Confessions: By appointment only on Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
from 9a.m. - 11 a.m at the rectory. Call 572-7652 to schedule your
Office: (808) 572-7652
Fax: (808) 573-2278
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
REFLECTION ON TODAY'S READING Jesus
commissions his disciples to baptize in his name, reminding them
that he is always present through his Spirit. Having ascended to his
Father amid cries of gladness, we are to be his witnesses for we
have been gifted with his Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Let us,
therefore, live in a manner worthy of the call we have received.
the directive from the Diocese of Honolulu, St. Joseph Church has
set up an egiving program to allow parishioners and guests an easier
way to give. It will also allow the donors to: 1. Give from
anywhere using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. 2. No need to find
a check or stop by the ATM. 3. Use your Checking/Savings Account or
your Debit/Credit Card. 4. Schedule gifts to occur automatically.
Click on the give now link or on
your phone using my parish app. “All must give as they are able,
according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.”
Online donations may be made at any time from the comfort of your
own home or any place with internet access. Online donations are
credited to your tax statement for the end of the year (except when
made anonymously)and you can change your account preferences and
donation amounts at any time.
MASS AT SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH
For those of you that are
not physically able to attend mass please Join Fr. Michael as the
mass is livestreamed daily and 9 a.m. Sunday Mass.
The Lord Jesus Was Taken up into
- Why did Jesus leave his
disciples forty days after his resurrection? Forty is a significant
number in the scriptures. Moses went to the mountain to seek the
face of God for forty days in prayer and fasting. The people of
Israel were in the wilderness for forty years in preparation for
their entry into the promised land. Elijah fasted for forty days as
he journeyed in the wilderness to the mountain of God. For forty
days after his resurrection Jesus appeared numerous times to his
disciples to assure them that he had risen indeed and to prepare
them for the task of carrying on the work which he began during his
A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT Before he ascended into heaven, Jesus instructed his
disciples to proclaim the Gospel to all of creation. In the first
reading, after Jesus’ ascent, the angels ask his disciples “Why do
you stand here staring at the skies?” The angels want them to look
around themselves and be assured that Christ is working through
them. The Ascension does not memorialize Christ leaving us. But
instead, Christ working through us, his mystical body, his church.
As stewards of this legacy, we too are called to proclaim the Gospel
of Jesus Christ in our words and actions; in how we live and how we
treat others. Are we sharing the life of Christ with others in our
day-to-day lives? In what ways do we see ourselves proclaiming the
Gospel? In what ways can we do better?
SUMMER YOUTH EVENT The St. Joseph Youth Ministry is inviting the
"young" church to join us for a summer youth event for some FAITH,
FUN AND FELLOWSHIP on the following Saturdays: July 10 for grades
3-5, July 17 for grades 6-8 and July 24 for grades 9-12; from 9 - 11
a.m. in the school quad; CDC guidelines will be adhered to.
To register, please scan the QR code on the flyer. Registration
will close on Friday, June 25, 2021. For more information and or
questions, please call Jason and Diane Jacinto, Youth Ministry
Moderators at (808) 572-4623.
THE PARISH 11A.M. MASS --
During the month of May,
Fr. Michael has scheduled another Mass at 11 a.m. This additional
Mass is to accommodate the parishioners in fulfilling their
obligation of attending Sunday Mass during the pandemic. Please
call the office to make your Mass reservations.
THRIFT SHOP NEW HOURS OF OPERATION Effective May 2021, the Thrift Store new hours of operation
will be every Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 12 noon and on the 2nd & 4th
Thursday of the month form 8 a.m. - 12 noon
ATTENDING MASS AT ST. JOSEPH CHURCH The following are rules
and guidelines implement by CDC and Diocese of Honolulu: 1. Reservations are needed for all Sunday
Masses and Weekday Masses. Please call the Parish office 572-7652
weekly to reserve your seat for the Mass that you want to attend.
For contact tracking purposes, we will need your name, address and
contact number in case of an outbreak of the virus. Should the
particular mass you are requesting is filled, you will be given an
option to choose another time for Sunday or for a weekday Mass.
