St Andrew Community Update

The St Andrew Community, who have been living in and working for the parish since 2013, are moving out. The Community have had a real focus on evangelisation, especially teenagers, and also serving the needy. They have worked hard to develop the Cathedral youth ministry, organising youth pilgrimages, weekends and running our weekly youth groups. As well as this, they have helped to grow an appreciation for, and understanding of, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Through their work, many young people, and others, have had their faith kindled.

We thank them for their devoted ministry and wish them every blessing for their next placement which will be announced in due course.

This obviously leaves gaps here at the Cathedral with the youth work, Confirmation Preparation, and coordination of the Adoration. We now need to look to rebuilding these ministries, most importantly, the youth ministry. To that end, this week we shall be advertising for the full-time post of Youth Ministry Coordinator. We hope to have interviews within the month to have the person in place as soon as possible so as to be able to restart the youth groups.

Bishop Hugh writes:
“After many years of fruitful work in and around the Cathedral, the Community of St Andrew, six in number and canonically a Public Association of the Faithful, will be moving on. They do not intend to lose all connection with Aberdeen, but are also exploring other fields of work in the diocese. Immediately, they will be having a time of rest at St Scholastica’s, Pluscarden Abbey.”


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