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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: We seek many things in this life, but we should seek first the Lord and his wisdom.  By so living, we will keep vigil for the Lord as we await his return in glory.    

Last year, St. Joseph Church parish served Holiday Food Boxes and frozen turkeys to 68 families. In keeping this tradition of joyful giving, the Youth Ministry will again solicit your donations to enable our church to purchase holiday meals for needy families. Our youth will collect your donations after the weekend masses during November 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th. On November 16th, the Holiday Food Boxes and a turkey drawing will be distributed to needy families during the Social Outreach Ministry food pantry distribution. Mahalo for your kokua.
(For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. . .Matthew 25:35).

Mumps Outbreak Affects Communion   Due to the current rising of the mumps outbreak in Hawaii local pastoral discretion and care should be practiced as necessary.  It is advisable by the Office of Worship that parishes temporarily suspend the distribution of communion through the use of the communal chalice (Precious Blood) at Mass.  The recommendation is to stop the use of the chalice(s) for at least the next three weeks (incubation period for mumps) or until the outbreak settles down.  Parishes in areas where a high volume of tourists attend Mass should be alerted and highly consider this temporary suspension.  As Church leaders we have to be sensitive to the needs and health of our congregations.


 MISA AGUINALDO   Please join us in celebrating with the nine day novena for the Misa Aguinaldo beginning on Saturday, Dec. 16.  “Aguinaldo means gift, which is peculiar to Christmas… The faithful make this their ‘Aguinaldo’ to God for the greatest gift of Jesus.  The practice can also be understood as the preparation of the faithful to receive from God the greatest gift or ‘Aguinaldo’ of Christmas, which is Jesus, the savior of the world.”  The schedule will be forthcoming on the parish bulletin’s weekly calendar.


 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"The foolish will miss heaven's wedding feast"

Are you missing out on what's most important in life? Being unprepared can lead to unnecessary trouble and even disaster! What good is a life-jacket left on the shore when the boat is sinking? Jesus' story of ten single ladies waiting for a wedding procession in the middle of the night seems strange to most westerners today. But Jesus' audience knew all too well how easily this could happen to them.      



Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven with ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five of them were prudent. The foolish did not prepare for the wait, they brought no extra oil to keep their flames burning bright. The prudent bridesmaids brought extra oil, just in case the wait was longer than they had expected. And the wait was long. Some of those who were supposed to be waiting were not prepared for the wait, with disastrous consequences. Good stewards heed Jesus’ warning: Be prepared to wait for the Lord’s return. Is your faith strong enough to endure the wait? Will the “flames” of passion for the Lord endure? What are you doing to keep your passion for the Lord from burning out?  


Happy BIrthday Fr. Drexel

Fr. Drexel is celebrating his birthday and would like to invite everyone to a potluck dinner on Sunday, November 12 after the 5pm mass in the gym. Come celebrate with Fr. Drexel as he celebrate his 40th Birthday!     

SJC MULTIPURPOSE CENTER   A couple of weeks ago Fr. Jaime and Fr. Drexel pleaded with you to reflect and pray if you could commit financially to support the construction of the Multi-Purpose Center.  If you have made a sacrifice to our program, we thank you for your support.  If you are a parishioner and have not yet made a commitment, we ask that you prayerfully consider a sacrifice to help us achieve our goal.  If you are not a parishioner, but support our vision and goals, we would greatly appreciate any financial support you can provide.   MAHALO!     

FOODLAND  You can also contribute to the Multi-Purpose building at checkout.  Present your Maika'i card (or provide your number) and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to ST. JOSEPH CHURCH MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER PROJECT , code number 77274.  If you do not have a Maika'i card/number, you may request to establish one.  Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total.  You may donate up to $249 per organization; any portion exceeding $249 will not be matched.  The amount you donate and the name of our organization will appear on your receipt.  Any donation must be payable to Foodland or Sack N Save.   

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      

St. Joseph Based

Put a little love, a lot of hope in your marriage. Sign up for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018:  7:30 a.m.—9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018:  7:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. For more information contact Deacon Pat Constantino at 572-8298.         


Have a few minutes to spend with The Good Shepherd?  Come to St. Joseph’s Church on Thursdays for Holy Hour at 5 to 6:30 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!  

(in the Image of Christ) is an international healing ministry, now offered at our church. Every Thursday after Holy Hour at 6:45 pm, we invite you to come and pray for healing with us. All are welcome! For more information, call Alda or Jim St. James at 572-8575.


Thank In preparation for the holidays, SJC's next food pantry distibution is scheduled on November 16th and December 21st.  Your donation will be greatly appreciated for any of the following non-perishable items:  canned ham or span, corn beef, corn stuffing, mac & cheese, soap, toilet tissue.  Please drop off donations at the back of the church, under the tables behind the last pew.  Thank you for caring and for your generosity.
(People are unreasonable, illogical & self-centered.  LOVE THEM ANYWAY.  St. Teresa of Calcutta) 

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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