This week's youth news


St Francis Xavier pupils’ raise a staggering £57,000 for SCIAF over course of a decade

February 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Francis Xavier’s Primary School recently added up their contributions to the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund over the years and discovered the incredible total. £57,749 has been raised by pupils at the school, as they took part in SCIAF’s fundraising work which combines activities to raise money with opportunities to learn about the developing world and global issues including poverty and climate change. “The children of St Francis Xavier’s in Falkirk have raised a fantastic amount of money to help SCIAF’s life-changing work with some of the poorest people in the world,” SCIAF’s Val Morgan said. “They are really helping ... continue reading.

Australian professor to give Cardinal Winning Lecture

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A distinguished Australian professor is to give the annual Cardinal Winning Lecture next month on the need for our Catholic educational institutions to have a Catholic ethos and a foundation in the Trinity.... continue reading.


Giving Motherwell youth a renewed feeling of belonging to the Church

January 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New efforts are underway in Motherwell to spread the light of Christ amongst young people with the reorganisation of youth activity in the diocese.... continue reading.


St Margaret’s Malawi refuge centre project gets cash boost from St Bartholomew’s parishioners

January 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Kind-hearted parishioners from St Bartholomew’s Parish in Coatbridge donated over £700 to an Airdrie high school’s project to build a female refuge centre in Mulanje, Malawi.... continue reading.


Should the Pope sell the treasure of the Vatican?

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Andrews' Catholic Society member SARA CHAN looks at this controversial issue for the Scottish Network of Catholic Students in this month’s FAITH BY DEGREES article in the SCO... continue reading.


St Peter the Apostle students give refugees a Christmas to remember

January 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils from a Clydebank school broke the language barrier with some recently settled Syrian refugees this Christmas with the help of a translator and a min-bus full of gifts.... continue reading.


Artist thinks outside the box but within the lines

December 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish artist has raised more than £13,000 for Mary’s Meals by releasing a special colouring book online.... continue reading.

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Young Paisley Catholics and Bishop John Keenan hold discussions about the Faith

December 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Out of the mouths of babes was the Biblical message Bishop John Keenan followed in St Luke’s High School last week as children from the school’s cluster gave their thoughts and opinions of the Church.... continue reading.

Rejoice for the Lord is near

December 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In this month’s FAITH BY DEGREES, SA MORTON, of the University of Dundee Catholic Society, tells the SCOTTISH NETWORK OF CATHOLIC STUDENTS the ways it has been focusing on the task of Rejoicing... continue reading.

Lourdes Secondary’s got real talent

December 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Lourdes Secondary in Cardonald played host to a celebration of life as they invited pro-life groups from nearby schools to perform at their talent contest.... continue reading.

Alex Salmond makes good impression

December 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An S2 pupil at St Margaret’s High in Airdrie met Alex Salmond MP last week after his impression of the former First Minster went viral online.... continue reading.

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  • At Cardinal Winning lecture, Professor Tracey Rowland says that Catholic education can help rebuild Christian society.
  • Aid to the Church in Need provides an up-to-date insight into the harsh reality of what life is like in Pakistan for Christians.
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