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:

Administrator: Rev. Michael Tolentino
Deacon Patrick Constantino
Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652

 

 

 

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St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:

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

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 11 & September 12, 2021

REFLECTION ON TODAY'S READING

Isaiah would suffer and call upon the Lord for help.  Jesus speaks of his own suffering and death and of the demands of discipleship.  What use is faith, to confess that Jesus is the Christ without works of love?   . 

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.

 




Who Do You Sat That Jesus Is?

Who Do You Say That Jesus Is?

 Who is Jesus for you - and what difference does he make in your life? Many in Israel recognized Jesus as a mighty man of God, even comparing him with the greatest of the prophets. Peter, always quick to respond whenever Jesus spoke, professed that Jesus was truly the "Christ of God" - "the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16). No mortal being could have revealed this to Peter, but only God. Through the "eyes of faith" Peter discovered who Jesus truly was. Peter recognized that Jesus was much more than a great teacher, prophet, and miracle worker. Peter was the first apostle to publicly declare that Jesus was the Anointed One, consecrated by the Father and sent into the world to redeem a fallen human race enslaved to sin and cut off from eternal life with God (Luke 9:20, Acts 2:14-36). The word for "Christ" in Greek is a translation of the Hebrew word for "Messiah" - both words literally mean the Anointed One.

 

MASS AT SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH

For those of you that are not physically able to attend mass please Join Fr. Michael as the mass is livestreamed daily and 9 a.m. Sunday Mass.
Go to: https://www.facebook.com/josephchurch.makawao/

A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT

St. James asks what our love for Jesus Christ can possibly mean if it does not result in action on behalf of, and to benefit, our neighbor. He suggests that faith in Jesus Christ is demonstrated most profoundly in our care for the needy, the suffering, and the underprivileged. Stewardship includes proclaiming the Good News by putting our faith into action on behalf of others. In what ways have we been willing to make sacrifices and renunciations for the sake of Jesus Christ and our neighbor?  

QUIET HOLY HOUR & ADORATION

First Thursday of the month.  All are Welcome anytime between 5-6:30 pm.  Please observe the following protocols:  Sign in with name & contact information, wear a mask at all times, practice social distancing and sanitize hands.  No fellowship before or after Holy Hour.

THRIFT SHOP NEW HOURS OF OPERATION

Effective May 2021, the Thrift Store new hours of operation will be every Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 12 noon and on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month form 8 a.m. - 12 noon.

COMING TOGETHER AGAIN AS ONE CHURCH

overdue welcome back to church

 

Spread Hope, Help Save a Life This September

From the Office for Social Ministry 

Suicide Prevention

Beginning this month, many advocacy groups such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and theSuicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) are asking for your support to help raise awareness and hope for those suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities (NCPD) also reminds us that “good pastoral practice demands that the family members and other survivors of suicide be treated with the utmost compassion and care.” Suicide is often stigmatized as dark and “taboo”, but is nevertheless, an important subject that needs to be brought to the light. As the 2nd leading cause of death in the nation for young people ages 10-24, we must all do our part as a faith community to address the underlying issues that cause this alarming statistic. During this pandemic, many people are experiencing mental health issues or trouble coping with COVID-19 challenges and other life traumas; and it is not uncommon for some to turn to a parish priest for help. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) affirms that faith communities are a natural and appropriate setting to assist in suicide prevention. Spiritual beliefs and practices tend to increase a sense of hope and purpose in people's lives, so we encourage all parishes to pitch  in by providing more opportunities to develop positive relationships and offer support during difficult times. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2283): “We should not despair the eternal salvation of persons who have  in by providing more opportunities to develop positive relationships and offer support during difficult times. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2283): “We should not despair the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives.” When a failed attempt occurs, the National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities (NCPD) recommends “great care and love can be offered by family, friends, and professionals to assure the person is loved and can find help in coping with the source of their pain.” Other recourses can be found on the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers website, which has produced two important resources by Ave Maria Press: •Responding to Suicide: A Pastoral Handbook for Catholic Leaders •When a Loved One Dies by Suicide: Comfort, Hope and Healing for Grieving Catholics Both books may be purchased online at this link. Let’s all do our part to open our eyes, ears, and hearts to the struggles of those around us. Maybe it’s that one interaction with a person in need that could just save a life. For more information or to seek help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

FEARLESS... Don't be afraid to say "YES" to God!

