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



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Around the Archdiocese

Clergy Changes


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


Parish List

Please note that parish Mass times may vary.
It is wise to check with the parish website (where there is one) or to telephone.

Parishes within City

St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral The City of Edinburgh
St Kentigern Barnton
St Albert the Great Blackfriars
St Teresa of Lisieux Craigmillar
St John the Baptist Corstorphine
St Patrick Cowgate
St Margaret Davidsons Mains
St Catherine of Alexandra Gracemount
St Margaret Mary Granton
St John Vianney Gilmerton
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Lauriston
St Mary, Star of the Sea Leith
St Peter Morningside
St Paul Muirhouse
St Columba Newington
St Mark Oxgangs
St John the Evangelist Portobello
St Mary Magdalene Portobello
St Mary Ratho
St Andrew Ravelston
Ss Ninian & Triduana Restalrig
Heriot Watt University Chaplaincy Riccarton
St Joseph Sighthill
St Cuthbert Slateford
St Margaret South Queensferry
The Holy Cross Trinity
St John Ogilvie Wester Hailes

Parishes Outwith City

St Thomas the Apostle Addiewell
The Sacred Heart & St Anthony Armadale
St Anthony Balfron
St Kenneth & St Bernard Ballingry (Fife)
St Luke Banknock
Our Lady & St Ninian Bannockburn
Immaculate Conception Bathgate
Our Lady of Lourdes Blackburn
St Kessog Blanefield (Glasgow)
St Mary of the Assumption Bo'ness
St Joseph Bonnybridge
Our Lady of Consolation Bonnyrigg
St Ninian Bowhill
Ss John Cantius and Nicholas Broxburn
St Joseph Burntisland
Our Lady & St Bride Cowdenbeath
Sacred Heart Cowie
Most Holy Trinity Crail (Fife)
Our Lady, Mother of the Church Currie
St David Dalkeith
Ss Luke and SAnne Dalkeith, Mayfield
St Alexander Denny (Falkirk)
Our Lady of the Waves Dunbar
Our Lady of Lourdes Dunfermiline
St Margaret Dunfermiline
Our Lady Immaculate & St Margaret Duns
Carmelite Convent Dysart
St Cuthbert Chapel Hall Earlston
St Theresa East Calder
St Andrew Eyemouth
St Francis Xavier Falkirk
St Mary of the Angels Camelon
Chapel Royal Falkland
St John the Baptist Fauldhouse
Our Lady & St Andrew Galashiels
St Paul & St Mary Glenrothes
St Margaret Gorebridge
Christ the King Grangemouth
The Sacred Heart Grangemouth
St Mary Haddington
Ss Mary and David Hawick
St James Innerleithen
St Peter in Chains Inverkeithing
Immaculate Conception Jedburgh
Immaculate Conception (St Mary's) Kelso
St Joseph Kelty
St Giles Kennoway
St Patrick Kilsyth
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Kirkcaldy
St Pius X Kirkcaldy
Our Lady of Lourdes & St Bernadette Larbert
St Machan Lennoxtown
St Peter Leven
St Michael Linlithgow
St Andrew Livingston
St Peter Livingston
St Philip Livingston
St Margaret of Scotland Loanhead
St Patrick Lochgelly
St Cuthbert Melrose
St Agatha Methil
St Paul Milton of Campsie
Our Lady of Loretto & St Michael Musselburgh
Our Lady, Star of the Sea North Berwick
Santa Maria Abbey Nunraw
Holy Name Oakley
St Mary Pathhead
St Joseph Peebles
The Sacred Heart Penicuik
Christ the King Pittenween
St Anthony Polmont
St Gabriel Prestonpans
St Mary Ratho
Heriot Watt University Riccarton
St Matthew Rosewell
Ss John & Columba Rosyth
St James St Andrews
Our Lady & St Joseph Selkirk
St Mary Slamannan
St Margaret South Queensferry
Holy Spirit & St Ninian Stirling
St Margaret Stirling
St Mary Stirling
Stirling University Stirling
St Patrick's Missionary Stirling
Church of Our Lady Stoneyburn
St Dominic Torrance
St Martin of Tours Tranent
St James Wallyford
Our Lady & St Bridget West Calder
St Joseph Whitburn
St Philomena Winchburgh




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