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Re-Opening
New Mass Attendance Requirements

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

    No message machine
    reservations will be accepted.
    YOU MUST SPEAK TO A LIVE PERSON)

  • 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


Saturday
7:00 am
Vigil 5:00 pm

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

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

Legal Holidays
7:00 am



Confession

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

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



Prayer Times

Adoration
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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to pray for
St. Joseph School

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SPIRITUAL ACT OF COMMUNION


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.

Amen.

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PRAYER
FOR THE
COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

[By 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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“Let us try, if we can, to make the best use of this time: let us be generous; let us help those in need in our neighborhood; let us look out for the loneliest people, perhaps by telephone or social networks; let us pray to the Lord for those who are in difficulty in Italy and in the world.
Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love.
~Pope Francis


God has given us:

Eyes, not to judge
other but to look
beyond situations,

Mouth, not to criticize
but to speak for the truth,

Hands, not to punish
but to give a helping hand,

Ears, not to be insensitive but to
listen and aid those
in pain.

Everything God gave
us has its purpose.
Use them for the
greater glory
of the Lord.

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Matthew 14:13-21
Christ takes our contribution, however modest,
and makes it enough.


18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2020

“…give them some food yourselves.”

With the great advancement we are doing in the field of science and technology, I believe we have the means and resources to produce enough food for the people of the world. And yet, almost 820 million people are suf-fering from malnutrition and hunger. But not only are there people hungry for food but there are also an equally great number who are hungry for love and affection.

This Sunday, we witness how Our Lord Jesus was moved with compassion at the sight of those people who are hungry. These people came seeking for Jesus with the hope that He would do something to ease their hungers – hunger for healing, acceptance, love and probably God’s words. Understanding their suffering, Jesus knew in his heart he had to do something. In a gesture that reminds us of the Holy Eucharist, he took the bread and the fishes, raised his eyes to heaven, pronounced the blessing, broke the loaves and handed them to the disciples to distribute to the people, who have enough to fill their hunger.

The disciples, likewise, recognized the hungers of the crowd, but felt there is nothing that they could do for them. So they ask Jesus “to dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” - The same hunger, but two kinds of responding. Which response are we taking?

Yes, we might not have the super power of miraculously multiplying bread to feed a hungry crowd. But if each one will have the compassionate heart like Jesus to feed just one, don’t you think there will be enough of us to erase the hunger of the 820 million. Let us ask for the grace to have the same kind of compassion that Jesus had. A compassion that leads to action. In short, a compassion that gives joy and life.

Fr. Poli


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St. Joseph Church

Mass Attendance Requirements

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

    No message machine reservations will be accepted.
    (YOU MUST SPEAK TO A LIVE PERSON)




  • mass attendance requirements

  • 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!



WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHAT IS EXPECTED!

Arriving at Mass

During the Mass


Receiving Holy Communion


afterMass

Please keep us in prayer as we do our best to create a safe environment to gather our parish family once again. Look for updates on the parish website, on the my parish app and the St. Joseph Hilo Facebook page.

Aloha Dear Parishioners,


We are asking that all St. Joseph Parishioners take some time to click to acess & view 3 short videos provided by Bishop Silva in preparations for a safe return to Church. Mahalo

For those in the "High Risk" category - all who are 65 and older, those with heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes - you are the most vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus. The prudent option is to Stay at Home.

Proverbs 14:15 says, “The prudent give thought to their steps.”
For those in the High Risk Category,for the sake of our own health and for others, the option of “Stay at Home,” and “Safer at Home” is the prudent way of being Faithful and Safe.