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 (From early September to late April).  Our parish pastor Fr. Richard Beaudette and our Faith Formation Coordinator Andrew Pump will alternate Wednesdays in the University of Ottawa’s Chaplain’s office. Stop by when you are on campus or email/call to set up an appointment.

Fr. Richard Beaudette: or 613-233-4095 x222

Andrew Pump: or 613-233-4095 x 235.


Young Adult Facebook Page





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


Email Andrew Pump if you would like information or to RSVP:

  • Weekly Games Nights in the Oblate Lounge
  • Weekly Faith Formation Gatherings each Sunday
  • Monthly Reflection Dinners
  • Monthly Sunday Brunches
  • Summer Hiking Trips
  • Winter Weather Workshop each Fall
  • 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 or 613-233-4095 x235.


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