St. Joseph’s church, Douro
As a caring and trusting Christian community we, the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Douro strive to follow Christ through the sharing of His Word, the sharing of Jesus in the Eucharist and in serving God and humanity through prayer and action.
NATIONAL DAY OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION - September 30th
This federal statutory holiday was passed by parliament in June of 2021. It was a bi-partisan vote recognizing the need of Canadians to undertake the serious work of reconciliation and decolonization. The purpose of the day is to engage in efforts directed toward personal education about the issues impacting the work of reconciliation. Parish offices across the Diocese will be closed on September 30th. The office will reopen after that as per usual hours of operation. To support the education efforts, please click and read this webpage on the website for the Diocese of Peterborough: https://www.peterboroughdiocese.org/en/about-us/residential-schools.aspx
1. How many residential schools were there and where were they
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Here you can find relevant information about updates and activities going on in our Church.
Sacraments are visible rites seen as signs and efficacious channels of the grace of God to all those who receive them with the proper disposition. Find out more info on Sacraments and how you can receive it from this church.
Liturgy of the hours
Liturgy of the hours is the official set of prayers “marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer”. It consists primarily of psalms supplemented by hymns, readings and other prayers and antiphons.
Daily Mass Bible Readings
Daily Mass Bible Readings are the set of verses taken from the word of God. It consists of readings from the Old testament and New Testament. For more information and accessing to everyday materials click below.
St Joseph’s Parish, Douro, Ontario
At St. Joseph’s Parish, it’s our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our Douro Community.
FR. RANDY FOSTER
Fr. Randy was born and raised in Wallaceburg, Ontario. He comes
from a family of 4 children and has 2 older sisters and a younger brother. His parents are deceased.
Fr. Randy was the first vocation to come from his home parish of Holy Family. He studied at St. Peter Seminary in London.
Fr. Randy has been in the diocese since 1978. He was ordained a deacon in 1988 at St. Peter in chains Cathedral and ordained a priest in 1989 at St. Joseph’s Parish in Chatham, Ontario.
Parishes he served in: Deacon at St. Anne’s Peterborough, Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish Peterborough; Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi, Newcastle; Our Lady of Mercy at Port Hope, St. Thomas Moore at Millbrook; and prior coming here to St. Joseph’s Douro, St. Anne’s Parish, Peterborough.
Bishop of Peterborough
Bishop Daniel Miehm was born in 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 1989. He was ordained Bishop at the Cathedral on May 7, 2013. He also serves on the Education Commission for the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO)
Meet the committee members of our parish.
- FR. RANDY FOSTER
- ED HOLEK
- MARY MCKEIVER
- LORETTO COONES
- RAY JOHNSTON
- Music Ministry – Tina McCarthy, & Amy Melanson
- Screening – Tom McInnis
- Ushers – Jim Holland
- Altar Cleaners – Rosemary Towns
- Hospitality Ministry – Marian Coughlin
- Finance Committee – Ed Holek
- Sacrament Preparation – Michelle Towns (HOLY COMMUNION)
- Confirmation – Marcell Mundell, Catherine McInnis, & Maura Holek
- Cemetery Board – Bob Condon
- Catholic Women’s League – Mary McKeiver
- Knights of Columbus – Dan F. Moloney
“Joseph was a just man..” Matthew 1:19
Holy Mass Times
Tuesday to Friday – 8:30 AM
Saturday – 5:00 PM
Sunday -10:00 AM
Vatican Official Site.
Peterborough Vocation Office
Saints of the Day.
Vatican News Service.
St Joseph’s School in Douro.
EWTN – TV
Catholic Organization For Life and Family
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Matthew 25:40 – “.. whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'”
300 County Road 8 Douro-Dummer ON
K0L 2H0 Canada
+1 705 652 3231
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am to 4 pm