St. Joseph Statue Hilo

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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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SJC - Announcements & Activities

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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’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.


Saint Joseph
Church Calendar

May 22-28

22 Sunday

Sunday Masses:

7:00 am Mass - Fr. Lito w/Dcn. David

9:00 am Mass - Fr. Lito w/ Dcn. David

11:45 am Mass - Fr. Lito

6:00 pm Mass - Fr. Lito

23 Monday

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Jong

12:15 pm Mass
- Fr. Lito

24 Tuesday

6:00 am Mass
- Fr. Jong

12:15 pm Mass
-Fr. Jong


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

9:30 am - Funeral Mass
+R. Corpuz -Fr. Lito

26 Thursday

6:00 am Mass
-Fr. Lito

12:15 pm Mass
-Fr. Lito

9:30 am - Funeral Mass
+P. Bronco -Fr. Lito
Burial to follow

27 Friday

6:00 am Mass
-Fr. Lito

12:15 pm Mass
-Fr. Lito

4:00 pm Baccalaureate Mass
-Fr. Lito

28 Saturday

7:00 am Mass - Fr. Jong

5:00 pm Mass
- Fr.Lito w/ Dcn. David

10:00 am


"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"


6th Sunday of Easter – 2022 ©

“If anyone loves me,
he will keep my word.”

How time flies. We are already on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. And our Gospel begins with a very assuring reminder: “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word.” Once again, we are reminded of what it means to love. Love entails a commitment otherwise it will be just lip service. Keeping God’s Word is the sign of our true love for God. And we know how powerful God’s Word is. He created the whole universe with His Word. And more so, Jesus is the “Word made flesh,” so to keep God’s Word is to keep and live with Jesus in our hearts.

Jesus promises to dwell in the heart of the disciple. And if that is not enough, He also assures them that the Father will send the Holy Spirit to be their guide. What a gift, Jesus is giving His disciples – and that includes us. And another important gift of Jesus to us is His life-giving word. Hopefully like Mary we have chosen to ponder on them in our hearts.

Similarly, Words are very important in our lives. Not only to do we communicate with each other through words but they also have power in them. As the saying goes, words can kill but they can also be a source of life. How have we use the God-given gift of word to witness to His love and bring our world closer to His kingdom

Please plan to join us on Saturday, May 28
for the May floral offering and crowning of Mary
at the 7 am Mass.

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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.



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!


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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.