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Join us for a Farewell Potluck Celebration
Honoring Dr. Young as he starts a New Journey

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00pm

Where: St. Joseph School Cafeteria

Bring a dish to share





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A Hui Hou, Malama Pono!


Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,

St. Joseph School continues to thrive and grow! Many of you have supported St. Joseph School for a long time. It is partly because of you that we are thriving! It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as the school’s leader over the past five years. Our enrollment is getting stronger, and as evidenced by our successful accreditation visit last March, the catholicity, quality, and integrity of our school remain firmly intact. Without your support, none of this would be possible.

Catholic education is changing rapidly throughout the state, and there is a great need to assist all Catholic schools to grow and thrive. As my contract with St. Joseph School comes to an end this academic year on June 30, the Bishop has offered me the position of Associate Superintendent for Hawaii Catholic Schools starting in July 2019. While I initially had no intention of leaving Hilo, I realized that given the current needs of Catholic education in this state and with all the challenges faced by our church and schools, my help is needed elsewhere. My faith is extremely important to me, and I believe the Lord has called me for another mission. As such, I have formally accepted the Associate Superintendent’s position, but I pledge to do all I can to help St. Joseph School in my new role.

It was not an easy decision. I’ve come to love and cherish this school along with all its students, faculty, staff, parents, and parishioners who have helped St. Joseph succeed. I cherish being a part of St. Joseph Church, the Hilo community, and Hawaii Island as a whole. This has become my new home, and God willing, I still intend to make it so in the future.

For the remainder of my term this school year, I will do all I can to help create a smooth transition for the next Principal, Mr. Michael Pa’ekukui, and ensure that the vision and mission of the school continues to flourish.

I shall miss all of you at St. Joseph Church, and I sincerely hope you will understand my decision and know that my love for and devotion to St. Joseph and all of you will never cease!

May God Bless you all and may He continue to Bless St. Joseph School and Church!

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Llewellyn Young



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