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Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

Jul. 7 Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary...

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

Jul. 6 Optional Memorial of St. Maria Goretti, vir...

St. Maria Goretti was born near Ancona (Italy). The daughter of a poor peasant family, Maria was wel...

Jul. 5 Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, sayin...

Jul. 4 Independence Day (USA), Opt. Mem.

Today is the national celebration of our Nation's independence. As we celebrate let us remember to p...

Jul. 3 Feast of St. Thomas, apostle, Feast

St. Thomas, the disciple who at first did not believe, has become for the Church one of the first wi...

Jul. 2 Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary...

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

Jul. 1 Optional Memorial of Blessed Junipero Serra...

Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Mallorca, Spain. He took the name Junipero when he enter...

Jun. 30 Optional Memorial of the First Martyrs of ...

This memorial is in honor of the nameless followers of Christ brutally killed by the mad Emperor Ner...

Church News

Church News From Rome

Benedict XVI: Without Pope John Paul II,...

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has credited his predecessor for making his spiritual and theological journey possible through his "brilliant example."&nbs...

Pope Benedict's Words After Receiving Ho...

Below is a ZENIT translation of the words of gratitude that Pope Benedict XVI pronounced in the course of a ceremony Saturday morning in Castel G...

Pope Francis' Homily at Mass in Semanes ...

Here is a Vatican translation of the Pope's homily during the celebration of Mass at Guayaquil's Semanes Park during his first full day in Ecuador. * ...

Pope in Ecuador: Francis Celebrates Firs...

Pope Francis celebrated the first Mass of his Apostolic Visit to Ecuador at Semanes Park in Guayaquil. Excitement has been palpable since the Holy Fat...

Pope Concludes 1st Day in Ecuador Prayin...

Despite the seven-hour time difference with Rome, Pope Francis concluded his first full day in Ecuador this evening close to 9 p.m. (4 a.m., Rome time...

Text of Pope's Prepared Text for Greetin...

Here is a Vatican translation of the text the Pope had prepared for a greeting this evening at the Quito cathedral. Instead of giving this address, he...

Forum: Peace on Earth, 2015

Here is the lastest column from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, reprinted from the Catholic Philly. * * * “Thomas More is more important at...

Pope Meets With Homeless People Before P...

Prior to embarking on his nine-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, Pope Francis met with several homeless people at his residence. According t...

Latest SCES News

Vacancy for Teacher of Religious Education

West Lothian Council has advertised a vacancy for the permanent post of Teacher of Religious Education in St Kentigern's Academy Blackburn.  Details available on the myjobscotland website....

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...

Promoted Post Vacancies

Some promoted post vacancies in Catholic schools are being advertised currently by different Councils in Scotland.  Please check the details below to link to further information.   Perth & Kinross Council has advertised a vacancy for a Deputy H...

Vacancy for Primary R.E. Advisor

The opportunity has arisen for a RE Primary Advisor to support curriculum development in primary schools within the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and the Diocese of Dunkeld. This is a new role that requires a proven track record in religi...

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...
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