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President: Bishop Hugh Gilbert
Vice-President: Bishop John Keenan
Episcopal Secretary: Bishop Brian McGee

General Secretary: Fr James A. Grant  
PA to General Secretary: Mrs Josephine Traynor
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St Therese of Lisieux in Scotland Itinerary
St Therese of Lisieux
Arrival of the Relics
Fri 30th Aug  
Diocese of Motherwell
Fri 30th Aug - Mon 2nd Sept
Diocese of Galloway
Mon 2nd Sept - Wed 4th Sept
Diocese of Dunkeld
Wed 4th Sept - Sat 7th Sept
Archdiocese of St. Andrews & Edinburgh
Sat 7th Sept  -  Mon 9th Sept
Diocese of Aberdeen
Mon 9th Sept - Thurs 12th Sept
Diocese of Argyll & the Isles
Thu 12th Sept - Sat 14th Sept
Diocese of Paisley
Sat 14th Sept - Mon 16th Sept
Archdiocese of Glasgow
Mon 16th Sept - Wed 18th Sept
Departure of the Relics
Thu 19th Sept


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Scottish Catholic Media Office
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The Bishops' Conference of Scotland

The Bishops' Conference of Scotland enables the Roman Catholic Bishops in Scotland to work together, undertaking nationwide initiatives through their Commissions and Agencies.

The members of the Bishops' Conference are the Bishops of the eight Scottish Dioceses.  Where appropriate the Bishops Emeriti (retired) provide a much welcomed contribution to the work of the conference. The Bishops' Conference of Scotland is a permanently constituted assembly.

St.Therese of Lisieux in Scotland 30th Aug to 20th Sep 2019

Full details of the tour of the relics of St Therese of Lisieux can be found here.

Prayer to St Therese

O Little Flower of Jesus we welcome you to Scotland and invite you to teach us your ‘Little Way’, the way of love and childlike trust in God.

We thank God for the example of your saintly parents, Louis and Zélie who put God at the centre of their family life and we ask your intercession for the strength, unity, peace and holiness of our families. May we put God at the centre of our family life.

St. Thérèse you loved the priesthood, we ask you to be a special sister to our priests, especially in times of trial. May your generous response to God’s call inspire vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

As one who suffered much in your short life, intercede for all who are sick and who suffer in body, mind or spirit.

Dear Little Flower, you loved the Mother of God, ask our Mother, the Queen of Heaven, to turn her eyes of mercy upon us with her healing smile.

Patroness of the Missions, intercede for Scotland. Through your visit to our land, may our nation be showered with your roses. As missionaries of God’s love, may we work to change the world through simple acts of kindness and when our mission on earth is complete, may we enjoy love’s fulfilment in heaven. Amen.

roses“After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses” 

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

God Bless Our Pope

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The Services offered by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland are provided free of charge. The General Secretariat and other agencies depend entirely on the generosity of the Catholic population who give financial support through their dioceses and directly to agencies. If you would like to help with the costs of running the Bishops' Conference your added generosity would be greatly appreciated. If you can help please contact us. Catholic National Endowment Trust also known as The Bishops' Conference of Scotland is a Charity Registered in Scotland (Number: SCO 16650)

UK Borders Agency

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Information for anyone seeking to welcome a non-European national to the United Kingdom to work with groups associated with the Catholic Church in Scotland.

Since November 2008 the Priests for Scotland office has been administering the Points Based System (PBS) on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.  The Bishops’ Conference is licensed to issue Certificates of Sponsorship under the Migrant Religious Worker Category, tier two and tier five. The legislation behind the points based system means that compliance with this system is a legal requirement for anyone involved in the introduction of migrant workers even when those workers are unsalaried. Under UKBA legislation priests, religious, or pastoral workers are considered as Migrant Workers. Failure to comply with this legislation may result in prosecution.

This legislation involves any group within the Church that seeks to invite a non-European national to the United Kingdom. All visitors need to have the immigration status consistent with the work that they wish to carry out. Each diocese has a diocesan coordinator for UKBA who will be happy to advise. Alternatively you may wish to contact the Priests for Scotland office 0141 942 8384.


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