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:

Young Adult Lenten Soup Suppers and Reflections: Every Thursday Evening during Lent we will be hosting a dinner and reflection night from 6PM onwards in the Oblate Lounge.

Lenten Stations of the Cross with Development and Peace: Every Sunday after the 11:30 mass we will be performing the Stations of the Cross using the 2019 “Share the Journey” Lent Campaign from Development and Peace – Caritas Canada. We will be praying for the safety, peace, and justice of all migrants who are forced to flee their homes due to poverty, war, persecution, economic displacement, and ecological ruin.

Day Of Confessions: This Friday, April 5th after the Noon Mass from 12:30 to 2:30 Fr. Richard will be hearing confessions.

Lenten Reconciliation Service: Monday, April 8th at 7PM.

Panel: Sharing The Journey: The Challenges of Forced Migration: In support of the Share the Journey campaign, we are hosting a panel of University of Ottawa professors and graduate students, as well as an employee of Development and Peace. The panel is free and will begin at 7 pm with interventions from each of the panelists, break for refreshments and then reconvene for audience questions.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 7 pm

Where: Classroom of Sacré-Coeur Church, 591 Cumberland Street (located on campus)

Panelists: Ula Abu Rashed, Public Admin. Grad. Student whose family fled Syrian War, UOttawa; Dr. Emily Wills, School of Political Science, U Ottawa; Tara Hurford, Animator, Development and Peace

Share the Journey Walk in Solidarity with Forced Migrants: Saturday April 6th: Join us for a 5 km walk & event in solidarity with the 68.5 million forced migrants worldwide! Event starts at 12:30 pm at Notre-Dame-de-l’Île parish, 115 boulevard Sacré-Cœur Gatineau and ends with 5pm Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral Ottawa, co-celebrated by Archbishops Prendergast & Durocher. Event includes photo exhibit and short talks by refugees, Archbishop Durocher and local partners.

N.B. Transportation

Bus departs from Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa to Notre-Dame-de-l’Île parish, Gatineau two times.

Before Walk: 12:15 pm

After Mass: 6:15 pm 

To Register for transportation contact:

Tara Hurford at or 613-738-9644 ext. 224

Pastoral Letters for Teachers and Student-Teachers
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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