Membership to the society costs £5 (£3 during Freshers’ Week), which gives you a price reduction for specific events and allows you to vote in society meetings.
The society has very close ties with both the Catholic chaplaincy and the local parish church. The majority of its events are hosted at Canmore, the chaplaincy building. The chaplain, Fr Michael John Galbraith, is also the parish priest of the local parish.
The chaplaincy is open to all staff and students at the university and is under the pastoral care of the archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Our society is led by students and aims to promote the Catholic faith throughout the University and provide a social setting for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
We attempt to achieve the first aim by inviting speakers to give talks on topics related to Catholicism. These talks are free to attend and are open to all who wish to listen. Past speakers have included Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, and Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, in addition to other less famous but equally insightful guests.
To achieve our second aim, we hope to work closely with the Catholic chaplaincy to create a community where everyone is welcomed and valued. We host weekly Sunday Suppers, cooked by a different team of volunteers each week, as well as a variety of other social events.
Emilija Barteskaite – President – eb280
Stuart Campbell – Vice President – sjc28
Michaela Wong – Secretary – mew23
Nathan Boynes – Treasurer – nab6
Lucas de Carvalho – Social Rep – ldc5
Sean McKenna – Media Officer – sm459
Consuelo Haynes – Publicity Officer – ch305
Matthew Matisz – Outreach Officer – mpm24
Sean Hegarty – Assisting Officer – sh251
Sarah Moffit – Assisting Officer – sm440
Marcel Koschek – Postgraduate Officer – mk314
The talk list for the Candlemas semester of the academic year 2019/2020 will be announced soon!