EPIC Ministry

9/11 Changed our Country

ATTENDING MASS AT ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

The following are rules and guidelines

Implement by CDC and Diocese of Honolulu:

Under the directive from the Diocese of Honolulu

1. Reservations are needed for all Sunday Masses and Weekday Masses. Please call the Parish office 572-7652 weekly to reserve your seat for the Mass that you want to attend. For contact tracking purposes, we will need your name, address and contact number in case of an outbreak of the virus. Should the particular mass you are requesting is filled, you will be given an option to choose another time for Sunday or for a weekday Mass.
2. Those who do not have a reservation and insist on attending, must stand and WAIT outside practicing social distancing until the sign in person is ready to check them in and then the ushers will seat them. Otherwise, “No reservation, No Entry”
3. Always wear a face mask inside and outside the Church. The only time you can remove your mask will be after receiving the Holy Communion and then you put it back on. You are encourage to bring your own hand sanitizer's.
4. Please check in at the door and then the Ushers will seat you. Household Families can sit together. Couples also can sit together. Others will be alone 6 feet apart.
5. After mass please follow the ushers’ instructions keeping 6 feet social distancing as you leave the church.
6. Candles may be lit after Mass only, using social distancing.
7. Socializing and visiting in the parking lot is not allowed. Please go straight to your car and exit the parking lot.
8. Donation box will be at the entrances of the Church. You can place your donation in the basket before or after the Mass.

Here is the latest COVID-19 news from the Diocese of Honolulu Covid-19 Task Force

MISSELETES

Due to COVID19 we are unable to have the missalettes out for everyone to share. If you would like to receive your very own copy to bring to church and to use at home it is available for sale at the parish office. $10 per missalette. Please call the parish office prior to stopping by.

 

WHAT IS RCIA

RCIA which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church.

It is also for those baptized in a different faith

tradition who wish to become Catholic, or baptized Catholic and would like a refresher course, or baptized Catholic but never confirmed) It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Classes are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. and began on August 26, 2021.
If you know someone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic faith please contact Chris AhPuck 463-1585.


UPDATE YOUR PARISH DATA

During the pandemic we are restrained in reaching out to our parishioners.


So to better serve you

We would like to update our Parish Data information so that we can better communicate to you. Please call the parish office to update your contact information (address, phone # and email address).

HOW TO WORD A BEQUEST

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ATTENDING MASS AT ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

The following are rules and guidelines

Implement by CDC and Diocese of Honolulu:

Under the directive from the Diocese of Honolulu

1. Reservations are needed for all Sunday Masses and Weekday Masses. Please call the Parish office 572-7652 weekly to reserve your seat for the Mass that you want to attend. For contact tracking purposes, we will need your name, address and contact number in case of an outbreak of the virus. Should the particular mass you are requesting is filled, you will be given an option to choose another time for Sunday or for a weekday Mass.
2. Those who do not have a reservation and insist on attending, must stand and WAIT outside practicing social distancing until the sign in person is ready to check them in and then the ushers will seat them. Otherwise, “No reservation, No Entry”
3. Always wear a face mask inside and outside the Church. The only time you can remove your mask will be after receiving the Holy Communion and then you put it back on. You are encourage to bring your own hand sanitizer's.
4. Please check in at the door and then the Ushers will seat you. Household Families can sit together. Couples also can sit together. Others will be alone 6 feet apart.
5. After mass please follow the ushers’ instructions keeping 6 feet social distancing as you leave the church.
6. Candles may be lit after Mass only, using social distancing.
7. Socializing and visiting in the parking lot is not allowed. Please go straight to your car and exit the parking lot.
8. Donation box will be at the entrances of the Church. You can place your donation in the basket before or after the Mass.

 

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. Masks are mandatory—According to the State, cloth face coverings must be “worn at all times. Cloth face coverings are meant to stop the wearer from spreading respiratory droplets.
3. 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.

WAYS TO GIVE

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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): Kianalei Jacinto 572-4623, Lennel Alvarez

  • 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.

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Church Fund Raising:

  • St. Joseph Feast: Donna Pico 572-7652

  • Sweetbread: Jackie Souza 573-8927

  • Thrift Shop: Joslyn Minobe: 572-7652

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Church Movements:

  • Knights of Columbus: Grand Knight, Steve Rinaldi 573-1840

  • Filipino Catholic Club: Earl Lamadora; 276-0973

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

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

  • Holy Name Society: Ed Ferreira 572-0015

  • Neocatechumenal Way: James & Carol Stenger; 572-7884

  • 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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Donna Pico
(808) 572-7652
Monday 11am -3pm,Tue - Fri, 8am - 3pm

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