Lord transforms the insignificant for the sake of his mission? We place in your hands, Lord, those who welcome people who flee their country because of war and famine. Make their small or great efforts fruitful.  

 

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

 




 

The Gospel Reading, Mark 4:26-34

The reign of God is like a mustard seed.

After Lent, the Easter season, and three Sundays of feast days—Pentecost, Most Holy Trinity, and Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ—the Church returns to Ordinary Time. This Sunday’s Gospel from Mark carries a significant message regarding faith and the Kingdom of God.

In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus appears reluctant to reveal his identity as the Son of God. After performing miracles of healing, he warns those cured to tell no one (see Mark 1:44, 3:12, 5:43, 7:36, and 8:26). Also, when preaching, Jesus chooses to speak to the crowds in parables, leaving them to discern his message. Only to his disciples does he explain the parable’s meaning, and he does this in private at a later time.

Today’s Gospel Reading consists of two parables about seeds. In the first, Jesus tells those gathered that this is “how it is with the kingdom of God.” A man scatters seed which over time sprouts and develops. Then when the grain is ripe, the man harvests his crop. The emphasis in the parable is on the seed, which seemingly has the power to grow on its own. In this it is like the Kingdom of God. While on earth, Jesus planted the seeds of the kingdom by his life, miracles, teaching, and suffering. However, the kingdom is not yet fully established. Although already present in Jesus and his group of twelve, it has yet to come to fruition; just as the seed in the parable needs time to grow, so does God’s kingdom.

The second parable focuses on the tiny mustard seed. Though not the smallest of all seeds, it is most likely the smallest that a first-century farmer in Jesus’ part of the world would have sown. Small as the mustard seed is, it develops into a tree. Though the mustard tree generally averages only nine to twelve feet in height, it has a wide expanse and provides a nesting place for birds. Just as the tree welcomes the birds, so is God’s kingdom welcoming and open to many.

These parables help us discern something about the kingdom of God and our own faith. In God we live and move and have our being, but God is a mystery and his kingdom, though present, has not yet come into its fullness. Today, the Kingdom of God is present in the Church. The mission of proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom given to the Apostles is now given to us. But just as seeds need time to come to fruition, so does the Kingdom of God. That is why in the Lord’s Prayer, we pray, “thy kingdom come.” We know that it will come in its fullness at the end of time. All we need is faith. 

(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

In today’s Gospel, Jesus compares the beginning of God’s kingdom to a mustard seed. This tiny seed, which fits in the palm of a hand, can grow to fifteen feet with sprawling branches! Like the mustard seed, the Christian community had a tiny, seemingly insignificant beginning. The church, which began with about 120 followers, added three thousand people on Pentecost Day following the descent of the Holy Spirit. Since then, the number of Christ’s disciples has grown incalculably and continues to grow throughout the world. Good stewards go about God’s business of “planting seeds” among all those whom they encounter. What will we do this week to add to God’s kingdom.      

(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!

11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION

ORDER OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

BIBLE STUDY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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SJC CEMETERY CLEAN UP MINISTRY

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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

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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Church Movements/Organizations:

  • Food Pantry/Parish 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!  

  • Thrift Shop: Joslyn Minobe: 572-7652

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

  • Filipino Catholic Club: 808-209-3999

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

  • Divine Mercy Devotion: Sanrio Balthazar: 633-1789

  • Holy Name Society:

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

  • Adoration/Holy Hour Devotion: Sr. Bernadette Meno:

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

  • Emmaus Wellness Ministry: Dr. Adrianna Flavin:

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Church Committees:

  • Pastoral Council: Christine Ah Puck 463-1585

  • Church Building/Master Planning: Jordan Santos; 572-9768

  • Finance:

  • Stewardship Committee: Nanette Salcedo 281-4770 & John Gorman 707-4570

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Religious Education:

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

  • Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) Liz Miller: 281-9643.

  • Youth Ministry (Confirmation)(Ages 13-17): 572-4623

  • Youth and Young Adults Ministry(Ages 18-35): Lennel Alvarez 283-8731

  • Religious Education Registration Form

  • Religious Education Calendar


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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