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!

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


“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the pre-conditions of all true freedom.

Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children.

(Catechism of the Catholic Church;2223)



26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2020

“A man had two sons …”

"What is your opinion? A man had two sons…” Regardless of how the story will turn out, one thing we find both consoling and challenging is the that both are sons of this father.

Consoling because while we are asked as to who did the father’s will; for the Father I don’t think his love conditioned by who would do what he com-manded them to do. The father simply loves them both unconditionally. No dif-ferent from our Father in heaven who loves us all even when we have sinned and have disobeyed his will. In fact, He will do everything to reach out to us and even help us correct our ways if we will allow him to do so.

Challenging because to be a son comes with certain responsibility. Yes, the Father loves his sons but precisely because of his love we know he would only ask them to do something that will be for our good and growth. And yes, to carry out what the Father ask us to do might entail a sacrifice, a letting go of what we might want to do ourselves, but our obedience is but a response in love for the love He freely gives.

Probably, we might have initially said No to the words of the Father, but the opportunity for conversion – a change of heart, is always there for all of us.

-Fr. Poli




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