In a Pastoral Letter to be read in all parishes on the 1st Sunday of Advent (28th November 2021), the Bishops of Scotland are encouraging all the Catholic faithful “to renew their covenant with the Church and her worship”. In March 2020, when the...
First Sunday of Advent 2021 to Pentecost 2022 Follow the link below for brief reflections drawn from the Mass readings for each Sunday or feast day through the first half of the new liturgical year, 2021-2022. As always, our hope is that they might prompt some thought...
The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26) took place in Glasgow between the 1st and 12th of November 2021. Many international players – nation states large and small, regional governments, NGOs, scientific advisors, activists and pressure groups,...
12th-19th September 2021 Thinking Vocations in the Year of St Joseph Each year, the Church in Scotland invites us to reflect on the theme of “vocation”. We consider what call God is making to each of us, and how we are respondingto it. We reflect on the...
As many parts of Scotland move into Levels 1 and 2 of the Government’s protocols, the Scottish Bishops have issued renewed guidance on what this means for the celebration of Mass and other liturgies in our churches. Note that parishes in areas designated as...
On 8 Nov the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland re-elected for a term of three years:
President: Bishop Hugh Gilbert
Vice President:Bishop John Keenan
Episcopal Secretary: Bishop Brian McGee Bishop Gilbert said:
“I ask the Catholic community to keep us in their prayers.”
The Bishops of Scotland have issued advice to guide parishes and clergy as they prepare for the gradual re-opening of our churches in line with the Scottish Government's phased approach to ending the "lockdown" occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. This page has some essential information and documents. Visit the Bishops' Conference website for more details (ww.bcos.org.uk)
Jubilee of Mercy
Visit the official page of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which ran from December 2015 until November 2016.
The Roman Missal Scotland
Musical settings of missal texts must receive an imprimatur from the Bishops' Conference in whose territory they first seek to publish. Click above for a Guide for Composers for those who seek to publish such settings for liturgical use in Scotland.
The St Mungo Singers
The Church seeks the “full, conscious and active participation” by all the faithful in the liturgy, a fundamental aim for all those involved in public worship.