Called to be Saints (Youth Day)

WHAT: A day of inspiration, friendship and prayer for S1-S4 pupils that asks the question 'what does it to be a saint in the modern world?' This will give our young people the opportunity to explore different vocations, discuss the personal call God has for them, and celebrate Holy Mass with the Archbishop. Includes talks from Judith Ralston, television presenter and Sr Catherine Farrelly, from the Sisters of the Gospel of Life. Register your child for this FREE event here.

WHEN: Called to be Saints takes place on Saturday 23 of March (the day before Palm Sunday) from 12noon, finishing by 4:00pm.

WHERE: The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Free parking onsite.

WHO: This event is open to all secondary children S1 - S4.

HOSTS: This Archdicoesan event is led by Fr Robert Taylor (St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh) and Fr Martin Eckersley (St Francis Xavier's, Falkirk).

WHAT ELSE: We will have plenty of nibbles to keep the young people fuelled, but please sensure they bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing should also be brought as we plan to have a Palm Sunday procession (weather permitting). If your child requires any medication, please let us know in the consent form that you will find in the registration form, and ensure that medicines are packed and clearly labelled.

QUESTIONS? Contact Fr Robert Taylor at 

This is going to be a great day and we can't wait to gather our young people together. Spaces are limited so send your forms back ASAP to secure your place! Don't forget to register here.

Yours in Christ,

Fr Robert Taylor & Fr Martin Eckersley

EVENT: Fail like the Saints!

Next Monday is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the we want to cheer you up!

With Christmas credit card bills arriving, rubbish weather and the strain and stress caused by church closures, we might be feeling a little low.

So we asked join Fr Augustine Wetta, a Benedictine Monk and author from St Louis Abbey in Missouri, to tell the fascinating stories of saints who were seen as failures in the eyes of the world but who rose to glorious sainthood. See preview video above.

Join us, enjoy a laugh and be inspired!

FAIL! Life Lessons from Losers, Has-Beens, Nobodies, and Other Great Saints.
6:30pm, Monday 18 Jan.
No registration required.
Join from 6:20pm using this link: