Saint Joseph's Parish

1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI


Welcome to Saint Joseph's Parish

Very Rev. Michael J. Woolley, V.F.
Dean (Vicar Forane),
Deanery III

Rectory Office:         766-0626
Rectory Office Fax766-1632
Religious Ed Office: 766-8233

Pastor Emeritus

Reverend Lionel A. Blain, Ph.D.

Director of Music

Mr. Rene R. Pincince

Religious Education Coordinator

Mrs. Stefanie K. Mahon

Parish Business Manager

Mrs. Barbara A. Knapp



St. Joseph's Church Youth Group
1200 Mendon Road

Sundays 6:00-8:00PM

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Welcome to Saint Joseph Parish
1200 Mendon Road
Woonsocket, RI

All Day Confessions

Saturday, March 25th


8:00 AM – 3:30 PM


St. Joseph’s Parish

 1200 Mendon Rd.



*written instructions provided

*signs showing you where to wait

 *both screen and face-to-face options available

*two to four priests at all times

*volunteers available to answer your questions

Schedule of Priests

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8-9am                Fr. Michael Kelly
8-9am                Fr. Dennis Keiton
8:30-9:30am      Fr. Michael Woolley
9-10am              Fr. Dennis Reardon
9-10am              Msgr. Jacques Plante
9:30-11am         Fr. Christopher Maher
10-11am            Fr. Raymond Luft
10-11am            Fr. Wilfred Gregoire
10am-Noon       Fr. Edward McImail
11am-Noon       Fr. John Soares
11am-Noon       Fr. Gerard Caron
11am-Noon       Fr. Brian Sistare
11am-1pm         Fr. Thomas Woodhouse
Noon-1pm         Fr. John Kiley
Noon-1pm         Fr. Dan Sweet
Noon-1pm         Fr. Nicholas Fleming
1pm-2pm           Bishop Louis Gelineau (English, French)
1pm-2pm           Fr. Jonathan DeFelice
1pm-2pm           Msgr. Ronald Simeone
2pm-3pm           Fr. Robert Lacombe (English, French, Italian)
1pm-3pm           Fr. Richard Desaulniers
2pm-3:30           Fr. Joseph Gillespie
2-3:30pm           Fr. Christopher Murphy

Downloadable Schedule:

Schedule of Priests


Mass Schedule


Saturday (Vigil) 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 a.m.


Monday Thru Saturday 7:30 a.m.

National Holidays 9:00 a.m. only


Please check the Bulletin proper for the Mass schedule

Reverend Lionel A. Blain

November 10, 1929

Ordained a Priest:
July 18, 1954

Pastor of St. Joseph Woonsocket:
August, 1983—June 30, 2007

Entered into Eternal Life:
August 22, 2015

The Feast of Mary,
Queen of Heaven and Earth

Video of Fr. Blain's 80th Birthday
at the Fr. Blain Hall

St. Joseph's Church