Our People

The staff directory is an opportunity for visitors to get to know the people they will encounter when they come through our doors. Each member will include:

-name and picture

-brief bio

-contact information.

Pastor:                                Fr. Rico Passero                

Associate Pastor:                 Fr. Ronald Angervil

Secretary:                         Tracy Piggott

TRACY PIGGOTT WAS BORN IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO AND HAS LIVED IN GRIMSBY MOST OF HER LIFE.  SHE IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH AND PREVIOUSLY WORKED IN THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY.  TRACY IS MARRIED TO MIKE AND THEY HAVE THREE CHILDREN:  HEATHER, CRAIG AND OLIVIA.  TRACY HAS SERVED ON THE PASTORAL TEAM SINCE 2000 AND HAS ALSO BEEN INVOLVED IN YOUTH MINISTRY AND IS A MEMBER OF THE ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE.  SHE LOVES WORKING AT THE PARISH OF ST. JOSEPH, MEETING THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND HELPING THEM WITH THEIR NEEDS.  SHE FEELS THE LORD HAS CALLED HER TO THIS MINISTRY.

Bookkeeper:                         Pam De Laat

        Pam moved to Grimsby in September, 1979 with her husband Frank and two small children Cameron and Jennifer. Family members who lived in the parish encouraged them to get involved with St. Joseph Church ministries and events to connect with other young families and feel at home in their new surroundings.

She joined the Parish Team that fall and has never looked back.  She has served as an executive to St. Joseph’s Women’s League and a C.W.L. member now, a member of the Marriage Preparation Team, and co-ordinator of Ruth’s Sisters – a “help one another” group for widows of the parish.

         She considers herself blessed to work each day with the prayers,  company,  and wonderful examples of the many parishioners she has come to love over her tenure.

Evangelization Coordinator:         Jody Robertson

Seminarian Intern:                        Daniel Corso

Daniel is a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Catharines and joins our family of faith for his parish internship year, a very important part of his priestly formation. He was born and raised in St. Catharines and attended St. Ann elementary school and St. Francis Secondary school before moving to Boston, where he studied business and competed as a Division I athlete for Northeastern University. Daniel began his seminary formation in the fall of 2015 at St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto, where he has grown in love for his vocation to the priesthood. God willing, Daniel will complete his year of formation here with us and return to St. Augustine’s for another two years of study and formation, to finally return to the Diocese of St. Catharines where he hopes to serve the people of God as a Holy Priest until the day he dies.