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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


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.

Are You Registered?

If you are new to the parish or need to update your registration please click the registration form link SJ Registration Form then print, fill-out and return. Thank you!

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

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Blessing Candles on the Feast of the Presentation Feb. 2, 2020

Forty days after Christmas the infant Jesus was presented in the temple of Jerusalem In the Church this day is celebrated on February 2, forty days after Jesus’ birth. This day may be thought of as a festival of light. We hear about the light in today’s gospel. We see it in the candles that are blessed and carried. We receive it as did St. Simeon. That light is Christ himself, our salvation and life.The final blessing given at the end of the liturgy incorporates the theme and symbolism of this light.

It is customary on Candlemas to bless candles. The candlelight is an outward and visible sign of Christ who illumines our heart and inner being.

With this in mind you are invited and encouraged to bring candles on February 2nd that you would like to have blessed during the Mass. Your candles can then be taken home and burned throughout the year.



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SECOND COLLECTION

This Week:
St. Joseph Schools

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Next Week:
Building repair & Maintenance

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bible sharing

Bible Sharing Ministry meets on Saturday mornings at 9:30 in the rectory library. Join us!




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POPE DEDICATES A SPECIAL SUNDAY EVERY YEAR TO THE BIBLE!

“SUNDAY OF
THE WORD OF GOD”

The pope proposed that on that Sunday, the great importance of the Bible should be contemplated. The first "Sunday of the Word of God" will be Jan. 26, 2020.

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Part 3: Jan 26, 2020


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Part 2: Jan 19, 2020

The Bible: Did you Know?


What are the two main division of the Catholic (Christian) Bible?

  • Old Testament - those books that pertain to the covenant (Testament) God made with man before the coming of Christ
  • New Testament – those books that pertain to the covenant God made with man which has been fulfilled through Jesus Christ.

 

What are the first five (5) books of the Old testament?

  • The five books are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
  • These are also called the PENTATEUCH or the books of Moses.
  • It begins with the story of creation and extends through Moses’ last discourse - before entering the Promise land.

What are the six Historical books of the Old Testament?

  • They are Joshua, Judges, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings.
  • It begins with the story of Joshua who succeeded Moses in leading the Israelites into Canaan then to becoming a great nation under the King David and Solomon and leading up to the captivity by foreign powers (Assyria, Babylon and Persia)

What are the Prophetic books in the Old Testament?

  • They are Joshua, Judges, I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings, II Kings.
  • It begins with the story of Joshua who succeeded Moses in leading the Israelites into Canaan then to becoming a great nation under the King David and Solomon and leading up to the captivity by foreign powers (Assyria, Babylon and Persia)

What are the Prophetic books in the Old Testament?

  • They are: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Catholic and Protestant Bibles both include 27 books in the New Testament.

Which is the longest book in the Old Testament?

  • The Book of Psalms which contains 150 Psalms and ascribed to King David.
  • The shortest is Book of Obadiah with 1 chapter of 21 verses.

What are the first books of the new Testament?

  • They are the Gospel according Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
  • Gospel means Good News. the story of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection
  • They are followed by the Acts of the Apostles which is written by St. Luke which is the story of the birth and life of the first Christian community.
  • This is followed by the Epistles or Letters of the Paul and other apostles to the early Christian communities.

What is the last book of the bible?

  • It ends with the Book of Revelation, which tells of the struggle and defeat of Satan and the triumph of the Kingdom of God.


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Part 1: Jan 12, 2020:

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The Bible:
Did your Know?

What is the Sacred Scriptures?

CCC 135 "The Sacred Scriptures contain the Word of God and, because they are inspired, they are truly the Word of God" (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
The Bible actually consists of a collection of sacred writings or scriptures. It is not one book but collection of books compiled together.

 

Who is the Author of the Sacred Scriptures?

CCC 105 God is the author of Sacred Scripture. "The divinely revealed realities, which are contained and presented in the text of Sacred Scripture, have been written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. How did God do it? Who actually wrote it?

How did God do it? Who actually wrote it?

CCC 106 God inspired the human authors of the sacred books. "To compose the sacred books, God chose certain men who, all the while he employed them in this task, made full use of their own faculties and powers so that, though he acted in them and by them, it was as true authors that they consigned to writing whatever he wanted written, and no more.

How can we know the true interpretation of the Sacred Scripture?

CCC 109 In Sacred Scripture, God speaks to man in a human way. To interpret Scripture correctly, the reader must be attentive to what the human authors truly wanted to affirm, and to what God wanted to reveal to us by their words.

 

What's the difference between a "Catholic Bible" and a "Protestant Bible"? Catholic and Protestant Bibles both include 27 books in the New Testament.

New Testament: the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters of St. Paul to the Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, the Letter to the Hebrews, the Letters of James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude, and Revelation (the Apocalypse).

Protestant Bibles have only 39 books in the Old Testament, however, while Catholic Bibles have 46.

The Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, the Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zachariah and Malachi. (The seven books included in Catholic Bibles are Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, and Baruch. also sections in the Books of Esther and Daniel )

(Check inside the cover, on the title page, or on the back of the title page of your Bible. If it has a Imprimatur and a Nilhil Obstat it is certainly a Catholic Bible.)