Join Archbishop Leo Cushley for Holy Mass from St Bennett's. Each Sunday, the Archbishop shares his Mass with the members of the Archdiocese so that the faithful know they are prayed for by their own Archbishop. Click below to watch.
Order of Malta Scottish Annual Requiem Mass
Click below to watch the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated by Archbishop Leo Cushley. This is the Scottish Annual Requiem Mass for the Order of Malta.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faith departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Why and How to Pray - 6 Ways to Grow
Sister Anna Marie continues to speak on faith and prayer via Zoom for all the deaneries of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
Originally planned to be held in parishes within the deaneries, the talks are now held via Zoom to conform with pandemic guidelines.
This coming Monday, 9th November, parishioners from churches in the Falkirk and Stirling deanery are encouraged to sign up. Invite friends and family to join. If you missed your deanery, you too can sign up - don't let the opportunity to go deeper in faith pass you by!
Please email SrAnna.Marie@staned.org.uk to register for the 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. session.
WATCH: Holy Mass for the souls of the Faithful Departed at Mount Vernon Catholic Cemetery
In November, we celebrate the month of prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Click below to watch Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cushley at Mount Vernon Catholic Cemetery on 2nd November.
Here, too, is a simple prayer for the repose of the souls of the faithful departed that you can pray through this month:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
This Monday on Zoom: Making Prayer Work
We all know prayer isn't easy, but we also know it's necessary. What is a fruitful way to approach it?
Sr Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, invites you to take part in a Zoom session titled Life of Faith: Where does Prayer fit in?
The 45 minute talk will give you tips on improving your prayer life to help you draw closer to God, and will be followed by a Q&A. To make it as accessible as possible, she will host a session for parishioners in each deanery. See below for the dates for your area.
Her podcast, Scripture and the Spiritual Life, has hundreds of followers and can be downloaded onto your smart phone, or listened to here.
Deanery | Date
Fife | Monday 26 October, 2pm and 7pm
West Lothian | Mon 2 Nov, 2pm and 8pm
Falkirk & Stirling | Mon 9 Nov, 2pm and 7pm
East Lothian & Borders | Mon 16 Nov, 2pm and 7pm
Edinburgh | Mon 23 Nov, 2pm and 7pm
She said: “I wanted to offer a session for each deanery so that as many people as possible can take part and to keep it local. The purpose of these Zoom sessions is to help people in their prayer life, to find meaning and purpose through the habit of prayer."
Sr Anna Marie, a Religious Sister of Mercy, is working in catechesis and faith formation for the Archdiocese. She grew up near Chicago and entered the religious life in 2003. She has a licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.
The event is part of the Commission for Catechetics programme for 2020/21, led by Fr Daniel Doherty, Vicar Episcopal for Catechetics. He said: "We're delighted to have Sr Anna Marie on board to offer a wide range of online talks over the coming months. I know many Catholics in our Archdiocese are keen to grow in prayer. So our commission wanted to respond by offering accessible faith formation for adults."
Sr Anna Marie will host more talks in 2021, covering baptism/confirmation, reconciliation/eucharist and Holy Mass.
To register for the first event only (Fife Deanery, Mon 26th Oct), please email SrAnna.Marie@staned.org.uk, stating which session you want to take part in, 2pm or 7pm. Registration details for the other deanery events will be published in due course.