Archbishop Leo Cushley is calling on Catholics in our Archdiocese to keep the Sabbath holy ahead of the first Sunday without public Mass.

He said: "As Catholics,the Sunday Eucharist is at the centre of who we are. It really goes against the grain for us to ask you not to come to Sunday Mass. But we can keep the Sabbath holy. It's an opportunity to set aside time to pray with your family, with a friend or on your own.

"You can watch Sunday Mass from your local parish if it offers an online stream, from Catholic media channels across the world, such as EWTN and Shalom World, or watch Sunday Mass celebrated by myself from St Bennet's at 9am on Facebook or our website (will be posted here)"

Archbishop Cushley is encouraging parishioners across the Archdiocese to get in touch with any questions by emailing


In our Archdiocese:

  • Watch Holy Mass celebrated with Archbishop Cushley recorded at St Bennet's in Edinburgh on this website and on our Facebook from 9am.

  • Polish Mass celebrated by Fr Tadeusz Macher and visiting priest Fr Sebastian Polak, recorded at St Margaret's Loanhead, on this website and on our Facebook from 10am.

  • Mass in the Syro-Malabar rite recorded St Joseph's in Whitburn with Fr Sebastian Thuruthippillil on this website and on our Facebook from 11am.

St Mary of the Assumption in Bo-ness streams Holy Mass on its website here at 10am. (Also at St Francis Xavier's, Falkirk, here).

  • ...and across the world

  • Don't watch Mass in your jammies! Father Jamie Boyle, of St Francis Xavier's Parish in Falkirk, on worshipping well online.

  • Those without online access: Please remember those in your parish community who may be self-isolating, alone or without internet access. Make sure your priest is made aware of this person. You can contact them on the phone. Also consider volunteering with your parish or one nearby.