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.



Marian Prayer Event - Synod 2023

With the Blessed Virgin Mary towards the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

At the request of the Holy Father, the Secretariat responsible for the Universal Synod has invited the Church around the world to hold a moment of Marian Prayer on 31 May (the Feast of the Visitation and the last day of the Marian Month of May).

It is to place the work of the Synod, especially the work of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in Rome this October, under the protection of Mary, Mother of the Church.

Bishop Brian McGee will lead a service of prayer at Carfin Grotto at 7:00pm.

The faithful throughout Scotland are also asked to join their prayers to those of the universal Church on that day. The attached resource may be used at the celebration of Mass on 31 May or adapted for other use.

7:00pm. Carfin Grotto. Synod event organised by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland.

National Pilgrimage in Carfin

Join Catholics across the country as we gather in Carfin for the National Pilgrimage in honour of St Joseph, with the Bishops of Scotland.