Monday, May 25, 2015
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“Behind the Closed Door - a few thoughts on our journey” by Archbishop Arthur Roche

On Monday 8 May, Archbishop Arthur Roche gave a spiritual reflection to the priests of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh as part of a training day for diocesan clergy. The Secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship dwelt upon the theme of “the door” in the following address:
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Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Leo Cushley for Good Shepherd Sunday, 26 April 2015
Since the days when the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, his disciples have met on the first day of the week to celebrate Sunday Mass. The Eucharist on the Lord’s Day is a unique way to remember Christ, he who is risen and alive among his friends. There is nothing more important that we can offer to God the Father for our salvation and that of the whole of humanity. That is why the Eucharist is the source and the summit of all that we do as a Church.
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Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh has launched a new initiative aimed at promoting vocations to the priesthood entitled Come and See.

“The title Come and See refers to Christ’s invitation to a curious, youthful St Andrew upon their first encounter – that’s a reminder that this is not a call from me but from Jesus Christ himself to join him in the Sacred Priesthood and in a wonderful, serious, beautiful, challenging, noble, dedicated life given to the service of God and of his Church,” said Archbishop Cushley 24 April.
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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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EASTER 2015 -
Forthcoming events in the Archdiocese


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.


Evangelisation in the Mission of the Church

For parish catechists, RCIA leaders, Parish Council Members
2014 - 2015, ENDS 10 June 2015 SEE REVISED PROGRAMME


Sunday Gospel Reflections

PREGO - Click here for Reflections

Here’s some text if you’ve only a minute!

Sunday, in Ordinary Time, Year A

Liturgical Rites

Full guidelines on how to implement the new Liturgical Rites are now available, with a sample sacramental journey. 

Liturgical Rites for CIC

Around the Archdiocese

Evangelisation Sessions -

Lauriston Parish Hall - 29th April 2015


"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God"

30 JULY  to 2 AUGUST 2015


A letter to the Deans of the Archdiocese

The following letter has been issued by Archbishop Leo Cushley to the five Deans of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh regarding the future challenges and opportunities facing the Church in the coming years.


Exhibition of the Shroud 2015


The Archbishop of Turin invites the people of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to pray before the Shroud and the tomb of St John Bosco next year


Clergy Changes


Archbishop Cushley has announced the following changes to the staffing of parishes in the Archdiocese:


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).


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




Agencies Reports

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