Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse

The annual Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse is marked each year on the Friday following Ash Wednesday (this year 24 Feb).

Lord Jesus,
we praise you for calling us to the service of others.

We pray for a generosity of spirit
to ensure the vulnerable are protected.

We pray for a compassionate heart
so that we will reach out to those who are wounded by abuse.

We pray for courage and determination
as we seek the safety of everyone in our parish communities.

We dedicate ourselves to this work of service
and pray that you will help us to do your will at all times and in all places. Amen.

Lord Jesus,
we praise you for calling us to the service of others.

We pray for a generosity of spirit
to ensure the vulnerable are protected.

We pray for a compassionate heart
so that we will reach out to those who are wounded by abuse.

We pray for courage and determination
as we seek the safety of everyone in our parish communities.

We dedicate ourselves to this work of service
and pray that you will help us to do your will at all times and in all places. Amen.

Advent service for teachers

Take some time out of your busy schedule for our Advent Service.

The theme is 'Imagining Peace' and we will reflect on the wonderful words of the prophet Isaiah with our guest speaker Fr John Deighan.

This event is on Teams and is for school staff in the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. Register Kay for the link: kay.leslie@staned.org.uk

We hope to see you there!

NEXT Tuesday (5 Dec) at 4:00pm we host an Advent service for school staff titled ‘’Imagining Peace’.

Free2Pray

A Green Party MSP, supported by the Scottish Government, is proposing a Bill to ban peaceful prayers and offers of help near abortion clinics in Scotland.

The Bill proposes a jail sentence of up to two years for anyone who even silently prays near an abortion clinic. Catholics in England have already been arrested under similar laws there.

If the Government is allowed to decide when and where people can pray this is a serious threat to religious freedom.

If the principle is established in this Bill, it could easily be applied to Corpus Christi processions or other forms of Catholic social justice work if politicians decide they don't agree with what is happening.

It is vital that as many Catholics, and all concerned for freedom of speech and assembly, make a response to this dangerous Bill.

Register here for this session to find out how to respond.

Event organised by the Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office.

 

Mini-Course: Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Professor James Edwards, a fascinating speaker and a leading biblical scholar from USA, will lead a five-day mini course for those who are searching for Jesus.

Using the Gospel of Mark as his base, Prof. Edwards will show how Jesus fits into the history of first century Palestine, and using literature and archaeology from the period will help those who are looking for Jesus to find and encounter him. Get your ticket here.

Prof Edwards

James Edwards is a native of Colorado.

He speaks in church, conference, and community settings, for two decades he was Contributing Editor at Christianity Today.

He has authored more than one hundred articles, both scholarly and popular, and New Testament commentaries for Community Bible Study.

His books have been translated into Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

He also has led a dozen study tours to Israel, Turkey, and Greece. He was named to the North Dakota Humanities Council for his studies on the Holocaust.

He has received teaching and research awards from Sears-Roebuck, Templeton Award in Science and Religion, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew-Gordon, and Membership in the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. At Jamestown and Whitworth, he received awards from both faculty and students for teaching excellence.

Get your ticket here.

 

Mini-Course: Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Professor James Edwards, a fascinating speaker and a leading biblical scholar from USA, will lead a five-day mini course for those who are searching for Jesus.

Using the Gospel of Mark as his base, Prof. Edwards will show how Jesus fits into the history of first century Palestine, and using literature and archaeology from the period will help those who are looking for Jesus to find and encounter him. Get your ticket here.

Prof Edwards

James Edwards is a native of Colorado.

He speaks in church, conference, and community settings, for two decades he was Contributing Editor at Christianity Today.

He has authored more than one hundred articles, both scholarly and popular, and New Testament commentaries for Community Bible Study.

His books have been translated into Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

He also has led a dozen study tours to Israel, Turkey, and Greece. He was named to the North Dakota Humanities Council for his studies on the Holocaust.

He has received teaching and research awards from Sears-Roebuck, Templeton Award in Science and Religion, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew-Gordon, and Membership in the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. At Jamestown and Whitworth, he received awards from both faculty and students for teaching excellence.

Get your ticket here.

 

Mini-Course: Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Professor James Edwards, a fascinating speaker and a leading biblical scholar from USA, will lead a five-day mini course for those who are searching for Jesus.

