“It is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach.” Pope Francis
BECOME A PART OF OUR PARISH COMMUNITY
The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Parish life at St Joseph Catholic Church is full of caring, sharing and committed parishioners willing and able to fulfill God’s work on earth.
Belonging leads to believing and today more than ever, people are hungering to belong. To feel a part of something, you have to become invested by supporting, believing and working hard to make it a reality. A sense of belonging leads to a desire to give back, which leads to true stewardship.
Let us all pour out our gifts and use them to help others so that we may be filled up again with God’s love and mercy. It is only through our goodness to others that we can all become true disciples of the Lord.
Register with the Parish today by filling out the form below and returning it to the Parish Office.
Groups and Ministries
Gift & Bookstore - St Joseph Gift & Bookstore is located at the back of the church and offers a wide array of religious items and speciality gifts. Do you have a special someone in your life celebrating either the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion? The Gift & Book Store has a wonderful selection of gifts, including rosaries, Mass books, jewellery, keepsake sets, and more. If you haven’t stopped in to take a peek, we invite you to drop by after all Masses on Sunday.
Catholic Women's League (CWL) - Mission Statement
The Catholic Women's League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the People of God. As the largest organization of Catholic women in Canada, the CWL provides leadership development through their commitment to the Christian family and the community. To Join or find out more information please contact Mary Stuart at 519-767-0075 or Wendy Synnott at 519-222-2848
Knights of Columbus - The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal organization that was formed originally to provide insurance for widows and orphans of deceased members. Since its founding, the scope of the organization has increased to include raising funds for charitable works, supporting vocations, scholarships, and being active in promoting Catholic values, such as the right to life. Please complete a small survey to help the Knights of Columbus serve you better. To join or find out more information please contact Terry Grignon at 519-766-0808.
BLD-GVO St. Joseph Guelph Prayer Group - It has over 85 active members from the 2 Life in the Spirit Seminars, the recent Youth Life in the Spirit Seminar and members from Guelph, who were inactive before, but has “returned”. The GVO St. Joseph Guelph prayer group gathers every Friday and strives to reach out to members of the parish and the Guelph community as a whole, with the aspiration of becoming another DIP in the next two years, God willing. Our Healing mass is held every first Friday of the month at 7 p.m. and is celebrated by Diocesan priests. Since its inception, our healing masses are well attended not just by members, but parishioners of St. Joseph and neighbouring parishes in Guelph and Cambridge. Our weekly praise and worship on Fridays at 8 p.m., also held at St. Joseph church has become a source of inspiration and spiritual devotion to prayer group members and the parish community.
Prayer Network - When it comes to prayer, we believe that God wants to meet your needs and reveal His promises to you. So whatever you're concerned about and need prayer for — we want to be here for you! Please call Ana Percic at 519-824-8456 to add your intentions on our prayer network.
Saint Vincent de Paul - The Saint Vincent de Paul Society is an active ministry in this Parish. We are the largest conference in the City and serve the largest geographic area in the city. The people we see are of different ages and nationalities; we see anyone who needs us. To volunteer or find out more information please contact us at 519-836-6806.