This week's youth stories


Boy with incurable heart condition forfeits birthday presents to help Glasgow homeless

October 25th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Harry Spalding gave up birthday presents and instead provided warm clothing and hot food for homeless people in Glasgow on Saturday October 5. Harry turned 10 on Wednesday October 9, and during the approach to his birthday, he decided that he wanted to help those less fortunate. Harry’s mother, Anne Marie Spalding, said: “He said that he had everything he wanted and needed in life, so instead he wanted to help the homeless in lieu of gifts. “He is a sensitive and thoughtful boy, and always puts others first.” Kindness Harry and his mother went shopping and bought warm winter clothing, made up bags ... continue reading.
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National Youth Pilgrimage venerates Patron saint’s relics in St Andrew’s Cathedral

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Throughout the day young Catholics carried the relics of St Andrew, which are normally kept in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, but were brought for the day to St Andrews.... continue reading.


Hundreds gather at Carfin Grotto to remember the devout example of Joe Wilson

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics gathered at Carfin grotto to pray for a devout young man who passed away in 2011 aged 17.... continue reading.


Church network which seeks to harness parent power is relaunched amid battle for voting rights

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow Archdiocese, president of SCES, said: “The Parents’ Network is directly related to the responsibility of Catholic parents to be the first teachers of their children."... continue reading.

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Papal meeting is highlight of youth forum for young Catholic woman

August 2nd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young Dunkeld Catholic had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis last month as she proudly represented Scotland at an international Catholic conference.... continue reading.


Colourful campaign aims to promote joy of pilgrimage to young Catholics

July 26th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

"Young people are looking again or an authentic expression of the Catholic Faith," the Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh said as he helped promote this year's National Catholic Youth Pilgrimage.... continue reading.


Bumper birthday celebration as St Constantine’s turns ten

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Archbishop of Glasgow marked a primary school’s 10th anniversary last week by presenting two pupils with awards for helping their classmates grow in the Faith... continue reading.

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One journey ends and another begins for young Scots on the Camino

June 28th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Camino was the start of a life-long journey for two young Scots as they got engaged to be married outside the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela during a student pilgrimage. ... continue reading.

School inspired by Our Lady to promote life and help the needy

June 21st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It was a great day of Faith and celebration for one South Lanarkshire school last week, as a new statue of Our Lady was blessed and the school handed over thousands of pounds to help those less fortunate.... continue reading.

St Luke’s pupil boxes clever with winning Baby Box design

May 31st, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Newborn babies across Scotland are being given a trendy welcome to the world thanks to baby boxes designed by a Barrhead school pupil.... continue reading.

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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