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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


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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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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14th Sunday Ordinary Time A – July 2020

“Our hearts are restless…”

 

With what is happening in the world, how are you doing? Are you happy or are you troubled?

One thing that COVID 19 taught us is that nothing in this world can give us real and lasting happiness. We have to look elsewhere. And Our Lord in the Gospel invite us “Come to me, all you who labor and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest” - He is the only one that can offer us true peace and happiness. But we need to live as true children of the Father - trusting, humble and totally dependent on God so that we might see the mysteries of God unfolding before us.

Jesus knew quite well that running after all these worldly things is truly an exercise in futility. And even worst is to choose to live our lives in constant worrying because : “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace.” But More importantly, unnecessary worrying reveals how little is our faith in God, and how distant we are from Him

Are we ready to acknowledge like St. Augustine that: “Our hearts are restless until it rest in thee (God).”

Fr. Poli




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St. Joseph Church

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)




  • 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.