This week's youth news


Saying it with a big smile: Malawian schoolboy thanks Airdrie pupils for the gift of a new home

January 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Chikonde Mpula has been sponsored by Meghan and Carleen Friel, pupils at St Margaret’s High School, Airdrie, for six years, and the girls visit him each year. During their visit last year, Meghan noticed his house had fallen into serious disrepair after Malawi’s rainy season and feared it could collapse while he and his grandmother were inside. She came up with a plan to help Chikonde and drafted in support from her school and from Fr Eamonn Sweeney, parish priest of St Patrick’s Church in Coatbridge. The two communities decided to host a variety of different fundraising events to pay for bricks ... continue reading.

Catholic history celebrated on school’s 125th

January 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Hamilton headteacher credited a history of Catholic values for the success of St Cuthbert’s Primary as the community celebrated the school’s 125th anniversary.... continue reading.


Pupils with learning disabilities make friends with the elderly

December 27th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young people who have additional learning needs have spent the last few months getting to know elderly residents of their neighbouring care home.... continue reading.


Future citizens put politicians to the test

December 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Local politicians attended a Catholic high school in Galloway diocese to help the young people learn more about citizenship as part of a day focused on the social teachings of the Church.... continue reading.


School pupils champion the cause of Glasgow’s ‘forgotten’ World War I hero

December 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Glasgow high school is in talks with a local MP in hopes of having a memorial placed in Springburn for a Catholic First World War hero.... continue reading.

Pope Francis looks on during a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Nov. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-EUROPARLIAMENT Nov. 25, 2014.

Why we should put our Faith in politics

November 30th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Laura Seggie explains the need to live out Gospel values in the political world. By Laura Seggie... continue reading.


Best foot forward as St Luke’s launches Catholic heritage app

November 23rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic high school in Barrhead has launched a mobile phone app which allows the user to learn about notable places of Faith and education in the town.... continue reading.

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More than 100 years of Catholic schools celebrated in Lanarkshire

November 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We should be aware that Catholic schools have existed since the 19th century in Scotland, the bishop of Motherwell said as two local authorities celebrated the 1918 Education Act.... continue reading.

Successful school prayer breakfast leads the way for others to follow

November 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Margaret Mary’s Secondary in Glasgow fed 110 people last Friday, November 2 with Archbishop Philip Tartaglia leading prayers followed by guest speaker Anthony Gielty.... continue reading.

God has a plan for you, pupils told at Caritas in the Cathedral

November 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Senior Pupils from across Glasgow Archdiocese were told that God has a plan for them as they were ­welcomed into St Andrew’s Cathedral for a special Caritas event on Tuesday October 30.... continue reading.

Historic parish hosts musical celebration for Education Act

October 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE CENTENARY of the Education Act was celebrated last weekend in a parish which played an instrumental role in the act coming to pass.... continue reading.

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