About Us

St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Gros Islet Saint LuciaThe St. Joseph the Worker Parish was established in 1763 and is situated in the North of Saint Lucia. It serves the pastoral needs of Gros Islet, Grande Riviere and Monchy.

The St. Joseph the Worker Parish is situated in the North of St. Lucia. It was created in 1763 to serve the needs of the expanding area under the pastoral guidance of the first recorded Parish Priest, Abbe Termoniac. The entire parish now comprises of the town of Gros Islet serving approximately 22,000 people of which approximately 17,600 are Catholics, the communities of Grande Riviere and Monchy serving approximately 4,000 and 2,000 people respectively with a Catholic population of approximately 3,200 and 1,600 Catholics respectively.
The rapid inflow of people to the greater Gros Islet area has expanded the parish boundaries thus putting a strain upon its human and financial resources. In fact, the Gros Islet area is one of the fastest growing and developing areas in St. Lucia which accommodates an inflow of people from various parts of the local and the international community. In the last couple of years, we have seen a staggering growth in the number of households, activities and active groups within the parish community.

The St. Joseph the Worker Parish is committed to the care of each parishioner and to community building.