This week's youth stories

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Young people spell out a big celebration at Carfin

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

OUR Lady of St Francis Primary school in Carfin marked the centenary of the Education Act in style, at one of many upcoming occasions held outside Carfin Grotto. The school’s 308 pupils flocked to the grotto across the road from the school to form a huge ‘100’ in admiration of the act that saw Catholic education become state-funded. Geraldine Shearer, headteacher of Our Lady of St Francis, joked that steering so many pupils to the grotto was ‘no mean feat.’ “The centenary, which saw Catholic schools go from being Church-funded to state-funded, is being marked and people are celebrating all over Scotland,” ... continue reading.
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First Catholic appointed head of Scouts Scotland

August 3rd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Catholic school headteacher has been appointed as the new chief commissioner for Scouts Scotland, which means he is now the leader of more than 50,000 scouts across the country... continue reading.


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First for Aberdeen University as students pick up Catholic teachers’ certificates

July 20th, 2018 | comments icon 1 COMMENT

The first teachers at Aberdeen University to achieve a Catholic teaching qualification celebrated their graduation last month, where they were joined by the local bishop on the special occasion... continue reading.


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HCPT pilgrims relive their incredible Lourdes journey

May 18th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A wonderful day was had by all in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Carfin last weekend, as pilgrims returning from their recent trip to Lourdes and those getting ready for the summer pilgrimage joined together in celebration... continue reading.


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Children celebrate parish’s golden jubilee

May 4th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

April was a busy month of joy and celebration for one Edinburgh parish, as it marked 50 years as a community of Faith with its golden jubilee... continue reading.


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School welcomes meditating priest

February 16th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils at an East Kilbride primary school marked Catholic Education Week in a mindful way recently, as they welcomed a meditating priest.... continue reading.


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Young people urged to ‘change the world’ at Paisley youth Mass

February 9th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Paisley’s Catholic youth turned out in their droves last week, as the diocese celebrated its annual youth Mass for the second year running.... continue reading.


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Faith forum urges Catholics to speak up

February 2nd, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholics cannot remain silent and must ‘take on public engagement’, a priest from Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University told Glasgow Catholics on January 18. — By JAMES FARRELL ... continue reading.


St Mungo’s young debaters are named the best in the world

January 26th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Budding young politicians at a Glasgow school were praised by the First Minister this week, after they scooped top prize at the 2018 High School Parliamentary World Debate Competition... continue reading.


St Ninian’s High School takes the lead with ban on high-caffeine energy drinks

January 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Catholic high school has banned energy drinks – one of the first schools to do so — By RYAN MCDOUGALL ... continue reading.


The sky’s no limit on Amy’s fundraising

January 12th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A brave young woman from Bishopbriggs leapt from a height of more than 10,000 feet to help some of the world’s poorest children... continue reading.



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