Joy of the Gospel

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

Mar. 31 Tuesday of Holy Week , Weekday

Like the Pharisees we are quick to condemn the faults of others, often as a means of justifying ours...

Mar. 30 Monday of Holy Week, Weekday

"Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom my soul delights. I have endowed him with m...

Mar. 29 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Su...

So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who co...

Mar. 28 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent , Weekd...

"There were many lepers in Israel at the time of Eliseus the prophet, and none of them was cleansed ...

Mar. 27 Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent , Weekday

But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all; yo...

Mar. 26 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent, Weekda...

"If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and pharisees, you will never get into the k...

Mar. 25 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord,...

Again Lent's austerity is interrupted as we solemnly keep a feast in honor of the Annunciation. The ...

Mar. 24 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent , Weekda...

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is th...

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Christian persecution: Chaldean Patriarch, speaks before UN Security C...

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Pope Francis prays for victims of the Alps plane crash (Video)

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Pope gives tribute to Christian martyrs, during Palm Sunday Mass (Vide...

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Check out what the Pope is doing this week! (Video)

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Turin Becomes A "Capital of Faith"

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Archbishop Georg Ganswein: 'Pope Francis Is Full of Surprises'

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Pope Francis' Letter on the Fifth Centenary of Saint Teresa of Avila's...

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Pope Sends Condolences to Flooding Victims in Chile, Peru

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What's Thrilling About Chastity?

Dawn Eden writes about chastit...

Pope's Telegram for Death of Patriarch of Assyrian Church of East

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Pope: Saint Teresa of Avila is "A Teacher of Prayer"

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Cardinal Gracias Says He Is 'Sad, Angry and Ashamed' of Nun's Rape in ...

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the a...

Thoughts for the Beginning of Holy Week

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Pope Francis Sends Condolences for Death of Assyrian Patriarch of the ...

“The Christian world has lost ...

Former Colombian soccer players keeps promise to Pope Francis (Video)

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The story behind the Medieval Armenian Cross that's now in the Vatican...

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Pope's Palm Sunday Homily

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Pope's Angelus Address

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Gospel Reading for Sunday, March 29th

As soon as morning came, ...

Palm Sunday: Pope Calls for Humility, Warns Against Worldliness

Exactly one week before Easter...

Latest SCES News

Professional Learning Opportunities: RERC writing workshops

Education Scotland is looking for 4 practitioners to take part in intensive, four-day writing workshops to produce materials that support challenge and progression in religious education in Roman Catholic schools (RERC).  Practitioners can come from...

Caritas Award 2015: Preparing for Assessment

For those S6 students enrolled for the Caritas Award this session, attention has turned towards gathering all the evidence which they need to demonstrate that they have met the success criteria which will enable them to be presented with the Carit...

Support Structures for Catholic Education

New structures for supporting Catholic Education nationally and locally have now been established by the Bishops of Scotland.  Full details can be found in documents which can be downloaded, using the links below.  The main features of these struct...

St John Ogilvie 400th Anniversary Resources

The 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie will be celebrated at various events in Glasgow from 7th to 10th March 2015 and at the Church's National Pilgrimage being held in the town of Keith on 4th July 2015.  John Ogilvie, born in Ke...

Faith Award Phase 1 Assessment

Pupils participating in the phase 1 pilot of the Pope Francis Faith Award are expected to collect evidence of their learning, their reflection and their action within their Faith Journal.  In Primary 7 this is then used by teachers to assess how ind...

Resources for Lent 2015

Details of a range of resources available to focus on the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (18th February 2015), can be found here: Resources for Lent 2015

10 tips on Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel

Taken from the exhortations of Pope Francis for all Christians to proclaim the joy of the Gospel, these 10 tips are intended to help others to know and love Jesus.  Copies of this card have been distributed to Catholic parishes and secondary schools...

Breaking Open- new course for Senior Phase R.E. teachers

'Breaking Open' is a series of 6 conferences aimed at non-specialist R.E. teachers, designed to help them to explore the theology underpinning the themes in the Senior Phase of This Is Our Faith, the national R.E. syllabus for Catholic schools in Sc...