Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart:
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB Catechesis on Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that from Monday 22 June, churches may reopen for private prayer.
“As I am who am sent by the living Father, myself draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me” (John 6:57).
The trouble is we are too used to Jesus’ words. They should amaze us. And what Jesus says here is amazing.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB Catechesis on Corpus Christi
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB Catechesis on the Holy Trinity
In May 2020 the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland established four working groups; an Infection Control Group, Pastoral Ministry Group, Seminary Formation Group and Episcopal Finance Committee, to advise them on various aspects of how Church life would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These documents have been developed by the above working groups to inform, advise and support parish communities about how to plan for churches re-opening to the public.
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has finalised its proposed infection control standards which will govern the reopening of parishes and confirmed that they have sent their guidelines to the Scottish Government.
Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB homily at online Mass for Pentecost:
Sr Margaret Atkins, Boarbank Hall has written a reflection on COVID and its consequences.