Monday, August 21, 2017
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GOLDEN DAY FOR SISTER JOSEPHINE: It was a golden day at Carmel in Dysart, Fife, as Sister Josephine of the Sacred Heart recently celebrated 50 years as a professed Discalced Carmelite. “I’m excited, pleased, happy, grateful, a little bit nervous, very thrilled to have Archbishop Cushley and family from far and wide here today and, most importantly, I’m very grateful to God for all he’s done for me,” said Sister Josephine,“I’ve been sustained over the past 50 years by the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and also the love of his mother – that’s not just a corny answer, it really is true.” Read the Full Story
CURIAL REFORM BRIEFING: On Monday 7 August, Archbishop Leo Cushley announced the proposed reform of the Curia of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. This started a period of consultation with the curial staff affected. Below is the Archbishop Cushley’s message outlining his rationale for renewing the structure of the Curia as he “endeavours to build and live a Vatican II Church” in collaboration with the clergy and laity of the Archdiocese. Appropriately, the Archbishop unveiled his proposal to the existing curial staff and was keen to reassure them that any proposed structural renewal in no way reflects upon their professional competence or commitment to the Archdiocese which is, of course, greatly valued.   Read the Full Story
MARGARET SINCLAIR PILGRIMAGE 2017: The annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Venerable Margaret Sinclair to pray for her beatification will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 17 September at St Patrick’s in Edinburgh’s Cowgate.  A Holy Hour at 2pm will be followed by Holy Mass at 4.30pm. The principal celebrant will be Archbishop Cushley. The guest homilist will be the Redeptorist Father Richard Reid CSsR of St Mary’s in Clapham, London, but previously of St Patrick’s. All are very welcome. Read the Full Story
GILLIS CENTRE BED & BREAKFAST UPDATE: On Monday 7 August, the Board of Trustees of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh announced the proposed closure of the Gillis Centre Bed & Breakfast in Edinburgh. This started a period of consultation with those Gillis Centre staff affected. Below is a statement from the Trustees outlining why they reluctantly arrived at the conclusion that the proposed closure of the Gillis Centre Bed & Breakfast was in the best interests of good charitable governance. It also pays tribute to the hard working staff at the Centre and offers them every support in the months to come.  Read the Full Story
YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO IONA, 9-10 SEPTEMBER: This pilgrimage for 16–29 year olds begins at 7.30 pm on Saturday evening, 9 September, with a welcome to the pilgrims by Archbishop Leo Cushley at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh. Read the Full Story
FATIMA PILGRIMAGE 2017: Archbishop Leo Cushley is delighted to invite you and your family to join him on this year's Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal, 19 - 26 October 2017. The visit coincides with the centenary of Our Lady's appearance to three young shepherds in the small Portuguese town and will be led by Archbishop Cushley himself. Read the Full Story
HOLY MASS & CONFESSION FINDER APP LAUNCH: Beneath the dome of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome and amid the skirl of the Scottish bagpipes, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh has unveiled what is thought to be the world’s first interactive, GPS-powered, Holy Mass and Confession finder app. “This is a little bit of smart technology that could make a big impact on how the the Catholic Church brings the mercy of God and the joy of the Gospel to our contemporary world,” said the Archbishop, Tuesday 23 November in Rome. Read the Full Story
WE HAVE FOUND THE MESSIAH: On Palm Sunday 2015, Archbishop Leo Cushley unveiled his vision for the future of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh in a pastoral letter entitled We Have Found the Messiah. “My big message is that the renewal and, yes, growth of the Catholic Church in our part of Scotland is very possible but only if we create vibrant Christian communities gathered closely around Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist,” To view the film click here. Read the Full Story

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CLUSTER PARISHES TOGETHER

Presentation for the first
Cluster Parishes Together - Meeting 1

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CLUSTER PARISHES TOGETHER 

Prayer & Liturgy Resources

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CLUSTER PARISHES TOGETHER

Electronic version CLUSTER PARISHES HANDBOOK

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CPD for Primary Schools 2015 - 2016

CPD opportunities for Primary Schools
from August 2015 - March 2016

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CPD for Secondary Schools 2015 - 2016

CPD opportunities for Secondary Schools
from August 2015 - March 2016

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How to Evangelise EVERYDAY

Jesus wants evangelisers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence.

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Around the Archdiocese

Clergy Changes

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The Archbishop has announced the following changes in the staffing of the Archdiocese:

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Welcome

Welcome to the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh which continues the mission of the Church from the Borders of Scotland to St Andrews, from East Lothian to West Lothian, Stirlingshire and East Dunbartonshire. Over one hundred Parishes and School communities and twenty nine Religious communities continue to spread the Good News today. Here you can find out what’s going on in the Archdiocese, what’s on offer for faith formation and how the life of our communities continues to grow and flourish.  You can also find a list of contacts for the various offices and agencies of the Archdiocese.

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