St. Joseph Statue Hilo

photo Credit: Anna Weaver

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


Saturday
7:00 am
Vigil 5:00 pm

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

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

Legal Holidays
7:00 am



Confession

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

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



Prayer Times



Adoration
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

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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.


SPIRITUAL ACT
of COMMUNION

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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SJC - Announcements & Activities



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NEW ONLINE GIVING PORTAL ACTIVE

MANAGE YOUR GIVING ONLINE

St. Joseph Church is excited to announce that our new online portal is up and can be view by accessing the parish website.

For those of you who have used the WeShare portal, please go to our VANCO site and set up a new user account with them. And for those of you who have considered online giving yet never tried...now’s the time!

Thank you for your support of our parish!

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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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Saint Joseph
Church Calendar

June 26- 02


26 Sunday

Sunday Masses:

7:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

9:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

11:45 am Mass
- Fr.Secor

6:00 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito

27 Monday


Daily Mass:
6:00 am Mass
- Fr.Lito
12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito

28 Tuesday

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito

29 WEDNESDAY

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Sam

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito


30 Thursday

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito


01 Friday

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito

02 Saturday

Masses:
7:00 am Mass
- Fr. Lito

5:00 pm Mass - Fr.Lito

CONFESSION:
10:00 am



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"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"

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We welcome Fr. Ferdinand Tomo, SSS
to St. Joseph Church!


He will be assisting Fr. Lito in the parish ministry. Aloha, Fr. Ferdie!


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13th Sunday of Ordinary Time - 2022

“I will follow you
wherever you go.”


This Sunday’s Gospel reminds us that discipleship is both a call and a decisive choice - a call because to be a disciple is to hear the invitation of a master to be his follower and a decisive choice because it will entail a radical life-conversion. We cannot be a disciple and remain unchanged. There will be a lot of letting go if only to let God take hold of our lives.

While today we might not face the lions or tortures of persecution, to be a follower of Christ is also not just a stroll in the park. There is a cost to discipleship.

A disciple must be ready to embrace the consequence of his decision to follow Jesus as the Lord himself has experienced that “the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” And it must be a full and total commitment otherwise, “Whoever has put his hand to the plow, and looks back, is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” No one can be a disciple of Jesus while looking back at what is behind him and still move forward undistracted.

So what has it cost you to follow Christ? If it does not cost us anything, perhaps we have yet to take the first step to follow HIM.


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CONFIRMATION

Msgr. Gary Secor will be presiding at the 11:45 am Mass on Sunday, June 26.



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ADORATION
of the
BLESSED SACRAMENT


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


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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.

Amen.


A PRAYER FOR PEACE

by Pope Francis

Lord God of peace, hear our Prayer!
We have tried so many times and over so many years
to resolve our confilcts by our own powers and by the force of our arms.
How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced?
How much blood has been shed?
How many lives have been shattered?
How many hopes have been buried?
But our efforts have been in vain.

Now, Lord come to our aid!
Grant us peace, teach us peace;
guide our steps in the way of peace.
Open our eyes and our hearts,
and give us the courage to say:"Never again war!""With war everything is lost".
Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.

Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters.
Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace;
enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister.
Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens
who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope,
so that with patience and preserverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation.
In this way may peace triumph at last,
and may the words "division" "hatred" and "war" be banished from the heart of every man and woman.

Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands.
Renew our hearts and minds.
so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother," and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!

Amen.




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Prayer for the
COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

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.