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Job Opportunity – Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry & Faith Formation

Job Title: Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry & Faith Formation
Job Type: Continuing full-time at 37.5 hours per week
Location: 151 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8
Job Category: Pastoral
Number of Positions: 1
Date Posted: May 4, 2017
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary: $38,000 – $42,000 (Commensurate with experience) + Benefits
Approximate Start Date: June 2017

St. Joseph’s Parish, an inclusive and vibrant Roman Catholic faith community is hiring a Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry & Faith Formation to join our staff team. We are an urban church, located adjacent to the University of Ottawa. Established by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1856, it is the Parish’s mission to reach out to the most marginalized in our broader community in the spirit of social justice and to sustain a faith community that is open and welcoming to all.

Full Job Description

All those interested are invited to apply by submitting:

  1. A cover letter, which outlines how the core competencies in the attached job description are met through a combination of relevant employment, volunteer experience, as well as educational background, and attests to the applicant’s understanding of our Parish mission;
  2. An updated curriculum vitae;
  3. The contact information for two professional references who can speak to the candidate’s relevant educational, employment or volunteer experience.

Please submit the above documents by email to Christopher Adam, Executive Director: [email protected] .

We thank all applicant for their interest in this position. Only candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.


***HR Note: Equivalencies, where appropriate, will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications.


St. Joseph’s Christmas Message on CHIN Radio

This morning, our Executive Director, Chris Adam gave the following message to the CHIN Radio – 97.9 FM listeners (It will air on Dec. 25th and January 1st, 2017):

“St. Joseph’s Parish wishes listeners of CHIN Radio a Merry Christmas and the very best for the New Year. Our Roman Catholic faith community has a mission of reaching out in solidarity to those who are poor or marginalized in the Ottawa community at large. Five days a week, we serve hot, nutritious meals to over 100 guests at our St. Joe’s Supper Table community meal program, while our St. Joe’s Women’s Centre day program provides meals and programming to women and children in need. We strive to be an inclusive community—in our liturgical celebrations and in our outreach programs alike. And we look forward to welcoming you! For more information on what St. Joseph’s has to offer, please call 613-233-4095 or visit our website:

St. Joseph’s Parish of Ottawa – Welcoming all!”


Thank you to CHIN Radio for their continued support and for allowing St. Joe’s to spread the word to the City of Ottawa this Christmas season.



International Day Festival & 160th Anniversary Photos

On the weekend of November 26/27, 2016, St. Joseph’s Parish celebrated its 160th Anniversary by hosting an International Day Festival Festival and two Anniversary Masses. The weekend was a great success and showcased St. Joseph’s long history, close community, and love for cultures from around the world. Please see photos from the weekend below!


Parish Fundraising Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish the rules and requirements for Parish-approved or supported ministries and committees to raise money for use by the Parish, its approved ministries, or other organizations whose missions and goals match those of St. Joseph’s Parish. This policy does not apply to normal Parish offertory collections, stipends, or donations. The determination of whether or not an event is approved rests with the Parish Council, which will then make the final decision.

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St. Joseph’s Parish Fundraising Policy – Final