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Partick church displays blessed sacrament at doors to bring hope to Catholics

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

A Partick church is bringing ‘hope to the people’ throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, giving passers-by the chance to take part in Adoration from a distance.

St Peter's Catholic Church is opening its doors during times where Mass would normally be held, with the blessed sacrament on display. While parishioners can't enter or get too close to the church due to lockdown restrictions, they can see the blessed sacrament from a distance, providing spiritual respite amid the... read more

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Venerate the cross from home this Good Friday, archbishop asks Catholics

Posted on: April 10th, 2020 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

The Archbishop of Glasgow invited Catholics to venerate the cross from home this Good Friday as churches remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia today said the virus has 'cast a shadow of fear and anxiety, sickness and death across our world' and has brought life as we know it to a standstill. "My dear brothers and sisters," he said in a massage to Catholics, "vulnerable and powerless as we may feel,... read more

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Mary’s Meals seeking alternate methods of feeding children as schools shut during pandemic

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020 No Comments

Mary’s Meals has stated its mission in feeding hungry children won’t stop, despite the coronavirus pandemic closing schools around the world.

The charity, which feeds children in some of the world’s poorest countries, is currently in discussion with communities and governments in its beneficiary countries to identify safe ways to reach hungry children during the outbreak. A new approach has been agreed for Turkana, Kenya, meaning the thousands of children will continue... read more

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Sierra Leone school complex construction well underway thanks to donations to Missio Scotland

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

Supporters of the pope’s charity for mission can see the fruits of their donations as a new school complex in Sierra Leone is being built.

Last year, Missio Scotland's Extraordinary Mission Month focus was the Love of God Schools Complex in Calabatown, Sierra Leone. Thanks to Scottish donations to Missio, the school is now well on its way to completion and pupils will soon enjoy its facilities. Gerard Gough, communications officer for Missio Scotland, said: "I've only... read more


Nigerian priests take starring role in new documentary

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 No Comments

Two Nigerian priests serving the Highlands due to Scotland’s shortage of priests are to star in an upcoming BBC documentary.

Fr James Anyaegbu and Fr Max Nwosu, of Aba, Nigeria, were filmed at football games and ceilidhs with members of their congregation. The relationship between the two young priests and their congregations features in the BBC film Our Fathers, which will air later this month. Fr Anyaegbu, 33, says he enjoys serving... read more

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Photograph exhibition shows how SCIAF is empowering women in the DRC

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

Scotland’s leading Catholic charity for international aid is ‘helping to empower Congolese women,’ supporters heard, ahead of International Women’s Day.

On Friday March 6, two days before International Women’s Day (IWD), the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) launched a photography exhibition at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, to highlight the brutal and forgotten sexual violence crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo—the focus of the charity’s Wee Box Big Change... read more

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Dunkeld appeals for more volunteers in 40 Days for Life vigil

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 No Comments

Dunkeld Catholics have been praying for the unborn, with volunteers committed to pray for more than 400 hours throughout Lent.

A total of 38 people have signed up to take part in the 40 Days For Life Dundee vigil across the road from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee this year—marking one of many Scottish towns and cities which have come together in prayer for unborn children and their mothers. Vigil-goers have been praying... read more

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St Bartholomew’s pupil, 6, sees her app idea become a reality

Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

A six-year-old Catholic school pupil has launched her very own Lent-themed smartphone app which will help people negotiate the challenges of Lent, after winning a school competition.

Primary two pupil Orla Mooney of St Bartholomew’s Primary School, Castlemilk, created Lent 4 Me, which is now widely available to download, full of daily challenges for young people to participate in during the Lenten season. The app, which won the top prize from 200 entries, consists of challenges such as... read more

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School ski trip cut short by coronavirus fears

Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

A Livingston Catholic school had ‘no choice’ but to cut short its Italian ski trip amid coronavirus fears.

A group of 30 St Margaret’s Academy pupils set off with three Physical Education teachers on Sunday February 23 for a week-long skiing holiday intending to return on Sunday March 1. However, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Italy continued to rise, it was decided they would return home... read more

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Deputy First Minister officially opens new Queen Margaret Academy

Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

Depute First Minister John Swinney and Bishop William Nolan of Galloway Diocese led official opening celebrations for a Catholic school’s new building.

Pupils and staff of Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr, were joined by friends of the school including former staff, pupils and parents as their new building was officially opened on Thursday February 27. The evening kicked off with a film made of an open day held in the former school back in... read more

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