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Catholics in Stirling reach out to people ‘suffering in silence’ with mental illness

December 7th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Divine Mercy representatives and other volunteers are to come together outside the Thistles Shopping Centre on Tuesday December 11, and again on the following Tuesday December 18, where anyone who might be dealing with a mental illness is welcome to approach the group for a friendly chat and information. The group has stocked up on leaflets and booklets on a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and beyond. They will also be giving out prayer cards dedicated to St Dymphna, the patron saint of mental illnesses and, consequently, psychologists and other experts in the field. The initiative is ... continue reading.
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Design chosen for Glasgow’s memorial to the Great Hunger

November 30th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE STATUE which will be Glasgow’s first memorial to those who died in the Great Irish Hunger has been unveiled, after a public consultation about the design.... continue reading.


Falkirk pupils pack bags full of joy for children in Malawi

November 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Falkirk Catholic primary schools came together recently to ensure that children in developing countries have all the stationery items they need for school.... continue reading.


Fab four’s walk raises £60,000

November 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic priest from a parish in Rutherglen has raised £60,000 with three friends after completing a gruelling 96-mile trek from Milngavie to Fort William.... continue reading.


Rsearchers seek info on memorials to Catholic victims of mining disasters

November 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Researchers are urging Scots to come forward with any knowledge of memorials dedicated to Catholics who lost their lives in the mining industry.... continue reading.


Bene Merenti awarded to SSVP stalwart for services to Wishaw parish

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Toal presented Harry McCrossan with the medal following four decades working with the Society of St Vincent de Paul in St Thomas’ Church.... continue reading.


Bishop of Dunkeld offers prayers and support to hundreds affected by Dundee factory closure

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Stephen Robson made the announcement as Michelin tyre company revealed the devastating blow for Dundee economy.... continue reading.

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Galloway diocese celebrates vital work given to poor by SSVP on 150th anniversary

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

“I think there is just as much of a need now for the SSVP as there was 150 years ago," Ayr SSVP president says... continue reading.

Catholic homelessness charity secretary is recognised with national award

November 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The secretary for a Glasgow charity operated by the Legion of Mary has been awarded a Great Scot Award for his service to the city’s homeless.... continue reading.

St Blane’s Primary partnership with HCPT charity reaps great rewards

November 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic primary school has benefited from a unique partnership with a charity that has enabled 30 children to travel to Lourdes on pilgrimage over the last seven years.... continue reading.

‘Spa for the soul’ is blessed at Schoenstatt Centre

October 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A NEW memorial grotto at Schoenstatt retreat and pilgrimage centre has been formally blessed by Bishop Brian McGee of Argyll and the Isles.... continue reading.

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