This week's youth stories


St Ninian’s High School in show of solidarity with persecuted Christians

October 9th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In total, 28 secondary schools across Scotland have signed up to the campaign that aims to educate school pupils about global citizenship, human rights and persecution. Lorraine McMahon, head of operations in Scotland, and Michael Robinson, communications executive, visited St Ninian’s and spoke to the pupils about the charity’s work and S3 pupils led their younger counterparts in a service of solidarity. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and others where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. The schools solidarity programme was officially launched with a youth ... continue reading.

Bishop Toal speaks with Motherwell pupils as they begin their Caritas journey of Faith

October 2nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Around 350 pupils from Motherwell Diocese were urged to seek the person of Jesus as they began a Caritas journey of Faith in Motherwell’s Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral.... continue reading.


Taking to the streets to save St Mary’s

September 25th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils, parents and supporters of an Alexandria primary school have taken to the streets to protest against a proposed relocation of their school to a new super campus.... continue reading.


Young Catholics enjoy Spirit-filled pilgrimage to Nunraw

September 18th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Around 160 young people from across Scotland where joined by priests and religious last Sunday as they took part in a national youth pilgrimage to Nunraw Abbey in East Lothian.... continue reading.


Award nomination for Turnbull High School pupil after getting on his bike to fundraise

September 11th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A young cyclist from Turnbull High School has been nominated for a top fundraising award after crossing the country to give back to the people who saved his life.... continue reading.


South Lanarkshire Council decides to end free transport for more than 1500 pupils

September 4th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

South Lanarkshire councillors have chosen to follow their counterparts in Glasgow by pulling free transport for more than 1500 schoolchildren.... continue reading.


Glasgow City Council temporarily halts unpopular decision to cut free transport

August 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow City Council has temporarily reversed a decision to cut free transport for a number of pupils at three schools in the city including two Catholic schools.... continue reading.

More youth news

Evening of prayer ahead of National Youth Pilgrimage

August 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow Archdiocese is hosting ‘an evening of praise and worship, witness, adoration and reconciliation’ on September 12 at 7pm in St Maria Goretti’s Church, Cranhill.... continue reading.

National pilgrimage for young Scottish Catholics in September

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

There will be a national pilgrimage for young Scottish Catholics to Nunraw Abbey this September. ... continue reading.

St Eunan’s pupils show that they know how to ‘love thy neighbour’

July 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Children at St Eunan’s Primary School in Clydebank explored the gifts of the Holy Spirit as they showed how to ‘love thy neighbour’ by helping those in need in their local community.... continue reading.

St Mary’s bids fond farewell to headteacher

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils and staff at St Mary’s Primary School in Hamilton held back tears as they said goodbye to their headteacher with a medley of Rod Stewart songs and a special thanksgiving Mass.... continue reading.

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  • SCO EXCLUSIVE: Bishop John Keenan of Paisley says the World Meeting of Families was an eye opener.
  • Cross-party group on religious freedom set up in the Scottish Parliament with the help of Aid to the Church in Need.
  • Strong support at National Assembly of Catholic School Parents.
  • Permanent deacon ordained for Dunkeld Diocese at vocations Mass.
  • Fr James Crampsey SJ, Superior of the Jesuit community at Sacred Heart in Edinburgh, gave this year’s Gillis Lecture

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