The Pontifical Scots College, Rome has always been a small part of Scotland in the ancient and holy city of Rome, working for more than four hundred years to form men to serve God and the Church in Scotland as priests. This task is impossible without the constant support of so many people in Scotland and further afield. The College has always had the blessing of generous benefactors, who have enabled the College to develop and grow, or indeed to consolidate its position in difficult times. In light of the contemporary situation, we ask you to consider supporting the College again today:
- Through prayer for vocations in general and for the work of the Pontifical Scots College in particular;
- Through making the College and its work more widely known;
- Through your generosity with financial help for the material needs of the College.
1. Many people offer a decade of the Rosary for vocations to the priesthood – perhaps you could include in this intention the Pontifical Scots College, or remember us particularly in another decade. During times of Vocations awareness and promotion, please pray especially for our community. We’ve included some suggestions here.
As we give thanks for the priests who have served God’s church in the past so we pray for the priests we have today. May they be happy and fulfilled in their ministry. We pray for those who are in seminary at this time and for all those who will be our priests for the future. May God’s blessing be with them.
Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for those men you have called to discern the priestly ministry. We beseech your continued blessings on the Dioceses of Scotland and the families your Priests are called to serve. We pray today that even more men of generous spirit and fervent love will answer your call.
Jesus, I thank you for the great gift of your priesthood in the Church. I pray for all priests and those in formation for priesthood. Form their hearts to be more like your own, the Heart of the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. Draw them to your heart, and bless them with courage and zeal as they serve you and your people. Give them great joy as they proclaim the Good News of your Resurrection, and wisdom and trust as they discern your will. I ask this in your holy name.
2. This website is a source of information about the College and you may wish to check our site regularly and perhaps suggest a link from your local parish website too. We also have a Facebook page and Twitter feed to keep our friends in Scotland up to date with all the latest activities of the College community. Feel free also to tell others in your parish, groups or neighbourhood about our work.
3. A Paypal button is available below for small donations and a direct debit form should you wish to make a regular donation (we would appreciate that you also send us an email, so that we can thank you properly for your kind gift). But we are aware that sometimes people wish to support us more directly, through a larger gift or supporting a specific project or aspect of our work – please contact the Rector or Vice Rector about this through the form below. In the past, the College has also benefitted considerably through legacies, which are a lasting way to support the College and the wider Church in Scotland: if we can assist you with this, please do get in touch with either the Rector or Vice Rector.
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In whatever way you are able to help us in our work to support the formation of priests for the Church in Scotland, please be assured of our gratitude and our thanks in prayer. Each day after lunch we pray for those who support the College and every Wednesday Mass is offered for our deceased benefactors.
“Please reward, O Lord, all those who are good to us for your sake.”
As we celebrate 400 years of Priestly Formation at the Scots College this week, we consider, especially, the role of benefactors in our history. Vice-Rector of the College, Fr. Gerald Sharkey reflects on what has come of the gifts the college has received from benefactors across the centuries.
As we celebrate 400 years of Priestly Formation at the Scots College this week, we consider, especially, the role of benefactors in our history. The College has many precious artefacts, including the vessels used for Holy Mass. Through the generosity of benefactors these have recently received a new lease of life.
As we celebrate 400 years of Priestly Formation at the Scots College this week, we consider, especially, the role of benefactors in our history. Fr. Mark Cassidy, Spiritual Director of the Scots College, considers the spiritual aspect of being a benefactor.