This weeks local news

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Joining forces to help Nigeria’s poor

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Tobias Okoro (above), parish priest at St Bride’s in Pitlochry, is hoping to raise £16,000 towards building a Learning Centre in Umualumaku, Nigeria, with the help of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Generous parishioners from Pitlochry Parish—encompassing St Brides, St Columba in Birnam and Our Lady of Mercy in Aberfeldy—assisted by those from nearby St John’s in Perth, have so far gathered almost £3,000 after a number of fundraising events. Fr Okoro, who has been in Scotland for seven years, grew up in the Nigerian town and attended the primary school he now seeks to improve. He ... continue reading.
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Pope sends blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians

July 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis has sent his blessings and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering at a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games.... continue reading.


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Australian school choir visits Scotland as part of Celtic tour

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The St Michael’s Grammar School Choir performed at St Andrew’s and Giles cathedrals to grateful music lovers.... continue reading.


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Celebrating the gift of the Faith at Scalan

July 11th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

More than 100 people journeyed into the Cairngorms National Park last Sunday for an annual Mass at an historic hidden seminary that kept the Catholic faith alive during a period of state oppression.... continue reading.


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Colourful Mass celebrates multiculturalism and charitable efforts

July 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The colourful and diverse nature of the Scottish Church was celebrated in Maryhill recently as parishioners of the Immaculate Conception Parish gathered for a multi-cultural Mass that celebrated months of charitable fundraising efforts.... continue reading.


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MOTHERWELL-COME

June 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Motherwell’s new bishop spoke out on the need to protect religious freedom, traditional marriage and life, and for Christian unity, in his first homily as bishop of the diocese.... continue reading.


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Corpus Christi procession was a celebration of Faith

June 27th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Helen Border With additional reporting from Daniel Harkins... continue reading.


More news

Scotland’s bishops choose new rector to reopen seminary in Spain

June 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Bishops of Scotland plan to reopen the Royal College College in Salamanca (above) as a working seminary. ... continue reading.


Special needs children celebrate right to religious education success

June 20th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Recently Confirmed Lanarkshire children with special needs are celebrating after winning the right to the same entitlement to receive Catholic religious education as their mainstream peers. ... continue reading.


New website launched for Faithful young Catholics

June 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Faith Movement site attempts to answer some of the big questions around young people and their Faith... continue reading.


Ozanam Club celebrates 25 years of fun and Faith

June 13th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Francis Xavier’s in Carfin hosted a special celebration recently as the Society of St Vincent De Paul marked the silver jubilee of its Ozanam Club for people with disabilities.... continue reading.



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