Daily Mass Online


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.
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Homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year


Today we meet three people, each of them deeply troubled. In the 1st reading, the prophet Elijah, in the 2nd reading St Paul, in the Gospel Peter. It’s to their credit they are troubled. They are troubled because they care. They hunger and thirst for righteousness. They’re troubled because they are passionate about the Lord and, markedly in the cases of Elijah and Paul, about his people. Continue reading

Available Now: Light of the North Summer 2020


The summer issue of the Light of the North is now available online.

There is lots for everyone in this issue, not least  Bishop Hugh Gilbert’s letter in which Bishop Hugh considers how, as humans, we are so adaptable to changed circumstances and how versatile a faith we have. Then there’s Deacon John Wire’s Lockdown Diary and, for our Polish readers, Lidia Konar marks the 15th anniversary this year of the death of St John Paul ll. We also have plenty of pictures from the ordination to the diaconate of Malachy Eze and Christopher Doig and, in our series about the churches of the Diocese, we look at the Church of Saint Margaret, Huntly. Continue reading

Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time


God is real: “I am”, he says. God is involved. God is on our side. These are the basic propositions of our faith. Sunday after Sunday they’re brought before us. Brought before us at Mass, in the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. And Sunday after Sunday the poor preacher scratches his head and prays to the Holy Spirit that he may not entirely mask and muffle these life-giving truths. God is real. God is involved. God is for us. Continue reading

Homily for the Diaconal Ordination of Malachy Eze and Christopher Doig


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