News and Documents of Interest

The Future of the Jesuits in Scotland

Over the last few years the Jesuit community in Glasgow and Edinburgh has engaged in a process of discernment in depth about our mission in Scotland. That process has now been concluded by the Jesuit Provincial.
The process has confirmed that we should maintain our presence in Glasgow and Edinburgh and that we should continue to focus our efforts on the five works which we have maintained hitherto: St Aloysius Parish, Garnethill and Sacred Heart Parish Lauriston, St Aloysius College, the Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow and the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre.

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World Youth Day & MAGiS 2023

Begun in 1985 by Pope John Paul II, international World Youth Day (WYD) takes place every few years, over several days, culminating in a large open-air Papal Mass, attended by hundreds of thousands (in 2015, 6 million) of young people.

There is an Ignatian “pre-programme” to WYD called MAGiS, including service projects for the poor, prayer together and a taste of Christian community living.


The next WYD will be in Lisbon in 2023 for which the Jesuits of Portugal are organising another MAGiS. Young adults from Jesuit Parishes in Scotland and England are invited to take part in the programme.

Our parish is willing to support applicants for WYD/Magis. If you are interested in attending WYD/Magis with the Jesuit parishes please reply to Fr Gerard Mitchell, S.J. on and please see further information about Magis at

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