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Anderston primary’s 100-year-old St Patrick statue gets a clean-up

March 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A 100-year-old statue of St Patrick was freshly renovated by a Glasgow primary in time for the saint’s feast day celebrations last week. The saint’s statue has been a focal point of St Patrick’s Primary School in Anderston for a century, but in recent years it began to fall apart due to its age. “It was getting to the point where it was unsafe to have it here,” said Louise Kerr, headteacher of the school. “Bits of plaster were falling off and he had fingers missing.” In order to fund the £1,210 refurbishment a second collection was held in St Patrick’s Church and ... continue reading.

Catholic pupils best in country at geography

March 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Two Catholic school pupils have been honoured for achieving some of the highest marks in Scotland in their 2018 Higher Geography exam.... continue reading.


Children of the Eucharist group come from Ireland to teach Scottish pupils about the beauty of Adoration

March 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CHILDREN in Scotland are being taught about the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the beauty of Adoration, thanks to a lay apostolate group from Ireland.... continue reading.


Coatbridge school janitor thanked for 21 years of faithful service

March 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

PUPILS and staff of a Coatbridge school cheered the name of their janitor as he retired after 21 years of looking out for the schoolchildren’s welfare. By Robert Wilson... continue reading.

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Young people invited to Stronghold of Faith

February 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A ‘Phenomenal’ Catholic youth festival at Craig Lodge House of Prayer that sees young people grow in their Faith is set to return for a second year.... continue reading.

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From homelessness to bereaved families, Andrew’s fundraising has the X-Factor

February 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young boy with additional support needs (ASN) has been praised for his ‘kindness and compassion’ after he led a fundraising drive to support parents who have lost newborn babies.... continue reading.

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Cardinal Newman High pupils hoping for trip to Rome for saint’s canonisation

February 22nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils from a Catholic high school are hoping to organise a trip to Rome in celebration of their namesake cardinal’s upcoming canonisation.... continue reading.

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Bishop Toal blesses new oratory at Cardinal Newman High

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Cardinal Newman High in Bellshill strengthened their school’s Faith provision last week as Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell Diocese opened and blessed their new oratory.... continue reading.

Coming together for Mass is one of the most enriching experiences in school life, says St Fillan’s Primary head

February 1st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Coming together for Mass is one of the most enriching experiences in school life, the headteacher of a Glasgow primary has said, following the feast day celebration of the school’s saint.... continue reading.

Lunchtime Rosaries at St Mungo’s Academy go from strength to strength

January 25th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A rosary initiative at a Glasgow secondary school is keeping young people involved with their Faith and has helped a teacher find solace following a tragic family loss.... continue reading.

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

A disabled Malawian boy has been given a new home thanks to the joint efforts of Airdrie pupils and parishioners from Coatbridge. ... continue reading.

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