2. Those who do not have a reservation and
insist on attending, must stand and WAIT outside practicing social
distancing until the sign in person is ready to check them in and
then the ushers will seat them. Otherwise, “No reservation, No
3. Always wear a face mask inside and outside
the Church. The only time you can remove your mask will be after
receiving the Holy Communion and then you put it back on. You are
encourage to bring your own hand sanitizer's. 4. Please check in at the door and then the
Ushers will seat you. Household Families can sit together. Couples
also can sit together. Others will be alone 6 feet apart. 5. After mass please follow the ushers’ instructions
keeping 6 feet social distancing as you leave the church. 6. Candles may be lit after Mass only, using
social distancing. 7. Socializing and visiting in the parking
lot is not allowed. Please go straight to your car and exit the
parking lot. 8. Donation box will be at the entrances
of the Church. You can place your donation in the basket before or
after the Mass.
MISSELETES- Due to COVID19 we are unable to have
the missalettes out for everyone to share. If you would like to
receive your very own copy to bring to church and to use at home it
is available for sale at the parish office. $10 per missalette.
Please call the parish office prior to stopping by.
IS RCIA RCIA which stands for
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which
non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. (It is also
for those baptized in a different faith tradition who wish to become
Catholic, or baptized Catholic and would like a refresher course, or
baptized Catholic but never confirmed) It includes several stages
marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA
are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as
they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic
Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy
Eucharist. Classes will held every Thursday at 7 p.m. and will begin
on August 26, 2021.
If you know someone who might be interested in learning more about
the Catholic faith please contact Chris AhPuck 463-1585.
UPDATE YOUR PARISH DATA During the pandemic we
are restrained in reaching out to our parishioners. So to better
serve you, we would like to update our Parish Data information so
that we can better communicate to you. Please call the parish
office to update your contact information (address, phone # and
DIOCESE OF HONOLULU PRAYER FOR
THE COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC [by Bishop Larry Silva)
of all the living, you sent your Son Jesus to heal us from illness
and sin. We turn to his healing power in this time of anxiety over
the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus.
St. Damien and St.
Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to service of those who had an
infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any
disease,” because she was confident of your power to save. At the
same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that
she and her Sisters would not be infected.
Let us learn from this
example to put our trust in you to save us from the ravages of
disease and to take prudent measures to prevent its spread. Guide
us to know when to isolate ourselves from the possibility of
infection, but never let anyone be left without the care and concern
of others in the community.
As our Diocese of Honolulu has been
dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence, “Jesus, I
trust in you.”
THE PARISH OFFICE will be open by
appointments using safe practices and social distancing. We
encourage you to call and make an appointment before coming into the
office. Also, please note the following:
Also, please note the following: 1. Receiving Guests & Meeting Protocols—As
much as possible, any guests requiring a meeting with a (parish or
school) employee should meet via telephone or video conference. If
this cannot be done, an in-person meeting that is short in duration
should first take place outside the office with all participants
wearing face masks maintaining the required degree of physical
separation. 2. Masks are mandatory—According to the
State, cloth face coverings must be “worn at all times. Cloth face
coverings are meant to stop the wearer from spreading respiratory
droplets. 3. Remember to Stay home if you are sick, do
not come into the office. We thank you for your cooperation and
understanding during these unprecedent times.
app will allow us to communicate with you. It will be 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. The links below will also take you to the app.
Registration forms for the 2020/21 school year will be available in
the church office or on the church website starting in August 2020.
Classes will be for Sacramental preparation for first grade and up.
We apologize as there will be no pre-K/kindergarten classes this
year. For more info please call RE Coordinator, Sheri Harris at
572–2273. Thank you. Download our 2020
Religious Education Calendar Download our 2020
Religious Education Form
CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER
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.
Engaged Encounter Weekends occur frequently at
the St. Anthony Schools Media Center in Wailuku. To register for a weekend, please visit
our website at www.ceehawaii.org
Contact couple, Fred and Eileen Corpuz at
808-572-8833. Catholic Engaged Encounter is the
official marriage preparation program in the Diocese of Honolulu.
Chris Ah Puck 463-1585
Church Building/Master Planning: Jordan
Ernest Rezents; 572-8663
Stewardship Committee: Arsinia Anderson 572-8290 & Helen Souza
St. Joseph Feast: Donna Pico 572-7652
Sweetbread: Jackie Souza 573-8927
Joslyn Minobe: 572-7652
Environment: Berna Gentry 385-3442
Minister of Holy Communion/Sick & Homebound: Jaimie Balthazar, 572-6403,
& Johnelle Omura, 298-1346.
Altar Servers: Helen Souza 572-5142
Erica Gorman 280-9687
Balderas 572-9434, Rochelle Alo 572-0262, Joe Cacalda 283-1123, & Damien Paiva/Lani