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Unshakeable Faith from Young Catholic Scots helps overcome cancelled mass woes

June 22nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Storm Hector brings out the best in Catholic community spirit as cluster schools celebrate the Eucharist despite setback
– By Amanda Connelly and Ryan McDougall

Storm Hector couldn’t shake the Faith of thousands of Scotland’s Catholic pupils last week as impromptu Masses were held across the country after the National Schools Mass was ­cancelled due to high winds and transport chaos. Schools up and down the country had begun travelling to the National Schools Mass in Falkirk ­Stadium on June 14, to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Education (Scotland) Act, which saw Catholic schools brought into the state sector. But with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning and wind speeds reaching over 100mph in some areas, the decision was made to cancel the Mass, which would have seen more than 8,000 youngsters take part. However, it failed to dampen the spirits of schools across the dioceses, as they took to school halls, oratories and local churches to celebrate Mass in their own communities. Barbara Coupar, director of the ­Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES)—who organised the Mass... continue reading.

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Homelessness youth rally highlights work of SSVP

June 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The young people took part in three workshops with different speakers: Sr Jacqueline Ritchie...

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Fundraising Georgia reaches for the sky

June 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic pupils throughout the country often go above and beyond in their efforts to...

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Fond memories for Bishop McGee as school celebrates its diamond jubilee

June 1 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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From Catholic school to European Cup final

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HCPT pilgrims relive their incredible Lourdes journey

May 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

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Collapsing buildings brings us up to speed with our inner structure

June 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS Warns of iconic buildings and the maintenance that goes...

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Shocking treatment of service workers is evidence of a depersonalised, corroded society

June 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

‘We are to serve even as we are being served—even and especially when we...

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A time to keep and a time to shred

June 15 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Down’s syndrome drama captures hearts

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The Christ-like sacrifice of police officers

June 8 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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