St. Joseph Statue Hilo

photo Credit: Anna Weaver

New 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.

Respect Life Articles

Killing the Pain not the Patient

SJC - Announcements & Activities


Sister Mary Ann Cope

Feast Day - January 23

PRAY - St. Marianne, help me to find the courage and vision to see Christ in all those I encounter, regardless of my initial reaction to their differentness. Amen

Read the story of Sister Mary Ann Cope

St. Joseph Church

We know that Covid 19 has affected many households and 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:
43 Kapiolani Street,
Hilo, 96720



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.


catholic Link

For The

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!


My Parish App & Other Digital Prayer Resources

We would like to suggest other digital platforms for your prayer and scripture needs. Both the iBrevery & Laudate App can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple devices or the Google Play Store for Android users. You may also view the parish weekly bulletin at our website,


Bishop Larry Silva: A Video Invitation

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St. Joseph

Written by Pope Francis for the Year of St. Joseph

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.


Pope Francis


A daily prayer to St Joseph
… and a challenge:


In his letter, Pope Francis notes how, “Every day, for over forty years, following Lauds [Morning Prayer]” he has “recited a prayer to Saint Joseph taken from a nineteenth-century French prayer book of the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary.” This prayer, he says, expresses devotion and trust, and even poses a certain challenge to Saint Joseph,” on account of its closing words: “My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power.”

At the conclusion of his letter, he adds another prayer to St Joseph, which he encourages all of us to pray together: (Pictured above).

2nd Sunday in ordinary Time - 2021

"Speak Lord, for your servant is listening"

After just going through the Christmas Season, The story of Samuel in the first reading can very well be our inspiration on how to go about the rest of the year.

"Speak Lord, for your servant is listening" - should be the better part of our prayer. God already knows what we have to say. Prayer is not prayer unless we listen. Listening is acknowledging the living presence before us. And only when we have opened ourselves to encountering the presence of the “Totally Other” do we start growing in faith. No longer is our faith grounded is mere doctrines or formulas but now it is founded in a loving relationship that inspires us and lead us to living our life to the fullest. Hopefully, when we choice to listen, like the two disciples in the Gospel, we will be able to recognize the voice of Jesus who would invite us to “Come and See” and be the beginning of a journey of faith.

If Jesus is the beloved son, how rightfully then that Jesus will speak to us of God as Abba - that is “His loving Father”! And this is the gift that He would like to share with us - that we too may build a loving relationship with God and be able to truthfully call God as “Father” To Jesus, we all are the Father’s Beloved Sons and Daughters!
But as it is a special grace and privilege to have a loving Father in heaven, so is it a great responsibility. Because to be son or daughter of our loving Father in heaven, we must witness by our life our embracing His will and the mission that comes with it. And it begins by seeing every person as a child of the same Father and therefore – a brother or sister that we must love the way the Father loves them.

As we welcome the New Year 2021, may the Good Lord bless all our families with His Love and Presence the whole year through.

- Fr. Poli, sss


St. Joseph Church Happenings

covid requirements

Covid Mass Attendance Requirements

  • Mass Times 2021 Seat Reservations Required
    Call (808-935-1465)

  • Masks/face coverings must be worn at all times

  • Sanitization is required before entry & church
    will be closed immediately after each liturgical
    event for disinfecting.



January: 17-23

17 Sunday

Sunday Masses:
7:00am - Fr. Lito w/ Dcn Dave preaching
9:00am - Fr. Lito w/ Dcn Dave preaching
11:45am- Fr. Poli
6:00pm - Fr. Poli

18 Monday HOLIDAY

Daily Masses:
7:00am - Fr. Lito

19 Tuesday

Daily Masses:
6:00am - Fr. Poli | 12:15pm - Fr.Lito

9:00 am Memorial Mass - Fr. Poli
+ K. Elizabeth Lorenzo

20 Wednesday

Daily Masses:
6:00am - Fr. Poli | 12:15pm - Fr. Lito

21 Thursday:

Daily Masses:
6:00am - Fr. Lito | 12:15pm - Fr. Poli

22 Friday:

Daily Masses:
6:00am - Fr. Poli | 12:15pm - Fr. Lito

23 Saturday:

Daily Daily Masses:
7:00am - Fr.Lito | 5:00pm (Vigil) - Fr.Poli

10:00 am Confession Fr. Lito




Bring Christ into Our Homes

Everyone is welcome to join the Parish Religious Ed Families in their Faith Formation!

Join the Parish Religious Ed Families in Faith Formation as their “Bring Christ into their Homes” plan. Only Sacrament seeking students need to register for the program. Enjoy the time spent in each activity.

  • Step 1 Use your monthly calendar (located below) and pray the scripture for the month.
  • Step 2 Visit the parish youtube channel and watch the video about the Theme of the Month
  • Step 3 Keep a log or short journal/notes on each activity using the following questions:
    Who participated in the activity?
    Were you able to identify the presence of God there?

Monthly Faith Formation Calendar


View and/or print pdf
2021 January Whole Parish Calendar

View and/or print pdf
2020 December Whole Parish Calendar

View and/or print pdf
2020 November Whole Parish Calendar