Adults joining the Church
St Andrew's welcomes enquirers interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) programme for 2016/2017 will begin on Monday 19 September 2016 with an introductory meeting in the Cathedral at 6.30pm. Advance registration would be helpful but is not essential. Further information can be requested via the Contact page.
On-going Formation in the Faith
Various initiatives take place throughout the Archdiocese to support Catholics in their faith journey. For more information, refer to the Archdiocese's Religious Education department.
St. Andrew's Charismatic Prayer Group
Meetings are held every Wednesday in the Cathedral from 6pm to 7pm. All are welcome.
Weekly Holy Hour
Friday 4pm - 5pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer for vocations to the priesthood, ending with Benediction.
Men's First Friday Prayer Group
Some men meet together to have some time for prayer for themselves, their families and for the church and also to understand their faith a bit more. The programme for each First Friday of the month is: 4.45pm Adoration; 5.15pm Mass; 6.00pm Scripture reading and discussion; 6.30pm Spiritual reading. 6.50pm Evening Prayer, concluding at 7.00pm.
Women of Faith
Our women's group has a meeting on a Friday each month in the Chapter Room at St Andrew's Cathedral following the 5.15 pm Mass. This group is for women who wish to deepen their faith through praying together. Next meeting - 21 October 2016.
Parents should contact the Cathedral clergy in good time so that proper preparation may be made to celebrate your child's initiation into the Church.
Catholic schools are fully funded by the Scottish Government. The nearest primary schools to the Cathedral are St Mungo's, St Patrick's and St Francis'. The local Catholic secondary school is St Mungo's Academy.
St Aloysius' College provides private education for children aged 3-18.
Sacrament of Marriage
Marriage Preparation courses are provided through the Archdiocese's Pastoral Office. Couples intending to be married should make themselves known to their Parish Priest.