Friends of St. Joseph – Kaupo

St. Joseph Catholic Church at Kaupo, Maui, Hawai’i was established in 1862 by the missionary Catholic priests who evangelized on Maui beginning in the mid 1800s.  It was Bishop Louis Maigret who blessed the Church on June 29, 1862.   St. Joseph Church served a thriving community of ranchers, fishermen, farmers, etc. for nearly 100 years, providing the spiritual needs of the Catholic faithful in Kaupo.  They attended Masses, Religious Education classes, sang in the Hawaiian language Choirs, became members of the Holy Name Society, celebrated the Sacraments (Baptism, Penance, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage), attended funerals, etc.

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:
Benny Perry
Ron Daniels
Beth Daniels
Bob Murakami
Patrick Ornellas
Bernie Graham
Marvy Marciel Gibbs



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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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