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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: In bargaining with God, Abraham demonstrates a real persistence in prayer.  Jesus invites us to persist in prayer as well, to “ask...seek...knock”  May our prayer open us to God’s will, and so build up his strength within us.  In baptism, we have died with Christ, and have been raised to life with him.                                            

Living Catholic in the 808:

Sometimes You Gotta Use Words

By: Kristina M. DeNeve

Evangelization Coordinator

Diocese of Honolulu

Perhaps the most famous quote that Catholic Christians know regarding evangelization is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, “Preach the Gospel always and if necessary, use words.” It’s a nice quote that succinctly captures our fundamental requirement to live out our faith. We cannot spread the Good News if we are not putting our words into action, loving even those we dislike (aka, our enemy!) and showing a preferential option for the poor. That said, I suspect that many Catholics have an ulterior motive for using this quote, namely, as an excuse for not sharing our faith verbally in conversation with others. We tell ourselves, “Heck, I don’t need to tell people about Jesus; even St. Francis says that it is my actions that really matter.” (I admit that I know this rationalization because I’ve used it myself.)

While I believe wholeheartedly that our actions speak louder than our words, I have also come to believe that there IS a time and place for us to speak about Jesus and our faith. Of course, the question then becomes “when?” Check back next week when I share my rule of thumb for answering this question. “Living Catholic in the 808” provides weekly tips on what evangelization can look like for “typical” Catholics.   

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.   


Come and join the St. Joseph Parish Altar Servers!  Training for Current and New Altar Servers will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6th and Aug. 13th from 9 a.m.-12 noon. in the Church. If you have received your Sacrament of Holy Communion and would like to serve the Lord and his church please attend the up-coming training sessions. For more information call Helen Souza at 572-6235.  



 (Reflection on Sunday Gospel)

"Give us each day our daily bread"

Do you pray with joy and confidence? The Jews were noted for their devotion to prayer. Formal prayer was prescribed for three set times a day. And the rabbis had a prayer for every occasion. It was also a custom for rabbis to teach their disciples a simple prayer they might use on a regular basis. Jesus' disciples ask him for such a prayer. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray he gave them the disciple's prayer, what we call the Our Father or Lord's Prayer.              

Please Please come join us at our Movie Night, featuring Risen and/or War Room on July 30th up at the school quad.   Concession starts at 6:30 p.m. & Movie starts at 7p.m. Admission: Can good or non-perishable item would be appreciated There will be food and drinks, so come hungry! Hosted by SJC Young Adult Ministry (YAM).

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  
(Celebrant: Fr. Arwin Rebollido, Pastor of St. Mary's Church in Hana)
Date:  Sunday, July 31st, Time:  12:00 noon
Where: St. Joseph Mission Church at Kaupo (between mile markers 33 and 34 on Pi'ilani Hwy.....the road to Kaupo) Also:  Please join us for a pot-luck meal and fellowship after Mass!  
                E KOMO MAI!



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


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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 St. Joseph Church.

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 1295 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI  96768.

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