The St Andrews Community of Aberdeen and the RC Diocese of Aberdeen is pleased to announce that in September 2019, the relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, otherwise known as ‘the Little Flower,’ will make a tour of Scotland. In a Roman Catholic context, this is a wonderful grace for our country, an opportunity for faith, hope and charity to be rekindled in our hearts through the powerful intercession of ‘little Therese,’ as she asked to be called.
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The 21st Aberdeen Diocesan Golf (Bishops Shield) match took place at Kintore Golf Club, on the 28th June, 2019. The winners were:
Sunday 30th June saw the Diocese of Aberdeen gather at Pluscarden Abbey for its annual Pilgrimage, celebrated this year on the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. The day was blessed with fine weather, Pluscarden having escaped the hail, heavy rain and thunder and lightning which affected much of the rest of the country.
Today’s readings are Joyce’s choice: Paul to the Colossians and the Gospel of John, ch. 15. The verses of the Gospel just read have been called – by Jean Vanier no less – “the heart of the Gospel”. They come from Jesus’ last discourse when he was opening his heart, about to leave his disciples. And what does he say? Remain in my love. I’ve told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy be complete. Love one another. I won’t call you servants anymore; I call you friends. You did not choose me, I chose you. I commissioned you to go out and bear fruit. And again, Love one another. These are words that come from the heart.
At St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen on Monday 1st July at 6pm , a mass was celebrated to commemorate the retirement and long standing service to the Diocese of (in latter years) the P.A. to Bishop Hugh, Mrs Joyce Webster. But Joyce was much more than a PA as she wore many hats during her period of devoted service.
The icon of Saint Therese was created by the St Andrew Community Aberdeen, coordinators of the visit of the relics to RC Aberdeen and will accompany the relics on the tour of Scotland.
Today we keep Ss Peter and Paul. It’s good to remember them, say thank you for them and ask their prayers. They are very much part of our Christianity. They were there at the very beginning. They each came to know Jesus, differently, but deeply. One can say they fell in love with him and their whole lives were recast by that experience. They lived two thousand years ago, but their humanity, their personalities shine out. Christ doesn’t erase these things; he draws them out.
Aberdeen RC Diocese and St Mary’s Cathedral in Aberdeen are delighted to announce that on Friday 19th July, they are to host the Monaco boys choir – one of the world’s leading youth choirs who are celebrated internationally for their repertoire of classical and traditional works. The choir was established by Prince Albert I of Monaco in 1904 and is comprised of 30 boys between 9 and 18 years of age (images attached). Under the patronage of Prince Albert II, and with the generous support of the government of Monaco, the choir performs top quality charity concerts all around the world.