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covid requirements

Covid Mass Attendance Requirements

  • 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!

There are no longer seat reservations required. It is first come first serve basis. If you want to secure your present seat, you must come early before the Mass.

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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.

Respect Life Articles

Killing the Pain not the Patient


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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St. Joseph Chruch Collection

The General Collection is used for the day to day operation of the parish and its programs. You may set up a one-time or recurring donations to our parish

St. Joseph School

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Gifts help support the diocesan mission, parishes, pastors, schools, service agencies, and communities.

Envelopes are avaiable in the Church or donate online.

All gifts are important and appreciated.

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Please note that the
Rectory Office Hours
have changed.

The office will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am to
1pm unless otherwise noted

Saint Joseph
Church Calendar


Please note that the rectory office hours have changed.

The office will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 to 1 unless otherwise noted.

2 Sunday

Sunday Masses:

7:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

9:00 am Mass
- Fr. Ferdie

11:45 am Mass
Fr. Lito

6:00 pm Mass
- Fr. Ferdie

3 Monday

Office Open Today
9am - 1pm

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

12:15 pm Mass
-Fr. Fredie

4 Tuesday

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Ferdie

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito


Office Open Today
9am - 1:00 pm

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Ferdie

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito

6 Thursday

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Fr. Ferdie

7 Friday

Office Open Today
9am - 1:00 pm

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Ferdie

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito

8 Saturday

7:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito / Ferdie

10:00 am

5:00 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito


"No sin or crime is greater than God's mercy. The sacrifice of the Cross reveals that Christ's greatest desire is to forgive those with a repentant heart."

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities "Death Penalty: Catholic Q&A"


27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2022
October 2, 2022

Lord, Increase our faith!

We just are starting to free ourselves from the clutches of the COVID Pandemic that has brought unimaginable difficulties for a vast majority of people, but then natural calamities of all sorts – typhoons, earthquakes, drought, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and floods have caused great sufferings and destruction in the lives and properties of people around the world. Not to mention the financial woes of people that has left many helpless and hopeless. One begins to wonder what kind of life lies ahead of us?

This Sunday’s gospel points us to anchor ourselves in God – “Lord, Increase our faith! If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.’ However, it is easy to speak of our faith when things are fine but when trials and difficulties arise and we are unable to overcome them – how do we see our selves responding in faith?

But what exactly is faith? In the midst of everyday struggles, faith is what makes us continue to believe in God and that He will never abandon us – to hold on to God and be at peace because God is holding on to us and will not give up on us. But let us not forget that to put our trust in the Lord, is to allow God to use us in carrying out His will.

As we have faith in God, so does God trust us.


26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2022
September 25, 2022

“There was a rich man…”

Confronted everyday by the suffering and misery of people around us, how have we responded? Did we choose to be compassionate or did we choose to be indifferent. It will be good to be reminded as Einstein said: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”

The Gospel this Sunday is a grim reminder of the reality of indifference. Wealth and riches are not evil per se. Just as the rich man in the parable is not evil because he is wealthy. But he was punished with eternal damnation due to his indifference. The poor man Lazarus was at his doorstep and choose to ignore him. The rich man choose not to be a neighbor to Lazarus.

Such an attitude is exactly the opposite of what Our Lord Jesus lived during his lifetime. Jesus was constantly seen in the midst of all those who are suffering either because of bodily and spiritual illness or because they are being ostracized by society because of their status in life. He reached out to those in the fringes even if it meant that he will be ostracized himself.

May the compassion and mercy of God touch our hearts and heal us from the sickness of indifference.


Calling all former youth and young adults
and anyone intested in joining. St. Joseph is in the
process of restarting our Youth Ministry!
Contact Fr. Lito for additional information.


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Come Pray
the Liturgy of the Hours

Join us daily in the morning immediately following the Morning Mass and in the evenings: Weekdays & Sundays at 4:00 pm Saturdays at 3:00 pm


Mother of Perpetual Help Prayer Group

Novena devotions to resume Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church; 6:00p.m. (evening).

Come join us every Tuesday praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Rosary, Consecration and Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Rejoice Always, Pray without ceasing, Give Thanks in all circumstances. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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Prayer to 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.


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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,

Jesus, I trust in you. Saint Damien, pray for us!Saint Marianne, pray for us! Amen.