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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:  sjcoffice@hawaiiantel.com




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:

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:

  • Pastor:  Fr. Geronimo Castro, M.S.

  • Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652



Bishop Silva has appointed Rev. Jaime Jose as Administrator to St. Joseph Parish, Makawao and Fr. Gregorio Apuya as Associate Pastor effective July 1, 2015.   We are sadden that Fr. Eric will be leaving us and moving to Waipahu.    


St. Joseph Parish welcomed a new Altar Server at the 9 a.m. on Aug. 15th 2015. Logan Jones in center of photo.  She was joined by Rev. Jaime Jose, Master of Ceremony: Dario Rinaldi and fellow altar servers Serena Yuen, brother Luke Jones and Alohi Dela Cruz. Reported & picture by:  Helen Souza
On August 16th, St. Joseph Parish welcomed their Administrator, Rev. Jaime Jose and Parochial Vicar, Gregorio Apuya to Makawao with dinner and entertainment. It was a great night of fellowship, including meeting Fr. Jaime’s family who lives on Maui & Waipahu as well as the newly assigned neighboring priest on Maui.  Attendees received a special performance by Fr. Jaime & Fr. Greg. Fun was had by all! Reported by:  Donna Pico Picture by:  Helen Souza


Joshua confronts the tribes of Israel:  Will you desert your covenant with Yahweb?  The desertion of disciples is a prelude to the paschal mystery.  With Peter, however, let us profess our faith in the Lord, who gave himself up for us all.                                                        

There will be a rummage sale on August 22nd from 7:00am to 2:00pm to benefit the St. Joseph Church Social Outreach Ministry.  There will be baked goods and plate lunches for sale.  For more information, see the attached flier!
Restoring the Proper Order of the Sacraments of Initiation and
Implementing Comprehensive Youth Ministry - Listening Session

Saturday, September 12th, at 10:30 AM - 12 PM HST - St. Anthony Church, Wailuku

After the affirmation of Bishop Silva, the Presbyteral Council and the Diocesan Pastoral Council, the Offices of Worship, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and Religious Education invite you to attend a listening session reagrding the plan to restore the sacraments of initiation to their proper order, that is Baptism, Confirmation, and then first Holy Communion and to implement Comprehensive Youth Ministry in all the parishes in the Diocese of Honolulu. The sessions are intended for interested parents, priests, deacons, youth ministers, religious education & faith formation staff, Catholic school administrators, and RCIA coordinators. For more info, contact the Office of Worship: (808) 585-3342 or visit http://www.catholichawaii.org/catholic-essentials/proper-order.aspx       

sponsored by the our Young Adult Ministry (YAM) Sat., Sept. 5th.  Concession sales &  goods will begin at 6:30 pm & movie will start  at sundown. Location: St. Joseph’s School Quadrangle. The YAM request non-perishable foods be brought for our church food pantry. Please remember to bring something to sit on & jackets or blankets, too.        
All are welcome! to attend every Thursday at St. Joseph Church:   Divine Mercy Chaplet & Holy Rosary at 4:30 p.m..   Followed by quiet Holy Hour at 5-6:30 p.m.   For more information regarding Divine Mercy Chaplet contact Daisy Muego at 250-9126.     
Our parish offers a vibrant religious education program for students from Preschool through confirmation preparation.  Regular classes for Pre-8th grade are held on Sunday mornings from 7:50 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. beginning August  9th.  Applications for Religious Education are located on the back table of church.     
The Youth ministry will be meeting on Sunday evenings , 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., using the 5th & 6th grade classrooms for Confirmation I & II.
If you have any questions, please contact Jason & Diane Jacinto at 572-4623.
Youth Ministry & Confirmation Registration Form
Youth Ministry Registration Medical Information Parent Consent Form
Photograph and Video Consent Form  


A Roman Catholic marriage handbook written by Richard Martelles of St. Joseph parish and awarded the Imprimatur by Bishop Larry Silva, is available for sale at the St. Joseph Church Office and Amazon.com



DAMIEN "The Leper priest of Molokai"  


Everyone is welcome to a play and presentation on St. Damien's life to be held at Seabury Hall.   Theme: The boy became a man, the man became a priest, the priest became a Saint.  When: Saturday, June 13 @ 7:00 PM; and Sunday, June 14 @3:00 PM   Ticket: $15.00 may be paid at the door, or purchased online at http://www.seaburyhall.org/page.cfm?p=2567 Proceeds benefit the Seabury Hall Performing Arts.   


Learn how at the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend In 2015, Pope Francis said “It is true that married life has many difficulties: work, there isn’t enough money, there are problems with the children …  I therefore always advise married couples never to let the day draw to an end without making peace… This is life, and we must face it in this way, with the courage of living it together.1578.  
Sign up for August 28-30, 2015 Weekend or contact Lee & Tanya Barbero @ (808) 268-1578.  

 Married life is beautiful, and must be protected.” Worldwide Marriage Encounter has the same focus. The Weekend centers entirely on your relationship. It is a positive, simple common sense, private experience between you and your spouse, that revitalizes marriage by helping you see again those loving qualities in each other that you may be taking for granted.  Go on an Encounter Weekend and rediscover each other all over again.  Sign up for an Encounter Weekend today!  Sign up for August 28-30, 2015 Weekend or contact Lee & Tanya Barbero @ (808) 268-1578.


Church Committees:

  • Pastoral Council:  Ed Ferreira 572-0015

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

  • Multi-Purpose Bldg. Fundraising;  Joe Andrew; 243-9574

  • Sweetbread:  Jackie Souza 573-8927

  • Finance:  Ernest Rezents;  572-8663

  • Parish Fundraising:  Chris AhPuck;  463-1585

  • St. Joseph Feast: Donna Pico & Karen Perreira: 572-7652


Church Ministries:

  • Worship Ministry:  Maxine Balderas 572-9434

  • Liturgy:  Maxine Balderas  572-9434

  • 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

  • Ushers: Earl Lamadora  572-7341

  • Religious Education (Confirmation I & II, RCIA, Jr. & Sr. Youth Group:  Sr. Georgina Delgado 572-8454

  • Music: Michael Balderas, Rochelle Alo & Damien Paiva









Religious Education:

  • Religious Education (Confirmation I & II, RCIA, Jr. & Sr. Youth Group:  Sr. Georgina Delgado 572-8454

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Liz Miller: 281-9643/Chris Ahpuck: 463-1585

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Sr. Georgina Delgado, O.P. 572-8454

  • Paish Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry: Sr. Georgina Delgado, O.P.: 572-8454

  • Breaking Bread Ministry (Hotmeal): Arsie Anderson: 572-8290

  • Bereavement Ministry: Pauline Ulicny: 870-4305

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

Church Movements:

  • Cursillo Maui Coordinator:  Jaimie Balthazar;  572-6403

  • Filipino Catholic Club:  Jose Vince Cruz 572-0097

  • Holy Family Institute: James & Alda St. James 572-8575

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

  • Holy Name Society:   Ed Ferreira 572-0015

  • NEO Catechumen:  Paolo & Dani Baricchi;  572-0041

  • Marriage Encounter: Fred & Eileen Corpuz 572-8833

  • Legion of Mary: Daisy Muego; 250-9126








Church Documents:







Please make checks payable to:

 St. Joseph Church.

Available at the parish office.

 Add $5.00 per book for mail orders and mail your request to:

 1295 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768.

Additional fee of $30 for all insufficient checks


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