St. Joseph Statue Hilo

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New Mass Attendance Requirements

  • All weekend Masses must have CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS
    to attend.
    CALL THE OFFICE at: 935-1465
    8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM ONLY

    No message machine
    reservations will be accepted.

  • Weekend Masses
    (Sat: 5pm; Sun: 7am, 9am, 11:45am, & 6pm).

  • Weekday Mass
    do not need reservations

    (6am & 12:15pm)

  • Masks must be worn at all times while on Church Property.

  • Everyone must follow the NEW RULES & PROCEDURES or we risk the closure of the church. thank you!
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Mass Schedule

7:00 am
Vigil 5:00 pm

7:00 am, 9:00 am
11:45 am, 6:00 pm

M- F: 6:00 am
& 12:15 pm

Legal Holidays
7:00 am


10:00 am - 11:00am
or by appointment

*Please note: Confession schedule does not apply during some liturgical seasons.

Prayer Times

M-F: 4-5:00 pm
Sat:. 3-3:30 pm
Sun: 4-4:30 pm

Evening Prayer
& Benediction

M-F: 5:00 pm

Sat: 3:30 pm

Sun: 4:30 pm

Are You Registered?

If you are new to the parish or need to update your registration please download our SJ Registration Form then print, fill-out and return. Mahalo!

Mail to:
St. Joseph Church
43 Kapiolani St.
Hilo, Hi 96720

Home & Hospital Communion

Please call the rectory to make arrangements
to receive Communion at home or in the hospital.

Funeral Arrangements

Please contact the Parish office at (808) 935-1465 before making arrangements with the funeral director / mortuary.
We must confirm the parish calendar is open for the funeral date you choose for your loved one.

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Please continue
to pray for
St. Joseph School



My Jesus I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.


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For The

Bishop Larry Silva

Dear God 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 the service of those who had an infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any disease,” because she was confident in 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.
Saint Damien,
pray for us!
Saint Marianne,
pray for us!

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October 2020

St. Joseph Church

We know that Covid 19 has affected many households and families. We ask that you prayerfully consider giving whatever you can to help support St. Joseph Parish.

Give Online using the link below
or mail in your contributions to
43 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, 96720


29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2020 (A)

“…what belongs to God.”

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus rebukes the Pharisees who want to trap Him with a question that involves politics. Should one pay taxes to the Roman emperor? If He responded: “Yes”, He would be accused of cooperating with the Romans who are deemed to be their oppressors. If He says “No”, He would be accused of instigating rebellion. Seeing through the malicious scheming of the Pharisees: Jesus asked for a Roman coin and replied: "Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."

But then we ask further: “What belongs to God?” Is there something in this world that does not belong to God? Did He not create the world and everything in it? Are we not ourselves created in His own image and likeness that everything we have and everything that we are belong to God?

Let us pray that we might not fall into the trap of separating the spiritual from the everyday concern of our lives. We must always let the Lord influence every word, action, thinking and decision that we make. May God be always be first in our lives!


-Fr. Poli



Begins Thursday, October 15, 2020

To Register: Here
For more information: flyer

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