The Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations, Monsignor Guido Marini, visited the Scots College recently to celebrate Mass and meet the community.
The St. Andrews Literature and Debating Society is a committee of Scots College students who aim to communicate the work of the college and promote discussion and debate in the community. This year, the committee has focussed on a series of talks from students on their own specialities whilst also inviting special guests to the college.
On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Monsignor Guido Marini, the Papal MC visited the college, celebrating Mass, joining the community for supper and then meeting with the students and staff to discuss his role as Papal Master of Ceremonies .
In his homily, Monsignor Marini, reflecting on the Lord’s Baptism, urged us to recall the “fundamental, decisive day” of our own Baptism. The Monsignor also highlighted how in our baptism we are all called to a vocation of holiness.
Following a formal welcome, Monsignor Marini joined the community for supper before he spoke about the work of the Papal MC’s and more generally on the importance of liturgy. He also answered questions from the students about his role during the conclave and who his favourite saint is before passing on some advice to newly ordained priests.
At the end of the night the Monsignor was presented with some gifts from Scotland as a thank you from the Scots College community.