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For twelve years, Joe led groups and organized music for Sunday masses, feast day masses, Christmas, Easter Triduum, weddings, funerals, and other sacraments. His most recent position was as the music leader for the 10:30AM Sunday Mass, at St. Augustine’s Parish, in Nepean. He was also the music leader for the monthly Refuge Adoration nights before the Covid-19 pandemic began. These beautiful evenings of prayer are still held on the 3rd Friday of each month when possible.

Prior to this most recent assignment, Joe led and contributed towards youth music groups at St. Monica’s and Holy Redeemer parishes in Ottawa. He has also led music for retreats for the Ottawa Catholic Challenge Movement and for Ottawa Catholic Youth.

Joe’s liturgical music philosophy aims to find a balance between Catholic traditional, 20th century contemporary Catholic hymnal music, and Catholic/Christian praise & worship oriented music. As he often leads a group that features instruments such as guitar, piano, drums & djembe, and multiple singers, the music that Joe prepares is dynamic in its range. Cited as prayerful, engaging and spirited, parishioners have complimented Joe and his fellow singers & musicians on the musical gifts they offer.

Here are a few examples of the types of songs & arrangements Joe leads:

L-R: Michaela, Arianna & Joe, playing in St. Maurice's choir space for the Haggart wedding in August of 2016. Joe is sporting a slick bowtie and his beard looks particularly red as he plays the keys. Michaela is strumming guitar and singing. Arianna is singing too.

Alive Again

by Joe & Friends | Moloney Wedding 2013

Love Never Fails

by Joe & Michaela | Brady Wedding 2020

One In The Spirit

by Joe Cousineau | 128th Men's Cursillo