Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Archdiocesan Lourdes Day 
Sunday 29 May, Edinburgh
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh inaugural Lourdes Day will take place at 3pm on Sunday 29 May with a Marian procession through the streets of Edinburgh followed by Solemn Benediction and the blessing of the sick. The event is organised by the Archdiocese’s Lourdes Pilgrimage Group, The Edinburgh Hospitalité. Their aim is to recreate the spirit of Lourdes within our own Archdiocese. 
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Jubilee Pilgrimage to Rome
Archbishop Leo Cushley hopes that anybody joining him on his Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome (16 – 23 November 2016) will enjoy a “happy, holy and fun” experience. “I hope to take a number of pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh with me to Rome to meet the Holy Father and to celebrate the end of this great Year of Mercy,” said Archbishop Cushley adding “I hope it would be a happy time, a holy time and great fun as well.”
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PASTORAL LETTER YEAR OF MERCY
To the priests and people of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh - Archbishop
I write to you as the Church embarks upon the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception this coming Tuesday. The year will run until the Solemnity of Christ the King next year...
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WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 - Kraków  
Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh WYD to Kraków, Poland, 22 July to 3 August 2016
There are only 15 places left on the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 in the Polish city of Kraków. One person who has already booked his place is Bobby Taylor from Galashiels. “World Youth Day is a really great experience – to be in an environment where there are so many other young Catholics is such an uplifting experience,” says Bobby who has also attended World Youth Day in Toronto in 2002 and Madrid in 2011. “It’s also a lot easier to get to World Youth Day when it’s in Europe, it’s definitely worth the effort.”
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We Have Found the Messiah: The Future of Our Archdiocese
On Palm Sunday 2015, Archbishop Leo Cushley unveiled his vision for the future of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh in a pastoral letter entitled We Have Found the Messiah.   The title is taken from the exclamation of the young St Andrew upon meeting Jesus Christ for the first time. As part of a bid to communicate his proposal to the widest audience, Archbishop Cushley also commissioned a short explanatory film.   To view the film click here.
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Pastoral

Prepare/Enrich

Facilitators training

Saturday 4th June 2016 

Would you like to support couples as they prepare for married life?

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EVENINGS of MERCY

Eight Diocesan Gatherings...

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YEAR of MERCY - PARISH RETREAT 

Sessions take place in the parish or Cluster group

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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

The following appointments have been made to new pastoral offices across the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh. These will take effect on 5 September 2015:

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Resources & Documents

Listed below are resources which can be used to support the following: Catechesis, Adult Faith Formation, RCIA and Parish Councils. If there is anything you need support with or further information on do not hesitate to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Director for Pastoral Resources).

Resources

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children

 

Resources for the Christian Initiation of Children

 

Parents Session on the Sacrament of Confirmation

Parents Session on the Eucharist and First Holy Communion

 

Preparatory Rites for the Christian Initiation of Children

 

For Children

 

Children's Liturgy

 

Baptism

 

Agencies Reports

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