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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.


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

“In the light of the Risen Lord, our sufferings are now transfigured. Where there was death, now there is life. Where there was mourning, now there is consolation. In embracing the cross, Jesus bestowed meaning on our sufferings and now we pray that the benefits of that healing will spread throughout the world.” - Pope Francis


April 11
Divine Mercy Sunday
Adoration 3-4pm with Divine Mercy Chaplet



Aloha Fr. Joey!
And welcome to St. Joseph Church!
We look forward to having you with us & hope that you enjoy your visit.


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Divine Mercy Sunday

The Gospel doesn’t tell us if Thomas ever did put his hand in Jesus’ wound, but that doesn’t matter. Either way, he and the other Apostles received all Jesus had to give from his pierced heart: the gift of divine mercy that we celebrate today.

Here at the end of the Easter Octave, we’re called to reflect on how divine mercy sums up the whole mystery of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. Notice how Jesus immediately greets the Apostles on that first Easter with peace, and shares his bountiful mercy – giving them his own power of forgiveness. It is the deepest truth God has shared about himself: he is mercy, he loves us even when we don’t deserve it.

This is tremendously freeing. It frees us from worrying that we’re not good enough to earn his love, from distancing ourselves from him out of shame for our sins and defects – as if we could ever hide them from him! Above all, it sets us free from the great sin of despair, of thinking that we’re too far gone for God to save us. How could a human creature’s mistakes outweigh the forgiveness of the infinite Creator?

God’s mercy not only cleanses us from our past, it gives us a way forward. When we allow it into our hearts, it manifests in our works of mercy for others. The peace and mercy Jesus gives the Apostles comes with a command to go and share it: As the Father has sent me, so I send you. These men who had been hiding in a locked room then became such powerful witnesses to the Resurrection that they established a community unequaled in solidarity and generosity.

This may seem impossible to us because we know how weak we are. We may have as much difficulty as Thomas did in having faith in what Christ has promised us. And to truly love each other as God’s children? To be of one heart and mind like the community of the Apostles, setting aside our own attachments to serve the needs of others? There are few things more difficult than this kind of sacrificial love. Yet Saint John insists that these commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God – that is, whomever has faith – conquers the world. So let us fix in our minds these five words: Jesus, I trust in you.


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Effective Easter Sunday, April 4 (or as of the Easter Vigil, April 3), Bishop Silva will be ENDING the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. However, anyone who is sick, may have been exposed to anyone with COVID- 19, or who has a health condition that would endanger themselves or others by being present in church, continues to be dispensed.

This means that individual pastors & deacons within a parish will work to better accommodate the needs of their own parishes while following all the authorities of the state government & island county leadership. St. Joseph Church has not made any changes regarding our seating structure for Masses or seating request process at this time. Social gatherings are not permitted, and meetings held at the parish remain limited to no more than ten individuals. All health protocols remain in effect and must be observed.

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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