Young Adult Ministry

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 Hours: (in Deja-Vu 232b) Wednesday’s 9:30-11:30 (From early September to late April).  Our Faith Formation Coordinator Andrew Pump is available for prayer and meeting at the University of Ottawa’s Chaplain’s office. Stop by when you are on campus or email/call to set up an appointment.

Andrew Pump: [email protected] or 613-233-4095 x 235.










          University Students and Young Adults are welcome to attend the Sunday Evening 7:00 PM Mass. Our young adults and students take the lead for all liturgical roles (choir, readers, Eucharistic ministers, greeters, etc). There is a reception after each mass with food and drinks. University Mass stops for a few weeks over the Christmas break so be sure to check the calendar.


  • Faith Formation Gatherings each week during Advent and Lent
  • Vegetarian Cooking Class each Saturday Afternoon
  • Weekly Writing Group in the Parish Library each Thursday afternoon
  • Swim Group every Tuesday and Thursday at Ottawa U Open Swim
  • Teacher and Student Teacher Afternoon Gatherings each Fall and Early Spring

Pastoral Letter Program for Teachers and Student-Teachers: Click here for more information


Not on the contact list?
Sign up at the Welcome Desk at any Mass, or contact Andrew at [email protected] or 613-233-4095 x235.


Andrew Pump
Coordinator of Faith Formation
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
151 Laurier Ave. E.
Ottawa ON K1N6N8
613-233-4095 x 235
[email protected]



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