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

Christmas Season Schedule 2016 – 2017

We highly encourage attending the Midnight Mass. The choir begins singing Carols starting at 11:40 PM. This Mass is the most solemn of all the Christmas Masses, and it is not as crowded as the 5 PM Vigil Mass.


Christmas Eve – Vigil of Christmas
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM (Note Time)
Choral Prelude 11:40 PM
followed by Midnight Mass

Christmas Day – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

New Year’s Eve - Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Vigil Mass for Holy Day: 4:00 PM

New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

Help Wanted

Help Wanted: Church Maintenance Worker: 28 hrs/week $17/hr, must be 'on call' when it snows. BCI required. Catholic preferred. Please include letter from your Pastor with resume and send to: St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Rd. Woonsocket  or fax 401-766-1632. FOR DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION, CLICK HERE. 

Confirmation 2016

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