Peter Scally SJ

Students at Freshfield
Students at the Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy took advantage of the offer of some quiet time for prayer and rest on a recent weekend retreat at the Prayer Centre of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God at Freshfield, near Formby.Nine students took part, most of whom are part of the music group which enhances the liturgy at the 7pm Mass at Holy Name Church.  The group was accompanied by chaplaincy team members Sr Cecilia FCJ, Br Geoff te Braake SJ and Senior Chaplain Fr...
Sacred Heart Church in Edinburgh bids farewell to Peter Scally SJ, who has been in the parish for ten years and assuming the role of parish priest for the last seven.Fr Peter leaves the community on the feast of St Ignatius, 31st July, to become lead chaplain at Manchester Universities' Catholic chaplaincy, which is run by the Jesuits . A big farewell celebration was organised yesterday for the occasion.A memorable service took place at Sacred Heart, with the parish choir accompanying the mass...
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Thinking Faith, the online journal of the Jesuits in Britain, celebrates its tenth anniversary this week. Since 2008, Thinking Faith has been publishing articles that offer a faith-based perspective on contemporary issues and resources about the Catholic tradition.In January 2008 Pope Benedict XVI was the head of the Catholic Church; Gordon Brown led a Labour government; Donald J. Trump was a registered Democrat; and a teenager called Adele released her first album.  Frances Murphy, who...
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The parish priest of Sacred Heart Church in Edinburgh is at the Scottish Parliament today, where he will be giving a seminar on preaching.   While the parliament itself is in recess, the venue is being used for the two-day annual conference of the European Speechwriters’ Network, which involves speechwriters from government and commerce from all over Europe.Fr Peter Scally SJ was invited to give a seminar on writing speeches and the links with preaching. He is calling it:...
Sacred Heart parish in Edinburgh has been working with Bethany Christian Trust to provide shelter for homeless people during the cold Scottish winter.  Last year they opened the doors of the Lauriston Hall over 20 nights to give shelter to up to 50 people each night.  Mostly they are Scottish men, about 30% are not from the UK, and about 15% are women. "Sacred Heart is one of 90 churches we work with to provide shelter from the killer cold nights from October to April"...
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Pray As You Go is celebrating its 10th birthday today. It was on Ash Wednesday in 2006, 1 March, that Jesuit Media Initiatives – an apostolate of the Jesuits in Britain – launched the daily audio prayer, which has gone on to attract thousands of users around the world.Using bells to call the listener to prayer, a scripture passage, questions for reflection and a wide variety of music, Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help people pray whenever...