Welcome to St. Joseph Parish!

St. Joseph Parish serves all the people of the villages of Scituate, Rhode Island (Chopmist Hill, Clayville, Hope, Potterville, and North Scituate) as well as parts of western Johnston.  Founded in 1939, this parish was established to serve the Catholics of the region and to provide the Sacraments of the Church and teachings of Jesus Christ.  We have grown from a small handful of believers to now a community of about 1300 families.  As you will discover in viewing our website, we are a vibrant people of God, involved in the religious education of our young people and in outreach to those in need beyond our borders.

Special Information concerning our parish life due to the Coronavirus outbreak

4/3/20 – At the direction of our Bishop and Governor, Palms will NOT be available as previously indicated in the Holy Week Schedule and Father Grenon’s letter.



Father Grenon’s Easter Letter

Holy Week Schedule of Events


  1. Our weekend Mass will be recorded and available on our website each weekend here: Mass of Palm Sunday
  2. For those who wish to make a Spiritual Communion if you are unable to attend Mass, it is a Christian practice of desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. It is used as a preparation for Holy Mass and by individuals who cannot receive Holy Communion.  This prayer by St. Alphonsus Ligouri can be truly useful: “My Jesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.”
  3. Confessions will be available by appointment only at the rectory. Please call the priest directly for arrangements.
  4. The Church will remain open from 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM daily for prayer and devotions.


  1. Please refrain from visiting the Parish Office.  Though we will remain open, please consider contacting us via phone or e-mail: (DMC948@verizon.net).
  2. Timely information will be timely posted here on our parish website.
  3. Parish activities have been canceled.  Religious Education Classes will be suspended at least until April 3.   Information is available by calling the Religious Education Office at 647-2650.
  4. Please avoid physical contact and remember always to wash hands with soap and water and sanitizer.
  5. We are grateful to those who have kept the needs of our parish in mind by mailing and submitting their weekly offertory contributions.  We respectfully and humbly request that if you can mail in or drop off your contributions to the rectory at your convenience, it would be appreciated.  We are also very grateful for your assistance and your concern for the parish and for our well-being. 
  6. On behalf of Fr. Lessard and myself, please be assured of your intentions in our prayers as we humbly ask for your prayers for our parish community

    In Christ,

                  Fr. Paul Grenon