Here are links to useful and informative resources in and beyond our Diocese.


The Catholic Church in Scotland seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.

Here we present two links leading to more information on this subject:

The Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service

The Safeguarding page of Our Diocese website

Primary school

St Hilary’s

Secondary school

St Andrew’s & St Bride’s

Primary school

St Kenneth’s

Scottish Catholic Education Service

Established by the Bishops of Scotland to implement the strategic plans of the Catholic Education Commission (CEC).  Working with a range of individual colleagues, partner associations and Church agencies in efforts to promote and support Catholic education in Scotland.

The Catholic App

The Catholic App is a smart Catholic companion which helps find Mass times, Confession times, churches, online parish communities and more. It covers all of our diocese.

To go to the download page for the Android version click here.

To go to the download page for the iPhone version click here.

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Carfin

This website is shared with the Parish of Saint Francis Xavier.

Diocese of Motherwell

St Bride’s is one of seventy five Parishes in the six Deaneries of Motherwell Diocese.

Our Bishop is Right Rev. Joseph A. Toal.

The Tablet

The Tablet is a Catholic international weekly review published in London. Contributors to its pages have included Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and Pope Benedict XVI (as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger).

The Catholic Herald

The Catholic Herald includes articles from the print edition, as well as web-only content, such as the coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s April 2008 trip to the United States.

New Jerusalem Bible

The Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985 and edited by The Reverend Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B., monk of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire and former Master of St Benet's Hall, Oxford.


Daily psalms, prayers and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds)

    Evening Prayer (Vespers)

    Night Prayer (Compline)

    The Office of Readings,

    Daytime hours:

        Terce, Sext, and None.

Also available for iPhone & iPad

Lectio Divina

A way of praying with Scripture that calls one to study, ponder, listen and, finally, pray and even sing and rejoice from God's Word, within the soul.

Recordings & Podcasts

From “Jesuit Media Initiatives”.

A prayer session every day.  This is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.

Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. 

Also downloadable for phones

Scottish Catholic Observer

Scotland’s only national Catholic newspaper features ‘Home News’ of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland as well as regular International Church News and reports from the Vatican.


Headlines, opinions and comment in the Scottish Catholic Observer.

A chance to use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date and get involved in the issues of the day.

Papal Visit

Heart Speaks Unto Heart

Relive the Holy Father’s 2010 visit in words, photographs and video.


Online Services

Holy Mass and other services are regularly available on our parish facebook page.

Here also are links to other sources:

Church Services TV

Daily TV Mass