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Young hearts enter into Lent

Young people from across Scotland gathered recently for Faith & Fun retreats at Craig Lodge.  Fr Kieran Fletcher (Hallam Diocese) led the young teens’ weekend and Fr Martin Delaney (Motherwell Diocese the mid teens. There were plenty of opportunities for both prayer and fun with a mix of: talks, discussion groups, Way of the Cross hill climb, Mass and healing service.  The weekends offer young people a chance to encounter the love of Jesus in the Sacraments and in one another.  As one boy said after Adoration, “Jesus looked at me and told me that he loved me”.  ...

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Fort William pupils help to feed people in need

Primaries 6 and 7 at St. Columba’s RC Primary School in Fort William are working on their Pope Francis Faith Awards programme. Recently the children have been showing their faith in action by organising a collection of food items for the local Food Bank in Fort William. Their theme has been “Helping to Feed People in Need”. Over three weeks the children have collected enough food to provide over 200 meals for people in need. Mr. Alex McConnachie, a volunteer worker at Lochaber Food Bank came in to the school to talk to the children about the service provided...

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Newsletter February 2017

It is a very wet summer. Most of the country has been affected but one of the areas most cruelly suffering the deluge of rain is Manabi, the earth-quake province. Just now a person told me that it has not stopped raining for three days. Rivers overflow, roads collapse, bridges are carried away in the flood. Some are still in tents or communal shelters. You can imagine how they are suffering. I hope to visit the area any of these days as a person from New York gave me a generous donation and I can add to that donations...

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Meet our seminarians

Emmanuel Onyekachi Alagbaoso is being ordained deacon for our diocese at the Scots College in Rome on 30th April.  Emmanuel finished his STB last year and is currently working on a Licence at the Angelicum University.  He took some time out of his studies to answer some questions about his vocation.   So Emmanuel, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed.  What age are you and how old do you feel?  Thanks for this opportunity. I am 28 years old, and I really feel….. 28! But I sometimes feel a wee bit older than my age, especially during Exam season! ...

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