On Saturday, March 19, 2016, on the Feast of St Joseph, Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ founded the St Joseph's Parish in Kuopio, bringing the number of Catholic parishes in Finland to eight. Father Francisco Garcia was installed as Parish Priest at St Joseph's and father Matthew Azzopardi is a priest in the parish.
For photos from the Bishop's Mass in Kuopio, please click here. The Church of St Joseph was consecrated as a Catholic church on May 3, 2014.
Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ at St Joseph's Church, Kuopio, on the Feast of St Joseph 2016.