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Saint Joseph Dinner 2022: Celebrating faith, community, and mission

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

6:30 PM

NOTE: Due to evolving Covid-19 precautions, this year’s dinner will be a virtual event. 


The Saint Joseph Dinner has been held annually since 2017 to support the work of Peterborough Campus Ministry. The program is an opportunity to celebrate the many ways God is at work transforming the lives of students, and by extension the Catholic Church. The evening features testimonies from students, entertainment, and fine food. Revenue from the dinner provides 1/3 of the annual campus ministry budget.


(Three Easy Steps)

1. Purchase your tickets and select your meal provider from one of our local partners.

2. Get your dinner. Your food will be available for pickup or delivery (as indicated) prior to the event.

3. Put on your comfy socks and join the livestream. The link will be emailed 1-2 days prior to the dinner.

Support Students AND Local Business

We are thrilled to be partnering with local restaurants and vendors to provide meals in the greater Peterborough community. Regardless of which partner your meal comes from, you are sure to have a delicious and satisfying meal.

Personal Touch

Canoe and Paddle

Jack’s Family Restaurant

Pie Eyed Monk

Jesse’s Tap and Grill

Queenie’s Bakeshop






Port Hope


Keynote Speaker


Dr. Charles (Chuck) Stokes earned his undergraduate degree in Congregational Studies from Samford University and his Master’s of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School, with the intention of entering evangelical Protestant ministry. His love for sociology and teaching led him to pursue a PhD in sociology at the University of Texas, where he and his wife Betsy converted to Catholicism after a long investigation of the truths of the Catholic Faith. Today, he teaches at his beloved alma mater (Samford) and sponsors the Catholic Student Association there, where he and Betsy (and their two teenagers) host college students in their home for fellowship, Bible study, and regular social events. Chuck’s research interests center around education, religion, and healthy, sustainable relationships—particularly in dating/courtship.

Rhythm and Grace is the DuKETow family. They live in the beautiful farm country near Peterborough, Ontario, Canada surrounded by fields, forests, lakes, and rivers.

Miriam and Alex began writing songs together when they first met. Marriage, children, then music lessons have led to a dynamic home-life filled with music from morning till night. The children, Caleb, MaryGrace, Bethany, Rachel, Madeline, Monica, Kristen, Stephen, and Marissa range from 4 to 19 years old. They contribute to the family music with their fiddles, step-dancing, angelic singing, accordion, electric bass, guitar, piano, and the Irish whistle.

The family is often out providing Celtic Gospel concerts. When they’re home they are building a rapidly growing repertoire of original songs and instrumentals. In their songs you will hear Celtic and Bluesy tones accented by vocal harmonies and percussive step-dancing. 

Plus Student Testimonies, Ministry Updates and More!

We are grateful to this year’s Sponsors