Bishops ask for renewed talks on Abortion

Press release

Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have today (Friday 17 November) published a letter sent to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, urging her to engage in renewed discussions and dialogue on the issue of abortion. Their letter, which is copied to Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, follows the recent fiftieth anniversary …

St Bride’s Pitlochry visit to Malta

Parish News

Parishioners and friends from St Bride’s RC Church, Pitlochry, has newly returned from a parish trip to Malta and Gozo. The parishioners were accompanied by friends from Perth, Dundee and Glasgow. Thanks to their diode, Maria, they are confident that they learned all there is to know about the islands of Malta and Gozo. The weather was kind but blustery …

New Marian Shrine at Kinross

Parish News

Bishop Stephen joined Fr Martin Pletts and  parishioners at St James’ Kinross for the Blessing of the Shrine in honour of Our Blessed Lady. Following the blessing children of the parish placed flowers at the shrine. Bishop prayed, “On this Remembrance Day, invoking the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace, let us pray for all our beloved dead, especially those who …

Spiritual renewal, friendship, prayer and much more

Lay Associations, Prayer

The beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s Monastery and Retreat Centre, Kinnoull, provided the setting for the 7th Annual Retreat Day for the St John Paul II Prayer Movement in November. With almost 60 delegates ranging from children, youth and adults, it proved to be a time of deep spiritual renewal, inspiration and laughter. The St John Paul II Prayer Movement, …

New Provost for Cathedral Chapter

Press releases

At a recent meeting of the Canons of the Cathedral Chapter, Mgr Basil O’Sullivan demitted office as the Provost and Mgr Kenneth McBride was elected to succeed him. Provost McBride will continue to serve as parish priest at St Ninian’s, Dundee. Other elections saw Mgr McCaffrey take up the role of secretary and Mgr Angelosanto as treasurer. The Canons meet …

Cupar Pilgrims in Fatima

Press releases

To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima 42 parishioners from St Columba’s, Cupar, including a few outsiders, set off on Pilgrimage on 29th September. The group stayed in a lovely hotel in Tomar called Hotel Dos Templarios, which reflected the close connection between the town and the Templars over many years. A large Castle on the hill …

Kilgraston visit to Greece

Press release

The annual Bluett Tour with 29 girls and five adults set off for Athens on 6 October for a week packed with culture, sun and delicious Greek food. Highlights included the temple of Athena on the Acropolis, the temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the five thousand seat theatre at Epidaurus, the original Olympic village, and the seat of the Pythian …

Liturgical Music Conference at Stirling

Events

The Scottish National Liturgy Commission, president: The Right Reverend Hugh Gilbert, Bishop of Aberdeen, are hosting a Conference and Workshop on Liturgical Music, led by Benjamin Saunders, Director of Music of the Diocese of Leeds at St Margaret of Scotland Church, Drip Road, Stirling, FK9 4UA, on Saturday, 11th November, 2017, from 2-6pm. Programme: 2pm – 3pm: Presentation on liturgical …

Safeguarding Certificates

Press release

PVG certificates have to be updated every 4 years and a drop-in session has been arranged at the Diocesan Centre on Monday 23rd October 2017 from 10am to 2pm. This is not a training session, simply an opportunity to update PVG certification. Those who hold PVG certificates are asked to bring along a completed form and provide certain identity documents: …