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”....
Vocations Awareness Week 2019 8th – 15th September 2019 Each year, the Church in Scotland sets aside this week as a time for parishes and schools to reflect on the idea of vocation – whether the vocation each of us has as baptised Christians to live our...
Bulletin and Website Notices for Vocations Sundays in Ordinary Time 2019: Weeks 14 – 34 As we did in the earlier part of 2019, we continue to offer here some short reflections for each Sunday and major feast day for the remainder of the year. Taking as...
Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley and the bishop responsible for supporting and guiding the work of “Priests for Scotland”, issued this message for 2019: a reflection on the joys of 2018, but also a challenge to our young (and not so young!) people...
Every year, the Church in Scotland sets aside a week in which we are all asked to reflect on our vocation within the Christian family, a vocation which flows from our shared Baptismal vocation to grow in holiness and in service of others. In particular, we are asked:...
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.