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.

 Eucharist image

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.

padre pio
lead with prayer

"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"

SJC - Announcements & Activities


The Novena group will not be meeting until further notice due to increase Covid numbers.

stjoseph church



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!

Saint Joseph
Church Calendar

January 16-23

16 Sunday

Sunday Masses:
7:00 am Mass -Fr. Lito
9:00 am Mass - Fr. Lito w/ Dcn. David
11:45 am Mass - Fr.Lito
6:00 pm Mass - Fr. Lito

17 Monday- Martin Luther King Day

Daily Mass - Holiday Schedule: MLK Day
7:00 am - Mass Fr. Lito

18 Tuesday

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

19 Wednesday

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

9:30 am Funeral Mass
+ J. Sagucio- Fr. Lito

20 Thursday

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

22 Friday

7:00 am - Mass - Fr. Lito
12:15 pm - Mass - Fr. Lito

23 Saturday

7:00 am - Fr. Jong
5:00 pm (vigil) Mass - Fr.Lito w Dcn David

10:00 am - Fr. Lito

catholic Link

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!


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C – 2022

"Do whatever He tells you."


After all the excitement of the Christmas Season, we return to what is known as the season of Ordinary Time. Stripped of all the holiday trimmings, it does not mean, however, that we also stash away the spirit of Christ being present among us. Rather we are challenged to be a witness to that Presence of Christ in the midst of the ordinary events of our everyday life. And this is the summon of Pope Francis of what it means to journey towards becoming a Synodal Church – a Church that truly reflects the Presence of Christ in the everyday life of the People of God.

At that wedding in Cana, we find the Lord Jesus being drawn into the domestic affairs of people. For the Lord nothing is so trivial that it would not merit his attention even if it is as insignificant as running out of wine. Every occasion can be a moment of grace if we allow His presence to prevail.

But fascinating as it is to see water transformed into wine by the Lord, it all started with Mary’s simple intervention. Her sensitivity to the predicament of others led her to be an instrument for the unfolding of the first sign of Jesus in the gospel. But she also was quick to remind us that the unfolding of the sign of the Kingdom of God can only happen if we “Do whatever He tells us to do.”



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


2022 Annual March for Life “Equality Begins in the Womb”


Bishop Silva and the Respect Life team ask for our prayers as we commemorate the 2022 Annual March for Life events. Beginning on January 12 please display the banner announcing the events.

Please display as many pinwheels as possible as a reminder of the over 63 million babies aborted in the United States alone.

Beginning on January 12th consider praying the 9-Days for Life Novena Prayer. Booklets are available upon request. Please see a hospitality minister.

"In the eyes of the Lord, we are one body in Christ. Every human being is sacred and created by God. Let us uphold this truth and proclaim the Gospel of Life.”

st. jospeh

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.


reservations reservations