During the current Covid-19 emergency and with our churches closed, the use of live streaming allows us to attend Mass even when we cannot be physically present.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass for the 7th Sunday of Easter:
The novena in honour of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light, strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.
Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the Pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together in lockdown at home. He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass on The Ascension of the Lord:
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB reflects on the meaning of the Messianic title of the Lamb of God.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass on 6th Sunday of Easter:
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Colomba’s in the Parish of Banchory has continued supplying food and other items to the Homeless and others in need, following the lockdown period of the COVID crisis – always maintaining safe and social distancing throughout.
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland Covid-19 Working Group, tasked with the creation of an Infection Control Protocol to govern the phased reopening of churches for public worship met for the first time yesterday (Wednesday 13 May). Chaired by Sir Harry Burns, Scotland’s former Chief Medical Officer and Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Strathclyde, the group will focus on two parallel work streams: Infection Control and Liturgical Norms.
“Bishop speaks of “growth and hope after a time of despair.”
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has announced the formation of a Covid-19 Working Group, which will begin examining how best to meet the long-term pastoral needs of the Catholic community during the pandemic.