Sunday, November 19, 2017
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PASTORAL LETTER: Today will see a pastoral letter by Archbishop Cushley read at every Mass across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh marking the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act. The letter aims to provide "solace and support to those women, men and families affected by abortion while also restating the inalienable rights of our pre-born brothers and sisters", says the Archbishop in a covering note to his priests. "Let us each of us commit ourselves, through our prayer and our deeds, to build a new culture of life," he says at the letter's conclusion. "Let each of us strive to enkindle a civilisation of love that cherishes and supports the pre-born child and his or her pregnant, but often frightened and vulnerable, mother. Let each of us begin that great endeavour today." Reproduced below is the letter in full: Read the Full Story
ARCHDIOCESE CONSECRATED TO IMMACULATE HEART: Archbishop Leo Cushley has consecrated the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fatima, Portugal, upon the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance there to three local shepherd children. Read the Full Story
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh currently has two exciting employment opportunities for the right candidates. Could that be you? Read on. Read the Full Story
DOUBLE DIACONATE ORDINATION: Two permanent deacons were ordained for the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh on Saturday 16 September, the Feast of St Ninian, with the ordination of Deacon Pat Carrigan and Deacon Gerry Sheridan at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh.   Read the Full Story
VENERABLE MARGARET SINCLAIR PILGRIMAGE 2017: Hundreds of pilgrims from across Scotland descended upon Edinburgh Sunday 17 September to pray for the beatification of Venerable Margaret Sinclair (1900-1925) at St Patrick’s Church in the Cowgate, her home parish and final resting place. Read the Full Story
BLESSED OSCAR ROMERO CENTENARY: The Scottish Parliament will mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero with a visit from the US Catholic Church’s top social justice official on Tuesday, 7 November. Dr Jonathan Reyes, Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will deliver Holyrood’s Time for Reflection followed by an evening lecture to a select group of parliamentarians. Dr Reyes is visiting Scotland as a guest of Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh. 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
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
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

Pastoral

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
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CPD opportunities for Secondary Schools
from August 2015 - March 2016

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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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Chancery

"The diocesan curia consists of those institutions and persons which furnish assistance to the bishop in the governance of the entire diocese, especially in directing pastoral activity, in providing for the administration of the diocese and in exercising judicial power." (can. 469)

Moderator of the Curia
Monsignor Patrick J. Burke STD VG
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Chancellor
The Reverend Scott Deeley BSc(Hons) STB JCL
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Miss Jacqueline Heron
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