This week's youth stories


Nicola’s fundraising quest has friendship at heart

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nicola McAnena, 11, a pupil at St Joachim’s Primary School in Carmyle, Glasgow, has osteogenesis imperfecta, a bone disorder which leaves her prone to fractures, meaning she spends much of her time in an NHS-provided wheelchair. With the P7 pupil preparing to move to St Andrew’s Secondary School in August, Nicola’s family have set up an online fundraiser in hopes of raising enough money to buy a height adjustable wheelchair. “This new one will let her be more sociable because she will be eye level with her friends,” Nicola’s mum Tracy said. “And it goes down to the ground so it gives ... continue reading.

MSPs visit missionary and town in Malawi supported by Scots

March 20th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A group of MSPs travelled to Malawi recently to visit the work of an Italian missionary who has been supported by Catholic school pupils and readers of the SCO. ... continue reading.

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Flame2 lit up Wembley Arena

March 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Over 8000 young people gathered in London on Saturday in one of the largest Catholic youth events in Britain... continue reading.


Closing school marks 40th anniversary

March 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Children from St Agatha’s Primary in Kirkintilloch celebrated 40 years as part of their community with a Mass to mark the feast day of their patron saint.... continue reading.


St Joseph’s parents continue fight to save Catholic school

March 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Possible steps forward for the Milngavie Catholic school facing council closure were discussed at a meeting last night attended by the SNP candidate for the area... continue reading.

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Papal nuncio to Ireland offers Jesus as anchor in Scotland’s throwaway culture

March 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Few thought that the second audience at the Bishops’ Lenten Catechesis at St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley, could be larger than the full house at that the opening session with Bishop John Keenan, nor that it could be lifted higher, yet today's gathering with the Papal Nuncio to Ireland was.... continue reading.


John Paul Academy pupils thankful for what they have after hearing tales from Let the Children Live! founder

February 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils at John Paul Academy said they ‘should thank God more for what they have’ after hearing a talk on the suffering of Colombian children from a campaigning priest.... continue reading.

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Pope calls on young people to have the courage to be happy

February 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In his message for World Youth Day, the Holy Father calls on young people to ‘rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary’ and to ‘not be afraid of love’... continue reading.

Young people at heart of Lenten Catechesis

February 13th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Paisley Diocesan Synod begins on Sunday... continue reading.

Caritas students at St Peter the Apostle High School bed-in to help the homeless

February 6th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sixth year Caritas pupils at a Clydebank school experienced a little of the struggles faced by the homeless recently as they spent the night sleeping on the floor of a cold church hall. ... continue reading.

Cost of Scottish Catholic Youth Festival reduced after generous donation

February 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

New funds mean price for July event has been reduced to £150 per person.... continue reading.

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