Young Lourdes helpers get Catenian backing

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Four of the young people who will be joining this year’s Dunkeld Diocese’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes received a welcome boost to their personal pilgrimage funding. Encouraged by their individual parish priests, the four had applied for support from the Catenian Association and were delighted with the news that they were successful.

Sherrif Kevin Veal, acting-president of Dundee and Perth’s Catenians presented the cheques following a Mass attended all the pilgrims, celebrated in Dundee’s Ss Leonard and Fergus Church by Bishop Stephen Robson.

Mr Archie MacLellan, the Catenian Association’s National President was also in attendance.

Mr MacLellan said, “The Catenians is an international association for Catholic men, and their families, who wish to share their faith and to meet socially. We received many applications for support from or Bursary Fund and it is a great pleasure to be able to offer our support to these young Lourdes Pilgrims.”

(L-R) Dunkeld’s Lourdes Youth Director, Mgr Neil Gallagher, with Andrew Kelly, Lucie Kelly, and Kirsten Friedman (all from Ss Peter & Paul’s, Dundee); Sherrif Kevin Veal, Acting-President of the Dundee and Perth Circle, with Marie Clarke (St Anne’s, Carnoustie) – and the Association’s Scottish President, Mr Archie MacLellan.