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St. Joseph Catholic Church,

43 Kapiolani St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #18 of 33 Attractions in Hilo
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I very much enjoying going to services when I travel. The people were lovely and the church is beautiful. I was hoping the service would be in Hawaiian but they were in English.

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Schenectady, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

What a lovely parish! We were welcomed so warmly at Sunday Mass at the end of March 2014. It was a beautiful Mass and the parishioners made us feel at home starting with the shell lei they offered us when we were invited to stand up as visitors. A sweet little girl came over and gave us each a lei.... More

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

worth the stop but be sure to see the star of the sea located on route 130. great history of how it was moved just before the lava flow took the town

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It's unusual to have a humble church like St. Joseph's reviewed on a site like Tripadvisor, so I was curious to see what would make people comment on the religious service rather than the architecture or artwork in a church. Last weekend I was in Hilo on Sunday morning and attended Mass at St. Joseph's. What a wonderful experience! The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Attending any service at Saint Joseph's is an uplifting experience. Lovely live music and talented singers, inspiring sermon and wonderful people.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We started attending St. Joseph in our time on the island in 2009. We have gone back any Sunday night we are in town (6:00 PM Mass) which has a charismatic choir (singing starts about 5:25 - arrive early). It is definitely a great place and it never feels like just fulfilling the Sunday obligation. Be prepared to sing in... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I attended early Mass at St. Joseph's on Sunday May 5 2013. It is a lovely church and its congregation appears very warm and connected to each other. Lovely feeling!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I love this church. It is a very nice, old, structure, and is located in a beautiful spot. You can hear the waves crashing during Mass. It is also located very efficiently, walking distance from many attractions, restaurants and even the market. There is a great atmosphere there, and everyone is very friendly, and helpful. Great music, and good homilies... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is a beautiful, old church, that you can set near the windows and see the ocean while Mass is going on. It really makes you feel the presence and power of God! They have a wide range of Mass times, including a Spanish Mass. The daily Mass at Noon is preceeded by a Rosary. The staff... More

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