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This page contains a list of descriptions of our ongoing and yearly events. Our one-time events are advertised on our Facebook. If you would like more information on these events please contact us.

Adoration for VocationsAdoration for vocations

Each Thursday at 16:30 at Greyfriars Convent we pray before the Blessed Sacrament for an increase of priestly vocations in our diocese. Silent Adoration is followed by Vespers, Rosary and Benediction. You are warmly invited to join us!





First Friday Adoration (905x1280)First Friday Adoration

On every first Friday of each month our parish community gathers to worship Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. We begin with Mass at 10 am, silent Adoration until 17:00 and end with Vespers and Rosary around 17:30. We invite everyone to stop by for a few minutes of silent prayer or to sign-up for a 60 minute slot for each Friday this year. Come and be filled with God’s special graces.




Sacramental Prep 2016-17 posterSacramental Preparation for Kids and Teens

Children who do not attend a Catholic school in the area are welcome to prepare for the Sacraments of Confession (P3), Communion (P4) and Confirmation (P7-S6) with the Dominican Sisters at Greyfriars Convent during the 2017-18 School Year. Classes for Confession and Communion take place Mondays or Tuesdays of school term 3:30-5:15. Torch Confirmation Club runs on Tuesdays of school term from 4-5:15. If you would like your child to receive one of these sacraments, please contact us.





basicsBasics of Belief

This group meets on Mondays 19:30-21:00 in St. Sylvester’s Parish rooms. Whether you are seriously thinking about becoming Catholic or simply curious to find out more about the Catholic  faith, these evening are for you. This is also a great opportunity to meet some parishioners from our pastoral area.






Elgin Youth GroupElgin Youth Group

This club for Secondary School youth meets fortnightly on Wednesdays 19:30-21:00. Throughout the year our youth are also involved in service projects, retreats in Tomintoul, Kilcoy Castle, Craig Lodge, local and international pilgrimages and more!!! 

You can join us through our APP:


Encounter Christ Retreats

Each year we offer two retreats for young women at our Convent.

If you are interested or would like more information go to our Vocations Page. You don’t have to be discerning a vocation to come on our retreat.


Ogilvie Centre Retreats for Faith Formators

Filled to Overflowing Retreat and Workshop

This weekend retreat and workshop offers formation and methods for both new and experienced catechists who are involved in Children’s Liturgy, Sacramental Preparation and On-going Catechesis. 22-24 September 2017 the retreat will be held simultaneously at St. Francis, Aberdeen and St. Columba, Culloden. A residential retreat will be held 17-19 November 2017 at Greyfriars Convent.

Youth Ministry Weekend 

This weekend long retreat and workshop for both new and experienced Youth Ministers will be held at Kilcoy Castle near Inverness. Join us if you are working with Youth or would like to get started!






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