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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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prayer
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!



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A prayer
for after meals:


"Lord, by this meal you brought us together in joy and peace, keep us always united in Your love. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen"

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Use of Candles for Prayer

In the scripture, fire is associated with God. And Jesus himself said: "I am light of the world." At baptism, a lighted candle is presented with the words: "Received the light of Christ." Today we lit candles during liturgy and prayer moments as a token of the yearning of our hearts to be one with the Lord. And we refer them to as prayer candles or intention candles.

As Catholics, we light candles for a prayer intention for an individual. This may be for the soul of a deceased loved one or someone who is sick or one who is in need of divine intervention. Individuals also light prayer candles when seeking divine guidance. But we also lit a candle in gratitude blessings received.


SJC - Announcements & Activities



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St. Joseph School

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PARENTS & GUARDIANS

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Please accompany ALL minors (ages 17 & younger) to the restrooms. It is YOUR kuleana to keep them safe while attending Mass & parish events.

SAFETY NEEDS TO BE EVERYONE’S PRIORITY!

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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

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Gifts help support the diocesan mission, parishes, pastors, schools, service agencies, and communities.

CLICK
To Donate Online

Or Mail Your Check Donation To: 'OHANA IN CHRIST PO BOX 380019 Honolulu, HI 96838-0019

All gifts are important and appreciated.

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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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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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How to reverently receive
Holy Communion:

Those who receive Communion may receive either in the hand or on the tongue, and the decision should be that of the individual receiving, not of the person distributing Communion.
If Communion is received in the hand, the hands should first of all be clean. If one is right handed the left hand should rest upon the right. The host will then be laid in the palm of the left hand and then taken by the right hand to the mouth. If one is left-handed this is reversed. It is not appropriate to reach out with the fingers and take the host from the person distributing.
(USCCB.org - Prayer and Worship)

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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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POPE FRANCIS PRAYER
TO 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. Amen

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Pentecost Sunday – 2024

Trinity Sunday – 2024 B

The Mystery of the Holy Trinity


Any God who can fit my expectation and definition Is too small to be the one True God. Any creation by man’s desire, hopes, prejudices, selfishness, dreams and intellect is not God. Precisely it is man’s creation! God is and must remain a mystery to be true to Himself. But because God loves us with out lim-it, He chose to be near us and desires to journey with us.

“One God in three divine Persons. – The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” This is how many of us had been introduced into the mystery of the Trin-ity which we celebrate this Sunday. But what does that mean?

Today’s feast gives us a glimpse of who God is. While He is truly transcendent and beyond our human comprehension, God chose, however, to be a God who is not beyond our reach nor be faceless spirit that we cannot get to know personally. We do get a glimpse of God in his creation and in our prayers and quiet reflections. But most of all, we get a glimpse of God when man lives at His Best - But at the same time, Trinity Sunday reminds us that God can become knowable and lovable not because of what I do, but because God chooses to be known and loved, chooses to enter our lives. Consequently, this feast also reminds of the complete outpouring of God’s love that is revealed in His Fatherly care for all of us.

Thus, the best way to understand the mystery that we celebrate today is to enter in to the life of the Trinity. And it begins by accepting that to believe in the Trinity is to believe in community. God is a communion of Three Persons. To believe in the Triune God is to believe in God who is One in three Divine Person because of love.

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National Eucharistic Revival Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you give us your flesh and blood for the life of the world, and you desire that all people come to the Supper of the Sacrifice of the Lamb.

Renew in your Church the truth, beauty, and goodness contained in the Most Blessed Eucharist.

Jesus living in the Eucharist,
come and live in me.

Jesus healing in the Eucharist,
come and heal me.

Jesus sacrificing yourself in the Eucharist,
come and suffer in me.

Jesus rising in the Eucharist,
come and rise to new life in me.

Jesus loving in the Eucharist,
come and love in me.

Lord Jesus Christ, through the paschal mystery of your death and resurrection made present in every Holy Mass, pour out your healing love on your Church and on our world.

Grant that as we lift you up during this time of Eucharistic Revival, your Holy Spirit may draw all people to join us at this Banquet of Life. You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.

Our Lady of Peace, Mother of the Eucharist, Pray for us.

St. Joseph, silent adorer of the Eucharist, Pray for us.

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As part of our response for the Year of Eucharistic Revival, St. Joseph Church will offer Eucharistic Adoration on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10:30am to 11:30 am.

Please plan to join us on June 9




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Mother of Perpetual Help
Prayer Group

Novena devotions have resumed on 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.



Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Oh Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke your powerful name, the protection of the living and the salvation of the dying. Purest Mary, let your name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, Blessed Lady, to rescue me whenever I call on you. In my temptations, in my needs, I will never cease to call on you, ever repeating your sacred name, Mary, Mary. What a consolation, what sweetness, what confidence fills my soul when I utter your sacred name or even only think of you! I thank the Lord for having given you so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely uttering your name. Let my love for you prompt me ever to hail you Mother of Perpetual Help. Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for me and grant me the favor I confidently ask of you.

(Then say three Hail Marys).


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What is the National Eucharistic Revival?

The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the Bishops of the United States to inspire and prepare the People of God to be formed, healed, converted, united, and sent out to a hurting and hungry world through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Catholic faith. The Revival officially launched in June 2022, and its milestone event will be a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN, from July 17-21, 2024. The National Eucharistic Revival and National Eucharistic Congress are a direct response to the Holy Father’s call for a “pastoral and missionary conversion which cannot leave things as they presently are” so that the Church in the United States might be “permanently in a state of mission” (Evangelii Gaudium, n. 25).

This eucharistic movement seeks to bring together clergy, religious, laity, apostolates, movements, and parish and diocesan leaders to spur momentum, collaboration, and lasting impact for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the U.S. over the next three years. Each year will have a strategic focus for formation and missionary discipleship.

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