Young Adult Ministry and Sunday 7PM University Mass

At St. Joseph’s Parish we have a particular outreach to young adults. Those in their late teens, twenties and thirties are an important part of the community and are involved in all aspects of parish life. Young adults gather together for events and programs as well as serve in many ways during the Sunday Liturgies, at our social outreach programs and assist with formation for the children and teens of the community.


College and University Students:

Given the proximity to the University of Ottawa, we are delighted to journey with so many students who call St. Joe’s home while they are studying. We also have students from Carleton, Saint Paul University and Algonquin College.


Young Adult Ministry Weekly Email Update:

All young adults are invited to sign on to our young adult list to receive our weekly email update. Through this list young adults stay informed of all the events listed below. This list can be found at the Welcome Desk at the church entrance during masses or you can get on the list by contacting Andrew.

Young Adult Dinners and Reflection:

Once a month we come together and share a meal while reflecting on a chosen topic related to our Catholic journey. These usually take place on Thursday evenings throughout the year.

Pancake Breakfasts:

We host a pancake breakfast every Tuesday during the school year for young adults to drop-in and say hi on their way to class.

Games Nights:

Every week we hold a games night with snacks and refreshments.

Monthly Young Adult Brunches:

There is a monthly young adult brunch for all those 18-39 usually held in the 2nd floor lounge after the 11:30 am Mass. This is usually held on the last Sunday of the month.

Sunday Evening University Mass (from Early September to Late April):

Although young adults participate in all of our weekend Liturgies, the Sunday evening University Mass is a dedicated time for students and other young people to gather and worship together. It is a low-light, peaceful and contemplative liturgy, aimed at taking a break from the busy-ness of life and resting in God. Young adults serve in all liturgical ministries and gather after Mass for a small reception.


Time commitment:

From greeting at a University Mass to helping cook or set-up for one of our Sunday brunches, Young Adults are free to choose how or when they want to help. For those more inclined, there is a monthly ministry meeting to discuss the overall efforts of the ministry.


Skills/Qualities: Dependent on position and event of interest

Training: None needed, but guidance provided based on need and comfort level

Interview: let’s chat

Contact: Andrew Pump     613 233 4095 x 235