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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:  Rev. Gregorio Apuya

  • Business Administrator: Donna Pico, 572-7652

St. Joseph Early Learning Center Leaders:


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING: Elisha is summoned to follow the prophet Elijah and to succeed him.  Jesus insists that those who follow him must abandon all material or psychological securities, walking ever forward without looking back.  It is the Lord alone who is to hold fast out lot. Paul distinguishes between true freedom and license.       


Living Catholic in the 808:

How to Really Grow in Faith

By: Gariss Pereira , Young Adult Leader St. Theresa Parish, Oahu

Honestly, being in community is one of the best ways for our faith to grow. Have you ever noticed that no matter how strong willed or minded someone is they are usually hanging out with people that have the same morals/goals as them? This is human nature - God called us to be in community with one another.

So, if you really want to deepen your faith and to grow in it, you need to surround yourself with people that also want this. When you surround yourself and hangout with people that have the same morals/goals as you, you have a higher chance of growing in your faith than if you surrounded yourself with people who don’t.

These friends also may know things about your faith that you do not know and can help you see it in a different light. It is truly a different experience when you have people in your life that are growing along side you. The truth is, no matter what we want to do in life, there is only so much we can do by ourselves. Even when it comes to our faith. Four words capture the Eucharist – Take, Bless, Break, Give – are done not only with bread and wine but with us disciples. God takes our lives, as messy as they are, blesses them, breaks us (yes, this too!) and then gives us a better version of ourselves to be shared with one another. This is one important reason why we come to Mass.  


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.       


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"No one who looks back"

Are you surprised to see two of Jesus' disciples praying for the destruction of a Samaritan village? The Jews and Samaritans had been divided for centuries. Jewish pilgrims who passed through Samaritan territory were often treated badly and even assaulted. Jesus did the unthinkable for a Jew. He not only decided to travel through Samaritan territory at personal risk, but he also asked for hospitality in one of their villages!    

A Powerful Study on the Blessed Mother Begins July 11, 2016

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of Mary’s earthly life, taking you through her joys and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. She will become a part of your daily life and help you to become more like Christ. Join us for Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother here at St. Joseph parish at  the 5th grade classroom beginning July 11, 2016 and continuing every Monday. For more information or to register for the study, call Diane Jacinto at (808) 572-4623, David Sereda at (808) 298-9091, Chris AhPuck at (808) 463-1585 or Arsie Anderson at (808) 572-8290.   
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  
The next Pastoral Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the convent.



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       


As the summer vacation season begins, think about taking some time off for a weekend getaway to focus on your sacramental relationship with your spouse and focus on God’s plan for marriage.  It’s not too late to sign up for the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend.    

Consider attending and sign up for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend.  The next weekend is:  August 26-28, 2016.  For more information, 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

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


Church Ministries:

  • 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

  • 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:  Pauline Ulicny 870-4305

  • 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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 St. Joseph Church.

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 1295 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768.

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