SCIAF talk about Gender Violence

Mission work, Parish News, SCIAF

Michael Hamilton (right), SCIAF’s Community Engagement Officer, spoke about Gender Violence in Rwanada in a talk launching this year’s Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s Wee Box appeal at St Joseph’s Church, Dundee. Photo courtesy of Eddie Mahoney

SCIAF Coffee morning

Mission work

Coffee morning at St Andrew’s Cathedral Hall, Dundee. This annual coffee morning is organised by various parishes from across Dundee. On the day, there was a raffle, tombola and stalls selling gifts to raise funds for SCIAF. Those in attendance were parishioners, family and friends.

Kidnapped priests in Cameroon appeal for help

Mission work

Ahead of Saturday’s Mission Day in Dunkeld Diocese, Vicar Episcopal Fr Mike Freyne called for prayers for five priests and a nun who were abducted in Cameroon in the past month. All are from the diocese of Mamfe where Fr Mike worked during his training for the priesthood. Fr Mike told Dunkeld News, “A video has just emerged on social …

Support for Ukraine appeal from Catholic Bishops

Mission work

In the face of the shocking loss of life, bloodshed, displacement of people and destruction of property in Ukraine, we make these heartfelt appeals. We ask our Catholic communities to sustain the prayer and self-denial of Lent as a constant offering to God, begging for an end to this pointless violence.We ask our fellow Christians everywhere, including Patriarch Kirill and …

Pope Francis delivers BBC’s ‘Thought for the Day’

Mission work

Pope Francis delivers “Thought for the Day” on Radio 4     The Pope has recorded a “Thought for the Day” message, broadcast at 7.45am on BBC Radio 4 today, Friday, 29 Oct 2021. The message can be heard here: Dear BBC listeners, good morning! Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic have exposed our deep vulnerability and raised numerous doubts and concerns about our …

Climate Sunday Initiative in lead up to COP26

Mission work, Press releases

With less than 100 days to go until COP26 – the critical international climate negotiations which the UK government will host and chair in Glasgow in November 2021 – a broad coalition of Christian denominations and charities is calling on all churches to hold a ‘Climate Sunday’ and commit to effective action themselves, before talks begin. So far, more than …

Aid to the Church in Need – February Newsletter

Mission work

ACN Scotland have been working on a number of initiatives in which you and your parish can work with ACN to support the suffering Church this Lent. ACN Scotland have come up with some virtual ways to generate prayer, pass on information about the work of ACN and fundraise as well.