MONDAY, Feb. 24

Pre registration is required before entry of class.

Call Rectory office to register 935-1465.

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Our Parish App

Our St. Joseph Church App is available to download for iphone and Android smart phones. Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-acess event calendar and access to the bulletin.
Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more. Help foster a stronger parish life at St. Joseph Church and better engage the New Evangelization.

Download our app today or search your phone's app store for myparish.


engaged encounter

Hawaii Catholic Engaged Encounter

A Wedding is a day, a Marriage is a Life-time

Thank you very much for keeping the Engaged Encounter weekend in your prayers. The weekend retreat is being held in the parish meeting room, February 1-2, 2020. There are eleven engaged couples from Hilo, Mountain View, Pahoa, Waimea, and Honolulu. The weekend’s facilitating couples are from Pahoa,Papakou, and Hilo. We welcome Dcn Mike and Leoda Shizuma from Molokai as the clergy facilitators.

Please continue to pray for the couples as they prepare to become a sacrament in the church. Pray also for all married who are living out their sacrament. Blessings to everyone!


Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2020 is January 26 - February 1.

Catholic schools benefit all year long from the religious guidance, prayers and support parishes provide. Many parishes join in the National Catholic Schools Week celebration by devoting a Mass to Catholic education. (Mass will be held on Monday, January 27 at 9:30a in SJS Gym-all are welcome to join!) Schools start the week by inviting parishioners and community members to parish-centered events and school open houses that feature their outstanding academic programs, religious education and service opportunities.


Saturday, January 25,
at 1:00 p.m.

This Mass is offered for all those in St. Joseph Parish
who have died this past year (2019).

All parishioners, and especially the family and friends of the deceased, are invited to attend.

If you had a loved one who lived elsewhere and who died in 2019, we would like to include them in this special Mass. Please call the rectory office and leave their name. All names must be submitted by Tuesday, January 21.

If you would like to have your loved one’s picture included in the memorial photo collage, please email their photo with their name to:

You may also drop off an original photo at the rectory office. Since images from copied funeral programs are difficult to use, only original photos or digital ones are requested.

Be sure to label the photo with the person’s name, your name & contact information. If you wish to have the photo back, it will be your responsibility to pick it up at the rectory anytime after January 27. Emailed photos must be submitted by Saturday, January 18.

Original photos must be dropped off at the rectory by Thursday, January 16.