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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.

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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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lead with prayer

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!


SJC - Announcements & Activities



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St. Joseph Church 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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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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"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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Holy Days of Obligation

Please note that in the Diocese of Honolulu, in addition to all Sundays of the year, there are only two Holy Days of Obligation on which the faithful are obliged to attend Mass: December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and December 25, Christmas (which falls on a Sunday this year). Be sure to check our Mass schedule for these special days of our faith.

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Welcome back
Fr. Poli!!

2nd Sunday of Advent
- Year A ( 2022)

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

To welcome Christ in our lives is to tread the path that Our Lord has opted – that is a life of union with His Father. Our Lord lived and died and rose again desiring only to always do the will of the Father. And to do so is to embrace holiness as a way of life. But where do we begin?

Repentance is the gate that opens up to the path of holiness. That is why during this advent season, as we prepare for the coming of Our Lord Jesus, we are summoned in the gospel “to repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

But what does “to repent” entail? The Greek word for repentance is metanoia. It means a change of heart – from a life without God to a life with God! So that with a true metanoia – we become a new person – one filled with the presence of God. And as we look at our past lives with sorrow and remorse, with the grace of conversion we look towards the future with hope and joy.

And a true test of this change is when we ourselves like John the Baptist become committed to the renewal and conversion of our brothers and sisters.

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The Children's Liturgy Ministry would like to restart our ministry on Nov. 27, 2002, the first Sunday of Advent. Children's Liturgy is for children ages 5 to 12 years of age. Our children will leave the church and we meet in the downstairs meeting room. They will hear the same readings you are hearing, followed by a short activity or presentation. We will be called back during the offertory and the children will return to the families. Like all ministries, we are in need of volunteers to make this happen. If the Spirit moves you, please call the office and leave your name and phone number and I will return your call.

Mary Ann Leite (coordinator)

 



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Come share the Word of God on Sat. Nov. 26, 2022, in the parish library at 10 a.m. We will be sharing the Sunday Gospel Readings listed in our parish bulletin. Come start our Advent Season with us. If you need help to navigate the bible,, we would be happy to help you with this process. Hope to see you there.

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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.



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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.