In early December 2020, the Bishops of Scotland sent out a pastoral letter to encourage people during the time of pandemic, especially after months of restrictions, hardships and worries, illness and death. With the dark days of the Scottish winter upon us, these can...
Pope Francis on love for Scripture 30th September 2020 marks 1600 years since the traditional date of the death of St Jerome, one of the early Church’s most fascinating and learned characters. Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ (St Jerome) Born around...
On the 30th of September 2019, the feast of St Jerome, Pope Francis published an “apostolic letter” under the title “Aperuit Illis” in which he invites us to mark the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time each year as “Word of God Sunday”....
On Monday 21st November 2016, Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera following the closure of the Jubilee Year of Mercy on the Solemnity of Christ the King. In the Letter, he outlines some of his reflections on the impact of the Jubilee Year...
As part of national efforts in support of the Year of Faith, the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland welcomed His Excellency Archbishop Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Archbishop Müller spoke to the priests on the theme of “New...
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.