Lourdes pilgrimage 2024: Mass of welcome

The Mass of Welcome for those attending this summer's Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place at St Cuthbert's Church, Slateford Road, Edinburgh,EH14 1PT on Sunday 30 June 2024 at 3pm. Refreshments in hall afterwards.

While the Mass is aimed at those going on the Pilgrimage all are welcome!

Vocations Mass

The next Mass to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Archdiocese is on Sunday 21 January at 6:15pm at St Albert's Catholic Chaplaincy, 24 George Square, Edinburgh, EH9 9LD

Feast of St Andrew - Scotland's Patron Saint

Archbishop Leo Cushley will celebrate Mass for the Feast of St Andrew at St Mary's Cathedral at 12.45pm on Thursday 30 November.

Make time in your diary this year to celebrate the feast day of our National Patron at the Cathedral which has the National Shrine of St Andrew and his relics.

It was Andrew who, famously, brought Peter to Jesus – this feast day is your opportunity in a special way – to go to Jesus, through Andrew.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the Vigil of St Andrew on Wednesday 29 November from 7.30pm, which will conclude with sung Evening Prayer of the Vigil at 8.15pm and then Benediction.

Pro-Life Mass

The Knights of St Columba will host a Mass to celebrate the value of human life from conception to natural death, to pray for an end to abortion and to support life-affirming choices.

Everyone is welcome at St Margaret’s Church, East Port, Dunfermline, on Saturday 7  October at 12 noon. Mass will be said by Fr Paul Lee, Provincial Chaplain to the Knights of St Columba Province 3 and parish priest at St Agatha's in Methil. The speaker will be Paul Atkin, from the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office.

The Knights of St Columba is an Order of Catholic men bound together in Charity, Unity and Fraternity in order to enrich their own faith, spirituality and by words and actions, to proclaim the spiritual, moral and social message of the Catholic Church.  Find out more about their work at https://ksc.org.uk/

Vocations Mass

The next Mass to pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Archdiocese is on Monday 4 December at 6.30pm at St Columba’s, 7 Upper Gray Street, EH9 1SN.

Vocations Mass

Join us to pray that more young people in our Archdiocese respond to God's call to the priesthood and religious life.

Lourdes 2023 - Reunion Mass

Following a  wonderful pilgrimage to Lourdes last month, please join us for the Lourdes Reunion Mass at 3:00pm on Sunday 27 August in St Cuthbert’s, 104 Slateford Road, EH14 1PT.

This will be a great opportunity to pray together in thanksgiving for the pilgrimage and to catch up with everyone.

National Pilgrimage to Carfin

The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin return this year to its traditional date on the first Sunday in September. The Pilgrimage Mass will take place at the Grotto at 3pm on Sunday 3rd September.

Bishop Joseph Toal wrote to priests across Scotland, saying: "The Bishops have decided that we will pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine, at our Pilgrimage.

Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family in the UK will preach at the Mass, and the Choir of the Ukrainian Catholic community in Scotland will participate in the Mass along with the Motherwell Diocesan Choir.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland will be main celebrant. Archbishop Leo Cushley will attend.



Mass for the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Join Archbishop Cushley, priests and people of the Archdiocese to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents at midday on Thursday 28 December.

He will celebrate Mass at St Margaret's Chapel in the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB.

Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Islay room of the Gillis Centre.

Parking: Gillis parking is available but limited. Come early to secure a space. Metered parking is available outside Gillis on Strathearn Road, Whitehouse Loan and Thirlestane Road

Bus: Edinburgh's Number 5 bus stops directly outside the Gillis Centre.

Driving: Postcode for the Gillis Centre is EH9 1BB.

Annual Society of St Vincent de Paul Mass

The annual Mass for members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in our Archdiocese is at 11am at St Michael's Church 53 Blackness Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7JA. The celebrant will be Archbishop Cushley.