Catholic

Catholic logo

The University of St Andrews Catholic Society is open to all students within the university.

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.

 

Committee:

Rebecca Wood – President – rw76

Jim Pennell – Vice President – jp208

Sorcha Wood – Secretary – slmw2

Jan Rybojad – Treasurer – jpr21

Michaela Wong – Social Rep – mew23

Alberto Micheletti – Media Officer – ajcm2

Kelsey McIntyre – Publicity Officer – klm24

Gen Turner - Networking Officer - gt53

Lisa Kamsickas - Ordinary Member - lk54

Colleen Wilson - Ordinary Member - cmcw

 

Upcoming Events (post reading week)

Saturday, 28 October: 3 CathSoc's Potluck & Ceilidh

6pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores and St James Parish Hall

Event Description: Join us for a very special event: Potluck Supper (in Canmore) and Ceilidh (in St James’ Parish Hall) with the Dundee and Glasgow Catholic Societies, who are visiting our beautiful town of St Andrews — If you are a St Andrews CathSoc member please bring along a dish to feed 4-5 people, and if you are from Glasgow or Dundee just come along! It will be an unforgettable night!

 

Wednesday, 1 November: "Why the Church?" talk by Fr Michael John Galbraith

8pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Join us for a talk by our very own Fr Michael John Galbraith on ‘Why the Church?’ The talk will begin at 8pm after the 7.00pm mass in St James and tea and biscuits! After the talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions before we head to compline in the chapel and then across the road to the Russell pub. Be sure not to miss out! All welcome!

 

Friday, 3 November: All Saints Party

8pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Join us for a prosecco and canapes evening to celebrate All Saints! There will be delightful company, lots of food and drink, and good music. It's an evening not to be missed!

 

Saturday, 4 November: Canmore Cleaning

10am

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Come along to help us clean our beloved chaplaincy, Canmore! Kick start your weekend with that feel good clean feeling - donuts, treats and tunes will be there! 

 

Sunday, 5 November: Hungarian Sunday Supper

6:15pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Join the Catholic Society for a delicious Hungarian meal, cooked by our very own members, served just after the 5pm mass. Please bring £3 or a side or dessert to cover the cost of your meal.

 

Wednesday, 8 November: "The Social Teaching of the Church" talk by Dr Jonathon Reyes

7:45pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Join us for a talk by Dr Jonathon Reyes, Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on "The Social Teaching of the Church." The talk will begin at 7:45pm after the 7.00pm mass in St Margaret's Chapel (Canmore) and tea and biscuits! After the talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions before we head to compline in the chapel and then across the road to the Russell pub. Be sure not to miss out! All welcome!

 

Friday, 10 November: Games Night

8pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Join us for a relaxed evening of board games and other fun activities! It's a lovely way to round off your week, and get ready for the weekend. All are welcome! We shall have snacks and good company.

 

Sunday, 12 November: Polish Sunday Supper

6:15pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Join the Catholic Society for a delicious Polish meal, cooked by our very own members, served just after the 5pm mass. Please bring £3 or a side or dessert to cover the cost of your meal.

 

Wednesday, 15 November: "The Moral Life" talk by Fr Nicholas Monaghan

7:45pm

Canmore, 24 The Scores

Event Description: Join us for a talk by Father Nicholas Monaghan, current parish priest to St Dominic's, Bishopbriggs, on "The Moral Life." The talk will begin at 7:45pm after the 7.00pm mass in St Margaret's Chapel (Canmore) and tea and biscuits! After the talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions before we head to compline in the chapel and then across the road to the Russell pub. Be sure not to miss out! All welcome!

 

More events to be announced!

Resources

Latest News