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Welcome to St. Joseph's and Immaculate Conception parishes in Stratford, Ontario


News, upcoming events, and dates to note:


Altar servers: your summer and autumn schedules may be found here.


New to the parish? Our parish registration form may be found here.



Confirmation info sessions

Confirmation is available to those in grade 7 or above who have been baptized Catholic. In order to register as well as receive the details regarding preparation we ask that you and your parents come to one of the following meetings: 

Wednesday, September 25th at St. Joseph’s Parish hall (7 p.m.) or
Thursday, September 26th at Immaculate Conception Church hall (7 p.m.) 

More information is available here. The registration form may be found here.


Just a reminder…

A Planned Giving Session sponsored by the Diocese of London will be taking place in St. Joseph’s hall on Tuesday, September 17th. This is open to all parishioners in the Deanery of Huron-Perth. As Pastor, I highly recommend this to anyone; I attended the same session in London. Registration is at 1:00 pm, and the presentation will start at 1:30 pm. Seats are complimentary, but seating is limited. Please register right away. To reserve your seat, please call Heidi at 519-914-1786 or email

-Fr. Dick Bester


Stratford & District Right to Life News

Open Annual General Meeting w/elections, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in St. Joseph’s Parish meeting room (downstairs) at 7 p.m. 

Movie Night: “Unplanned,” Friday, October 4, 2019 (Rated17+) in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall at 7 p.m. Free Admission; refreshments & popcorn provided.
Life Chain, Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. along Huron & Ontario Street; refreshments to follow at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
Annual dinner, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Christian Reform Church, 190 Athlone Cr., Stratford; Social: 5:30. Dinner: 6:30. Tickets: Adults: $25.00, Students: $18.00. Speaker: Lia Mills 


Voting as a Catholic

Find a helpful guide from the CCCB here