Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for June

Prayer, Press release

Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for June, which this month is that “all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.” In his prayer intention for the month of June 2020, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray for those who are suffering, as …

Church’s Covid19 Working group

Press release

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland have announced the formation of a Covid-19 Working Group, which will begin work on the creation of an Infection Control Protocol to govern the phased reopening of churches for public worship at an early and safe opportunity, in accordance with legislation and the current Scottish Government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.  The precautions and …

The role of Deacons in our Church

Press release

Bishop Stephen invites you watch Pope Francis’ message on the role of deacons in the Church today. “Do we understand clearly the mission of deacons in the Church? They bring into the clergy the world of the family and of their profession. They have much to give.” Deacons are men with a very clear family vocation of serving God and …

Dunkeld mourns the death of Mgr Charles Hendry

Parish News, Press release

On Thursday 30th April 2020, Bishop Stephen announced the death of Mgr Charles Hendry, parish priest of St Mary Magdalene’s, Perth. “It is with great sadness, but also with great gratitude for the priestly life filled with service to his people and to the Diocese, that I announce the death of Mgr Charles Hendry. Mgr Hendry died this afternoon at …

Good Friday Service

Press release, Streaming

The Passion of the Lord – Good Friday Bishop Stephen Robson conducts the service commemorating the Passion of the Lord – alone – from St Joseph’s Chapel, Lawside, Dundee. The service included the reading of the Passion according to St John’s, Prayers of Intercession, the Veneration of the Cross and a moment of Spiritual Communion for all who, at this …

Priest School – BBC Documentary

Press release

The BBC Scotland documentary ‘Priest School’ which will be broadcast on the new BBC Scotland channel on Sunday 19th April will now be broadcast at the slightly later time of 10.15pm. Last year, the Bishops’ Conference agreed to grant the TV production company Solus Productions access to the Pontifical Scots College in order to produce an hour-long documentary. The programme …

Joint churches’ message for Holy Week

Press release

Archbishop Leo Cushley, together with the other members of the Scottish Church Leaders Forum on the Joint Statement by Leaders of Churches across Britain and Ireland, welcomed this Statement by the Leaders of  Churches from across the nations of Britain and Ireland: God’s world is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. In the nations that make up Britain and Ireland …

Scottish Catholic Observer – free edition this week

Press release

Scotland’s national Catholic newspaper will be free this week in response to the suspension of public Masses in churches throughout the country. The Scottish Catholic Observer, which has been keeping the faithful informed since 1885, has distributed the newspaper to parishes across Scotland, waiving the cover price this week as a goodwill gesture. Churches across Scotland announced on Wednesday March …