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Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

Sep. 1 Monday of the Twenty Second Week of Ordinar...

God's great work is the creation and redemption of the world wrought through the death and resurrect...

Aug. 31 Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sun...

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cr...

Aug. 30 Saturday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordin...

Today is the feast of St. Jeanne Jugan, in religion St. Mary of the Cross (1792-1879), foundress of ...

Aug. 29 Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the ...

The Church, having celebrated the earthly birthday of St. John the Baptist on June 24, today honors ...

Aug. 28 Memorial of St. Augustine, bishop, confess...

St. Augustine (354-430) was born at Tagaste, Africa, and died in Hippo. His father, Patricius, was a...

Aug. 27 Memorial of St. Monica, Memorial

St. Monica (333-387) was born in Tagaste, northern Africa and died in Ostia, near Rome. Monica was a...

Aug. 26 Tuesday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordina...

Before the reform of the General Roman Calendar today was the feast of St. Zephyrinus whose long pon...

Aug. 25 Optional Memorials of St. Louis of France,...

St. Louis IX, (1215-1270) who became King of France at the age of twelve, had been religiously broug...

Church News

Church News from Rome

Orthodox Patriarch to Host Environmental Summit

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Iraq Patriarch: Farmers Should Be Enabled to Return to Lands Before Wi...

Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarc...

US Bishops Remember Young Unemployed This Labor Day

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Pope at Santa Marta: To Receive Jesus, Just Turn to the Gospel

Pope Francis has responded to ...

Cardinal Parolin Urges Catholic Legislators 'To Be Leaven in the World...

While expressing to Catholic l...

Cardinal Mueller: Many Women Religious Upset With LCWR

In an interview published in t...

Holy See to UN: Take 'Concrete Steps' to Stop Persecution in Iraq

Addressing the 22nd Speci...

Daily Homily: Jesus Went Down to Capernaum

-- 1 Corinthians 2:10b-16 Psal...

Pope Welcomes Soccer Players Taking Part in Interreligious Match for P...

Some 50 former and current pro...

UN: Atrocities Taking Place in Iraq on 'Unimaginable Scale'

The United Nations said Monday...

Vatican Announces Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for September

The Vatican released Pope Fran...

Pro-Life Think Tank Sounds Warning Over New EU Commission President

A leading European pro-life th...

Pope to Meet Shimon Peres September 4th

Pope Francis will receive Isra...

Pope Francis to Marry 20 Couples in September

Pope Francis will marry 20 cou...

The Vatican marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death with a uni...

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Gospel Reading for Sunday, August 31st

Gospel: MT 16:21-27 Jesus...

EXCLUSIVE: Pope Calls Iraqi Priest to Express His Closeness to Persecu...

Pope Francis has telephoned an...

Pope Francis: It is Sad to See 'Watered Down Christians'

The Gospel, the Eucharist and ...

Sunday Angelus: On the Gospel, Eucharist and Prayer

At 12pm today, Pope Francis ap...

Daily Homily: Physician, Heal Yourself

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Psalm 119:...

Latest SCES News

Caritas Award 2014-15 Documentation

At a well-attended meeting of school co-ordinators held in the Conforti Institute on Wednesday 27th August 2014, participants were able to share some different experiences of implementing the Caritas Award in their schools.  These related to: classr...

Journeys in Religious Education

Education Scotland colleagues have published a number of short videos on their website, following the publication of their RME 3-18 curricular impact report which was published earlier this year.   N.B. Some of these relate to RME learning and teac...

A New School Year

As pupils and teachers return to school for the start of a new session, at SCES we are anticipating a big year ahead as we plan to provide suppport and resources for Catholic schools across the country.    New structures During this session, detail...

Liturgical Calendar Wallchart 2014-15 - NOW AVAILABLE

SCES has published a Liturgical Calendar Wallchart for 2014-15 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.  The Calendar di...

Honorary Fellowship for Michael McGrath

On 30 June 2014 Michael McGrath, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the St. Andrew's Foundation in the University of Glasgow. The Fellowship was awarded at the end of the Graduation Mass fo...

Plaques for Caritas Award

Schools and parishes wishing to display the names of young people who have received the Caritas Award in 2014 can order a plaque which can be displayed appropriately to commemorate the achievements of young people. The Caritas Award Plaque, sharply d...

Parents value Religious Education

Catholic school parents from around Scotland gathered in the St Francis Xavier Centre in Carfin to discuss the importance of Religious Education in schools.  Their discussions followed input from Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Catholi...