Advent begins on Sunday 27 November. Here are events in the Archdiocese to help us prayerfully prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. Register now!

Enter Advent with Isaiah
Every Sunday in Advent this year, the first reading at Mass is from the Prophet Isaiah (Old Testament). We hear his name very often during the rest of the year too. But who was he? When and where did he live? What did he say about Jesus? And what does he have to say to us today? This talk will give an introduction to the Prophet Isaiah and a way to enter into the spirit of the Advent season in his company. Talk by Fr Jamie McMorrin, St Margaret's, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh.

Monday 28 Nov | 7:30pm-8:30pm (Zoom). Register at

Let Us Pray
Rediscover prayer as we await anew the gift of life in Jesus. Sr Anna Marie McGuan leads this series of three 30 minute talks on different forms of prayers - vocal, meditative, contemplative.

Monday 5, 12, 19 Dec | 7:30pm-8:00pm (Zoom). Link to join: (no registration required).

Advent Rosary for Life

Join us to pray for unborn children, their mothers and all pro-life intentions. Includes a reflection from a priest of the Archdiocese each week. 35 minute event.Wednesday 30 Nov, 7, 14, 21 Dec | 7:45pm-8:20pm (Zoom). Register at

Light from Light - Candlelight Concert
Be uplifted with a candlelit Advent music concert from the Schola Cantorum of St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. They will sing at the following churches: St Francis Xavier's in Falkirk on Wednesday 7 December; St Patrick's in Kilsyth on Saturday 10 December; St Margaret's in Dunfermline on Friday 16 December. All concerts 8pm. Pay at the door on the night or get your £5 ticket (family ticket £10) on Eventbrite (see below link).

Wed 7 Dec, Sat 10 Dec, Fri 16 Dec | 8:00pm (various venues). Tickets (or pay at door).

Advent reflections
Reflect on the meaning of Advent with two special online talks from Canon Hugh White of Bathgate. They are available to watch now on our YouTube channel: and (or watch below).