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Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

May. 27 Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Cant...

St. Augustine was born in Rome and died in Canterbury, England, in 604. When Pope Gregory I heard th...

May. 26 Memorial of St. Philip Neri, priest, Memor...

St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) was born in Florence and died in Rome. He lived a spotless childhood in ...

May. 25 Optional Memorial of St. Bede the Venerabl...

St. Bede was born in England. A Benedictine, he was "the most observant and the happiest of all monk...

May. 24 Pentecost Sunday, Solemnity

"And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And su...

May. 23 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter, We...

Historically today is the feast of St. Julia of Corsica, also known as Saint Julia of Carthage, and ...

May. 22 Optional Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia,...

After eighteen years of married life, St. Rita lost, by death, her husband and her two sons. Called ...

May. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Christopher Magal...

In 1815, St. Eugene de Mazenod founded the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate to evangel...

May. 20 Optional Memorial of St. Bernardine of Sie...

Born in 1380, St. Bernardine of Siena left the world at an early age in order to lead a hermit's lif...

Church News

Church News From Rome

Archbishop Tomasi to UN: Vatican-Convene...

Here is the address given by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Silvano Tomasi at the Climate and Health 68th World Health Assembly meeting in Gene...

European, African Bishops to Join in Stu...

The Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) will be havi...

Pope Chairs Meetings in Preparation of F...

The Vatican announced today that the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops completed two days of meetings in preparation for this October’s synod o...

Pope Francis to Friars Minor: 'Be Bringe...

"Minority" and "Fraternity" are the two essential elements of the identity of the Order of Friars Minor. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' a...

Pope's Address to the General Chapter of...

Pope Francis received the participants in the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor in an audience at the Vatican today. The following is a tra...

Pope Sends Message on 5th Centenary of S...

In a letter sent to the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pope Francis called on them to follow their founder's example in his commitment t...

Pope Francis' Message for the 5th Centen...

Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Message for the Fifth Centenary of Saint Philip Neri’s birth. * * * To the Reverend Father Mario Alberto Aviles...

Pope's Morning Homily: Only Through Serv...

It is sad to see a Christian who wants both Jesus and worldly gain. This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily this morning at Casa Santa Mart...

Latest SCES News

Caritas Award Ceremony 3rd June 2015

Plans are underway to celebrate the achievements of over 1,100 young people who have been using their talents to benefit others in their schools, parishes and local communities.  These young people, all student in Catholic schools across Scotlan...

Enrolling Pupils for the Pope Francis Faith Award

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...

Opportunity for teachers wishing to teach in Catholic schools

We are providing an exciting new opportunity for those who wish to teach in Catholic schools and have not obtained a preliminary qualification from the University of Glasgow to teach Catholic R.E.  Setting Out on the Road is an introductory course ...

Teaching Vacancies in Catholic Schools

The following promoted post vacancies in Catholic schools have recently been advertised.  Details of each post can be found on www.myjobscotland.gov.uk. School Town Council Post Closing Date St Marnock's Primary School Glasgow Glasgow City Council...

Pope Francis Faith Award Phase 1 nearing completion

Assessment 2015 Primary 7 pupils participating in the phase 1 pilot of the Pope Francis Faith Award have been busy collecting evidence of their learning, their reflection and their action within their Faith Journals. Teachers and parish priests are...

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...
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