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.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a great and unexpected trial. But for Catholics this trial is not only economic, social, or medical—it is spiritual.”
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass on 5th Sunday of Easter:
Dear fellow believers and brothers and sisters in humanity,
Our world is facing at the moment a great danger that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world due to the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While we reaffirm the role of medicine and scientific research in fighting this pandemic, we should not forget to seek refuge in God, as we face this severe crisis.
A talk by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland have announced the formation of a Covid-19 Working Group, which will begin work on the creation of an Infection Control Protocol to govern the phased reopening of churches for public worship at an early and safe opportunity, in accordance with legislation and the current Scottish Government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.
The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia are publishing a daily series of reflections and prayer in the Marian month of May. These short videos beautifully produced with images, song and prayer are published each evening.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass on 4th Sunday of Easter: