Adult Catechesis Ministry


Through teaching and contemplative prayer practice, The Adult Formation Team, Mission & Evangelisation, seek to nourish Catholic adults with the Gospel message that they may:

  • Grow and mature in faith.

  • Make the meaning of the Gospel message alive and relevant to their daily life.

  • Foster a personal relationship with Christ Our Saviour.

  • Actively participate in the life & mission of the Catholic Church, both at parish & diocesan levels, and beyond.

If you wish to join a contemplative theology group, please click on the button above to contact the Mission & Evangelisation office.

Diocesan team

Rev. Thomas Magill PhD - Co-ordinator

Mrs. Anne Moore Dip. Ed., Dip RC Ed., Dip Spec. Ed.

Dr. Alex Sánchez-Vivar MB MPhil (Medical Law and Ethics)

Mrs. Gemma Lamarra BD (Hons) B.Ed

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Stations of the Cross


The Diocesan Adult Formation team started a new adventure in the social media (Twitter), to help us communicate our activities and agenda across the Diocese.


This Twitter account (@LectioMotherwe1) will invite us to reflect, each Sunday, on its corresponding Gospel.  


By highlighting a short sentence from the Holy Scriptures, we are aiming to regularly propose a framework for our own prayer, as if we were collectively – and virtually – practising Lectio Divina. Our aim is not to propose a bible-study or a “thought for the day”, but to create a community of faithful – across the Diocese – consciously growing in relationship with Christ and deliberately consenting the Word of God to transform each of us in our daily life.


  • CERTIFICATE IN PARISH MISSION & MINISTRY: Maryvale Institute in Birmingham offers a distance learning course leading to a Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry. The course is tailored for lay people with no previous theological education. Please open the documents for more details or or attend an Information Evening in St Athanasius’ Church 21 Mount Stewart Street Carluke ML8 5EB on Tuesday 24th September, 7.30-8.30pm. If you would like to pursue this, please contact Fr Thomas Magill at

CPMM outside of Maryvale

CPMM Paisley



During 2019-2020, we hope to establish more parish based Contemplative Theology groups throughout the diocese. Contemplative Theology is simply reflecting on our faith together in a prayer-filled environment.

The purpose of these groups is to:


  • Experience our faith together as something personal, alive and active

  • Reflect together on the truths of our faith

  • Act together in the proclamation of our faith


The aim of this process is the creation at diocesan level of a platform on which


  • we can together reflect on what it is to be Catholic in our diocese today

  • encourage everyone to have a voice in our diocese

  • and together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit meet the challenge of proclaiming the Good News of Christ in our contemporary society


For more information about Contemplative Theology, please open the document Top Ten Questions


Please feel free to download our study document for personal or group use: Being Catholic Today


If you would like to join a Contemplative Theology group or would like more information, please press the button JOIN


  • There is a closed Facebook account where we have created an online virtual community and which you are invited to join. There you can put your questions safely to other members, share your insights and make suggestions. To join, please open the document Facebook Group and follow the instructions


  • For those who would like to explore more in depth their Spiritual Journey, the Team offer regular Ignatian Spiritual Direction/Accompaniment.

Please email to enquire about current availability.



Christian prayer initiative: Palm Sunday, 5th April, 7 p.m.

The Catholic Church in Scotland is joining, once more, with other Churches in Scotland in inviting Christians across the country to join in prayer at 7pm on Palm Sunday evening. For the last two weeks, thousands of people across Scotland have answered the call to pray at the same time in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Useful prayer resources for Holy Week offering a single structure to each day, using Psalms and Readings:

“At home in Holy Week”

Contemplative Theology (CT)

Contact Facebook Group administrators if any promblems - names in FB:

 - Anne Moore

 - Alejo Sanchez-Vivar



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