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Glasgow teacher awarded MBE after 20 years of charity work

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Martin O’Neill, a computing teacher at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Jordanhill, Glasgow, has been awarded an MBE for his service and commitment to individuals with cerebral palsy and his charitable efforts over two decades. Mr O’Neill was praised by St Thomas Aquinas’ Business and ICT department, saying that the award for one of their ‘very own’ was ‘very well-deserved,’ while Bobath Scotland, a charity which helps adults and children with cerebral palsy, of which Mr O’Neill has been a trustee and fundraiser since 1999, said they were ‘absolutely thrilled that his 20 years of volunteering and tireless support ... continue reading.
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Catholic primary school saved by the efforts of the community

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic school in East Ayrshire has been saved from closure thanks to campaigning parents.... continue reading.

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Glasgow Passionist makes final profession at St Mungo’s

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Trinity Sunday marked an important day in the Faith life of a Glasgow Religious, as he made his final vows as a Brother last week.... continue reading.


Priest marks golden jubilee in parish ‘where it all began’

June 14th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A priest who celebrated his golden jubilee last week said the key to enjoying a long ministry is prayer — and a good sense of humour.... continue reading.


Faith and fellowship at Edinburgh’s first Mass in Spanish

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics across Scotland travelled to an Edinburgh parish last week to celebrate Mass in Spanish, in what is believed to be one of the first Spanish Masses held in the city.... continue reading.

Fond farewells as Daughters of Charity prepare to leave Ayr

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

They’ve been a part of Ayr parishioners’ lives for generations, but the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul have announced their convent in the town is to close at the end of July this year.... continue reading.


Book explores Celtic’s Catholic roots

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Glasgow priest celebrated Celtic FC’s Catholic roots and contribution to combating poverty as a new book featuring a number of contributions from the Church was launched at the football giant’s Parkhead stadium.... continue reading.

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Jubilee priest says he is ‘truly blessed’ with his parish

June 7th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Coatbrige parish priest celebrating 50 years of ministry has said he was inspired to the priesthood by a vocation to serve others.... continue reading.

Aberdeen Diocese centre to offer support to families and women in crisis pregnancies

May 31st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Aberdeen Diocese is to offer help to women facing crisis pregnancies and other vulnerable situations through a new family life centre run by the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy.... continue reading.

Tribute to college that educated hundreds of Catholic teachers

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Former students of an Edinburgh college that trained hundreds of Catholic teachers came together recently to reminisce about its contribution to Scottish education ... continue reading.

Taking love of Mary into the streets of Edinburgh

May 24th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The streets of the nation’s capital were blessed by the presence of Our Lady as children processed to St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday May 18.... continue reading.

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