Headteachers from across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh gathered Monday 13 May for a day of reflection on the centrality of the Eucharist to the life of the Catholic school hosted at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh.

“The day of reflection was a great opportunity for our headteachers to gather together, pray together, socialise together and learn together about the Eucharist as source and summit of our Catholic faith and, therefore, its centrality to the life of the Catholic school,” said Eileen Rafferty, Archdiocesan Religious Education Advisor, 17 May.

The day of reflection as led by the Head of the Diocese of Lancaster Education Service, Canon Luiz Ruscillo. Following from a morning session of presentations and discussions, the afternoon included lunch and the day concluded with Holy Mass in St Margaret’s Chapel with Archbishop Cushley as main celebrant and Canon Ruscillo concelebrating.

“Thank you to all who attended and, in particularly, thank you to Canon Ruscillo for being so inspiring,” said Eileen, “not surprisingly, the feedback to the day has been very, very positive.”

  • The next one-day course to be provided by the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh for teachers will be on Thursday 6 June when the renowned speaker, author and catechist, David Wells of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, will lead a day for P1 to P3 teachers on “The Pedagody of Joy”. For more information or to book a place contact leslie@staned.org.uk