“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
Thanks to those who attended the Celebrate weekend in Scotland, we hope that the weekend helped you find inspiration and renewal in your faith.
We are delighted to offer the 2nd Celebrate Scotland weekend. It is a conference for all, young and old, open to individuals and families alike. We know that there is something for all the family, in all its shapes and forms.
We would like to give a big welcome back to all our first timers from last year and we warmly invite anyone who is thinking of joining us for the first time this year. We eagerly anticipate being inspired and encouraged in our faith through inspiring talks, creative liturgy and exciting worship. The weekend will model what it is to belong to a thriving and diverse faith community. Amongst other things, our programme includes:
- Inspired teaching from our great speakers
- Creative liturgy and Celebration of the Holy Mass
- Excellent Children’s & Youth Ministry, led by experienced leaders
- Time and space to encounter Christ’s healing touch in Adoration, Reconciliation and Prayer Ministry
Our hope is that we will all be inspired to return to our various homes and parishes with renewed hope and purpose.
You are especially welcome in you have not attended an event like this before. You will find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere waiting for you. We look forward to seeing you!
If you have attended Celebrate before, we encourage you to invite someone who hasn’t, so they too can experience what you already have; there is lots to celebrate and share, so be bold and invite someone you know! Why not invite your friends who aren’t Catholic to come and share this experience with us.
From Ireland, Marie is an internationally renowned and inspirational speaker who has given many talks to church groups, conferences, as well as groups of priests, religious and lay people. She was the leader of Charismatic Renewal in Ireland for many years. She has a passion for the Lord and what he is doing particularly among the lay faithful and in working with our brothers and sisters in Christ from other denominations.
A frequent visitor to Scotland, Marie is delighted to be able to come and speak to us this weekend.
Colin is one of the leaders of Community Church Edinburgh, which has developed from the house-church renewal movements of the 1970s. From a Protestant background, Colin has been working closely with other Christian traditions since the eighties. In particular, he has formed strong links with Roman Catholic Renewal in Eastern Europe, in Poland and Slovakia. He is part of the RELaY Europe Network team, which brings believers together from across Europe. Colin was one of the speakers at CCR Scotland’s Golden Jubilee Conference last March who touched many hearts with his powerful talk. We’re delighted he can join us on the Sunday.
Bruce has served in the lay Christian Community movement in Europe and across the globe since his days as a student in Ann Arbor Michigan. He is one of the brotherhood of single men known as 'The Servants of the Word'.
He is a member of the Executive Council for the international ecumenical communities of the Sword of the Spirit, and is Moderator of Christ the King Association, the Catholic Association of the Sword of the Spirit.
He is well known in the Charismatic Renewal world as the author of the book 'Prophecy' and is a much sought after speaker at international conferences.
Among other great speakers who will be giving talks/workshops throughout the weekend include Anthony Gielty, and Charles and Sue Whitehead.
- £40 – Adults
- £20 – Youth 16-22
- £10 – Children 5-15
- FREE – Crèche
- £100 – Family Tickets are available again for 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 5-15
Early Birds (book before 8th July)
- £35 – Adults
- £16 – Youth 16-22
- £ 8 – Children 5-15
- FREE – Crèche
- £85 – Family Tickets are available again for 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 5-15
Note: All school age children/young people must have a designated fee-paying adult present at the conference. Below school-age must be supervised by parents in the Creche at all times. Your fee includes a hot evening meal on Saturday.
To book using email and online bank transfer:
- Download the form below and return via email;
- Send your payment by bank transfer (details on booking form);
- Include your postcode for easy reference.
To book by post:
- Download and print the form below;
- Complete your form and post with your payment by cheque. (Details on booking form);
- Cheque payable to CELEBRATE SCOTLAND.
Children’s and Youth Streams
Our school age children and young people all join a ‘stream’ appropriate to their own age group (the year groups are as at date of the Conference).
- Little Stars Crèche (Age 0-4) - A room near the main hall for parents with pre-school children with main hall video link. There will be play resources and materials for them. Children must be supervised by parents.
- Little Fishes - Primary 1-3
- Bright Lights - Primary 4-5
- New Creations - Primary 6-7
- Living Waters - S1 - S4
- Ignite - S5 - 22 yrs)
The whole conference is together for the daily Celebration of the Eucharist. For most of the conference, the streams each follow their own programmes led by PVG accredited adult leaders. Here the young people follow the same conference theme but in a way that will engage their different needs. Our young people are guided through an exploration of their faith in a way that brings them into closer relationship with one another and with God. To ensure correct safeguarding procedures are followed each stream will be limited to 25 and any special needs must be clearly stated on the booking form. It is essential that you book early if you want to be assured of a place and certainly no later than September 1st.
All school age children/young people must have a designated fee-paying adult present at the conference.
Quotes from last year's Celebrators:
‘This is the best weekend I've had since I came to Scotland 4 years ago!’
'It was amazing to see people so full of joy celebrating their faith.'
'As a Christian from a difference denomination, I just knew I was meant to be here journeying with my Catholic brothers and sisters.'
'Mum, you better make sure we've booked on for next year!'
'I can't wait to tell my friends about this.'