Joy of the Gospel

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

Jul. 28 Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinar...

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

Jul. 27 Monday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary...

St. Pantaleon, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, was a physician, who practiced without payment, and...

Jul. 26 Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunda...

Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seat...

Jul. 25 Feast of St. James, apostle, Feast

St. James, known as the Greater, in order to distinguish him from the other Apostle St. James, our L...

Jul. 24 Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel (Charbel)...

St. Sharbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to t...

Jul. 23 Optional Memorial of St. Bridget, religiou...

Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bear...

Jul. 22 Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene, Memorial

Mary Magdalene wasted the great beauty that God had given her in a life of sin, but one day she saw ...

Jul. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Lawrence of Brind...

St. Lawrence, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor, was born in 1559 at Brindisi,...

Church News

Church News From Rome

Pope Congratulates Newly Elected Patriar...

Pope Francis congratulated the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians. Bishop Krikor Ghabroyan, the Bishop Emeritus of the Eparchy of Fra...

Franciscan Nun Murdered in Brazil

A Franciscan nun who dedicated her life to helping those suffering from drug addiction, was murdered last week in Brazil. According to Fides, Sister I...

Pope Expresses Condolences on Death of C...

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. following the death of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, the Archbishop Emerit...

Pope's Message to New Patriarch of Cilic...

Here is the translation of Pope Francis' message to the newly elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, His Beatitude Gregoire Pierre XX Ghabroya...

Manila Bishop: Term Limits For President...

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo spoke against a proposal to remove presidential term limits in the Philippines. According to the Catholic Bi...

Nigerian Cardinal Reaffirms Church Teach...

A Nigerian Cardinal affirmed the Church’s position on homosexuality, saying that it was “irrevocable.” According to Nigeria’s PM News, Cardinal John O...

Pope Officially Opens Registration for W...

During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis officially opened registrations for the 31st World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Joined by a young man ...

Gospel for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee.  A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.  Jesus went up ...

Latest SCES News

Pope Francis to Students, Teachers: Is Education leading you to be your Brother’s Keeper?

Pope Francis tells representatives of schools and universities in Ecuador that they must respond to God’s call to cultivate and care for Creation. A university education, says Pope Francis, is not for prestige or to make more money, but rather to l...

Pope Francis Faith Award - a huge achievement

The first results which have been emerging from a pilot scheme for the Pope Francis Faith Award are "hugely encouraging", reports Michael McGrath, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service.  "Through the hard work of teachers, and with the...

Great celebration of faith at Caritas Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday 3rd June 2015 3,000 people packed the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow to celebrate the service given by young people in Catholic schools and parishes across Scotland.  The Bishops of Scotland and some distinguished guests presented medals a...

Enrolling Pupils for the Pope Francis Faith Award 2015-16

Catholic Primary schools and parishes are invited to enrol pupils in the Pope Francis FAITH AWARD, starting in session 2015-16.  These pupils will begin the award in the first term of Primary 6 and will aim to complete the award towards the end of P...

Catholic Education Commission Open Forum

Developing Catholic Teachers and School Leaders to ensure the future of Scotland’s Catholic schools How are teachers being recruited, educated and supported to work in Catholic schools? Members of the Scottish Catholic community - parents, teache...

Pope Francis Award Posters

You can now order attractive posters which illustrate the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  These sets of 8 posters (A2 size) will offer useful leaning points for pupils as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation and when they participate in the Pop...

Liturgical Calendar Wallchart 2015-16 - NOW AVAILABLE

SCES has published a Liturgical Calendar Wallchart for academic year 2015-16 for use in schools and parishes.  It is printed in full colour at B2 size (29 x 17 in) and will provide an excellent resource for classrooms and other display areas.  T...

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...

10 New Commandments

To encourage responsible and respectful use of the Internet for "Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel", SCES has produced a poster to illustrate the "10 Commandments for Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel on-line". It is hoped that these will encourage b...
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