All Saints Day (1st November) is a Holiday of Obligation

For centuries the church has confronted the human community with role models of greatness. We call them saints when what we really often mean to say is ‘icon,’ ‘star,’ ‘hero,’ ones so possessed by an internal vision of divine goodness that they give us a glimpse of the face of God in the center of the human. They give us a taste of the possibilities of greatness in ourselves.”
— Joan D. Chittister in A Passion for Life

Communion of Saints

Tuesday 1st November is a holiday of obligation in the Scottish Catholic Calendar.

All Saints Day is one of only three days in the whole year where Roman Catholics are expected to go to mass as if it was a Sunday.

Have you prayed to a saint at some point in the last year for a special intention?

This is your opportunity to give thanks for all the help the saints have given you.

Newsletter: 30 October 2016

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November Lists now Available

In the Catholic tradition, November is a month dedicated to the commemoration of the dead.  November begins with All Saints Day on the first day of the month (one of only three Scottish Holy Days of Obligation in 2016), followed by All Souls Day on November 2.

The rest of the November is focussed on praying and offering up small mortifications for past departed relatives, friends and priests since they need oour intercession to help them get to heaven.

A special aspect of this November devotion is the creation of a November list of names of all those you wish to be remembered. These are placed in the proximity of the altar on which mass is offered for them.

Steps to follow:

  1. Download a blank November list sheet here: St Cadoc’s November List
  2. Fill the November List with names of all your departed family, friends and priests,
  3. Email it to stcadocs@stcadocscatholicchurch.org; OR
  4. Print out your list, put it in an envelope (with a small donation if you can) and hand it to Monsignor Monaghan after mass.

Your list will be placed by Monsignor Monaghan into a box in front of the altar and all the names will have masses offered for them during November.

Newsletter: 23 October 2016

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Our Nationalities Page is Now Updated

We’ve now updated the Nationalities page to include a welcome message in the language of the country.  It’s possible we may have made grammatical errors and if so, please get in touch and we’ll fix it.

If your country’s flag does not appear in the list shown, let us know and we’ll add the country to our list of parishioner nationalities.