Our snapshot of what's happening in May - the month of Mary. Get news from the Archdiocese straight to your inbox by emailing matthew.meade@staned.org.uk putting 'subscribe me' in the subject bar.

A new deacon for the Archdiocese!

Josh Moir, 27, from Galashiels, will be ordained to the diaconate with three others on Sunday morning (2 May) at the Scots College in Rome. You can watch it live on YouTube from 10:20am here.

Marian month of May

Pope Francis wants us to dedicate the Marian month of May to invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for an end to the pandemic. Pray the Rosary each night at 8pm online with others across the UK.

Sunday Mass from Galashiels on TV

Sunday Mass will be broadcast on the BBC Scotland channel this Sunday (02 May) at midday from the Parish of Our Lady & St Andrew in Galashiels, celebrated by Fr Andrew Kingham. Please share this information with those you know who are not able to access Mass online.

St Mary’s Uni launches Gillis Centre campus

St Mary’s University is launching courses at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh. For more information and to register visit st.marys.ac.uk/edinburgh

Scottish Election - this Thursday

The Scottish Election is on Thursday 6 May. Our bishops have highlighted six issues in a recent pastoral letter. Read it at rcpolitics.org

Webinar: The battle against eugenics

Discover the true story of a Scottish doctor’s fight against eugenics and Marie Stopes in our webinar with Mark H Sutherland, author of Exterminating Poverty.

St Joseph’s Family Prayer Book

The St Joseph’s Family Prayer Book has been reprinted due to popular demand. Orders can be made through your parish.

Register for our safeguarding training

If you volunteer with children and/or vulnerable adults, make sure you register for Induction Part 1 Safeguarding Training (online session). Click here.

Laudato si’ week: 16-24 May


This takes place from 16-24 May as part of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for our common home. Resources and more information can be found at LaudatoSiWeek.org

We’re hiring: safeguarding officer

We’re looking to appoint a safeguarding officer. Salary £35-30k pro rata, 21 hours per week (three days). Be quick - deadline is Sunday 02 May. Apply here.

Check out our YouTube channel

Watch webinars, reflections and video messages from the Archbishop at bit.ly/ArchYouTube