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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:

  • Administrator:  Rev. Jaime Jose

  • Parochial Vicar: 

  • Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: Amos condemns the complacency of the rich who seek only their own comfort.  In his parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus echoes Amos, exhorting those who have to share with those who have not.  Self-sufficiency must never blind us to the needs of others.  Only in this way do we keep God’s commandments in integrity and in truth.                


September 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the convent.  Please remember to email your brain storming ideas on Family Life/Faith Formation to stjosephmakawao@rcchawaii.org.   Mahalo!        


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.   

2015/2016 Bishop's Circle Appeal

For the Diocese of Honolulu and the Catholic Church in Hawaii                   

We are…Stewards of the Gospel The Bishop’s Circle Appeal is a special invitation to join Bishop Larry Silva as a fellow  Steward of the Gospel by honoring the Lord with your stewardship of treasure in support of our clergy, our youth and our needy. For more information and to make a donation, please visit www.catholichawaii.org or use the envelope available in the bulletin / in-pew / at the back of church. 

Mahalo for your kind support.   



Kamehameha  Schools  and St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School have partnered to provide competitive need-based scholarships to Native Hawaiian youth seeking a Catholic Christian education.

Kamehameha’s Kipona Program, along with tuition assistance at St. Anthony, help to ensure families can afford a private education for their children. A workshop aimed at assisting families through the application process will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, at the St. Anthony Library Resource Center, 1618 Lower Main Street.

A Kamehameha Schools representative will be on hand at the workshop to answer questions. Applications for the Kipona Scholarship is due September  30. For eligibility requirements, visit: http://apps.ksbe.edu/financial aid/k12/kipona/and http://sasmaui.org For more information about the free workshop, call St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School at 244-4190, ext. 221.  


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Lazarus was carried to Abraham's Bosom"

What most absorbs your time, your attention, and your heart? In the parable of the rich man who refused to help the beggar named Lazarus Jesus paints a dramatic scene of contrasts - riches and poverty, heaven and hell, compassion and indifference, inclusion and exclusion. We also see an abrupt and dramatic reversal of fortune. Lazarus was not only poor and a beggar, he was also sick and unable to fend for himself.  He was "laid" at the gates of the rich man's house. The dogs which licked his sores probably also stole the little bread he got for himself.

Dogs in the ancient world symbolized contempt. Enduring the torment of these savage dogs only added to the poor man's miseries and sufferings. The rich man treated the beggar with contempt and indifference, until he found his fortunes reversed at the end of his life! In God's economy, those who hold on possessively to what they have, lose it all in the end, while those who share generously receive back many times more than they gave way.

The name Lazarus means God is my help. Despite a life of misfortune and suffering, Lazarus did not lose hope in God. His eyes were set on a treasure stored up for him in heaven. The rich man, however, could not see beyond his material wealth and possessions. He not only had every thing he needed, he selfishly spent all he had on himself. He was too absorbed in what he possessed to notice the needs of those around him. He lost sight of God and  the treasure of heaven because he was preoccupied with seeking happiness in material things. He served wealth rather than God. In the end the rich man became a beggar!

Do you know the joy and freedom of possessing God as your true and lasting treasure? Those who put their hope and security in heaven will not be disappointed (see Hebrews 6:19). "Lord Jesus, you are my joy and my treasure. Make me rich in the things of heaven and give me a generous heart  that I may freely share with others the spiritual and material treasures you have given to me."                                 

Have a few minutes to spend with The Good Shepherd?  Come to St. Joseph's Church on Thursday's for Holy Hour at 5 p.m.  On Friday's come & join us to pray the Divine Mercy with Fr. Jaime at 3 p.m. 

During the month of October, St. Joseph Church will be promoting Holy Rosary nightly for the entire month of October in the church at 6:30 p.m..  If you are interested please signup, the signup sheet is located on the table at the back of Church.  


Last day of registration for Religious Education will be on Friday, September 30. If you would like your child to attend RE classes but cannot come in by the end of the month, please contact the coordinator, Sheri Harris, at 572-2273.

2017 ST. JOSEPH FEAST - May 5, 6, &7, 2017

Seeking volunteers!  Must be able to work hard for Jesus & his mission church; Must be patient with people; Must be able to work long hours with little or no gratification (your rewards are kept in Heaven); Must be committed to the feast especially during the week before, during and after the feast. Most of all be prayerful because your gifts to serve during this time is from our God, who brings us together for a purpose.  Call Chris AhPuck for more info at 463-1585.        

The St. Joseph Youth Ministry  invites all High School students in Grades 9 thru 12 to come and join us for food, fun and fellowship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the 5th grade classroom. Those interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation must register with Youth Ministry, please take and complete the required forms.  Submit completed forms to the Church office or Religious Education office with payment by September 18, 2016.

Youth Ministry Registration forms are located at the back table of the church or may be obtained from the parish office during business hours. 

Important dates to remember:   Confirmation classes will meet every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. starting Sunday, September 18, 2016. Mandatory Parent & Youth Orientation/Informational Meeting – regarding Youth Ministry and the Sacrament of Confirmation, will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at 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  



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       


The Maui community held a Marriage Encounter weekend at St. Theresa Church in August.  It was an amazing journey of love, not an easy journey but truly one that was worth the hard work and we all reaped the rewards of taking on this first step in our Couple Power.  A big mahalo to all the Couples who answered the call to be a Prayer Couple and for all of you who prayed for the Couples and Teams & Father Bill who made this past weekend.  We truly could not have done this without all of you!  We were so blessed to be blessed by you!

 For more information about the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, contact Lee & Tanya Barbero @ (808) 268-1578 or visit our website at www.hawaiiwwme.org


Church Committees:

  • Pastoral Council:  Ed Ferreira 572-0015

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

  • Sweetbread:  Jackie Souza 573-8927

  • Finance:  Ernest Rezents;  572-8663

  • Parish Fundraising:  Chris AhPuck;  463-1585


Church Ministries:

  • Liturgy: 

  • 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 (Confirmation I & II, RCIA, Jr. & Sr. Youth Group:  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 (Hotmeal) & Parish Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry: 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

  • Holy Name Society:   Ed Ferreira 572-0015

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

  • Legion of Mary: Daisy Muego; 250-9126

  • Marriage Encounter:  Lee & Tanya Barbero 268-1578








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