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:...
To coincide with Vocations Awareness Week around Scotland, a second edition of our newsletter has been sent to parishes and schools. This edition focuses on the stories and personalities of some of the new priests ordained around Scotland this year, a year which has...
What does “propaedeutic” mean? In short, “propaedeutic” is a technical word in the Church for “preparatory”. However, we don’t simply use the word “Preparatory” as that might suggest that such a course is not...
The Pontifical Scots College, Rome was founded on 5th December 1600 by Pope Clement VIII. It provided an education for young Scots Catholic men who, due to the laws against Catholics, could not receive a Catholic education at home. During the centuries that followed,...
‘The broad aim of seminary formation is to provide a suitable context for vocational discernment and growth and to enable candidiates to become priests who are, “true shepherds of souls after the example of Our Lord Jesus Christ, teacher, priest and...
We invite you to join in prayer for the happy repose of Fr Kevin Alban, a much loved contributor to our Propaedeutic Course over the past few years, who yesterday evening was called home to the Lord he served so faithfully. Que descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/Aim03eE6Ke
Joyous day as 9 men are Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood for the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis offering the Holy Sacrifice on the High Altar of St. Peter’s Basilica for the first time since February 2nd, 2020, and the Basilica filled with over 1000 faithful assisting the Mass. pic.twitter.com/DrgZWpzMnQ
On this #GoodShepherdSunday, we pray not only for vocations, but also for all our "pastors" - priests, clergy, bishops, pastoral workers of every kind - especially in these challenging times. May they have hearts after the Good Shepherd who knows, leads and loves his own. pic.twitter.com/KlZELeGOAr
Today is #WorldDayofPrayerforVocations. Pray for vocations and for all those discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. Could that be that you? Speak to your Vocations Director, email us, or visit our website or Facebook pages (PFS or VocationNetworkScotland) for info.
On this Holy Thursday, when the Lord instituted the great gifts of the Holy Eucharist and the Priesthood, let us pray for our priests.
Today the clergy would usually come together in our cathedral to renew their promises at the Mass of Chrism. @ArchdiocGlasgow@priestsforscotpic.twitter.com/ZmYAhLWrG5
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.