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Bumper birthday celebration as St Constantine’s turns ten

Posted on: June 28th, 2019 No Comments

The Archbishop of Glasgow marked a primary school’s 10th anniversary last week by presenting two pupils with awards for helping their classmates grow in the Faith

St Constantine's Primary School, Govan, turned 10 years old on Tuesday June 18, and enjoyed Mass with Archbishop Tartaglia, parish priest Fr Robert McCann, Fr Peter Dowling and Fr Brendan Murtagh at St Constantine's Church. The school invited special guests, including Maureen McKenna, executive director of education for Glasgow City Council,... read more


One journey ends and another begins for young Scots on the Camino

Posted on: June 28th, 2019 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

The Camino was the start of a life-long journey for two young Scots as they got engaged to be married outside the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela during a student pilgrimage.

Engineering student Matthew Sheppard asked his girlfriend of nearly four years, Hannah O’Neill, to marry him while on the pilgrimage, and was overjoyed when she said yes. The couple were on pilgrimage on the Camino with around 20 other students from the Glasgow University Catholic Association. Matthew, 21, said: “I was quite... read more

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School inspired by Our Lady to promote life and help the needy

Posted on: June 21st, 2019 by Staff Reporter No Comments

It was a great day of Faith and celebration for one South Lanarkshire school last week, as a new statue of Our Lady was blessed and the school handed over thousands of pounds to help those less fortunate.

Staff and pupils at Trinity High School in Rutherglen welcomed Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell Diocese to lead the school community in the celebration of Mass, along with Fr Pat Hennessy, the chaplain to Trinity High School, Fr Bernard Mournian, and Deacon Pat McMillan. The school’s new statue of Our Lady... read more


St Luke’s pupil boxes clever with winning Baby Box design

Posted on: May 31st, 2019 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

Newborn babies across Scotland are being given a trendy welcome to the world thanks to baby boxes designed by a Barrhead school pupil.

Emily Wilson, 15, of St Luke’s High School, collaborated with a group of fellow designers from four non-denominational secondary schools across Scotland as part of a Young Scot Baby Box Design Competition, entered by hundreds of young people in the country. The boxes, featuring the pupils’ design of a baby sleeping... read more

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From homelessness to bereaved families, Andrew’s fundraising has the X-Factor

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

A young boy with additional support needs (ASN) has been praised for his ‘kindness and compassion’ after he led a fundraising drive to support parents who have lost newborn babies.

Eight-year-old Andrew Smith, a pupil of St Mary’s Primary School in Polbeth, West Lothian, hopes to raise as much as possible for SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) Lothians, a charity which befriends and provides counselling to families who have suffered the tragedy of a stillbirth or the death of... read more

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Cardinal Newman High pupils hoping for trip to Rome for saint’s canonisation

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

Pupils from a Catholic high school are hoping to organise a trip to Rome in celebration of their namesake cardinal’s upcoming canonisation.

The Cardinal Newman High School community in Bellshill was thrilled to hear the good news that Cardinal Newman will be canonised, after it was confirmed by Pope Francis on Tuesday February 12. The canonisation is expected to take place later this year. Having already had one miracle to his name, a... read more


Pupils with learning disabilities make friends with the elderly

Posted on: December 27th, 2018 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

Young people who have additional learning needs have spent the last few months getting to know elderly residents of their neighbouring care home.

S2 pupils from the additional learning needs (ALN) department at Lourdes Secondary School have enjoyed the company of their elders living in Nazareth House as part of their Social Communications class. The two groups play Bingo and various other board games together, explore their creative sides through arts and crafts, and... read more


Young people spell out a big celebration at Carfin

Posted on: September 14th, 2018 by Ryan McDougall No Comments

Our Lady of St Francis Primary school in Carfin marked the centenary of the Education Act in style, at one of many upcoming occasions held outside Carfin Grotto

OUR Lady of St Francis Primary school in Carfin marked the centenary of the Education Act in style, at one of many upcoming occasions held outside Carfin Grotto. The school’s 308 pupils flocked to the grotto across the road from the school to form a huge ‘100’ in admiration of the... read more


First for Aberdeen University as students pick up Catholic teachers’ certificates

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by Staff Reporter 1 Comment

The first teachers at Aberdeen University to achieve a Catholic teaching qualification celebrated their graduation last month, where they were joined by the local bishop on the special occasion

The Catholic students at Aberdeen University recently received their Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), and along with their guests met Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen Diocese at the university’s Catholic chaplaincy at their graduation on June 21. “I am delighted that PGDE students at Aberdeen University can now access the Catholic... read more


HCPT pilgrims relive their incredible Lourdes journey

Posted on: May 18th, 2018 by Staff Reporter No Comments

A wonderful day was had by all in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Carfin last weekend, as pilgrims returning from their recent trip to Lourdes and those getting ready for the summer pilgrimage joined together in celebration

The reunion for those from the Hosanna House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust’s (HCPT) Easter pilgrimage took place on May 13, while some of the groups going on pilgrimage this summer came in preparation for their upcoming trip. The Mass was led by Fr Stephen Reilly along with other clergy, and saw... read more

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