St. Joseph Statue Hilo

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Covid Mass Attendance Requirements

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

    No message machine
    reservations will be accepted.

  • 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

7:00 am
Vigil 5:00 pm

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

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

Legal Holidays
7:00 am


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

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

Prayer Times

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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When live stream viewing of the Mass during the Communion rite - when we would receive the Precious Body and Blood of Christ - recite the Spiritual Communion prayer below.


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
Year of St. Joseph

Written by Pope Francis

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father, and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.


St. Joseph Church

We know that Covid 19 has affected many households & families. We ask that you prayerfully consider giving whatever you can to help support St. Joseph Parish.

Give Online using the link below or mail in your contributions to:

St. Joseph Church
43 Kapiolani Street,
Hilo, 96720,

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Prayer for the

Written 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,
I trust in you.

Saint Damien,
pray for us!

Saint Marianne,
pray for us!



Due to the extreme circumstances regarding coverage of priests here at our parish, we will be adjusting the times of the Weekend Masses for this week.
Check calendar page for times
. Thank you.

Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 10:30 am; 12:00 noon, and 6:00pm

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A huge mahalo to Fr. John Molina, Fr. Sam Loterte and Fr. Constantino "Jong" Atinaja, Jr. for stepping forward to assist St. Joseph Parish with our Masses and Confessions!

SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021


There’s a saying that circulates among some parenting circles: “You don’t just love your children … you fall in love with them.”

Beloved, our second reading says, we are God’s children now. We are God’s children now. Can we imagine a God who doesn’t just love us, but who is “in love” with us? A God who will do anything to protect and care for us?

Jesus, the Incarnation of God’s perfect and abundant love for us, himself provides an image for this love, an example that would be well understood at the time. I am the good shepherd, he says. A good shepherd is not a hired hand who, when trouble comes, flees from it rather than facing it, leaving the sheep exposed to danger and death.

No, the good shepherd is one who knows his own sheep; he cares for his own sheep and leads them to safety; and he never flees from danger. Rather, the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. In fact, in this relatively short passage, Jesus says five different times that the good shepherd “lays down his life” for his sheep.

As human beings, we face many dangers in our lifetime, many threats to our safety and wellbeing. We may face sickness, loss, fear. We may face ridicule, or we may worry for our loved ones; we may struggle with loneliness, have anxiety, or we may struggle with sin.

Yet Jesus knows us. We are the sheep of his flock. He “sees us” as we are, with all of our accomplishments and all of our failures. Jesus cares for us, and he shepherds us through this world, and our life of faith.

We can take comfort by trusting in God and in Jesus, the Good Shepherd; and by remembering these things: Jesus knows us; he knows what we face. He understands our fears, our loss, our struggles. He knows everything about us, and he does not flee from this information; he does not run away like the hired hand. Rather, our Good Shepherd cares for us and remains with us to protect us. Our Shepherd loves us, and is in love with us, so much so that he laid down his life for us.

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The fence is up and all the children are enjoying the safety of playing on the field. Thank you to everyone who have made this a reality.

-Mrs. Susan Wehrsig, SJS Interim Principal

Second Collection for April 2021

I am extremely grateful for the effort your parish made supporting this collection last year. The generosity of your parishioners is inspiring considering the hardships of 2020. Through your efforts, the parishes within our diocese managed to collect over $170,000 for our retired diocesan priests.

On April 24 and 25, 2021 - Good Shepherd Sunday - we again implore your support for this annual collection.

Deacon Keith Cabiles, Chancellor
Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu

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