Friends of St. Joseph – Kaupo

Our Mission (Mission Statement):   To assist with the needs of our church,

                                                                     when and where possible.


Our Goal:  To raise sufficient funds for a new roof over the church in Kaupo.


A steering committee has been formed, and the goal is to help restore St. Joseph Church at Kaupo.  The Church building is in dire need of repairs: termite damage, roof needs to be replaced, walls may need structural bracing, etc.   Presently we are awaiting the go-ahead for a structural assessment of the Church, which will then determine the next steps necessary toward achieving our goal.


Steering Committee Members are (L – R):
Beth Daniels
Ben Perry
Patrick Ornellas
Ron Daniels
Bob Murakami
Marvy Marciel Gibbs (and Bernie Graham, not pictured)


November 22, 2016: We mourn the passing today of Elizabeth (Beth) Daniels, one of the founding members of The Friends of St. Joseph-Kaupo.  Beth’s loving, helpful ways will be sorely missed by all who love her.  May our Lord and all the angels and saints embrace their newest, brightest angel among their midst.  May the perpetual light shine upon her.  Aloha No.


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Friends of St. Joseph – Kaupo
P.O. Box 574
Hana, Maui, Hawaii  96713
Ph: 808-268-5310
Email: friendsofst.josephkaupo@yahoo.com

Church Address:
33622 Piilani Highway
Kaupo, Hana, Maui, Hawaii 96713

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  1. I plan a visit to St. Joseph’s Church sometime on the week of Oct 27 to Nov 2nd It has been about 5 years since my last trip to Maui. I notice your website is lacking. It would be trrific if someone could write a paragraph or two about the history of the Church to include whan 1st opened-built. Names of 1st priests. Significant events along the way, when closed and changed to a Missionary Church, etc. How old is the graveyard? Approx how many buried there? I didn’t send a check last year, but will again this year. My Aunt; Father’s sister, was a Maryknoll missionary on Maui prior to WW2. I wonder if she every served that area.

    • Aloha David,
      Our apologies for being so late with a reply to your comments and inquiry. Please visit our Home page for details of the History of St. Joseph’s Church at Kaupo. By all accounts, the cemetery behind the church structure has always been part of the original setting. Additional gravesites were later added in different areas of the property. As for your question about your Aunt (Maryknoll missionary) having served the faithful in this remote area, some records might be available at Maria Lanakila, Our Lady of Victory, Catholic Church in Lahaina, Maui. We appreciate your support of St. Joseph’s mission at Kaupo. Blessings to you and your family.
      Marvy Marciel Gibbs, Friends of St. Joseph – Kaupo

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