FR. RICO’S GOD TALK – Bible Study

This is a weekly Bible Study that meets on Tuesday’s beginning with Mass at 6:30 p.m.  Our next meeting is Tues., January 29th.  The topic is Proverbs Chapter 23-31.  ALL are welcome.



The Diocese of St. Catharines requires that couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church, participate in one of the Marriage Preparation Programs offered throughout the Diocese.  This course is offered at the Parish of St. Joseph on January 25/26, 2019.  Please call the office to register.


                  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION


Both classes will begin this Tuesday, January 15th for public, home and private schooled children.  Please register your child through the parish office.  The First Communion Class

runs from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. and the Confirmation Class runs from 5:15 p.m.-7 p.m.



General Meeting:  Tuesday, Feb. 5th  at

7:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room.

Executive Meeting:  Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room.


St. Joseph Parish Updated History –

by Bruce Jones 1866-2016

People of God, as you are aware, the parish of

St. Joseph in 2016 had celebrated a significant anniversary – 150 years as a parish.  

In the past, Bob Walsh had composed a wonderful Parish History book, which focused on the first 100 years that helped us to appreciate the work of God through the many years of ministry in our community.  

Due to the hard work and many hours of

Bruce Jones, he has created an updated history of the parish covering the last 50 years.  This updated Parish History book – which includes the great work of Bob Walsh, now combined with Bruce’s efforts, brings the history up to the current time.    

The updated Parish History, printed in colour,  will be available to all parishioners and interested parties to purchase for $ 20.

Bruce will be at the back of the Church at all Masses the weekend of January 19/20 selling copies of the Updated Parish History.  

Once again, I’d like to formally thank Bruce for his efforts in capturing the beauty of the fruits of the Holy Spirit celebrated within this community.

God bless you Bruce!                          Fr. Rico


There will be a General Meeting on Monday, January 21st following the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  All members are welcome to join us for a time of fellowship and to hear about upcoming events.

Communion Breakfast:  Sunday February 10th after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  Jody Robertson, Evangelization Minister for our parish, will be the guest speaker.  Cost for the breakfast is $18.00 and you can reserve your spot by calling Joanne at 905-570-4479 or emailing her at [email protected].  Tickets will then be available for pick-up after all Masses on January 26&27 and February 2&3.Breakfast 3.jpg



Our next run of the season is on Wednesday, January 30th for pick up between 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Cost is $8.00 per dozen.   If you have not purchased in the past and would like to do so, kindly contact the parish office.  We will try to fill all orders received but may have to reduce numbers slightly in order to be able to supply perogies to as many parishioners as possible.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  Please contact the office if you are able to help us.


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has moved to the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in

St. Anne’s Room,  for a time of prayer, play and discussion.  Our next meeting will take place on February 6th.


In support of the Arts, we are reaching out to parishioners to consider sponsoring this event.  Programs-with sponsor names inside, will be created and will be distributed to all who attend the Musical Production.  We are seeking financial contributions as well as food supplies for our intermission (pop, water, chips, candy bars, etc.)  Your support to make this a success would be much appreciated.   Please place your financial contribution in a clearly labeled envelope and simply placed in the collection basket on the weekend.  Food supplies can be dropped off at the parish office.  Thank you for your support!

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Joseph Musical

The Parish Community of St. Joseph, in partnership with Blessed Trinity High School, and the elementary schools of Our Lady of Fatima, St. Joseph and St. John Catholic, will be producing JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING


With Fr. Rico as Director, along with Lyn Hibbitt, Anna Maria Morris, David Power and team, look forward to taking the entire parish back to Canaan with this exciting production.  The cast is made up of our youth from Blessed Trinity and the aforementioned elementary schools.

ALL parishioners, friends of St. Joseph and members of the Grimsby community are encouraged to attend and bring their friends to the following performance dates:

Thursday February 28 @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday March 1 @ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday March 2 @ 7:00 p.m.

Sunday March 3 @ 2:00 p.m.

Performances will be held at Blessed Trinity in the Main Gym.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth under 12 years of age.  

Proceeds from the production will go to support Youth Ministry in the parish.

Mark your calendars as tickets will be available shortly……

Get ready to sing GO GO GO JOE!          Fr. Rico