Using the Gospel of Mark as his base, Prof. Edwards will show how Jesus fits into the history of first century Palestine, and using literature and archaeology from the period will help those who are looking for Jesus to find and encounter him. Get your ticket here.

Prof Edwards

James Edwards is a native of Colorado.

He speaks in church, conference, and community settings, for two decades he was Contributing Editor at Christianity Today.

He has authored more than one hundred articles, both scholarly and popular, and New Testament commentaries for Community Bible Study.

His books have been translated into Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

He also has led a dozen study tours to Israel, Turkey, and Greece. He was named to the North Dakota Humanities Council for his studies on the Holocaust.

He has received teaching and research awards from Sears-Roebuck, Templeton Award in Science and Religion, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew-Gordon, and Membership in the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. At Jamestown and Whitworth, he received awards from both faculty and students for teaching excellence.

Get your ticket here.

 

Mini-Course: Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Professor James Edwards, a fascinating speaker and a leading biblical scholar from USA, will lead a five-day mini course for those who are searching for Jesus.

Using the Gospel of Mark as his base, Prof. Edwards will show how Jesus fits into the history of first century Palestine, and using literature and archaeology from the period will help those who are looking for Jesus to find and encounter him. Get your ticket here.

Prof Edwards

James Edwards is a native of Colorado.

He speaks in church, conference, and community settings, for two decades he was Contributing Editor at Christianity Today.

He has authored more than one hundred articles, both scholarly and popular, and New Testament commentaries for Community Bible Study.

His books have been translated into Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

He also has led a dozen study tours to Israel, Turkey, and Greece. He was named to the North Dakota Humanities Council for his studies on the Holocaust.

He has received teaching and research awards from Sears-Roebuck, Templeton Award in Science and Religion, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew-Gordon, and Membership in the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. At Jamestown and Whitworth, he received awards from both faculty and students for teaching excellence.

Get your ticket here.

 

Mini-Course: Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Professor James Edwards, a fascinating speaker and a leading biblical scholar from USA, will lead a five-day mini course for those who are searching for Jesus.

Using the Gospel of Mark as his base, Prof. Edwards will show how Jesus fits into the history of first century Palestine, and using literature and archaeology from the period will help those who are looking for Jesus to find and encounter him. Get your ticket here.

Prof Edwards

James Edwards is a native of Colorado.

He speaks in church, conference, and community settings, for two decades he was Contributing Editor at Christianity Today.

He has authored more than one hundred articles, both scholarly and popular, and New Testament commentaries for Community Bible Study.

His books have been translated into Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

He also has led a dozen study tours to Israel, Turkey, and Greece. He was named to the North Dakota Humanities Council for his studies on the Holocaust.

He has received teaching and research awards from Sears-Roebuck, Templeton Award in Science and Religion, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew-Gordon, and Membership in the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. At Jamestown and Whitworth, he received awards from both faculty and students for teaching excellence.

Get your ticket here.

 

Mini-Course: Searching for Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Professor James Edwards, a fascinating speaker and a leading biblical scholar from USA, will lead a five-day mini course for those who are searching for Jesus.

Using the Gospel of Mark as his base, Prof. Edwards will show how Jesus fits into the history of first century Palestine, and using literature and archaeology from the period will help those who are looking for Jesus to find and encounter him. Get your ticket here.

Prof Edwards

James Edwards is a native of Colorado.

He speaks in church, conference, and community settings, for two decades he was Contributing Editor at Christianity Today.

He has authored more than one hundred articles, both scholarly and popular, and New Testament commentaries for Community Bible Study.

His books have been translated into Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

He also has led a dozen study tours to Israel, Turkey, and Greece. He was named to the North Dakota Humanities Council for his studies on the Holocaust.

He has received teaching and research awards from Sears-Roebuck, Templeton Award in Science and Religion, German Academic Exchange Service, Pew-Gordon, and Membership in the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. At Jamestown and Whitworth, he received awards from both faculty and students for teaching excellence.

Get your ticket here.

 

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace

Scottish Chistian leaders will join Rt Rev Kenneth Nowakowski, Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community in Great Britain, to pray for peace.
This Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace takes place at St Mary's Cahtedral Broughton Street (next to John Lewis) at 7pm on Friday 24 February.
"Our principal intention is to encourage earnest prayer for peace in Europe, and in particular to assure our suffering Ukrainian brothers and sisters of our human and spiritual solidarity with them." - Archbishop Cushley.