Parliament recognises the positive contribution of Catholic Education to Scotland

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The Scottish Parliament will tomorrow Tuesday 26th November 2019 debate Motion S5M-19246, on the Positive Contribution of Catholic Schools to Scotland. The motion proposed by Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, states that“the Parliament recognises the positive contribution that Catholic schools have made to Scotland’s education system, in particular since the historic Education (Scotland) Act 1918 came into force, when …

New book honours Perth’s parish’s WW1 service

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1st Armistice Day, Steve Clayes, has completed his timely publication of a book to honour the service given by parishioners from St John’s, Perth, and by the former pupils from the parish school of St John’s, during World War I. Together with Deacon Harry Schnitker, parish historian Steve was the joint …

Learning to sing in the dark

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By Mary O’Duffin A recent visit to the island of South Uist for a family wedding was a rich and bittersweet experience. We journeyed through Skye, and chatted to cousins and aunts and Bishop Brian McGee on the ferry – after the ritual of Cal-Mac fish and chips. The remoteness of island life is a great leveller. Hebridean life is …

Aid to the Church in Need – Red Wednesday

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ACN #RedWednesday Event sponsored by John Mason MSP, The Scottish Parliament. A multi-faith event for the people of Scotland to stand in solidarity with those who have been martyred for their faith. All religious intolerance is wrong and for too long the world has ignored religious persecution. Aid to the Church in Need would like to invite all parishioners to …

SVdP seeks Youth Development Co-ordinator

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If you have excellent communication and facilitation skills and experience of working and communicating with young people between the ages of 7 and 25 the Society of St Vincent de Paul (Scotland) would love to hear from you. You will be responsible for the promotion, development, support for and co-ordination of SSVP Scotland’s youth work. Applicants must have excellent organisational …

Mission Mass at Alloa

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The parishes of St Mungo’s (Alloa), St Bernadette’s (Tullibody), Holy Family (Dunblane), St John Vianney (Alva) and St Serf’s (High Valleyfield) came together for a Deanery Mass on the Feast of St Therese of Lisieux, Patroness of the Missions. Fr Mike Freyne MHM, Dunkeld’s Vicar Episcopal for Missions and Justice and Peace, remarked, “Pope Francis declared that October 2019 will …

PASTORAL LETTER TO HEAD TEACHERS AND PRIESTS

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Dear Father/ Headteacher, ‘Promoting Gospel Values – the theme of this year’s Education Week is what you do every single day. I cannot thank you enough for all you do to show the face of Christ to parishioners, young people, staff and parents. Some elements of our society maintain that Catholic education, denominational schools, and even the promotion of a …

St Matthew’s Auchtermuchty – Diamond Jubilee

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Fr Martin Pletts led the parishioners at St Matthew’s, Auchtermuchty, in a celebration of a great milestone in its history—its 60th anniversary! “We give thanks for those years,” said Fr Pletts, “and for the members of the church community past and present (especially loved ones and family members who have gone on ahead of us). We give thanks, too, for …