With a gradual return to public Masses, various parishes continue to stream services online, however, some times may change. Please check with the individual parishes.
Online Morning and Evening prayer will continue to be broadcast each day except Mondays.
Today’s homily is supposed to be “brief and to the point”.
So, who are these like stars appearing? “Chosen men”, the Litany of the Saints will call them.
Here, briefly, is Malachy Eze, born in Igboland, who, after working as an interior decorator in Lagos and earning the wonderful nickname of “Parousia” from the youngsters he catechised, came to the UK, did some business studies, became a seminarian for the diocese of Aberdeen and appears before us today. Continue reading
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland Pastoral Ministry Working Group has published this Infographic summary of guidance for parishioners as they return to church for the public celebration of Mass. Continue reading
The diaconate Ordination of Malachy Eze & Christopher Doig will be celebrated by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB in St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday 16th July at 11:00, following the coronavirus lock-down restrictions. Continue reading
Today’s readings are full of the “earth”.
So Isaiah: “As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth…” Continue reading
Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have welcomed the First Minister’s comments today (Thursday 9 July) on places of worship and have announced the resumption of communal worship in Catholic parishes from 15 July. Commenting on the move, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert said; Continue reading
I once actually saw a fisherman by the lake of Galilee casting a net into the sea. A biblical moment. In due time, he would have drawn that net back ashore. This is the kind of thing Peter did in his young days. Continue reading
One of the saints of this diocese is John Ogilvie, born in Keith in 1580 and martyred in Glasgow in 1615. He lived at a time of ferocious controversy between Catholics and Protestants. It came to war in some places; it came to arguments everywhere. They were often very learned arguments, with quotations from Scripture and early Christian writers, arguments about where real Christianity and the real Church were to be found. It was like a boxing match, where nobody quite managed to land the knockout blow. Young John Ogilvie had been brought up a Protestant, but he went to continental, Catholic Europe for his education. And he became engaged in these controversies. He began to feel the force of the Catholic position, but then on the other hand… Continue reading
Many Churches will be re-opening for private prayer. Each church has different days/times which suit their parish, so please check individual arrangements before travelling. Continue reading
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart: Continue reading
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB Catechesis on Sacred Heart of Jesus. Continue reading