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.

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.

 

Take part in our Day for Readers event

Do you read the Word of God at Mass in your parish?

We invite you to our Day for Readers at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, from 11am – 3pm on Saturday 8 October (registration open from 10:30am). Register here by midday on Wednesday 5 October.

We will reflect on the Gospel of St John, in sessions led by scripture scholar Fr Andrew Garden of St David's Parish in Dalkeith. We will also have practical sessions to offer tips and guidance on public speaking.

You don't have to be a reader at Mass to take part - we welcome those who simply want to come along to hear more about St John's Gospel.

The day concludes with Mass in St Margaret's Chapel at 2:15pm. A light lunch and refreshments will be available - please register by midday on Wednesday for catering purposes.

We hope you can join us!

This event is organised by the Archdiocese's Commission for Catechetics. Free parking available onsite. 

WATCH: Archbishop supports Bible project for kids

A brilliant daily Bible resource for families with young children is being supported by Archbishop Cushley during the Covid19 lockdown.

Aid to the Church in Need Scotland (ACN) is posting a chapter a day from its Bible 'God Speaks to his Children' along with a reflection from a range of Catholic voices and a suggested activity. It's part of the ACN Child's Bible Project, launched this week.

Today (Tuesday) Archbishop Cushley reads and reflects on Chapter 2 of the Book of Genesis (see below. Full video at bottom).

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Lorraine McMahon, from ACN Scotland, said: "These daily resources will, we hope, be helpful to all those working to teach children from home during the Covid-19 lockdown and will also be useful in primary classrooms once schools have reopened."

God Speaks to his Children contains 99 chapters of paraphrased stories from the Old and New Testaments. It was first produced in 1979 and the charity has distributed more than 50 million copies to children all over the world.

ACN is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.

Find out more about the Child's Bible Project here.

Get inspired at Scripture Reflection Day

Father Andrew Garden is inviting parishioners across the Archdiocese to prepare for a new liturgical year at an event next month.

Scripture Reflection Day at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh will discover how the evangelist St Matthew deepens our understanding of Jesus and His Church.

Fr Garden, priest for St David's, Dalkeith and St Luke's, Mayfield, said: "We held a similar event last year looking at St Luke's Gospel and those who come along always find it helpful and seem to get a lot of encouragement from it.

This event is also open to Parish readers, with former English teacher Margaret Magill giving guidance on improving public reading of holy scripture at Mass.

The day will conclude with Holy Mass in St Margaret's Chapel at 3pm

Scripture Reflection Day, 10:45 for 11am start, Saturday 16th November, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Book your place on Eventbrite or call 0131 623 8900.