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Missio Scotland are having a ball

Scottish branch of Pope's charity is inviting Catholics to help raise money for its work boosting vocations and helping the poor across the world.

A SCOTTISH Catholic charity is gearing up to raise money to support the Church around the world, as it announced that it will hold its ­inaugural charity ball this November.

Missio Scotland, the ­Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, will host the ‘Friends of Missio’ fundraising ball on November 16 at Glasgow’s Doubletree Hilton ­Strathclyde Hotel.

Guests at the ball will enjoy a three-course meal, live music, a raffle and an auction where there are a number of enticing prizes up for grabs, including a tour for four of Celtic Park, an overnight stay with spa ­treatments at the Doubletree Hilton, and a three-ball at West Kilbride Golf Course.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, priced at £40 with tables of 10 also ­available.

Fittingly, the charity’s inaugural ball comes during the year in which Pope ­Francis has named October 2019 as the Extraordinary Month of Mission.

Martin Mann, Missio Scotland’s education and fundraising officer, said: “We at Missio Scotland are hosting our inaugural ‘Friends of Missio’ charity ball to provide an opportunity to come together to ­celebrate the good work of Missio across the globe.

“It gives us a chance to reflect on the Catholic nature of our Church in that we are all part of the one family and support each other ­accordingly.”

Missio has been the Catholic Church’s official charity for overseas mission since 1922.

Through the Pontifical Mission Societies, it ­operates in over 160 countries on five continents, sharing the Good News, training future priests and sisters and supporting children’s Faith and development.

To purchase tickets, contact Missio Scotland on 01236 449 774 or email

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