World Mission Sunday 2018
Dear brothers and sisters,
The average age of people in the world today is about 28. It follows that most of the one and a quarter billion members of the Catholic Church are young. That is even more striking when we look at the Church in Africa where the average age of Catholics is 19 and in Asia it is 24. Continue reading “World Mission Sunday 2018”
THE EVIL OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING – MODERN SLAVERY
As you know, the Annual Day for Life falls on the Feast of the Visitation of our Lady, 31st May, which this year occurs on a Thursday. So that the whole Catholic Community can participate in this important annual reminder of the dignity and sacredness of human life, the Bishops of Scotland ask you to celebrate it in your parishes on a free Sunday as near as possible to this date.
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In 2017, St Peter’s Church, Buckie made an application to the Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund and was fortunate to be one of the successful, out of the 1500 applications received by them in that year.
A Grant was awarded to enable the slates to be replaced on the Sanctuary Roof, and repairs to be carried out to the slates and the rain water goods on the North and South elevations of the Church.
My Dear People,
I write, on behalf of all the Bishops of Scotland, to draw your attention to the publication of our Church’s new Safeguarding materials which come into force on 21 May 2018. These include ‘In God’s Image’, the document which offers comprehensive guidance and instruction on every aspect of Safeguarding, including compliance with new Safeguarding standards. This has been shaped by the recent experience and developing expertise of those involved in the front line of Safeguarding in the Church, both in Scotland and internationally. In ratifying this publication, the Bishops have taken the opportunity to repeat and renew apologies made to those who have suffered any form of abuse, at any time, by anyone representing the Church.
Continue reading “Pastoral Letter on Safeguarding”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
In his message for Communications Sunday this year, Pope Francis reminds us that Communication is part of God’s plan for us, allowing us to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful. But he warns us, that when we yield to our own pride and selfishness, we can distort our ability to communicate. Continue reading “52nd World Communications Day”
This eulogy was delivered by Bobbie Stewart on Thursday 19th April 2018.
Georgina Milton Munro Stewart was born on the 5th February 1934 – the eldest daughter in a family of ten children. She remembered her early years as being mostly playful and happy, however, being the eldest daughter, household chores inevitably came her way – leaving her feeling a bit like Cinderella sometimes. Continue reading “Tribute to Gena Coull”
Thanks to 2 wonderful flower-ladies we are ready for the celebration of Paschal Vigil tonight.