On January 24, 1851, Bishop Bernard O'Reilly established Saint Joseph as the third parish in the City of Providence. The present church building was erected in 1853 and has served as our place of worship ever since. The building was designed by the renowned 19th-century architect Patrick C. Keely, whose resume boasts nearly 600 churches in the Eastern United States and Canada. Saint Joseph Church is one of the most breathtaking examples of English Gothic architecture in the state, and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest operating Catholic church building in the historic City of Providence.
For more information about our church, including our historic stained-glass windows, please click on the documents listed at lower left.
If you would like to help us preserve our beautiful church as a place of worship for those who come after us, please consider making a one-time, tax-deductible donation through the secure Parish Giving website. Click here to do so and select "Pay Now." Thank you and God bless!