Name: Stephen Paquette
 Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
St. Joseph, Herndon
Office Phone:
(703) 880-4309



Youth Ministry Program Includes:

  • Weekly high school Sunday Night Gatherings which consist of a home-cooked meal, large group game or activity, and a discussion on some aspect of our faith life. 
  • Bi-weekly middle school Friday Night Gatherings which include a fun large group game or activity, a brief talk about some aspect of our faith life, and some tasty snacks.
  • We also attend all major diocesan events (Rally, Bash, WorkCamp, LIVG, etc.)


In current position since: 9/15/2021
Active in Youth Ministry since:



Favorite Food(s): Italian sandwich, Chicfila, chocolate covered espresso beans

Favorite Band: The Brook & The Bluff, Colony House, The Band Camino

Favorite Pastime: Ultimate frisbee, drumming, video games, board games

Favorite Saint: St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis of Assisi, St. John Bosco

Favorite Scripture: “Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me” Jn 17:24

Favorite Book: The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Why I work in Youth Ministry: God called me through a priest friend who literally called me to invite me to be a part of a new youth ministry team at my home parish. I love Jesus and I love playing a small part in leading young people closer to Him. I also enjoy having fun and youth ministry is very fun.

About Me:  I grew up in a big Catholic family, went to Catholic elementary and high school. I was very involved in a small group of guys throughout my high school years. When I went to college, I knew I wanted to play ultimate frisbee and be involved in the Catholic Campus Ministry. George Mason was a great fit for me! There I met my wife. We have one son, Elliott. I am a member of Youth Apostles which is a community of men who have a deep love for the Lord and who strive to lead young people closer to Him. I love talking about faith stuff, inspirations from prayer, cool saints and most other Catholic things. I enjoy board games, video games, game games.

Birthdate: November 7