St. Joe’s has specific programming for young adults (all those in their late teens (post HS), twenties, and thirties), including university and graduate students.

We welcome those who are new to Ottawa, whether you have recently moved or are attending university.  We gather for spiritual, social, and service activities as well as help integrate you into the life of the parish so that St. Joe’s can be your “faith home away from home.”

Young adults at St. Joe’s are involved in every aspect of parish life… including but not limited to Parish Council, ministers at Mass, Refugee Outreach Committee, St. Joe’s Supper Table, Faith Formation Catechists, etc.  All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you. Sign up at the Welcome Desk in the Young Adult Binder and leave your name and email address so you can receive email updates on all that is happening with the St. Joe’s Young Adult Ministry.

Chaplain’s Office: UCU 324; Wednesday’s 9:30-11:30 (beginning September 19).  Fr. Richard and Andrew will alternate Wednesdays in the uOttawa Chaplain’s office. Stop by when we are there or email/call either of us to set up an appointment.  Fr. Richard: or 613-233-4095 x222  and Andrew: or 613-233-4095 x 235.


Young Adult Facebook page:

Twitter:  @StJoesYAM1

Instagram:  st.joesyoungadult





Current Happenings…



          University Students and Young Adults are welcome to attend the Sunday Evening 7:00 PM Mass. We do take off a couple  of weeks over the Christmas break so be sure to check the calendar. Young adults (including students) take the lead for all liturgical roles (choir, readers, Eucharistic ministers, greeters, etc). Sign-ups are passed around each week so folks can sign up to help out for the next week. Hospitality (cookies, chips,etc) is present after each Mass.

RSVP to any of the following by emailing Andrew:


St. Joseph’s Ministry Information Fair: Sunday, February 10th after the 9:30 and 11:30 masses in the Parish Hall.

Pancake Breakfast Tuesday, February 12 from 8AM-11AM in the Oblate Lounge in the upstairs of the Rectory building. Use the 151 Laurier entrance. please come drop-in, say hi and grab some breakfast on your way to class.

Young Adult Ministry Meeting: On Wednesday, February 13th from 6PM onwards we will be holding a meeting to discuss our Ministry. If you have any ideas you would like to share or want to get more involved please join us.

Young Adult Dinner on Thursday, February 21: We will be having another Dinner in the Oblate Lounge at 6PM with the menu to be determined. Please RSVP closer to the date if you are interested so I know how much to prepare.

Young Adult Brunch on Sunday, February 24th: After the 11:30 mass we will be holding our monthly brunch. Please let me know if you would like to help cook and prepare.

Games Night Wednesday, February 27th from 6-9PM: We will have snacks and refreshments on hand.



Pastoral Letters
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Not on the contact list?
Sign up at the Welcome Desk at any Mass, or contact Andrew at or 613-233-4095 x235.

Young Adult Facebook page:

Twitter:  @StJoesYAM1

Instagram:  st.joesyoungadult

Andrew Pump
Coordinator of Faith Formation & Young Adult Ministry
St. Joe’s Catholic Parish
151 Laurier Ave. E.
Ottawa ON K1N6N8
613-233-4095 x 235