Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Carfin

Save the Date! Details to follow.

Priestly Ordinations

Paul Henderson and Peter Shankland will be ordained to the sacred priesthood on Saturday 29 June at midday in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.
All welcome to attend.

An Evening of Summer Music with the Schola Cantorum

Join the Schola Cantorum for a concert of summer choral music. The performance will feature Vivaldi's famous Gloria in D, accompanied by chamber orchestra. The evening will conclude with a drinks reception in the Octagon. Register here.

Workshop: Called to Care, Not to Kill

The Assisted Dying Bill could be law in Scotland soon.

The bill’s proposer, Liam McArthur MSP, claims he has sufficient MSPs to vote for it.

Following the Bishops of Scotland recent Pastoral Letter, can you help your parish by contributing to a short life campaign network?

All you need is a genuine concern about the issue and willingness to work with others, involvement in previous church activity is not essential.

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to engage with, and inform others, in plain language, about key concerns arising from Liam McArthur’s bill.

The workshop will provide you with information and materials to support conversations around these key concerns.

This initiative will be supported by the Campaign Against Assisted Dying group (CAAD), who have experience in such development work, in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office.

CAAD will provide materials to support engagement and information sharing.

In addition to planning and publicity material, they also provide ongoing advice and support.

Diploma in Catechetics - live class in Edinburgh

We welcome students from the Diploma in Catechetics to this live class at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB,  7:00pm on Thursday 6 June 2024. Free parking onsite.

Registration and refreshments (tea & coffee) from 7pm. Live class from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Students can register for this event here and we also welcome guests of students to attend (please reflect this when filling in 'Number attending').

Conference: The Future of Care in Scotland

The conference will discuss the implications of changing the law in Scotland to permit assisted dying.

It will take place in The Renfield Centre, opposite The Kings Theatre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP.

Tickets are free. Book on Eventbrite or call 07388 347 910.

Speakers Dr Gillian Wright. Former palliative care doctor in Glasgow who now works as a researcher in medical ethics for the Scottish Council for Human Bioethics. Gillian also works for Care not Killing as the Director of their campaign Our Duty of Care which brings together health care professionals opposed to the introduction of assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Dr Gordon MacDonald. CEO care not killing. He has been extensively involved over the years on opposing Assisted Dying when it has come before Parliament on previous occasions.

Dennis Canavan. Member of Parliament for West Stirlingshire (1974-83) then Falkirk West (1983-2000 then Member of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk West (1999 - 2007). “My children died in dignity and I beg to differ from those who assert that the option of assisted suicide is necessary to ensure dignity in death.”

Marianne Scobie. Deputy CEO Disability Alliance Marianne has been a disabled person since early childhood. Marianne was a founder member of GDA before joining the team in 2010 and is now Depute CEO. Marianne serves on a range of Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government and Social Security Scotland advisory groups.

Conference: The Future of Care in Scotland is an event organised by the Campaign Against Assisted Dying.

Mass - World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly

To mark World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2024, Holy Mass will be celebrated at the National Marian Shrine, Carfin, on Sunday 28 July 2024 at 3:00pm. The Principal Celebrant will be Bishop John Keenan (Paisley Diocese), who is President of the Bishops’ Conference Marriage, Family and Life Commission.

The Café will be open for refreshments.

Day of Recollection with the Order of Malta

A Day of Recollection will take place on Saturday 1st June 2024  from 11:00am to 4:30pm at Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire.

Organised by the Order of Malta, the day will include Mass and spiritual talks led by Fr Malcolm Hutchison of the Diocese of Dunkeld, and is open to all of the Order’s friends and supporters.

Ordained to the priesthood in 2022, Fr Malcolm returned to Scotland following studies at the Pontifical Scots College, Rome, in 2023, when he was appointed as assistant priest in the parish of Ss Peter and Paul, Dundee. 

 Tea and coffee will be provided; however, attendees are asked to provide their own lunch, and to contribute £15 to cover expenses.  

 For further information, please contact Mark Hamid on 07944 190454 or at scotland.secretary@orderofmalta.org.uk.

Alternatively, please register via https://forms.gle/scqzf9LxP9TnvReK8

Corpus Christi Mass & Procession

The Archdiocesan Mass and Eucharistic Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, led by Archbishop Cushley, takes place at St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh at 11:00am on Sunday 2 June.
St Patrick's also hosts 40 Hours' Devotion in the lead up to the event. Details below.
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Thursday 30th May 2024
5.45pm Solemn Mass of Exposition
9.00pm Rosary followed by Deposition
Friday 31st May 2024
8.15am Holy Mass (New rite Latin)
12.30pm Low Mass (English)
6.00pm devotions and Sermon
9.00pm Rosary
followed by all-night vigil
Saturday, 1st June 2024
8.15am Low Mass (New Rite Latin)
11.30am Rosary Meditation.
12.30pm Sung Mass for Peace
6.00pm Sung Vespers
9.00pm Rosary followed by Deposition
Sunday, 2nd June 2024
11:00am Solemn Mass & Outdoor Procession with Archbishop Leo Cushley
5.30pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction

Treasuring the Gift: Scripture Reflection Day

The translation of the Bible that we hear at Mass is changing this Advent.

This day of prayer, study and discussion is a good opportunity to reflect together on what a gift the word of God is for the Church.

So if you want to learn more about the Bible and discover and share practical tips to treasure it even more - this is the day for you. Register for this free event here.

This event will begin with Mass at 10:00am in St Margaret's Chapel at The Gillis Centre.

'Then there will be prayer, study and discussion, featuring talks from invited speakers and a panel of testimonies from lay people from across the Archdiocese.'

We will conclude with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction in the Chapel at 2:30pm.

A light lunch will be provided and there is free parking onsite.

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Schedule

10:00am:Holy Mass (optional) in St Margaret's Chapel.

10.30am: Teas/Coffee, sign ins, Gillis Centre main hall

11.00am: Welcome from Fr Jamie McMorrin. The translation of the Bible we hear at Mass is about to change. Change is never easy, but this is an opportunity for us to appreciate anew the gift that the Bible is and help us to engage with it more deeply, both at Mass and in our everyday lives.

11:10am: Session 1: What is the Bible?

11:45am: Session 2: Treasuring the Bible in Personal Prayer

12:30pm: Lunch break (light lunch provided)

1:00pm: Session 3: Treasuring the Bible at Mass. Looking at the lectionary, the cycle of readings. How can we engage with the readings more fruitfully? What is the relationship between the Word of God proclaimed in the readings and the Word of God made flesh in the Eucharist?

1:30pm: Session 4: Panel Discussion and Lay Testimonies

2:30pm: Eucharistic Adoration in St Margaret's Chapel

2:45pm: Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

3.00pm: End

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Treasuring the Gift - Sacred Scripture Reflection Day takes place at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB, on Saturday 8 June 2024. The event is organised by the Catechetics Commission of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. Register here.