St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School

Faith Initiatives

St. Joseph Catholic School is committed to Catholic education. Our faith is strengthened each day as we begin with morning prayer and each individual classroom shares Scripture stories and lessons about our Catholic faith during a daily religion lesson.

Our Parish

St. Bonaventure
23 Channel Street
Killarney, Ontario

Our Patron Saint

According to the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke, Joseph was of royal descent; he was an ancestor of the great Jewish king David. He is credited with acting as a foster-father for Jesus during his youth.

It is known that Joseph cared a great deal for Mary. Although Joseph knew that he was not the father of Mary’s child, he refused to abandon her–even when neighbours gossipped and urged Joseph to do so. As Jesus grew up, Joseph gave him guidance and protection.

Although the date of Joseph’s death is unknown, it is assumed that he died before Jesus began his three-year crusade that ended with his death on the cross.

Sources: Saints for All Seasons by Victor J. Green. Avenel Books: 1983.

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