ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH OF DOURO WELCOMES YOU!. For latest info please click on view program to learn more. We have more awesome things happening in our parish.
In 1929 the “Social”, now referred to as the “Douro Doings” or “The Doings”, all began with Fr. Michael J, McGuire who was the Parish Priest at the time. About 40 turkeys would be roasted and the event was held on the church grounds. Changes were made over the years especially after the building of the parish hall. Douro, being a farming community the primary menu was changed over the years. Now the main course provided is about 400 lbs of roast beef. Today, with about 3,000 people attending the over the weekend, there is baseball tournaments, a 10k run, a car show, children’s races, frog jumping contests and the ever popular the Tug of War. Along with enjoying a great “home-cooked” meal, everyone looks forward to winning a handmade quilt to sum up their Labour Day celebrations.