New Cathedral Youth & Children’s Coordinators!

St Mary’s Cathedral, Aberdeen are delighted to announce that, after four months of searching for a replacement for Joe Kelly, they have finally found two!!

Charlene Morgan

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Charlene has been involved with youth work for over 12 years, two years with the Callander Project and ten years with the St Andrew Community here at the Cathedral, and then another couple of years as a Voluntary Youth Development Worker in St Mary’s, Stirling. She has a great heart for the evangelisation of Scotland.

She writes,

A little word to say happy and blessed Easter to you all! I am really looking forward to coming back to the Cathedral to catch-up with old friends and to make lots of new friends!

As part of the youth ministry team, I am excited about coming to join such a diverse and vibrant community of faith-filled disciples as we journey together, encouraging one another and especially our young people to ‘put out into deep’ (Lk 5:4).
As St Dominic Savio said “I can’t do big things, but I want all I do, even the smallest of things, to be for the greater glory of God!”
See you soon! Please pray for us and pray for the youth and know of my prayers for you…God bless you!!


Luca McQuillan

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Luca has been a youth leader and catechist since 2015, transmitting the faith to teenagers here at the Cathedral in engaging ways, including pilgrimages and youth groups and other events. She also worked alongside Charlene as a Voluntary Youth Development Worker in St Marys, Stirling, preparing children and teenagers for the Sacraments. Luca has studied theology to the Masters degree level.

She writes,

I am excited to be joining the Cathedral this Easter! It is truly a privilege to serve alongside such a vibrant and faith-filled community, I have been praying for you all.

I come with a deep love for God and a commitment to fostering an environment where our youth can encounter His love. I believe that our youth are not just the future of our Church but an integral part of its present. As such, I am committed to working collaboratively with parents, volunteers, and parishioners to provide the support for our children and young people as they navigate the joys and challenges of life with faith as their compass.
I am here to listen, learn, and journey alongside each and every one of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your ideas, concerns, or simply to say hello.
Charlene and Luca are also the founders of Revive Scotland, which offers pilgrimages, both walking and by minibus, throughout Scotland, as well as working with youth and young adults through formation, friendships and Eucharistic Adoration.


They begin their mission here at St Mary’s Cathedral on Monday 1st April. We hope you will give them a warm welcome and support them as much as you can in this critical role in the parish.


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