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.

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 16 June 2024 at 3pm. Refreshments in the church hall afterwards.

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

Lourdes Mass

The February Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes takes place at 3pm on Sunday 4 February at St John the Baptist Church, 37 St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 8AL. The Mass is organised by the Edinburgh Lourdes Pilgrimage team. Refreshments in hall afterwards. All welcome.

Pilgrimage 2024

The Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 5 - Friday 12 July, with Archbishop Cushley and Priests of the Archdiocese. More details at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com/lourdes24 

Solemnity of All Saints

A Holy Day of Obligation - Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on this day.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A Holy Day of Obligation - Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on this day.

Solemnity of St Peter & St Paul

A Holy Day of Obligation - Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on this day.

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.

Diploma in Catechetics - Mass and Graduation

Holy Mass at St Margaret’s Chapel, with Archbishop Leo Cushley, followed by presentation of Diploma Certificates. Free parking onsite.

Vocations Mass

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

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.