fatherjellema1St. Augustinus Student Parish is under the pastoral care of Father Arjen Jellema. As the student chaplain, he offers spiritual guidance to students, PhDs and young professionals, and assists with organizing our many activities. Among others, he gives Catechesis and leads the Bible Study.

Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Father Jellema celebrates Holy Mass at the St. Joseph Cathedral. This Mass is mainly aimed at students, but is of course open to non-students as well. Before or after Mass is also a perfect opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation; just ask him.

Father Jellema has studied History and Medieval Studies in Groningen, and Systematic Theology at the former Catholic University of Utrecht (now Tilburg). Since October 2014, he has 0,4 FTE at our student parish, and 0,6 FTE at the parishes of St. Nicholas in Haren, St. Joseph in Zuidhorn, and Walfried and Salvator-Maria in Groningen. In February 2015, Father Jellema received the Sacrament of Holy Orders. He speaks Dutch, English, German and French.

 Father Jellema can be contacted at chaplain @ staugustinus.nl.

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For more about this picture, made by Marjo Antonissen Steenvoorden, see the blog In Caelo.