Saturday, July 21, 2018
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is looking to recruit a Director of SPRED (Special Religious Development). Read more: Read the Full Story
GDPR ADVICE TO PARISHES: The General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in European Union law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU. The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018. Attached below are documents to help you and your parish comply with GDPR:  Read the Full Story
ARCHDIOCESE OPENS NEW PRO-LIFE OFFICE: The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh became the first diocese in Scotland to open a Pro-Life Office on 29 May with an official launch in Edinburgh attended by over 80 representatives from parishes across the Archdiocese. Read the Full Story
CORPUS CHRISTI PASTORAL LETTER: Archbishop Leo Cushley used the Solemnity of Corpus Christi to encourage the people of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to remain faithful to their obligation to attend Holy Mass every Sunday. Read the Full Story
HEADTEACHER AS GOOD SHEPHERD: The model for any Catholic headteacher is Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, suggested Archbishop Leo Cushley to nearly 80 headteachers drawn from across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, 22 May. “My dear headteachers, let me say it clearly: your role is unique in the local church. You are leaders. You are shepherds, sharing in the mission of the Good Shepherd Himself,” said the Archbishop. Read the Full Story
REFORMING TO EVANGELISE: Archbishop Leo Cushley says the overriding purpose of reforming the network of parishes across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is to help introduce more and more people to Jesus Christ, the love of God incarnate.“The road to reform has been long but, I believe, very worthwhile with over 7,000 of our people involving themselves in approximately 120 public meetings over two years and all with one aim: How to better enable our parishes to help our families, friends and local communities come to know, love and live in relationship with the person of Jesus Christ, especially in a Sunday Eucharist-centred way,” said Archbishop Cushley upon Pentecost Sunday, 20 May. Read the Full Story
NEW SAFEGUARDING GUIDELINES: On 21 May 2018, new safeguarding guidelines will come into effect within the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and across the country’s seven other dioceses.  Read the Full Story
CHURCH CLOSURE PLANS DROPPED: Archbishop Leo Cushley has dropped draft proposals to close a significant number of churches across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, following a two-year consultation with the people of the Archdiocese which included nearly 120 public meetings attended by over 7,000 parishioners. “If you choose to consult with parishioners and priests, then you have to listen to what they are saying and, in this instance, I was happy to be persuaded by the case that was made to me by many of our people and clergy,” said the Archbishop, Sunday 25 February, “The fact is, people are very attached to their local churches and have expressed a wish in many places to keep them.”   Read the Full Story
CURIAL APPOINTMENTS: Archbishop Cushley has nominated six priests of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to key posts within the Archdiocesan Curia, each responsible for a particular area of evangelisation. As of 23 November 2017, the following are nominated Vicars Episcopal, with duties in the following areas: Read the Full Story
ARCHDIOCESE CONSECRATED TO IMMACULATE HEART: Archbishop Leo Cushley has consecrated the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fatima, Portugal, upon the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance there to three local shepherd children. Read the Full Story

Pastoral

CLUSTER PARISHES TOGETHER

Presentation for the first
Cluster Parishes Together - Meeting 1

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CLUSTER PARISHES TOGETHER 

Prayer & Liturgy Resources

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CLUSTER PARISHES TOGETHER

Electronic version CLUSTER PARISHES HANDBOOK

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CPD for Primary Schools 2015 - 2016

CPD opportunities for Primary Schools
from August 2015 - March 2016

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CPD for Secondary Schools 2015 - 2016

CPD opportunities for Secondary Schools
from August 2015 - March 2016

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How to Evangelise EVERYDAY

Jesus wants evangelisers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence.

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Around the Archdiocese

Clergy Changes

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Archbishop Leo Cushley has announced the following clergy changes, 20 May 2018, Pentecost Sunday:

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The Most Reverend Leo William Cushley

The Most Reverend Leo William Cushley PhB STB SLL JCD  

Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews & Edinburgh 

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Born June 1961, Wester Moffat, Lanarkshire.

Educated: All Saints’ Primary School, Coatdyke (1966 – 1967); St John the Baptist’s Primary School, Uddingston (1967 – 1973); Holy Cross High School, Hamilton (1973 – 1975); St Mary’s College, Blairs (1975 – 1979); Pontifical Scots College, Rome (1979 – 1987); Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (PhB 1981; STB 1984; JCD 1997); Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome (SLL 1987).

Ordained priest 7 July 1985 by the Right Reverend Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell; curate Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell (1987 – 1988); curate St Serf’s, Airdrie (1988 – 1992); curate St Aidan’s, Wishaw (1992 – 1993); chaplain St Margaret’s High School, Airdrie; chaplain Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell (1992 – 1993); chaplain St Aidan’s High School, Wishaw (1992 – 1993); Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome (1994 – 1997); Second Secretary, Apostolic Nunciature, Burundi (1997 – 2001); First Secretary, Apostolic Nunciature, Portugal (2001 - 2004); First Secretary, Holy See’s Observer Mission to the United Nations, New York (2004 – 2007); Counsellor, Apostolic Nunciature, South Africa (2007 – 2008); Counsellor, Apostolic Nunciature, Botswana (2008 – 2009); Head of English Language Section, Secretariat of State, Vatican City (2009 – 2013); Prelate of the Anticamera, the Apostolic Palace (2012 – 2013).

Nominated 8th Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews & Edinburgh by Pope Francis 24 July 2013 and consecrated by His Eminence James Michael Cardinal Harvey, Cardinal-Deacon of San Pio V a Villa Carpegna and Archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St Paul’s Outside the Walls, 21 September 2013, the feast of St Matthew the Apostle.

Address: Archdiocesan Offices, 100 Strathearn Rd, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB

Tel: 0131 623 8900; Fax: 0131 623 8899

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