Fr. Rico Passero

Fr. Rico Passero was ordained a priest for the Diocese of St. Catharines on June 11, 2011 after obtaining a Master of Divinity degree.  Before the call of the priesthood, he earned a degree in Business Administration and worked in corporate finance. He was happily appointed Pastor of St. Joseph on August 5, 2015.  He has experience in prison ministry.

He comes from a large loving Italian family, is an avid sports fan – especially the Maple Leafs, Bills, Blue Jays and Raptors. He has travelled to four continents and attended five World Youth Days (’02 Toronto; ’05 Cologne; ’08 Sydney; ‘11 Madrid; and ‘15 Krakow). He loves to enjoy a nice BBQ, plate of pasta and spend time with family and friends.

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Fr. William Derousie (Fr. Bill)
Sacramental Minister / Weekend Assistant

Fr. Bill was ordained on June 7, 1980 at Holy Rosary Church in Thorold, Ontario by Bishop Fulton. He retired August 1, 2019 after serving the Diocese faithfully for 39 years.

He had three grandparents of French origin. His father was unilingual English, his mother unilingual French. He attended public school growing up since his father had not been baptized. He has three brothers and three sisters.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading (in French and English), working on finishing his basement, gardening, walking, travelling and cycling. He also enjoys quieter hobbies such as stamp and coin collecting.

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Fr. Ed Jankowski
CD, LCol (Ret’d)

Fr. Ed is a highly active, vibrant, and much-loved priest in the parish. He is retired after having served this parish family for many spirit filled years. He was ordained a priest on June 17, 1956 and has faithfully served the Lord as a priest ever since!

He joins the parish to concelebrate Mass on Sunday mornings at the 9:00am Mass. He is a retired military chaplain and has lived from coast to coast within Canada, and abroad as well! He loves visiting with parishioners and spending time with his family and friends.

Tracy Piggott
Office Administrator

Tracy has been the office administrator for 20 years.

She and her husband, Mike, have 3 children who all reside in Grimsby. One of her passions include horticulture, which she studied at the University of Guelph.

Another passion is serving the Lord and the wonderful parishioners at the Parish of St. Joseph!

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Andrew Natale
Youth, Media and Social Minister

Andrew is a sports fanatic and can be found watching just about anything (as long as it fits around Sunday Mass). A loving dad to a growing family including 2 young boys and baby girl as well as a Callico cat named Calli, every day is an adventure. When things quiet down, he can be found enjoying some video games, a good book or listening to a replay of Broadway Musical Soundtracks.

A big European family means lots of food and lots of fun so he is definitely prepared for his role.

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