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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:  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. Drexel Ramos

  • Deacon Patrick Constantino

  • Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652

  • Office Clerk: Therese Ibarra

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: "All peoples are invited to worship the Lord and to know his ways.  God’s gifts and his call are to Jew and Gentile alike.  Jesus comes to recognize the universality of God’s call in granting the request of the Canaanite woman."    


The first day of Religious Education for grades PK-5 is Sunday, August 20th. Grades 6-12 will begin on Sunday, August 27th. Beginner and “First-Year” students @ 7:50 a.m. and “2nd Yr” students @ 10:15 a.m. Registration forms for the 2017/18 school year are now available up at the school. Please  remember that Sacramental preparation for Confirmation and First Communion now begins in the 1st grade. If you have any questions please contact Sheri Harris, RE Coordinator at 572-2273    

During the month of October.  If you and your family would like to sponsor a day in October for the Block Rosary.  Call Earl at 276-0973.  


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire"

"This passage (Matthew 15:21) describes the only occasion in which Jesus ministered outside of Jewish territory. (Tyre and Sidon were fifty miles north of Israel and still exist today in modern Lebanon.) A Gentile woman, a foreigner who was not a member of the Jewish people, puts Jesus on the spot by pleading for his help. At first Jesus seemed to pay no attention to her, and this made his disciples feel embarrassed. Jesus does this to test the woman to awaken faith in her."      



Since we launched my parish app for iPhone and Android smart phones, many have viewed and downloaded the app. The app will allow us to communicate with you.   It is 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.

New Altar Server Training:   For those who would like to become an Altar Server of St. Joseph Church there will be a series of training and attendance is mandatory in order to receive complete instruction and installation.  Training dates are:       Aug. 19, Sat.@ 2 p.m.- Training  and Aug. 20, Sun.–Installation Mass—9 a.m. Altar Servers must have received their First Holy Communion and a heart to serve the Lord. For more info contact Helen Souza at 572-5142.  

   We are truly blessed by Fr. Drexel's willingness to give of himself where God has placed him to serve the people of Makawao.    Fr. Drexel will be celebrating his 13th Anniversary of Ordination on Sunday, August 20th and would like to invite you to attend a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. in the gym.  Fr. Drexel, we thank you for being our Associate Pastor!  
What is the new Evangelization?   Dcn Michael Ross, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Kailua-Kona, HI   The New Evangelization is a notion principally advanced by St. John Paul II.  In contrast to the traditional evangelization of non-Christian peoples, the new evangelization focuses on reaching out to unchurched Catholics, what others would call “cultural Catholics,” those that are Catholic in name but not in mind, heart and soul.   There are four essential goals:  First, we must recognize that cultural developments of recent times offer new opportunities for evangelization.  In particular, new technologies that facilitate mass communication and personal interaction are to be used to share Christ with others.  Everything from EWTN to tweets from pastors to myParish App on smart phones is an example of this.  
Second, the new evangelization should avoid compromise with any cultural assumptions that in theory or practice deny the dignity of any class of human beings.  Messages of power, wealth, honor and endless pleasure seem normal and healthy in our culture but are usually the antithesis of the message of Jesus Christ.     
Third, the new evangelization must overwhelmingly affirm the love of God and of Jesus Christ.  People are won over by lives lived out in love, not words of coercion.  Finally, each of us is called to a deeper appreciation of the value of holiness in one’s life and communion with others in the name and body of Christ.   .

The St. Joseph Youth Ministry  invites all High School students in Grades 9 thru 12 are invited to come and join us for food, fun and fellowship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the 5th grade classroom. Should you have any questions, For more info contact Jason & Diane Jacinto, Youth Moderators at 572-4623 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!



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      


Put a little love, a lot of hope in your marriage. Sign up for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: The next weekend is November 3-5, St. Anthony Retreat Center, Kalihi Valley, Oahu.  For more information contact Lee & Tanya Barbero, (808) 268-1578 on Maui, or
Jose & Mary Elizabeth Alvior, (808) 391-2045 on Oahu; or visit our website at www.hawaiiwwme.org      


Have a few minutes to spend with The Good Shepherd?  Come to St. Joseph’s Church on Thursdays for Holy Hour at 5 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!  



Thank you for your donation to the food pantry. SJC distributes to those in need on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Most appreciated are canned items such as soup, beans, corn, pork & beans, chili, spaghetti, spam, juices, and anything that is not perishable. St. Mother  Teresa of Calcutta once said, "spread love everywhere you go; let no one come to you without leaving happier."  Indeed out clients at food pantry have expressed their appreciation and are happy to receive your generous donation. 

Church Committees:

  • Pastoral Council:  Christine AhPuck 463-1585

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

  • Stewardship Committee:  Arsenia Anderson 572-8290

  • Finance:  Ernest Rezents;  572-8663

  • Parish Fundraising:  Chris AhPuck;  463-1585

  • Sweetbread: Jackie Souza 573-8927


Church Ministries:

  • 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:   Emily Agusti  572-6745

  • Music: Michael Balderas, Rochelle Alo, Joe Cacalda & Damien Paiva









Religious Education:

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

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

Social Outreach Ministry:

  • Breaking Bread Ministry (Food Pantry & Parish Emergency Assistance: Arsie Anderson: 572-8290

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

Church Movements:

  • Cursillo Maui Coordinator:  Jaimie Balthazar;  572-6403

  • Filipino Catholic Club:  Earl Lamadora; 276-0973

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

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

  • Divine Mercy:  Daisy Muego, 250-9126

  • Holy Name Society:   Ed Ferreira 572-0015

  • NEO Catechumen:  Paolo & Dani Baricchi;  572-0049

  • Legion of Mary: Daisy Muego; 250-9126

  • Marriage Encounter:  Lee & Tanya Barbero 268-1578








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 1295 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768.

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