Joy of the Gospel

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

Mar. 3 Optional Memorial of St. Katharine Drexel, ...

Today the dioceses of the United States celebrate the optional memorial of St. Katharine Drexel. Bor...

Mar. 2 Monday of the Second Week of Lent, Weekday

Historically today is the feast of Blessed Charles the Good, the Danish prince, son of the holy king...

Mar. 1 Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday

Between Moses and Elias Jesus shows forth His divine glory, thus foreshadowing His resurrection. He ...

Feb. 28 Saturday of the First Week of Lent, Weekda...

Historically today is the feast of St. Hilary, pope from 461 to 468 and guardian of Church unity and...

Feb. 27 Friday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday

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

Feb. 26 Thursday of the First Week of Lent, Weekda...

Historically today is the feast of St. Porphyrius, a wealthy Greek who became a hermit first in the ...

Feb. 25 Wednesday of the First Week of Lent (Ember...

Historically today is the feast of St. Walburga, sister of Sts. Willibald and Winebald. She became a...

Feb. 24 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday

But Jesus told them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from...

Church News

Church News from Rome

"The Greatest Persecution of Christians in History' (Part II)

Just before the world commemor...

'The Greatest Persecution of Christians in History' (Part I)

Just before the world commemor...

Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani Meets Privately With ...

Pope Francis held an informal ...

Pope: Do not judge! (Video)

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Pope: We need to foster an economy of honesty (Video)

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Check out the Pope's schedule this week (Video)

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Pope's Address to the Confederation of Italian Cooperatives

On Saturday, Pope Francis rece...

Islamic State Releases Captives From Christian Village

The extremist group Islamic St...

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for March

The Vatican today released Pop...

Pope's Morning Homily: 'We Must Accuse Ourselves in Order to Be Mercif...

"When we learn to accuse ourse...

Pope to North African Bishops: Personal Encounter with Jesus is at the...

In a meeting with the Regional...

"The Vocational Adventure Does Not End on the Day of Ordination"

The Seminary is not a Universi...

Syrian Catholic Archbishop Says More Than 300 Christians Taken Hostage...

There have been more than 300 ...

Angelus Address: On the Lord's Transfiguration

Here is the translation of the...

Vatican Presents Initiative to Protect Amazon

“In response to important chal...

Christianity - The Religion of Martyrs

Twenty-one Christians have bee...

Pope: I Urge Everyone to Reject Violence and Respect the Dignity of Ev...

Decrying the violence, kidnapp...

Pope at Angelus: the Path of Jesus Always Brings Us to Happiness

Even if we face trials, if we ...

Catholic and Married: Book sheds light on real every day challenges of...

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The Art of Preaching: What makes a good Homily? (Video)

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Latest SCES News

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

UK General Election Resources

With the UK General Election taking place on Thursday 7th May 2015, Catholics are encouraged to think about the kind of society we want here at home and abroad.  For those who are eligible to vote this means engaging positively in the democratic p...

Joyful Proclaiming during Catholic Education Week

Notre Dame High School Cluster, Greenock St. Mary's Church in Greenock was filled with joy when the four schools of Notre Dame cluster came together for their annual Mass for Catholic Education Week.  Monsignor Denis Canon Carlin, Father Gerry McNel...

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...

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 for non-specialist R.E. teachers exploring the themes from the Senior Phase of This Is Our Faith. Conference Themes and Dates: Breaking open the Word of God - 4th March 2015 Breaking open the Sacraments - ...

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...