Saturday, July 30, 2016
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REST IN PEACE:  Archbishop Leo Cushley has paid tribute to Father Tony MacDonald, the former parish priest of St Margaret’s in South Queensferry, who died yesterday aged 73-years-old. He had been ill for some time. Read the Full Story
DOUBLE ORDINATION JOY Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh says a vocation to the priesthood is a path to happiness and fulfilment for those who respond generously to the call.
“Throughout my own life, I have found priests to be among the happiest, most fulfilled, most dedicated people I know, and I am proud to be one of them. There’s nothing quite like it, and I mean that in a good way,” said Archbishop Cushley, 24 June 2016.
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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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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

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

Clergy Changes

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The Archbishop has announced the following changes in the staffing of the Archdiocese:

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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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